Unpopular Arts Film Series

Unpopular Arts Film Series
From the 16mm archives of Jonathan Culp
Tues 18 March, Tues 1 April, Tues 15 April
7PM | $5 / screening


STARCRASHTuesday 18 March
An outlaw smuggler and her alien companion are recruited by the Emperor of the Galaxy to rescue his son and destroy a secret weapon by the evil Count Zarth Arn.
Directed by Luigi Cozzi and featuring Marjoe Gortner, Caroline Munro, Christopher Plummer, and David Hasselhoff!


Tuesday 1 April
SHACK OUT ON 101 (1955)
A greasy spoon diner provides a base for a spy smuggling nuclear secrets.
Directed by Edward Dein and featuring Terry Moore, Frank Lovejoy, Keenan Wynn, and Lee Marvin as SLOB!

TheGirlCantHelpItTuesday 15 April
A down-and-out gangster hires a press agent to make his blonde bombshell girlfriend a recording star in 6 weeks. But what is he going to do when he finds out that she has no talent? And what is going to happen when the two fall in love?
Directed by Frank Tashlin and featuring Tom Ewell, Jayne Mansfield, Edmond O’Brien

Movie Night – The Crowd (1928)

The Gallery Players of Niagara
Saturday 15 February at 7:30pm at NAC
Discounted artist prices available!
Purchase tickets HERE

The Gallery Players continue their fascinating journey with improvised music accompanying silent film with The Crowd (1928) by King Vidor, (90 mins).

A jewel of style and narrative, the film features a marvelous scene of a young couple honeymooning in Niagara Falls!

Film critic Joan Nicks will introduce the film and lead adiscussion following the performance.

Douglas Miller – flute
Eric Mahar – guitar
Penner MacKay – percussion

The Last Pogo Jumps Again

The Last Pogo and The Last Pogo Jumps Again
Film Screening – Saturday 22 February 7:00pm
$10 in advance / $12 at the door
Tickets available beginning Sat 1 Feb

THE LAST POGO documents the raucous 1978 punk concert held in Toronto’s legendary Horseshoe Tavern-a night of unhinged music and unbridled mayhem. On the bill were seminal bands from Toronto’s punk rock scene: The Scenics, The Cardboard Brains, The Secrets, The Mods, The Ugly, The Viletones and Teenage Head. During the concert, the frenetic energy of 800+ thrashing fans in the club boiled over and a near-riot ensued. Filmmaker Colin Brunton was there with a camera crew to capture it all, from the irreverent punk musicians and the slam-dancing audience to the police who tried to stop the show and the firefighters called in to escort people from the premises.

A history of the first wave of Toronto punk rock and new wave music, from when the Ramones played in 1976 through to when the cops gave Teenage Head the boot at “The Last Pogo” concert in 1978.

The Film maker will be on hand for a Q&A session and there will be beer!

NAC Movie Club: (((turn it up)))

The NAC film Club is kicking-off again. The first series of films we put on in 2012 was real mishmash of stuff. We’ve tried to draw this next series together with some semblance of a motive. We won’t fool many, it’s a still a hodgepodge of titles, but you can recognize that they’ve all got something to do with music, and mostly rock ‘n’ roll. (What can we say? We program what we like.) Download the schedule HERE.

To see these films NAC members need to join our film club. Film club dues renew with each series. This series costs $40. Relax! It’s a deal. Here’s what you get:

  •   You’ll see over a dozen obscure and rarely seen short films
  •   You’ll see eight hard to find feature films (some unreleased)
  •   You’ll see these films in the rare environment of a large screen and in the company of others
  •   You’ll see the best quality digital prints we can find and they’ll be screened in HD
  •   Most screenings include a brief introduction by a NAC member fluent with the film or its subject
  •   Journey Through the Past (Tuesday 19 March) will include selected material from the Neil Young Archives Volume 1 and will be moderated by an admitted Young fanatic, NAC member Sean Condon
  •   At NAC you can watch films and drink wine (no kidding).
  •   The popcorn – made in our genuine vintage movie theatre popcorn terrarium – is FREE!

If you’re interested in joining email artists@nac.org with “MOVIE CLUB” or “STEVE, DON’T IGNORE THIS” in the subject line and we’ll sign you up.



Stephen Remus
Minister of Energy, Minds, and Resources

NAC Movie Club

The NAC Movie Club
Spring 2012

Over our more than forty years, NAC has consistently presented film. Typically we present one-off screenings or a short series programmed around a theme. Most often, we’ve presented documentaries and we almost always include a Q&A with one of the film’s creators or a discussion led by an expert on the subject. We will continue this type of film programming, but the NAC Movie Club is going to be a bit different.

As downtown St. Catharines prepares for the arrival of the Performing Arts Centre and the 180 seat film house that will be a part of it, the board and staff at NAC thought we should devote some energy to nurturing the community of local film enthusiasts. There are many organizations doing good work in this regard already — The Brock University Film Society, Cinéfest Niagara, The Shaw Festival Film Series — come to mind, but as we all know, we’re starved for cinema experiences in Niagara and there’s an ever expanding feast of film out there. So NAC is going to serve up some cinematic fare of our own.

To build cohesion in the film community we’ve decided to form a club within the NAC collective, the unoriginally yet aptly titled, NAC Movie Club. To join you must be a NAC member in good-standing. It costs $25 to sign on to the movie club and in exchange you’ll get special email notices of the screenings and free popcorn. Club members will also enjoy improved presentation facilities with the newly designed audio and video system installed thanks to the efforts of NAC member Gavin Fearon. If you’re interested in joining email artists@nac.org with MOVIE CLUB in the subject line and we’ll set you up to join the club.

We’ve put together this spring series, check it out, maybe we’ll see you out.