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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

You'll come to PIECES!

This Tuesday, the Mayfair proudly presents two films that are apart of a classic horror tradition: the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre and it’s comedic sequel. But there is cinematic proof that you don’t have to go to Texas for a chainsaw massacre! The 1983 grindhouse shocker Pieces will

You should(n't) have gone before we left!

When you gotta go, you gotta go. But when you’re watching a movie, how do you time your bathroom break so you don’t miss anything good? That’s the question the people behind RunPee.com set out to answer, and answer it they did, with a website (and now an

Who Does She Think She Is? two nights only!

Five women and the delicate art of balance Documentary sheds light on women juggling art and motherhood By Jay Stone, The Ottawa CitizenMarch 7, 2009 = 460) { imgBox.className = ‘imagesize460’; } else { if(photo.width >= 300) { imgBox.className =

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

WEIRD IS RELATIVE

As insane of a concept as this might seem, there was a point in recent motion picture history in which the brainstorm for films was actually original stories for the most part. Unlike the world we live in now, where nine out of ten films released are adaptations, remakes, reboots,

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,

Warren Miller's Ticket to Ride advance tickets now available!

Warren Miller’s Ticket to Ride makes its way to the Mayfair for a pair of screenings on Thursday December 5th at 6:30pm and Saturday December 7th at 3:30pm The 64th annual epic doc features great skiing on such locales as the Alaskan Tordrillos, Iceland’s Troll Peninsula, fjords of

VOTE!!

The Mayfair has been nominated in two categories in the ‘Best of Ottawa 09 Readers Poll’ in the X-Press. Hence, now I will shamelessly ask everyone to take a moment, link over to their website, and vote for us as ‘best alternative to a multiplex’ and ‘best film festival’

VJ on Q

On yesterday’s episode of Q, guest host Kevin Sylvester interviewed director Anders Ostergaard about his new documentary about the 2007 Safron Revolution, Burma VJ (which, not coincidentally, begins its Ottawa premiere engagement tonight at the Mayfair). The interview also included, by telephone, one of the VJs

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