Wednesday 31 May 2017

In this edition of The Bulletin:

  1. Bowling > Fun(d)raiser for NAC / Thurs 1 June 7PM
  2. Summer Roof Deck Kick Off Party! / Sat 10  June 8PM
  3. New Work by Ben Ibebe / Dennis Tourbin Members Gallery / Fri 16 June 7PM
  4. DKV Trio / SOUND SOUND / Adam CK Vollick / NAC Roof / Fri 16 June 8PM
  5. This Week at The Film House
  6. NEW and IMPROVED Gallery hours!

BOWLING
TO RAISE FUNDS FOR NAC

Thurs 1 June 7pm-9pm
Get shoed at 6:45!
Fairview Lanes / Fairview Mall

     Strikes and gutters, 
     ups and downs, 
     the Dude abides

It’s ten pin (the one with the holes in the balls)

Enter a team of five (save $25) or come on your own and we’ll gang you up.

There will be PRIZES and TROPHIES — the kind of stuff you put on the mantle and people come over and say what the heck is that? 

Sign-up in advance at NAC or email Tina at tinajones.nac@gmail.com

You can also sign up the night of by coming by the lanes!

$25 per bowler or groups of 5 for $100
>> includes shoes! <<

FUN(D)RAISE FOR NAC / COMPETE FOR TROPHIES!


SUMMER ROOF DECK
KICK-OFF PARTY

Saturday 10 June 8PM
Thomas Craig Oliver Terrace at NAC

Only five bucks to get in

A line-up of seven great live music shows to be announced!

Musicians from Cayuga to Chicago and from Welland to New Orleans all on one roof.

Limited (and soon to be elusive) passes for these shows will go on sale at the event.

Afraid to commit? Worried you won’t be able to make a show? It’s ok … you can pass your pass on to someone else!

Only sixty passes available!


New Work by
Nigerian artist Ben Ibebe
Dennis Tourbin Members Gallery at NAC
On display from 3-16 June 2017

Closing Reception Friday 16 June 7PM
Followed by DKV Trio + Sound Sound on NAC’s Rooftop!

Ben Ibebe is an internationally known African artist based in Nigeria. Ben focuses on images of West Africa using vibrant, captivating and very tactile paintings in oil and mixed media. Featuring every day scenes of Nigerian life, Ben’s unique impasto technique give each art work an almost three dimensional surface adding additional character to bright colors and geometric composition. His work has broad appeal, with particular appear to the growing interest in Sub-Saharan and West African art.

benibebe.com


IMPROVISED MUSIC ON THE ROOF

DKV TRIO / SOUND SOUND
Visuals by Adam CK Vollick
Friday 16 June 2017
Thomas Craig Oliver Terrace at NAC

Doors at 8:30PM / Show at 9PM
$15 / Advance tickets available at NAC
DKV Trio (Chicago)
The DKV Trio is one of the most exciting ensembles working in contemporary improvised music. Featuring Hamid Drake (drums), Kent Kessler (bass), and Ken Vandermark, the band has been active since the mid 1990s and has released eleven recordings, including their most recent album, which came out in the autumn of 2016: Collider (that features the trio paired with theScandinavian group, The Thing).

Their 2014 five CD box set, Sound in Motion in Sound, was reviewed by the Free Jazz Collective as follows, “They are tighter, more explosive, and ingenious than ever. Imagine every DKV Trio’s signature element coming together in a remarkably dazzling, fiery display of musical prowess. There’s an almost palpable quality to the way that the musicians meld their ideas and approaches together. There’s groove propelled by Drake’s funky, loose drumming, there’s melody in the bass lines, there’s dissonance and conflict in Vandermark’s fluid, mercurial playing.

This is a great recording by an unmistakable, intense group of musicians with a sound and feeling of their own. That much is clear now. I would even dare to call this album their best to date. Inspired, full of energy, harmonically, rhythmically, and even melodically rich, capable of wonderfully recreating the joy of listening to DKV Trio live.” 5 stars

2017 promises to be an exceptional year for the band: they will be releasing a new album on thelabel Not Two, have concerts scheduled in Canada during June, and will tour in Europe with Joe McPhee as a guest for the first time in their career.

SOUND SOUND (Niagara)
SOUND SOUND is an improvised music series created and run by St. Catharines based musicians Jeff Luciani and Joe Lapinski. It aims at bringing together local and non-local musicians and artists in the spontaneous creation of sound. Both random and thematic inspirations are used to propagate a unique experience for both musician and audience member. In other words, everyone in the room can participate! SOUND SOUND currently has a monthly residency at Mahtay Cafe in lovely downtown St. Catharines.

Adam CK Vollick (Niagara)
I am a Niagara native who grew up close to the breeze of Lake Erie. My early love of Photography and Light has allowed me to hone unconventional methods in many different disciplines with some of my heros. I am currently working on several film projects for Neil Young; I am co-producing a short film with Daryl Hannah; and recently my work can be seen in theTimberlake/Demme film that premiered at TIFF 2016 and is now streaming on Netflix. As well, I continue to be a Daniel Lanois film collaborator for over a decade. My works both still and moving pictures are internationally collected and appear on stages and in theaters across theglobe. Niagara is where I return to meditate, and find peace in my own life while preparing for thenext sojourn.


 

THIS WEEK AT THE FILM HOUSE

BEST WORST THING THAT EVER COULD HAVE HAPPENED
USA 2016. Directed by Lonny Price. 97 min. PG

Wed 31 May 8pm – TONIGHT ONLY!

One of the truly legendary musicals in the history of Broadway, Merrily We Roll Along opened to enormous fanfare in 1981, and closed after 16 performances. For the first time, Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened, draws back the curtain on the extraordinary drama of the show’s creation – and tells the stories of the hopeful young performers whose lives were transformed by it. Directed by Lonny Price, a member of the original cast, the film is a bittersweet meditation on the choices we all make, and the often unexpected consequences of those choices — through success and failure.

 

MALIGLUTIT (SEARCHERS)
Canada 2016. Directed by Zacharias Kunuk, Natar Ungalaaq.

94 min. 14A

Thu 1 Jun 8pm / Fri 2 Jun 7pm

CELEBRATION OF NATIONS  FEATURED PROGRAMMING 

Maliglutit (Searchers) is a 2016 Inuktitut-language Canadian drama film based in part on the 1956 John Ford film The Searchers. Nunavut, circa 1913. Kuanana returns from a caribou hunt to discover his wife and daughter kidnapped, and the rest of his family slaughtered. His father’s spirit helper, the loon Kallulik, sets him on course to overturn fate and reunite his family.

Read the review by Stephen Remus here

 

I, DANIEL BLAKE
UK, France, Belgium 2016. Directed by Ken Loach.

100 min. 14A

Fri 2 Jun 9:30pm, Sat 3 Jun 7pm, Sun 4 Jun 7pm, Thurs 8 Jun 7pm, Fri 9 Jun 6:30pm

British master Ken Loach won his second Palme d’Or at Cannes for this timely drama about Daniel Blake (Dave Johns) a 59-year-old widowed carpenter who must rely on welfare after a recent heart attack leaves him unable to work. Despite his doctor’s diagnosis, British authorities deny Blake’s benefits and tell him to return to his job. As Daniel navigates his way through an agonizing appeal process, he begins to develop a strong bond with a destitute, single mother (Hayley Squires) who’s struggling to take care of her two children.

 

BABE
Australia, America 1995, Chris Noonan. 90 min. G

Sat  3 Jun 4pm

Presented as part of Niagara VegFest! Gentle farmer Arthur Hoggett (James Cromwell) wins a piglet named Babe (Christine Cavanaugh) at a county fair. Narrowly escaping his fate as Christmas dinner when Farmer Hoggett decides to show him at the next fair, Babe bonds with motherly border collie Fly (Miriam Margolyes) and discovers that he too can herd sheep. But will the other farm animals, including Fly’s jealous husband Rex, accept a pig who doesn’t conform to the farm’s social hierarchy?

 

EATING YOU ALIVE
USA 2016. Directed by Paul David Kennamer Jr  92 min. NR

Sat 3 Jun 9:30pm

Presented as part of Niagara VegFest! A feature-length documentary revealing the truth behind why Americans are so sick and what we can do about it. Half of all adults in the U.S. struggle with chronic health conditions including cancer, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, obesity, hypertension, Alzheimer’s, arthritis and erectile dysfunction. Despite countless dollars spent on medical research, new drugs and innovative technology to improve our health, more Americans are disabled and dying from chronic disease than ever before. Featuring leading medical experts and researchers, Eating You Alive takes a scientific look at the reasons we’re so sick, who’s responsible for feeding us the wrong information and how we can use whole-food, plant-based nutrition to take control of our health—one bite at a time.

 

MAUDIE – back by popular demand!
Ireland, Canada 2017. Directed by Aisling Walsh. 115 min. PG

Sun 4 Jun 4pm, Sat 10 June 7pm, Sun 11 June 4pm

Maudie, based on a true story, is an unlikely romance in which the reclusive Everett Lewis (Ethan Hawke) hires a fragile yet determined woman named Maudie (Sally Hawkins) to be his housekeeper. Maudie, bright-eyed but hunched with crippled hands, yearns to be independent, to live away from her protective family and she also yearns, passionately, to create art. Unexpectedly, Everett finds himself falling in love. Maudie charts Everett’s efforts to protect himself from being hurt, Maudie’s deep and abiding love for this difficult man and her surprising rise to fame as a folk painter. Based on the real-life story of Nova Scotian folk Artist Maud Lewis.