Brock University Film Society

Dear friends of BUFS,

It seems like a very different world than it was on Thursday night during our screening of “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood.”

By the time we returned home that night, we found out that all non-essential Brock-related activities (such as those hosted off-campus) were going to be cancelled. By Friday afternoon, Brock University had cancelled classes through the end of term, and the Performing Arts Centre (and, thus, the Film House) had announced that they were also shuttering their operations for a period of time.

This wasn’t the way things were planned, but it turns out that “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” was the final BUFS screening of our 2019-2020 season. In some ways, it was an eerily fitting end. It was certainly a moving one.

We would like to thank you for another fantastic season. Your support and your enthusiasm for our selection of “the best in independent and art house cinema” throughout the year was extraordinary.

We’d also like to thank our partners at the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre and at the Niagara Arts Centre for making this season possible. And let’s not forget our host program, the Department of Communication, Popular Culture and Film, and the Faculty of Social Sciences at Brock University, who’ve been supporting cinephilia in St. Catharines since 1975.

Take care, play it safe, and we look forward to seeing you again in the Fall of 2020.

Anthony Kinik
Associate Professor

ABOUT BUFS

The Brock University Film Society (BUFS) has been bringing the best in independent and art house cinema to St. Catharines and the Niagara region for well over 40 years. The society is supported by the Department of Communication, Popular Culture and Film in the Faculty of Social Sciences at Brock.

BUFS screenings take place in the state-of-the-art facilities of the Film House inside the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre (250 Saint Paul Street). These screenings occur on Thursday nights at 7:00 p.m. throughout the school year, and they often feature introductions, short presentations, prize giveaways and other surprises.

“BUFS is a pillar of the Niagara cinephile scene, and it has been since 1975. BUFS screenings have a wonderful energy to them, one that comes from the combination of artful, thought-provoking films, eager, savvy audiences, and a premium theatre experience. This is film culture the way it was meant to be, with animated discussions continuing long after the credits roll, and spilling out onto the streets of St. Catharines.”

Anthony Kinik, Film Professor

Tickets and information

Tickets
Tickets are available at the Film House on the evening of screenings. General admission is $9.50 or $7 for Film House members / 13 and under.

Memberships are available through the Film House website.

Season
BUFS will return in January with Downton Abbey on January 9.    

Prizes
Chance to win film-related prizes every BUFS screening.

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

Accessibility
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.

Contact
Anthony Kinik
Associate Professor
akinik@brocku.ca

previous seasons

  • Downton Abbey
  • Parasite
  • Frankie
  • Joker
  • Honey Boy
  • Jojo Rabbit
  • Little Women
  • The Good Liar
  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire
  • A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
  • A Hidden Life – cancelled
  • Dark Waters – cancelled
  • BlacKKKlansman
  • Suspiria
  • Destroyer
  • The Old Man and the Gun
  • Widows
  • Shoplifters
  • A Star is Born
  • Cold War
  • Stan & Ollie
  • If Beale Street Could Talk
  • Vice
  • The Farewell
  • The Last Black Man in San Francisco
  • Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love
  • Where’d You Go, Bernadette
  • David Crosby: Remember My Name
  • The Souvenir
  • The Dead Don’t Die
  • Judy
  • Pain and Glory
  • The Lighthouse
  • Mister America
  • C’est La Vie
  • The Divine Order
  • Human Flow
  • The Square
  • Beach Rats
  • The Florida Project
  • Oscar Shorts – Live Action
  • Call Me By Your Name
  • Don’t Talk to Irene
  • Human Flow
  • Meditation Park
  • First Reformed
  • Let the Sunshine In
  • Sorry to Bother You
  • Madeline’s Madeline
  • Papillon
  • Three Identical Strangers
  • The Wife
  • Fahrenheit 11/9
  • Juliet, Naked
  • The Happy Prince
  • Anthropocene: The Human Factor
  • 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
  • Weiner
  • Things to Come
  • Mia Madre
  • The Light Between Oceans
  • 20th Century Women
  • The Salesman
  • Weirdos
  • The Handmaiden
  • American Honey
  • Paterson
  • Moonlight
  • 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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