Tuesday, January 10, 2012

What's Happening in Peterborough's Downtown?

Peterboroughs' downtown is packed with activities January 2012. If you don't know what's on, you've been sleeping! Wake up, stop hibernating and climb out of your cave. Open your eyes, look at the beautifully designed posters, listening to the radio, watching the telly, go on facebook, tweet, blog. For goodness sake, get involved in what's happening!
Do I need to say more? OK, just because you're obviously just waking up I will spell it out.

ReFrame Peterborough International Film Festival starts January 27th and continues until January 29th. Great films, wonderful entertainment and guaranteed a film for everyone's liking. Grab a festival catalogue this Friday January 13th at the Art Gallery of Peterborough during the official catalogue launch and the opening of a new exhibition or pick a catalogue up at one of the ticket agents - listed on the website - www.reframefilmfestival.ca
Because there are very few folks in this world who can watch films non-stop for three days. the DBIA has come up with a solution. It's called, Winterlicious and it is happening for the first time in downtown Peterborugh during ReFrame Peterborough International Film Festival.
Here's a plan. Watch a few films, visit one of the Still ReFrame Art Exhibitions, eat a bit of food, shop, take in another film or two and repeat for three days... What a weekend!

ReFrame Launches 2012 Catalogue and More...

With the opening of this year’s super weekend of films only a few weeks away, ReFrame Peterborough International Film Festival is announcing the launch of its 2012 Festival Program catalogue.
The event takes place on Friday, January 13, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Art Gallery of Peterborough in conjunction with the Gallery’s opening of a new exhibition.

What is exciting – beyond the coming festival, to be held January 27 to 29 – is that Joe Andrus of the design company Brandhealth has come up with a new look for ReFrame this year, and we think it is spectacular. It shows up in a beautiful carmine-coloured poster featuring a vintage box-office ticket and Palme d'Or-style icons enclosing the names of venues –complete with lightning bolts that reflect the sense of excitement and dynamism in the festival. Both the poster and the 34-page catalogue share these features, and more. The catalogue itself offers festival-goers an extensive and advance look at what is on offer at this year’s festival. The artwork has a QR code for easy download. ReFrame, we always like to say, is more than just a three-day festival – it is truly a community event. That’s why, working collaboratively with our community sponsors, we decided that the opening of a new exhibition at AGP would be the perfect time and location to launch the catalogue and offer advance tickets.

On the community side, there is even more: during the month of January an art exhibition/art event called Still ReFrame runs parallel to the film festival. Our goal is to develop the audience’s appreciation and awareness of the potential and impact of the arts – through the work of local artists - to convey social justice issues. Contact the artists or venues below for individual viewing times and other details. A Gallery Hop will take place on January 22 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The venues showcasing the various local artists will be open, and we encourage people to go from one gallery to the next to see the art and to mingle with the artists. For more information about the artists feature in the Still ReFrame Art Exhibition refer to the website, www.reframefilmfestival.ca or grab a beautiful catalogue on Friday night.

On January 14 the educational wing of ReFrame begins with the launch of the REELkids Festival and the screening of the film The Sound of Mumbai, an emotional documentary about the power of music to inspire young people and bring them together. The film will be preceded by La Jeunesse Youth Orchestra from Port Hope. Already 4,800 students are registered to participate in the REELkids programs running from Monday, January 16 to Thursday, January 19. After REElkids, ReFrame revs up and gets ready for the total film extravaganza – three full days of movies beginning on Friday the 27th and running until late Sunday afternoon. Following many of the films there are question and answer sessions. The Showplace venue has an international bazaar– and there will be a community gathering. Take a look at the catalogue, go on the ReFrame website, or download our iPhone App from the App Store for free to find out more about the films and all the other events, including the always fascinating panel discussions with senior Canadian filmmakers.