Low budget indie horror has a long and storied history in film. There are endless examples, some of them successful, some of them legendary. Whether it’s Roger Corman or Lloyd Kaufman. Texas Chainsaw Massacre or Halloween. Blair Witch Project or Paranormal Activities. Ottawa as a city itself
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
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 &
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.
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.
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?
Via The AV Club. If you think The Room is funny in film form, wait until you see it in dubstep music video remix form. The Room returns to the Mayfair November 20.
Is The Room 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 learn how to participate! Stuff to yell at
FAKE TRAILERS/REAL FILM FESTIVAL! Friday June 24 at 9:30pm The Mayfair challenges you to produce and submit a fake movie trailer for a non existent film, 2 to 3 minutes in length! The trailer cannot be for a pre-existing film or for a film that the filmmaker
Four-Wheeled Furies, a documentary about Ottawa’s own Rideau Valley Roller Girls, makes its national television debut on Saturday March 30th at noon. You can join me, the rest of the crew, and a bunch of derby girls at the Mayfair for the event and watch the live telecast