Thursday October 1, 2015 at 8 pm, free. Sneak preview of a film by dancer/choreographer Learie Mc Nicolls, a film version of his dance work Resurrection. For the past 10 months, Learie has been filming it at Artword Artbar, and editing it at home. If he determines that it is “finished”, we will have an official public screening later. Resurrection is the second dance work in his autobiographical trilogy: the first is Armour presented in Toronto a decade ago, and the third is Transformation presented at Artword Artbar this past spring and summer.
Friday February 27, 2015, at 8 pm, $10. Jazz history at Artword Artbar: David Lee, musician and author of The Battle of the Five Spot, talks about Ornette Coleman‘s historic 1959 debut at New York’s Five Spot Cafe. The talk is followed by a showing of the newly-remastered Shirley Clarke film from 1984, Ornette: Made in America (running time 85 mins.)
Wednesday, October 29, 2014, at 7:00 pm. Green Cottage Industries presents a screening of the film Cowspiracy followed by a discussion facilitated by Michael Nabert and Peter Ormond. Cowspiracy describes some of the world’s challenges and how they relate to animal agriculture. Yet our meat-eating habits are rarely mentioned as an obstacle to a more sustainable planet. The film Cowspiracy turns this silence on it’s head. Veganism and healthy dietary choices are a major part of the solution to a greener planet. Screening at 7:00 pm, discussion following the film 8:30 pm.
Video published August 28, 2014: This video is fantastic. Thanks Lou! The wonderful Lou Molinaro of This Ain’t Hollywood tips the hat to a lot of folks in the ‘hood, including us at Artword Artbar. Unfortunately we were out of town for the video shoot, so we missed our big chance to be in a rock video. Love our beat-cop Gary!
Here’s their intro from YouTube: ‘Tongue Fu are a Rock N Roll 6-pack from Hamilton Ontario Canada. The band consists of Gord Lewis, Rob Sweeney, Dave Elley, Gene Champagne, Greg Brisco & Lou Molinaro. James Street North is dedicated to a neighbourhood that we love in our fine city of Hamilton Ontario. Melissa Marchese was our muse as we followed her along. The video also includes some of the terrific Hamilton folks who are making our neighbourhood a cool vibrant place! Ladies & Gentlemen, welcome to JAMES STREET NORTH!!” For the lyrics … Read more…
Saturday September 20, 2014, two screenings at 8 and 10 pm, $10. Sky Gilbert’s Naked Hamilton: The Movie Premiere, starring Elley-Ray Hennessy and Scott McCord. “A Hamilton hardcore couple try to take over their favourite bar.”
The full original play ran at Artword Artbar in November 2012, starring Elley-Ray Hennessy (Hamilton Bus Stop) and Scott McCord (Scott McCord and the BonaFide Truth). The production was written specifically for the intimate cafe-bar environment at Artword Artbar. One portion of the play has been made into a film, and is being premiered in its home bar! It is a film about working class people – everywhere — and about cities – everywhere — cities that put massive corporate profits above quality of human life. Tickets on-line at http://www.hammertheatre.org/naked-hamilton/
Wednesday November 27 at 8 pm. Free admission. RAPS presents “An evening of Mexican cinema from the golden era”, a screening of Los olvidados (The forgotten ones), México, 1950, directed by Luis Buñuel’s (known in the US as “The Young and the Damned”).
A group of juvenile delinquents live a violent and crime-filled life in the festering slums of Mexico City, and the morals of young Pedro are gradually corrupted and destroyed by the others. The film won the Golden Ariel for Luis Buñuel at the Ariel Awards, and Best Director: Luis Buñuel at the Cannes Film Festival.
Guest speaker Andrès Miramontes, Mexican social activist and philosopher attending McMaster University, will introduce the film and facilitate discussion after the screening.
Insurgent Theatre, film “The Shadow of Lucasville” Mon Aug 26 & theatre “Know Your Enemy” Tues Aug 27, 7 pm
SPECIAL EVENT: Monday August 26 and Tuesday August 27 at 7 pm. Artword Artbar is pleased to host Insurgent Theatre, currently touring with two projects: a film, The Shadow of Lucasville, screening and facilitated conversation, and their newest play Know Your Enemy. (They brought “In the Belly” to Artword Artbar two years ago.)
Monday August 26, 7 pm: Film: The Shadow of Lucasville, the follow-up to the award winning documentary film, The Great Incarcerator, part 1: Dark Little Secret. Directed by D Jones – 60 minutes. https://www.facebook.com/TheShadowOfLucasvilleMovie
The Shadow of Lucasville revisits the 1993 uprising at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility, one of the longest in U.S. history, while exploring the fight for human rights and media exposure through inmate uprisings in response to mass incarceration and dehumanization supported by the prison industrial complex. The film will be followed by conversation with former prisoners. $5-20 suggested donation, no one turned away for lack of funds. Here is some background on the Lucasville case: http://insurgenttheatre.org/public_html/LAYERS.pdf
Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/363487253780074/
Tuesday August 27, 7pm. Theatre: Know Your Enemy: A Theatrical Examination of Police and Prison in America. Written by Ben Turk, Directed by Kate Pleuss, Performed by Ben Turk – 90 minutes. insurgenttheatre.org
What does it mean to be a compassionate, dedicated, humane police officer in the country with the world’s highest incarceration rate and a continuing tradition of racial injustice? Know Your Enemy examines the role of police using stripped down interactive theatre, critical understanding of history and the power of silent refusal. Know your history. Know your rights. Know your enemy.
$5-20 suggested donation, no one turned away for lack of funds. Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/553383351388176/
Friday April 13 (James North Art Crawl), from 7 pm-9:15: “Behind the Kiln” multi-media dance, music, video collaborations in real-time. Dancers include: Olga Barrios, Liz Bates, Laura Reid, Victoria Slager, Grace Loney, Tanis MacArthur. Musicians include: Brier Pomfret, Ronald Weihs. Video vee-jaying by Judith Sandiford.
9:30 – midnight (tip jar): Jazz with Emily Kemp vocals, Scott MacIntosh guitar, Jordan Snider drums, Tom Altobelli bass, and Chris Bruder piano.
Under the Influence of Dub from Luke Banville on Vimeo. Klyde Broox is an award winning dub poet and author. This short documentary highlights his migration from Jamaica to Canada. Directed/Edited: Luke Banville; Director of Photography: Jake Levinsky; Sound Design/Music: Conor Sullivan; Sheridan College Media Arts – 2012. [The performance portions of this documentary were filmed at Klyde’s PoeMagic evenings at Artword Artbar.]
Monday February 20 at 8 pm. We’ll be open for a special event — “Love In Motion: A Post-Materialist Love-in” at Artword Artbar. . . featuring Janice Lee (acoustic guitar/spoken word), Lorimer Longhaul (spoken word), Kendall Downey (spoken word) and a screening of the animated short “Condiment Love” (stop motion animation) by Aaron Fitzpatrick…
Here are some links: Janice Lee www.janjolee.net
Lorimer Longhaul http://lorimerlonghaul.wordpress.com/
Kendall Downey http://www.flickr.com/photos/kendallx
Aaron Fitzpatrick www.fitzpromedia.com
Friday, February 10, 2012, from 8 pm onwards… (James North Art Crawl). Music, dance, video, and all of the above. Opening guest set: Rob Willett, guitar and voice. Second set, “Behind the Kiln” part one, dance and music improvised before your eyes, featuring Tanis MacArthur, with the improvising orchestra (Trio Arjento plus friends). Third set, a more formal concert set by Trio Arjento , Jennifer Lockman piano, Tom Shea guitar, Orange McFarland stand-up bass, (minus Marcy Hull who is not able to join in). Last set, “Behind the Kiln” part two, more real-time collaborations and live video-mix by Judith Sandiford, with guest musicians (including Angela Macaroni on flute) and dancer/movers including Jenny Rae on a visit from Thailand
Wednesday, January 25 at 8 pm, $5. A Multi-Media, Music & Animation Showcase! Featuring animated shorts (Animated Doom Prophecies) by Aaron Fitzpatrick from Hamilton (FitzproMedia.com) – . View some of Aaron’s animation here: www.fitzpromedia.com
Plus guest artists Miramichi from Hamilton (Experimental Electronica) (http://www.facebook.com/miramichimusic?sk=wall)
Plus Slender Loris (Quirk Rock Exploration), and Lorimer Longhaul (Spoken Word/Squat Poetry)