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THE FILM HOUSE Carol


At the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre in Downtown St. Catharines


The Film House has already shown an exhilarating run of movies since it opened in the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre. Audiences have responded positively to the slate of films that have been offered in the month of March and we are excited to give you a hint of our future programming.


Programmed with local audiences in mind, the Film House has over seven screenings per week showcasing the best in new features and documentaries, while highlighting gems from the vaults of our distributors in a wide range of genres including sci-fi, family, action, thriller, comedy, western, drama, and art-house classics. Become a member today and receive discounted ticket prices for all our screenings. We’ve got the films you can’t see anywhere else on the big screen. Check out just a few of the films that will grace the screen in April.


The Film House is the place to see film with other film lovers in St. Catharines. We offer a full concession stand, grab a water, pop, beer, or glass of wine (yes, we are licensed) and some popcorn and Junior Mints and enjoy our state of the art projection and sound system. Come have the Film House experience today.


APR 5 + 8 @ 8PM


UK, USA 2015. Directed by Todd Haynes, 118 min. 14A Nominated for six Oscars, acclaimed director Todd Haynes’ adaptation of a seminal Patricia Highsmith novel, Carol follows two women from very different backgrounds who find themselves in an unexpected love affair in 1950s New York. A young woman in her 20s, Therese Belivet (Rooney Mara) is a clerk working in a Manhattan department store and dreaming of a more fulfilling life when she meets Carol (Cate Blanchett), an alluring woman trapped in a loveless, convenient marriage. As their relationship develops, the world around them begins to fall apart.


Where to Invade Next USA 2015. Directed by Michael Moore, 110 min. 14A


APR 6 + 20 @ 8PM


Award-winning documentary filmmaker Michael Moore visits various countries to examine how Europeans view work, education, health care, sex, equality, and other issues. From cafeteria food to sex education, Moore looks at the benefits of schooling in France, Finland and Slovenia. In Italy, he marvels at how workers enjoy reasonable hours and generous vacation time. In Portugal, Moore notes the effects of the decriminalization of drugs. Through his travels, we discover just how different America is from the rest of the world.


The Messenger Canada, France, Costa Rica, Germany, Netherlands, Turkey, USA 2015. Directed by Su Rynard, 89 min. G


APR 13 @ 8PM


A visually thrilling ode to the beauty and importance of the imperiled songbird, and what it means to all of us on both a global and human level if we lose them. By analyzing the effects on human development and industrialization, and their associated environmental effects on songbird populations, this documentary explores the intertwined plight of humans and song birds in a world sliding towards a precipice. The Messenger has stunning footage of birds coupled with a compelling message about the dire necessity of saving our fine-feathered friends.


Paths of Glory USA 1957. Directed by Stanley Kubrick, 88 min. PG


APR 10 @ 1PM


A masterful, unsentimental, classic anti-war film about World War I, Paths of Glory was 28 year- old Stanley Kubrick’s fourth feature-length film. During World War I, commanding officer General Broulard (Adolphe Menjou) orders his subordinate, General Mireau (George Macready), to attack a German trench position. Though the mission is foolhardy to the point of suicide, Mireau commands his subordinate, Colonel Dax (Kirk Douglas), to plan the attack. When it ends in disaster, General Mireau demands the court-martial of three random soldiers to save face. Long considered one of Kubrick’s best films, don’t miss it on the big screen.


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