2-Week Calendar

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September 25 - October 1

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October 2 - 8

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  • Saturday

ALL UPCOMING EVENTS

  • CINEMA
    Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World
    Wednesday September 28, 7:00p–8:38p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $9

    In his unmistakable, Bavarian-accented deadpan voiceover, the great Werner Herzog (Cave of Forgotten Dreams, Encounters at the End of the World) guides us through this eccentric, entertaining and enlightening meditation on our interconnected digital world.

    Since its humble inception in 1969—where it began as a short message shared between two computers—the internet has become, as Herzog describes it, “one of our biggest revolutions.” Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World investigates the history of the internet’s integration into every aspect of our lives and how it became an essential part of our public infrastructure. Through interviews with researchers, scientists and entrepreneurs at the cutting edge of digital technologies—and taking time for his trademark, often wonderfully comic digressions—Herzog considers the new possibilities in health care, robotics and transportation opened up by the internet, and speculates on how humanity and the world will be impacted by these developments.

    These promises of a bright future are tempered by the darker realities presented in the film, from self-imposed internet exiles living off the grid in West Virginia as they recover from “internet overdose” to the victims of online harassment. Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World ultimately strikes an ambivalent tone, and refrains from any final judgments on the assimilation of the digital sphere into our daily lives, instead leaving the viewer to consider the implications on their own lives and hopes for the future.

    "These discrete “reveries of the connected world” represent the latest of Herzog’s heady explorations of what it means to be human (and even post-human), rendered in his characteristically personal, decidedly analog style." (Justin Chang, Variety)

    "As it stands today, Lo and Behold is an entertaining exploration into an ever-shifting discussion, but, with Herzog’s specific charms, it will no doubt be a significant time capsule—or ominous document of warning—in the years to come." (Jordan Raup, The Film Stage)

    Contact: info@fundycinema.ca  |  (902) 542-1050

  • THEATRE
    The ThreePenny Opera
    Friday September 30, 7:00p–10:00p
    Presented by Just Us! Coffee Roasters Co-op
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $20 - at the door one hour before the show

    London scrubs up for the coronation. The thieves are on the make, the whores on the pull, the police cutting deals to keep it all out of sight. Mr and Mrs Peachum are looking forward to a bumper day in the beggary business, but their daughter didn’t come home last night…

    This bold, anarchic production is brought to you by a creative powerhouse; adapted by Simon Stephens, (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time), and directed by Rufus Norris.

    Contains scenes of a sexual nature, violence and filthy language - which is Brecht's point, after all.

    Contact: kathy@justuscoffee.com

  • MUSIC
    Night Kitchen Autumnal
    Saturday October 1, 8:00p–10:00p
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $10 ($5 for students/unwaged)

    Tickets: Just Us! Cafe in Wolfville

    Night Kitchen is back! For the first show of the season, we're featuring local songstress and Vine sensation Rachel Bobbitt, as well as a trio of chanteuses from Halifax, Rose Gold!

    Contact: nightkitchenwolfville@gmail.com

  • CINEMA
    Maggie’s Plan
    Sunday October 2, 4:00p–5:38p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $9

    A wise, witty exploration of the lengths we go to when trying to fill life's seemingly empty spaces, the latest from gifted American writer-director Rebecca Miller (The Private Lives of Pippa Lee) features sparkling performances from Greta Gerwig, Ethan Hawke, and Julianne Moore.

    Maggie (Gerwig, Frances Ha) wants a baby, but she has never sustained a relationship longer than six months. She solicits a sperm donation from a Brooklyn pickle entrepreneur—no strings attached—but has hardly even begun the artificial-insemination process when she consummates a budding romance with John (Hawke, Born to be Blue, Boyhood), an unhappily married academic hailed as "the bad boy of fictocritical anthropology."

    Maggie's rejuvenating enthusiasm lures John away from his wife, domineering Danish critical theorist Georgette Norgaard (Moore, Still Alice, The Kids Are All Right), and the two settle down and have a daughter together. Everything has gone according to Maggie's plan—so why is she not happy? And what sort of meddlesome scheme will she concoct next?

    Based on an original story by Karen Rinaldi, Maggie's Plan is both an affectionate send-up of highbrow academic culture and a treatise on modern self-realization. Miller exhibits her characteristic sensitivity to female experience, but with a playfulness given freer rein than ever before in her work.

    Her cast, which also includes Maya Rudolph and Bill Hader (The Skeleton Twins, Her), delivers uniformly inspired work—and Miller makes especially ingenious use of Moore's talents. Georgette Norgaard recalls Maude Lebowski in her exotic eccentricity, yet over the course of Maggie's Plan Moore takes what initially seems like an offbeat supporting role and infuses it with real soul.

    "Maggie’s Plan is an ensemble piece, with Maya Rudolph, Travis Fimmel, and a magic, romantic New York rounding out the cast. They’re all great, but it’s Gerwig who’s just so damn gosh-wow." (Kimberley Jones, Austin Chronicle)

    "Ms. Miller’s choices are hard to argue with. She steers gracefully through a zigzagging plot, slowing down for quiet, contemplative stretches and pausing for jokes that are irrelevant but irresistible. She finds a tricky balance of farce, satire and emotional sincerity, a way of treating people as ridiculous without denying them empathy." (A.O. Scott, The New York Times)

    Contact: info@fundycinema.ca  |  (902) 542-1050

  • CINEMA
    Maggie’s Plan
    Sunday October 2, 7:00p–8:38p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $9

    A wise, witty exploration of the lengths we go to when trying to fill life's seemingly empty spaces, the latest from gifted American writer-director Rebecca Miller (The Private Lives of Pippa Lee) features sparkling performances from Greta Gerwig, Ethan Hawke, and Julianne Moore.

    Maggie (Gerwig, Frances Ha) wants a baby, but she has never sustained a relationship longer than six months. She solicits a sperm donation from a Brooklyn pickle entrepreneur—no strings attached—but has hardly even begun the artificial-insemination process when she consummates a budding romance with John (Hawke, Born to be Blue, Boyhood), an unhappily married academic hailed as "the bad boy of fictocritical anthropology."

    Maggie's rejuvenating enthusiasm lures John away from his wife, domineering Danish critical theorist Georgette Norgaard (Moore, Still Alice, The Kids Are All Right), and the two settle down and have a daughter together. Everything has gone according to Maggie's plan—so why is she not happy? And what sort of meddlesome scheme will she concoct next?

    Based on an original story by Karen Rinaldi, Maggie's Plan is both an affectionate send-up of highbrow academic culture and a treatise on modern self-realization. Miller exhibits her characteristic sensitivity to female experience, but with a playfulness given freer rein than ever before in her work.

    Her cast, which also includes Maya Rudolph and Bill Hader (The Skeleton Twins, Her), delivers uniformly inspired work—and Miller makes especially ingenious use of Moore's talents. Georgette Norgaard recalls Maude Lebowski in her exotic eccentricity, yet over the course of Maggie's Plan Moore takes what initially seems like an offbeat supporting role and infuses it with real soul.

    "Maggie’s Plan is an ensemble piece, with Maya Rudolph, Travis Fimmel, and a magic, romantic New York rounding out the cast. They’re all great, but it’s Gerwig who’s just so damn gosh-wow." (Kimberley Jones, Austin Chronicle)

    "Ms. Miller’s choices are hard to argue with. She steers gracefully through a zigzagging plot, slowing down for quiet, contemplative stretches and pausing for jokes that are irrelevant but irresistible. She finds a tricky balance of farce, satire and emotional sincerity, a way of treating people as ridiculous without denying them empathy." (A.O. Scott, The New York Times)

    Contact: info@fundycinema.ca  |  (902) 542-1050

  • THEATRE
    Death of a Salesman
    Tuesday October 4, 7:00p
    Presented by Wolfville Theatre Collective
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: Oct. 4 - preview - pay what you can

    Tickets: Box of Delights, Wolfville

    Wolfville Theatre Collective presents Miller's classic American tragedy. What are the costs to Willy Loman and his family of their blind faith in the American Dream?

    Contact: butlermike50@gmail.com

  • THEATRE
    Death of a Salesman
    Wednesday October 5, 7:00p
    Presented by Wolfville Theatre Collective
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: Students $10; Adults $15

    Tickets: Box of Delights, Wolfville

    Wolfville Theatre Collective presents Miller's classic American tragedy. What are the costs to Willy Loman and his family of their blind faith in the American Dream?

    Contact: butlermike50@gmail.com

  • THEATRE
    Death of a Salesman
    Thursday October 6, 7:00p
    Presented by Wolfville Theatre Collective
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: Students $10; Adults $15

    Tickets: Box of Delights, Wolfville

    Wolfville Theatre Collective presents Miller's classic American tragedy. What are the costs to Willy Loman and his family of their blind faith in the American Dream?

    Contact: butlermike50@gmail.com

  • THEATRE
    Death of a Salesman
    Friday October 7, 7:00p
    Presented by Wolfville Theatre Collective
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: Students $10; Adults $15

    Tickets: Box of Delights, Wolfville

    Wolfville Theatre Collective presents Miller's classic American tragedy. What are the costs to Willy Loman and his family of their blind faith in the American Dream?

    Contact: butlermike50@gmail.com

  • THEATRE
    Death of a Salesman
    Saturday October 8, 7:00p
    Presented by Wolfville Theatre Collective
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: Students $10; Adults $15

    Tickets: Box of Delights, Wolfville

    Wolfville Theatre Collective presents Miller's classic American tragedy. What are the costs to Willy Loman and his family of their blind faith in the American Dream?

    Contact: butlermike50@gmail.com

  • CINEMA
    Dark Horse
    Wednesday October 12, 7:00p–8:25p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $9

    A story of dreams, determination, and class consciousness set in the world of horse racing, this inspirational documentary from director Louise Osmond (Deep Water) follows a group of friends and neighbours in a small Welsh town who find themselves breaking social barriers by competing against some of the wealthiest racehorse owners in the UK.

    In the beleaguered former coal town of Cefn Fforest, South Wales, a middle-aged barmaid named Jan Vokes rallies a syndicate of friends to pool their £10 per week towards breeding, raising, and training a racehorse they call Dream Alliance. Unexpectedly, Dream Alliance shows great promise, and the Welsh townsfolk are soon competing against the sport’s elite. Though their gamble is the furthest thing from a sure bet, and requires years of perseverance through a multitude of factors outside of the stakeholders’ control, for the team behind Dream Alliance it is not all about money: in the words of one backer, “Dream took us to places you couldn’t even imagine.”

    Osmond elicits warm and funny interviews from the participants, particularly the plucky Vokes, who fondly recalls how she first pulled her underdog syndicate together back in 2000. Illustrating the team’s anecdotes through carefully chosen archival footage and artful re-enactments—with cinematographer Benjamin Kracun capturing the horses so beautifully you will want to reach out and touch them—this remarkable true story about a long shot is a sure winner.

    "While the underdog element of this tale is emotionally gratifying, it’s the humanity on unadorned display here that will move you beyond words." (Steve Davis, Austin Chronicle)

    "Veteran documentary-maker Louise Osmond directs with flair. She gives us just enough of the history of Blackwood to show what Dream Alliance means to the place, and she gets us inside the horse’s head." (Lawrence Toppman, Charlotte Observer)

    "It's a true winner and a genuine crowdpleaser, a human story told well through one incredible animal." (Kate Erbland, indieWIRE)

    Contact: info@fundycinema.ca  |  (902) 542-1050

  • THEATRE
    Grease! A Sing Along!
    Friday October 14, 7:00p–9:30p
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $15.00

    Tickets: For tickets, call 902-670-8992 or email catherineehms@gmail.com

    Always wondered what you'd look like as a Pink Lady? Get dressed up if you wish! Tickets are $15 each and are available by calling 902-670-8992. All proceeds go to the Kentville Silver Gliders Revolution Synchronized Skating Team skaters.

    Contact: catherineehms@gmail.com  |  902-670-8992

  • MUSIC
    Broken Leg Theatre - Dream
    Saturday October 15, 7:00p–9:00p
    Presented by Donna Holmes
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: All Tickets: $10

    Tickets: Buy your ticket at the door or ahead of time by emailing Donna at donnaholmes712@gmail.com.

    Our next show will feature The Dead Sheep Scrolls, DanceConXion, MARS, Valley Ghostwalk ghosts, and so much more!

    Broken Leg Theatre is a fun variety show full of music, comedy, theatre, and dance! It takes place three times a year at the Al Whittle Theatre in Wolfville. Our next show is October 15, 2016.

    If you'd like to be involved (on or behind the stage) please contact Donna Holmes at donnaholmes712@gmail.com, or check out our facebook page at facebook.com/brokenlegtheatre. :O)

    Contact: donnaholmes712@gmail.com

  • CINEMA
    The Idol
    Sunday October 16, 4:00p–5:40p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $9

    The live-television singing competition Arab Idol has been wildly popular in the Middle East for a few years now, but the 2013 rise of Mohamad Assaf from wedding singer in Gaza to Arab Idol winner was so incredible that it captivated millions and became a worldwide sensation. Palestinian filmmaker Hany Abu-Assad (Omar) was among the thousands who sat in cafés and open courtyards watching Assaf's ascent through the final stages of the contest, and the enthralling experience inspired him to imagine the childhood origins of this phenomenal story.

    Abu-Assad's The Idol introduces us to ten-year-old Mohamad Assaf (Qais Atallah) and his elder sister, twelve-year-old Nour (Hiba Atallah), who are bonded by a shared obsession with music. Together, they scheme to find ways to buy musical instruments and start a band with their friends Ashraf (Ahmad Qassim) and Omar (Abdelkarim Abu Baraka). The first to realize that her brother has a special talent for singing, Nour pushes the band to dream big and practise tirelessly. When the harsh reality of life in Gaza catches up with them, she remains a driving force, urging her brother to defy obstacle after obstacle and share his gift with the world.

    For Gazans and Palestinians, Mohamad Assaf embodies the hope that they could overcome their prevailing despair; he is proof that a Gazan's tenacity and natural gift can allow him to overcome forbidding circumstances and pursue his own path to glory. The Idol reminds us all that dreams are worth living for.

    "If in the past Abu-Assad’s movies could be criticised for stridency, The Idol finds him sacrificing none of his thematic drive while locating a more humanistic, inspirational tone." (Tim Grierson, Screen International)

    "The movie largely benefits from Abu-Assad’s natural talent for building suspense and rhythm; if the story’s elisions and fabrications occasionally feel too tidy, it more than earns its emotional impact on the strength of its excellent young cast." (Justin Chang, Variety)

    "The director and his regular editor Eyas Salman notch up the tension by beautiful degrees as Mohammed overcomes each obstacle with ingenuity, charm and, hokey but true, sheer singing skill." (Leslie Felperin, The Hollywood Reporter)

    Contact: info@fundycinema.ca  |  (902) 542-1050

  • CINEMA
    The Idol
    Sunday October 16, 7:00p–8:40p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $9

    The live-television singing competition Arab Idol has been wildly popular in the Middle East for a few years now, but the 2013 rise of Mohamad Assaf from wedding singer in Gaza to Arab Idol winner was so incredible that it captivated millions and became a worldwide sensation. Palestinian filmmaker Hany Abu-Assad (Omar) was among the thousands who sat in cafés and open courtyards watching Assaf's ascent through the final stages of the contest, and the enthralling experience inspired him to imagine the childhood origins of this phenomenal story.

    Abu-Assad's The Idol introduces us to ten-year-old Mohamad Assaf (Qais Atallah) and his elder sister, twelve-year-old Nour (Hiba Atallah), who are bonded by a shared obsession with music. Together, they scheme to find ways to buy musical instruments and start a band with their friends Ashraf (Ahmad Qassim) and Omar (Abdelkarim Abu Baraka). The first to realize that her brother has a special talent for singing, Nour pushes the band to dream big and practise tirelessly. When the harsh reality of life in Gaza catches up with them, she remains a driving force, urging her brother to defy obstacle after obstacle and share his gift with the world.

    For Gazans and Palestinians, Mohamad Assaf embodies the hope that they could overcome their prevailing despair; he is proof that a Gazan's tenacity and natural gift can allow him to overcome forbidding circumstances and pursue his own path to glory. The Idol reminds us all that dreams are worth living for.

    "If in the past Abu-Assad’s movies could be criticised for stridency, The Idol finds him sacrificing none of his thematic drive while locating a more humanistic, inspirational tone." (Tim Grierson, Screen International)

    "The movie largely benefits from Abu-Assad’s natural talent for building suspense and rhythm; if the story’s elisions and fabrications occasionally feel too tidy, it more than earns its emotional impact on the strength of its excellent young cast." (Justin Chang, Variety)

    "The director and his regular editor Eyas Salman notch up the tension by beautiful degrees as Mohammed overcomes each obstacle with ingenuity, charm and, hokey but true, sheer singing skill." (Leslie Felperin, The Hollywood Reporter)

    Contact: info@fundycinema.ca  |  (902) 542-1050

  • CINEMA
    Closet Monster
    Wednesday October 19, 7:00p–8:30p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $9

    The coming-of-age (and out-of-the-closet) story gets an imaginative twist in the first feature by writer-director Stephen Dunn. Winner of the Atlantic Canadian Award at AFF 2015 and of the Canada Goose Award for Best Canadian Feature Film at TIFF 2015, Closet Monster is ceaselessly inventive in its chronicle of an East Coast teen wrestling with his sexuality and learning to find his own way in life.

    High-school student and aspiring special-effects makeup artist Oscar Madly (Connor Jessup, Blackbird) needs out: out of the Newfoundland town that is stifling his budding creativity, out of his restrictive home life, and out of the closet, where he has fearfully remained after witnessing a brutal hate crime as a young boy. While he finds much-needed support from his best friend Gemma (Sofia Banzhaf) and his pet hamster, Buffy (who talks to him via the voice of the great Isabella Rossellini, Brand Upon the Brain!), Oscar is haunted by horrifying visions of the consequences of revealing his homosexuality—a fear that is compounded by the presence of his increasingly judgmental and erratic father (Aaron Abrams, TV’s Hannibal, Republic of Doyle). When Oscar meets the handsome Wilder (TIFF Rising Star Aliocha Schneider), he is immediately attracted and utterly terrified. With his fantasies becoming darker and ever more vividly real, Oscar finds that he must break free of the chains that bind him and live a life that is true to who he really is.

    Impressing his unique sensibility on every frame of his remarkably accomplished debut feature, Newfoundland native Dunn establishes himself as one of Canada's brightest young talents. Striking, sometimes shocking and often unexpectedly funny, Closet Monster is simply a stunner.

    "Autobiographical but also singularly imaginative, this formally exuberant bildungsroman plays like a Gregg Araki film with a dash of Cronenbergian psychosomatic body-rebellion thrown in." (Harry Windsor, The Hollywood Reporter)

    "An imaginative spin on the coming-of-age tale that blends together both straightforward storytelling and recognizable emotional beats with creative flourishes. Dunn plays around with perspective and style, but all the flash doesn't obscure the film's emotion and heart, which are deep and true." (Katie Erbland, Indiewire)

    Contact: info@fundycinema.ca  |  (902) 542-1050

  • CINEMA
    Spirit Unforgettable
    Thursday October 20, 7:00p
    Presented by VON Annapolis Valley, Careforce, and Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: Tickets are $10 each. They can be purchased at the VON office in New Minas or by phone 902-678-3415 ext: 2108. They may also be available for purchase at the event 30 minutes before screening.

    Tickets: VON Annapolis Valley office (9319 Commercial Street, New Minas)

    Filmmaker Pete McCormack follows Canadian Celtic rock band Spirit of the West as they prepare for their final performances after lead singer John Mann is diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's. Q&A and discussion to follow.

    Contact: alice.morse@von.ca  |  902-678-3415 ext:2108

  • THEATRE
    The Deep Blue Sea
    Friday October 21, 7:00p–9:30p
    Presented by Just Us! Coffee Roasters Co-op
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $20 - at the door

    When Hester Collyer is found by her neighbours in the aftermath of a failed suicide attempt, the story of her tempestuous affair with a former RAF pilot and the breakdown of her marriage to a High Court judge begins to emerge.

    With it comes a portrait of need, loneliness and long-repressed passion. Behind the fragile veneer of post-war civility burns a brutal sense of loss and longing.

    Contact: kathy@justuscoffee.com

  • OTHER
    Four Seasons Orchestra
    Saturday October 22, 3:15p–5:15p
    Presented by Four Seasons Orchestra
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $10 at the door.

    "Come As You Are" concert of light orchestral music performed by the Annapolis Valley's own Four Seasons Orchrstra. The musicians, of all ages, come from all areas of the Valley and are delighted to present a concert of music by Haydn, Handel, Verdi, Offenbach, John Williams and more.

    Contact: dhamusic@ns.sympatico.ca  |  902 798-1730

  • CINEMA
    A Bigger Splash
    Sunday October 23, 4:00p–6:05p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $9

    "The new Luca Guadagnino (I Am Love) film, A Bigger Splash, takes place on a sun-blanketed Mediterranean isle somewhere between Sicily and Tunisia. For Marianne (Tilda Swinton, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Only Lovers Left Alive, I Am Love) and Paul (Matthias Schoenaerts, Far From the Madding Crowd, Suite Française, Rust and Bone), the place’s very own Adam and Eve, it’s as close to paradise as they can get.

    Marianne is a David Bowie-esque international rock star who’s taking time out to recuperate from a throat ailment that’s left her unable to speak. Paul is her filmmaker boyfriend and a recovering alcoholic, also in need of a break from reality. The real world is a three-hour flight away: here, they can swim, sunbathe, rub each other in therapeutic mud, and make love to their hearts’ content. It’s positively Edenic. Enter, right on cue, the forbidden fruit.

    One morning, Marianne’s former lover and record producer Harry (Ralph Fiennes, The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Invisible Woman, The Reader) turns up at the airport with Penelope (Dakota Johnson) on his arm. This attractive young woman isn’t his new squeeze, but a recently discovered daughter from a previous fling. The purpose of Harry’s visit isn’t clear at first—but it stirs up passions old and new, and Marianne and Paul’s languorous duet becomes a free-jazz jamming session of intrigue, jealousy and passion.

    The casting is immaculate. Marianne’s throat condition means she can’t say much, which Swinton brilliantly turns to her advantage—she puts over entire monologues in glares and glances, often just sitting there and more or less glowering her thoughts directly at the audience. Schoenaerts plays Paul with the same deeply sublimated discomfort that made his Gabriel Oak in last year’s Far From The Madding Crowd so compelling, while Dakota Johnson brings 50 shades of acid-tipped flirtatiousness to Penelope.

    Then there’s Fiennes, who is simply magnificent as Harry, a rapturous alpha-prat who swans around with his linen shirts unbuttoned to the navel, recounts past recording-studio war stories ad nauseum and elevates dad-dancing to art. His performance is stand-up-and-cheer brilliant, and draws out a tragic desperation from this hilarious figure with total commitment and needle-accurate technique.

    But Guadagnino keeps everything in balance—and Harry’s own multifarious issues are only part of a complex and finely shaded bigger picture, which includes an influx of Tunisian refugees that provides a sly political context, and snakes that slither symbolically out of the bushes. It’s a tempting feast for the eyes and mind alike, with an aftertaste that lingers like the whip-crack sting of grappa on the tongue." (Robbie Collin, The Daily Telegraph)

    "Between its gorgeous cast, its beautiful clothes and its dazzling setting, A Bigger Splash is pure pleasure to look at." (Ann Hornaday, Washington Post)

    "A Bigger Splash has neither a clear center nor a clear moral, and it's all the better for it. This is a film about behavior, not plot—and how people are ruled by emotion, and not logic." (David Ehrlich, indieWIRE)

    "As with I Am Love, Guadagnino has put together something utterly distinctive here, a cocktail of intense emotions, transcendent surroundings and unexpected detours. A real pleasure." (Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian)

    Contact: info@fundycinema.ca  |  (902) 542-1050

  • CINEMA
    A Bigger Splash
    Sunday October 23, 7:00p–9:05p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $9

    "The new Luca Guadagnino (I Am Love) film, A Bigger Splash, takes place on a sun-blanketed Mediterranean isle somewhere between Sicily and Tunisia. For Marianne (Tilda Swinton, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Only Lovers Left Alive, I Am Love) and Paul (Matthias Schoenaerts, Far From the Madding Crowd, Suite Française, Rust and Bone), the place’s very own Adam and Eve, it’s as close to paradise as they can get.

    Marianne is a David Bowie-esque international rock star who’s taking time out to recuperate from a throat ailment that’s left her unable to speak. Paul is her filmmaker boyfriend and a recovering alcoholic, also in need of a break from reality. The real world is a three-hour flight away: here, they can swim, sunbathe, rub each other in therapeutic mud, and make love to their hearts’ content. It’s positively Edenic. Enter, right on cue, the forbidden fruit.

    One morning, Marianne’s former lover and record producer Harry (Ralph Fiennes, The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Invisible Woman, The Reader) turns up at the airport with Penelope (Dakota Johnson) on his arm. This attractive young woman isn’t his new squeeze, but a recently discovered daughter from a previous fling. The purpose of Harry’s visit isn’t clear at first—but it stirs up passions old and new, and Marianne and Paul’s languorous duet becomes a free-jazz jamming session of intrigue, jealousy and passion.

    The casting is immaculate. Marianne’s throat condition means she can’t say much, which Swinton brilliantly turns to her advantage—she puts over entire monologues in glares and glances, often just sitting there and more or less glowering her thoughts directly at the audience. Schoenaerts plays Paul with the same deeply sublimated discomfort that made his Gabriel Oak in last year’s Far From The Madding Crowd so compelling, while Dakota Johnson brings 50 shades of acid-tipped flirtatiousness to Penelope.

    Then there’s Fiennes, who is simply magnificent as Harry, a rapturous alpha-prat who swans around with his linen shirts unbuttoned to the navel, recounts past recording-studio war stories ad nauseum and elevates dad-dancing to art. His performance is stand-up-and-cheer brilliant, and draws out a tragic desperation from this hilarious figure with total commitment and needle-accurate technique.

    But Guadagnino keeps everything in balance—and Harry’s own multifarious issues are only part of a complex and finely shaded bigger picture, which includes an influx of Tunisian refugees that provides a sly political context, and snakes that slither symbolically out of the bushes. It’s a tempting feast for the eyes and mind alike, with an aftertaste that lingers like the whip-crack sting of grappa on the tongue." (Robbie Collin, The Daily Telegraph)

    "Between its gorgeous cast, its beautiful clothes and its dazzling setting, A Bigger Splash is pure pleasure to look at." (Ann Hornaday, Washington Post)

    "A Bigger Splash has neither a clear center nor a clear moral, and it's all the better for it. This is a film about behavior, not plot—and how people are ruled by emotion, and not logic." (David Ehrlich, indieWIRE)

    "As with I Am Love, Guadagnino has put together something utterly distinctive here, a cocktail of intense emotions, transcendent surroundings and unexpected detours. A real pleasure." (Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian)

    Contact: info@fundycinema.ca  |  (902) 542-1050

  • LECTURE
    Ami McKay, "The Witches of New York"
    Tuesday October 25, 7:00p–8:30p
    Presented by The Box of Delights Bookshop
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: Donation

    **PRE-ORDER TO RECEIVE A 15% DISCOUNT! Call, email, or message us to reserve your copy now!**

    The beloved, bestselling author of "The Birth House" and "The Virgin Cure" is back with her most beguiling novel yet, luring us deep inside the lives of a trio of remarkable young women navigating the glitz and grotesqueries of Gilded-Age New York by any means possible, including witchcraft...

    The year is 1880. Two hundred years after the trials in Salem, Adelaide Thom (Moth from "The Virgin Cure") has left her life in the sideshow to open a tea shop with another young woman who feels it's finally safe enough to describe herself as a witch: a former medical student and gardien de sorts (keeper of spells), Eleanor St. Clair. Together they cater to Manhattan's high society ladies, specializing in cures, palmistry and potions--and in guarding the secrets of their clients. All is well until one bright September afternoon, when an enchanting young woman named Beatrice Dunn arrives at their door seeking employment.

    Beatrice soon becomes indispensable as Eleanor's apprentice, but her new life with the witches is marred by strange occurrences. She sees things no one else can see. She hears voices no one else can hear. Objects appear out of thin air, as if gifts from the dead. Has she been touched by magic or is she simply losing her mind? Eleanor wants to tread lightly and respect the magic manifest in the girl, but Adelaide sees a business opportunity. Working with Dr. Quinn Brody, a talented alienist, she submits Beatrice to a series of tests to see if she truly can talk to spirits. Amidst the witches' tug-of-war over what's best for her, Beatrice disappears, leaving them to wonder whether it was by choice or by force.

    As Adelaide and Eleanor begin the desperate search for Beatrice, they're confronted by accusations and spectres from their own pasts. In a time when women were corseted, confined and committed for merely speaking their minds, were any of them safe?

    Reservations are required for this event, and SEATING IS LIMITED. Tickets go on sale exclusively at The Box of Delights Bookshop on September 1st. Ticket costs are by donation, and all proceeds will be donated to Because I Am a Girl.

    Join us at the Al Whittle Theatre on October 25th to celebrate Ami and her stunning new work!

    Contact: boxofdelightsbooks@gmail.com  |  9025429511

  • CINEMA
    Konelīne: Our Land Beautiful
    Wednesday October 26, 7:00p–8:36p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $9

    Taking its name from a Tahltan First Nation word meaning both “our land beautiful” and “our mind beautiful,” Konelīne captures the splendour of remote northwestern British Columbia and tells the story of those who call this magnificent land home. Celebrated Canadian documentarian Nettie Wild (FIX: The Story of an Addicted City) directs, writes, and produces this unique portrait of the Tahltan territory and the people whose identities are so closely tied to this land.

    Winner of the 2016 Best Canadian Feature Documentary Award at Hot Docs Film Festival, and shot in majestic CinemaScope, Konelīne explores the breathtaking landscapes and contradictions of the land and provides a glimpse of the Canadian wilderness in the throes of change. Nicknamed the “Golden

    Triangle” by gold and copper mining companies, and the “Canadian Serengeti” by hunters, the rich natural resources and beauty of the Tahltan land has attracted interest and visitors from across the country, all united by their love and admiration for the northern British Columbian wilderness.

    Conceived as a cinematic poem, Konelīne offers a succession of stunning images—from the dazzling Northern Lights, to horses swimming across the Stikine River, to a 16,000-pound electrical cable being carried over the mountains via helicopter—that will remain indelibly imprinted on your memory. Capturing both the majesty of the land and the eerily impressive spectacle of encroaching industrialization, director Wild and her cinematographer Van Royko (Monsoon) visualize one of the crucial issues of our century with striking immediacy and enduring artistry.

    "If you’re looking for a simple take on the politics of development in the wilds of British Columbia, keep looking. If, on the other hand, you can handle some moral ambiguity being served by fantastic visuals, then keep looking at this beautiful, complicated, compelling documentary by Nettie Wild." (Chris Knight, National Post)

    "This subtle, beautiful and remarkably even-handed documentary examines what it means to live near the Red Chris gold and copper mine among the sweeping landscapes of northwestern British Columbia. Filmmaker Nettie Wild skillfully juxtaposes a soundtrack of gentle ruminations about nature, culture and economics spoken by local band members, white hunters and mine workers with a meditative film of ceaseless activity. (...)  All these people have a stake in the land, and the mine poses the painful dilemma of economics versus environmentalism." (Kate Taylor, The Globe and Mail)

    Contact: info@fundycinema.ca  |  (902) 542-1050

  • MUSIC
    Rockin' For Air w/ Speedy Recovery
    Friday October 28, 7:30p–11:00p
    Presented by Speedy Recovery
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $10 @ The Door

    This marks the first time Evan W. Craig (singer of SR) has come back to his hometown to play a show, and will make his return making it the first show played since his double lung transplant. Going to be something you don't want to miss.
    See the event on Facebook with this link, https://www.facebook.com/events/163699020737172/
    Please share or invite as many friends as you can! We really appreciate any and all support we can get from the good people in the valley!

    Contact: 902-220-6771

  • CINEMA
    Mia madre (My Mother)
    Sunday October 30, 4:00p–5:46p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $9

    Aging and parental death have been at the heart of many recent films but, not surprisingly, the latest work from Nanni Moretti (We Have a Pope), takes a distinctly different approach. If most films dealing with aging and death are sombre and melancholic, My Mother adds large doses of glorious, anarchic comedy. In fact, the film oscillates between extremes, making metaphysical points along the way about how mourning and joy can be inextricably intertwined.

    The film's story has a clear autobiographical bent: a filmmaker juggles production on a new film with trips to the hospital bedside of a dying mother. But director/actor Moretti gives the filmmaker role not to himself, as one might expect, but to the charismatic Margherita Buy (We Have a Pope). He steps into a secondary role as the brother/son who does much of the caregiving while his sister runs between film set and hospital, trying frantically to be both a consummate professional and a dutiful daughter. What also elevates this film into a gentle kind of feminist manifesto is not just Buy's character, but also that of the mother (Giulia Lazzarini), a retired teacher of classical literature. These strong women form the centre of My Mother. Moretti displaces himself further by giving the major male part to John Turturro, who plays the brash, outsized American star of the film-within-a-film with great comic flourish.

    My Mother finds Moretti at the height of his powers. A comedy-drama inflected with a quiet sense of grief, it is a work that revels in human imperfections—in people who simply cannot stop being who they are: selfish and spoilt, yet still very endearing. Moretti celebrates both the best and worst in all of us.

    "As ever, Moretti creates a rich and incredibly detailed world, one where every character has a life that stretches far beyond their on-screen scenes." (Oliver Lyttelton, The Playlist)

    "Among the excellent principals, top-billed Turturro enlivens things wonderfully, but the real star, Buy, is magnificent." (Angie Errigo, Empire)

    "Mia Madre is a tremendously smart and enjoyable movie." (Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian)

    Contact: info@fundycinema.ca  |  (902) 542-1050

  • CINEMA
    Mia madre (My Mother)
    Sunday October 30, 7:00p–8:46p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $9

    Aging and parental death have been at the heart of many recent films but, not surprisingly, the latest work from Nanni Moretti (We Have a Pope), takes a distinctly different approach. If most films dealing with aging and death are sombre and melancholic, My Mother adds large doses of glorious, anarchic comedy. In fact, the film oscillates between extremes, making metaphysical points along the way about how mourning and joy can be inextricably intertwined.

    The film's story has a clear autobiographical bent: a filmmaker juggles production on a new film with trips to the hospital bedside of a dying mother. But director/actor Moretti gives the filmmaker role not to himself, as one might expect, but to the charismatic Margherita Buy (We Have a Pope). He steps into a secondary role as the brother/son who does much of the caregiving while his sister runs between film set and hospital, trying frantically to be both a consummate professional and a dutiful daughter. What also elevates this film into a gentle kind of feminist manifesto is not just Buy's character, but also that of the mother (Giulia Lazzarini), a retired teacher of classical literature. These strong women form the centre of My Mother. Moretti displaces himself further by giving the major male part to John Turturro, who plays the brash, outsized American star of the film-within-a-film with great comic flourish.

    My Mother finds Moretti at the height of his powers. A comedy-drama inflected with a quiet sense of grief, it is a work that revels in human imperfections—in people who simply cannot stop being who they are: selfish and spoilt, yet still very endearing. Moretti celebrates both the best and worst in all of us.

    "As ever, Moretti creates a rich and incredibly detailed world, one where every character has a life that stretches far beyond their on-screen scenes." (Oliver Lyttelton, The Playlist)

    "Among the excellent principals, top-billed Turturro enlivens things wonderfully, but the real star, Buy, is magnificent." (Angie Errigo, Empire)

    "Mia Madre is a tremendously smart and enjoyable movie." (Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian)

    Contact: info@fundycinema.ca  |  (902) 542-1050

  • CINEMA
    Bugs on the Menu
    Wednesday November 2, 10:00a
    Presented by Devour! The Food Film Fest
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $5

    Tickets: Online at devourfest.com or TicketPro outlets. Box Office set up in lobby of the Al Whittle Theatre from Nov 2-6. A limited number of rush seat All Film access bracelets will be available $50 ($20 students).

    Buy Tickets Online

    Sponsored by Scotiabank and Nourish NS, Devour the Food FIlm Fest school program film.
    It’s time to think outside the lunchbox. How will we feed the world’s expanding population in the future? Bugs are an excellent source of protein and other nutrients, and billions already consume them worldwide. But what is it going to take to get western world on-side one tiny bite at a time?
    Canada, 2016, 78 minutes
    Director Ian Toews

    Screening with the short film Waste Not from Perennial Plate duo Daniel & Mirra

    Contact: lia@devourfest.com

  • CINEMA
    SEED The Untold Story
    Thursday November 3, 10:00a
    Presented by Devour! The Food Film Fest
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $5

    Tickets: online at devourfest.com or TicketPro outlets Box Office set up in lobby of the Al Whittle Theatre from Nov 2-6 A limited number of All Film Access bracelets will be available $50 ($20 students)

    Buy Tickets Online

    Sponsored by Scotiabank and Nourish NS, Devour the Food FIlm Fest school program film.
    The word “seed” can be applied to anything from ideas to plants. In Seed: The Untold Story, these two dovetail in a global story about the people who have made it their mission to ensure that these plants and ideas come to fruition, rather than be forgotten to wither and expire.
    USA, 2016, 94 minutes
    Directors Taggart Siegel, Jon Betz

    Screening with the short film Seeding Fear: David and Goliath, as told through the story of one lone farmer and Big Ag company Monsanto.

    Contact: lia@devourfest.com

  • CINEMA
    Can You Dig This
    Thursday November 3, 3:00p
    Presented by Devour! The Food Film Fest
    Studio-Z
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $15
    $12 (students/seniors)

    Tickets: Online at devourfest.com or TicketPro outlets. Box Office set up in lobby of the Al Whittle Theatre from Nov 2-6. A limited number of All Film Access bracelets will be available $50 ($20 students).

    Buy Tickets Online

    In the words of one of its residents, South Central Los Angeles is “home of the drive-through, and the drive-by.” But Can You Dig This turns that on its head, by showing a community that is rallying together to not only feed its bellies, but its souls as well.
    USA, 2015, 80 minutes
    Director Delila Vellot

    Screening with the short film Home Flavored.
    Award-winning youth poet Monica Mendoza weaves a daunting, poetic tale of Latino American family life.

    Contact: lia@devourfest.com

  • CINEMA
    Angry Inuk
    Thursday November 3, 3:00p
    Presented by Devour! The Food Film Fest
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $15

    Tickets: online at devourfest.com or TicketPro outlets Box Office set up in lobby of the Al Whittle Theatre from Nov 2-6 A limited number of All Film Access bracelets will be available $50 ($20 students)

    Buy Tickets Online

    It’s easy to misread a voice of dissent as one of anger, while a calm voice is often ignored. Alethea Arnaquq-Baril’s Angry Inuk wavers between the two as it tells the complex story of the commercial seal hunt in the Canadian Arctic, and how it affects economies, traditions, ethics, and even survival.
    Canada, 2016, 85 minutes
    Director Alethea Arnaquq-Baril

    Screening with the short film The Forge: Three young artisans craft high quality chef knives in Blenheim Forge, South London, and it never looked so gritty and sexy.

    Contact: lia@devourfest.com

  • CINEMA
    Theatre of Life
    Thursday November 3, 5:00p
    Presented by Devour! The Food Film Fest
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $15

    Tickets: online at devourfest.com or TicketPro outlets Box Office set up in lobby of the Al Whittle Theatre from Nov 2-6 A limited number of All Film Access bracelets will be available $50 ($20 students)

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    A soup kitchen is not where one would expect to see award-winning chefs with global reputations. Loaded and larded with food waste, this is where you will find Massimo Bottura in his Refettori Ambrosiano, where he invited 60 of the world’s top chefs to cook food for the masses at Milan’s 2015 World Fair.
    Country, 2016, 94 minutes
    Director Peter Svatek

    Celebrity Chef Dinner with Normand Laprise, John Higgins, Stephen Wall & Ardon Mofford is based on this film. Dinner starts at 8:00pm. Tickets sold separately or as a package with the film.

    Screening with the short film Why This Road: Dan Portelance. As the son and grandson of fish fryers in coastal Massachusetts, Dan Portelance dreamed of a life elsewhere as a famous chef. But sometimes life deals some tough cards….

    Contact: lia@devourfest.com

  • CINEMA
    Holy Cow
    Thursday November 3, 5:30p
    Presented by Devour! The Food Film Fest
    Studio-Z
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $15
    $12 (students/seniors)

    Tickets: Online at devourfest.com or TicketPro outlets. Box Office set up in lobby of the Al Whittle Theatre from Nov 2-6. A limited number of All Film Access bracelets will be available $50 ($20 students).

    Buy Tickets Online

    Tapdig wants to break with tradition – at least bovine ones – when he says he wants to bring a European cow into his tiny village in Azerbaijan. What follows is a documentary that touches on globalization, family strife, and the will to thrive for both man and cow.
    Germany/Azerbaijan/Romania, 2015, 77 minutes
    Director Imam Hasanov

    Screening with the short film The Meadow.
    Sometimes you need a different perspective to see what is really happening. Like this cow does in war torn Golan Heights.

    Contact: lia@devourfest.com

  • CINEMA
    The Islands and the Whales
    Thursday November 3, 8:00p
    Presented by Devour! The Food Film Fest
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $15
    $12 (Students/seniors)

    Tickets: online at devourfest.com or TicketPro outlets Box Office set up in lobby of the Al Whittle Theatre from Nov 2-6 A limited number of All Film Access bracelets will be available $50 ($20 students)

    Buy Tickets Online

    The residents of the Faroe Island have eked out a life on the remote islands for hundreds of years, living on seabirds and whale meat. But the residents discover that their health is in danger due to environmental pollutants found in their main source of food. The Islands and the Whales examines everything from tradition to cultural (and culinary) imperialism, to the welfare of the residents and the animals that sustain them.
    UK/Denmark, 2016, 82 minutes
    Director Mike Day

    Screening with the short film West Coast Sea Salt. Founder of Vancouver Island Salt Co. Andrew Shepherd, makes foraging and harvesting sea salt on the west coast look effortless.

    Contact: lia@devourfest.com

  • CINEMA
    The Trap
    Thursday November 3, 8:30p
    Presented by Devour! The Food Film Fest
    Studio-Z
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $15
    $12 (students/seniors)

    Tickets: Online at devourfest.com or TicketPro outlets. Box Office set up in lobby of the Al Whittle Theatre from Nov 2-6. A limited number of All Film Access bracelets will be available $50 ($20 students).

    Buy Tickets Online

    In the bucolic countryside of Southern India, Kuttappayi and his grandfather raise flocks of ducks in vast flooded fields. Ever since the eight-year-old lost his parents, his Grandfather has looked after him. But when the old man falls ill, the boy’s future and fate is suddenly uncertain in the face of poverty and dashed dreams.
    India, 2015, 81 minutes
    Director Jayaraj Rajasekharan Nair

    Screening with the short film Pien – Queen of Bees.
    Pien may just be the most thoughtful beekeeper known to man; in spite of what she has to deal with on a day-by-day basis.

    Contact: lia@devourfest.com

  • CINEMA
    Wi’kupaltimk: Feast of Forgiveness
    Friday November 4, 10:00a
    Presented by Devour! The Food Film Fest
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $5

    Tickets: online at devourfest.com or TicketPro outlets Box Office set up in lobby of the Al Whittle Theatre from Nov 2-6 A limited number of All Film Access bracelets will be available $50 ($20 students)

    Buy Tickets Online

    Sponsored by Scotiabank and Nourish NS, Devour the Food FIlm Fest school program film.
    To erase the foodways of a culture is to help erase its history – to feed is to survive and thrive. In Wi’kupaltimk, viewers learn about more than just wild food and feasts – they learn of the resiliency of Mi’kmaw foodways and traditions, without ignoring the paths that they have taken over the generations.
    Canada, 2016, 46 minutes
    Directors Kent Martin, Salina Kemp

    Screening with the short film Bees of the Valley.
    Rose Schoonhoven was the winner of our first Nourish Nova Scotia Food & Film Challenge last year–and now she returns with a film for the regular film program–an exploration of local bees.

    Contact: lia@devourfest.com

  • CINEMA
    First Growth
    Friday November 4, 12:30p
    Presented by Devour! The Food Film Fest
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $15
    $12 (Students/seniors)

    Tickets: online at devourfest.com or TicketPro outlets Box Office set up in lobby of the Al Whittle Theatre from Nov 2-6 A limited number of All Film Access bracelets will be available $50 ($20 students)

    Buy Tickets Online

    The making of wine is a tool honed by families. But what does that honing do to families? First Growth looks at how father and son – a winemaker and wine critic – re-examine the defining characteristics of good wine, and strong families.
    France, 2015, 97 minutes
    Director Jérôme Le Maire

    Screening with the short film Clos Solene.
    The beautiful ebb and flow of winemaking through the eyes of a French winemaker and his young family in California wine country.

    Contact: lia@devourfest.com

  • CINEMA
    Ceviche's DNA
    Friday November 4, 12:30p
    Presented by Devour! The Food Film Fest
    Studio-Z
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $15
    $12 (students/seniors)

    Tickets: Online at devourfest.com or TicketPro outlets. Box Office set up in lobby of the Al Whittle Theatre from Nov 2-6. A limited number of All Film Access bracelets will be available $50 ($20 students).

    Buy Tickets Online

    Ceviche is more than just fish seasoned with citrus. It starts in the beautiful bays that caress Peru’s shorelines, takes a detour into the lives of those who fish those same waters, and ends up on the plate of thousands of diners over generations. Director Orland Arrigada looks at one dish, and comes up with a country, a culture, and a depth of flavour that is thousands of years old.
    Canada, 2016, 85 minutes
    Director Orlando Arriagada

    Screening with the short film Monsieur Oyster
    A true amateur is one who does it for the love of it all. Meet an amateur of the oyster.

    Contact: lia@devourfest.com

  • CINEMA
    Shorts Program: Eat My Shorts
    Friday November 4, 3:00p
    Presented by Devour! The Food Film Fest
    Studio-Z
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $15
    $12 (students/seniors)

    Tickets: Online at devourfest.com or TicketPro outlets. Box Office set up in lobby of the Al Whittle Theatre from Nov 2-6. A limited number of All Film Access bracelets will be available $50 ($20 students).

    Buy Tickets Online

    The Chop
    A jewish butcher leaves his father’s kosher shop to go work for the halal competition. UK, 2015, 16 minutes

    Kill Your Dinner
    Nothing gets between father and son. Not even a crazy girlfriend who thinks you should kill your dinner.
    Australia, 2016, 13 minutes

    Rated
    When your life becomes a Yelp rating, it’s time to take a serious look in the mirror. USA, 2016, 19 minutes

    Buck (Jungwild)
    There is more to hunting than pointing a gun and shooting. There is waiting. And uncomfortable silences. And father and son having difficult conversations.
    Austria, 2016, 16 minutes

    Spoetnik
    A love story about a sex worker, a food truck worker, and tasty, tasty kebabs. The Netherlands, 2015, 11 minutes

    Contact: lia@devourfest.com

  • CINEMA
    The Chocolate Case
    Friday November 4, 3:00p
    Presented by Devour! The Food Film Fest
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $15
    $12 (Students/seniors)

    Tickets: online at devourfest.com or TicketPro outlets Box Office set up in lobby of the Al Whittle Theatre from Nov 2-6 A limited number of All Film Access bracelets will be available $50 ($20 students)

    Buy Tickets Online

    What would you do if the food you were eating was produced by slaves? Could you be arrested? Watch what happens when one team of Dutch journalists decide to look into the who and how of chocolate production, and discover that the answers aren’t quite cut and dry, legally or otherwise.
    The Netherlands, 2016, 90 minutes
    Director Benthe Forrer
    Panel Discussion to follow screening.

    Screening with the short film El Cacao.
    The idea of chocolate is one of luxury and yet the reality of harvesting it is anything but. Samuel Murillo, a fair trade cocoa farmer shows how the other half lives.

    Contact: lia@devourfest.com

  • CINEMA
    Sour Grapes
    Friday November 4, 5:00p
    Presented by Devour! The Food Film Fest
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $15
    $12 (Students/seniors)

    Tickets: online at devourfest.com or TicketPro outlets Box Office set up in lobby of the Al Whittle Theatre from Nov 2-6 A limited number of All Film Access bracelets will be available $50 ($20 students)

    Buy Tickets Online

    The world of wine can be as exciting as a hunt, and one can easily be fleeced. Charismatic Rudy Kurniawan meets all the right people, makes all the right moves, until a Burgundian wine producer decides to stop the party, and everyone realizes they’ve all been drinking the wrong kool-aid.
    USA/UK/France, 2016, 86 minutes
    Directors Jerry Rothwell, Reuben Atlas

    Celebrity Chef Dinner with John Sundstrom, Dale MacKay, Ray Bear & Andru Branch is based on this film. Dinner starts at 8:00pm. Tickets sold separately or as a package with the film.

    Screening with the short film Lilac Coconut Cream Tarts.
    The best spring dessert idea we’ve seen in some time, and we’ll never look at lilac bushes the same way.

    Contact: lia@devourfest.com

  • CINEMA
    Migrant dreams
    Friday November 4, 5:30p
    Presented by Devour! The Food Film Fest
    Studio-Z
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $15
    $12 (students/seniors)

    Tickets: Online at devourfest.com or TicketPro outlets. Box Office set up in lobby of the Al Whittle Theatre from Nov 2-6. A limited number of rush seat All Film Access bracelets will be available $50 ($20 students).

    Buy Tickets Online

    Now that we know how our food is grown, the next question is: who is growing and harvesting it, and in what condition? This documentary examines the conditions that many of temporary foreign workers must endure, from extortion to threats upon their lives.. And it’s happening in Canada.
    Canada, 2016, 88 minutes
    Director Min Sook Lee

    Screening with the short film Farmed with Love.
    When it comes to the environment, China may be a wild west of agricultural practices. But some farmers are looking to tame the wild by letting it be.

    Contact: lia@devourfest.com

  • CINEMA
    Bugs
    Friday November 4, 8:00p
    Presented by Devour! The Food Film Fest
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $15
    $12 (Students/seniors)

    Tickets: online at devourfest.com or TicketPro outlets Box Office set up in lobby of the Al Whittle Theatre from Nov 2-6 A limited number of All Film Access bracelets will be available $50 ($20 students)

    Buy Tickets Online

    Ben and Josh, two young chefs-turned-scientists, want to save the world and are willing to crisscross the globe to get a taste of every bug known to man in an effort to do so. A gastronomic adventure from René Redzepi’s experimental Nordic Food Lab (Noma) that has its protagonists willingly and, often giddyingly, getting bitten and stung in pursuit of this elusive new protein.
    Denmark, 2016, 75 minutes
    Director Andreas Johnsen

    Screening with the short film Red-end and the Factory Plant. Bugs against the machine!

    Contact: lia@devourfest.com

  • CINEMA
    Soul Food Stories
    Friday November 4, 8:30p
    Presented by Devour! The Food Film Fest
    Studio-Z
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $15
    $12 (students/seniors)

    Tickets: Online at devourfest.com or TicketPro outlets. Box Office set up in lobby of the Al Whittle Theatre from Nov 2-6. A limited number of rush seat All Film Access bracelets will be available $50 ($20 students).

    Buy Tickets Online

    This film takes “food for the soul” religiously, as food becomes the background for a spiritually diverse group of Bulgarians.
    Bulgaria/Finland, 2013, 69 minutes
    Director Tonislav Hristov

    Screening with the short film Strudel Sisters.
    This beautiful short introduces viewers to two sisters who bake some of the most belly filling and heart-warming strudel you’d ever want to eat.

    Contact: lia@devourfest.com

  • CINEMA
    Blue Fin
    Saturday November 5, 10:00a
    Presented by Devour! The Food Film Fest
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $15
    $12 (Students/seniors)

    Tickets: online at devourfest.com or TicketPro outlets Box Office set up in lobby of the Al Whittle Theatre from Nov 2-6 A limited number of All Film Access bracelets will be available $50 ($20 students)

    Buy Tickets Online

    Bluefin is a tale of epic stakes set in North Lake, Prince Edward Island, known as the “tuna capital of the world.” Local fishermen swear the spectacular Atlantic bluefin tuna are so plentiful here they literally eat out of people’s hands. But many scientists contend the species is on the brink of collapse.
    Canada, 2016, 55 minutes
    Director John Hopkins

    Screening with the short films:
    Hand. Line. Cod

    Cod-Pot Fishing Fogo-Aubrey & Marie Payne have fished their entire lives… together.
    Canada, 2016, 3 minutes, Director Rosemary House

    The Seafood Shop-One of the last of a dying breed, Mount Pearl’s Skipper’s Seafood processes 50,000 pounds of cod a year by hand.
    Canada, 2016, 2 minutes, Director Rosemary House

    Contact: lia@devourfest.com

  • CINEMA
    Shorts Program: Look Who’s Coming to Dinner
    Saturday November 5, 12:30p
    Presented by Devour! The Food Film Fest
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $15
    $12 (Students/seniors)

    Tickets: online at devourfest.com or TicketPro outlets Box Office set up in lobby of the Al Whittle Theatre from Nov 2-6 A limited number of All Film Access bracelets will be available $50 ($20 students)

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    Food, First
    Two couples for a lovely evening out. Two couples endure the most awkward of conversations.
    Germany, 2016, 11 minutes, Director Pol Ponsarnau

    Lobster Fra Diavolo
    A comedy of errors, family, and a roving lobster.
    USA, 2015, 15 minutes, Director Oriana Oppice

    Sunday Lunch (Le repas dominical)
    In this animated short, a young gay man talks about how his dysfunctional family functions during dinner.
    France, 2015, 13 minutes, Director Céline Devaux

    So Good to See You
    Sienna Miller stars in this painfully funny short which teaches you how NOT to use your phone before, after, and during a dinner party.
    USA, 2016, 10 minutes, Director Duke Merriman

    Candice & Peter’s Smokin’ Hot Date
    Since last year’s Reservations for Two, Candice and Peter have amped up their relationship and it’s smokin’ hot, to say the least. Canada/USA, 2016, 8 minutes
    Directors Leanne Melissa Bishop, Michael Mason

    Home Suite Home
    The life of a critic isn’t always what it’s cracked up to be. Unless you too, crack, just a little. The Netherlands, 2016, 14 minutes, Director Jeroen Houben

    Contact: lia@devourfest.com

  • CINEMA
    Chicken People
    Saturday November 5, 5:00p
    Presented by Devour! The Food Film Fest
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $15
    $12 (Students/seniors)

    Tickets: online at devourfest.com or TicketPro outlets Box Office set up in lobby of the Al Whittle Theatre from Nov 2-6 A limited number of All Film Access bracelets will be available $50 ($20 students)

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    Christopher Guest’s Best In Show has nothing on these proponents of poultry pulchritude. Meet the cocks of the walk as they ruffle more than a few feathers and henpeck their competitors as they fight for the win. And we’re just talking about the owners of these banty birds.
    USA, 2016, 83 minutes
    Director Nicole Lucas Haimes

    Screening with the short film The Chickening.
    All pork and no chicken makes Jack a dull boy. Fasten your seatbelt for this psychedelic ride through The Shining meets fast-food amusement park.

    Contact: lia@devourfest.com

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    Open Tables
    Saturday November 5, 5:30p
    Presented by Devour! The Food Film Fest
    Studio-Z
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $15
    $12 (students/seniors)

    Tickets: Online at devourfest.com or TicketPro outlets. Box Office set up in lobby of the Al Whittle Theatre from Nov 2-6. A limited number of rush seat All Film access bracelets will be available $50 ($20 students).

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    Take two parts dining experience, three parts relationships, and one part human heart. Stir as required, and season liberally to create a quirky film about three couples and the lengths they go to live, love, and eat. As one character in the film says, “It’s about finding your own flavour of crazy.”
    USA, 2015, 76 minutes
    Director Jack Newell

    Screening with the short film Leekchi.
    A delicious and tongue-in-cheek take on kimchi, as only Aube Giroux can deliver.

    Contact: lia@devourfest.com

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    A Year in Port
    Saturday November 5, 8:00p
    Presented by Devour! The Food Film Fest
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $15
    $12 (Students/seniors)

    Tickets: online at devourfest.com or TicketPro outlets Box Office set up in lobby of the Al Whittle Theatre from Nov 2-6 A limited number of All Film Access bracelets will be available $50 ($20 students)

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    We’re three for three now–after explorations in both Burgundy and Champagne at the last couple of festivals–we’re diving deep into the dizzying world of Port. Director David Kennard returns with well-known wine importer Martine Saunier to guide us through the intoxicating microclimate of the Duoro Valley and the spirited seaside city of Porto in Portugal–revealing the mystery of port and all of its age-old traditions.
    USA/Portugal, 2016, 86 minutes
    Director David Kennard

    Screening with the short film Naturali Tea.
    From multiple Devour Golden Tine award winner, director Jeremy Sieffert (Dive!, GMO OMG), comes this bucolic look at tea farming in Japan.

    Contact: lia@devourfest.com

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    An Acquired Taste
    Saturday November 5, 8:30p
    Presented by Devour! The Food Film Fest
    Studio-Z
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $15
    $12 (students/seniors)

    Tickets: Online at devourfest.com or TicketPro outlets. Box Office set up in lobby of the Al Whittle Theatre from Nov 2-6. A limited number of rush seat All Film access bracelets will be available $50 ($20 students).

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    In An Acquired Taste, director Vanessa LeMaire documents the various paths – emotional, personal, ecological – that every hunter must follow. But in this case, the hunters are teenagers from Southern California who learn that hunting for one’s food isn’t to be taken lightly.
    USA, 2016, 80 minutes
    Director Vanessa LeMaire

    Screening with the short film Deer Flower.
    Not all food experiences are meant to be pleasant, especially when they’re being forced upon you.

    Contact: lia@devourfest.com

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    Cafe Nagler
    Sunday November 6, 1:00p
    Presented by Devour! The Food Film Fest
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $15
    $12 (Students/seniors)

    Tickets: online at devourfest.com or TicketPro outlets Box Office set up in lobby of the Al Whittle Theatre from Nov 2-6 A limited number of All Film Access bracelets will be available $50 ($20 students)

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    Sometimes you need to stretch the truth a little bit when you’re tracing your roots. Much to the excitement of her grandmother, filmmaker Mor Kaplansky journeys to modern-day Berlin to get the real story behind one of the city’s hottest cafés in the 1920s, Café Nagler, owned by her family. In this delightful doc, equal parts hilarious to equal parts poignant, history has a way of revealing its own special truths.
    Israel/Germany, 2016, 59 minutes
    Director Mor Kaplansky

    Screening with the short film Bacon & God’s Wrath.
    An elderly Jewish woman decides to break kosher law, and eat bacon for the first time.

    Contact: lia@devourfest.com

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    French Cuisine
    Sunday November 6, 1:30p
    Presented by Devour! The Food Film Fest
    Studio-Z
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $15
    $12 (students/seniors)

    Tickets: Online at devourfest.com or TicketPro outlets. Box Office set up in lobby of the Al Whittle Theatre from Nov 2-6. A limited number of All Film Access bracelets will be available $50 ($20 students).

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    And you may ask yourself, how do I work this? And you may ask yourself, where is this large restaurant? And you may tell yourself, this is not my beautiful house! And you may tell yourself, this is not my beautiful wife!
    France, 2015, 81 minutes
    Director Florent Emilio Siri

    Screening with the short film For the Love of Cheese.
    Sometimes you don’t just buy cheese. Sometimes you live for it.

    Contact: lia@devourfest.com

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    Shorts Program: It's A Chef's Life
    Sunday November 6, 3:00p
    Presented by Devour! The Food Film Fest
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $15
    $12 (Students/seniors)

    Tickets: online at devourfest.com or TicketPro outlets Box Office set up in lobby of the Al Whittle Theatre from Nov 2-6 A limited number of All Film Access bracelets will be available $50 ($20 students)

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    Jonathan Gold’s LA: The Baco by Bäco Mercat (4 min)
    Heritage- Contemporary California Cuisine in Venice with Chef Nyesha Arrington of Leona (10m in)
    Rise (8 min)
    Jonathan Gold’s Los Angeles: The Ugly Bunch by Providence (4 min)
    A Word to the Wise (2 min)
    The Art of Plating: Chef’s Cut – Daniel Burns on Mathematical Precision (3 min)
    Jonathan Gold’s LA: The Jazz Burger by Jitlada (5 min)
    One Star (9 min)
    The Art of Plating: Chef’s Cut – Beyond the Forest with Rasmus Kofoed (5 min)
    Jonathan Gold’s LA: Shrimp & Grits by Willie Jane (4 min)
    Wolvesmouth (16 min)

    Contact: lia@devourfest.com

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    Need for Meat
    Sunday November 6, 3:30p
    Presented by Devour! The Food Film Fest
    Studio-Z
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $15
    $12 (students/seniors)

    Tickets: Online at devourfest.com or TicketPro outlets. Box Office set up in lobby of the Al Whittle Theatre from Nov 2-6. A limited number of rush seat All Film access bracelets will be available $50 ($20 students).

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    Marijn love of meat knows nearly no bounds. Her doctor says she desires it more than sex. Her shrink says she should look at the root cause of it. And her boss at the abattoir wants her to look it in the eye when it dies, so that she can make the right decisions in this funny and occasionally scandalous documentary about our love of eating meat.
    The Netherlands, 2015, 74 minutes
    Director Marijn Frank

    Screening with the short film Lambs Abroad.
    Forget grass-fed lamb. Keith Morry and his family bring their sheep to graze on the grassy salt marshes, calling for hard work, yet yielding divine results

    Contact: lia@devourfest.com

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    Noma: My Perfect Storm
    Sunday November 6, 5:00p
    Presented by Devour! The Food Film Fest
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $15
    $12 (Students/seniors)

    Tickets: online at devourfest.com or TicketPro outlets Box Office set up in lobby of the Al Whittle Theatre from Nov 2-6 A limited number of All Film Access bracelets will be available $50 ($20 students)

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    “The best restaurant in the world.” This is the refrain that followed Réné Redzepi, sung by customers who flocked from around the world to eat in his Copenhagen restaurant. Noma demonstrates what is necessary to gain such a reputation, and the costs of keeping it.
    Denmark/UK, 2014, 80 minutes
    Director Pierre Deschamps

    Screening with the short film Unbroken Ground.
    Revolutions start from the bottom. The makers of Patagonia, follow four groups that are pioneers in the fields of regenerative agriculture, regenerative grazing, diversified crop development and restorative fishing.

    Contact: lia@devourfest.com

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    The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble
    Wednesday November 9, 7:00p–8:36p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
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    Cost: $9

    What is the role of music? That question is at the heart of the Silk Road Ensemble, a group of master musicians from around the world brought together by acclaimed cellist Yo-Yo Ma to perform, teach, and brainstorm. In The Music of Strangers, Academy Award- winning filmmaker Morgan Neville (20 Feet from Stardom) takes us on a global journey with Ma and the Ensemble that will open your eyes and attune your ears.

    "I never committed to being a musician," says Ma, "I just fell into it." Steered by his parents into playing the cello, Ma was hailed as a child prodigy. By the time he reached middle age, he had travelled the world and achieved a level of popularity rare for a classical musician, but he still did not know what he wanted to do. In 2000, he began channelling his restless energy into the Silk Road Ensemble, and the project took on greater meaning after September 11, 2001 as a way to foster dialogue across cultures.

    Silk Road's aspiration to "create unexpected connections" is the kind of goal that is easier said than done, but in this film we witness the tangible results of the Ensemble's eclectic collaborations. Among the musicians we meet are Iran's Kayhan Kalhor, a master of the kamancheh fiddle; China's Wu Man, a virtuoso on the lute-like pipa; and Galicia's Cristina Pato, known as the Jimi Hendrix of gaita bagpipes. Despite their divergent backgrounds, they share with Ma a passion for passing traditions to new generations.

    Full of transcendent music—including Ma's performance of a solo Bach piece in the Toronto Music Garden, a space that he co-created—The Music of Strangers will leave you with a new-found appreciation for the stunning variety of our world's musical traditions, and an appetite to hear more.

    "By the end, you look at the musician’s faces—particularly Ma’s beaming smile—and find a truth: through music, we can always find our way home." (Moira Macdonald, The Seattle Times)

    "Morgan Neville’s documentary is a joyous revelation, a group portrait of superb musicians from all over the world offering music as an emblem of what people can do in these fractious times when they live in concert with one another." (Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal)

    Contact: info@fundycinema.ca  |  (902) 542-1050

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    The Merchant of Venice
    Saturday November 12, 7:00p–10:00p
    Presented by Just Us! Coffee Roasters Co-op
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $20 - at the door

    Portia's suitors have a challenge. The winner will win her hand in marriage; the losers will lose her hand and much more. In Venice, the epicentre of consumption, speculation and debt, Bassanio borrows money from his friend Antonio to finance his attempt. Antonio, in turn, takes out a loan from the moneylender Shylock. But if the money cannot be repaid, Antonio will give to Shylock a pound of his own flesh. And Shylock will have his ‘bond’.

    Contact: kathy@justuscoffee.com

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    Captain Fantastic
    Sunday November 13, 4:00p–5:58p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $9

    The sophomore film from actor-director Matt Ross (best known for his roles on TV’s Big Love and Silicon Valley), Captain Fantastic offers a delightfully offbeat and heartwarming tale about love, duty, and family.

    Ben (Viggo Mortensen, A Dangerous Method, Eastern Promises) and his wife are non-conformists who have chosen to raise their six kids deep in the forests of the Pacific Northwest, where they have been taught to live off the land, trained to have the endurance of professional athletes, and instilled with advanced knowledge of philosophy, literature, and geopolitics (they consider soda “poison water” and celebrate “Noam Chomsky Day” in place of Christmas). When tragedy strikes and the delicate ecosystem of their counterculture paradise is thrown into disarray, Ben and his clan are forced to take a trip across the country in their camper van, which is affectionately named “Steve.” Both heartbreak and hilarity ensue as the kids face some of their first social interactions with the wider world—and discover hot dogs. As his children see more of the world—and as his rebellious eldest son (George MacKay, Pride, Sunshine on Leith) becomes determined to march to the beat of his own drum—Ben begins to question whether shutting them off from it is the right decision.

    Best known for his heavy-duty dramatic roles, Mortensen reveals a wonderful gift for comedy as the back-to-nature patriarch Ben and his interactions with the young actors playing his children yields some truly laugh-out-loud moments (particularly when he doles out hunting knives to the older kids as presents, and bestows a copy of The Joy of Sex upon his six-year-old son). Boasting a stellar supporting cast that includes veterans Steve Zahn (Dallas Buyers Club), Kathryn Hahn, and the great Frank Langella (Robot & Frank), Captain Fantastic is an irresistible comedy-drama that asks what it is that truly makes a family.

    "Mr. Mortensen gives the story unshakable grounding. He’s a star who doesn’t act like a star, yet everyone in his orbit feels his power. He and this strong, adventurous film deserve each other." (Joe Morgenstern, The Wall Street Journal)

    "Not only is it wonderful—it is heartfelt, comedic, gorgeous and just the right amount of sad." (Brian Moylan, The Guardian)

    Contact: info@fundycinema.ca  |  (902) 542-1050

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    Captain Fantastic
    Sunday November 13, 7:00p–8:58p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $9

    The sophomore film from actor-director Matt Ross (best known for his roles on TV’s Big Love and Silicon Valley), Captain Fantastic offers a delightfully offbeat and heartwarming tale about love, duty, and family.

    Ben (Viggo Mortensen, A Dangerous Method, Eastern Promises) and his wife are non-conformists who have chosen to raise their six kids deep in the forests of the Pacific Northwest, where they have been taught to live off the land, trained to have the endurance of professional athletes, and instilled with advanced knowledge of philosophy, literature, and geopolitics (they consider soda “poison water” and celebrate “Noam Chomsky Day” in place of Christmas). When tragedy strikes and the delicate ecosystem of their counterculture paradise is thrown into disarray, Ben and his clan are forced to take a trip across the country in their camper van, which is affectionately named “Steve.” Both heartbreak and hilarity ensue as the kids face some of their first social interactions with the wider world—and discover hot dogs. As his children see more of the world—and as his rebellious eldest son (George MacKay, Pride, Sunshine on Leith) becomes determined to march to the beat of his own drum—Ben begins to question whether shutting them off from it is the right decision.

    Best known for his heavy-duty dramatic roles, Mortensen reveals a wonderful gift for comedy as the back-to-nature patriarch Ben and his interactions with the young actors playing his children yields some truly laugh-out-loud moments (particularly when he doles out hunting knives to the older kids as presents, and bestows a copy of The Joy of Sex upon his six-year-old son). Boasting a stellar supporting cast that includes veterans Steve Zahn (Dallas Buyers Club), Kathryn Hahn, and the great Frank Langella (Robot & Frank), Captain Fantastic is an irresistible comedy-drama that asks what it is that truly makes a family.

    "Mr. Mortensen gives the story unshakable grounding. He’s a star who doesn’t act like a star, yet everyone in his orbit feels his power. He and this strong, adventurous film deserve each other." (Joe Morgenstern, The Wall Street Journal)

    "Not only is it wonderful—it is heartfelt, comedic, gorgeous and just the right amount of sad." (Brian Moylan, The Guardian)

    Contact: info@fundycinema.ca  |  (902) 542-1050

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    Fire at Sea
    Wednesday November 16, 7:00p–8:48p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
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    Cost: $9

    Samuele is twelve and lives on an island in the Mediterranean, far away from the mainland. Like all boys of his age he does not always enjoy going to school. He would much rather climb the rocks by the shore, play with his slingshot or mooch about the port. But his home is not like other islands. For years, it has been the destination of men, women and children trying to make the crossing from Africa in boats that are far too small and decrepit. The island is Lampedusa which has become a metaphor for the flight of refugees to Europe, the hopes, hardship and fate of hundreds of thousands of emigrants. These people long for peace, freedom and happiness and yet so often only their dead bodies are pulled out of the water. Thus, every day the inhabitants of Lampedusa are bearing witness to the greatest humanitarian tragedy of our times.

    Using mainly fixed camera positions, Gianfranco Rosi’s observations of everyday life bring us closer to this place that is as real as it is symbolic, and to the emotional world of some of its inhabitants who are exposed to a permanent state of emergency. At the same time his film, which is commentary-free, describes how, even in the smallest of places, two worlds barely touch.

    The title refers to a wartime Sicilian song that a local DJ is shown playing, about the bombing of an Italian warship in 1943 in port at Lampedusa, prior to the island’s surrender to the allies, and how the flames lit up the night: Che fuoco a mare che c’è stasera (“What fire at sea there is tonight”).

    Winner Golden Bear & Ecumenical Prize, 2016 Berlin Film Festival.

    "Fire at Sea is masterly film-making." (Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian)

    "Opting for an observational mode that is nevertheless highly stylized, Rosi understands that an urgent frontline missive needn’t be ugly." (Michael Pattison, indieWIRE)

    "[A] powerful, at times shocking but also intensely human documentary." (Lee Marshall, Screen International)

    Contact: info@fundycinema.ca  |  (902) 542-1050

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    Our Little Sister
    Sunday November 20, 4:00p–6:08p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $9

    Adapted from Akimi Yoshida's bestselling serialized manga Umimachi Diary, the new film from Japanese master Hirokazu Kore-eda (Like Father, Like Son; Nobody Knows), unfolds with the gentle rhythm of the waves that lap the shore of the seaside town of Kamakura, where this deeply affecting drama about a fractured, all-female family takes place.

    The three Koda sisters have been on their own ever since their parents' divorce, their mother having moved away shortly after her husband left her for another woman. Now in their twenties, the sisters still live together in the house that once belonged to their grandmother. The eldest sister, Sachi (Haruka Ayase), the de facto head of the family, works as a nurse; the middle child, Yoshino (Masami Nagasawa), has a successful career at a bank; while the youngest, Chika (Kaho), is a fashionable, fun-loving free spirit. When they receive news of their father's death, the sisters are surprised to discover that they have a step-sibling, the thirteen-year-old Suzu (Suzu Hirose), who gratefully accepts her elder sisters' offer to come live with them. The presence of the shy young Suzu, for whom the loss of her father is still a fresh wound, stirs long-dormant memories among the three sisters, who had thought of their father (if they thought of him at all) as a phantom. And the painful past becomes fully present once more when the women's mother suddenly reappears after fifteen years.

    As luminous and detailed as a traditional ukiyo-e ("picture of a floating world"), Our Little Sister is a subtle meditation on loss, absence, and the acceptance of death. Carrying on a great tradition of Japanese filmmaking, Kore-eda once again transforms everyday life into a deceptively simple yet truly oceanic masterpiece.

    "The film is quiet, understated and gentle, allowing the audience to take pleasure in teasing out its narrative subtleties, and presented with wonderful freshness and clarity." (Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian)

    "Kore-Eda’s film is more than the beautifully luminous faces of his actresses, the particular way they move and speak, or the lovely landscapes of Kamakura, even though all of these should be admired. So much more lies buried in-between the lines." (Dan Fainaru, Screen International)

    Contact: info@fundycinema.ca  |  (902) 542-1050

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    Our Little Sister
    Sunday November 20, 7:00p–9:08p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $9

    Adapted from Akimi Yoshida's bestselling serialized manga Umimachi Diary, the new film from Japanese master Hirokazu Kore-eda (Like Father, Like Son; Nobody Knows), unfolds with the gentle rhythm of the waves that lap the shore of the seaside town of Kamakura, where this deeply affecting drama about a fractured, all-female family takes place.

    The three Koda sisters have been on their own ever since their parents' divorce, their mother having moved away shortly after her husband left her for another woman. Now in their twenties, the sisters still live together in the house that once belonged to their grandmother. The eldest sister, Sachi (Haruka Ayase), the de facto head of the family, works as a nurse; the middle child, Yoshino (Masami Nagasawa), has a successful career at a bank; while the youngest, Chika (Kaho), is a fashionable, fun-loving free spirit. When they receive news of their father's death, the sisters are surprised to discover that they have a step-sibling, the thirteen-year-old Suzu (Suzu Hirose), who gratefully accepts her elder sisters' offer to come live with them. The presence of the shy young Suzu, for whom the loss of her father is still a fresh wound, stirs long-dormant memories among the three sisters, who had thought of their father (if they thought of him at all) as a phantom. And the painful past becomes fully present once more when the women's mother suddenly reappears after fifteen years.

    As luminous and detailed as a traditional ukiyo-e ("picture of a floating world"), Our Little Sister is a subtle meditation on loss, absence, and the acceptance of death. Carrying on a great tradition of Japanese filmmaking, Kore-eda once again transforms everyday life into a deceptively simple yet truly oceanic masterpiece.

    "The film is quiet, understated and gentle, allowing the audience to take pleasure in teasing out its narrative subtleties, and presented with wonderful freshness and clarity." (Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian)

    "Kore-Eda’s film is more than the beautifully luminous faces of his actresses, the particular way they move and speak, or the lovely landscapes of Kamakura, even though all of these should be admired. So much more lies buried in-between the lines." (Dan Fainaru, Screen International)

    Contact: info@fundycinema.ca  |  (902) 542-1050

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    Hunt for the Wilderpeople
    Sunday November 27, 4:00p–5:41p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
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    Cost: $9

    Propelled by a wild mix of absurdist humor and pathos, Hunt for the Wilderpeople is an epic coming-of-age story directed by Taika Waititi (Boy) and based on the novel Wild Pork and Watercress by Barry Crump.

    Set in rural New Zealand, the story begins when Ricky Baker (Julian Dennison), a 13-year-old orphan—called a "bad egg" by his caseworker, Paula (Rachel House, The Dark Horse, Boy)—is brought to a farm to meet his new foster parents, the one couple left in all of New Zealand that agrees to take him. Bella (Rima Te Wiata) welcomes Ricky warmly, preparing a nice room and even writing a song for him. Her husband, Hector (Sam Neill, The Daughter), is more of a curmudgeon and tells Ricky to keep his distance.

    When Bella collapses and dies one morning and the state informs Hector they are going to take  Ricky back and send him to a  juvenile detention facility until he is 18, Hector and Ricky head into the outback together. They end up travelling across the wild countryside for more than five months when a national manhunt ensues. As they are being chased by Paula, the local police and, eventually, the military, the two are forced to put aside their differences and work together in order to survive in this heartwarming adventure comedy.

    "The photography is lush, the dialogue uproarious, and the crazy action sequences unforgettable." (Tirdad Derakhshani, Philadelphia Inquirer)

    "Long story short: Hunt for the Wilderpeople is a terrific movie and you should do whatever you can to see it." (Bill Goodykoontz, Arizona Republic)

    "Every once in a while, a small, unheralded film comes along, so smart and funny, such a pleasure to experience, you can't believe your luck. Hunt for the Wilderpeople is such a film." (Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times)

    Contact: info@fundycinema.ca  |  (902) 542-1050

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    Hunt for the Wilderpeople
    Sunday November 27, 7:00p–8:41p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $9

    Propelled by a wild mix of absurdist humor and pathos, Hunt for the Wilderpeople is an epic coming-of-age story directed by Taika Waititi (Boy) and based on the novel Wild Pork and Watercress by Barry Crump.

    Set in rural New Zealand, the story begins when Ricky Baker (Julian Dennison), a 13-year-old orphan—called a "bad egg" by his caseworker, Paula (Rachel House, The Dark Horse, Boy)—is brought to a farm to meet his new foster parents, the one couple left in all of New Zealand that agrees to take him. Bella (Rima Te Wiata) welcomes Ricky warmly, preparing a nice room and even writing a song for him. Her husband, Hector (Sam Neill, The Daughter), is more of a curmudgeon and tells Ricky to keep his distance.

    When Bella collapses and dies one morning and the state informs Hector they are going to take  Ricky back and send him to a  juvenile detention facility until he is 18, Hector and Ricky head into the outback together. They end up travelling across the wild countryside for more than five months when a national manhunt ensues. As they are being chased by Paula, the local police and, eventually, the military, the two are forced to put aside their differences and work together in order to survive in this heartwarming adventure comedy.

    "The photography is lush, the dialogue uproarious, and the crazy action sequences unforgettable." (Tirdad Derakhshani, Philadelphia Inquirer)

    "Long story short: Hunt for the Wilderpeople is a terrific movie and you should do whatever you can to see it." (Bill Goodykoontz, Arizona Republic)

    "Every once in a while, a small, unheralded film comes along, so smart and funny, such a pleasure to experience, you can't believe your luck. Hunt for the Wilderpeople is such a film." (Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times)

    Contact: info@fundycinema.ca  |  (902) 542-1050

  • CINEMA
    Ixcanul (Volcano)
    Wednesday November 30, 7:00p–8:33p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
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    Cost: $9

    The brilliant debut by Guatemalan filmmaker Jayro Bustamante is a mesmerizing fusion of fact and fable, a dreamlike depiction of the daily lives of Kaqchikel-speaking Mayans on a coffee plantation at the base of an active volcano. Immersing us in its characters' customs and beliefs, Ixcanul chronicles, with unblinking realism, a disappearing tradition—and a disappearing people.

    Seventeen-year-old María (María Mercedes Coroy) and her family harvest coffee beans for Spanish-speaking foreman Ignacio, to whom María is promised in marriage. But María yearns for young picker Pepe, who dreams of leaving the region and travelling to what he calls "the other side of the volcano:" the United States. When María and Pepe do come together late one evening, their union has tragic consequences.

    The ominous snakes that pervade the mountain's slopes seem to foretell the dangers that await Guatemala's Mayans as modernity encroaches, and Bustamante is most concerned with this clash of civilizations. When María is thrust into her first-ever trip to the city in order to visit the hospital, an unfair balance of power is glaringly apparent. Unable to speak Spanish, María and her parents are at a disadvantage, and the city seems ready to swallow them whole.

    For all its beauty, Ixcanul takes aim at the bureaucratic obstacles that leave Guatemala's indigenous peoples so vulnerable in the face of a Eurocentric culture and language they do not understand.

    "What emerges, finally, is a film that gives an urgent, original voice to a people too frequently marginalized in both movies and society at large." (Scott Foundas, Variety)

    "Steeped in a culture rarely observed on screen, Bustamante's film has the airs of a documentary. Its ensemble cast of local actors have zero trace of affectation in their performances." (Nikola Grozdanovic, The Playlist)

    "What’s most striking about Ixcanul is the elegant way in which it is shot. Scenes are given space, and the audience is allowed ample time to soak up the atmosphere." (Jordan Hoffman, The Guardian)

    Contact: info@fundycinema.ca  |  (902) 542-1050

  • CINEMA
    L’avenir (Things to Come)
    Sunday December 4, 4:00p–5:40p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
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    Cost: $9

    Nathalie (Isabelle Huppert, Amour) teaches philosophy at a high school in Paris. She is passionate about her job and particularly enjoys passing on the pleasure of thinking. Married with two children, she divides her time between her family, former students and her very possessive mother. One day, Nathalie’s husband announces he is leaving her for another woman. With freedom thrust upon her, Nathalie must reinvent her life.

    Mia Hansen-Løve’s fifth feature marks a departure from the topic of youth; instead she has chosen to explore the onset of age in a powerful yet also ironic portrait of a woman. The film revolves around questions of happiness, of having a vocation and the value or folly of established ways of living. It depicts not only one individual’s search for new avenues, it also asks if—and to what extent—philosophy can be applied to our everyday life.

    "Huppert is such a persistently and prolifically rigorous performer that she risks being taken for granted in some of her vehicles, but this is major, many-shaded work even by her lofty standards." (Guy Lodge, Variety)

    "It’s to the credit of Isabelle Huppert, who excels in the role of philosophy teacher Nathalie, and to the deft handling by Hansen-Løve that the film wears its wealth of ideas so lightly." (Wendy Ide, Screen International)

    Contact: info@fundycinema.ca  |  (902) 542-1050

  • CINEMA
    L’avenir (Things to Come)
    Sunday December 4, 7:00p–8:40p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
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    Cost: $9

    Nathalie (Isabelle Huppert, Amour) teaches philosophy at a high school in Paris. She is passionate about her job and particularly enjoys passing on the pleasure of thinking. Married with two children, she divides her time between her family, former students and her very possessive mother. One day, Nathalie’s husband announces he is leaving her for another woman. With freedom thrust upon her, Nathalie must reinvent her life.

    Mia Hansen-Løve’s fifth feature marks a departure from the topic of youth; instead she has chosen to explore the onset of age in a powerful yet also ironic portrait of a woman. The film revolves around questions of happiness, of having a vocation and the value or folly of established ways of living. It depicts not only one individual’s search for new avenues, it also asks if—and to what extent—philosophy can be applied to our everyday life.

    "Huppert is such a persistently and prolifically rigorous performer that she risks being taken for granted in some of her vehicles, but this is major, many-shaded work even by her lofty standards." (Guy Lodge, Variety)

    "It’s to the credit of Isabelle Huppert, who excels in the role of philosophy teacher Nathalie, and to the deft handling by Hansen-Løve that the film wears its wealth of ideas so lightly." (Wendy Ide, Screen International)

    Contact: info@fundycinema.ca  |  (902) 542-1050

  • CINEMA
    Where the Universe Sings: The Spiritual Journey of Lawren Harris
    Wednesday December 7, 7:00p–8:30p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
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    Cost: $9

    “I’m searching for the summit of my soul, up there, where the universe sings.” (Lawren Harris)

    Co-founder and leader of the legendary Group of Seven, Lawren Harris has become the most valued artist in Canadian history. His canvasses routinely sell at auction for several million dollars.

    Who was this curious man, raised in a family of wealth and privilege, whose notebook doodlings compelled a professor to suggest he try art studies in Europe? Why was Harris so determined to battle the critics and paint a radical new vision of Canada with bold brush strokes and brilliant colours? And what led this driven man to the spiritual realm of stylized abstraction?

    Where the Universe Sings: The Spiritual Journey of Lawren Harris is an intimate portrait of Canada’s most renowned artist and the most comprehensive film on Harris to date. It features over 130 of his paintings, dozens of previously un-seen photographs and 8mm family films, plus works by those who influenced him, including Van Gogh, Cezanne, Gauguin, Kandinsky, Emily Carr and Georgia O’Keeffe.

    The film also features rare archival footage (some of which was shot by Harris himself) and interviews with the top Harris experts including actor/comedian Steve Martin, the Art Gallery of Ontario’s Andrew Hunter, the Vancouver Art Gallery’s Ian Thom, curator and former Globe art critic Sarah Milroy, biographer Peter Larisey, author Dennis Reid, curator Roald Nasgaard, collector Ash Prakash, author Lisa Christensen of Heffels and Harris’ grandchildren Stew Sheppard and Toni Chowne. It was directed and produced by Nancy Lang (writer/producer Painted Land: In Search of the Group of Seven) and Peter Raymont (West Wind: The Vision of Tom Thomson, Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould) and is based, in part, on Inward Journey: The Life of Lawren Harris, by James King.

    “Doc fulfills its promise when Lawren Harris’ words wash over us as the camera lingers on his art. In these moments, the spiritual journey promised in the title comes alive.” (Johanna Schneller, Toronto Star)

    “Revelatory . . . The filmmakers gained insight into Harris’ process.” (Laurent La Rose, The Canadian Press)

    Contact: info@fundycinema.ca  |  (902) 542-1050

  • THEATRE
    Miss Saigon
    Friday December 9, 7:00p–10:00p
    Presented by Just Us! Coffee Roasters Co-op
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    Cost: $20 - at the door

    25th Anniversary Performance
    MISS SAIGON tells the tragic tale of young bar girl Kim, orphaned by war, who falls in love with an American GI called Chris - but their lives are torn apart by the fall of Saigon.