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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,

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

What happened was true…NOT!

“The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” is one of the most notorious films of the 1970s. Like “Night of the Living Dead” its title is synonymous with horror cinema and you are probably very well aware of the title even if you haven’t seen the film. Inspired by Wisconsin serial killer Ed

What's the matter? Everything.

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,  Thursday, November 12 at 6:30 PM, our Filmmakers in Attendance Screening Series welcomes high school teachers-turned filmmakers Enrico Lappano and Olga Antzoulatos, who will introduce and discuss

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 =

Will THEY LIVE on October 21st!?

Often prints for genre fan-favourites are simply and sadly too expensive to bring in due to small turn outs for cult classics. Solution? Advance tickets! When the box-office opens tonight we’ll have tickets available for John Carpenter’s alien invasion 80’s masterpiece, They Live. For a mere $10 bucks

Winds of Heaven "one of the most important films ever made about British Columbia.”

Or that’s what the director of the Vancouver International Film Festival thinks, anyway Why not see for yourself on Oct. 27 & 28 when this Ottawa-made biography of Emily Carr premieres at the Mayfair?

With one switch. Everything Changes.

There will be an extra educational bonus at the Friday night screening of Particle Fever. Carleton University physics professor Heather E. Logan will be on hand to give an introduction to the film, and we should have time for a quick couple of q&a questions afterwards. Join us

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

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

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