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Shaw Festival’s annual Film Series features acclaimed films and documentaries

Media Bulletin #9

Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, November 28, 2012…The eighth annual Shaw Festival Film Series starts December 1 at 3 p.m., with the screening of Benh Zeitlin’s American fantasy drama Beasts of the Southern Wild, and will continue until February 23, 2013.

The Festival Film Series will also be accompanied by a six-film documentary series beginning January 4 at 5:30 p.m. with The Queen of Versailles, a documentary by Lauren Greenfield.

Show times:

Feature films – Saturdays at 3 p.m.
Documentaries – Fridays at 5:30 p.m.
All screenings will take place at the Festival Theatre.
For the complete film line-up, visit www.shawfest.com/films.

Tickets are $11 per film. A 13-film Festival Film Pass is available for $120, a nine-film “Stocking Stuffer” is available for films showing after December 25 for $90 and a Documentary Pass is available for $60. All prices include HST. Seating is general admission. Advance tickets are available and same day tickets can be purchased at the Shaw Festival Box Office or by calling 1-800-511-SHAW (7429) or locally at 905-468-2172.

New this year— come early and enjoy a bite before the Saturday afternoon screenings. Gatherings Niagara’s Lunch Market at the Film Series will feature local food trucks and vendors including El Gastronomo Vagabundo and the Tide & Vine Oyster Company. Doors open at 1:30 p.m.

The Shaw Festival Film Series is presented by the Shaw Festival in association with Film Circuit, a division of the Toronto International Film Festival Group. In 2011, our presentation of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy was Film Circuit’s top-grossing single-booking film, with the Festival Theatre filled to capacity. 

The Shaw gratefully acknowledges the many residents of Niagara-on-the-Lake and the Friends of the Festival Film Series who have made this initiative possible, particularly major sponsors John and Carol Walker.  The Shaw Festival Film Series is generously supported by advertising sponsor Sun Media Niagara, and all profits from the Festival Film Series benefit The Shaw.

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Please visit our website at www.shawfest.com/news  for other Shaw Festival media releases. Images from the films featured during the 2013 Shaw Festival Film Series are available. To access film publicity images or The Shaw’s image bank, please 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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