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Tuesday 10 am - 5 pm
Wednesday 10 am - 9 pm
Thursday 10 am - 5 pm
Friday 10 am - 10 pm
Saturday 10 am - 5 pm
Sunday Noon - 5 pm

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The Rooms Café emphasizes Newfoundland and Labrador's food heritage, focusing on traditional fare with an eclectic twist.

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Exhibits

Philippa Jones: Suspended

Date: January 19 to April 14, 2019
Where: Level 4 Main Gallery

Mohau Modisakeng: Passage

Date: February 9 - April 28, 2019
Where: Level 3

The Museum of Longing and Failure: MOLAF XX

Date: February 9 - April 28, 2019
Where: Level 3

Events & Programs

March 21, 2019
2:30PM - 3:30PM
Film
First presented at the South African Pavilion during the 2017 Venice Biennale, this three-channel video is a meditation on slavery's dismemberment of African identity. Each video portrays an individual whose boat is slowly sinking as they offer no resistance. It is a poetic confrontation of slavery's erasure of personal histories and the expendability of life. Although rooted in the history of colonialism in South Africa, the work resonates with Newfoundland's little-known connection to the slave trade. Low grade salt cod was exported in the 1800s to feed slaves, indentured labourers and, later, free workers in the Caribbean. IMAGE: Mohau Modisakeng. Still from "Passage" (2017). Digital film projection. Image courtesy of the artist.
March 22, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
Film
Filmed right here, An Audience of Chairs sold out in record time as the Opening film of SJIWFF29. We welcome you to join us for a special encore screening of this award-winning film, directed by Deanne Foley (Relative Happiness), as a part of our Scene and Heard Film Industry Conference. This universal story of the redemptive power of a mother's love is adapted from the popular, award-winning novel, "An Audience of Chairs" by Joan Clark. Maura Mackenzie (Carolina Bartczak) believes the world is hers to conquer. With her career as a concert pianist gaining momentum, it seems her beauty and talent will be strong enough to mask the demons that threaten to engulf her. But with an absent husband (Chris Jacot) and two young daughters at home, her precarious sanity begins to unravel until one summer day, burning with manic energy, she makes a terrible mistake - a mistake that will change her life forever. The consequences for Maura are catastrophic: her ambitious husband runs for his life, taking the children with him, leaving Maura to lapse into a full-scale breakdown. Life as she knew it is now over. With the help of her father, Ian (Peter MacNeill), Maura works to reclaim her life and waits for a miracle to bring her daughters home. But when the fates align, can the past be forgiven? Director Deanne Foley joins us for a special Q&A following the screening. Presented in partnership with the Directors Guild of Canada. For more information on upcoming events and film screenings, please visit: https://www.womensfilmfestival.com/sceneandheard