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The First CINELATION Retrospective is Happening

by Christopher Beaubien • December 06, 2023 • Start the Discussion!

With the support of the Cineworks Independent Filmmakers Society, I will be screening three of my favourite short films together for the first time on the big screen next Tuesday, December 12th. These macabre works include Bridge No. 29, Socket and the award-winning Siren.

The First CINELATION Retrospective will celebrate the last ten years I have worked diligently as an independent filmmaker with a great assortment of talented and dedicated artists. I hope you will brave the cold to enjoy a rare opportunity to experience these three films.

The Black Box Studio is located at 300 – 1131 Howe Street behind the Cinematheque. Since the entrance is down a back alley, I encourage you to bring a friend.

The First CINELATION Retrospective takes place on December 12th at 6:30pm.



SIREN (2020) – The Award-Winning Horror Film Now Available For Streaming

by Christopher Beaubien • October 28, 2023 • Start the Discussion!

“SIREN” Electronic Press Kit (EPK)

Award-Winning Horror/Thriller Film (16 Minutes)

Driving on a highway late at night, distracted driver April (Dalit Holzman) and her combative lover Brooke (Erin Morgan) are pulled over for speeding by two sinister police officers (Eryka Alanna and Madison Isolina). During a strange and increasingly frightening interrogation, the two women find themselves under the power of a supernatural force that changes everything they ever knew about themselves… and each other.

Favorite First-Watches and Discoveries of 2023

by Christopher Beaubien • October 04, 2023 • Start the Discussion!


Here are my Favorite Pre-2022 First-Watches and Discoveries of 2023:

“Humoresque” (1946)
“Max and the Junkmen”
“Le Trou” (“The Hole”)
“Streets of Fire” (1984)
“Le Corbeau” (“The Raven”)
”The Man from Laramie”
“An Impossible Love”
“Women in Love” (1969)
“Splendor in the Grass” (1961)
“Bruno Reidal, Confessions of a Murderer”
“A Girl Missing”
“Black Sunday” (1977)
“Lover Come Back” (1961)
“César and Rosalie”
“Twentieth Century”
“Bad News Bears” (1976)
“Elizabeth Harvest”
“Serenity” (2019)
“Pastorale 1943”
“Executive Decision” (1973)