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Wade Davis – on the radio and on his way to the Mayfair

Wade Davis is the bestselling author of several books, including The Serpent and the Rainbow. That book later became the film of the same name directed by Wes Craven, and Wade Davis will be at the Mayfair on Apr. 27 for a special screening of  The Serpent and the Rainbow. The same day, he’ll present a lecture

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The word on the street

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. In the words of self-identified “street evangelist” Paul Latour: “Saturday

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SIX DEGREES OF PIXAR

Eleven years ago I was very excited to go see a new non-Disney non-musical animated movie called The Iron Giant. Equal to thoughts that I had that it was going to be great, I also had a feeling that it would make no money. I was fairly confidant that it was going to be in

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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 second  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. (And yes, you must be 18 years of

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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 (playing Friday, Feb . 5 at 11:15),

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KILLER63 IV LINE-UP REVEALED!!

16 Projects from 11 filmmakers! Ranging from under 60 seconds in length to a whopping 22 minutes! Featuring local Ottawa talent, & shorts from the far off lands of Calgary and Montreal! Vampires, Zombies, Aliens, Torture, Elvis, Puppets, Cartoons!! (listed alphabetically by director…) Massacrator – Pierre Ayotte You & Your Friends – Jeff Campbell Fallacy

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SEX! (And now that we've got your attention…)

SEX! Now that we’ve got your attention, Painted Lips and Lolly Licks: The Sexy Film Festival returns to the Mayfair Feb 13, and we want to show your movie! Any film that explores themes of sex, romance or the erotic is eligible, provided it’s: 10 minutes or shorter; and submitted by Feb 5. Entries will

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How to enjoy one of the worst films ever

The cult phenomenon The Room plays September 18 and 24 at the Mayfair. Is it really, as Entertainment Weekly called it, “the Citizen Kane of bad movies”? Pretty much, yeah. But that doesn’t mean it’s not enjoyable. Quite the opposite, really. Read on, and discover how to make the best of the worst. Stuff to

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Kicking Goddard's ass

“Someone like Jean-Luc Godard is for me intellectual counterfeit money when compared to a good kung fu film” – Werner Herzog Tonight at 11, as part of our ongoing Drunken Master’s Dojo screening series, the Mayfair presents Cynthia Rothrock in The Blonde Fury (aka the much-less-excitingly-titled Lady Reporter). Our Dojo screenings are programmed with help

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