17 Jan New titles, new venues, same festival vibe
Even though our theatres are cozy they also tend to fill up quickly! We know waiting in the rush-line can be tense, so we’ve made some changes to increase capacity at the festival this year. We will be simulcasting the same film to both theatres at The Screening Room — when one theatre fills up, we’ll open the next one! We’ve swapped out Memorial Hall for Theological Hall on Queen’s Campus.
Theological Hall is nestled in behind Grant Hall and just down the lane from CFRC. Even if you don’t know exactly where it is yet, we LOVE banners so we’ll be sure to have lots of signage marking the route up to the hall. It’s a quick drive or walk from Princess Street and when you arrive you’ll experience Canadian films in comfy seats in a theatre with lots of old limestone city charm (and as a bonus, there’s free parking on evenings and weekends). We’ll have directions and maps available right here on our website (which is mobile-friendly so you can keep checking for updates all festival long) as well as directions and parking info for all of our venues.
Here are our screening venues this year:
NEW FEATURE FILM TITLES
We’re excited to share another round of titles with you, including Hugh Gibson’s documentary THE STAIRS, that was just crowned Best Canadian Film of the Year by the Toronto Film Critics Association (he split the $100,000 prize with his fellow nominees, our pals Kaz Radwanski and Matt Johnson and earned an unofficial title of being pretty much the nicest guy ever). The films this week include 2 road-trip flicks: a coming-of-age tale from Kingston-born director Bruce McDonald and another through Ireland and Scotland for Celtic FC mega-fan Jay Baruchel.