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The Yack: April Edition

The Film House just announced two months of new films and continue to prove to be the most consistent place to see a film in the Niagara region. Upcoming screenings include the buzzworthy (and filmed in Hamilton) The Shape of Water and the figure skating meets knee thwapping biopic, I, Tanya.

On April 14, Brooklyn, New York’s Kevin Devine will perform at St. Catharines newest venue, Warehouse Concert Hall. Kevin is one half of Bad Books, the second half is Manchester Orchestra’s Andy Hull. Buckle up – I’m going to drop more names until you go to this show.

In the late ‘90s Kevin formed the New Jersey emo band Miracle of 86. His sophomore album Put Your Ghost to Rest was produced by Rob Schanapf (who had previously worked with Elliot Smith.) Devine will tour this summer with emo-punk-hearthrobs The Front Bottoms, so here’s a great chance to see him in an intimate venue first – just don’t fucking talk over him, okay? For fans of: Pedro the Lion, early Death Cab for Cutie, drinking wine on a blanket in Montebello Park.

Other must see films playing at The Film House this April: Pretty in Pink on April 8, Metric’s concert film Dreams So Real (that features footage from their performance at the Meridian Centre) on April 14 and Edward Burtynsky’s Manufactured Landscapes screens with Jay Cheel’s new short about a Niagara urban legend, Twisted on Canadian National Film Day (for free) on April 18.

Pull out the aluminum, it’s the 10th anniversary of In the Soil Arts Festival! With over 150 things to take in over April 27-29, you’d be hard pressed to miss even one thing. From live music, to art on the streets, dancing, original theatre, comedy, family fun, the Vendor Bender, and the always mind melting Rhizomes, there’s pretty much something for everyone, unless you don’t like fun. Check out inthesoil.on.ca for more announcements when the festival gets closer!

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