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1014 King St W
Hamilton, ON L8S 1L4 Canada
(905) 522-7173

October 2019


AGH FILM FESTIVAL. GET TICKETS HERE.  6 PM Obomsawin's 53rd film follows the story of a young Indigenous boy who is forced to spend the five years of his life in the hospital at the hands of the Canadian government. Both provincial and federal governments tragically argued over who was responsible for his welfare, eventually at the cost of the boy's life. Jordan River Anderson, The Messenger exposes the long struggle to enforce "Jordan's Principle," which promises that no Indigenous children…

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AGH FILM FESTIVAL: GET TICKETS HERE. 7:30 PM Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band is a confessional, cautionary, and occasionally humorous tale of Robbie Robertson's young life and the creation of one of the most enduring groups in the history of popular music, The Band. The film is a moving story of Robertson's personal journey, overcoming adversity and finding camaraderie alongside the four other men who would become hi brothers in music and who together made their mark…

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AGH FILM FESTIVAL. GET TICKETS HERE.  4 PM  When Áila encounters a young Indigenous woman, barefoot and crying in the rain on the side of a busy street, she soon discovers that this young woman, Rosie, has just escaped a violent assault at the hands of her boyfriend. Áila decides to bring Rosie home with her and over the course of the evening, the two navigate the aftermath of this traumatic event. Runtime: 105 min Rated: 14A Genre: Drama Release…

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AGH FILM FESTIVAL: GET TICKETS HERE. 7 PM Three generations grappling with a life-changing experience during one day of a vacation in Sintra, Portugal, a historic town known for its dense gardens and fairy-tale villas and palaces. Runtime: 98 min Rated: PG-13 Genre: Drama Release Date: 25 October 2019 (USA)

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Conversation with Henry Giroux and Julian Casablancas

For more information and RSVP HERE Showtime: 7:00pm

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Where’s My Roy Cohn?

Roy Cohn personified the dark arts of American politics, turning empty vessels into dangerous demagogues - from Joseph McCarthy to his final project, Donald J. Trump. This thriller-like exposé connects the dots, revealing how a deeply troubled master manipulator shaped our current American nightmare. Runtime: 97 min Rated: 14 A Genre: Documentary

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Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and the Band

Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band is a confessional, cautionary, and occasionally humorous tale of Robbie Robertson's young life and the creation of one of the most enduring groups in the history of popular music, The Band. The film is a moving story of Robertson's personal journey, overcoming adversity and finding camaraderie alongside the four other men who would become hi brothers in music and who together made their mark on music history. Once Were Brothers blends rare…

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Blinded by the Light

In 1987, during the austere days of Margaret Thatcher's Britain, a teenager learns to live life, understand his family, and find his own voice through the music of Bruce Springsteen. Run Time: 108 Min     Rating: PG-13     Genre: Comedy, Drama

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The Rocky Horror Picture Show

On a wild and rain-swept late-November evening, somewhere at an empty stretch of road outside Ohio's merry Denton, the blissfully-affianced, prudish, and boringly innocent young pair of Brad Majors and Janet Weiss find themselves stranded on their way to visit an ex-tutor. Instead, the couple will inadvertently unearth the cross-dressing Dr Frank-N-Furter's spooky lair of inexhaustible oddities, just in time to partake in the out-of-this-world mad scientist's proud unveiling of his latest, delightfully extravagant, and most daring creation--the ultimate male…

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THE SATURDAY MORNING ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT-CEREAL CARTOON PARTY! Curated by Kier-La Janisse Remember Saturday mornings? Kids today may not realize the significance of the Saturday morning ritual, but once upon a time, we had to wait a whole week to get our cartoon fix, and when we got it, we tended to binge. In that gleefully gluttonous spirit, curator Kier-La Janisse presents a 3-hour trip down memory lane with a tribute to the eye-popping, brain-addling Saturday morning cartoons of yore, complete with…

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Middle Raged is a hilarious live sketch comedy revue starring Geri Hall (22 Minutes) and Gary Pearson (MadTV), that explores life between 30 and 65- from raising kids to financial stress, and keeping romance alive. Audiences have roared with laughter at the grounded relatable comedy.

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THE GENDER LADY: The Fabulous Dr. May Cohen

Hamilton Premiere! When Dr. May Cohen moved to McMaster University in 1977, “the doors just opened up for me”. Today she is a member of the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame and an Officer of the Order of Canada. Her life has been chronicled in an award-winning new documentary, The Gender Lady: The Fabulous May Cohen. The film is being shown to the public as part of the McMaster Faculty of Health Sciences 50thAnniversary celebrations at The Westdale Cinema on October…

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McMaster Water Network Presents Beyond Crisis

Join McMaster Water Network and Global Water Futures during McMaster Water Week 2019’s inaugural event. McMaster Water Week 2019 is a week-long celebration of water research at McMaster, and aims to facilitate interdisciplinary discussion and public engagement around local and global water issues. All events are free, and open to the public. BEYOND CRISIS is a story of hope for a rapidly changing world: a meditative call to action that explores what it means to be living in this new era of…

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Sometimes Always Never

Alan is a stylish tailor with moves as sharp as his suits. He has spent years searching tirelessly for his missing son Michael who stormed out over a game of scrabble. With a body to identify and his family torn apart, Alan must repair the relationship with his youngest son Peter and solve the mystery of an online player who he thinks could be Michael, so he can finally move on and reunite his family. Runtime: 91 min Rated: 14…

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Three odd-ball scientists get kicked out of their cushy positions at a university in New York City where they studied the occult. They decide to set up shop in an old firehouse and become Ghostbusters, trapping pesky ghosts, spirits, haunts, and poltergeists for money. They wise-crack their way through the city, and stumble upon a gateway to another dimension, one which will release untold evil upon the city. The Ghostbusters are called on to save the Big Apple. Runtime: 105…

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The Evil Dead

Five college students take time off to spend a peaceful vacation in a remote cabin. A book and audio tape is discovered, and its evil is found to be powerful once the incantations are read out loud. The friends find themselves helpless to stop the evil as it takes them one by one, with only one survivor left with the evil dead and desperately tries to fight to live until morning. Runtime: 85 min Rated: NC-17 Genre: Horror Release Date:…

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The Exorcist

A visiting actress in Washington, D.C., notices dramatic and dangerous changes in the behavior and physical make-up of her 12-year-old daughter. Meanwhile, a young priest at nearby Georgetown University begins to doubt his faith while dealing with his mother's terminal sickness. And, book-ending the story, a frail, elderly priest recognizes the necessity for a show-down with an old demonic enemy. Runtime: 122 min Rated: R Genre: Horror Release Date: 26 December 1973 (USA)

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Carrie White, a shy, friendless teenage girl who is sheltered by her domineering, religious mother, unleashes her telekinetic powers after being humiliated by her classmates at her senior prom. Runtime: 98 min Rated: R Genre: Horror Release Date: 16 November 1976

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The year is 1963, the night: Halloween. Police are called to 43 Lampkin Ln. only to discover that 15 year old Judith Myers has been stabbed to death, by her 6 year-old brother, Michael. After being institutionalized for 15 years, Myers breaks out on the night before Halloween. No one knows, nor wants to find out, what will happen on October 31st 1978 besides Myers' psychiatrist, Dr. Loomis. He knows Michael is coming back to Haddonfield, but by the time…

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November 2019

Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice

With one of the most memorably stunning voices that has ever hit the airwaves, Linda Ronstadt burst onto the 1960s folk rock music scene in her early twenties. Runtime: 85 min Rated: 14 A Genre: Documentary, Music, Biography Release Date: 6 September 2019 (USA)

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Darrin Rose is one of Canada’s most popular comedians, and an award-winning writer and actor. He plays Bill on the hit CBC sitcom Mr. D, now in its eighth season. He was the host of Match Gameon the Comedy Network and is an eight-time performer at the Montreal Just For Laughs Comedy Festival. He has appeared twice on The Late Late Showon CBS, on NBC’s Last Comic Standing, and on Kevin Hart’sLOL Network. He was called “hilarious!”by TV Guide. He is…

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Art Lounge Event – Screening Frida

On Monday November 4th we will be celebrating the opening of our Autumn Art Show.  Come celebrate with us the amazing works from local artists at The Westdale Art Lounge.  We will be hosting the Artist and encourage all who love art to join us for a wine and cheese get together followed by a complementary screen of the movie Frida starring Salma Hayek. This is a free event.  Donations are welcomed. Doors open at 6pm, Movie starts at 7pm…

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Friends of Auchmar

Auchmar the War Years A premier film screening in remembrance of Canada's WWII RCAF Air Fighters.  Dr. Philip Voelker set up a convalescent hospital on the grounds of the Auchmar Estates for recovering WWII RCAF Airmen    

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DEREK EDWARDS – “ So Here’s The Thing…”

is A new 90-minute stand-up comedy show, ...a richly textured and enthralling 'cut above,' delivered with pace and authority by the consummate Canadian Comedian. "So Here's the Thing ..."  - A  breath of fresh air, finely honed and relentlessly funny! Take a break from the world and settle in for a seamless glide over life's troubled waters. Like the canoeist seated deftly atop his life jacket, with whiskey and pot cookies sealed in airtight containers, Derek Edwards has left little to…

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Warsaw: A City Divided

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 10  2 PM BUY TICKETS HERE Margaret's Legacy and Hamilton Jewish Federation Presents,  Kristallnacht  annual community commemoration. In 1941, in German-occupied Warsaw, soon after the creation of the Warsaw Jewish Ghetto by the Nazis, a Polish amateur 8mm camera enthusiast shot a remarkable 10 minute film from both sides of the Ghetto walls.  This never before seen footage is woven into " Warsaw: A City Divided", acting as a silent witness to the tragedy of the wartime division…

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Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum Reunion of Giants

Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum Present Reunion of Giants The last two airworthy WWII Lancaster Bombers reunited over England to make history in 2014. A war relic from Canada crossed the Atlantic to meet her counterpart in the UK and for the first time in 50 years two Lancasters shared the sky for a reunion tour. For Tickets Go To : https://www.warplane.com/events/upcoming-events/event-details.aspx?eventId=148 Run Time: 88 Min     Rated: G     Genre: Documentry

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A Fundraising Event For Hamilton Conservation

Adam Shoalts: Modern Day Explorer A Fundraising Event for Hamilton Conservation Foundation In the spring of 2017, Adam Shoalts, bestselling author and adventurer, set off on an unprecedented solo journey across North America’s greatest wilderness. A place where, in our increasingly interconnected, digital world, it’s still possible to wander for months without crossing a single road, or even see another human being. Join the Hamilton Conservation Foundation for this exclusive speaking and film presentation where Adam will share the thrilling…

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The Irishman

A mob hitman recalls his possible involvement with the slaying of Jimmy Hoffa. See it at The Westdale before it's on Netflix Staring: Robert DeNiro, Al Pacino, Anna Paquin, Joe Pesci, Harvey Keitel Directed by: Martin Scorsese Run Time: 3h 29 Min             Rated: R                  Genre: Crime, Drama

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FOUR STRINGS... EVERYTHING... Grenville Pinto isn't just a violinist. He's so much more. A complete musician. A showman. An entertainer. Fun. Class. An artist... With such a diverse and seasoned musical background, experience how G Pinto captivates audiences with his unique and energetic STAGE shows. Accompanied by his live band and with appearances by special guests, be prepared to be taken on a musical journey!

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Laila Biali With Special Guest Kadri Voorand

LAILA BIALI ( w Ben Wittman on drums and George Koller on bass) Multi award-winning Canadian singer-songwriter and pianist Laila Biali has toured with Chris Botti, Paula Cole, Suzanne Vega and Sting. She has headlined festivals and venues spanning five continents including Carnegie Hall. Her accolades include a 2019 JUNO Award for “Vocal Jazz Album of the Year”, “SOCAN Composer of the Year” and “Keyboardist of the Year” at Canada’s National Jazz Awards, a JUNO nomination for her studio recording Tracing Light,…

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December 2019

Quartette- A Quartette Christmas

One of the great joys of Christmas is the music … one of the great joys of this Christmas is the opportunity to experience that music through the genius of Quartette! Whether it’s traditional favourites like “Silent Night” and “What Child Is This?” or Quartette originals such as “The Perfect Christmas Tree” and “Hope, Peace, Joy and Love”, Canadian singer/songwriters Cindy Church, Caitlin Hanford, Gwen Swick and Sylvia Tyson enchant with their singularly lush harmonies, unique arrangements and rich variety…

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Be brought into the Holiday Spirit by 7 Time Award Winning Vocalist Andrew Martin and his three-piece band. Enjoy a night of memories, stories and great music. This memorable event will take you back to Dean Martin, Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra Christmas specials, all the way to current Crooners of today like Michael Buble & Harry Connick Jr. Enjoy a flowing performance of Crooner classics dating from the ’50s all the way to the modern Christmas tunes you love to…

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April 2020


PAVLO returns in the spring of 2020. Tickets are now on sale for what will most definitely be a sold-out performance! For being all instrumental, Pavlo’s Mediterranean music speaks for itself. Over the span of his 20-year career, Pavlo, the internationally renowned, award-winning recording artist, performer, and songwriter, has released 11 albums of his own music, plus two collaborative projects, including 2015  Guitarradas with Remigio Pereira, and 2009 Trifecta with fellow guitar masters Rik Emmett and Oscar Lopez. Pavlo has…

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