Week of Sept 30th! 17 movies, and four special Q&A events at the cinemas!

We have four events at the cinemas this week featuring special Q&As! 


Buffy Sainte-Marie: Carry it On

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On Fri. Sept 30th, Truth & Reconciliation Day, we premiere the new Buffy Sainte-Marie documentary, CARRY IT ON, with a Q&A with the film's producer. Buffy Sainte-Marie is one of Canada's best-known, much-loved artists and the documentary of her life is inspirational. Plays for one week. Don't miss it!



ICE-BREAKER: The '72 Summit Series

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One Night Only. Oct 5! Get Tickets!

On Wed. Oct 5th, we are thrilled to be presenting ICE-BREAKER: The '72 Summit Series with the director, producers, and the author of Ice War Diplomat, Gary J. Smith, in attendance to answer your questions about this amazing hockey series that was a defining moment for Canada and helped change the sport of hockey. Tickets are going fast for this very special night!


SEX, HORROR AND THE RELIGIOUS IMAGINATION: BOOK LAUNCH AND SCREENING OF CARRIE

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Thurs. Oct 6 at 6:45. One Night Only at the Original. Link for tickets!

Join Thom Ernst, fim critic, author and former host of TVO’s Saturday Night at the Movies, and Professor Doug Cowan, as they explore how religious taboos are portrayed and reinforced through horror film tropes. Win or purchase a copy of Cowan’s new book: The Forbidden Body: Sex, Horror and the Religious Imagination and watch Brian De Palma's chilling adaptation of Stephen King's, CARRIE.



The Long Rider

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Presented by GRFF, Oct 1st.

When Filipe Leite leaves his adoptive home of Canada, the aspiring journalist sets out on an epic quest to ride from Calgary to his family's home in Brazil - and later beyond - entirely on horseback.


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FILMS SHOWING Sep 30-Oct 7 TWIN
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An in-depth look at the life of the activist and musician, with archival material never seen before, with present-day footage of Buffy performing and interviews with her bandmates, colleagues and herself.

No screenings currently scheduled.

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The film explores the life and music of Elvis Presley (Austin Butler), seen through the prism of his complicated relationship with his enigmatic manager, Colonel Tom Parker (Tom Hanks).

No screenings currently scheduled.

Grand River Film Festival presents The Long Rider

When Filipe Leite leaves his adoptive home of Canada, the aspiring journalist sets out on an epic quest to ride from Calgary to his family's home in Brazil - and later beyond - entirely on horseback. Inspired by Aimé Tschiffely's 1925 equestrian journey, Filipe's 8 year odyssey of over 25,000 kms across 12 international borders, sees the young immigrant battle intense heat, drought, speeding transport trucks, nature's wrath and corrupt border guards on his history-making long ride home.

Director Sean Cisterna will be in attendance, and the movie will be followed by a Q&A!

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In the West End of 1950s London, plans for a movie version of a smash-hit play come to an abrupt halt after a pivotal member of the crew is murdered.

No screenings currently scheduled.

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A woman who raised herself in the marshes of the deep South becomes a suspect in the murder of a man she was once involved with.

From the best-selling novel comes a captivating mystery. Where the Crawdads Sing tells the story of Kya, an abandoned girl who raised herself to adulthood in the dangerous marshlands of North Carolina. For years, rumors of the "Marsh Girl" haunted Barkley Cove, isolating the sharp and resilient Kya from her community.

No screenings currently scheduled.

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“The ’72 Summit was an ice-breaker for a lot of reasons. It was the greatest hockey ever played” – Wayne Gretzky

September 2022 marks the 50th anniversary of the 1972 Summit Series, the iconic hockey tournament that pitted the best players from Canada against the best from the Soviet Union. It has been universally acknowledged as a defining event in Canadian history.

No screenings currently scheduled.

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“...Astounding, bombastic, groundbreaking, electrifying, and among the best films about any artist or musician I’ve ever seen.” —Corey Seymour, Vogue

MOONAGE DAYDREAM illuminates the life and genius of David Bowie, one of the most prolific and influential artists of our time.

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At the Original Sept 30-Oct 8

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Enhanced with Odorama™ technology that enables you to scratch and sniff along

All attendees will receive scratch and sniff 'Odorama' cards. Just follow the onscreen instructions and you will actually smell the filth!

Co-Presented by THEMUSEUM.

No screenings currently scheduled.

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"To make a movie so bad it's good you need vision, drive, luck and obsessive vanity. Fortuitiously Tommy Wiseau appears to possess all of these qualities, combined with a total lack of acting talent." - The Guardian

Special Introduction by one of KW's biggest "The Room" fans!

No screenings currently scheduled.

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"'What happened to the Danny Zuko I knew at the beach?' With this stunned and plaintive cry, Olivia Newton-John introduces the main theme and narrative dynamic of this still very enjoyable 1978 movie based on the original stage musical.

No screenings currently scheduled.

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A snippet of 16mm film offers an emotionally charged, meditative glimpse into the lives of the unsuspecting Jewish citizens of a small Polish village at the precipice of World War II.

Three Minutes - A Lengthening presents a home movie shot by David Kurtz in 1938 in a Jewish town in Poland and tries to postpone its ending. As long as we are watching, history is not over yet. The three minutes of footage, mostly in color, are the only moving images left of the Jewish inhabitants of Nasielsk before the Holocaust.

No screenings currently scheduled.

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“If John Hughes, Heathers, and their teen-comedy disciples are to be believed, adolescents develop a sense of hierarchy and social order long before they start to question their place in it, which is why conformity and cruelty tend to go hand-in-hand in the upper grades. The acrid bubblegum satire Mean Girls isn't content to accept this caste system as a given.

No screenings currently scheduled.

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A newly discovered treasure trove of tapes from Studio 17, or Randy's located in downtown Kingston Jamaica, is the starting point for this remarkable story about a Chinese Jamaican family who helped create the music we now know as reggae.

STUDIO 17: THE LOST REGGAE TAPES tells the compelling story of the Chin’s - The Chinese Jamaican family behind “Studio 17”. Located in downtown Kingston, Studio 17 became a legendary recording studio right at the heart of the music revolution that began after Jamaican independence from Great Britain in 1962.

No screenings currently scheduled.

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Brian De Palma's brilliant adaptation of Stephen King's novel

In this chilling adaptation of Stephen King's horror novel, withdrawn and sensitive teen Carrie White (Sissy Spacek) faces taunting from classmates at school and abuse from her fanatically pious mother (Piper Laurie) at home. When strange occurrences start happening around Carrie, she begins to suspect that she has supernatural powers.

No screenings currently scheduled.

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A businessman accidentally kills The Metal Fetishist, who gets his revenge by slowly turning the man into a grotesque hybrid of flesh and rusty metal.

A "metal fetishist" (Shin'ya Tsukamoto), driven mad by the maggots wriggling in the wound he's made to embed metal into his flesh, runs out into the night and is accidentally run down by a Japanese businessman (Tomorowo Taguchi) and his girlfriend (Kei Fujiwara). The pair dispose of the corpse in hopes of quietly moving on with their lives.

No screenings currently scheduled.

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This 4K digital restoration was undertaken from the 35mm original camera negative by the Criterion Collection in collaboration with L’Immagine Ritrovata and One Cool.

The lives of several lovelorn individuals (Leslie Cheung, Maggie Cheung, Andy Lau) intersect as they drift through Hong Kong.

No screenings currently scheduled.

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Filmed in 1973 over the course of a three-night stand at New York City's Madison Square Garden, this concert film shows Led Zeppelin at the apogee of their hard-rocking glory.

No screenings currently scheduled.

Get tickets now for Rocky Horror at the Original!

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Halloween tradition!

THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW is a magical phenomenon unlike anything ever before seen onscreen. Borrowing largely from cinema's horror conventions, the film begins as an innocent young couple is stranded at the home of a mad scientist who is building the perfect man. The castle is filled with a most bizarre group of characters who worship their master, Dr.

No screenings currently scheduled.

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