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#TEAMSTAIRCASE 2018- The Largest BYOV of the Hamilton Fringe Festival

For 4 years running  The Staircase is pleased to continue its partnership with the Hamilton Fringe as the LARGEST BRING YOUR OWN VENUE in its history!  WE ARE BACK with a vengeance!  TEN!  YES TEN stellar theatrical productions  will be on site making The Staircase a kick ass satellite hub and helping the Hamilton Fringe extend it’s footprint once again into new communities in the greater Hamilton area. We thank our own Strathcona community for coming out in droves to show support for The Staircase and the Hamilton Fringe Festival.

…so grab your 2018 program, order your tickets and make a day of it here at The Staircase!  WITH OVER 100 PERFORMANCES ON SITE see as many shows as you can under one roof, relax before, after, in between in our air-conditioned cafe and grab a beverage or snack….then head back in to be amazed by our productions, comedy, drama, dance, clown….and if that isn’t enough we will have events happening after the shows to highlight all of the Fringe performers!

So make a day of it!

Come take in the fearless fun that is The Fringe!

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THE MAIN THEATRE

The Year and Two of Us Back Here

Broken Soil Theatre (Hamilton, ON)

Playwright/Director: Michael Kras
Stage Manager/Designer: James McCoy
Cast: Sarah Hime, Stephen Ingram

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Running Time: 55 mins

Rain and Isaac work in the shittiest hat store in downtown Hamilton and probably the world. Both at their own yearning standstills and desperate for connection, they struggle to overcome themselves while struggling to sell overpriced headwear. From the award-winning Broken Soil Theatre comes this funny, emotional love letter to loneliness, longing, and losing. “A remarkable play about the unremarkable.” – National New Play Network

WARNING: Strong Language

PLEASE NOTE: Online ticket sales go offline 2 hours before the performance time. We always hold 50% of the tickets at the door. You can always get tickets at the door thirty minutes before the show. You must have a fringe backer button- available for purchase at door.

Show Times:

Thursday, 19 July @ 7:15pm
Friday, 20 July @ 8:25pm
Saturday, 21 July @ 10:00pm
Sunday, 22 July @ 6:10pm
Monday, 23 July @ 9:05pm
Wednesday, 25 July @ 6pm
Thursday, 26 July @ 7:30pm
Friday, 27 July @ 8:25pm
Saturday, 28 July @ 7pm
Sunday, 29 July @ 315pm

Waaaay Off Broadway: A Musical Improv Show!

The Understudies (Hamilton, ON)

Troupe: The Understudies
Musicians: Steve McRae, Aaron Bruinsma
Stage Manager: Rose Usenica
Cast: Mart Alas, Adriana Alfano, Kristi Boulton, Andrew Hopps

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Running Time: 75 minutes

Waaaay Off Broadway is the musical improv show that you’ve always dreamed of seeing, especially because you create the show! Watch as the Understudies improvise dynamic scenes peppered with songs, topped off with a mini-musical inspired entirely by audience suggestions! Musical accompaniment provided by Steve McRae and Aaron Bruinsma. Grab your opera glasses and hold on to your playbills, people! It’s gonna be a HIT!

Warning: Mature Content

PLEASE NOTE: Online ticket sales go offline 2 hours before the performance time. We always hold 50% of the tickets at the door. You can always get tickets at the door one hour before the show.

Show Times:

Friday, 20 July @ 9:50pm
Saturday, 21 July @ 7pm
Sunday, 22 July @ 3pm
Monday, 23 July @ 6pm
Tuesday, 24 July @ 8:35pm
Wednesday, 25 July @ 7:25pm
Thursday, 26 July @ 8:55pm
Friday, 27 July @ 9:55pm
Saturday, 28 July @ 8:25pm
Sunday, 29 July @ 4:40pm

Princess Penelope’s End-of-the-World, Magical Musical Super

Happy Fun Time Show!

Flat Earth Global (Hamilton, ON)

Written by: Vicktoria Adam, Luke Brown
Directed by: Luke Brown
Designed by: Mark Carreiro
Cast: Vicktoria Adam, Ryan Sim

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Audience: 

Running Time: 45 minutes

Ever since civilization collapsed, things have been tough for the survivors. Avoiding death by starvation, gang murder or lack of medical attention is becoming increasingly difficult but, Princess Penelope is going to do her best to cheer you up. She’ll welcome you into her hideout where you can take your mind off of all your lost loved ones over a glass of water that is 85% e-coli free, which if it was a math test, it’s a score you’d be pleased with! Princess Penelope will, through a combination of song and positive reinforcement, do her darned best to help us see the good in what remains of the world.

WARNINGS: Mature Content, Strong Language

PLEASE NOTE: Online ticket sales go offline 2 hours before the performance time. We always hold 50% of the tickets at the door. You can always get tickets at the door one hour before the show.

Show Times:

Thursday, July 19 @ 8:40pm
Friday, July 20 @ 7:10pm
Saturday, July 21 @ 8:45pm
Sunday, July 22 @ 4:50pm
Monday, July 23 @ 7:45pm
Tuesday, July 24 @ 7:20pm
Wednesday, July 25 @ 9:10pm
Thursday, July 26 @ 6:15pm
Friday, July 27 @ 7:10pm
Saturday, July 28 @ 10:15pm
Sunday, July 29 @ 6:25pm

 

THE ELAINE MAE THEATRE

 

Awkward Stories for Adults

GirlCanCreate (Hamilton, ON)

Co Creators: Tor Lukasik Foss and Lisa Pijuan-Nomura

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Audience: 

Running Time: 60 minutes

Awkward Stories for Adults is a cringeworthy adventure into the world of Tor and Lisa, two socially awkward artists. A hybridization of dance, music, and storytelling we explore the world of Sublime Embarrassment.

WARNING: Mature Content, Strong Language

PLEASE NOTE: Online ticket sales go offline 2 hours before the performance time. You can always get tickets at the door one hour before the show.

Show Times:

Friday, July 20 @ 8:35pm
Saturday, July 21 @ 10:10pm
Sunday, July 22 @ 3:05pm
Monday, July 23 @ 7:35pm
Tuesday, July 24 @ 6:15pm
Wednesday, July 25 @ 7:05pm
Thursday, July 26 @ 9:05pm
Friday, July 27 @ 7:05pm
Saturday, July 28 @ 8:35pm
Sunday, July 29 @ 2pm

SCAREDY CAT

Squirrel Suit Productions (Hamilton, ON)

Cast: Carlyn Rhamey

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Running Time: 60 minutes

Award-winning storyteller Carlyn Rhamey (SAOR (Free), The ADHD Project) returns with tons of new comedic true tales of being afraid…of everything. From the things that go bump in the night to scary movies, haunted houses, the ocean, everything in the ocean, everything in the water, needles, bugs, thunder, her job, wrinkles, death, FOMO, dropping a baby, Jackson Square, auditions, mystery meat, rodents, reptiles, glitter, her teeth falling out, sleepovers, dinosaurs, seaweed, cheese graters, first graders, ghosts, the cover of Goosebumps novels and… her mother. Jam-Packed with stories, rants and tangents, SCAREDY CAT explores a not-so-typical but totally relatable mother/daughter relationship while childhood fears transition into real life big girl fears, and what it could all possibly mean. “A FANTASTIC PHYSICAL PERFORMER” – Apt 613 Ottawa “RHAMEY TAKES IT TO A HIGHER LEVEL” – Arts Ally Hamilton

PLEASE NOTE: Online ticket sales go offline 2 hours before the performance time. We always hold 50% of the tickets at the door. You can always get tickets at the door one hour before the show.

Show Times:

Thursday, July 19 @ 7:30pm
Friday, July 20 @ 7pm
Saturday, July 21 @ 8:40pm
Sunday, July 22 @ 4:35pm
Monday, July 23 @ 9:05pm
Tuesday, July 24 @ 9:20pm
Thursday, July 26 @ 6:05pm
Friday, July 27 @ 10:10pm
Saturday, July 28 @ 7:05pm
Sunday, July 29 @ 3:30pm

PANK

Steeltown Sister – Darla Biccum (Hamilton, ON)

Written by: Darla Biccum
Directed by: Juno Rinaldi
Stage Managed by: Sharon Nowlan
Cast: Darla Biccum

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Running Time: 60 minutes

[PANK – Professional Aunt No Kids] Hamilton 7 core member Darla Biccum brings her inimitable style of humour and storytelling to the Hamilton Fringe. A story about taking care of other people’s kids and keeping the inner child happy.

PLEASE NOTE: Online ticket sales go offline 2 hours before the performance time. We always hold 50% of the tickets at the door. You can always get tickets at the door one hour before the show.

Show Times:

Thursday, July 19 @ 6pm
Friday, July 20 @ 10:05pm
Saturday, July 21 @ 7:10pm
Sunday, July 22 @ 6:15pm
Tuesday, July 24 @ 7:45pm
Wednesday, July 25 @ 8:35pm
Thursday, July 26 @ 7:35pm
Friday, July 27 @ 8:35pm
Saturday, July 28 @ 10:05pm

THE BRIGHTROOM THEATRE

Stupefied II

Canuck Hutch Productions (Toronto, ON)

Cast: Paul Hutcheson

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Audience: 

Running Time: 55 minutes

Hutcheson is excited to be a part of the 2018 Hamilton Fringe after a successful run with his show Stupefied in 2017! The premiere of Stupefied II will be at the Hamilton Fringe! Amazed by how much still stupefies him in this world, Hutcheson will have you in stitches with his unique brand of physical comedy.

WARNINGS: Mature Content, Strong Language

PLEASE NOTE: Online ticket sales go offline 2 hours before the performance time. We always hold 50% of the tickets at the door. You can always get tickets at the door one hour before the show.

Show Times:

Thursday, July 19 @ 7:10pm
Friday, July 20 @ 7:05pm
Saturday, July 21 @ 8:30pm
Sunday, July 22 @ 4:40pm
Tuesday, July 24 @ 7:50pm
Wednesday, July 25 @ 6:05pm
Thursday, July 26 @ 7:55pm
Friday, July 27 @ 10:05pm
Saturday, July 28 @ 10:10pm
Sunday, July 29 @ 3:10pm

THE COCKWHISPERER – A LOVE STORY

Colette Kendall (Hamilton, ON)

Playwright: Colette Kendall
Stage Manager: Keith Toms

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Running Time: 70 minutes

The Story of one woman’s quest to find the Love and Penis of her Dreams. A phallic journey both Humorous and Dark. ‘Put your delicate sensibilities aside and get past the title –this show should not be missed’ – Theatre London ***** Edmonton Sun “The masterful storyteller brings a laugh a line from the get go, until she masters a dramatic mood change. Her storytelling is self-deprecating, honest, painful, hilarious all over the course of the hour.” 4/4 The Beat “..she talks about the darkness of being sexually dominated. Tippi’s great but Colette without the wig is more compelling, funnier – because she cuts deeper” Georgia Straight

WARNING: Mature Content

PLEASE NOTE: Online ticket sales go offline 2 hours before the performance time. We always hold 50% of the tickets at the door. You can always get tickets at the door thirty minutes before the show.

Show Times:

Friday 20-Jul 8:30pm
Saturday 21-Jul 9:55pm
Sunday 22-Jul 7:30pm
Monday 23-Jul 7:20pm
Tuesday 24-Jul 9:15pm
Wednesday, 25 July @ 8:55pm
Thursday, 26 July @ 6:10pm
Friday, 27 Jul7 @ 7pm
Saturday, 28 July @ 8:30pm
Sunday, 29 July @ 6:10pm

The Emergency Monologues

Drinking Well (Toronto, ON)

Playwright: Morgan Jones Phillips
Cast: Morgan Jones Phillip2

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Running Time: 50 minutes

Hilarious cringeworthy tales based on 14 years of being a downtown paramedic. Phillips spins a giant wheel with 46 stories on it. Whatever stories come up, those are the ones he tells. Every night is different stories. No two shows are ever the same. Winner of Best of Toronto Fringe

WARNINGS:   Mature Content, Strong Language

PLEASE NOTE: Online ticket sales go offline 3 hours before the performance time. We always hold 50% of the tickets at the door. You can always get tickets at the door one hour before the show.

Show Times:

Thursday, July 19 @ 8:35pm
Friday, July 20 @ 10:10pm
Saturday, July 21 @ 7:05pm
Sunday, July 22 @ 6:05pm
Monday, July 23 @ 9pm
Tuesday, July 24 @ 6:20pm
Wednesday, July 25 @ 7:30pm
Thursday, July 26 @ 9:20pm
Friday, July 27 @ 8:40pm
Saturday, July 28 @ 7:10pm
Sunday, July 29 @ 4:45pm

THE PARKING LOT

A Shoddy Magician in a Parking Lot

Cast: Steve Boleantu

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Running Time: 45 minutes

Steve Boleantu finally brings his classic sketch comedy character, A Shoddy Magician, to the Hamilton Fringe! See comedy’s worst magician dazzle his stuff out of his Prius C, and in a parking lot! Loveable, suave, weird. An amalgam of Charlie Chaplin, David Copperfield, Criss Angel. Expect death defying stunts, interviews to be his Assistant, telekinesis, and maybe romance? You will be mystified. “hilariously lives up to the character’s ‘shoddy’ label” – NOW Magazine

PLEASE NOTE: Online ticket sales go offline 2 hours before the performance time. We always hold 50% of the tickets at the door. You can always get tickets at the door one hour before the show.

Show Times:

Thursday, July 19 @ 7:05pm
Friday, July 20 @ 7:15pm
Saturday, July 21 @ 6pm
Sunday, July 22 @ 4:30pm
Wednesday, July 25 @ 7:15pm
Thursday, July 26 @ 7:05pm
Friday, July 27 @ 7:15pm
Saturday, July 28 @ 6pm
Sunday, July 29 @ 6:05pm

 

 

 

 

 

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THE STAIRCASE IS HIRING!

THE STAIRCASE IS HIRING!

We are now accepting resumes for casual full service culture hosts!

If you are an experienced server/barista or have food prep experience we would like to hear from you.  Send an introductory note, resume and general availability to Colette at info@staircase.org by FEB 1st.

Ideally you will have the following:

  • Smart Serve Certified with Bar experience (you know how to sling beer)
  • Safe Food Handlers Certificate (or willing to obtain on our dime.)
  • Experience with food prep.
  • At table Service and Barista Experience a plus
  • A desire to work with a variety of cultural events, artsy types and just really great people.
  • A hands on approach to life- you don’t panic when you are slammed with 125 drink and food orders in 15 minutes and you know how to keep yourself busy during the quiet times when the show is in progress
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HAMILTON COMEDY FILM FESTIVAL Oct 1-3

Festival line-up to be announced Sept 1st.

poster 1The Hamilton Comedy Film Festival is an annual juried showcase for international comedy films that have been produced for any delivery mode – broadcast, theatrical release or the web. If it delivers the Ha Ha it’s in!

Funny comedy film-making is tough and often gets relegated to a single segment of most film festivals…at HCFF we think Comedy films need to start man-spreading…and lady-spreading too.

poster 2 HCFF will combine film screenings with live comedy performances from invited Stand up, Solo, Sketch and Improv groups over our 3 day festival to create the funniest Comedy Film Festival happening in Hamilton on Oct 1-3, 2015 on Dundurn St north. We’ll brag more after our first year!

 

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SUMMER HOURS

For the month of August the café will open centric around

events in our theatrical space. Join us:

 

Aug 1st Horror in the Hammer Film Screening

Aug 5, 26 Open Mic for Musicians

Aug 9th Sky Gilbert presents Have a drink with Tom and Tee!

Aug 27th  HammerNight Live

Aug 29th  Gib & Tam in Concert

 

We will return to our normal hours Sept 9th

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The Collegiate Players presents David Mamet’s Oleanna

OLEANNA

The Collegiate Players are making their debut at the Staircase Theatre and hoping to incite audiences with their production of Oleanna.
What begins as an innocent appointment between a professor and student gradually spirals into the damaging depths of miscommunication as they grapple over gender politics, political correctness and power.
Directed by Michael Smith and introducing Lyndsey Wasilik and Mark Christopherson.

The Collegiate Player’s debut with David Mamet’s “Oleanna”

Hamilton (December30,2014)

The Collegiate Players make their first appearance with their production
of Oleanna January15-­-17

David Mamet’s controversial two-­-actor play is famous for provoking audiences as they watch an
appointment between a professor and student spiral into the damaging depths of miscommunication in a grapple over gender politics, political correctness and power. Michael Smith who directs Hamilton’s Mark Christopherson(John) and
Lyndsey Wasilik(Carol), has been a instructor with the Acting Program
at Mohawk College for six years.“I wanted to be, in some way, more involved in Hamilton’s growing
acting community.  I’v met great number of students who want to add to their acting resumes.  I wanted another challenge, so I brought the two ideas together.”  Smith has always enjoyed David Mamet’s work, particularly Oleanna. “  This piece has power to incite audiences.  My hope is it will leave them with a sense of, “what just happened here?” Performances are January15,16,17 at 8pm with a 2pm performance on
January17

Tickets are $15, $11students/seniors and available at the Staircase Café Theatre boxoffice day of performance if not sold out online,
27 DundurnSt. N,

or in advance

at

www.brownpapertickets.ca

 

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HammerTheatre presents a new work by Sky Gilbert, COMMERCIALS FOR HAMILTON

Two guys. One Office. Objective: Sell Hamilton!

 

Hammertheatre presents a comedy in one act written and directed by Sky Gilbert. “Commercials For Hamilton” stars newcomers Abraham Asto and Spencer Robson. Set and costumes by Kelly Wolf. Lighting design and stage management by Stephen Newman. This intimate comedy premieres at The Staircase Cafe Theatre, 27 Dundurn Street North. Tickets are $15.00 and can be reserved by calling the box office at 905-529-3000. “Commercials For Hamilton” previews on Thursday November 20th at 8pm, opening night is Friday November 21st at 8pm with regular performances Thursday – Saturday at 8pm and two Sunday matinees at 3pm.

 

In Hamilton, house prices are going up along with a new GO Station. Condos are everywhere, and thousands of Toronto hipsters and young people cannot wait to get down and party at Hamilton’s Art Crawl. In other words, Hamilton is on the verge of a boom, and there is no doubt that there is money to be made. But what does it mean when people want to make money out of your city?

 

“Commercials For Hamilton” is Sky Gilbert’s third play with Hamilton in the title (We cannot forget Hamilton Bus Stop and Naked Hamilton which both preceded “Commercials For Hamilton”) and the sixth play he has written with a Hamilton setting. Like these earlier plays, “Commercials For Hamilton” looks at issues of class, gentrification, and sexuality.

 

What does it mean to sell Hamilton? “Commercials For Hamilton” asks just that question. Set in a makeshift office near Jackson Square, this one act comedy tells the story of two advertising men who have been given an urgent assignment: sell Hamilton. Abraham Asto plays Sanders Dillingham – a slick Toronto ad executive on his way up. A tall chai latte loving lad from Toronto’s Ossington Avenue who is not too happy when his boss tells him that he must work with a young intern (a recent grad of Hamilton’s Mohawk College) named Roy Stilts (played by Spencer Robson). Roy is Hamilton born and raised (his father used to have a store on Barton Street). He has a shaved head and boundless enthusiasm and he just loves everything about the city. Sanders is not fond of Hamilton. Or is he? What are the mysterious phone calls that Sanders Dillingham keeps making? And what really happened at the Devil’s Punchbowl?

 

Find the answer to these and other important questions (like: is Hamilton really The City of Waterfalls?) in “Commercials For Hamilton.” A 40-minute, two guy comedy. Secrets are withheld, secrets are told and the truth wins out. Because Hamilton is a place where the people are REAL.

 

hammertheatre presents

“Commercials For Hamilton”

a new play in one act written and directed by Sky Gilbert

starring: Abraham Asto and Spencer Robson

set and costumes by Kelly Wolf — lighting design and stage management by Stephen Newman

The Staircase Cafe Theatre 27 Dundurn Street North, Hamilton. Ontario

www.staircase.org

tickets: $15.00 box office: 905-529-3000

Preview: Thursday November 20th at 8pm.  Opening Night: Friday November 21st at 8pm

Closing Performance: Sunday November 30th at 3pm

Regular Performances:  Thursday – Saturday at 8pm and two Sunday matinees at 3pm

www.hammertheatre.org

hammertheatre wishes to thank The University of Toronto’s Drama Centre, The Ontario Arts Council and The Ontario Trillium Foundation for their ongoing support.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3jRUik3Mw8&feature=youtu.be

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Sunday Funnies

sundayfunnies“Sunday Funnies” is an improvised comedy show where audience members choose media headlines to serve as inspiration for the comedic stylings of the Staircase Improv players.

Join in the hilarity! Turn your headlines into punchlines!

Sundays at 7:30pm
Elaine Mae Theatre (next door to The Staircase Theatre)
25 Dundurn St North
Only $5! (Cash only)

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*NEW* SOUP AND CINEMA SUNDAYS @ THE STAIRCASE

 

SOUP AND CINEMA SUNDAYS

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Starting Sunday Oct 13 The Staircase will launch SOUP AND CINEMA SUNDAYS presenting some of the best and newest documentaries being produced….and to boot we throw in a lovely cup of soup for 10 bucks! And it’s Vegan! (The soup that is)

The Staircase kicks off our Soup & Cinema film series by screening four films with our first theme ‘The Performing Arts’  Please note the start times of each film as they do change depending upon the 100’s of events we schedule.

 

SUNDAY OCT 13TH 3PM

‘The Life of Reilly’ – an adaptation of Charles Nelson Reilly’s acclaimed one-man show. The film takes us through this man’s strange, tragic, and hilarious life, from his birth in a humble neighborhood of the Bronx to his retirement in his posh Beverly Hills abode.

SUNDAY OCT 20TH 3PM & 7PM

‘SOUND CITY’Deep in the San Fernando Valley, amidst rows of dilapidated warehouses, was rock n’ roll’s best kept secret: Sound City. America’s greatest unsung recording studio housed a one-of-a-kind console, and as its legend grew, seminal bands and artists such as Fleetwood Mac, Neil Young, Rick Springfield, Tom Petty, Metallica and Nirvana all came out to put magic to tape. Directed by Dave Grohl (Nirvana, Foo Fighters) and featuring interviews and performances from the iconic musicians who recorded some of rock’s greatest albums at the studio, Sound City doesn’t just tell the story of this real-life rock ‘n’ roll shrine, it celebrates the human element of music as Grohl gathers some of rock’s biggest artists to collaborate on a new album. Using Sound City’s legendary analog console, together these artists continue to create musical miracles in a digital world

SUNDAY OCT 27 3PM & 7PM

BEWARE OF MR. BAKER

 

Born in South East London the same week the Nazis began bombing, Ginger Baker’s first memory was running after a train that carried his father off to death in WWII. From his music to his life, at the expense of family and fortune, Ginger would never be left behind on the tracks again.

Though best known for his work with Eric Clapton in Cream and Blind Faith, the world’s greatest drummer did not hit his stride until years later in 1972 when he drove the first Range Rover ever produced from London to Nigeria in pursuit of the African rhythms and musical icon, Fela Kuti. There he found his Mecca of drumming, introducing the African beat and “world music” to the West, years before any other musicians in the field.

Unfortunately, Ginger’s African glory days were short-lived as he found himself looking down the barrel of a Nigerian officer’s machine gun. Signaling his departure from the continent and the loss of his fortune, Ginger returned to England where a pattern of divorces, self-destruction, and countless groundbreaking musical works continue on to Italy, California, Colorado, and current day South Africa where he lives inside a fortified compound with his 29-year-old internet bride and 39 polo ponies.

Chain smoking and ingesting copious amounts of morphine while sitting in his leather recliner, the 73-year-old reflects back on his life as we concurrently witness his current law suits, local disputes, and yet another chapter in his path of destruction. Unfortunately, Ginger’s ginger hair has faded, and we wonder if he is physically capable of saving himself by playing the instrument that has defined him. In his own words, “God is punishing me for my past wickedness by keeping me alive and in as much pain as he can. I wasn’t planning on living this long!” In true Ginger Baker fashion, 3 years into shooting the film, after squandering yet another fortune, Ginger Baker triumphantly returns to the stage. As he went on a 30 date sold out European tour, we were there to capture it.

The documentary includes stories from his ex-wives, children, and many of the greatest living musicians that worked with Ginger including Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood, Charlie Watts, Mickey Hart, Carlos Santana, Max Weinberg, Chad Smith, Femi Kuti, Neal Peart, Simon Kirke, Marky Ramone and many more.

This documentary is one such story – a marriage of the film and music worlds through the life of one of the most unforgettable and controversial musicians. He was there the night Jimi Hendrix died, shared the drugs, the music, the names, the groups, while stripping away the other voices as the conductor, time keeper, the master drummer of our time. Beware of Mr. Baker catapults the viewer into his beat – with every smash of the bass drum there is a man behind it smashing his way through life.

SUNDAY NOV 3RD 1PM & 3PM

HARRY DEAN STANTON: PARTLY FICTION –
“Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction is a compelling collage of a man who has been
ubiquitous in American films for over half a century and is still with us, still working,
still staring out at that horizon.”  Roger Ebert

 

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THE 8TH ANNUAL HAMILTON FILM FESTIVAL RUNS NOV 4-10 @ THE STAIRCASE


HAMILTON FILM FESTIVAL

We’ve been really busy updating the website with our 100 film line-up! 

Individual tickets and the full line-up are online now!

Each program will have a price next to the time so you’ll have an idea what you will be paying. 

Our prices haven’t changed in years.

For the first time, we are offering limited festival passes. 

An All Access pass for $75 (value $112) and a Pick7 pass at $40 (value $56)

There are only 20 each and they will remain on the site until sold out. 

 

We have a huge selection of local movies and a great handful of International selections. 

Kids, youth, student, comedy, drama, experimental, documentary, music videos,horror, panel discussion, gala, awards…

 

Held annually during the first full week in November at the historic Staircase Theatre,  

The Hamilton Film Festival is a juried selection of local and international indie films. 

The HFF is one of the most respected festivals in the GTHA .

We take a grassroots and friendly approach when dealing with the filmmakers.

HFF winners are often provided with encore screenings throughout the

year in various locations, furthering the exposure of your films.

We are operating two theatres in High Definition and as always,

we are inside the historic Staircase Theatre!

http://www.hamiltonfilmfestival.com/
http://www.twitter.com/HamiltonFilm