2-Week Calendar

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December 4 - 10

  • Sunday
  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday

December 11 - 17

  • Sunday
  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday

ALL UPCOMING EVENTS

  • THEATRE
    Dickens', A Christmas Carol
    Thursday December 8, 7:30p–9:00p
    Presented by Eastern Front Theatre
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $25 & $15

    Tickets: The Box of Delights Bookshop & ON THE DOOR

    Buy Tickets Online

    The classic holiday show brought lovingly to life.

    Whether read aloud with family and friends or in solitude on a chill winter evening to savour the story, Dickens’ A Christmas Carol is a very special holiday experience.

    Take a break from the Holiday rush and settle in for this dramatic telling of this holiday classic. Often Hilarious, sometimes spooky; Dickens’ A Christmas Carol has been lovingly recreated for the whole family.

    Tried and tested, Webb’s Christmas Carol has met with fantastic critical and box office success!

    Every Christmas it’s the story that will warm our hearts. Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim, Bob Cratchit, and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future will remind us with laughter and tears that the true Christmas spirit comes from giving.

    Bevan-John plays all twenty roles in the production, from the Ghost of Christmas Past to Tiny Tim. It has to be seen to be believed! Charles Dickens himself would perform the piece in performances such as this one.

    “Every idiot who goes about with ‘Merry Christmas’ on his lips should be boiled with his own pudding and buried with a stake of holly through his heart,” says Scrooge.

    Even if you agree with Ebenezer, this popular production of Dickens’ favourite will get you in a Yuletide mood.

    DIRECTED by Jeremy Webb
    Featuring Rhys Bevan-John

    Contact: info@easternfronttheatre.com  |  902 4662769

  • CINEMA
    The Merchant of Venice
    Friday December 9, 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

  • MUSIC
    This Place, Songs From The Annapolis Valley
    Saturday December 10, 4:00p–5:30p
    Presented by Ruby Throated Records
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $20

    Tickets: The Rolled Oat Cafe

    Buy Tickets Online

    Ruby Throated Records presents This Place, Songs From The Annapolis Valley. 10 valley artists with The Hupman Brothers Band present their original songs about our home.
    A second set will feature Christmas songs from Let The Good News Ring,Christmas Songs From The Annapolis Valley.

    Contact: rubythroatedrecords@gmail.com  |  902-542-9786

  • MUSIC
    This Place, Songs From The Annapolis Valley
    Saturday December 10, 8:00p–10:00p
    Presented by Ruby Throated Records
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $20

    Tickets: The Rolled Oat Cafe, Wolfville, NS

    Buy Tickets Online

    Ruby Throated Records presents This Place, Songs From The Annapolis Valley. 10 valley artists with The Hupman Brothers Band present their original songs about our home.
    A second set will feature Christmas songs from Let The Good News Ring, Christmas Songs From The Annapolis Valley.

    *The ticket draw winner can pick from either the 4pm or 8pm showing.*

    Contact: rubythroatedrecords@gmail.com  |  902-542-9786

  • CINEMA
    Little Men
    Sunday December 11, 4:00p–5:25p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $9

    Ira Sachs' (Love is Strange) latest film uses a story about two young boys whose friendship is threatened by their warring parents to offer a piercing examination of gentrification in America.

    When 13-year-old Jake's (Theo Taplitz) grandfather dies, his family moves from Manhattan back into his father's old Brooklyn home. There, Jake befriends the charismatic Tony (Michael Barbieri), whose single mother Leonor (Paulina Garcia, Gloria), a dressmaker from Chile, runs the shop downstairs. Soon, Jake's parents Brian (Greg Kinnear, Little Miss Sunshine) and Kathy (Jennifer Ehle, The King's Speech, TV's Pride and Prejudice)—one, a struggling actor, the other, a psychotherapist—ask Leonor to sign a new, steeper lease on her store. For Leonor, the proposed new rent is untenable, and a feud ignites between the adults.

    At first, Jake and Tony do not seem to notice; the two boys, so different on the surface, begin to develop a formative kinship as they discover the pleasures of being young in Brooklyn. Jake aspires to be an artist, while Tony wants to be an actor, and they have dreams of going to the same prestigious arts high school together. But the children cannot avoid the problems of their parents forever, and soon enough, the adult conflict intrudes upon the borders of their friendship.

    "The humanity Sachs and his actors depict is profound and leaves a mark. Dickon Hinchliffe’s perfectly judged score percolates throughout. The cumulative effect of the film is heart-rending." (Nigel M. Smith, The Guardian)

    "The performances are impeccable. Sachs is a master of expressive understatement, and that applies both to the young actors playing the boys—there's not a false moment from either of them—and to the adults." (David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter)

    "The remarkable, magical thing about this film is that, at 85 minutes, it’s so whole. With its fully-formed people and changing places, Little Men is a film a viewer can live in, and think about while they’re there." (Fionnuala Halligan, Screen International)

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

  • CINEMA
    Little Men
    Sunday December 11, 7:00p–8:25p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $9

    Ira Sachs' (Love is Strange) latest film uses a story about two young boys whose friendship is threatened by their warring parents to offer a piercing examination of gentrification in America.

    When 13-year-old Jake's (Theo Taplitz) grandfather dies, his family moves from Manhattan back into his father's old Brooklyn home. There, Jake befriends the charismatic Tony (Michael Barbieri), whose single mother Leonor (Paulina Garcia, Gloria), a dressmaker from Chile, runs the shop downstairs. Soon, Jake's parents Brian (Greg Kinnear, Little Miss Sunshine) and Kathy (Jennifer Ehle, The King's Speech, TV's Pride and Prejudice)—one, a struggling actor, the other, a psychotherapist—ask Leonor to sign a new, steeper lease on her store. For Leonor, the proposed new rent is untenable, and a feud ignites between the adults.

    At first, Jake and Tony do not seem to notice; the two boys, so different on the surface, begin to develop a formative kinship as they discover the pleasures of being young in Brooklyn. Jake aspires to be an artist, while Tony wants to be an actor, and they have dreams of going to the same prestigious arts high school together. But the children cannot avoid the problems of their parents forever, and soon enough, the adult conflict intrudes upon the borders of their friendship.

    "The humanity Sachs and his actors depict is profound and leaves a mark. Dickon Hinchliffe’s perfectly judged score percolates throughout. The cumulative effect of the film is heart-rending." (Nigel M. Smith, The Guardian)

    "The performances are impeccable. Sachs is a master of expressive understatement, and that applies both to the young actors playing the boys—there's not a false moment from either of them—and to the adults." (David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter)

    "The remarkable, magical thing about this film is that, at 85 minutes, it’s so whole. With its fully-formed people and changing places, Little Men is a film a viewer can live in, and think about while they’re there." (Fionnuala Halligan, Screen International)

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

  • MUSIC
    Gentlemen's Chorus Carol Sing
    Saturday December 17, 3:00p–5:00p
    Presented by The Gentlemen's Chorus
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $5 plus items for the Food Bank

    The Gentlemen's Chorus Concert & Carol-Sing,
    Special Selections, Soloists and lots of Carols to Sing!

    Contact: miamezzo@hotmail.com  |  902-542-2723

  • CINEMA
    The Dressmaker
    Sunday January 15, 4:00p–5:59p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $9

    This wickedly comic drama, adapted from the bestselling novel by Rosalie Ham, stars the majestic Kate Winslet (The Reader, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) as a worldly dressmaker returning to the Australian backwater that exiled her. Seamlessly combining elements from films as varied as Dogville, Unforgiven, and Lasse Hallström's Chocolat, The Dressmaker is a sumptuous, saucy, and scandalous tale of love and vengeance in the mid-1950s. It also has the most fabulous gowns this side of the red carpet.

    Tilly Dunnage (Winslet) arrives in the small town of Dungatar like a gunslinger: broad-brimmed hat on her head, sleek pumps on her feet, trusty Singer sewing machine at her side. Driven away when she was just ten for supposedly committing a heinous crime, resilient Tilly found her way to Paris, where she trained under legendary designer Madeleine Vionnet. She has come back to look after her ailing mother, Molly (Judy Davis), but, with her beguiling, form-fitting dresses, she is soon turning heads at the town football game—most notably the one atop the broad shoulders of star player Teddy McSwiney (Liam Hemsworth).

    When Tilly is hired to design and custom-make haute couture for the more rebellious local ladies, a battle line is drawn: on one side, those who luxuriate in Tilly's progressive style and, on the other side, Dungatar's conservative busybody contingent. As tension between these camps escalates, Tilly's shadowy past becomes her enemies' most potent weapon—but this fearsome fashionista has resolved to never let Dungatar get the best of her again.

    Winslet exudes femme-fatale danger and sexiness—she is Clint Eastwood meets Rita Hayworth. And writer-director Jocelyn Moorhouse, working with co-writer P.J. Hogan in adapting Rosalie Ham's novel, infuses The Dressmaker with a perfect blend of glamour and edginess, generating laughter and intrigue right up to the explosive finale.

    “Moorhouse’s adaptation of Rosalie Ham’s 2000 novel may lead audiences to expect a primmer, more well-behaved movie based on its title alone, but that doesn’t mean it won’t have them in stitches.” (Justin Chang, Variety)

    “This is a revenge melodrama with satin and netting, a dagger wrapped up in silk. The second Winslet's Mildred Dunnage sets her sewing machine on the ground and snarls, ‘I'm back, you bastards,’ we're delighted to hear we're in for something fun.” (Amy Nicholson, MTV)

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

  • CINEMA
    The Dressmaker
    Sunday January 15, 7:00p–8:59p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $9

    This wickedly comic drama, adapted from the bestselling novel by Rosalie Ham, stars the majestic Kate Winslet (The Reader, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) as a worldly dressmaker returning to the Australian backwater that exiled her. Seamlessly combining elements from films as varied as Dogville, Unforgiven, and Lasse Hallström's Chocolat, The Dressmaker is a sumptuous, saucy, and scandalous tale of love and vengeance in the mid-1950s. It also has the most fabulous gowns this side of the red carpet.

    Tilly Dunnage (Winslet) arrives in the small town of Dungatar like a gunslinger: broad-brimmed hat on her head, sleek pumps on her feet, trusty Singer sewing machine at her side. Driven away when she was just ten for supposedly committing a heinous crime, resilient Tilly found her way to Paris, where she trained under legendary designer Madeleine Vionnet. She has come back to look after her ailing mother, Molly (Judy Davis), but, with her beguiling, form-fitting dresses, she is soon turning heads at the town football game—most notably the one atop the broad shoulders of star player Teddy McSwiney (Liam Hemsworth).

    When Tilly is hired to design and custom-make haute couture for the more rebellious local ladies, a battle line is drawn: on one side, those who luxuriate in Tilly's progressive style and, on the other side, Dungatar's conservative busybody contingent. As tension between these camps escalates, Tilly's shadowy past becomes her enemies' most potent weapon—but this fearsome fashionista has resolved to never let Dungatar get the best of her again.

    Winslet exudes femme-fatale danger and sexiness—she is Clint Eastwood meets Rita Hayworth. And writer-director Jocelyn Moorhouse, working with co-writer P.J. Hogan in adapting Rosalie Ham's novel, infuses The Dressmaker with a perfect blend of glamour and edginess, generating laughter and intrigue right up to the explosive finale.

    “Moorhouse’s adaptation of Rosalie Ham’s 2000 novel may lead audiences to expect a primmer, more well-behaved movie based on its title alone, but that doesn’t mean it won’t have them in stitches.” (Justin Chang, Variety)

    “This is a revenge melodrama with satin and netting, a dagger wrapped up in silk. The second Winslet's Mildred Dunnage sets her sewing machine on the ground and snarls, ‘I'm back, you bastards,’ we're delighted to hear we're in for something fun.” (Amy Nicholson, MTV)

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

  • CINEMA
    Banff Mountain Film Festival
    Thursday January 19, 7:00p–10:00p
    Presented by The Trail Shop
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $20

    Tickets: Box of Delights Book Store 466 Main Street Wolfville

    The worlds best mountain adventure films. Adrenaline, inspiration and excitement from the Banff Centre.

    Contact: phill@maritimeascent.com  |  902 542 9511

  • CINEMA
    Cameraperson
    Wednesday January 25, 7:00p–8:42p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $9

    For the past 25 years I’ve worked as a documentary cinematographer. I originally shot the following footage for other films, but here I ask you to see it as my memoir. These are the images that have marked me and leave me wondering still.” (Kirsten Johnson)

    What does it mean to film another person? How does it affect that person—and what does it do to the one who films?

    Kirsten Johnson has been the eyes and mind behind some of the most iconic documentary films ever made. Her work with Laura Poitras (Citizenfour), Michael Moore (Fahrenheit 9/11) among many others has arguably moved documentary cinema into the public eye in an entirely new way. At the heart of Johnson’s approach are humility, curiosity and a certain brand of American humanism. Whether she is shooting nurse midwives in an obstetrics clinic in Nigeria or a boxing match in New York City, Johnson brings a virtuosity of technique and an easy open manner—people address her camera like they were having a conversation with a friend. But the cost of documenting human suffering and tragedy comes at a price, as scenes on both a grand scale (genocide) and a much smaller level make clear. In a sequence that captures a newborn baby’s struggle for breath, you hear Johnson’s agonized comments off-camera. Episodes drawn from Johnson’s family life, her twins and her elderly mother who is suffering from dementia add another dimension, as her camera becomes a means of fixing time and keeping people alive in some ineffable way.

    Cameraperson could function as a masterclass in documentary filmmaking, as Johnson discusses shot setups with directors like Moore or Poitras. But more importantly, Johnson reveals through her own eyes the very nature of perception, of what it means to be alive and seeing the world.

    A work that combines documentary, autobiography and ethical inquiry, Cameraperson is both a moving glimpse into one filmmaker’s personal journey and a thoughtful examination of what it means to train a camera on the world.

    “All this could have easily become a cacophony of disconnected sights and sounds, but Cameraperson unfolds with beauty and purpose—mixing the fluidity of a dream with the acuity of an essay. Johnson teases out themes and finds echoes across the years.” (Bilge Ebiri, Village Voice)

    “Humanity permeates Cameraperson, thanks to Johnson’s presence, so as experimental as it is, it’s also stirring and poignant, with a tangible sense of empathy intact in every frame.” (Katie Walsh, The Playlist)

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

  • CINEMA
    The Edge of Seventeen
    Sunday January 29, 4:00p–5:44p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $9

    Academy Award nominees Hailee Steinfeld and Woody Harrelson (Seven Psychopaths, No Country for Old Men) star in this hilarious, poignant coming-of-age tale about a witty but self-absorbed teen whose life goes into a tailspin after her older brother starts dating her best friend.

    Not many people pay attention to socially awkward high-school junior Nadine (Steinfeld), but it is not for lack of effort on her part. The Edge of Seventeen begins with Nadine assailing her history teacher, Mr. Bruner (Harrelson), with her umpteenth breathless—and phony—crisis. Tired of Nadine's high drama, Mr. Bruner refuses to offer token consolation, though he does offer her half his cookie.

    Whatever adolescent disaster Nadine thinks she is suffering from, nothing can prepare her for what is tantamount to a personal apocalypse: Nadine's best—and, well, only—friend, Krista (Haley Lu Richardson), has started dating Nadine's annoyingly earnest fitness-nut older brother Darian (Blake Jenner). Ugh! This unholy union sparks a new level of mania in Nadine, one that will push her to try new things—like sending brazen text messages to the cute, aloof boy who works at the pet store in the mall.

    Writer-director Kelly Fremon Craig's debut is a rollicking tour of 21st-century teen angst. Nadine can be crazily solipsistic but over the course of her misadventures she learns to exercise empathy for others, even Darian. Harrelson gives a beautifully considered performance peppered with small surprises, while Steinfeld exudes comic chops, embracing every facet of this wondrously complicated heroine—and taking her to the very edge.

    “Unfolding like a symphony of small humiliations, there isn’t a moment in this movie that doesn’t feel at least vaguely familiar, and there isn’t a moment in this movie that doesn’t feel completely true.” (David Ehrlich, Indiewire)

    “Written and directed by the gifted first-timer Kelly Fremon Craig, and graced by a superb star turn from Hailee Steinfeld, The Edge of Seventeen is the rare coming-of-age picture that feels less like a retread than a renewal. It’s a disarmingly smart, funny and thoughtful piece of work, from end to beginning to end.” (Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times)

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

  • CINEMA
    The Edge of Seventeen
    Sunday January 29, 7:00p–8:44p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $9

    Academy Award nominees Hailee Steinfeld and Woody Harrelson (Seven Psychopaths, No Country for Old Men) star in this hilarious, poignant coming-of-age tale about a witty but self-absorbed teen whose life goes into a tailspin after her older brother starts dating her best friend.

    Not many people pay attention to socially awkward high-school junior Nadine (Steinfeld), but it is not for lack of effort on her part. The Edge of Seventeen begins with Nadine assailing her history teacher, Mr. Bruner (Harrelson), with her umpteenth breathless—and phony—crisis. Tired of Nadine's high drama, Mr. Bruner refuses to offer token consolation, though he does offer her half his cookie.

    Whatever adolescent disaster Nadine thinks she is suffering from, nothing can prepare her for what is tantamount to a personal apocalypse: Nadine's best—and, well, only—friend, Krista (Haley Lu Richardson), has started dating Nadine's annoyingly earnest fitness-nut older brother Darian (Blake Jenner). Ugh! This unholy union sparks a new level of mania in Nadine, one that will push her to try new things—like sending brazen text messages to the cute, aloof boy who works at the pet store in the mall.

    Writer-director Kelly Fremon Craig's debut is a rollicking tour of 21st-century teen angst. Nadine can be crazily solipsistic but over the course of her misadventures she learns to exercise empathy for others, even Darian. Harrelson gives a beautifully considered performance peppered with small surprises, while Steinfeld exudes comic chops, embracing every facet of this wondrously complicated heroine—and taking her to the very edge.

    “Unfolding like a symphony of small humiliations, there isn’t a moment in this movie that doesn’t feel at least vaguely familiar, and there isn’t a moment in this movie that doesn’t feel completely true.” (David Ehrlich, Indiewire)

    “Written and directed by the gifted first-timer Kelly Fremon Craig, and graced by a superb star turn from Hailee Steinfeld, The Edge of Seventeen is the rare coming-of-age picture that feels less like a retread than a renewal. It’s a disarmingly smart, funny and thoughtful piece of work, from end to beginning to end.” (Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times)

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

  • CINEMA
    Lion
    Sunday February 5, 4:00p–6:00p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $9

    From the production team that brought us The King's Speech comes Lion: the incredible true story of Saroo Brierley and his 25-year odyssey.

    Precocious five-year-old Saroo Khan is always up for an adventure. Eager to help his older brother Guddu with any odd job that will provide their family with much-needed money, Saroo follows Guddu everywhere he goes. One night the two boys are separated on a train platform in their native Madhya Pradesh, and Saroo winds up nearly a thousand miles away in Calcutta.

    Homeless in a strange city where he does not speak the language, Saroo gets by on his street smarts until he is taken in by a government orphanage. When an Australian couple adopts him, he is taken to live with them in Hobart, Tasmania. It is not until Saroo leaves that island as a young Australian man that he begins to wonder what became of his first home and the family he so adored. Ingeniously using satellite images from Google Earth, he finds a lead to follow up on. But the search for Saroo's past threatens to overwhelm his present, and he finds himself further adrift than he ever imagined possible.

    Adapting Brierley's own book, A Long Way Home, screenwriter Luke Davies and first-time director Garth Davis infuse the story with quiet heartbreak. Newcomer Sunny Pawar lights up the screen as the young boy and Dev Patel (The Man Who Knew Infinity) delivers a deeply affecting performance as the adult Saroo. Nicole Kidman, David Wenham (Oranges and Sunshine), Rooney Mara (Carol, Her) and Tannishtha Chatterjee (Angry Indian Goddesses, Siddarth) round out Lion's all-star international cast, while Greig Fraser's arresting photography conveys the overwhelming chaos and beauty of Saroo's two worlds. This remarkable journey shows us how home transcends borders and family transcends blood.

    “Once in a while, a movie comes along that is so touching and sincere, without a moment of false emotion or manipulative self-indulgence, that it established squatters’ rights and moves into your heart to stay.” (Rex Reed, New York Observer)

    “A sober and yet profoundly stirring contemplation of family, roots, identity and home, which engrosses throughout the course of its two-hour running time.” (David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter)

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

  • CINEMA
    Lion
    Sunday February 5, 7:00p–9:00p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $9

    From the production team that brought us The King's Speech comes Lion: the incredible true story of Saroo Brierley and his 25-year odyssey.

    Precocious five-year-old Saroo Khan is always up for an adventure. Eager to help his older brother Guddu with any odd job that will provide their family with much-needed money, Saroo follows Guddu everywhere he goes. One night the two boys are separated on a train platform in their native Madhya Pradesh, and Saroo winds up nearly a thousand miles away in Calcutta.

    Homeless in a strange city where he does not speak the language, Saroo gets by on his street smarts until he is taken in by a government orphanage. When an Australian couple adopts him, he is taken to live with them in Hobart, Tasmania. It is not until Saroo leaves that island as a young Australian man that he begins to wonder what became of his first home and the family he so adored. Ingeniously using satellite images from Google Earth, he finds a lead to follow up on. But the search for Saroo's past threatens to overwhelm his present, and he finds himself further adrift than he ever imagined possible.

    Adapting Brierley's own book, A Long Way Home, screenwriter Luke Davies and first-time director Garth Davis infuse the story with quiet heartbreak. Newcomer Sunny Pawar lights up the screen as the young boy and Dev Patel (The Man Who Knew Infinity) delivers a deeply affecting performance as the adult Saroo. Nicole Kidman, David Wenham (Oranges and Sunshine), Rooney Mara (Carol, Her) and Tannishtha Chatterjee (Angry Indian Goddesses, Siddarth) round out Lion's all-star international cast, while Greig Fraser's arresting photography conveys the overwhelming chaos and beauty of Saroo's two worlds. This remarkable journey shows us how home transcends borders and family transcends blood.

    “Once in a while, a movie comes along that is so touching and sincere, without a moment of false emotion or manipulative self-indulgence, that it established squatters’ rights and moves into your heart to stay.” (Rex Reed, New York Observer)

    “A sober and yet profoundly stirring contemplation of family, roots, identity and home, which engrosses throughout the course of its two-hour running time.” (David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter)

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

  • CINEMA
    Manchester by the Sea
    Sunday February 12, 4:00p–6:16p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $9

    Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams (My Week with Marilyn, Take This Waltz) and Kyle Chandler (Carol) star in this critically acclaimed drama from writer-director Kenneth Lonergan about a reclusive handyman whose life is upended after the sudden death of his beloved older brother.

    Lee Chandler (Affleck, in a career-defining performance) is the resident handyman for a small apartment complex in a Boston suburb. He spends his days shovelling snow, fixing leaks, and doing his best to ignore the tenants' small talk. He spends his evenings either alone in his basement apartment or nursing a beer at his local, where he will pick a fight with anyone who throws a glance his way. Yet somehow we know that buried beneath this sadness is another life.

    When he receives the news that his older brother Joe (Chandler) has died of a congenital heart condition and that, to his unpleasant surprise, he has been appointed legal guardian of Joe's teenage son, Patrick (Lucas Hedges, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Moonrise Kingdom), Lee returns to his nearby seaside hometown, a place of both cherished and painful memories. Despite the sudden loss of his father and in stark contrast to his uncle, Patrick is full of life. A popular student, he juggles hockey, band practice and two girlfriends. As this mismatched pair stumbles through the mundane details of estate planning and the awkward strain of adolescence, Lee is forced to confront his past, revealed seamlessly through flashbacks and the realities of his present.

    Lonergan's genius is rooted not in the extraordinary but the ordinary. A master of detail, he uses his character's daily surroundings and routines to create a beautifully textured reality. He turns the loose narrative structure into one of his film's greatest strengths: rather than depend on an obvious narrative arc or dramatic set pieces, he draws out the emotion of his text subtly and steadily. In Manchester by the Sea, Lonergan has created a world so messy that it can only be described as wonderfully human.

    “The persistence of grief and the hope of redemption are themes as timeless as dramaturgy itself, but rarely do they summon forth the kind of extraordinary swirl of love, anger, tenderness and brittle humor that is Manchester by the Sea, Kenneth Lonergan’s beautifully textured, richly enveloping drama about how a death in the family forces a small-town New Englander to confront a past tragedy anew.” (Justin Chang, Variety)

    “Manchester by the Sea is a film of surpassing beauty and heart. Even at its most melancholy depths, it brims with candid, earnest, indefatigable life.” (Ann Hornaday, Washington Post)

    “See this film as soon as you can, preferably with someone you love. Kenneth Lonergan’s third feature as a writer-director is a drama of surpassing beauty, and Casey Affleck’s portrayal of the janitor, Lee Chandler, is stripped-back perfection—understated, unaffected, yet stunning in depth and resonance.” (Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal)

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

  • CINEMA
    Manchester by the Sea
    Sunday February 12, 7:00p–9:16p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $9

    Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams (My Week with Marilyn, Take This Waltz) and Kyle Chandler (Carol) star in this critically acclaimed drama from writer-director Kenneth Lonergan about a reclusive handyman whose life is upended after the sudden death of his beloved older brother.

    Lee Chandler (Affleck, in a career-defining performance) is the resident handyman for a small apartment complex in a Boston suburb. He spends his days shovelling snow, fixing leaks, and doing his best to ignore the tenants' small talk. He spends his evenings either alone in his basement apartment or nursing a beer at his local, where he will pick a fight with anyone who throws a glance his way. Yet somehow we know that buried beneath this sadness is another life.

    When he receives the news that his older brother Joe (Chandler) has died of a congenital heart condition and that, to his unpleasant surprise, he has been appointed legal guardian of Joe's teenage son, Patrick (Lucas Hedges, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Moonrise Kingdom), Lee returns to his nearby seaside hometown, a place of both cherished and painful memories. Despite the sudden loss of his father and in stark contrast to his uncle, Patrick is full of life. A popular student, he juggles hockey, band practice and two girlfriends. As this mismatched pair stumbles through the mundane details of estate planning and the awkward strain of adolescence, Lee is forced to confront his past, revealed seamlessly through flashbacks and the realities of his present.

    Lonergan's genius is rooted not in the extraordinary but the ordinary. A master of detail, he uses his character's daily surroundings and routines to create a beautifully textured reality. He turns the loose narrative structure into one of his film's greatest strengths: rather than depend on an obvious narrative arc or dramatic set pieces, he draws out the emotion of his text subtly and steadily. In Manchester by the Sea, Lonergan has created a world so messy that it can only be described as wonderfully human.

    “The persistence of grief and the hope of redemption are themes as timeless as dramaturgy itself, but rarely do they summon forth the kind of extraordinary swirl of love, anger, tenderness and brittle humor that is Manchester by the Sea, Kenneth Lonergan’s beautifully textured, richly enveloping drama about how a death in the family forces a small-town New Englander to confront a past tragedy anew.” (Justin Chang, Variety)

    “Manchester by the Sea is a film of surpassing beauty and heart. Even at its most melancholy depths, it brims with candid, earnest, indefatigable life.” (Ann Hornaday, Washington Post)

    “See this film as soon as you can, preferably with someone you love. Kenneth Lonergan’s third feature as a writer-director is a drama of surpassing beauty, and Casey Affleck’s portrayal of the janitor, Lee Chandler, is stripped-back perfection—understated, unaffected, yet stunning in depth and resonance.” (Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal)

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  • CINEMA
    The Eagle Huntress
    Wednesday February 22, 7:00p–8:27p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
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    Cost: $9

    Otto Bell’s visually stunning documentary follows Aisholpan Nurgaiv, a 13-year-old girl that becomes the first female in twelve generations of her Kazakh family to become an eagle hunter, and rises to the pinnacle of a longstanding patrilineal tradition.

    It seems impossible to conceive of training wild eagles, with their seven-foot wingspans and razor-sharp talons. Yet the Kazakh people have been doing so for centuries, and the practitioners in the Bayon-Ölgii province of Mongolia are the most faithful keepers of the sacred practice. Perched precariously on the side of a mountain, with a gigantic mother eagle circling overhead, the brave girl perseveres in the face of danger and manages to capture her own baby eagle. And this is only the beginning of her adventure: under her father’s tutelage, she remains tenaciously committed to the intense training necessary to her eaglet’s development.

    Aisholpan’s natural gifts for understanding and communication allow her to form a lasting bond with the bird, and with her parents’ support, she becomes the first girl ever to take part in the Golden Eagle Festival, competing against 70 seasoned eagle hunters. But it is only after, when she goes on a hunt, that Aisholpan will seek her true rite of passage as an eagle huntress.

    Narrated by executive producer Daisy Ridley and featuring stunning cinematography by Simon Niblett, this riveting documentary is a rare look at one of the world’s last true wildernesses. It is a larger-than-life story, but one that is anchored by intimate moments. Our young heroine’s passion takes her on an incredible journey with an enriching and empowering lesson that will set hearts soaring.

    The Eagle Huntress is all at once an inspiring story for children of all ages to believe that they can do anything, a reflection on the unfairness of gender roles and a rare and unique look at a remote part of the world.” (Ariel Scotti, New York Daily News)

    "Along with Aisholpan’s enduring spirit, The Eagle Huntress excels in portraying the beauty and respect the people here have for both the animals and environment. With Simon Niblett’s soaring cinematography, using a mix of eagle-mounted GoPro cameras and drone footage, there’s both an expansive and intimate sensory rush when we see Aisholpan in action." (Jordan Raup, The Film Stage)

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  • CINEMA
    La La Land
    Sunday February 26, 4:00p–6:08p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $9

    What to do after the extraordinary success of Whiplash? For the follow-up to his 2014 hit, writer-director Damien Chazelle looks into the past while setting things firmly in the present, bridging two eras with a fizzy and exhilarating homage to the energy and optimism of one of Hollywood's most successful genres.

    Drawing upon studio-era spectacle, La La Land ushers the musical into the 21st century in all its brightly coloured, anamorphic splendour, telling the story of two star-crossed young dreamers determined to make it big on the silver screen. It is either stardom or bust!

    A devotee of the jazz legends Bud Powell and Thelonious Monk, Sebastian (Ryan Gosling, Lars and the Real Girl) plays a mean piano himself and is determined to uphold the values of the old masters. His plans include opening his own club, but to make ends meet he is stuck playing tepid cocktail jazz in a humdrum Los Angeles restaurant. Mia (Emma Stone, Birdman) is a movie buff with an eye for the classics who aspires to be a serious actress. For the moment, the closest she comes to seeing stars is serving lattes in the canteen on the Warner Bros. lot.

    Sebastian and Mia meet cute no less than three times before diving headlong into a life-altering romance, but is their love strong enough to weather disappointment, compromise and ever-burgeoning periods apart?

    Including an opening sequence shot on the freeways of LA that will have you jitterbugging in the aisles and another set in the Griffith Observatory immortalized in Rebel Without a Cause, Chazelle tips his hat to some of the enduring classics of Hollywood whilst reveling in the sheer joy and pleasures of a genre that continues to put a smile on our faces. As Gosling and Stone seductively sing and dance their way through the tumult of life and love, they sprinkle stardust on a movie that will put a twinkle in every eye.

    I was utterly absorbed by this movie’s simple storytelling verve and the terrific lead performances from Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone who are both excellent—particularly Stone, who has never been better.” (Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian)

    La La Land is both a love letter to a confounding and magical city and an ode to the idea of the might-have-been romance, in all its piercing sweetness. It’s a movie with the potential to make lovers of us all. All we have to do is fall into its arms.” (Stephanie Zacharek, Time)

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

  • CINEMA
    La La Land
    Sunday February 26, 7:00p–9:08p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $9

    What to do after the extraordinary success of Whiplash? For the follow-up to his 2014 hit, writer-director Damien Chazelle looks into the past while setting things firmly in the present, bridging two eras with a fizzy and exhilarating homage to the energy and optimism of one of Hollywood's most successful genres.

    Drawing upon studio-era spectacle, La La Land ushers the musical into the 21st century in all its brightly coloured, anamorphic splendour, telling the story of two star-crossed young dreamers determined to make it big on the silver screen. It is either stardom or bust!

    A devotee of the jazz legends Bud Powell and Thelonious Monk, Sebastian (Ryan Gosling, Lars and the Real Girl) plays a mean piano himself and is determined to uphold the values of the old masters. His plans include opening his own club, but to make ends meet he is stuck playing tepid cocktail jazz in a humdrum Los Angeles restaurant. Mia (Emma Stone, Birdman) is a movie buff with an eye for the classics who aspires to be a serious actress. For the moment, the closest she comes to seeing stars is serving lattes in the canteen on the Warner Bros. lot.

    Sebastian and Mia meet cute no less than three times before diving headlong into a life-altering romance, but is their love strong enough to weather disappointment, compromise and ever-burgeoning periods apart?

    Including an opening sequence shot on the freeways of LA that will have you jitterbugging in the aisles and another set in the Griffith Observatory immortalized in Rebel Without a Cause, Chazelle tips his hat to some of the enduring classics of Hollywood whilst reveling in the sheer joy and pleasures of a genre that continues to put a smile on our faces. As Gosling and Stone seductively sing and dance their way through the tumult of life and love, they sprinkle stardust on a movie that will put a twinkle in every eye.

    I was utterly absorbed by this movie’s simple storytelling verve and the terrific lead performances from Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone who are both excellent—particularly Stone, who has never been better.” (Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian)

    La La Land is both a love letter to a confounding and magical city and an ode to the idea of the might-have-been romance, in all its piercing sweetness. It’s a movie with the potential to make lovers of us all. All we have to do is fall into its arms.” (Stephanie Zacharek, Time)

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

  • CINEMA
    Julieta
    Sunday March 12, 4:00p–5:39p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $9

    Spanish maestro Pedro Almodóvar (Volver, Talk to Her, Broken Embraces) is renowned for his ability to move effortlessly from high drama to high farce, exploring the contradictions of human needs and desire through a range of styles and tones. As one of the cinema’s greatest makers of films about women, it is only fitting that for his latest and 20th feature he has chosen to adapt the work of Nobel Prize winner Alice Munro. Mining three stories from Munro’s exquisite collection Runaway and relocating them to Spain, Almodóvar creates a marvelously textured tale that examines the strained relationship between a mother and daughter.

    When we first meet Julieta (Emma Suárez), she is a 55-year-old teacher about to move to Lisbon with her husband, Lorenzo (Darío Grandinetti, Wild Tales, Talk to Her), until an unexpected encounter brings an end to those plans and, for reasons unbeknownst to Lorenzo, Julieta insists she must remain in Madrid. Almodóvar then plunges us into the past, where Julieta (now played by Adriana Ugarte) is an effervescent and beautiful young woman who, on a train one late winter night, meets and is enchanted by a handsome young man, Xoan (Daniel Grao). In short order, Julieta becomes pregnant, moves to Xoan’s idyllic fishing village in Galicia, marries him and begins to raise their daughter, Anitá. In the full glow of her happiness, it seems that nothing could possibly go wrong.

    And so the film moves forward and backward through time as it chronicles Julieta’s relationship and eventual rupture with her beloved daughter (played alternately by Priscilla Delgado and Blanca Pares), while in the present Lorenzo follows her around Madrid, intent on unravelling the mystery behind her sudden decision. Evoking such earlier Almodóvar films as High Heels and All about My Mother, Julieta reflects on the magic of chance encounters and the fragility of relationships in the face of long-buried secrets.

    “Julieta is a timeless and mature examination of femininity and guilt that marks a return to form for director Pedro Almodóvar.” (Lauren Humphries-Brooks, We Got This Covered)

    “A slick, stylish melodrama with an involving story and a cracking cast. Star Adriana Ugarte is a real find.” (Anna Smith, Empire)

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

  • CINEMA
    Julieta
    Sunday March 12, 7:00p–8:39p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $9

    Spanish maestro Pedro Almodóvar (Volver, Talk to Her, Broken Embraces) is renowned for his ability to move effortlessly from high drama to high farce, exploring the contradictions of human needs and desire through a range of styles and tones. As one of the cinema’s greatest makers of films about women, it is only fitting that for his latest and 20th feature he has chosen to adapt the work of Nobel Prize winner Alice Munro. Mining three stories from Munro’s exquisite collection Runaway and relocating them to Spain, Almodóvar creates a marvelously textured tale that examines the strained relationship between a mother and daughter.

    When we first meet Julieta (Emma Suárez), she is a 55-year-old teacher about to move to Lisbon with her husband, Lorenzo (Darío Grandinetti, Wild Tales, Talk to Her), until an unexpected encounter brings an end to those plans and, for reasons unbeknownst to Lorenzo, Julieta insists she must remain in Madrid. Almodóvar then plunges us into the past, where Julieta (now played by Adriana Ugarte) is an effervescent and beautiful young woman who, on a train one late winter night, meets and is enchanted by a handsome young man, Xoan (Daniel Grao). In short order, Julieta becomes pregnant, moves to Xoan’s idyllic fishing village in Galicia, marries him and begins to raise their daughter, Anitá. In the full glow of her happiness, it seems that nothing could possibly go wrong.

    And so the film moves forward and backward through time as it chronicles Julieta’s relationship and eventual rupture with her beloved daughter (played alternately by Priscilla Delgado and Blanca Pares), while in the present Lorenzo follows her around Madrid, intent on unravelling the mystery behind her sudden decision. Evoking such earlier Almodóvar films as High Heels and All about My Mother, Julieta reflects on the magic of chance encounters and the fragility of relationships in the face of long-buried secrets.

    “Julieta is a timeless and mature examination of femininity and guilt that marks a return to form for director Pedro Almodóvar.” (Lauren Humphries-Brooks, We Got This Covered)

    “A slick, stylish melodrama with an involving story and a cracking cast. Star Adriana Ugarte is a real find.” (Anna Smith, Empire)

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

  • CINEMA
    Paterson
    Sunday March 19, 4:00p–5:58p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $9

    Small-town American life has inspired filmmakers for over a century. In the process, it has created a storytelling tradition that counters the big-city syndrome of so many New York and Los Angeles–set films. With Paterson, Jim Jarmusch (Only Lovers Left Alive) brings his unique observational eye to both a character and a community that bear the same name, hinting at ideas of continuity and stability. Jarmusch has previously focused on the quotidian; his films are quiet and reflective, and in many respects cut against the grain of most contemporary American filmmaking. Here he has created a film that gently transforms the ordinary into the transcendent.

    Paterson (Adam Driver, Tracks, Inside Llewyn Davis, Frances Ha) works as a bus driver in Paterson, New Jersey—an ordinary working guy in a run-of-the-mill small city. His life is regulated clockwork: up around 6am, home by 6pm, walk the dog, drop by the local tavern, drink a beer, chat with the bartender. His wife is a perfect match—Laura (Golshifteh Farahani, Rosewater) is as even-handed and -tempered as her husband. However, there is more beneath the surface, found in each character’s internal lives: Paterson is a poet and Laura a repressed artistic gadfly. Each day before driving the streets, Paterson scrawls a poem in his notebook, and each evening Laura welcomes him home with a new and quirky surprise. Throughout, Jarmusch envelopes these characters, and their community, with a magical yet perfectly balanced air of simplicity and well-being.

    William Carlos Williams, who wrote the epic poem Paterson, is a touchstone, as are the poets Wallace Stevens and Frank O’Hara but Jarmusch is, as always, very much his own artist and his unique voice is articulated through Driver and Farahani’s note-perfect performances. This master has done it again, providing us with an offbeat meditation on the couple and their desire for creative self-expression. Idiosyncratic in the best of ways, Paterson is a rewarding slow burn of a film.

    “Like the best poetry, Paterson keeps its meticulous construction hidden, letting its impact sneak up on you unawares. When the final image cuts to black, it triggers an overwhelming surge of emotions that’ll make you want to remain seated in the dark until long after the credits have finished rolling, basking in this marvelous film’s afterglow.” (Giovanni Marchini Camia, The Film Stage)

    “Writer-director Jim Jarmusch often explores existential themes, but they’ve perhaps never been so beautifully unadorned as they are in Paterson, a deceptively modest character piece that’s profound and moving while remaining grounded in the everyday.” (Tim Grierson, Screen International).

    “A lovely fable about the fragile, fruitful and occasionally fraught relationship between creativity and everyday life.” (Geoff Andrew, Time Out)

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  • CINEMA
    Paterson
    Sunday March 19, 7:00p–8:58p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $9

    Small-town American life has inspired filmmakers for over a century. In the process, it has created a storytelling tradition that counters the big-city syndrome of so many New York and Los Angeles–set films. With Paterson, Jim Jarmusch (Only Lovers Left Alive) brings his unique observational eye to both a character and a community that bear the same name, hinting at ideas of continuity and stability. Jarmusch has previously focused on the quotidian; his films are quiet and reflective, and in many respects cut against the grain of most contemporary American filmmaking. Here he has created a film that gently transforms the ordinary into the transcendent.

    Paterson (Adam Driver, Tracks, Inside Llewyn Davis, Frances Ha) works as a bus driver in Paterson, New Jersey—an ordinary working guy in a run-of-the-mill small city. His life is regulated clockwork: up around 6am, home by 6pm, walk the dog, drop by the local tavern, drink a beer, chat with the bartender. His wife is a perfect match—Laura (Golshifteh Farahani, Rosewater) is as even-handed and -tempered as her husband. However, there is more beneath the surface, found in each character’s internal lives: Paterson is a poet and Laura a repressed artistic gadfly. Each day before driving the streets, Paterson scrawls a poem in his notebook, and each evening Laura welcomes him home with a new and quirky surprise. Throughout, Jarmusch envelopes these characters, and their community, with a magical yet perfectly balanced air of simplicity and well-being.

    William Carlos Williams, who wrote the epic poem Paterson, is a touchstone, as are the poets Wallace Stevens and Frank O’Hara but Jarmusch is, as always, very much his own artist and his unique voice is articulated through Driver and Farahani’s note-perfect performances. This master has done it again, providing us with an offbeat meditation on the couple and their desire for creative self-expression. Idiosyncratic in the best of ways, Paterson is a rewarding slow burn of a film.

    “Like the best poetry, Paterson keeps its meticulous construction hidden, letting its impact sneak up on you unawares. When the final image cuts to black, it triggers an overwhelming surge of emotions that’ll make you want to remain seated in the dark until long after the credits have finished rolling, basking in this marvelous film’s afterglow.” (Giovanni Marchini Camia, The Film Stage)

    “Writer-director Jim Jarmusch often explores existential themes, but they’ve perhaps never been so beautifully unadorned as they are in Paterson, a deceptively modest character piece that’s profound and moving while remaining grounded in the everyday.” (Tim Grierson, Screen International).

    “A lovely fable about the fragile, fruitful and occasionally fraught relationship between creativity and everyday life.” (Geoff Andrew, Time Out)

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

  • CINEMA
    I, Daniel Blake
    Wednesday March 29, 7:00p–8:40p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $9

    For nearly 50 prolific years, British master Ken Loach (Jimmy’s Hall, The Angels’ Share, The Wind That Shakes the Barley) has addressed socio-economic issues in Britain and beyond through the working-class heroes who populate his films. His relatable characters, with all their naturalism and sharp edges, leap off the screen as if real people in real, and usually dire, situations. Most recently, Loach won his second Cannes Palme d’Or with I, Daniel Blake, a timely drama about an ailing handyman’s battle to survive after being denied his government health benefits.

    Loach’s latest feature is indeed one of his finest explorations of social realism. The eponymous Daniel (Dave Johns, TV’s Inspector George Gently) is an affable 59-year-old carpenter in Newcastle, England, fighting to collect his Employment and Support Allowance after falling ill. (Government illogic stipulates that his benefits will be taken away unless he looks for work, yet doctor’s orders prevent him from working.) Waiting to sign on at the local Job Centre, Daniel befriends Katie (Hayley Squires, A Royal Night Out), a young single mother who is also being shoved around by the vagaries of the system, having just been relocated with her two kids from a London homeless shelter to an affordable council flat up north. A mutually beneficial alliance, and makeshift extended family, is formed.

    Loach and his frequent collaborator, screenwriter Paul Laverty (Jimmy’s Hall, The Angels’ Share), spin a tale that will leave no one unmoved. Working with some of the most powerful set pieces he has ever filmed, the director effortlessly builds empathy for two downtrodden people—honest would-be workers navigating a cruel tangle of red tape while trying to steal a happy moment or two.

    I, Daniel Blake is one of Loach’s finest films, a drama of tender devastation that tells its story with an unblinking neorealist simplicity that goes right back to the plainspoken purity of Vittorio De Sica.” (Owen Gleiberman, Variety)

    “It’s often warm and quite funny, but is, at heart, a damning critique of the Tory government in Britain and their belt-tightening austerity measures, as well as a rallying cry for those who fall through the cracks.” (Rory O’Connor, The Film Stage)

    “It's a spare film, muted in colour and unflashy—and it's all the more powerful and urgent for it.” (Dave Calhoun, Time Out London)

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