After that record snowfall, we’ve got no shortage of events and activities for anyone who loves getting outside and breathing in that frosty fresh air.
A big shoutout to everyone who’s pivoted, clamped down, postponed and reshuffled their plans, events and businesses once again as we try to get through this wave of the pandemic. Don’t forget to check out your fave local businesses and restaurants to see what they’re offering online or as takeout to help them get through this too!
Apartment613’s resident film buff Barb Popel rounds up the must-see movies at Ottawa’s independent cinemas for the first half of January.
In this new column, Apartment613’s resident film buffs share their top picks from the ByTowne and Mayfair calendars.
Barb Popel: “There are lots of reasons The French Dispatch is on many Best of 2021 lists. But the best reason is that it’s a lot of fun.”
Film Review: The Big Hit (Un triomphe) is much more than a “feel good” film—until Dec. 21 at The ByTowne
Barb Popel: “I went to see The Big Hit… expecting a “feel good” film… What I saw was so much more.”
This gift guide is for your creative friends and family, whether they create or consume art, or enjoy doing both. Feel free to treat yourself to these awesome experiences and opportunities too. After all, when do we ever have too much art and culture in our lives?!
The iconic one-screen repertory movie theatre reopens their doors to patrons on Sept. 8.
After restarting independent moviehouses in Toronto and Kitchener, Daniel Demois and Andy Willick recently bought the venerable ByTowne, with a goal of making it the best it has ever been. Read our profile here.
Beyond that, Bruce White’s announcement does not provide specifics. “I’ll leave it to the new owners to tell you what they’ve got planned. Soon, they’ll be introducing themselves.”
This week in the Future of Ottawa series, we’re looking at film, with a focus on indie cinemas in this post. Bruce White is an alumnus of CKCU-FM, where he learned that everyone’s interests are equally interesting. He has lived in Ottawa for 48 years.
“Don’t worry, the ByTowne will be back,” says owner Bruce White.
We’re still enjoying the pretty part of winter, and slowing down a little in the process
Heddy Honigmann’s 2018 film Buddy, which played at Wakefield Doc Fest, is screening again at The ByTowne Cinema this month.
Ottawa will be the stage where you can enjoy the world’s most cutting-edge, thoughtful, funny and provocative animation films.