Movies are back at Stratus! We’re pleased to partner with NAC | Niagara Artists Centre and act as vineyard backdrop to this year’s Mighty Niagara Film Fest; a cinematic celebration including films made about or in Niagara and global films of special interest. Films will screen from Wednesday, August 18 – Sunday, August 22 at unique venues across the region.
Stratus is excited to host the following five evenings of film.
Tickets: Single Screening Ticket $15 + tax Gallery Players presents The General at Stratus Vineyards $30 + tax 4-film passes – $45
- Single Screening Ticket $15 + tax
- Gallery Players presents The General at Stratus Vineyards $30 + tax
- 4-film passes – $45
Limited seating to keep us all center and safe! Wines by the glass, kettle corn, artisan chips and dips available for purchase. Doors open at 8 pm.
Wednesday, August 18 & Thursday, August 19
The General With The Gallery Players Of Niagara
Presented in partnership with The Gallery Players of Niagara Introduction by film programmer Joan Nicks Live improvised score performed by the Gallery Players of Niagara Consistently ranked among the greatest films ever made, Buster Keaton’s The General is so brilliantly conceived and executed that it continues to inspire awe and laughter with every viewing.
Friday, August 20
The Truffle Hunters
Deep in the forests of Piedmont, Italy, a handful of men, seventy or eighty years young, hunt for the rare and expensive white Alba truffle—which to date has resisted all of modern science’s efforts at cultivation. They’re guided by a secret culture and training passed down through generations, as well as by the noses of their cherished and expertly-trained dogs. They live a simpler, slower way of life, in harmony with their loyal animals and their picture-perfect land, seemingly straight out of a fairy tale. They’re untethered to cell phone screens or the Internet, opting instead to make their food and drink by hand and prioritizing in-person connections and community.
Saturday, August 21
Talking About Trees
Premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival (Panorama) 2019, this poignant and witty documentary focuses on four Sudanese directors whose careers have been stalled since a military coup in 1989 triggered the collapse of the country’s film industry. The film begins surreally with the filmmakers recreating the famous ‘closeup’ scene from Sunset Boulevard. None of them have worked properly in years. Now a power outage prevents them from even watching a movie, so they make do.
Sunday, August 22
A Reggae Session
Gathered together for one night in a lifetime, the legendary names of Reggae music and more met at Fort Charles, Jamaica, in a musical event that would make Reggae history and reverberate around the world.