Film Series

film series winter of 2022

screened women: Changing the Narrative

winter 2022

Risk is a defining characteristic of women who bend or break genre and social conventions. 

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.
We are excited to have you back at the Museum for this year’s Winter Film Series.

We are happy to offer an additional screening of each film at 1pm on the Friday following the original showing.

You can prepay for the films 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 neighborhood. 


Shut up and sing
february 10

(Barbara Kopple, Cecilia Peck, 2006) 1 hr/33 mins.
Rated: 14A
Documentary: A comment about President George Bush by lead singer Natalie Maines (The Dixie Chicks) ignites a firestorm of controversy and death threats.

film poster for Shut up and SingPhoto credit: Kevin Winter, Getty Images 

Hidden figures
february 24

(Theodore Melfi, 2016) 2 hrs/7 mins.
Rated: G
Drama: True story of three African American women in the male domain of
the U.S. Space Program. With Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae. 

film poster for Hidden Figures


March 10

(Jay Roach, 2019) 1 hr/49 mins.
Rated: 14A
Drama: A sexual harassment scandal at Fox News brings down media mogul Roger Ailes (John Lithgow). With Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman, Margot Robbie.

film poster for Bombshell


Hello, my name is doris
March 24

(Michael Showwalter, 2015) 1 hr/30 mins.
Rated: PG
Dramedy: Charming and eccentric, sixtysomething Doris (Sally Field) fantasizes about a twenty-something co-worker (Max Greenfield). With Tyne Daly.

Hello My Name is Doris poster


April 7

(Jean-Marc Vallée, 2014) 1 hr/55 mins.
Rated: 14A
Bio drama: Hiking solo over a thousand miles on the Pacific Crest Trail, a young woman (Reese Witherspoon) discovers her emotional footing. With Laura Dern.

film poster for Wild


About Joan

Photograph of Joan NicksJoan 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.

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