This film follows the heroic journey of Merida, a skilled archer and headstrong daughter of King Fergus and Queen Elinor. Determined to carve her own path in life, Merida defies an age-old custom sacred to the unruly and uproarious lords of the land. Merida’s actions inadvertently unleash chaos and fury in the kingdom, and when she turns to an eccentric Witch for help, she is granted an ill-fated wish. The ensuing peril forces Merida to harness all of her skills and resources – including her clever and mischievous triplet brothers – to undo a beastly curse before it’s too late, discovering the meaning of true bravery.


In a remote village in Turkey, five orphaned sisters are denied their independence by their strict adult guardians after they are caught socializing with male classmates. Soon, they are locked in their home, deprived of communication with the outside world, and are schooled in domestic lessons while their custodians plan their arranged marriages. But the close-knit siblings rebel against these restrictions, and fight for a future in which they are free to make their own choices. Mustang is the feature-film debut of Deniz Gamze Erguven, and is France’s official 2015 submission to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for Best Foreign Language Film. The cast includes Günes Sensoy, Ilayda Akdogan, Tugba Sunguroglu, Doga Zeynep Doguslu, and Elit Iscan. Author: Jennifer Lackman


Written, produced, directed, and edited by Susan Seidelman in true student film fashion, Smithereens is the story of Wren (Susan Berman), an independent spirit from New Jersey trying to self-promote herself into the New York punk scene. She meets Paul (Brad Rijn), who ran away from Montana and lives out of his van in a parking lot. Paul seems to offer genuine friendship, however, Wren is only interested in forming meaningless relationships in hopes of bolstering her nonexistent career. She has no musical talents or industry skills, yet she aggressively pursues a pathetic spot for herself in places like the Peppermint Lounge. She drops Paul for Eric (Richard Hell, who also performs on the musical score), who has a record deal, and they work out a plan to escape to California, which requires Wren to pose as a prostitute in order to scam money from a prospective john. Things don’t work out, and Wren finds herself hitting one wall after another, eventually getting kicked out of her apartment. With no place to go, Wren seeks out everyone she knows in the city, only to find herself left alone. Author: Andrea LeVasseur


The Burlesque Lounge has its best days behind it. Tess, a retired dancer and owner of the venue, struggles to keep the aging theater alive, facing all kinds of financial and artistic challenges. Meanwhile, the life of Ali, a small-town girl from Iowa, is about to change dramatically. Hired by Tess as a waitress at the Lounge, Ali escapes a hollow past and quickly falls in love with the art of burlesque. Backed by newfound friends amongst the theater’s crew, she manages to fulfill her dreams of being on stage herself.

Liquid Lead TEDx Talk

Liquid Lead TEDx Talk with Tottering Biped Theater

Lecture & Workshop Package $25

“Liquid Lead Dancing” is a gender neutral system of partner dancing created by Trevor Copp and Jeff Fox. It developed alongside a full theatre production, “First Dance,” about the development of the traditional first dance for a same sex wedding.

Join Trevor and Jeff for an introductory workshop. They will cover a few basic patterns in some of the most common social dances and the fundamental principles of Liquid Lead partner dancing. This workshop is ideal for beginners but experienced dancers are also welcome to come and play!

Tedx Talk and Demo
: Saturday, July 15, 7:00 PM H.A.C. Cinema 

Ballroom Liquid Lead Dance Class
: Sunday, July 16, 11:00 AM H.A.C.Ballroom

$15 each or $25 for both

About Trevor and Jeff

Trevor Copp was a full-time ballroom dance instructor and Regional Fred Astaire’s Canada American Style Latin/Ballroom Champion. He retired from teaching to pursue his love of theatre  and now runs Tottering Biped Theatre – a professional theatre company emphasizing social justice and highly physical work in Burlington, Ontario, Canada.  He has performed in over 30 international cities and national theatre festivals. The local salsa scene keeps him dancing: as an avid salsa tourist he’s danced in over 13 countries, and he helps coach the current World Salsa Champions.

After graduating with an honors degree in psychology Jeff entered the world of dance in the fall of 2000 almost by accident, investigating an ad out of curiosity, and he hasn’t looked back.  Working as a full-time instructor, choreographer, and competitor Jeff has taught hundreds of students as well as managing to win professional titles in American Style Smooth, Rhythm, Theatre Arts, and Showdance. In addition to his ballroom work Jeff creates lyrical contemporary work, focusing on universal experiences we all share, which has been featured in festivals all over Southern Ontario, Canada.



Still Standing

Anita Hollander is a one-legged actor. She lost her leg in 1977 to cancer, and has gone on to have a successful career in New York and regional theatre. Part of this career has been creating and performing her funny and moving one-woman show, StillStanding.

Her show tells her story from the diagnosis of her cancer to the very moment of performance. Her leg will not grow back, but her mind and spirit and soul have grown to more than compensate. She strides onstage wearing her prosthetic leg, and she could clearly play any role short of the chorus of 42nd Street. Tap dancing is probably beyond her, but not much else would be. After a while she takes the leg off and, for a few very strange minutes, tells her story with the leg draped over her shoulder.

With song, wit, understatement, great dollops of humor, but not a smidgen of self- pity, Hollander reaches out to every member of the audience. How many, after all, will share her one-legged condition?

The show will be interpreted for deaf & hard of hearing audiences.

Let Freedom Sing

“Let Freedom Sing” retells one of the greatest stories in American history, sweeping us into the heart of the Civil Rights movement in the 1960s. With never-before-seen historic footage and remarkable new interviews with singers and songwriters like Gladys Knight, Ruby Dee, Chuck D., Andrew Young and Pete Seeger, we discover the movement’s continuing impact on music, politics and culture.

Gypsy Layne Cabaret

Gypsy Layne Cabaret & Co., hailed as “a sexy highpoint of classic burlesque entertainment in the Berkshires” by Berkshire magazine, are making their way to Hurleyville Arts Centre this March to deliver an early thaw to winter’s chill.  This tantalizing crew of saucy ladies and jaunty gents are sure to tease their way into your hearts with their vivacious artistry and outrageous charms, buoyed by an unabashed celebration of inclusivity and body-positivity. Get ready for a breathless journey filled with hot moves, hilarious hi-jinks, sultry surprises, and more glamour than you can shake a tassel at!

Frankie & Johnny’s presents Nardi’s Resturant is offering a complimentary glass of wine with dinner when you present your Gypsy Layne Ticket!

The Box office will be open at 5pm on Saturday.