The Paradise Presents ... THE SUMMER SESSIONS. Join us in July and August as we explore musical styles and modes of performance in film. This screening series is split into two parts- each chronicling the distinctive cinematic language of a genre, and each featuring a special presentation of BAND AND A MOVIE- pairing a film in the series with a live performance from a local musical act! Throughout the summer we will be paying tribute to the transcendental work of documentary filmmaker Les Blank- known for his vivid portraits of traditional musicians. Selected screenings will be preceded by a Les Blank short relating to the month's genre.

VOL I. BOOTS & ROOTS- Country and Folk Music on screen: We are kicking off the series with a tribute to the traditional musical stylings of the American southwest. Join us for a month of country and folk music at the movies!

Join us on Sunday June 14th for the last of our folk music trilogy. Inspired by the life and work of Dave Von Ronk, it's the Coen Brothers' 2013 masterwork INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS.

In 1961 New York City, folk singer Llewyn Davis (Oscar Isaac) is at a crossroads. Guitar in hand, he struggles against seemingly insurmountable obstacles to make a name for himself in the music world, but so far, success remains elusive. Relying on the kindness of both friends and strangers, Llewyn embarks on an odyssey that takes him from the streets of Greenwich Village to a Chicago club, where awaits a music mogul who could give him the big break that he desperately needs.

(Courtesy of Mongrel Media)

*This screening will be preceded by Les Blank's SPROUT WINGS AND FLY (1983) - This is a warm depiction of the life of old-time fiddler Tommy Jarrell in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. (Courtesy of Janus Films)

Sunday July 14th: Doors 6 PM/Short 6:30 PM/Film 7 PM

General Admission $12.50 | Student/Senior (with valid ID) $10.00 + HST/eventbrite fees

Door tickets are available for purchase on the day of screening. Refunds can be requested up to 12 hours before the screening. All refunds must be requested and processed through eventbrite.

Looking for pre or post show snack or sip? Check out our amazing options right next door!

Osteria Rialto | Bar Biltmore | Blue Door Wine Shop | Café Paradise

Directed by:
Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan
United States of America (the)
104 mins

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