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 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 May 1 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




Wednesday, April 19 at 2:00, 4:30 & 7:15pm


Gallery Night at the Movies, as a TIFF Official Film Circuit Centre, in conjunction with the Toronto International Film Festival is excited to partner with REEL CANADA’s National Canadian Film Day 150 on April 19th to present over 150 free screenings across Canada at Film Circuit locations. Film titles have been chosen from the Canada on Screen list, TIFF’s free year-long programme celebrating Canada 150.

For this national initiative, Gallery Night at the Movies will present 3 free screenings of THE SWEET HEREAFTER on National Canadian Film Day, Wednesday April 19. Screenings will be at 2:00, 4:30 & 7:15pm at Galaxy Cinemas. Pick up your free ticket after April 4.

THE SWEET HEREAFTER is a 1997 Canadian film written and directed by Atom Egoyan, starring Ian Holm, Sarah Polley and Bruce Greenwood and adapted from the novel of the same name by Russell Banks. The film tells the story of a school bus accident in a small town that results in the deaths of numerous children. A class-action lawsuit ensues, proving divisive in the community and becoming tied in with personal and family issues. The story is inspired by actual events in Alton, Texas in 1989.

Although THE SWEET HEREAFTER was not a box office success, it was critically acclaimed and won three awards, including the Grand Prix, at the 1997 Cannes Film Festival. It also received two Academy Award nominations for Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay. Toronto International Film Festival critics named THE SWEET HEREAFTER one of the ten best Canadian films of all time


Wednesday, April 19 at 2:00, 4:30 & 7:15pm

Throughout his illustrious career, Atom Egoyan has continually challenged and rewarded audiences with his innovative and personal approach to cinema. THE SWEET HEREAFTER, winner of the 1997 Grand Prix at Cannes, is as impressive as anything he has made, but Egoyan’s mastery of imagery and narrative has never been used to such directly emotional ends.

Adapted from the acclaimed novel by Russell Banks, THE SWEET HEREAFTER is an unspeakably powerful film about a community trying to cope with the aftermath of a tragedy. Mitchell Stephens (Ian Holm), a big-city lawyer with an agenda, arrives in Sam Dent, British Columbia, to persuade various residents of the town to mount a class action suit against city authorities. Because of his efforts, the community is soon divided, rife with anger, suspicion, and recrimination. One man, Billy Ansell (Bruce Greenwood), is already stridently opposed to the lawyer, and he is actively trying to enlist other residents in his crusade. But it is a young survivor named Nicole (Sarah Polley) who must grapple with the implications of whether to provide evidence or not. Egoyan’s supporting cast features some of Canada’s finest actors, including Arsinée Khanjian, Gabrielle Rose, Alberta Watson, and the late Maury Choykin. Polley, McCamus, and Greenwood perform some of their finest work, and veteran Holm brings forth his character’s moral complexity with subtlety and skill. With THE SWEET HEREAFTER, Egoyan confronts the impact and meaning of tragedy, and the sense of community that binds us all. 112 minutes

Canada on Screen is a co-production between TIFF, Library and Archives Canada, the Cinémathèque québécoise, and The Cinematheque in Vancouver for Canada’s sesquicentennial in 2017. Beginning in January and running throughout the year, this free programme will present moving-image installations, special events and guests, an extensive online catalogue, and screenings across the country, all based on a list of 150 essential moving-image works from Canada’s history, and compiled through a national poll of industry professionals.