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In this edition of The Bulletin

  1. Small Feats: Largest Art Exhibit + Sale / Sat 8 April 8PM at NAC
  2. This Week at The Film House
  3. In the Soil Arts Festival / Early Bird Festival Passes / Volunteer!
  4. New Visions Incubator / DOC Institute

Saturday 8 April 2017
Doors at 8PM / VIP Preview at 7:40PM*

Largest Art Exhibit + Sale in Niagara

We’re gearing up for the biggest art-buying frenzy and party of the year!

We put the call out to the artist members of NAC to create remarkable works of art and they responded!  We’ve got more submissions than ever.

While we’re still offering up sweet square foot works of art for $200, we’ve added an even smaller option to this year’s wall. Pick up 6”x 8” original artwork for $100.


Stay tuned for a preview of the show!

* VIP Preview for NAC Supporters, Patrons, Champions.
Renew or upgrade your membership today!


I am Not Your Negro
USA 2016. Directed by Raoul Peck. 95 min. 14A
Wed 22 Mar 8pm, Wed 5 Apr 8pmWed 12 Apr 8pm

In 1979, James Baldwin wrote a letter to his literary agent describing his next project, Remember This House. The book was to be a revolutionary, personal account of the lives and successive assassinations of three of his close friends—Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. At the time of Baldwin’s death in 1987, he left behind only thirty completed pages of his manuscript. Now, in his incendiary new documentary, master filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished. The result is a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, using Baldwin’s original words and flood of rich archival material.

Toni Erdmann
Germany, Austria 2016. Directed by Maren Ade. 162 min. 14A
Thu 23 Mar 8pm, Fri 24 Mar 9:30pm, Sun 26 Mar 4pm, Mon 27 Mar 8pm

A practical joking father tries to reconnect with his hard working daughter by creating an outrageous alter ego and posing as her CEO’s life coach.

“By a wide margin the funniest almost-three-hour German comedy you will ever see.” – A. O. Scott, The New York Times

La La Land
USA 2016. Directed by Damien Chazelle. 128 min. PG

Written and directed by Academy Award nominee Damien Chazelle, La La Land tells the story of Mia (Emma Stone), an aspiring actress, and Sebastian (Ryan Gosling), a dedicated jazz musician, who are struggling to make ends meet in a city known for crushing hopes and breaking hearts. Set in modern day Los Angeles, this original musical about everyday life explores the joy and pain of pursuing your dreams.

USA 2016. Directed by Michael Dudok de Wit. 72 min. G
Sat 25 Mar 4pm*, Sat 1 Apr 4pm

This gorgeously animated fable from Academy Award–winning Dutch animator Michaël Dudok de Wit marks the first international co-production from famed Japanese animation house Studio Ghibli. Shipwrecked on a deserted island, a lone man struggles to construct a raft, but his every attempt to leave the island is thwarted by an enormous sea turtle who seems intent on having him stay. What transpires will instead open a new chapter in his life, one that will instruct him in the ways of companionship and lead him to understand that nature must take its course.

Special screening of The Red Turtle in support of Start Me Up Niagara on Sat 25 Mar at 4PM

Come down to The Film House for a screening of The Red Turtle at 4pm in support of Start Me Up Niagara. For every donation of $20 to Start Me Up Niagara, you will receive 2 free tickets for the screening of The Red Turtle!

Visit or contact the Box Office to reserve your tickets and make your donation: 905-688-0722.

Start Me Up Niagara works with individuals facing significant life challenges such as addiction, mental illness, poverty, homelessness and unemployment. Find out more,

Movie Night: Three Rare Comedies: Charlie Chaplin 
Presented by the Gallery Players of Niagara & the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre

ONE A.M. (26mins): Chaplin’s tipsy man-about-town maneuvers around furniture and stairs like a stranger navigating the layout of someone else’s home.
THE PAWNSHOP (26mins): The owner’s assistant, Charlie creates chaos as a fixer of things, including a client’s clock in one of Chaplin’s most memorable scenes.
THE RINK (26mins): A restaurant employee, Charlie makes mischief in the kitchen, roller-skates like a champion, and gets the girl in this smartly structured narrative.

Awesome; I Fucking Shot That
USA 2006. Directed by Adam Yauch. 89 min. PG
Sat 25 Mar 9:30pm

Sure, the Beastie Boys could have hired D.A. Pennebaker or Jonathan Demme to film their Madison Square Garden concert on October 9th, 2004 — or they could just give 50 attendees digital cameras, let them shoot the show and then see what comes back. Subtitled “an authorized bootleg,” this crowd-sourced performance movie technically lists Nathaniel Hornblower (a.k.a. the lederhosen-wearing alter ego of baritoned Beastie Adam Yauch) as the director — but it really is a fans-eye view of a great show and the ultimate testament of the trio’s belief in D.I.Y. empowerment. Plus you get to see the Beastie Boys at the Garden, cold-kickin’ it live. Rest in peace, MCA.

>> Read the review by Stephen Remus here

Pretty in Pink
USA 1986. Directed by Howard Deutch. 96 min. 14A
Sun 26 Mar 7pm

Pretty in Pink is a 1986 American romantic comedy film about love and social cliques in American high schools in the 1980s. It is commonly identified as a “Brat Pack” film. The film was directed by Howard Deutch, produced by Lauren Shuler Donner, and written by John Hughes, who also served as co-executive producer. It has become a cult favorite.

In the Soil Arts Festival 2017
Early Bird Festival Passes / ON SALE NOW!

A growing celebration, brought to you with a lot of heart, In the Soil Arts Festival is back for the 9th annual showcase of original music, theatre, dance, spoken word, film, media art, street art and one-time performance experiences from 28 April – 30 April 2017.

SAVE $15! Early bird festival passes are ON SALE NOW for only $35 (until 12midnight on 31 March) and provide first-come, first-serve access to over 150 acts and installations. Festival passes are $50 as of 1 April 2017.

Snatch up your Early Bird Festival Passes HERE

Wanna get involved? Super! Check out our VOLUNTEER opportunities HERE.


DOC Institute’s New Visions Incubator, a documentary-focused mentorship program for young filmmakers across Ontario, is now accepting applications.

This Ontario-wide 8-month program is a unique blend of creative mentorship, story development, practical resources, & networking opportunities that will guide filmmakers through the development stage of their documentary projects.

Filmmakers must be located near one of the Incubator’s hubs in Toronto, Belleville, or Sudbury in order to participate. 10 filmmakers will be selected from each hub, for a total of 30 participants in the program. Ages 20-29.

Applications are due 26 March 2017: