Brock University Film Series

The Brock University Film Series (BUFS) has been bringing the best in international, independent and Canadian cinema to St. Catharines for more than 40 years. The series is supported by Brock’s Department of Communication, Popular Culture, and Film.

BUFS screens Wednesdays at 7 p.m. at the Landmark Theatre, Pen Centre. Tickets are available at the BUFS Box Office Table in the theatre lobby after 6 p.m. on screening nights (cash/cheque only). 

The 2017/18 Fall/Winter Season includes twenty-one films and runs every Wednesday. Our final film of the fall season will be held on Monday, November 20th, 2017.

“BUFS provides the opportunity to see these critically acclaimed, award-winning films on the big screen in Niagara that you might not otherwise be able to see. It’s a chance to talk film and keep the vibe of film culture alive in Niagara.”

— Scott Henderson, Film Professor

Tickets and information

BUFS screens Wednesdays at 7 p.m. at the Landmark Theatre, Pen Centre. Tickets are available at the BUFS ticket table in the theatre lobby from 6 p.m. to 6:55 p.m. on screening nights. All tickets for all screenings are $10 or $5 with presentation of a Brock student card. All sales include tax and we accept cash or cheque only.

Passes for the winter season go on sale January 17th, 2018 in the lobby of Landmark Cinemas. Passes are valid from January 17th, 2018 to April 4th, 2018.
All passes include one bring-a-friend-for-free!

  • Fall Season Pass (11 films) $90
  • Eight-film Pass $70
  • Five-film Pass $45
  • Five-film Pass for Students and Seniors $40

Please note that pass holder seats are guaranteed until 6:40 p.m. After 6:40 p.m.,
seats are released to pass holders or the ticket line on a first-come, first-served basis.

Ticket sales will be subject to enforcement of Ontario Film Review Board ratings. Please have photo identification ready.

BUFS is proud to be part of Brock’s university-wide commitment to provide facilities, programs, and services in a way that respects the dignity and independence of persons with disabilities. Learn more about accessibility at BUFS.

Anthony Kinik
Assistant Professor

Desirae Stack
CPCF Coordinator

upcoming films

C'est La Vie

Jan.17, 2018 – C’est La vie
C’est la Vie! is a 2017 French comedy film directed by Olivier Nakache & Éric Toledano. It tells the story of a hectic wedding party held in an 17th century French palace that comes together with the help of the behind-the-scenes staff.

View trailer here.

Jan.24, 2018: The Divine Order
A young housewife challenges the status quo by fighting for women’s suffrage in 1971 Switzerland.

View trailer here.

Jan. 31, 2018: Human Flow
Human Flow is director and artist Ai Weiwei’s detailed and heartbreaking exploration into the global refugee crisis.

View trailer here.

Feb. 7, 2018: The Square
The Square is a poignant satirical drama reflecting our times – about the sense of community, moral courage and the affluent person’s need for egocentricity in an increasingly uncertain world.

View trailer here.

Feb. 14, 2018: Beach Rats

An aimless teenager on the outer edges of Brooklyn is having a miserable summer. With his father on his deathbed and his mother wanting him to find a girlfriend, Frankie escapes the bleakness of his life by causing trouble with his delinquent friends and flirting with older men online. When his chatting and webcamming intensifies, he finally starts hooking up with guys at a nearby cruising beach while simultaneously entering into a cautious relationship with a young woman.

View trailer here:

Feb. 21, 2018: The Florida Project
Warm, winning, and gloriously alive, Sean Baker’s The Florida Project is a deeply moving and unforgettably poignant look at childhood. Set on a stretch of highway just outside the imagined utopia of Disney World, The Florida Project follows six-year-old Moonee (Brooklynn Prince in a stunning breakout turn) and her rebellious mother Halley (Bria Vinai, another major discovery) over the course of a single summer. The two live week to week at “The Magic Castle,” a budget hotel managed by Bobby (a career-best Willem Dafoe), whose stern exterior hides a deep reservoir of kindness and compassion. Despite her harsh surroundings, the precocious and ebullient Moonee has no trouble making each day a celebration of life, her endless afternoons overflowing with mischief and grand adventure as she and her ragtag playmates—including Jancey, a new arrival to the area who quickly becomes Moon’s best friend—fearlessly explore the utterly unique world into which they’ve been thrown. Unbeknownst to Moonee, however, her delicate fantasy is supported by the toil and sacrifice of Halley, who is forced to explore increasingly dangerous possibilities in order to provide for her daughter.

View trailer here.

Feb. 28, 2018: Oscar Shorts – Live Action

An exclusive St. Catharines screening of the Academy Award® nominees for Best Live Action on the big screen.

Mar. 7, 2018: Call Me by Your Name

It’s the summer of 1983, and precocious 17-year-old Elio Perlman is spending the days with his family at their 17th-century villa in Lombardy, Italy. He soon meets Oliver, a handsome doctoral student who’s working as an intern for Elio’s father. Amid the sun-drenched splendor of their surroundings, Elio and Oliver discover the heady beauty of awakening desire over the course of a summer that will alter their lives forever.

Mar. 21, 2018: Don’t Talk to Irene
“When an overweight girl gets suspended from school, she must endure two weeks of community service at a retirement home. She secretly signs the residents up for a dance-themed reality show to prove that you don’t have to be perfect to be great.” – IMDB

Mar. 28, 2018: Human Flow
Human Flow is director and artist Ai Weiwei’s detailed and heartbreaking exploration into the global refugee crisis.

Apr. 4, 2018: Meditation Park

A dutiful wife and mother re-examines her veneration of her husband after she finds another woman’s underwear in his laundry.

previous seasons

-Dark Horse
-Tale of Tales
-Captain Fantastic
-The Dressmaker
-It’s Only the End of the World
-Neon Demon
-Maggie’s Plan
-Our Little Sister
-Things to Come
-Mia Madre
-The Light Between Oceans
-20th Century Women
-The Salesman
-The Handmaiden
-American Honey
-Toni Erdmann
-A Man Called Ove
-I, Daniel Blake

  • I’ll See You in My Dreams
  • Slow West
  • Eden
  • The Second Mother
  • Coming Home
  • Best of Enemies
  • Samba
  • Court
  • Labyrinth of Lies
  • Sleeping Giant
  • Grandma
  • Trumbo
  • Macbeth
  • 45 years 
  • This Changes Everything
  • Son of Saul
  • Mountains May Depart
  • Into The Forest
  • Mustang
  • Lady in the Van
  • Theeb
  • Rams
  • The Immigrant
  • Ida
  • Tracks
  • Bright Days Ahead (Les beaux jours)
  • The Rover
  • We Are The Best! (Vi är bäst!)
  • Calvary
  • Land Ho!
  • The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared (Hundraåringen som klev ut
  • genom fönstret och försvann)
  • Venus In Fur (La Vénus à la fourrure)
  • Boyhood
  • Pride
  • Whiplash
  • The Overnighters
  • Force Majeure (Turist)
  • My Old Lady
  • Rosewater
  • Mommy
  • Still Alice
  • Red Army
  • Two Days, One Night (Deux jours, une nuit)
  • Mr. Turner
  • Before Midnight
  • Blue Jasmine
  • Much Ado About Nothing
  • Blancanieves (Snow White)
  • 20 Feet From Stardom
  • The Way Way Back
  • Fruitvale Station
  • The Hunt
  • Wadjda
  • All Is Lost
  • Museum Hours
  • Dallas Buyers Club
  • Siddharth
  • The Broken Circle Breakdown
  • Good Vibrations
  • Inside Llewyn Davis
  • Nebraska
  • Watermark
  • The Selfish Giant
  • Le Week-end
  • Gabrielle
  • Cas & Dylan

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