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Sky Gilbert’s Naked Hamilton: The Movie Premiere, Sat Sept 20

August 1st, 2014
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naked-hamiltonNakedHamilton_c680Saturday 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/

Event, Film

Mexican cinema from the golden era, Luis Buñuel’s Los olvidados, Wed Nov 27

October 9th, 2013
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losolvidados1Wednesday 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.

Event, Film, News

Insurgent Theatre, film “The Shadow of Lucasville” Mon Aug 26 & theatre “Know Your Enemy” Tues Aug 27, 7 pm

July 21st, 2013
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InsurgentTheatre_Shadow_of_Lucasville_600SPECIAL 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/

InsurgentTheatre_Know_Your_Enemy_600Tuesday 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/

Event, Film, Special event, Theatre

Artword Theatre videos and more, Wed June 5

May 4th, 2013
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Wednesday June 5, at 8 pm, free. We will show some videos of our recent revival of Tobacco Troubadour, and more…

Event, Film, Music

Art Crawl, Friday April 13, “Behind the Kiln” 7 pm, Jazz 9:30 pm

March 4th, 2012
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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.

Dance, Event, Film, James North events, Music

Under the Influence of Dub, documentary about Klyde Broox

February 20th, 2012
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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.]

Event, Film, Literary, Spoken Word, News