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Shaw Festival Film Series showcases acclaimed Hollywood hits and engaging documentaries

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (November 14, 2016) – The Irish musical comedy-drama Sing Street kicks off the 2017 Shaw Festival Film Series on Saturday, December 3 at the Festival Theatre (10 Queen’s Parade) in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Now in its 12th year, the Film Series continues with weekly viewings of celebrated films and documentaries until Saturday, February 18. All profits from this annual event benefit the Shaw Festival.

Cocktails, conversation and hors d’oeuvres are on the menu at this year’s Shaw Festival Film Series fundraiser. The annual benefit follows the screening of Woody Allen’s romantic comedy-drama Café Society at 7 p.m. in The Shaw’s MacDonald Heaslip Lounge (10 Queen’s Parade). Tickets are $50 per person (price does not include admission to film).

Feature films scheduled every Saturday at 3 p.m., beginning December 3 (except December 24, Christmas Eve):

Sing Street
Hell or High Water
Captain Fantastic
Florence Foster Jenkins

Last Cab to Darwin
Café Society
Dec 3
Dec 10
Dec 17
Dec 31
January 7
January 14
Mustang (subtitles)
Little Men
La La Land

TBA
Denial
January 21
January 28
February 4
February 11
February 18

The best of documentaries presented every Friday at 6 p.m., starting January 6 (excluding February 3):

Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict
Dark Horse
Gleason
Oscar Peterson: Keeping the Groove Alive
The First Monday in May
Weiner
January 6
January 13
January 20
January 27
February 10
February 17

Show Times & Prices:

Festival Theatre (10 Queen’s Parade)
Feature Films – Saturdays at 3 p.m. • Documentaries – Fridays at 6 p.m.
General admission seating
Films: $12
Series Pass (11 films): $119
Stocking Stuffer (8 films): $88
Doc Pass (6 films): $66
All prices include tax
Call 1-800-511-SHAW (7429), visit www.shawfest.com/films or drop by theFestival Theatre Box Office to purchase tickets.

The annual Shaw Festival Film Series is presented by the Shaw Festival in association with Film Circuit, the Toronto International Film Festival’s film outreach programme.

The Shaw gratefully acknowledges 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 the St. Catharines Standard, Niagara Falls Review and the Welland Tribune.

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