The Muppets have always been more than your average children’s entertainment featuring puppets. Take the original television series. What they were presenting to the TV viewing public was essentially a fake documentary series investigating working life behind the scenes at a live variety program. Which would be an interesting
In 1971 a former medical doctor who had seen a lot of carnage in the emergency room met an aspiring filmmaker at a summer school film program. They produced a short titled Violence in the Cinema, Part 1, which won a number of film festival awards. Eight years later
We had sellout crowds for our presentations of Night of the Living Dead Live this past weekend. We also had some people show up who weren’t there for the show. They were there for the audience. Or more precisely, to save the audience members’ souls. Paul Latour: purification,
Courtesy of newgrounds.com, The Room Tribute game is online! Check it out here: http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/547307 It’ll tear you apart! And don’t miss the 1 year anniversary screening of The Room on Saturday September 18 at 11:45pm.
Stonewall Uprising is a new documentary about the growing gay rights movement in the late 60s that included a major riot outside the Stonewall, a New York City gay bar that was raided by police until one night in the summer of 1969, when its patrons refused to
For more info on the Ottawa Adventure Film Festival, which includes screenings hosted at the Mayfair, click on over to the Ottawa Adventure Film Festival website! The OAFF features films from around the world highlighted in two programs. Mountains & Water is featured on November 16th & 23rd.
The Belgian black comedy The Misfortunates opens this weekend and plays until May 6. Jay Stone of The Ottawa Citizen has given it a glowing review. Check it out: Dysfunction spun into a fine yarn Belgian boy’s growing-up told as a tragicomedy By Jay Stone, The Ottawa
A young Canadian actor named Michael Cera came to our attention with a breakthrough performance as part of the brilliant ensemble cast in the masterful comedy TV series Arrested Development (immense gushing praise I know…but it was a damn good show). As with many an excellent show before it,
UPDATE: We will be showing The King’s Speech on April 3, 6 & 7. Unfortunately, The Mayfair’s scheduled screenings of The King’s Speech (March 11-14 & 17) have been cancelled. Why? In early February, we booked The King’s Speech from distributor Alliance Atlantis.