Events Calendar

Touch Tour: Museum Collection Behind-the-Scenes

Join Assistant Curator, Sara Byers as she takes you behind the scenes at the Niagara Falls History Museum. Explore the artefact storage room and get hands on with the museum collection. Understand how artefacts are brought into the museum collection and learn stories behind some new and rarely seen artefacts.

 

Video will be released at 7pm on January 21, click here to watch: https://youtu.be/NorP-56cnwg

Online Event

January 21, 2021 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Winter Film Series: Newshounds on Screen – Journalism at Stake

His Girl Friday (Howard Hanks, 1940, 1 hr/32 mins.) Rated PG
Screwball comedy: Hildy Johnson (Rosalind Russell) navigates a male newsroom, banters with a clever editor (Cary Grant), and chases a serious story. 
Options for Viewing: Prime Video Streaming Service, CTV Movies App (Free) St. Catharines Public Library Loan, Rent on Apple TV ($4.99)
Link to Movie Matters Talk (video will drop on January 28 @ 7pm): https://youtu.be/SZn-pj06jmc

Online Event

January 28, 2021 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

J4BL Book Club

Join J4BL founder Sherri Darlene to read and discuss her powerful book selections. As Niagara's grassroots organization Justice4BlackLives continues to grow and impact the region with their hands on approach to combating systematic racism. Join Sherri Darlene in the fight for change through education and much needed discussion. Her book selections are deliberate and purposeful and will spark your thirst for a truthful knowledge.

February book selection:

Why I’m No Longer Talking To White People About Race
by Reni Eddo-Lodge

"THIS WAS A BOOK THAT WAS BEGGING TO BE WRITTEN. ESSENTIAL." (Marlon James)

 

Participation is limited to 10 individuals and pre-registration is required. Email Christine at [email protected] by January 28th to register. 

Online Event

February 4, 2021 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Winter Film Series: Newshounds on Screen – Journalism at Stake

GENTLEMAN’S AGREEMENT (Elia Kazan, 1947, 1 hr/58 mins.) Rated PG
Drama: A journalist (Gregory Peck) assumes a false identity to investigate anti-Semitism in New York City. With John Garfield and Dorothy McGuire.
Options for Viewing:
St. Catharines Public Library Loan, Rent on Apple TV ($4.99)
Link to Movie Matters Talk (video will drop on February 11 @ 7pm): Link Coming Soon 

Online Event

February 11, 2021 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Walking the Talk

Join us for a digital screening of the film Walking the Talk, produced and directed by Ayo Adewumi.

The murder of George Floyd by the police in the USA sparked another round of anti-racism protests all around the world. "Walking the Talk" is an account of how people in some Canadian cities rose in solidarity with Black Americans in June 2020, to condemned years of ongoing systemic racism and social injustice in Canada.

To participate, click on the link provided, and input the password. The password will work for exactly 24hrs starting from February 18, 2021 at 7pm. Please do not try to access the film before this time.

 

Link: https://vimeo.com/432933479
Password: Niagara

Online Event

February 18, 2021 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Winter Film Series: Newshounds on Screen – Journalism at Stake

ABSENCE OF MALICE (Sydney Pollack, 1981, 116 mins.) Rated PG
Drama: Truth is at stake when a reporter (Sally Field) is duped into running a story with consequences for the client of a lawyer (Paul Newman).
Options for Viewing: CTV Movies App (Free),
St. Catharines Public Library Loan, Rent on Apple TV ($4.99)
Link to Movie Matters Talk (video will drop on February 25 @ 7pm): Link Coming Soon 

Online Event

February 25, 2021 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Coming Out Stories: Bif Naked

Join Falynn Shaw as she hosts a series of events for the LGBTQ+ and straight communities alike. Each night will feature a different special guest to share their personal coming-out story. Come be a part of these much needed conversations in the Niagara Region. All are welcome.

As one of Canada’s most unique, recognizable and beloved entertainment industry icons, Bif Naked reigns rock supreme as a Gold and Platinum selling recording artist, prolific songwriter, dynamic producer, and intuitive artist manager. Contributor to such national publications as the Globe and Mail and the Huffington Post, and as seen on shows such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Bif Naked is an Internationally best-selling author of her 2016 memoir, I Bificus (HarperCollins Canada), and a highly engaged public speaker and human rights, animal rights, anti-poverty and social justice activist. 

Click on the link to register: https://niagarafalls.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_thE_nvARTPWUHz2VhQS5ig

Online Event

March 4, 2021 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Winter Film Series: Newhounds on Screen – Journalism at Stake

FINAL EDITION: THE END OF A NEWSPAPER (2009, 22 mins.) Rated G
Documentary: After nearly 150 years, Denver’s Rocky Mountain News is forced to cease publication, a devastating loss for reporters, editors, staff and local readers.
Options for Viewing: YouTube (Free)


PAGE ONE: INSIDE THE NEW YORK TIMES (Kate Novak, Andrew Rossi, 2011, 1 hr/32 mins.) Rated PG
Documentary: The working life of a major American newspaper is observed close-up, from editors under pressure to the technical feat of printing.
Options for Viewing:
St. Catharines Public Library Loan, Rent on Apple TV ($4.99)
Link to Movie Matters Talk (video will drop on March 11 @ 7pm): Link Coming Soon 

Online Event

March 11, 2021 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Coming Out Stories: Lorenzo Cromwell

Join Falynn Shaw as she hosts a series of events for the LGBTQ+ and straight communities alike. Each night will feature a different special guest to share their personal coming-out story. Come be a part of these much needed conversations in the Niagara Region. All are welcome.

 Lorenzo Cromwell is a gay man that was ordained Reverend Deacon in the Niagara Diocese of the Anglican Church in September of 2018.  Lorenzo will share his experiences of going through 15 years of attempted reparative therapy, coming out late in life, and his personal relationship with God. 

Click on the link to register: https://niagarafalls.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_n9bgAAr4Rtqe9FneLccZGw

Online Event

March 18, 2021 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Winter Film Series: Newshounds on Screen – Journalism at Stake

THE POST (Steven Spielberg, 2018, 1 hr/56 mins.) Rated PG
Drama: A deep Washington cover-up tests the ethics of a news team and editor (Tom Hanks) and female publisher (Meryl Streep), to publish or not to publish.
Options for Viewing: Niagara Falls & St. Catharines Public Library Loan, Rent on Apple TV ($4.99)
Link to Movie Matters Talk (video will drop on March 25 @ 7pm): Link Coming Soon 

Online Event

March 25, 2021 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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