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Painted Lips and Lolly Licks lineup revealed!

Enough teasing! It’s time to finally reveal the lineup of films for the secondĀ  annual Painted Lips and Lolly Licks film festival. Whet your appetite here – then come see the films (and some of the filmmakers) in the flesh on Feb 12, starting at 9:30 pm.

Make room for The Room bobbleheads!

We stay in close touch with Tommy Wiseau, the, um, creative force behind The Room. Since we started our regular Participaction screenings of the film several months ago, audiences have grown and grown. Inexplicably, Ottawa wants more The Room! So, when Tommy offered us a couple

Trashing the Mayfair

Often, we get promotional materials for the films we’re showing (posters, trailers, postcards, etc.). Just as often, though, we don’t. Many films show up with no support. We do our best to get the word out, but it can be an uphill battle. The distributors of Street Trash

His soul's still dancing

This article originally appeared on The Cultural Gutter. You can read it in its original form there. Spoilers, ho. HIS SOUL’S STILL DANCING by Ian Driscoll In the course of making The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call – New Orleans, Werner Herzog seems to have discovered how to

Do you like old movies? So does Martin Scorsese

“Movies are the memories of our lifetime. We need to keep them alive.” That’s part of what Martin Scorsese had to say in his speech at the Golden Globes about the importance of preserving old. You can hear and see the rest of what he had to say here:

Lord of the Rings: Extended!

Our print of The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring arrived yesterday, and surprise, surprise, it’s the special extended edition! We’d expected the regular theatrical version – that’s what we were told was available – but we got this instead. Not that we’re complaining! It just

Best of the decade?

As you may or may not know, two of the Mayfair’s owners also co-host the weekly radio show The Drunken Master Revue (motto: by movie geeks, for movie geeks). On yesterday’s show, we shared our lists of the best films of the decade. It’s a thing people are

File this under "better late than never"

Two very dedicated Ghostbusters fans – Matt Provencal and Phil Trottier – showed up at our November Ghostbusters double bill in full uniform. And after the show, they powered up their proton accelerators and got rid of an ugly little spud who’d been hanging around the North balcony since the

Posters! Get yer red-hot posters!

Thanks to carpenter, stuntman extraordinaire and friend of the Mayfair Dave Cherry, we’re now in the business of selling posters! Spend a few minutes before or after the show (or while in line to buy some refreshments) browsing our collection – and take one home for only five

MAURICE SENDAK! I'M WITH YOU IN ROCKLAND

(This piece originally appeared on The Cultural Gutter. You can see it in its original form there, along with many other musings on film, comics, science fiction, fantasy and romance. Ch-check it.) (Also, spoilers ahead. There, you’ve been warned.) Spike Jonze’s adaptation of Maurice Sendak’s

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