Film


ENJOY THE VIP EXPERIENCE WITH DOWNTOWN MOVIE LOUNGE

I know we’re all sick of seeing photos of all our friends down south at the movies with their cushy reclining chairs and enjoying a nice glass of wine or a beer at their seats. Good news is we don’t have to be jealous anymore! With the opening of Sudbury’s latest theatre the Downtown Movie Lounge it’s time to get comfortable and enjoy the high life in their new location at the former Rainbow Cinema. We got in touch with Downtown Movie Lounge and got the scoop on our latest addition to the entertainment scene.  Tell us more about......

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Who Will We See On National Canadian Film Day: Atom or Ryan?

Earlier this month, Sudbury Indie Cinema Co-op announced it’s hosting National Canadian Film Day on Wednesday, April 20th- a countrywide celebration of Canadian movies. Last year, with its crushing grassroots support, when Indie Cinema stepped into the local planning team, Sudbury’s CanFilmDay audience numbers shot us into the top 3% of all screenings across Canada. “We were quite shocked to learn months later from the head-honchos in Toronto that Sudbury had pulled one of the largest crowds in the country,” says Beth Mairs. Indie Cinema’s Project Manager. “ The folks at Reel Canada determined to help us this year......

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Check Your Inbox: You’ve Got Male

Gabrielle Bonin, Hannah Petingola, and Adriana Nicolucci (one of our co-founders!) are three recent graduates of Laurentian University with a strong passion for LGBT rights, issues, and education. They worked together during their final year of school to create a documentary short entitled You’ve Got Male; a film that explores the meaning of gender and masculinity from the perspective of local men in Sudbury. We talked to them about the idea behind You’ve Got Male, the creative process, and what they have planned for the upcoming year. Oh, and why someone called Laurentian Security on them (it’s a funny......

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SCIENCE NORTH IMAX®: The Next Generation

Last month, Science North’s IMAX® Theatre was closed for some pretty awesome upgrades. The theatre reopened February 6, 2016, with the world’s most state-of-the-art advanced cinema technology–IMAX with Laser, the third of its kind in Canada (after ScotiaBank Theatre in Toronto and TELUS World of Science in Edmonton). With this new laser system, Science North’s IMAX Theatre can now offer the best cinematic programming for their documentaries and feature-length films. Before the transition from film to digital, they were only able to screen 5-7 documentaries every year but now they can screen anywhere from 30 to 40 films a......

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Three Things You Should Know about Music and Film In Motion

Music and Film in Motion (MFM) is Sudbury’s go-to place for information on film production in the north. A division of Cultural Industries Ontario North (CION), MFM works to support all media productions, from feature films to music videos, shot right here in northern Ontario. They are heavily involved in the Sudbury community, hosting workshops for media artists, marketing local films and creations, and planning public events. “The goal for everything MFM does when it comes to the film and music industries is geared towards the overall promotion of the healthy and sustainable growth of all Northern Ontario’s cultural......

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LIVEN UP YOUR WINTER WITH BANFF MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL

Maybe you’ve got an adventurous side or maybe you’re more of a wallflower. At the Banff Mountain Film Festival there’s no need to decide! On Friday January 22nd join Laurentian University’s Outdoor Adventure Leadership Program as they host the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour, a one day only event featuring the best in adventure documentaries. Coming off the heels of the 9 day Banff Mountain Film Festival earlier this fall the World Tour brings stories of profound journeys, unexpected adventures and ground-breaking expeditions told by renowned authors, photographers, adventurers and filmmakers from around the globe to fans in......

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The Who-What-Where on Indie Cinema

Picture this: film festivals, international hits, lectures with industry professionals, and year round festival-quality film…all happening right here in our hometown! Indie Cinema has already started to make this happen, and they aren’t stopping now! Our Very Own Arts Hub When Sudbury’s Rainbow Cinema closed its doors, a steering committee comprised of past patrons, filmmakers and independent film advocates created the not-for-profit co-op Indie Cinema, whose goal is to bring independent film and industry to the north. Although they originally anticipated moving into Rainbow Cinema’s theatre complex, they instead will be repurposing the former Louis De Gonzagues School on......

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