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Genre: Music

Fiddler on the Roof

“Tradition.”

Director Norman Jewison‘s lavish screen adaptation of the internationally acclaimed Broadway production recalls the glory days of Hollywood musicals via the endearing story of Tevye (Topol), a poor Jewish milkman whose love, pride and faith in his shtetl help him face the increasing oppression of turn-of-the-century Czarist Russia.

“Sentimental in a theatrical way, romantic in the oldfashioned way, nostalgic of immigration days, affirmative of human decency, loyalty, bravery and folk humor.” (Variety)

The Gentlemen Hecklers Present: Footloose (1984)

The Gentlemen Hecklers Present: Footloose (1984)

“You won’t get any dancing here, it’s illegal.” The Gentlemen Hecklers return to the Rio Theatre on Wednesday, April 12 to cut loose (and kick off their Sunday shoes) when they present the ultimate game of Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon – the 1980s pop-culture classic FOOTLOOSE. In this iconic 80s romantic drama, Bacon stars… Continue Reading

The Lure

The Lure

In this bold, genre-defying horror-musical mashup — the playful and confident debut of Polish director Agnieszka Smoczynska — a pair of carnivorous mermaid sisters are drawn ashore in an alternate ’80s Poland to explore the wonders and temptations of life on land. Their tantalizing siren songs and otherworldly aura make them overnight sensations as nightclub… Continue Reading

Singin’ in the Rain

Singin’ in the Rain

Given all the accolades and attention being given to Damien Chazelle‘s LA LA LAND (currently up for 14 Oscars!), it seemed like the perfect time to give some much-deserved attention to one of the inspirations for it – and one of the most beloved musicals of all time – SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN. Gene Kelly… Continue Reading

La La Land

La La Land

Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone star in what is now one of the most Osar-nominated films (including Best Picture, Director, Actor, Actress, and Best Song) of all time, Damien Chazelle‘s (WHIPLASH) enchanting nod to Hollywood’s musical heyday, LA LA LAND. Mia (Stone), an aspiring actress, serves lattes to movie stars in between auditions and Sebastian… Continue Reading

Sid & Nancy

Sid & Nancy

Gary Oldman is spellbinding in his breakthrough performance as Sex Pistol Sid Vicious in Alex Cox‘s landmark look at one of the most notoriously dysfunctional (not to mention tragic) takes on one of rock ‘n roll’s most well known love stories, SID & NANCY.  Borderline Shakespearean in its arc, the film follows the breakout success… Continue Reading

Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars

Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars

Ground control to Major Tom… Though frequently enjoyed alone, in the dark, with headphones, David Bowie‘s transformational concept album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars may actually best be enjoyed in the dark… and on the big screen, with even bigger sound. Released theatrically in 1973 and recently remastered,… Continue Reading

Nick Cave: One More Time with Feeling

Nick Cave: One More Time with Feeling

Originally envisioned as a “one night only” cinema event to accompany the release of a new record, director Andrew Dominik’s (Chopper, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, Killing Them Softly), ONE MORE TIME WITH FEELING documents the intimate aspects of the writing and recording process as well as an opportunity for… Continue Reading

The Sound of Music

The Sound of Music

Nuns, lonely goat herds, Christopher Plummer, raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens are just a few of the things that makes Robert Wise’s classic THE SOUND OF MUSIC one of our favourite things! Join us on Friday, December 23 for an all-ages-welcome showing of one of the most hand-down beloved big-screen musicals of all… Continue Reading

Landfill Harmonic

Landfill Harmonic

“A symphony of the human spirit!” Get ready to stand up and cheer for one of this year’s most acclaimed, inspiring, and joyful documentaries, LANDFILL HARMONIC. Follow the true story of Paraguayan music director Favio Chavez, who guides the Recycled Orchestra of Cateura, a group made up of young people from a slum community that… Continue Reading

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