Winter 2024 Film Series, Everyday Heroes header.

“It’s the people who define the cities.”

(Mikael Colville-Andersen, The Life-Sized City)

Winter 2024

BI-WEEKLY @ the Museum - 5810 Ferry St.
FREE with Membership -- $5 Non-Members
6:45 PM

All Thursday night films are introduced by film critic and programmer Joan Nicks.

Buy tickets here


Parking behind the Museum is currently under construction as we build our exciting new Culture Hub. 

Look for City parking lots off of Main Street, Ferry Street, and Peer Street. You will also find on-street parking throughout the neighbourhood. 


1 hr 38 mins (Kenneth Branagh, 2021) 
Rated: PG

Drama: Branagh’s personal coming-of-age story is set in 1960s Northern Ireland. Starring Jude Hill, Judi Dench, Caitriona Balfe, Jamie Dornan. TIFF, BAFTA awards.

Photo of Geese Flying

february 15

1 hr 59 mins (Clement Virgo, 2022)
Rated: 14A

Drama: Sons of a Jamaican-Canadian mother struggle to survive in 1990s Toronto. Starring Lamar Johnson, Aaron Pierre. TIFF Awards: best film, director, lead role.

Lamar Johnson and Aaron Pierre sitting from film Brother.

february 29

1 hr 58 mins (Jim Jarmusch, 2016)
Rated: PG

Comedy-Drama: A New Jersey bus driver (Adam Driver) observes the rituals of city life on his regular route and after-hours. Several best actor awards for Adam Driver.

Adam Driver in film Paterson.

a serious man 
march 14

1 hr 46 mins (Coen Brothers, 2009)
Rated: 14A

Comedy-Drama: A suburban Jewish man experiences the absurdities of late 1960s Minnesotan life.

Starring Michael Stuhlbarg, Richard Kind, Sari Lennick. Golden Globes, best actor.


Michael Stuhlbarg in the film A Serious Man.

modern times
March 28

1 hr 27 mins (Charles Chaplin, 2019)
Rated: G

Comedy-Drama: Part talkie/part silent film, Chaplin’s Little Tramp is society’s everyman trapped in the industrial age. American Film Institute List, Best 100 Films citation.   

Charlie Chaplin in Modern Times.


Photograph of Joan Nicks

Joan Nicks, film critic and writer, programs film series for the Niagara Falls History Museum and advises on film programming for the Niagara Artists Centre (NAC). She collaborates with the Gallery Players of Niagara on special silent film events. She curated image projections for the “Flutes en Route” concert (2017) featuring flutist Doug Miller, and concerts by Chorus Niagara and Toronto Orpheus Choir. She is recipient of the Laura Sabia Award (2003) for women’s contributions to the arts in Niagara.