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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 Film Circuit, part of the Toronto International Film Festival Group.  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.



cinéSARNIA Celebrates 20 Years



cinéSARNIA invites its subscriber members to help celebrate 20 years of film enjoyment.  Over the last two decades we have shown almost 200 films to an average subscriber base of 500 viewers per year and in addition to many rush viewers from the community.  The committee members are proud to have been a part of such a successful venture and look forward to the celebration weekend in April, 2015.  We hope that you will join us for a mini-festival and much more.

Schedule of Events

Friday, April 17, 2015

7:00 p.m

BOYHOOD  - Watch Trailer

Saturday, April 18, 2015

1:00 p.m

WHIPLASH  - Watch Trailer

 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.

GALA RECEPTION at LIMBO LOUNGE for subscribers attending screening of Canadian Gala film


8:00 p.m.



One film to be chosen from the following:

  - Watch Trailer

IN HER PLACE  - Watch Trailer
  -  Watch Trailer
  - Watch Trailer

Preparation for the Mini-festival

  ·         January 11/12 and January 25/26
           Subscribers express interest in attending one or more films
  ·         February 8/9
          Subscribers vote for the Canadian Gala film **
  ·         March 8/9
          Announcement of audience Canadian film choice
  ·         March 29/30 and April 12/13
          Ticket sales for one or more of the 3 films offered April 17/18
   ** Use the links to the descriptions of and the film trailers for the 4
Canadian films to make your own personal choice.  As noted
above, you will vote with your ticket stub at the  February 8/9
film, One Chance.


Upcoming Films

January 25 & 26


Critical Notes

A movie you can laugh along and dance to, and may well become the very first musical in London’s West End to bring disco to the grim Welsh coal mines

 February 8 & 9

One Chance

Critical Notes

"An utterly formulaic but sweet movie that does what a crowd-pleaser is meant to do."- David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter

"The problem with the film is that Paul Potts's life story has been put through the Hollywood meatgrinder."-Cath Clarke, Time Out

"A sweet, funny, heartfelt film, and while we may know all along how it all turns out, Paul's signature performance still gives us chills."-Annlee Ellingson, Los Angeles Times


 February 8 & 9

Force Majeure

Critical Notes

"This brilliant, viciously amusing takedown of bourgeois complacency, gender stereotypes and assumptions and the illusion of security rubs your face in human frailty as relentlessly as any Michael Haneke movie." - Stephen Holden, New York Times

 "Meticulous and deliberately paced, Force Majeure unexpectedly hits the viewer like an emotional avalanche." - Claudia Puig, USA Today

"Filmmaker Ruben Östlund shifts gears from humor to psychological thriller, redefining courage and family in the process. Force Majeure is a jolt. You won't know what hit you." - Peter Travers, Rolling Stone