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Community Movie Nights

Soulpepper Theatre invites you to join us for our monthly community movie nights! Expanding on our love of stories, each month will feature a new staff selection responding to a theme, whether it’s a season, a moment in culture, or a show on stage.  

Free admission + discount beer and wine from our Stage Door Cafe. Limited capacity, registration required. 

Seating and Venue Information
Community
Movie Night takes place in our
Cabaret Space, with a combination of wooden or cushioned chairs with backrests, sofa chairs and a couch. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. A limited number of pillows and blankets are available guests, and they're welcome to bring their own. The Cabaret space is on the ground floor and accessible for mobility devices. Please get in touch if you have any accessibility concerns.

upcoming screening

Theater Camp (2023)
doors: 6:30PM | Screening: 7pm | Q&A: 8:30PM

Theater Camp follows lifelong best friends and drama instructors at a rundown camp in upstate New York as they band together with staff, students and the founder’s tech-bro son to keep the camp afloat. The eccentric, charming mockumentary stars Ben Platt and Molly Gordon and features icons Patti Harrison and Ayo Edebiri.  

This special pride edition of Community Movie Night will feature a post-show Q&A with Lauren DiBenedetto on the topic of camp in queer cinema!  

Register to Secure Your Spot

Lauren DiBenedetto (she/her) is a writer, film industry professional, and academic whose area of study include Queer and Feminist Theory, Film and Visual Culture, Performing Literature, and Sexuality Studies. 

She is currently pursuing a Master of Arts degree in the Literatures of Modernity program at Toronto Metropolitan University. She previously graduated from York University’s Bachelor of Arts program where she majored in English and minored in Arts, Media, Performance, and Design with a concentration in Theatre and a Bachelor of Education at the Intermediate/Senior division for both Literature and Drama. She has worked with Toronto International Film Festival and Broken Pencil Magazine and her first publication can be found this upcoming year in the White Wall Review.  


past screenings

May 29: I Heart Huckabees (2004)

I Heart Huckabees follows a frustrated environmentalist who is being exploited by a backstabbing public relations manager at a big-box store and enlists the services of "existential detectives" to solve the meaning of a succession of strange coincidences.  

An offbeat comedy that divided critics and earned the inclusion of links to deconstruction and dialectical monism in its “See Also” section on Wikipedia, the film captures the political despair of early aughts America, defined by imperialist foreign policy, resource extraction, suburban expansion and consumerism alongside the timeless existential dilemma of how to create meaning in a life where there is none inherently. 

april 25: gaza mon amour (2020)

From directors and twin brothers Tarzan & Arab Nasser, Gaza Mon Amour follows fisherman and sixty-year-old bachelor Issa, who is secretly in love with Siham, a widowed tailor at the local market. After discovering an ancient statue of Apollo in his fishing net, a series of absurd events unfold, pushing Issa out of his shell. 

march 20: triangle of sadness (2022)

A vapid celebrity model couple are invited on a luxury cruise for the uber-rich, including a Russian oligarch, British arms dealers and an alcoholic Marx-quoting captain. What first appeared instagrammable ends catastrophically, leaving the survivors stranded on a desert island and fighting for survival.  
From director Ruben Östlund, the Palme d’Or winning Triangle of Sadness is a misanthropic satire taking on excess, power and class hierarchies.

FEBRUARY 21: SORRY TO BOTHER YOU (2018)

The directorial debut of rapper and activist Boots Riley, Sorry to Bother You takes place in an alternate reality of present-day Oakland, California, where telemarketer Cassius Green finds himself in a macabre universe after he discovers a magical key that leads to material glory. The dark comedy explores themes of race, labor, capitalism, and power.

january 30TH: snowpiercer (2013)

Before Parasite, there was Snowpiercer. Academy award winning writer and director Bong Joon-ho's English language debut is a post-apocalyptic science fiction set in an ice age following a failed attempt at climate engineering to stop global warming. Aboard a massive train that circles the Earth with the last survivors, a new, severe class system emerges.  

A critically acclaimed, instant dystopian classic, Snowpiercer takes on themes of inequality, corporate power, class struggle and revolution in a surreal, snowy, not so distant future. 


For questions and to get notifications on upcoming events please email Jacqui Arntfield, Community Activator: jacqui.arntfield@soulpepper.ca