MGFF24: When Night Is Falling (MA 15+)

MGFF24: When Night Is Falling movie poster

“I’d love to see you in the moonlight with your head thrown back and your body on fire.” Get swept away by the stunning 4K restoration of one of the most erotic sapphic romances to ever grace our screens. 

Long considered a pivotal addition to the LGBTIQ+ canon, When Night is Falling tells the story of Camille (Pascale Bussières), a professor at a Protestant college in Toronto who is engaged to fellow professor Martin (Henry Czerny). As “career Christians” they’re urged to get married so that they can become co-chaplains of the New College of Faith, but when Camille meets Petra (Rachael Crawford), a flamboyant performer in a Felliniesque circus troupe, she is inexplicably drawn. Camille pursues this sensual woman, throwing her whole conservative life – not to mention her engagement – into disarray.

From renowned filmmaker Patricia Rozema (I’ve Heard the Mermaids Singing), this 1995 sapphic classic throws up a whole new meaning to running away with the circus.


Cast: Pascale Bussières, Rachael Crawford, Don McKellar, Tracy Wright, David Fox, Henry Czerny

Director: Patricia Rozema

"Rozema has created a joyous and entirely original portrait of the heavenly experience of coming out" ADVOCATE


Friday, 22 March 2024: 8:00 PM (ends 10:00 PM) Book NowNote: Tickets $15/13

Ticket Prices

  • 2D screenings:
    Adults $14 • Members $11 • Children (aged 3 to 12) $13
  • 3D screenings:
    All tickets $15 or $55 for family of four (max two adults, children aged 3 to 12)
  • NT Live:
    Adults $25 • Seniors $23 • Full-time students/children $15 • Student groups (10+) $12 each
  • MET Opera:
    Adults $28 • Seniors $23

Most cards accepted.

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