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White Noise

“White Noise” tells the story of Jack, his fourth wife, and four ultra­modern offspring as they navigate the rocky passages of family life to the background babble of brand-name consumerism. When an industrial accident unleashes an “airborne toxic event,” a lethal black chemical cloud floats over their lives. The menacing cloud is a more urgent … Read more

Viking

“Viking is a space movie that’s firmly grounded with both feet planted right here on Earth. It’s easily Lafleur’s best film yet.” – That Shelf When the first manned mission to Mars hits turbulence due to personality clashes amongst the crew, the higher-ups devise a high concept solution: create a simulacrum of the spacecraft, stock … Read more

Dark December: Tokyo Godfathers

“A beautiful, hilarious movie and one that cemented Kon Satoshi as a visionary and narrative master.” – Nerdist Next up in our “Dark December” series is Kon Satoshi’s exuberant fable about three homeless misfits who discover an abandoned newborn on Christmas Eve. From there, a makeshift family is formed to care for the mystery foundling … Read more

The Last Bus

Life is a journey and “The Last Bus” takes 90-year-old Tom Harper (Timothy Spall) on an epic trip from his home of fifty years – a remote village in the most northerly point of Scotland – back to the place he was born – close to England’s most southerly point. Battling against time, age and … Read more

The Eternal Daughter

One gloomy night, a middle-aged filmmaker and her elderly mother arrive at a fog-enshrouded hotel in the English countryside. An ominously brusque clerk, an apparent lack of other guests, and disturbing sounds from the room above theirs bode a less-than-welcome arrival. Yet all is not what it seems on this increasingly emotional trip into the … Read more

The Whale

In his first film in five years, Director Darren Aronofsky bucks expectations again with a chamber piece about an English teacher, Charlie (Brendan Fraser, still recognizable under layers of latex), who appears to be on the verge of eating himself to death. The term “morbidly obese” is rightfully considered problematic, but in Charlie’s case it … Read more

Salvatore: Shoemaker of Dreams

Acclaimed filmmaker Luca Guadagnino (Call Me by Your Name) tracks Salvatore Ferragamo’s life from humble beginnings to fashion icon. In the early 20th century, impoverished teenage Italian cobbler Ferragamo sailed from Naples to America to seek a better life. He settled in Southern California, and became Hollywood’s go-to shoemaker during the silent era. In 1927, … Read more

TÁR

“…a really intriguing exploration of the mostly uncharted world of classical music, as “Black Swan” did for ballet and “Whiplash” for jazz.” – USA Today From writer-producer-director Todd Field comes TÁR, starring Cate Blanchett as Lydia Tár, the groundbreaking conductor of a major German Orchestra. We meet Tár at the height of her career, as … Read more

Dark December: The Apartment

Who says you can’t celebrate “Dark December” with a few laughs? Featuring trysts, twists and missed connections. “The Apartment” is a cherished dark romantic comedy from indisputable legend of the genre, Billy Wilder (“Some Like It Hot”, “The Seven Year Itch”). Meet insurance clerk C.C. Baxter (Jack Lemmon), an ambitious young professional with his eyes … Read more

Neil Young: Harvest Time

Created between January and September 1971, this docu-film takes us on an intimate journey to Young’s farm in Northern California for the ‘Harvest Barn’ sessions, to London for an iconic performance with the London Symphony Orchestra and to Nashville where the then 20 something Neil Young worked on various tracks of this signature album. The … Read more

Riotsville, USA

Welcome to Riotsville, a fake town created in the 1960s at a U.S. military fort used to instruct police on how to handle the uprisings of the era. Putting on full reenactments, soldiers and police dressed as civilians would act out protests in the town’s streets, then display how to shut down the “unruly crowd” … Read more

REVIVAL69: The Concert that Rocked the World

The remarkable, behind-the-scenes story of how a little known, but life-altering music festival came together — against all odds. Young, scrappy concert promoter John Brower puts his life on the line (literally) to turn his failing Toronto Rock n Roll Revival into a one-day event, later coined in rock mythology as “the second most important … Read more

Holy Spider

Mashhad, early 2000s. Despite being the country’s holy city, its residents are ill at ease. A serial killer is on the prowl, targeting sex workers and reporting their crimes – as well as the location of his victims’ bodies, wrapped in rugs – to a local newspaper. When no-nonsense journalist Rahimi is transferred to the … Read more

Le Tigre et le Président

1920. Against all odds, Paul Deschanel, an idealist unknown to the general public, is elected President of the French Republic. His first steps in power are impressive. He makes a series of audacious proposals : abolition of the death penalty, the right to vote for women, universal suffrage! But the cynicism of the political world, … Read more

Haunted Holiday Stories VIP Experience!

VIP Experience Pricing: $50+HST (includes ticket to ghost story event) ‘Tis the season…for scary stories! Join us as we revive the Victorian tradition of sharing ghost stories to celebrate the holidays. Storytellers from The Haunted Walk of Ottawa will spread spooky cheer with spellbinding tales of the otherworldly and supernatural – with a holiday spin. … Read more

EO

“Simple but daring, beautiful and immensely lyrical. ” – Sara Martínez Ruiz, Espinof The world is a mysterious place when seen through the eyes of an animal. EO, a grey donkey with melancholic eyes, meets good and bad people on his life’s path, experiences joy and pain, endures the wheel of fortune randomly turn his … Read more

Dark December: Eyes Wide Shut

Come and celebrate a very Kubrick Christmas with us! Our “Dark December” series begins with Stanley Kubrick’s final film starring then-real-life couple Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman as William and Alice, whose relationship is tested when Alice reveals she almost slept with another man. Driven by doubt, William wanders New York until he encounters a … Read more

Dark December: Gremlins

What better way to celebrate “Dark December” than with Joe Dante’s classic holiday horror comedy? When Billy Peltzer is given a new pet by his Dad, he’s forced to learn the rules of keeping this strange little creature named Gizmo: don’t get it wet, don’t feed it after midnight, and keep it away from bright … Read more

Decision to Leave

From master filmmaker Park Chan-wook (Oldboy, The Handmaiden, Lady Vengeance) comes a South Korean detective thriller that won the Best Director prize at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival. A major motion picture that is both morally and thematically complex, Busan-based detective Hae-joon (Park Hae-il) is the youngest officer to be promoted to Inspector in the … Read more

Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths

Five-time Academy Award®-winner Alejandro G. Iñárritu brings us an epic, visually stunning and immersive experience set against the intimate and moving journey of Silverio, a renowned Mexican journalist and documentary filmmaker living in Los Angeles, who, after being named the recipient of a prestigious international award, is compelled to return to his native country, unaware … Read more

Drunken Cinema: Batman Returns

30th Anniversary Screening! This December, spend some quality time with Drunken Cinema, The Bat, The Cat and The Penguin and celebrate the 30th anniversary of a film that’s like catnip to us. The monstrous Penguin (Danny DeVito), who lives in the sewers beneath Gotham, joins up with wicked shock-headed businessman Max Shreck (Christopher Walken) in … Read more

Banff Mountain Film Festival

In association with Trailhead Paddle Shack. Banff Mountain Film Festival is back with three exciting screenings! Sunday January 29th – 1pm,Monday January 30th – 7pmTuesday January 31st – 7pm Tickets always sell out so get yours early!  *Please note Banff Mountain Film Festival tickets are final sale and cannot be exchanged. Tickets $20Membership Discounts/Benefits will … Read more

Bad Sweater Party! Love Actually

It’s time to unearth your ugliest holiday-themed sweater and take it out for a movie date! When the end of the year hits, do you get ‘Christmas is All Around’, as sung by Bill Nighy, stuck in your head? Have you ever held up a piece of cardboard to tell the object of your affection … Read more

An Evening of Haunted Holiday Stories

Event Pricing: $22/$25 ‘Tis the season…for scary stories! Join us as we revive the Victorian tradition of sharing ghost stories to celebrate the holidays. Storytellers from The Haunted Walk of Ottawa will spread spooky cheer with spellbinding tales of the otherworldly and supernatural – with a holiday spin. Throughout the evening, we’ll screen themed classic … Read more

Aftersun

“A beautifully sculpted and quietly shattering first feature from the Scottish writer-director Charlotte Wells.” – Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times At a fading vacation resort, 11-year-old Sophie treasures rare time together with her loving and idealistic father, Calum (Paul Mescal). As a world of adolescence creeps into view, beyond her eye Calum struggles under the … Read more

All That Breathes

“Maybe the most beautifully realized documentary in recent memory.” – Los Angeles Times “All That Breathes”, directed by Shaunak Sen, follows two brothers who run a bird hospital dedicated to rescuing injured black kites, a staple in the skies of New Delhi, India. In one of the world’s most populated cities, where cows, rats, monkeys, … Read more

All the Beauty and the Bloodshed

In her essential, urgent, and arrestingly structured new documentary, Oscar–winning filmmaker Laura Poitras (“Citizenfour”) weaves two narratives: the fabled life and career of era-defining artist Nan Goldin and the downfall of the Sackler family, the pharmaceutical dynasty Goldin personally took on in her fight to hold accountable those responsible for the deadly opioid epidemic. Following … Read more