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Vice Magazine features NAC Member Jonathan Culp

NAC member Jonathan Culp, who frequently programs films and runs filmmaking workshops here, is in Vice Magazine.

Jonathan will be programming two screenings on the Thomas Craig Oliver Terrace this summer. More info to come.


Downbeat Downtown
Jazz photography by Dan Brown in the Dennis Tourbin Members Gallery
With a screening of Jazz on a Summer’s Day on the Thomas Craig Oliver Terrace

Both events Wednesday 22 July at the Niagara Artists Centre
Exhibit reception at 7:30PM
Screening to follow at 9:15PM

Niagara photographer Dan Brown has been photographing performers presented by the Twilight Jazz Series and the newly founded Niagara Jazz Festival. Working in both colour and black and white, Dan aims to capture evocative moments of transcendence when the performers have lost themselves in the music.

Jazz on a Summer’s Day is a documentary film set at the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival in Rhode Island, co-directed by commercial and fashion photographer Bert Stern. The film features performances by Thelonious Monk, Sonny Stitt, Anita O’Day, Dinah Washington, Chuck Berry, and Louis Armstrong.

Film Screening on the Thomas Craig Oliver Terrace at NAC
Thursday 23 July 2015
Doors at 8:30PM / Screening at 9PM
PWYC (suggested $10)

For the last 20 years, notorious activists the Yes Men have staged outrageous and hilarious hoaxes to draw international attention to corporate crimes against humanity and the environment. Armed with nothing but thrift-store suits and a lack of shame, these iconoclastic revolutionaries lie their way into business events and government functions to expose the dangers of letting greed run our world. In their third cinematic outing (after The Yes Men and The Yes Men Fix the World), they are now well into their 40s, and their mid-life crises are threatening to drive them out of activism forever – even as they prepare to take on the biggest challenge they’ve ever faced: climate change. More than the first two films, The Yes Men Are Revolting is as much a character study as it is an entertaining depiction of their latest interventions. Revealing the real people behind the ruses, at its heart lies a hopeful message about fighting for change.

Watch the trailer HERE

Ornette: Made in America
Film Screening & Discussion with David Lee
Author of The Battle of the Five Spot

Thomas Craig Oliver Rooftop Terrace
Thursday 30 July 2015 / Doors at 8:30PM / Screening at 9PM
Only ten bucks!

David Lee presents the new edition of his acclaimed book on Ornette Coleman, The Battle of the Five Spot. His talk will be followed by a showing of the newly remastered Shirley Clarke film Ornette: Made in America.

Ornette: Made in America (1985)
Directed by Shirley Clarke
85 minutes

Niagara Falls Night of Art
Thursday 24 September 2015 from 6PM to 10PM
Call for Musicians & Artists
Deadline for proposals: Sunday 26 July 2015 at midnight

The City of Niagara Falls is organizing the 4th annual Niagara Falls Night of Art to be held on Thursday 24 September 2015 from 6PM to 10PM. The event will take place at the Niagara Falls Farmers Market, in the Niagara Falls History Museum, and in the surrounding Main and Ferry Street area.


For more information, please contact:
Beth Angle
Community Development Coordinator
City of Niagara Falls, Recreation & Culture Department
MacBain Community Centre
7150 Montrose Road, Niagara Falls, ON, L2H 3N3
905-356-7521 ext. 3336