The Winter 2017 dates of our 2016-17 season have been confirmed!

Our 21st season will continue Monday January 16, 2017


2017 dates:
April 3: 20th CENTURY WOMEN



In conjunction with TIFF Film Circuit, and Galaxy Cinemas, the Gallery is pleased to present the 21st season of Gallery Night at the Movies, bringing the best of Canadian, foreign and independent film to the region.

We offer 9 films September to May, at 2:00, 4:30 & 7:15 pm, screening at Galaxy Cinemas in Owen Sound.

Single tickets for individual films are available, in advance, in our Gallery Shop – $13 each. Tickets may be available at our table in the Galaxy foyer before each screening.


Monday January 16 at 2pm. 4:30pm & 7:15pm


Otto Bell’s visually stunning documentary follows Aisholpan, a 13-year-old girl who becomes the first female in twelve generations of her Kazakh family to become an eagle hunter. Narrated by executive producer Daisy Ridley (Star Wars: The Force Awakens), and featuring stunning cinematography by Simon Niblett, this riveting documentary is a rare look at one of the world’s last true wildernesses. It’s a larger-than-life story, but one that’s anchored by intimate moments. Our young heroine’s passion takes her on an incredible journey with an enriching and empowering lesson that will set hearts soaring. 87 minutes PG
“Along with Aisholpan’s enduring spirit, The Eagle Huntress excels in portraying the beauty and respect the people here have for both the animals and environment. With Simon Niblett’s soaring cinematography, using a mix of eagle-mounted GoPro cameras and drone footage, there’s both an expansive and intimate sensory rush when we see Aisholpan in action.” —Jordan Raup,

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Monday February 13 at 1:30pm, 4:30pm & 7:15pm


Lee, a reclusive handyman, has his life is upended after the sudden death of his beloved older brother, when he is appointed legal guardian of his gregarious nephew Patrick. As this mismatched pair stumbles through the mundane details of estate planning and the awkward strain of adolescence, Lee is forced to confront his past, revealed seamlessly through flashbacks, and the realities of his present. In Manchester by the Sea, director Kenneth Lonergan has created a world so messy that it can only be described as wonderfully human. 14A 136 minutes

“The persistence of grief and the hope of redemption are themes as timeless as dramaturgy itself, but
rarely do they summon forth the kind of extraordinary swirl of love, anger, tenderness and brittle
humor that is Manchester by the Sea, Kenneth Lonergan’s beautifully textured, richly enveloping
drama about how a death in the family forces a small-town New Englander to confront a past
tragedy anew.” —Justin Chang, Variety

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I, Daniel Blake for Web


Monday March 6 at 2:00pm, 4:30pm & 7:15pm


From prolific British master, Ken Loach, comes his second Palme D’or film I, DANIEL BLAKE, a  timely drama about socio-economic issues in Britain and beyond. Another of Loach’s working-class heroes, Daniel is an affable carpenter trying to survive after being denied his government health benefits. Daniel befriends a single mother also stuck in ‘the system’ and a makeshift extended family is formed. 100 minutes  Not Yet Rated

Winner of the Palme D’Or in Cannes, it was rumoured to be a safe compromise by a divided jury. Veteran Brit director Ken Loach doesn’t break any new cinematic ground, but he draws a dynamite performance from Dave Johns as a middle-aged carpenter who has a Kafkaesque encounter with the state welfare system after he’s injured on the job. Witty, tender and oh so relevant, it’s a lot more fun than it sounds. – Brian D. Johnson, Maclean’s

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Monday April 3 at 2:00pm, 4:30pm & 7:15pm


In 20TH CENTURY WOMEN, Film Circuit favourite Mike Mills is back with this loosely autobiographical tale of the women who helped shape him. Set in the turbulent final moments of 1970s America, Dorothea maintains a makeshift family arrangement with an open-door policy in her rambling old house. With no paternal influence for her teenage son, she recruits a twenty-something lodger as a role model. Annette Bening is brilliant as Dorothea and she leads a superb ensemble cast that includes Gret Gerwig, Elle Fanning and Billy Crudup in this must-see film. 118 minutes 14A

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Maudie Still for Web

Monday April 3 at 2:00pm, 4:30pm & 7:15pm


Touching, funny and wonderfully acted by its two remarkable leads, (Sally Hawkins, Ethan Hawke) Maudie is an inspirational, based-on-fact tale of a young Canadian folk artist whose talent and determination allowed her to surmount the obstacles in her way, and an unlikely love story of two lonely souls who find their place in the world together. 115 minutes 14A

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Interested in what kind of films we screen – or just can’t remember that film that you saw a couple of seasons ago? For all the great films that we have screened within our various film programs, check out the list below.

Film Programming Screenings to 2016



Our 2016 Presenting Film Sponsor, proudly supporting great cinema and the Gallery’s film programming throughout in our region:
Shannon Deckers, RE/MAX Grey Bruce Realty Inc.


The 21st season of Gallery Night at the Movies sponsored by these by these local businesses and we thank them for supporting our independent film programming:

Paul Boulter, Scott Kocher, TD Wealth
Doug Cameron’s Owen Sound Subaru
Well in Hand Health Food Store


Gallery Night at the Movies, as a member of Film Circuit and under the banner of TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival), provides area filmgoers with transformative experiences through Canadian and international, independent films that we would otherwise not have the opportunity to see in our region.

Introduced to Owen Sound by the Gallery in 1996 as a fundraising project, Gallery Night at the Movies has expanded to three different screening times. The success of Gallery Night at the Movies has launched companion programs such as Owen Sound’s Reel Festival held every winter. The proceeds from this endeavour go back to the Gallery to enhance our arts programming in the region.

Gallery Night at the Movies gratefully acknowledges our partnership with Film Circuit, presented by TIFF, and its sponsors and supporters. For more information about Film Circuit and to view a full list of their sponsors and supporters, please visit




February 24-26, 2017 at the Roxy


Passes go on sale Tuesday January 3. Prices: $100 general admission; $90 for Friends of The TOM. 7 fabulous films – 1 amazing weekend! Screening times: Friday at 7pm, Saturday and Sunday at 10am, 1pm and 4pm – all at the historic Roxy Theatre in downtown Owen Sound. Film confirmations and full schedule will be available early in February, as will individual tickets.


Premiering at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival and screening at SXSW, Hot Docs and TIFF, this comedic and thrilling “simulated documentary” from Canadian director Matt Johnson follows two undercover CIA agents who become embroiled in a plot to stick it to the Russians by faking footage of the American moon landing. Combining archival material, digital manipulation, and found footage, Operation Avalanche is a witty and ultimately moving journey through one of the most hotly debated moments in American history. Nominated for Best Motion Picture, and Achievement in Direction, and Visual Effects Canadian Screen Awards. 94 minutes 14A

Old Stone for web


Saturday at 10am – OLD STONE
Winner of the Toronto International Film Festival’s City of Toronto Award for Best Canadian First Feature, Johnny Ma’s thrilling feature debut — about a taxi driver plunged into a bureaucratic nightmare when he takes an injured man to the hospital — takes us on an unnerving trip through China’s social strata and their corresponding levels of “justice.” What begins as a carefully observed social-realist drama, gradually transforms into a furious film-noir, with Chen Gang’s extraordinary performance. Nominated for Best Motion Picture Canadian Screen Award. 80 minutes 14A Subtitled


In his unmistakable, Bavarian-accented deadpan voiceover, the great Werner Herzog (Cave of Forgotten Dreams, Grizzly Man) guides us through this eccentric, entertaining and enlightening meditation on our interconnected digital world. 98 minutes PG


Saturday at 4pm – HELL OR HIGH WATER
Two brothers (Chris Pine and Ben Foster) commit a series of bank robberies to raise enough cash to pay-off their family’s ranch. A soon-to-be retired Texas Ranger (Jeff Bridges) picks up their trail in hopes of foiling the next robbery. Nominated for four Oscars including Best Picture, Best Actor, and Best Screenplay. 102 minutes 14A
Hell or High Water offers a solidly crafted, well-acted Western heist thriller that eschews mindless gunplay in favor of confident pacing and full-bodied characters. Critics’ Consensus – Rotten Tomatoes


Sunday at 10am – DRIVING WITH SELVI
Driving with Selvi is a life-affirming documentary that follows the indomitably spirited and utterly magnetic Selvi as she finds her place in the world. Selvi overcame life as a child bride to become an entrepreneur, as South India’s first female taxi driver. 74 minutes PG


Sunday at 1pm – A MAN CALLED OVE
Ove, an ill-tempered, isolated retiree who spends his days enforcing block association rules and visiting his wife’s grave, has finally given up on life just as an unlikely friendship develops with his boisterous new neighbors. Nominated for a Best Foreign Language Film Oscar. 116 minutes Subtitled not yet rated


Sunday at 4pm – WEIRDOS
Canadian master Bruce McDonald teams with veteran playwright and screenwriter Daniel MacIvor for a coming-of-age road movie with the perfect blend of magic and naturalism. Accompanied by a suitably killer ‘70s soundtrack, and shot in nostalgic black and white, these weirdos are on a quest for something bigger and better. Nominated for a Best Motion Picture Canadian Screen Award. 89 minutes 14A

The Tom Thomson Art Gallery has been presenting independent, alternative film programming to area cinephiles since 1996 with its Gallery Night at the Movies series. The Reel Festival, an off-shoot of that successful monthly programme, has provided local film-lovers with a winter weekend reprieve since 2003. The 15th Owen Sound’s Reel Festival will take place Friday February 24 to Sunday February 26, 2017.

Affiliated with the Toronto International Film Festival and a member of their Film Circuit, the weekend festival runs over 3 days and features 7 films highlighting the best of Canadian, international, and foreign films of the season. Presented at the historic Roxy Theatre in downtown Owen Sound, the Reel Festival promises to be one amazing weekend.

OSRF gratefully acknowledges our partnership with Film Circuit, presented by TIFF, and its sponsors and supporters. For more information about Film Circuit and to view a full list of their sponsors and supporters, please visit