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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

Virtual JFK 4 nights only!

Playing Saturday-Monday Virtual JFK: Vietnam If Kennedy Had Lived Rating: 3 1/2 Directed by: Koji Masutani Parental advisory: none Playing at: Mayfair Theatre to Monday The point behind the “virtual history” called Virtual JFK: Vietnam If Kennedy Had Lived, is summarized in the theory of Cleopatra’s nose. If the queen

TromOttawa Weekend!

The great Lloyd Kaufman visits the Mayfair to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Troma! He will be on hand to introduce his latest motion picture epic, and will be glad to chat, autograph and take pictures will all of his loyal local fans. Join Lloyd for the Canadian

Tintorera…A Mexican set of Jaws!

While browsing through vintage movie one sheets on ebay, a movie poster caught my eye. An illustration of a screaming woman being swallowed whole by a shark. It looked charmingly crude but exciting the way good exploitation movie posters should. The title stood out to me as well: TINTORERA!

Tickets for Passion of Joan of Arc and The General now on sale at box office!

Tickets for our SILENTS IS GOLDEN screenings of THE PASSION OF JOAN OF ARC (April 5 & 6) and THE GENERAL (April 12) are now on sale only at our theatre box office. We are open a half hour before the first showtime of the day.

This weekend rock to ANVIL!

Four night only! May 29th-31st and June 1st at the Mayfair Radio reviews here: CBC Ottawa morning show review All in a day review with Robert Fontaine XPress feature article Ottawa Citizen review: “A surprisingly moving piece of Canadian music history that stands to

They're coming to get you!

The George A. Romero classic Night of the Living Dead returns to the Mayfair this Friday October 29 with live music, sound effects and dialogue performed by a talented group of local artists and actors! Tickets are available at the theatre box office and are $20 for members, seniors

The Wonderful World of Polish Movie Posters

A website called wellmedicated.com has a selection of bizarre, outrageous and truly inspired Polish posters for Hollywood films. These eye popping works of art go far and beyond what you would expect for any piece of movie promotional material. See for yourself…

The simple art of murder

When you come to see The Long Goodbye at the Mayfair (and for God’s sake, come see this film!), keep in mind the words Raymond Chandler wrote in his essay on detective fiction, “The Simple Art of Murder“: “The realistic style is

The Saw Is Family

Our countdown to Halloween continues… Leatherface takes claim on it’s poster that it is “The Most Controversial Horror Film Ever”. That’s quite a heady statement to make, especially in a world in which various cannibal grindhouse movies exist. They write this on their poster because the sequel was the final

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