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Concession Street
Hamilton, ON
Canada

905.902.LOVE

The Zoetic is more than a theatre, it's a creative way of life on Hamilton Mountain. Theatre, interactive movies, dance, live music, magic, and more. The Zoetic Theatre & Creative Arts Company, 526 Concession Street, Hamilton ON  L8V 1A6

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Nov
3
7:30 PM19:30

Hamilton Film Festival: Gala Event

The Zoetic is a proud venue partner with the Hamilton Film Festival, now in its 13th year and oozing with Hamilton and international talent. Be sure to join us.

The opening night gala features short films, a fashion show, and a rock concert with Nathan Fleet and the HPO String Quartet.

$15 adv. $20 door (plus H.S.T.)

Doors 6:30pm

Fashion Show - 7:30pm

Films - 8:30pm

Concert - 9pm

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Nov
12
1:30 PM13:30

Hamilton Film Festival: Rust and Bone & Author Craig Davidson

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Presented by GritLit and the Hamilton Film Festival

RUST AND BONE

It all begins in the North of France. Ali suddenly finds himself with a five year-old child on his hands. Sam is his son, but he hardly knows him. Homeless, penniless and friendless, Ali takes refuge with his sister in Antibes. There things improve immediately. She puts them up in her garage, she takes the child under her wing and the weather is glorious. Ali first runs into Stephanie during a night club brawl. He drives her home and leaves her his phone number. He is poor, she is beautiful and self-assured, a princess: his complete opposite. Stephanie trains killer whales at Marineland. When a performance ends in tragedy, a call in the night again brings them together. When Ali sees her next, his princess is confined to a wheel chair: she has lost her legs and quite a few illusions. He simply helps her, with no compassion or pity. And she comes alive again.

AFTER THE FILM

Craig Davidson will be available for a Q&A and will be selling and signing his new book, Precious Cargo. CRAIG DAVIDSON was born and grew up in St. Catharines, Ontario, near Niagara Falls. He has published three previous books of literary fiction: Rust and Bone, which was made into an Oscar-nominated feature film of the same name, The Fighter, and Sarah Court. Davidson is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and his articles and journalism have been published in the National Post, Esquire, GQ, The Walrus, and The Washington Post, among other places. He lives in Toronto, Canada, with his partner and their child. 

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Nov
11
7:00 PM19:00

Hamilton Film Festival: Scream For Me Sarajevo/PRISMIND

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FILM + CONCERT

This night is all about the power and celebration of music, specifically Heavy Metal, as we journey back to 1994 when a live concert, by Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden's frontman), changed the lives of the town's people who struggled to simply feel human again during the seigein Sarajevo. This film deals with the impact of the seige, and a concert that almost didn't happen.

After the film we will celebrate with a local band performing their brand of Heavy Metal, with perhaps a few inspiring tunes related to the film! 

Scream For Me Sarajevo is a documentary film about Sarajevo during the 1992-95 siege; specifically a film about the music scene in the besieged Bosnian capital with special focus on a concert held in the city's BKC music hall by Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden) on December 14, 1994. It is a film about people who risked their lives to perform for the people who risked their lives in order to live them. Watch the trailer here

PRISMIND is a Canadian metal band based out of Hamilton, Ontario. Formed in2013, the group is known for its intricate guitar solos, amazing rhythm section and soaring vocals. Their sound is reminiscent of traditional British heavy metal with a strong modern American metal influence.Prismind has just released their debut album, "Disciples By Design". The group’s popularity is steadily growing amongst metal fans across the globe.

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Nov
10
9:30 PM21:30

Hamilton Film Festival: Canadian Comedy Shorts

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Guaranteed to be an amazing night! 9 amazing comedies and they are connected to the Hammer!! 

Our comedy programs sell out every year

CANADIAN COMEDY SHORTS (88min)

I Phub You (Shannon Hunt / 10m) 
Yes I Canada (Katarzyna Kochany / 5m)
Glove Me Tender (Florian Francois / 2m)
Cold Call (Philippe Bovet / 10m)
Rencontre (Brennan Martin / 8m)
What About Shelley ( Kyle Reaume / 13m)
Dollar King (Trevor Smith / 15m)
Mr.s Rafferty's Red Roses (Greg Kovacs / 6m)
Bully (Justin Sanchez / 19m) 

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Nov
10
7:00 PM19:00

Hamilton Film Festival: That Never Happened

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THAT NEVER HAPPENED (Ryan Boyko / Documentary / Hamilton / 75min) reveals the story of Canada’s first national internment operations between 1914 - 1920, when over 88,000 people were forced to register and more than 8,500 were wrongfully imprisoned in concentration camps across Canada, not for anything they had done but because of where they came from. In 1954, the public records were destroyed and in the 1980s a few brave men and women began working to reclaim this chapter in history and ensure future generations would know about it. TRAILER

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Nov
4
7:00 PM19:00

Hamilton Film Festival: Gala Concert

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The 12th Annual Hamilton Film Festival kicks off with a rock concert by festival director Nathan Fleet to support his upcoming CD release "LOVE HATE CITY". With music as the festival's theme, this will be the first of 3 planned concerts during the festival. 

At this Gala, you will enjoy some short films before concert and definitely hang out after for some networking and celebration of the 12th annual event! All Ages - Fully Licenced 

"This festival is a tremendous amount of work and it is sometimes hard to enjoy. This year, I want to have fun with it, rock n roll style!"  - Nathan

This event kicks off the 9-day event that will screen 150 films across the city in various theatres, a few concerts, industry panels and guests,  business development and a film awards ceremony. 

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Nov
13
2:00 PM14:00

HFF Presents: Milton's Secret

HAMILTON FILM FESTIVAL PRESENTS...

Milton's Secret
(Canada, Family Drama, )
Producer Fred Fuchs will present
Panel discussion on bullying to follow the film

Milton's Secret
Sunday November 13th, 2pm - Tickets
$10 General Admission
$36 Family of 4 

Twelve-year-old Milton Adams (William Ainscough) feels his world is in crisis. With his parents (Mia Kirshner & David Sutcliffe) stressing about their careers and finances, and the neighbourhood bully (Percy Hynes-White) tormenting him, he is constantly anxious. But when Milton’s optimistic Grandpa (Donald Sutherland) comes to visit, he learns the secret to finding true happiness from a man who has seen the world and who has committed to living life in the ‘now’.

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Nov
12
9:30 PM21:30

HFF Presents: Scratch

Scratch
Canada, 95min, Dark Comedy / Action, Maninder Chana)
Saturday November 12th, 9:30pm - Tickets
$12 General Admission

Action and dark comedy collide when the perfect heist goes inexplicably wrong, leaving a young woman
trapped with mobsters and goons headed her way to claim what remains of a 30-million dollar loot.

Filmed in Hamilton

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Nov
12
7:00 PM19:00

HFF Presents: HFX 72-Hour Film Challenge Screening

HFX 72-Hour Film Challenge Screening
Judged by Academy Award® winner Colin Chilvers (Superman)
FILMED in HAMILTON
WORLD PREMIERES

HFX 72-Hour Film Challenge Screening
Saturday November 12th, 7pm - Tickets
$10 General Admission

Teams were given a film set at Digital Canaries studio, a special effect by MaxFX, Special Effects Make-Up by Carlos Henriques of The Butcher Shop and had 72 hours to complete their film. We present the films for the first time on this evening!

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Nov
11
7:00 PM19:00

HFF Presents: The Red Maple Leaf

HAMILTON FILM FESTIVAL PRESENTS...

The Red Maple Leaf
Friday November 11th, 7pm - Tickets
$12 General Admission

The short film Schrodinger's Cat (Canada, Bobby Del Rio) will play before the feature film. 

On a seemingly worry-free Ottawa morning, young Jenni Adams, daughter of U.S. Ambassador Patrick Adams, is snatched from right under the nose of her Secret Service detail. The blatant act has left the American authorities searching for answers with powerful pressure coming at them from every side. From senators all the way up to the President of the United States, the hunt is on to find this girl alive and return her to her family. 

While two nations fight over jurisdiction as the case grows cold, seasoned RCMP veteran Alfonso Palermo puts everything else aside, his emotions, his alcoholism, his tact, to step up and search for the little girl and return her to her very powerful Washington-elite family. 

Starring Frank D'Angelo, James Caan, Robert Loggia, Martin Landau, Paul Sorvino, Mira Sorvino, Kris Kristofferson, Michael Pare, Margot Kidder, Daniel Baldwin, Armand Asante, Eric Robert, Doris Roberts, Ellen Dubin, Tony Nardi and Marc Blucas

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Nov
5
7:00 PM19:00

HFF Presents: RAIDERS! The Story Of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made

HAMILTON FILM FESTIVAL PRESENTS...

Raiders! The Story of the Greatest fan Film Ever Made
(USA) 106m, Dir. Eric Zala

Saturday November 5th, 7pm - tickets
Cosplay + Trivia + Prizes + Movie! 
$10 General Admission
Free with your Hamilton Film Expo wristband

After Steven Spielberg's Raiders of the Lost Ark was released 35 years ago, three 11 year old boys from Mississippi set out on what would become a 7 year-long labor of love and tribute to their favorite film: a faithful, shot-for-shot adaptation of the defining action adventure film. They finished every scene...except one: the thrilling, explosive airplane set piece. Over two decades later, the trio reunited with the original cast members from their childhood in order to complete their masterpiece. Featuring interviews with John Rhys Davies, Eli Roth and more, Raiders! The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made is just that: the story of this long gestating project’s culmination, chronicling the friends' dedication to their artistic vision—mixed in with some movie magic—to create a personal, epic love letter to a true modern classic. 

Win prizes as the audience judges the best Indy costume, try your luck at our trivia and definitely enjoy the Hamilton Theatrical premiere of the documentary! A night of Action and Adventure awaits! 

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