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What do movies look like in other countries?

At the end of August (and early in September), we’re showing one of my favourite films of all time, Sorcerer. We’re also showing one of my favourite Woody Allen films, The Purple Rose of Cairo. Both were big international hits, and as movies open in different countries around the world, they need new ad campaigns

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Drawing a blank

Following up on yesterday’s Mann-centric post, here’s a link to Film the Blanks, “an ongoing experiment to abstract and/or reduce film posters. Some are famous, others are not so famous but they all have one thing in common – they’re pretty cool.” New blanks are posted Mon-Fri at 15.30 GMT. You take a look at

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Zen Pulp

In August (7-9, 12&13 to be exact), the Mayfair is screening Michael Mann’s  latest, Public Enemies. Which makes this the perfect time to take a look at Matt Zoller Seitz‘s excellent five-part video essay, Zen Pulp. It explores  Mann’s concerns, themes and aesthetic, and you can view all five parts at the Museum of the

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In the beginning: the art of the title sequence

We’re starting something new here at the mayfairtheatre.ca blog. From now on, we won’t just be writing about upcoming or current films at the Mayfair – we’ll be writing about all things film and film-related. We’ll be sharing ideas, opinions, articles, trailers and links of interest cinema-goers and cinemaphiles alike. And we’re going to kick

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PilgrIMAGE premiere – filmmakers in attendance!

The Mayfair isn’t just a place for people who love movies – it’s a place for people who make them, too. That’s why, as part of our ongoing Filmmakers in Attendance Screening Series, we’re welcoming Canadian documentarians Peter Wintonick and Mira Burt-Wintonick for the premiere engagement of their new cinematic road-trip documentary, PilgrIMAGE. The screenings

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Waterlife (July 3-5)

Disaster Lakes Documentary shows perils facing the Great Lakes By Jay Stone, The Ottawa Citizen, July 3, 2009 Waterlife, narrated by the Tragically Hip’s Gord Downie, exposes the perils facing the Great Lakes. Waterlife Directed & written by: Kevin McMahon Narrated by: Gord Downie Rating: G, disturbing images Playing at: Mayfair Theatre, today through to

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Polytechnique June 12-14, 16th

Starring: Karine Vanasse, Evelyne Brochu Directed by: Denis Villeneuve Rating: 14A (English version) Playing at: Mayfair Theatre, today through Sunday, and Tuesday – – – The paradox may sound grotesque, but it must be stated loud and clear: director Denis Villeneuve and the cast of Polytechnique have transformed the tragedy of the Montreal Massacre into

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The BEST WORST MOVIE this weekend!

Troll 2 Friday June 5th at 11:45pm and June 6th at 9:35pm The Mayfair is even featured on the filmmakers website Will have green popcorn ready for ya! don’t miss out

This weekend rock to ANVIL!

Four night only! May 29th-31st and June 1st at the Mayfair Radio reviews here: CBC Ottawa morning show review All in a day review with Robert Fontaine XPress feature article Ottawa Citizen review: “A surprisingly moving piece of Canadian music history that stands to inspire as well as amuse, Anvil! The Story of Anvil is

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Jerichow starts tonight!

JERICHOW 3 1/2 stars Starring: Benno Furmann, Nina Hoss, Hilmi Sozer Directed and written by: Christian Petzold Parental advisory: 14A, sexual situations, not suitable for children (In German with English subtitles) Playing at: Mayfair Theatre tonight through to Sunday and Tuesday. Christian Petzold’s reworking of James Cain’s The Postman Always Rings Twice is set, like

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