Film Club Fridays

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Film Club Fridays (FCF) at Studio Theatre Perth

 Perth’s TIFF Film Circuit Theatre

Studio Theatre Perth is pleased to announce that we are now an official location for the TIFF Film Circuit.

As most of you know, this group has “migrated” from the original Perth (and Smiths Falls) group organized by Faye Cunningham as a fundraiser for the Perth Union Library. Faye started the Film Night International groups in 2003 and has successfully run the “shows” for all that time.

Coming up for Film Club

Friday, Sept 8th, 2 pm and 7 pm

Miracle Club Movie Poster

Set in 1967, The Miracle Club follows the story of three generations of close friends, Lily (Maggie Smith), Eileen (Kathy Bates), and Dolly (Agnes O’Casey) of Ballygar, Dublin. These three win a long sought-after pilgrimage to the sacred French town of Lourdes in France-  a place of miracles that draws millions of visitors each year. Three powerhouse Oscar-winning and/or nominated actresses (none of whom are Irish) featuring period clothing and cars, sweeping cinematography, on-location shooting, and a heartwarming message.

Friday, October 6th, 2 pm and 7 pm

The Inspection Movie Poster

The Inspection, written and directed by Elegance Bratton was inspired by Bratton’s real-life experiences. The film follows a young gay black man who defiantly endures brutal training at a Marine Corps boot camp. Rejected by his mother, Ellis French has few options for his future. He decides to join the Marines, doing whatever it takes to succeed in a system that would inevitably cast him aside. As Ellis battles deep-seated prejudice and the gruelling rigour of basic training, he finds unexpected camaraderie, strength, and support in this new community, giving him a hard-won sense of belonging that shapes his identity and forever changes his life.

The Inspection stars Tony award-winning Jeremy Pope as Ellis French. It had its world premiere at the 2022 Toronto International Film Festival with Pope’s performance being praised and earning him a Golden Globe nomination.

In our first year, Film Club Friday raised over $4500 for the Perth Union Library..

Pictured below making the donation to the Perth Library Are L to R: Julie Hansen, Interim CEO of Perth and Union District Library, Penny Silberhorn, President Studio Theatre, Michelle Wolford, Senior and Adult Specialist at the library and Kat Watring- Ellis of the Studio Theatre Film Club

TIFF Donations Perth Library image

We are continuing the tradition of fundraising for the Perth Union Library and will continue TIFF films at both 2 pm and 7 pm on selected Fridays.

We have chosen Fridays as our show dates as the theatre is normally booked for live performance rehearsals during the week.

Films will be $12 each and we will soon establish whether our audiences are interested in the purchase of seasons passes.  Once available passes will be $50 for 5 films of your choice. A pass can be used by more than one person and on any date of a FCF screening.

The plan is to have a monthly film starting in October and running until May.

Kat Watring-Ellis from Studio Theatre Perth is the coordinator of Friday Club Fridays. You can contact her by email at Information can also be found on our Facebook page Film Club Fridays.

You can also join our mailing list via the above email or through a link from our Facebook page. There will also be film titles and dates at

Our film selections committee is represented by three of the original members

  • Faye Cunningham
  • Mary-Elizabeth James
  • James Higginson

We look forward to seeing you at the Studio Theatre