Third Space Film Nights 2024

NOTICE: Film Nights are on pause for the time being as we look to improve this piece of programming! Stay tuned for updates on our social media!

Third Space is excited to announce the 2024 lineup for its film nights!

These evenings are a way to bring the community together through our love of the art world. From documentaries to biopics, Third Space Film Night is open to all those who are looking to fill up their Thursday evening with friendly faces, snacks, and screen time about any and all artists throughout our lifetimes.

All screenings will take place on every fourth Thursday of the month in the Tompkins Studio Hall, located on the first floor of the Saint John Arts Centre. Here’s what you need to know to secure a seat in front of the big screen:

  • Entrance to the Saint John Arts Centre for Film Night will be through the basement doors (An elevator is available if needed)
  • Start time for the movies will be at 6pm AST, most screenings will have a runtime of 1h30 to 2h
  • Admission is Pay What You Can at the door, with recommendations of $10 per person, or $5 for members, seniors, and students. You can pay by cash, card, or e-transfer!
  • Complimentary Covid-friendly snacks (chips & carbonated beverages) will be available!
  • Masks are encouraged
  • Gender neutral and single stall washrooms are available

Here are the 2024 tentative dates for film night:

  • Thursday, January 25: Saving Banksy
    • Type: Documentary
    • Runtime: 1h20mins
    • Synopsis: Banksy, a graffiti artist, leaves his mark on San Francisco in April of 2010 and goes on to become internationally known.

  • Thursday, February 29: At Eternity’s Gate
    • Type: Biographical thriller/drama
    • Runtime: 1h51mins
    • Synopsis: Famed but tormented artist Vincent van Gogh spends his final years in Arles, France, painting masterworks of the natural world that surrounds him.

  • Thursday, March 28: All The Beauty and the Bloodshed
    • Type: Documentary/drama
    • Runtime: 1h57mins
    • Synopsis: This documentary follows the life of artist Nan Goldin and the downfall of the Sackler family, the pharmaceutical dynasty who was greatly responsible for the opioid epidemic’s unfathomable death toll.

  • Thursday, April 25: Midnight in Paris
    • Type: Comedy/romance
    • Runtime: 1h34mins
    • Synopsis: While on a trip to Paris with his fiancée’s family, a nostalgic screenwriter finds himself mysteriously going back to the 1920s every day at midnight.

  • Thursday, May 30: While We’re Young
    • Type: Documentary/comedy
    • Runtime: 1h37mins
    • Synopsis: Middle-aged filmmaker Josh Srebnick and his wife Cornelia are happily married but stuck in a rut. When free-spirited couple Jamie and Darby enter their lives, it’s like a breath of fresh air – especially for Josh, who pines for a youth he wishes he had.

  • Thursday, June 27: Superstar: The Life and Times of Andy Warhol
    • Type: Biographical documentary
    • Runtime: 1h27mins
    • Synopsis: A look at the life, work, and impact of Andy Warhol (1928-1987), pop icon and artist, from his childhood in Pittsburgh to his death after a botched surgery. Warhol coined the word “superstar,” became one, and changed the way the culture looks at and understands celebrity.

  • Thursday, July 25: Dalíland
    • Type: Drama
    • Runtime: 1h44mins
    • Synopsis: In 1973, a young gallery assistant is drawn into the wild, never-ending party that is artist Salvador Dalí’s life in New York City. As he helps the aging genius prepare for an important show, he discovers not everything is as it seems.

  • Thursday, August 29: Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry
    • Type: Documentary
    • Runtime: 1h31mins
    • Synopsis: Alison Klayman documents the life and work of Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei. She showcases his artistic process as he prepares for a museum exhibition, his relationships with family members and his clashes with the government.

  • Thursday, September 26: Gerard Richter Painting
    • Type: Documentary/thriller
    • Runtime: 1h37mins
    • Synopsis: One of the world’s greatest living painters, the German artist Gerhard Richter has spent over half a century experimenting with a tremendous range of techniques and ideas, addressing historical crises and mass media representation alongside explorations of chance procedures. Infamously media-shy, he agreed to appear on camera for the first time in 15 years for a 2007 short by filmmaker Corinna Belz called Gerhard Richter’s Window. Her follow-up, Gerhard Richter Painting, is exactly that: a thrilling document of Richter’s creative process, juxtaposed with intimate conversations (with his critics, his collaborators, and his American gallerist Marian Goodman) and rare archive material.

  • Thursday, October 24: Big Eyes
    • Type: Biographical drama
    • Runtime: 1h46mins
    • Synopsis: In the late 1950s and early ’60s, artist Walter Keane achieves unbelievable fame and success with portraits of saucer-eyed waifs. However, no one realizes that his wife, Margaret, is the real painter behind the brush.

  • Thursday, November 28: Robert Rauschenberg: Retrospective
    • Type: Documentary
    • Runtime: 45 mins
    • Synopsis: This film includes important examples of the Robert Rauschenberg’s diverse and extraordinary accomplishments, tracing his development from his student years and his earliest experiments to a retrospective of his work at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. It features Rauschenberg, John Cage and Merce Cunningham, and was released in 1979.