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Oscar nominated Precious: Based on the Novel “Push” by Sapphire confirmed for Shaw Festival Film Series

New screening dates for “Precious” and “Séraphine”, along with special screening of Glenn Gould documentary added 

 

Media Bulletin #1

 

 

Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, February 3, 2010. . . .The gritty and inspirational Precious: Based on the Novel “Push” by Sapphire has been confirmed for The Shaw’s Festival Film Series and will be screened on February 20.  The film Séraphine, about French artist Séraphine de Senlis, originally scheduled for February 20 will now be shown on February 6.

Precious: Based on the Novel “Push” by Sapphire
recently received six Oscar nominations in the Best Picture, Best Actress (Gabourey Sidibe), Best Supporting Actress (Mo’Nique), Best Adapted Screenplay (Geoffrey Fletcher), Best Director (Lee Daniels) and Best Editing categories.

Tickets for the Festival Film Series are $11 per person. Advance tickets and same day tickets can be purchased at the Shaw Festival Box Office or by calling 1-800-511-SHAW (7429) (locally 905-468-2172).  Feature films are scheduled at 3 pm each Saturday from now until February 27.  Documentaries screen at 6 pm each Wednesday until February 17.

A special screening of Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould, a new Canadian documentary that received great praise at the 2009 Toronto Film Festival, will be presented on February 28 at 2 pm at the Festival Theatre in support of the Shaw Festival and Music Niagara.  A reception with wine and hors d’oeuvres will follow in the Macdonald Heaslip Lounge.  Music will be provided by the Gould String Quartet.  Tickets are $50 (film and reception) and $20 (film only).  Advance and same day tickets can be ordered through the Shaw Festival Box Office.  Generously supported by Inniskillin.

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In the spirit of George Bernard Shaw, the Shaw Festival provokes the mind and stirs the soul through a theatre experience so compelling that, year after year, ever-broadening groups of artists, audiences and supporters are drawn to our work in Niagara-on-the-Lake and beyond.

Please visit our website at www.shawfest.com/news for other Shaw Festival media releases. For more information members of the media may contact:

Odette Yazbeck
Public Relations Director
(905) 468-2153 or 1-800-657-1106 ext. 2222
odette@shawfest.com

Jenniffer Anand
Public Relations Coordinator
(905) 468-2153 or 1-800-657-1106 ext. 2224
janand@shawfest.com

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