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In this edition of The Bulletin:

  1. This week at The Film House
  2. Maureen Brown > Fri 23 Sept / Doors 8PM / Show 9PM
  3. Paradise Animals > Sat 24 Sept / Doors 8PM / Show 9PM
  4. Voix de Ville Extravagonzo > Tickets on sale for NAC Members
  5. Voix de Ville Extravagonzo > Call for Submissions

This Week at The Film House

USA 2015. Directed by Rebecca Miller. 98 min. 14A
Thurs 15 Sept 7PM / Fri 16 Sept 7PM

Maggie’s Plan is a modest movie, reluctant, like its heroine, to make large claims or excessive demands. But it is also clear-eyed, generous and funny.

– A. O. Scott, The New York Times


Greta Gerwig and Julianne Moore win the day in this smart and subversive love triangle tale.

– Wendy Ide, The Guardian
USA, Hungary 2004. Directed by Alexander Payne. 126 min. 18A
Thurs 15 Sept 9:30PM
Sideways screens in time for the Niagara Wine Festival!

This baby has it all: inspired direction by Alexander Payne… [who] crafts human comedies that transcend formula. Sideways is drunk on wine: its allure, its fragility, its vocabulary.

– Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

USA 2016. Directed by Anna Rose Holmer. 72 min. NR
Fri 16 Sept 9:30PM / Sun 18 Sept 7PM

First-time writer-director Anna Rose Holmer crafts a meticulous mood of psychological isolation and beguiling mystery through her metaphorical tale.
– Nick Schager (Variety)
Remember the name Anna Rose Holmer, who makes her feature directing debut with this unique and unforgettable mesmerizer.
– Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

USA  1984. Directed by John G. Avildsen. 126 min. PG
Sat 17 Sept 1PM

The Karate Kid was one of the nice surprises of 1984 — an exciting, sweet-tempered, heart-warming story with one of the most interesting friendships in a long time.

– Roger Ebert
USA 2016. Directed by Todd Solodnz. 88 min. 14A
Sat 17 Sept 4PM + 9:30PM / Thurs 22 Sept 9:30PM / Fri 23 Sept 7PM
Like all of Todd Solondz’s movies, Wiener-Dog is a black comedy with the comedy removed, leaving just the black: a tarry, sticky, dense residue of bleakness and callousness.
– Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

Italy, France, Germany 2015. Directed by Nanni Moretti. 106 min. 14A
Sat 17 Sept 7PM
Already a master auteur, this is Nanni Moretti’s [2001 Palme d’or recipient] best work ever, a perfectly balanced, artfully told story about grief, loss, and self-reflection.
– Cheri Passel, I Love Italian Movies


USA 1958. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. 128 min. PG
Sun 18 Sept 4PM

The British Film Institute (BFI) voted Vertigo the #1 Film of all time in 2016!
Vertigo (1958), which is one of the two or three best films Hitchcock ever made, is the most confessional, dealing directly with the themes that controlled his art.
– Roger Ebert

Maureen Brown
Friday 23 September
Doors 8PM / Show 9PM

>> includes a free toasted tomato sandwich <<

Multiple Mapleblues award winner, MAUREEN BROWN will be reuniting with her original guitarist MITCH LEWIS, who will be paired up with the fabulous DAVE TUFFORD (Big Dave Trio) on guitar, the rock-steady, DAVE MULLEN on bass and joining us, from THE BOOMERS and the IAN THOMAS BAND, will be the delightful RICK GRATTON on drums, just back from a successful event in Argentina.

Maureen Brown is a multi-award winning drummer, singer, percussionist, bandleader, actor, artist, writer AND recording artist…need we say more…a true Renaissance woman, Maureen Brown has performed with or for such great artists as Kim Wilson (The Fabulous Thunderbirds), John Hammond, Otis Rush, Watermelon Slim, Big Mama Thornton, Oscar Peterson, Ian Thomas to name but a few. Free-lancing and fronting her own band(s), Maureen also plays a “female” washboard and enjoys the adventure behind the tubs.

Saturday 24 September 2016



Thomas Craig Oliver Terrace at NAC
Doors 8PM / Show 9PM

$10 NAC Members / $13 Regular [+HST] Buy a pass for all three upcoming shows for $30 [+HST]

Paradise Animals (Toronto, ON)
Paradise Animals is the ongoing musical project of songwriter and producer Mark Andrade, rounded out by longtime friends and multi-instrumentalists Gary Pereira and Kerri Silva and drummer Kevin Correia.

Niagara Artists Centre presents

Voix de Ville – EXTRAVAGONZO
In partnership with FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre

Tickets on sale now!

>> You’re promo code is GONZO <<

Partridge Hall
*Friday 18 November 7PM
Saturday 19 November 7PM
*Saturday 19 November 9:30PM – Late Show

*Robertson Theatre – AFTER PARTY
Friday 18 November at 9:30PM
Saturday 19 November at 11PM

Outrageous wearable imaginings
Sublime electro-sonic exploits
Kinetically-charged choreographic wonders
Sensational visual tableaus of ‘Je-ne-know-what-the-heck?’
Formidably phunny farceurs!

The Voix de Ville Extravagonzo has evolved out of the Niagara Artists Centre’s popular STRUTT Wearable Art Show, a long-

running Niagara favourite. Voix de Ville is a show based on the storied traditions of vaudeville. It is an unrivalled mixture of extraordinary performative feats presented in equally exuberant proportions.

A cavalcade of talent has been invited to amaze and astonish audiences in novel ways. Ringmaster of Ceremonies Bruce McCulloch—­everyone’s favourite Kid in the Hall—will orchestrate the riot of WTFery from centre stage. Canada’s representative at the 55th Venice Biennale, Shary Boyle will transform Partridge Hall with beguiling projections and an exhilarating set design. On stage, the action of dancers and acrobats dressed in one-of-a-kind wearable art creations from the bizarre to the sublime will be propelled by a reconstituted Shadowy Men on Shadowy Planet, often called the Best Canadian Instrumental Band of All Time. The show is directed by Suitcase in Point’s Artistic Director Deanna Jones.

Join us at the PAC for Niagara’s cultural party of the year!


Hot Ticket / NAC Members > Tues 6 Sept at 10am
(NAC Members – your promo code is GONZO)
Member tickets (Hot ticket members or NAC members) – $45
Public tickets – $65
Curators Row (the first 3 rows of Partridge Hall) – $100

Voix de Ville After Party ADD ON Package available
(*for Fri 18 Nov + Sat 19 Nov late show) – $20

*All tickets are subject to HST and service charges.

Voix de Ville Extravagonzo

Deadline for Proposals – Saturday 1 October
Download the submission form here

The STRUTT Wearable Art Show is officially taillights. The WS Tyler Factory, our home for the last four years, is no longer available to us. It’s a factory again and believe it or not now has a higher purpose to serve than hosting an annual wearable art weekend. Thankfully, we’ve found a new home at the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre and we’re putting together something fresh! The Voix de Ville Extravagonzo will take place in Partridge Hall on Friday 18 and Saturday 19 of November.

What is Voix de Ville?
Unlike STRUTT, The Voix de Ville Extravagono is based on the model of the vaudeville show, a staged spectacle with one astonishing performance followed by another (think The Muppet Show). Voix de Ville has journeyed from the past and/or some kind of nether or alien world for a visit. We’ve programmed some astounding acts to surprise and delight audiences: comedians, acrobats, dancers, and aerialists.

The Wearable Art
So where does wearable art fit in? With STRUTT, our show was built around the wearable art submitted by artists. Voix de Ville is an equal mix of wearable art, music, dance, and sensational performances. Once again, we’re asking artists to submit their ideas for transforming the human body. We also want artists to consider a film made in 1902 by Georges Méliès called Voyage Dans La Lune (you can see it on YouTube and there’s a great hand coloured version on Vimeo). If you can riff on that, great. If you’ve got some other ideas for wearable art that you’d like to create, also cool. Send us your concept(s) drawings so we can give it a green light.

On Stage and Off Stage
We have been challenged with transforming the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre into a crazy carnival, that includes the lobby, Partridge Hall, and Robertson Theatre. We’re looking to bring the WTF to the audience from the moment they walk in the door. Give us stuff for the stage and/or for all over!

Deadline for Proposals – Saturday 1 October
Notification of Successful Entries – Monday 3 October
First Fitting with Performers – Saturday 29 October
Deadline for FINISHED Art Work – Saturday 12 November

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