By Mike Keenan
The Brock University Film Society (BUFS) got off to a great start with their season opener, “The Farewell,” screened at the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre Film House in downtown St. Catharines Thursday, Sept. 19.
Supported by the Department of Communication, Popular Culture and Film in the Faculty of Social Sciences at Brock, BUFS has been bringing the best in independent and art house cinema to St. Catharines and the Niagara region for more than 40 years.
The BUFS screenings take place most Thursday nights at 7 p.m. throughout the school year with some featuring introductions, short presentations and prizes.
Tickets for all BUFS shows are available at the Film House in the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre (PAC) on the evening of the screenings. General admission is $9.50 or $7 for members. Memberships are available for $30 through the Film House website.
Anthony Kinik, Film Professor, says, “BUFS is a pillar of the Niagara cinephile scene, and it has been since 1975. BUFS screenings have a wonderful energy to them, one that comes from the combination of artful, thought-provoking films, eager, savvy audiences, and a premium theatre experience. This is film culture the way it was meant to be, with animated discussions continuing long after the credits roll, and spilling out onto the streets of St. Catharines.”
Upcoming Films are Sept. 26 – The Last Black Man In San Francisco, Oct 3 – Marianne & Leonard: Words Of Love, Oct. 10 – Where’d You Go, Bernadette, Oct. 17 – David Crosby, Remember My Name, Oct. 24 – The Souvenir, Oct. 31 – The Dead Don’t Die.
The website offers more information at https://brocku.ca/social-sciences/cpcf/brock-university-film-series
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