Like spritzing an email with cologne, blowing kisses at a movie screen is a heartfelt romantic gesture that proves fruitless in attracting movie stars. Experience a different unrequited love with today's Groupon: for $12, you get an evening for two to the National Parks Project film showcase on Friday, September 23, at 7:00 p.m. in Aeolian Hall (a $31 value). The showcase outing includes:
- Two tickets for the film showcase
- Two glasses of wine
- Cheese tray
Host to an array of live events since its 1947 inception, Aeolian Hall's Heritage building touts multiple awards for its acoustics and a vast reconfigurable concert space. The Hall's screening of the National Parks Project greets eyes with 13 short films exploring examples of the country's unique natural beauty, such as trees sporting mohawks, at national parks in each province and territory. The National Parks Project's creators Geoff Morrison and Ryan North will be on hand to introduce the films, and will follow the screening with a Q&A. Each visual odyssey is created by lauded Canadian filmmakers and probes the soul of its park subject with striking visuals and with soundtracks recorded by live musicians in each respective park, boasting exclusive natural ear candy such as whale pop songs and avian poetry slams. Artists such as Oscar-nominated director Hubert Davis and famed documentarian Peter Lynch delve into nature's impact on the cultural imagination and into the subject of animal reactions to CGI at sites such as Ontario's Bruce Peninsula, Yukon's Kluane National Park, and Gwaii Haanas in British Columbia. While watching, audiences are invited to delve into a plate of assorted cheeses accompanied by two glasses of wine. Aeolian Hall's main floor and balcony levels are wheelchair accessible.
795 Dundas St. E
London, Ontario N5W 2Z6