Thursday 20 April 2017

In this edition of The Bulletin:

  1. Samantha Cline’s I knew a fellow, he worked in Zurich > Dennis Tourbin Members Gallery
  2. Bruce McCulloch is coming back to town!
  3. This week at The Film House
  4. More square foot opportunities

I knew a fellow, he worked in Zurich
Samantha Cline

Dennis Tourbin Members Gallery at NAC
Opening Reception Saturday 22 April 2PM-5PM
On display from Friday 21 April – Wednesday 26 April

This exhibition is a culmination of studio work completed during Brock Visual Arts 3F99 course and presents a selection of alternative process photographic works. 


YOUNG DRUNK PUNK
Bruce McCulloch
In the Soil Arts Festival

Saturday 29 April at 5pm / Sunday 30 April at 1:30pm
Robertson Theatre / FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre

$35 or Festival Pass

Bruce’s solo show chronicles his journey from wild early days as a ‘young punk’ in 80’s Alberta, to his flannel plaid days and futon nights in 90s Toronto, to becoming a ‘pajama-clad dad’ living in the Hollywood Hills. From scowling teenager to father of two, this evening of comedy, peppered with moments of surprising poignancy, proves that although this infamous Kid may be all grown up, his singular brand of humour and signature wit remain firmly intact.

“McCulloch was solid. He alternated between telling stories and tossing about absurdisms… he pulled no punches …he proved that he still “has it.” ….There were even a few personal, serious moments that almost caught you off guard…McCulloch was in probably the finest form of his career.” ~ Dakin Hardwick, SpinningPlatters.com

“… a definitive image of McCulloch, at once the silliest and most cynical of the Kids, and that sensibility is reflected in his new solo show” ~ John Semley, NOW Magazine

Running Time: Approx. 70 minutes, No Intermission


In the Soil Arts Festival nurtures the creation of new work and provides intimate and uncommon platforms for audiences to experience work by contemporary performing and literary artists, musicians and media artists.

Get your Festival Pass today!

 


THIS WEEK AT THE FILM HOUSE

 

WEIRDOS
Canada 2016. Dir. by Bruce McDonald. 84 min. 14A

Thurs 20 April at 8PM – FINAL SCREENING TONIGHT!

Nova Scotia, 1976. The weekend of the American Bicentennial. When 15-year-old Kit decides that living with his father is too repressive, he hits the road to move in with his mother. Accompanied by his girlfriend Alice, Kit will explore his very core – his sexuality, his sense of place and self – in an attempt to find a place to call home. Nominated for a 2017 Canadian Screen Awards for Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role – Molly Parker

 

Operation Avalanche
USA 2016. Dir. by Matt Johnson. 94 min. 14A

Fri 21 April 7PM / Sat 22 April 7PM / Sun 23 April 4PM

1967: the height of the Cold War. The CIA suspects there is a Russian mole inside of NASA, sabotaging the Apollo program. They send two young agents on a mission to go undercover, posing as documentary filmmakers to capture NASA’s race to the moon. The real mission – use their access and technology to hunt down the leak. But what they discover is far more shocking than soviet spies… Their government may be hiding a secret about Apollo that could define the decade, and the White House will stop at nothing to silence anyone who learns it.

 

XX
Canada, USA 2017. Dir. by Roxanne Benjamin,  Karyn Kusama, Annie Clark, Jovanka Vuckovic. 81 min. 14A

Fri 21 April 9:30PM / Sun 23 7PM / Thurs 27 April 8PM / Fri 28 April 9:30PM

XX is a female-driven horror anthology with each director given full creative license to tell any story they choose revolving around a female protagonist. Jovanka Vuckovic (The Captured Bird) dares to open The Box; Annie Clark (St. Vincent) rocks her directorial debut with The Birthday Party; Roxanne Benjamin (Southbound) screams Don’t Fall; Karyn Kusama (The Invitation, Girlfight) exorcises Her Only Living Son; and Award-winning animator Sofia Carrillo (La Casa Triste) wraps together four suspenseful stories of terror.

 

Winged Migration
France, Germany, Switzerland 2001. Dir. by Jacques Perrin, Jacques Cluzaud. 90 min. G

Sat 22 April 4PM

Winner of the César Award for Best Editing, this documentary presents an epic portrait of winter bird migration. Filmed on all seven continents over four years, the footage is brought together into one portrait of a journey that’s uniformly arduous for all kinds of different birds. Rather than concentrating on statistics and facts, the film near-wordlessly portrays the sheer physical effort demanded of the birds on their disparate routes. Along the way, we see the many dangers they face, from man-made waste to a group of hungry crabs.

 

KOYAANISQATSI
USA 1982. Dir. by Godfrey Reggio. 96 min. G

Sat 22 April 9:30PM / Sat 29 April 9:30PM

Drawing its title from the Hopi word meaning “life out of balance,” this renowned documentary reveals how humanity has grown apart from nature. Featuring extensive footage of natural landscapes and elemental forces, the film gives way to many scenes of modern civilization and technology. Given its lack of narration and dialogue, the production makes its points solely through dramatic imagery and musical score composed by Philip Glass.

 

SLAP SHOT > MEMBERS CHOICE!
USA 1977. Directed by George Roy Hill 102 min. 14A

Mon 24 April 8PM

In the small New England town of Charlestown, the local mill is about to lay off 10,000 workers. The town’s minor league hockey team, the Charlestown Chiefs, is doing no better. After years of failure, this will be the team’s last season. Exasperated player and coach Reggie Dunlop (Paul Newman) lets the club’s recent acquisitions, the Hanson Brothers, play. The brothers’ actively violent and thuggish style of play excites the fans. Dunlop retools the team, using violence to draw big crowds.


There’s Magic A Foot Fundraiser
Saturday 1 July 2017
Viewing 9AM to 7PM / Sale and Reception 7PM to 10PM

To celebrate Canada’s 150th Confederation, Niagara Arts Showcase will present 150 one foot by one foot pieces of art crafted by local artists.   All pieces will be on display from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm at The Hub on Queen, 4333 Queen Street (across from City Hall).  The pieces will be up for sale at 7:00 pm at a cost of $150 each.  A portion of the proceeds goes to Niagara Arts Showcase.   Refreshments and snacks will be served after 7:00 pm.
Call to Artists:
Would you like to show and sell your 1 foot by 1 foot art?  – Deadline May 1, 2017

Application info can be found here

Niagara Arts Showcase, Lori Lococo  905 357 5902info@niagaraartsshowcase.com