cinéSARNIA

Sarnia *  Ontario * Canada

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Welcome to cinéSARNIA

cinéSARNIA  is a not-for-profit charitable volunteer group dedicated to bringing quality Canadian and international films to the city of Sarnia.  The organization operates in conjunction with the "Film Circuit", part of the Toronto International Film Festival Group.  The "Film Circuit", which is based in Toronto, is in partnership with distributors to assemble a list of films twice a year from which the associated groups select their programmes. Currently, it consists of approximately 100 communities across Canada, of which 45 are in Ontario.


The 2019-2020 Season Subscription Form is now available on our Subscriptions page

CHANGES TO UPCOMING FILM SCHEDULE

cineSARNIA has been dealing with some technical challenges that have necessitated changes to the films we are able to screen for the remainder of the season.

"Roma" replaced with "You Are Here", this Sunday afternoon

 "Roma" had been planned as a replacement for the Monday audience who were unable to make it to "The Grizzlies" due to inclement weather . "Roma", however, has been replaced with "You Are Here - A Come From Away Story" - an inspiring and upbeat crowd-pleasing documentary based on Gander’s support during the 9/11 crisis. (see below for more details)

But we have been able to reschedule "If Beale Street Could Talk" on April 7/8 at 7:30 PM (Film 11 ticket).
We will rebook "Wild Rose" and "Capernaum" in the Fall series.

Below is the schedule for the remaining screenings for this season:

March 24 @ 2:00 PM - You Are Here - A Come from Away Story
March 24 & 25 - The Guilty
April 7 & 8 - If Beale Street Could Talk

April 27 - BEST OF THE FEST
(order and times still to be determined)
- Collette
- Leave No Trace
- Les Intouchables (French with English subtitles) - #1 film in CineSARNIA’s ratings
- The Wife

All Day Pass for all four films - $30
or Individual tickets - $10


We apologize for the recent uncertainty but technical issues occurred suddenly and it was necessary to fain a workable alternative. 

Thank you to the great people at TIFF Film Circuit for facilitating the rights we needed.  Over this spring and summer, we will have some important equipment decisions to make to rectify our issue.  But all will be remedied to update our projection system over the summer for next season.



"You Are Here - A Come From Away Story"

 Bonus showing - Sunday, March 24 at 2:00 PM.  

On Monday, January 28, we had a very bad winter storm and many people couldn’t make it in for “The Grizzlies”, although it did run. We thought we could just rescreen it for another night. But when we applied to have our presentation rights renewed, we were denied. So, we thought we would offer another film on March 24 as a matinee at 2:00 PM. Originally, we chose “Roma”, but with our technical issues, we had to choose something different. We have chosen “You Are Here – A Come From Away Story”. Some of you may have seen the Broadway or Toronto stage production of “Come From Away”, the musical that tells the story of how Newfoundlanders came together to help the stranded passengers that were rerouted to Gander on September 11, 2001. This movie is a documentary on how the musical came together and the stories and people behind that fateful day.

If you still have your ticket for Monday, February 24 that was supposed to be for Film 7 – “The Grizzlies”, you can use that to get in. If you don’t have a “Film 7” ticket, you can still rush for this film. All are welcome. Rush seats are $10. The doors to the library will open by 1:00 pm that day.   


Best of the Fest

Saturday, April 27

4 Films, all in one day

$30 for an All Day Pass (all 4 films)
or
$10 for each individual film

Tickets will go on sale March 3 at the cineSarnia desk

Film titles listed above

 


Our Next Film

March 24 & 25 at 7:30 pm

"The Guilty"


plus an extra showing...


"You Are Here - A Come From Away Story"

A single matinee showing on Sunday, March 24 at 2:00 pm







 


WINTER 2019 Series

FILM
NUMBER

Date

Film

RATING

6 January 13 & 14 What They Had
Trailer
14A
7 January 27 & 28 The Grizzlies
Trailer
14A
8 February 10 & 11 Three Identical Strangers
Trailer
PG
9 March 3 & 4
Postponed for now
If Beale Street Could Talk
Trailer
NR
9 March 3 & 4
Replacement film
BLACKKKLANSMAN
Trailer
14a
10 March 24
@ 2:00 PM
You Are Here - A Come From Away Story

Trailer
NR
10 March 24 & 25 The Guilty
Trailer
NR
11 April 7 & 8 If Beale Street Could Talk
Trailer
NR
  Watch for it in September *** Rescheduled ***
Wild Rose
Trailer
NR


Watch for this film next season in September

Wild Rose

Scroll down for the trailer



Trailer for Wild Rose



posted Saturday, Dec 1

We have a very few subscriptions available for Monday nights the Winter series. 

Go to our Subscriptions tab and look for the "Click Here" link. 



Rush seats for all the films are available at the door on the night of the show if you are not a subscriber.  When you arrive at the theatre, join the RUSH LINE.   But please come early to have a better chance of admission.  Sellouts are starting to become more frequent.  At 7:15 pm, we will start selling seats as they are available. The cost of a rush ticket is $10, cash only.

                                 

Our Next Films

You Are Here
(Sunday matinee)


The Guilty
(Sunday/Monday evening)

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Sarnia Public Library Theatre

124 Christina St S

SARNIA, ON

"You Are Here"
Matinee Showing
Sunday, March 24  2:00 PM


"The Guilty"

Evening Showings
Sunday, March 24  7:30 PM
Monday, March 25  7:30 PM

 

Limited Rush Seats
$10 cash at the door
Arrive early

 

Film Description

"You Are Here"
You Are Here is an intimate feature documentary that goes deep into the community of Gander, Newfoundland where 38 airliners carrying over 6,500 passengers were forced to land after the terrorist attacks on 9/11.



Critical Notes

Looks a lot more closely and realistically at the enormous task they faced and the selfless charity it took to watch over thousands of stranded travellers.
Andrew Parker ~ The Gate

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Film Description

"The Guilty"
A police officer assigned alarm dispatch duty enters a race against time when he answers an emergency call from a kidnapped woman. Critical Notes You Are Here is an intimate feature documentary that goes deep into the community of Gander, Newfoundland where 38 airliners carrying over 6,500 passengers were forced to land after the terrorist attacks on 9/11.


Critical Notes

"Möller squeezes every drop of tension out of the concept, and then finds ways to suck the air from your lungs again." - Brent McKnight, Seattle Times

 

 

Film Information

"You Are Here"

Director: Moze Mossanen

Cast: Beverley Bass, Reg Batson, Beulah Cooper

Year: 2018

Runtime: 84 minutes

Country: Canada

Language: English

Distributor:  Independent

OFA Rating: NR

 

Film Information

"The Guilty"

Director: Gustav Möller

Cast: Jakob Cedergren, Jessica Dinnage, Omar Shargawi

Year: 2018

Runtime: 85 minutes

Country: Denmark

Language: Danish with English subtitles

Distributor:  Mongrel Media

OFA Rating: NR



Future Films
March 24 @ 2:00 PM
- You Are Here

March 24 & 25
- The Guilty

April 7 & 8
- If Beale Street Could Talk

April 27 – BEST OF THE FEST

Saturday at 10:00am, 1:30 pm,
5:00 pm and 7:30 pm

ALL DAY PASS - $30
Individual Films - $10 each

- Collette
- Leave No Trace
- Les Untouchables
- The Wife

Order to be confirmed  

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