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Guess what? It’s August already! That means our screening of ROOM is right around the corner!

SWIFF presents an exclusive night with Oscar-nominated screenwriter and novelist EMMA DONOGHUE at Sarnia’s own Imperial Theatre. You (and a theatre full of film fans) could be watching critically-acclaimed drama ROOM with Ms. Donoghue, but you have to buy tickets first!

ROOM tells the story of five-year-old Jack (Jacob Tremblay), who lives captive in a single-room shed with his mother (Brie Larson) and has never been allowed to go outside. The film was nominated for four Academy Awards, with star Brie Larson taking home the Oscar for Best Actress. Her young co-star, Vancouver-born Jacob Tremblay, has also nabbed a couple of awards for his performance, most notably the Best Actor statue at this year’s Canadian Screen Awards!

On August 12, don’t get stuck at home in a ROOM of your own: come out and join us at the Imperial Theatre. Click here to purchase tickets now, because they are selling fast!


Starting next week, South Western Ontario’s favourite source for today’s hit music, 99.9 THE FOX, will be giving away FREE TICKETS to the screening! Tune in to 99.9 all next week for your chance to CALL IN AND WIN!

and there’s more…

Join us for a post-screening pizza party at ZZAS Pizza Bistro! This is your chance to rub elbows with SWIFF festival organizers and Ms. Emma Donoghue herself!When you combine that with Ontario craft beer on tap, world-class artisanal pizza, and buzz that would take the stripes off a bee, there’s only one thing you can say: it’s going to be a slice. See you there!

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We know you want to be one of the people who liked SWIFF before it was cool, so why not represent South Western Ontario’s fastest-growing film and culture festival! Not only will you be cashing in on some serious cultural cachet, but you’ll also be financially supporting the festival, which means we’ll be able to continue bringing world-class cinema and talent to Sarnia!

The only way to get your hands on this exclusive swag is by joining us at the ROOM screening on August 12, so get those tickets today!

This month’s NETFLIX SWIFF PICK is Ramin Bahrani’s 99 HOMES. Set against the backdrop of the 2008 housing crisis, the film follows hard-working Dennis Nash (Andrew Garfield) as he tries to hold on to the scattered pieces of his life after the bank forecloses on his family home. An opportunity presents itself when Rick Carver (Michael Shannon), the real estate shark that cashed in off Dennis’ misfortune, offers Dennis a job as his assistant.With tight, honest performances, including Laura Dern as Dennis’ mother, and an economical script, the film plays out as part family drama, part scathing social commentary. 99 HOMES premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2014, but slipped under the commercial radar. In 2015 it received a standing ovation as the closing-night film at SWIFF! Now on NETFLIX, you can catch this gem that will leave you questioning the true nature of the American Dream. Happy streaming!

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