FESTIVALS

FESTIVALS
FESTIVALS are held twice each season at THE GAYETY AND SIMCOE ST theatres.
Usually, the first weekend of December and May.

Sat. Apr 30 at THE GAYETY
10 AM & 1 PM

 

GUANTANAMO’S CHILD: OMAR KHADR

Omar Khadr: child soldier or unrepentant terrorist? The 28-year-old Canadian has been a polarizing figure since he was 15. In 2002, Khadr was captured by Americans in Afghanistan and charged with war crimes. In October 2010, Khadr pleaded guilty in return … Continue reading

Sat. Apr 30  at THE GAYETY
4 PM & 7 PM

ROOM

Based on the best selling book, ROOM is a highly suspenseful and emotional exploration of the love between a mother and child. To five-year-old Jack, ROOM is the world. It’s where he was born. It’s where he and his Ma … Continue reading

Sat. Apr 30 at THE SIMCOE STREET THEATRE
10 AM & 1 PM

CAROL

CAROL follows two women from very different backgrounds who find themselves in an unexpected love affair in 1950s New York. As conventional norms of the time challenge their undeniable attraction, an honest story emerges to reveal the resilience of the … Continue reading

Sat. Apr 30 at THE SIMCOE STREET THEATRE
4 PM & 7 PM

HYENA ROAD

 Writer-director-star Paul Gross’ new film portrays the heroic duties undertaken by Canadian armed forces in Afghanistan with the same gut-wrenching immediacy that Gross brought in his epic Passchendaele. Hyena Road is a masterful examination of modern warfare that drops viewers … Continue reading

Sun. May 1, 2016 at THE GAYETY
10 AM & 1 PM

MAVIS!

MAVIS! is the first documentary on gospel/soul music legend and civil rights icon Mavis Staples and her family group, The Staple Singers. From the freedom songs of the ’60s and hits like “I’ll Take You There” in the ’70s, to … Continue reading

Sun. May 1, 2016 at THE GAYETY
4 & 7 PM

GRANDMA

Comedy legend Lily Tomlin stars as aging poet and quick-witted grump, Elle, who has lost her partner and is struggling to make ends meet. A surprise visit from her granddaughter, Sage, who is in dire need of some cash leads … Continue reading