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Shivers Film Society Comes Home with Canadadrome

Last year, when we talked to Shivers Film Society co-director Vince D’Amato, he noted his plans to bring Shivers’ U.K.-based Canadian cult film screening series back to his Vancouver hometown. Well, he’s made good on his word and Shivers’ new series, Canadadrome, a monthly spotlight on Canadian genre shorts and features, is set to debut at the Pacific Cinematheque on January 27, 2012. This all-day event will feature beer and wine for sale and  local filmmakers in attendance for Q&As, providing some much-needed Canuxploitation love on the west coast.

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So far two Canadadrome programs have been announced:

January 27, 2013 @ 1pm:

  • The Familiar (short, D: Kody Zimmermann)
  • Hike (short, D: Jennifer Campbell)
  • Bong of the Dead (D:  Thomas Newman)
  • Cube (D: Vincenzo Natali)

February 24, 2013 @ 1pm:

  • Jack (short, D: Krishan Randel)
  • Madame Soliel’s Tea Party (short, D: Nadine L’Esperancel)
  • The Hard Cut Double/Feature  (D: Creepy Six Films)
  • Pontypool (D: Bruce McDonald)

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Ticket are $12 at the door ($10 for members). For more details, see the Shivers Film Society site and the Facebook event page.

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Barry J. Gillis’ THE KILLING GAMES Hits Calgary

Good news for “THINGS-ites,” genre addicts and other fans of outré offerings–THINGS star and WICKED WORLD director Barry J. Gillis’ newest cinema experience will receive a midnight screening The Calgary International Film Festival on September 22, 2012. Fans of Gillis’ earlier films will definitely be excited to check out the world premiere of THE KILLING GAMES, which involves a would-be vigilante whose daughter is repeatedly attacked after she witnesses a murder. Gillis is no stranger to portraying brutality on film and this may be his most intense work yet, as the film was previously turned down by Edmonton International Film Festival for its excessive violence.

Tickets are already on sale, so check out the trailer:

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Upcoming Screenings: July 2012

While many of us discovered Canuxploitation films through late night TV screenings and VHS rentals, there’s still something special about catching a locally produced B-movie classic in the theatre alongside other Canadian film fans. Here’s our monthly update featuring upcoming classic Canadian cinema screenings. Want your screening listed? Contact us.

TUCKER & DALE VS EVIL
July 12 @ 7pm
Rickshaw Theatre, Vancouver
A double bill with FRIDAY THE 13TH (1980), presented by Shivers.

THE FLY
July 27 @ 11:15 and July 29 @ 8:15
Mayfair Theatre, Ottawa
Cronenberg’s icky remake buzzes around for a return engagement in the nation’s capital.  More info here.

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Upcoming Screenings: June 2012

While many of us discovered Canuxploitation films through late night TV screenings and VHS rentals, there’s still something special about catching a locally produced B-movie classic in the theatre alongside other Canadian film fans. Here’s our monthly update featuring upcoming classic Canadian cinema screenings. Want your screening listed? Contact us.

AGENCY
June 1, 9:30
Trash Palace, Toronto
Tax shelter classic about a conservative political party that unleashes a conspiracy of dirty psychological tricks to get people to vote for them. My, how far fetched! More info here.

THE GATE — 35mm
June 21, 8pm
Toronto Underground Cinema
Canuxploitation.com is proud to co-sponsor a screening of Tibor Tackas’ kid horror classic  THE GATE, part of Rue Morgue magazine’s monthly CineMacabre screening series. More info here.

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Upcoming Screenings: May 2012

While many of us discovered Canuxploitation films through late night TV screenings and VHS rentals, there’s still something special about catching a locally produced B-movie classic in the theatre alongside other Canadian film fans. Here’s our monthly update featuring upcoming classic Canadian cinema screenings. Want your screening listed? Contact us.

STRANGE SHADOWS IN AN EMPTY ROOM — 16mm
May 4, 8pm
Blue Sunshine, Montreal
The classic Italo-Montreal ’70s co-prodcution features gritty locations, thrilling car chases and lots of sleazy cop action. More info here.

DEADEN / $LASHERS / THE HARD CUT / VIDEODROME
May 20, 3pm-11pm
Roxy Bar and Screen, London, U.K.
Three indie horror films plus an early Cronenberg masterpiece–show up for one or stay all day for this Canadian horror quadruple bill from SHIVERS UK, the first in a series of screenings titled “The Influence of the Canadian Tax Shelter Films”.

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