2-Week Calendar

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February 14 - 20

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  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday

February 21 - 27

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

ALL UPCOMING EVENTS

  • CINEMA
    45 Years
    Sunday February 14, 4:00p–5:35p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $9

    British acting legends Charlotte Rampling (The Duchess) and Tom Courtenay (Quartet) star in writer-director Andrew Haigh’s much-anticipated follow-up to his acclaimed indie hit Weekend, an immensely moving portrait of a long-term marriage that is suddenly disrupted by a ghost from the past.

    Retired couple Geoff (Courtenay) and Kate Mercer (Rampling) pass their days quietly on their country property near a small Norfolk village. One day, Geoff receives a letter notifying him that the body of an old girlfriend of his has been discovered, perfectly preserved in the Swiss Alps where she fell on their hiking trip nearly fifty years earlier. As the news sinks in, hidden tensions begin to emerge between the couple: though not insensitive to his wife’s feelings, Geoff finds himself helplessly drawn back into the past, while Kate becomes consumed by jealousy and uncertainty. Outwardly composed as she sets about planning their upcoming forty-fifth wedding anniversary, Kate begins to contemplate the “what ifs” of her life—which gradually leads her to the realization that maybe it was she who made a mistake all those years ago.

    Favouring small moments and telling details over contrived confrontations and dramatic high points, Haigh builds slowly and naturally to the film’s poignant finale, while Courtenay and Rampling deliver performances that can easily be counted among the best in their respective careers. At once restrained and powerful, 45 Years is a reminder of film’s ability to encompass a lifetime of emotion and experience within a mere ninety minutes.

    "It could be the finest hour for both of its lead actors." (Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian)

    "A movie so simple, so elegant, and yet so devouringly empathetic that you might not notice its full magic until a few hours later." (Jessica Kiang, The Playlist)

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

  • CINEMA
    45 Years
    Sunday February 14, 7:00p–8:35p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $9

    British acting legends Charlotte Rampling (The Duchess) and Tom Courtenay (Quartet) star in writer-director Andrew Haigh’s much-anticipated follow-up to his acclaimed indie hit Weekend, an immensely moving portrait of a long-term marriage that is suddenly disrupted by a ghost from the past.

    Retired couple Geoff (Courtenay) and Kate Mercer (Rampling) pass their days quietly on their country property near a small Norfolk village. One day, Geoff receives a letter notifying him that the body of an old girlfriend of his has been discovered, perfectly preserved in the Swiss Alps where she fell on their hiking trip nearly fifty years earlier. As the news sinks in, hidden tensions begin to emerge between the couple: though not insensitive to his wife’s feelings, Geoff finds himself helplessly drawn back into the past, while Kate becomes consumed by jealousy and uncertainty. Outwardly composed as she sets about planning their upcoming forty-fifth wedding anniversary, Kate begins to contemplate the “what ifs” of her life—which gradually leads her to the realization that maybe it was she who made a mistake all those years ago.

    Favouring small moments and telling details over contrived confrontations and dramatic high points, Haigh builds slowly and naturally to the film’s poignant finale, while Courtenay and Rampling deliver performances that can easily be counted among the best in their respective careers. At once restrained and powerful, 45 Years is a reminder of film’s ability to encompass a lifetime of emotion and experience within a mere ninety minutes.

    "It could be the finest hour for both of its lead actors." (Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian)

    "A movie so simple, so elegant, and yet so devouringly empathetic that you might not notice its full magic until a few hours later." (Jessica Kiang, The Playlist)

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

  • CINEMA
    Where to Invade Next
    Wednesday February 17, 7:00p–8:50p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $9

    Academy Award-winning director Michael Moore (Capitalism: A Love Story, Sicko) returns with what may be his most provocative and hilarious film yet: Moore tells the Pentagon to "stand down"—he will do the invading for America from now on.

    Michael Moore understands the art of provocation. From Roger & Me to Bowling for Columbine to Fahrenheit 9/11, he has been ahead of the cultural curve with films that galvanized audiences and escalated box-office records.

    Now, six years since his last film and with another US election around the corner, he delivers a fresh surprise that feels current yet perfectly timeless. Filming abroad without drawing attention from American media, Moore reunites his A-team, including producers Carl Deal and Tia Lessin (directors of the Oscar-nominated Trouble the Water), and brings us a funny and provocative work that is guaranteed to stir up conversation.

    The United States' long history of invading countries and pushing agendas has produced results that are, to say the least, mixed. What if the US could do a better job at invading? That is the premise for this film, which sends Moore on an epic journey.

    Americans may be known as talkers, but Moore actually listens and he is a magnet for memorable characters. Their dialogues are revelatory, poignant, and hilarious. The film builds momentum toward a culmination that resonates with hard-earned hope.

    In the break since his previous film, 2009's Capitalism: A Love Story, Moore has nurtured his cinematic passions as co-founder of the Traverse City Film Festival and a champion of other directors. Whatever else he has been doing in that time, it has had a restorative effect on his filmmaking. Where to Invade Next conveys a sense that he has been saving up his energies to create something really special. Rather than following the predictable motions of partisan politics, he reframes the conversation around hot-button issues in a highly entertaining and subversive way.

    "It is a more stimulating, thought-provoking and entertaining call to arms than anything we are likely to hear from an aspiring President over the next year." (Allan Hunter, Screen International)

    "Moore has made his best film in over a decade, and one that clarifies exactly what his strengths are." (Noel Murray, The Playlist)

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

  • THEATRE
    Broken Leg Theatre - Freeze!
    Saturday February 20, 7:00p–9:00p
    Presented by Donna Holmes
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $10

    Tickets: At the Door or by contacting Donna at iwakichick@hotmail.com.

    Broken Leg Theatre is a theatrical variety show that follows the same kind of format as "Night Kitchen" - but instead of mostly music acts, we'll have mostly theatrical acts. (Check back here for more details soon)

    Our shows include drama, comedy, musical theatre, dance... or maybe even something by YOU!

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

    Contact: iwakichick@hotmail.com

  • CINEMA
    Room
    Sunday February 21, 4:00p–5:58p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $9

    Based on the Booker-shortlisted bestseller by Irish-Canadian novelist Emma Donoghue, Lenny Abrahamson's Room is a tale of survival and endurance that is by turns harrowing, suspenseful and wondrous. Recounting the story of a mother and child escaping from the captivity in which they have been held for several years, this visionary drama explores the trauma of being stolen from the world—and the marvel of discovering it for the first time.

    Born in captivity, five-year-old Jack (Jacob Tremblay) knows nothing of the world beyond the shed to which he and his Ma (Brie Larson) are confined. Ma was only seventeen when she was stolen away to this grim place, where her only visitor is Old Nick (Sean Bridgers, Trumbo), her kidnapper—and Jack's father. After Ma devises a precarious plan for their escape, Jack finds himself thrust out into the world beyond "Room" for the first time, where the array of people, places, and things, of sights, sounds, and sensations, leave him both frightened and awestruck. For Ma, meanwhile, the process of recovery will require just as much courage as her years spent enduring her imprisonment.

    Rigorously adhering to the novel's subjective point of view, Room shows us only what Jack himself sees, brilliantly contrasting extraordinary suffering with the equally extraordinary beauty—and challenges—of ordinary life. While the cast—rounded out by Academy Award nominees William H. Macy and Joan Allen—is uniformly excellent, none stands out more than the gifted young Tremblay, who conveys Jack's dizzying range of experience with a sensitivity and wisdom far beyond his years.

    "In someone else's hands, Room easily could have become a horror movie. Instead, we get an emotional roller coaster ride—at turns touching, harrowing, crushing and flat-out beautiful...Along the way, Abrahamson's Room becomes an immensely rewarding film, and the kind of movie that promises to stick with audiences long after the closing credits roll." (Mike Scott, New Orleans Times-Picayune)

    "Amazingly—and this movie is amazing—Room is a story of hope, of possibility. Sure, your stomach will be in knots, your fingers clenched, your heart racing. But it will also fill that heart with a sense of the goodness, the courage, the enduring love that is out there to be discovered - and to be held onto with the fierceness of life itself." (Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer)

    "As wrenching as Room is, especially during its grim first hour, it contains an expansive sense of compassion and humanism thanks to the sensitive direction of Abrahamson." (Ann Hornaday, Washington Post)

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

  • CINEMA
    Room
    Sunday February 21, 7:00p–8:58p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $9

    Based on the Booker-shortlisted bestseller by Irish-Canadian novelist Emma Donoghue, Lenny Abrahamson's Room is a tale of survival and endurance that is by turns harrowing, suspenseful and wondrous. Recounting the story of a mother and child escaping from the captivity in which they have been held for several years, this visionary drama explores the trauma of being stolen from the world—and the marvel of discovering it for the first time.

    Born in captivity, five-year-old Jack (Jacob Tremblay) knows nothing of the world beyond the shed to which he and his Ma (Brie Larson) are confined. Ma was only seventeen when she was stolen away to this grim place, where her only visitor is Old Nick (Sean Bridgers, Trumbo), her kidnapper—and Jack's father. After Ma devises a precarious plan for their escape, Jack finds himself thrust out into the world beyond "Room" for the first time, where the array of people, places, and things, of sights, sounds, and sensations, leave him both frightened and awestruck. For Ma, meanwhile, the process of recovery will require just as much courage as her years spent enduring her imprisonment.

    Rigorously adhering to the novel's subjective point of view, Room shows us only what Jack himself sees, brilliantly contrasting extraordinary suffering with the equally extraordinary beauty—and challenges—of ordinary life. While the cast—rounded out by Academy Award nominees William H. Macy and Joan Allen—is uniformly excellent, none stands out more than the gifted young Tremblay, who conveys Jack's dizzying range of experience with a sensitivity and wisdom far beyond his years.

    "In someone else's hands, Room easily could have become a horror movie. Instead, we get an emotional roller coaster ride—at turns touching, harrowing, crushing and flat-out beautiful...Along the way, Abrahamson's Room becomes an immensely rewarding film, and the kind of movie that promises to stick with audiences long after the closing credits roll." (Mike Scott, New Orleans Times-Picayune)

    "Amazingly—and this movie is amazing—Room is a story of hope, of possibility. Sure, your stomach will be in knots, your fingers clenched, your heart racing. But it will also fill that heart with a sense of the goodness, the courage, the enduring love that is out there to be discovered - and to be held onto with the fierceness of life itself." (Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer)

    "As wrenching as Room is, especially during its grim first hour, it contains an expansive sense of compassion and humanism thanks to the sensitive direction of Abrahamson." (Ann Hornaday, Washington Post)

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

  • CINEMA
    Marinoni The Fire in the Frame
    Monday February 22, 7:00p
    Presented by Tony Girardin
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $12 in advance online
    $15 at the door

    Tickets: online at www.marinonimovie.com or at the door

    Buy Tickets Online

    Giuseppe Marinoni found his calling when he transitioned from champion cyclist to master bike craftsman. But after years hunched over toxic fumes, his passion almost killed him. Today, at age 75, Marinoni is back in top shape, and decided to attempt the world hour record for his age group, all on a bike he built with his own hands almost 40 years ago.
    Film maker Tony Girardin will be at the screening for a Q & A with the audience.

  • CINEMA
    Rams
    Wednesday February 24, 7:00p–8:33p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $9

    Winner of the Un Certain Regard prize at the 2015 Cannes festival, Grímur Hákonarson’s Rams tells the tale of two rival sheep farmers whose decades-long feud is interrupted by an unforeseen event that threatens to destroy centuries of tradition.

    Despite the fact that they live on neighbouring farms, Gummi (Sigurdur Sigurjónsson) and Kiddi (Theodór Júlíusson) have not spoken to one another in forty years, their intermittent and grudging communications carried out via letters carried by Kiddi’s dog. Their rivalry reaches its height in the valley’s annual competition for best ram, which Kiddi has won several times. After once again losing the prize to the boastful, hard-living Kiddi, the stern and solitary Gummi spots a dead sheep in Kiddi’s field, and soon begins to notice symptoms of the lethal and highly contagious disease scrapie in his neighbour’s flock. As veterinary authorities arrive in the valley and decree drastic measures that may mean disaster for the entire region, the two men resolve to resist this incursion, each in his own distinctive way.

    With keen observation and gently sardonic humour, Hákonarson offers an understanding yet incisively satirical take on the Icelandic championing of independence and self-reliance, and how those otherwise admirable qualities can turn into isolationism, shortsightedness, and unyielding recalcitrance. Driven by the stellar performances of its two leads, Rams masterfully mixes comedy and heartbreak in its portrait of an ancient, and endangered, way of life.

    "Hakonarson mines moments of wonderfully wry comedy in this tale of sheep and men…. a touching humanist drama." (Alissa Simon, Variety)

    "Rams may sound bleak and unforgiving but it has a generous spirit and wit that make it entirely accessible." (Allan Hunter, Screen International)

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

  • THEATRE
    Shakespeare's As You Like It
    Friday February 26, 7:00p
    Presented by Just Us! Coffee Roasters Co-op
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $20

    Tickets: Available now at all Ticketpro outlets • Online at ticketpro.ca • By phone at 1-888-311-9090 • Home Hardware, Windsor • Cochrane's Pharmasave, Wolfville • Wilsons Pharmasave, Kentville • Wilsons Pharmasave, Berwick • or at the door one hour before the show

    Buy Tickets Online

    Shakespeare’s glorious comedy of love and change comes to the National Theatre for the first time in over 30 years, with Rosalie Craig (London Road, Macbeth at MIF) as Rosalind.

    With her father the Duke banished and in exile, Rosalind and her cousin Celia leave their lives in the court behind them and journey into the Forest of Arden.

    There, released from convention, Rosalind experiences the liberating rush of transformation. Disguising herself as a boy, she embraces a different way of living and falls spectacularly in love.

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  • CINEMA
    Spotlight
    Sunday February 28, 4:00p–6:08p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $9

    An urgent procedural concerning one of the most painful scandals in recent memory, the latest from writer-director Tom McCarthy (The Station Agent, The Visitor) tells the true story of how The Boston Globe revealed the Catholic Church's cover-up of widespread child molestation within the Massachusetts priesthood.

    The year is 2001. Walter "Robby" Robinson (Michael Keaton, Birdman) leads the Globe's investigative unit, which includes Michael Rezendes (Mark Ruffalo, Infinitely Polar Bear, Begin Again, The Kids Are All Right), Sacha Pfeiffer (Rachel McAdams, Midnight in Paris), and Matt Carroll (Brian d'Arcy James), in an inquiry regarding sexual abuse by Catholic priests. They have their work cut out for them. Despite repeated allegations—decades' worth—of misconduct against minors under its care, the Church has long made a habit of simply moving the accused priests from parish to parish rather than allowing them to face justice. As the Globe's team finds layer after layer of cover-up, their investigation becomes a quest that goes on for months, pushing their psychological endurance to the limit.

    Fusing the newsroom politics and investigative momentum of All the President's Men with the thematic heft of Sleepers, Spotlight traces the workings of the journalistic exposé that garnered the Globe a Pulitzer.

    Featuring compelling performances from many of today's finest actors, and propelled by Howard Shore's somber score, this is easily McCarthy's most ambitious production. Yet Spotlight is very much in keeping with the gifted filmmaker's previous works. It tells a tale of tragedy befalling ordinary people, and of the fragile but real comfort yielded when hard truths are brought into the light.

    "Inspiring stuff, the stuff of Hollywood all the way back to Frank Capra and before: a story of scrappy underdogs, determined to get to the truth, and toppling the mighty in the process." (Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer)

    "For all of its modesty and dedication to process, Spotlight winds up being a startlingly emotional experience, and not just for filmgoers with intimate knowledge of the culture it depicts." (Ann Hornaday, Washington Post)

    "Spotlight is a gripping detective story and a superlative newsroom drama, a solid procedural that tries to confront evil without sensationalism." (A.O. Scott, The New York Times)

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

  • CINEMA
    Spotlight
    Sunday February 28, 7:00p–9:08p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $9

    An urgent procedural concerning one of the most painful scandals in recent memory, the latest from writer-director Tom McCarthy (The Station Agent, The Visitor) tells the true story of how The Boston Globe revealed the Catholic Church's cover-up of widespread child molestation within the Massachusetts priesthood.

    The year is 2001. Walter "Robby" Robinson (Michael Keaton, Birdman) leads the Globe's investigative unit, which includes Michael Rezendes (Mark Ruffalo, Infinitely Polar Bear, Begin Again, The Kids Are All Right), Sacha Pfeiffer (Rachel McAdams, Midnight in Paris), and Matt Carroll (Brian d'Arcy James), in an inquiry regarding sexual abuse by Catholic priests. They have their work cut out for them. Despite repeated allegations—decades' worth—of misconduct against minors under its care, the Church has long made a habit of simply moving the accused priests from parish to parish rather than allowing them to face justice. As the Globe's team finds layer after layer of cover-up, their investigation becomes a quest that goes on for months, pushing their psychological endurance to the limit.

    Fusing the newsroom politics and investigative momentum of All the President's Men with the thematic heft of Sleepers, Spotlight traces the workings of the journalistic exposé that garnered the Globe a Pulitzer.

    Featuring compelling performances from many of today's finest actors, and propelled by Howard Shore's somber score, this is easily McCarthy's most ambitious production. Yet Spotlight is very much in keeping with the gifted filmmaker's previous works. It tells a tale of tragedy befalling ordinary people, and of the fragile but real comfort yielded when hard truths are brought into the light.

    "Inspiring stuff, the stuff of Hollywood all the way back to Frank Capra and before: a story of scrappy underdogs, determined to get to the truth, and toppling the mighty in the process." (Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer)

    "For all of its modesty and dedication to process, Spotlight winds up being a startlingly emotional experience, and not just for filmgoers with intimate knowledge of the culture it depicts." (Ann Hornaday, Washington Post)

    "Spotlight is a gripping detective story and a superlative newsroom drama, a solid procedural that tries to confront evil without sensationalism." (A.O. Scott, The New York Times)

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

  • CINEMA
    Heart of a Dog
    Wednesday March 2, 7:00p–8:15p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $9

    Renowned multidisciplinary artist Laurie Anderson returns with this lyrical and powerfully personal essay film that reflects on the deaths of her husband Lou Reed, her mother, her beloved dog, and such diverse subjects as family memories, surveillance and Buddhist teachings.

    Laurie Anderson's eclectic career spans music, drawing, storytelling, performance and more. She had a surprise hit with her 1981 song O Superman, was NASA's first artist in residence, and toured internationally with her political performance-art piece Homeland. Her new feature film, Heart of a Dog, combines her multiple talents in a personal film essay.

    The dog of the title is her beloved rat terrier Lolabelle, who passed away in 2011 during a succession of family deaths that also included Anderson's mother, Mary Louise, and husband, Lou Reed. Anderson's close bond with Lolabelle underlies the film's stream of consciousness, which flows through subjects as diverse as family memories, surveillance, and Buddhist teachings. She lingers particularly over the concept of the bardo, described in the Tibetan Book of the Dead as the forty-nine-day period between death and rebirth. Overlaying the film's tapestry of images—which include Anderson's animation, 8mm home-movie footage, and lots of lovingly photographed dogs—is her melodic narration, full of warmth, humour, and insight.

    Anderson's approach has a kinship with that of filmmaker Chris Marker (Sans Soleil), with a similar flair for connecting disparate themes and images. She quotes from other writers and artists, including Kierkegaard, Wittgenstein, Gordon Matta-Clark, and David Foster Wallace, whose line "every love story is a ghost story" resonates strongly in this work. If those references sound philosophical, so is this film. But it is also dreamy, comic and intensely emotional. Like Anderson, it defies easy categorization.

    "Heart of a Dog is that rarest of pieces, an unabashedly experimental work that's as inviting as a visit with an old friend, one who may not always make sense, who's sometimes goofy, but has been through a lot lately and treasures the opportunity to artfully unload." (Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times)

    "Haunting and celebratory at once, Heart of a Dog ultimately amounts to a contemplation of mortality." (Eric Kohn, indieWIRE)

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

  • CINEMA
    Suffragette
    Sunday March 6, 4:00p–5:46p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $9

    Directed by Sarah Gavron (Brick Lane) and with an all-star cast including Carey Mulligan (Far from the Madding Crowd, Inside Llewyn Davis, An Education), Helena Bonham Carter (The King's Speech), Brendan Gleeson (Calvary), Anne-Marie Duff (Nowhere Boy, The Last Station), Ben Whishaw (The Danish Girl) and Meryl Streep (The Iron Lady, Julie & Julia) as Emmeline Pankhurst, Suffragette is the powerful and thrilling first film about the remarkable untold story of the real foot soldiers of the British suffrage movement.

    These women were not primarily from the genteel educated classes, they were working women who had seen peaceful protest achieve nothing. Radicalized and turning to violence as the only route to change, they were willing to lose everything in their fight for equality—their jobs, their homes, their children and their lives. Maud Watts (Mulligan) was one such foot soldier. The story of her fight for dignity is as gripping and visceral as any thriller; it is also both heart-breaking and inspirational.

    Suffragette technically qualifies as period drama: its story takes place in 1912 and 1913, and its sets and costumes vividly and convincingly evoke a bygone age. But it is written, shot and acted with a hot-blooded urgency that reminds you the struggle it depicts is an ongoing one—and which shakes up this most well-behaved of genres with a surge of civil disobedience.

    "In the best picture of 2015, Carey Mulligan is the stoic, long-suffering sweatshop worker radicalized into action." (Roger Moore, Movie Nation)

    "The women’s movements are routinely and depressingly ignored by the movies. But Suffragette isn’t just a dutiful corrective, a lid to cover up a gap, but a necessarily distressing exploration of how much a political vanguard will push and endure to set things right—and how fiercely and eagerly a society that’s resistant to change will punish them for it." (Inkoo Kang, The Wrap)

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

  • CINEMA
    Suffragette
    Sunday March 6, 7:00p–8:46p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $9

    Directed by Sarah Gavron (Brick Lane) and with an all-star cast including Carey Mulligan (Far from the Madding Crowd, Inside Llewyn Davis, An Education), Helena Bonham Carter (The King's Speech), Brendan Gleeson (Calvary), Anne-Marie Duff (Nowhere Boy, The Last Station), Ben Whishaw (The Danish Girl) and Meryl Streep (The Iron Lady, Julie & Julia) as Emmeline Pankhurst, Suffragette is the powerful and thrilling first film about the remarkable untold story of the real foot soldiers of the British suffrage movement.

    These women were not primarily from the genteel educated classes, they were working women who had seen peaceful protest achieve nothing. Radicalized and turning to violence as the only route to change, they were willing to lose everything in their fight for equality—their jobs, their homes, their children and their lives. Maud Watts (Mulligan) was one such foot soldier. The story of her fight for dignity is as gripping and visceral as any thriller; it is also both heart-breaking and inspirational.

    Suffragette technically qualifies as period drama: its story takes place in 1912 and 1913, and its sets and costumes vividly and convincingly evoke a bygone age. But it is written, shot and acted with a hot-blooded urgency that reminds you the struggle it depicts is an ongoing one—and which shakes up this most well-behaved of genres with a surge of civil disobedience.

    "In the best picture of 2015, Carey Mulligan is the stoic, long-suffering sweatshop worker radicalized into action." (Roger Moore, Movie Nation)

    "The women’s movements are routinely and depressingly ignored by the movies. But Suffragette isn’t just a dutiful corrective, a lid to cover up a gap, but a necessarily distressing exploration of how much a political vanguard will push and endure to set things right—and how fiercely and eagerly a society that’s resistant to change will punish them for it." (Inkoo Kang, The Wrap)

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

  • CINEMA
    Bound
    Sunday March 13, 4:00p–4:11p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $9

    When a mysterious group of workers appear at his brother's sawmill, a struggling shopkeeper must face a troubling decision.

    Drawn from a true Irish story, Halifax filmmaker Daniel Boos has created a powerful short film packed with as much tension as humanity. Set against the desolate landscape of rural Nova Scotia, and focusing on the exploitation of migrants and foreign labour, this is a story of empathy, brotherhood and the bonds that constrain and compel us to act on our conscience.

    Screening presented with support from the Fundy Film Society.

    "The most powerful short of the bunch, was Bound. It was poignant, important and yet tender. Boos, a 2010 youth festival winner at Cannes, displayed incredible directorial maturity." (Adria Young, AFF Reviews, September 2015)

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

  • CINEMA
    Jafar Panahi’s Taxi
    Sunday March 13, 4:00p–5:22p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $9

    Internationally acclaimed Iranian director Jafar Panahi (This is Not a Film) is banned from making movies by the Iranian government. In Jafar Panahi's Taxi—written, produced and directed by the filmmaker—he drives a yellow cab through the vibrant streets of Tehran, picking up a diverse (and yet representative) group of passengers in a single day. Each man, woman, and child candidly expresses his or her own view of the world, while being interviewed by the curious and gracious driver/director. His camera, placed on the dashboard of his mobile film studio, captures a spirited slice of Iranian society while also brilliantly redefining the borders of comedy, drama and cinema.

    Director’s Statement:

    "I’m a filmmaker. I can’t do anything else but make films. Cinema is my expression and the meaning of my life. Nothing can prevent me from making films. Because when I'm pushed into the furthest corners I connect with my inner self. And in such private spaces, despite all limitations, the necessity to create becomes even more of an urge. Cinema as an art becomes my main preoccupation. That is the reason why I have to continue making films under any circumstances to pay my respects and feel alive."

    "From its initial first-person, behind-the-wheel viewpoint to its final implication of all-pervasive surveillance, Panahi creates a fascinating hybrid that becomes a microcosm of Tehran." (Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune)

    "It's an act of defiance that's also a sublime piece of cinema, and it ranks among the director's finest work." (Sheri Linden, Los Angeles Times)

    "An insightful, enjoyable, absorbing ride that stands as a testament to its director's lively, ungovernable storytelling imagination." (Jessica Kiang, The Playlist)

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

  • CINEMA
    Bound
    Sunday March 13, 7:00p–7:11p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $9

    When a mysterious group of workers appear at his brother's sawmill, a struggling shopkeeper must face a troubling decision.

    Drawn from a true Irish story, Halifax filmmaker Daniel Boos has created a powerful short film packed with as much tension as humanity. Set against the desolate landscape of rural Nova Scotia, and focusing on the exploitation of migrants and foreign labour, this is a story of empathy, brotherhood and the bonds that constrain and compel us to act on our conscience.

    Screening presented with support from the Fundy Film Society.

    "The most powerful short of the bunch, was Bound. It was poignant, important and yet tender. Boos, a 2010 youth festival winner at Cannes, displayed incredible directorial maturity." (Adria Young, AFF Reviews, September 2015)

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

  • CINEMA
    Jafar Panahi’s Taxi
    Sunday March 13, 7:00p–8:22p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $9

    Internationally acclaimed Iranian director Jafar Panahi (This is Not a Film) is banned from making movies by the Iranian government. In Jafar Panahi's Taxi—written, produced and directed by the filmmaker—he drives a yellow cab through the vibrant streets of Tehran, picking up a diverse (and yet representative) group of passengers in a single day. Each man, woman, and child candidly expresses his or her own view of the world, while being interviewed by the curious and gracious driver/director. His camera, placed on the dashboard of his mobile film studio, captures a spirited slice of Iranian society while also brilliantly redefining the borders of comedy, drama and cinema.

    Director’s Statement:

    "I’m a filmmaker. I can’t do anything else but make films. Cinema is my expression and the meaning of my life. Nothing can prevent me from making films. Because when I'm pushed into the furthest corners I connect with my inner self. And in such private spaces, despite all limitations, the necessity to create becomes even more of an urge. Cinema as an art becomes my main preoccupation. That is the reason why I have to continue making films under any circumstances to pay my respects and feel alive."

    "From its initial first-person, behind-the-wheel viewpoint to its final implication of all-pervasive surveillance, Panahi creates a fascinating hybrid that becomes a microcosm of Tehran." (Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune)

    "It's an act of defiance that's also a sublime piece of cinema, and it ranks among the director's finest work." (Sheri Linden, Los Angeles Times)

    "An insightful, enjoyable, absorbing ride that stands as a testament to its director's lively, ungovernable storytelling imagination." (Jessica Kiang, The Playlist)

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  • CINEMA
    Guantanamo’s Child: Omar Khadr
    Wednesday March 16, 7:00p–8:20p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
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    Cost: $9

    Omar Khadr, the Canadian citizen who was captured by American forces in Afghanistan in 2002 and spent a decade imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay, tells his own story in his own words, in this documentary portrait from directors Patrick Reed (Fight Like Soldiers Die Like Children) and Michelle Shephard.

    July 27, 2002 marks a watershed event in history. On that day, the Toronto-born fifteen-year-old Omar Khadr was captured in Afghanistan by American forces during a raid. Wounded, he was taken in by the US authorities and sent to the controversial Guantanamo Bay detention camp. Branded by some as a child soldier and accused by many others of being a terrorist and murderer, Khadr would find his next thirteen years a long, torturous battle for freedom.

    In prison, Khadr struggled to endure the inhumane conditions and demoralizing improbability of release. In the outside world, public outcry mounted as the US and Canadian governments refused to take action. It took the relentless work of Dennis Edney, Khadr's lawyer of over a decade, to advance the case. He was finally repatriated to Canada in 2012, and released on bail on May7, 2015.

    Featuring unprecedented access to Omar Khadr during his first few days of freedom and to former fellow inmates, family members and government officials, Guantanamo's Child: Omar Khadr delivers an intimate portrait of how a teenager from a Toronto suburb became the center of one of the first U.S. war crimes trials since the prosecution of Nazi commanders in the 1940s and the only juvenile ever tried for war crimes.

    This documentary, based in part on Michelle Shephard’s authoritative book Guantanamo’s Child: The Untold Story of Omar Khadr, investigates a life that has sparked some of the most heated political debates in recent history. Filmmakers Patrick Reed and Michelle Shephard reveal a young man who is cautiously ready for another chapter of his life. And for the first time, Omar Khadr himself tells us his side of the story.

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  • THEATRE
    Shakespeare's A Winter's Tale
    Friday March 18, 7:00p–10:00p
    Presented by Just Us! Coffee Roasters Co-op
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $20

    Tickets: Available now at all Ticketpro outlets • Online at ticketpro.ca • By phone at 1-888-311-9090 • Home Hardware, Windsor • Cochrane’s Pharmasave, Wolfville • Wilsons Pharmasave, Kentville • Wilsons Pharmasave, Berwick • or at the door one hour before the show

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    Shakespeare’s timeless tragic comedy of obsession and redemption is reimagined in a new production co-directed by Rob Ashford and Kenneth Branagh, following their triumphant staging of Macbeth in Manchester and Manhattan. Judi Dench will play Paulina. Kenneth Branagh will play Leontes.

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  • MUSIC
    Andy Flinn CD Release
    Saturday March 19, 8:00p–10:00p
    Presented by t@b music
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: 15

    Tickets: Box of Delights Bookshop in Wolfville

    Andy Flinn very first singer/songwriter CD comes after decades of performing as a member of various bands...

    Andy Flinn CD Release on YouTube

  • CINEMA
    Youth
    Sunday March 20, 4:00p–6:04p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
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    Cost: $9

    Two old friends (Michael Caine and Harvey Keitel) reflect on their past, present, and the beauty and absurdity of the world during a vacation in the Swiss Alps, in the lovely and heart-warming new film from Academy Award winner Paolo Sorrentino (The Great Beauty).

    Sorrentino sets his new film against the perfect summery backdrop of the Swiss Alps, in a spa to which several disparate characters have travelled for very different reasons. Forming the spine of Youth is a beautifully expressed relationship between two old friends, both artists, whose life experiences are fodder for reflections on time and aging.

    Fred (Caine, Is Anybody There?, Children of Men), a retired composer and conductor, has been coming to the resort for decades. Sitting on the immaculate grounds in a comfortable chair, reading his newspaper, he has the air of an Englishman at peace with himself. On the other hand, his bosom buddy Mick (Keitel, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Moonrise Kingdom), an American filmmaker, is at the spa to finish his new screenplay along with a group of brash young collaborators who banter ideas and dialogue back and forth ceaselessly. The two friends are also in-laws, as Fred's daughter (Rachel Weisz, The Whistleblower) is married to Mick's son. As the days pass, they reflect with humour and wisdom on both past and present, on the ways and wiles of the world. Adding colour is a motley collection of eccentrics: actors, models, footballers, and masseuses, whose antics populate the film like musical diversions.

    Sorrentino has always honoured absurdity, along with a wry sense of the incongruities of modern life. But if Il Divo and The Great Beauty employed excess in order to convey a bewilderment with the world, Youth exists on a different plane, where the depth of ties between families and friends signifies a tender understanding. The anger of Sorrentino's earlier work is replaced with a beautiful note of acceptance, and his assured hand as director bolsters exceptional performances by the stellar cast. The alpine landscape, meanwhile, acts as a silent foil to the dalliances of the mortals who play in its shadows.

    "Youth is a film that goes its own way. Quixotic, idiosyncratic, effortlessly moving, it's as much a cinematic essay as anything else, a meditation on the wonders and complications of life, an examination of what lasts, of what matters to people no matter their age." (Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times)

    "Paolo Sorrentino, with Youth, delivers his most tender film to date, an emotionally rich contemplation of life’s wisdom gained, lost and remembered—with cynicism harping from the sidelines, but as a wearied chord rather than a major motif." (Jay Weissberg, Variety)

    "Michael Caine and Harvey Keitel do some of the best work of their careers playing longtime friends navigating their twilight years in Paolo Sorrentino’s witty, wise and swooningly beautiful dramatic comedy Youth." (Lou Lumenick, New York Post)

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  • CINEMA
    Youth
    Sunday March 20, 7:00p–9:04p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $9

    Two old friends (Michael Caine and Harvey Keitel) reflect on their past, present, and the beauty and absurdity of the world during a vacation in the Swiss Alps, in the lovely and heart-warming new film from Academy Award winner Paolo Sorrentino (The Great Beauty).

    Sorrentino sets his new film against the perfect summery backdrop of the Swiss Alps, in a spa to which several disparate characters have travelled for very different reasons. Forming the spine of Youth is a beautifully expressed relationship between two old friends, both artists, whose life experiences are fodder for reflections on time and aging.

    Fred (Caine, Is Anybody There?, Children of Men), a retired composer and conductor, has been coming to the resort for decades. Sitting on the immaculate grounds in a comfortable chair, reading his newspaper, he has the air of an Englishman at peace with himself. On the other hand, his bosom buddy Mick (Keitel, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Moonrise Kingdom), an American filmmaker, is at the spa to finish his new screenplay along with a group of brash young collaborators who banter ideas and dialogue back and forth ceaselessly. The two friends are also in-laws, as Fred's daughter (Rachel Weisz, The Whistleblower) is married to Mick's son. As the days pass, they reflect with humour and wisdom on both past and present, on the ways and wiles of the world. Adding colour is a motley collection of eccentrics: actors, models, footballers, and masseuses, whose antics populate the film like musical diversions.

    Sorrentino has always honoured absurdity, along with a wry sense of the incongruities of modern life. But if Il Divo and The Great Beauty employed excess in order to convey a bewilderment with the world, Youth exists on a different plane, where the depth of ties between families and friends signifies a tender understanding. The anger of Sorrentino's earlier work is replaced with a beautiful note of acceptance, and his assured hand as director bolsters exceptional performances by the stellar cast. The alpine landscape, meanwhile, acts as a silent foil to the dalliances of the mortals who play in its shadows.

    "Youth is a film that goes its own way. Quixotic, idiosyncratic, effortlessly moving, it's as much a cinematic essay as anything else, a meditation on the wonders and complications of life, an examination of what lasts, of what matters to people no matter their age." (Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times)

    "Paolo Sorrentino, with Youth, delivers his most tender film to date, an emotionally rich contemplation of life’s wisdom gained, lost and remembered—with cynicism harping from the sidelines, but as a wearied chord rather than a major motif." (Jay Weissberg, Variety)

    "Michael Caine and Harvey Keitel do some of the best work of their careers playing longtime friends navigating their twilight years in Paolo Sorrentino’s witty, wise and swooningly beautiful dramatic comedy Youth." (Lou Lumenick, New York Post)

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  • CINEMA
    Mustang
    Wednesday March 23, 7:00p–8:37p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
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    Cost: $9

    Like wild horses cantering freely, there is nothing more natural than a girl becoming a woman. It is the suppression of this innocent natural development that Deniz Gamze Ergüven poignantly examines in her first feature, Mustang, winner of the Europa Cinemas Label award at the Cannes Directors' Fortnight.

    The film opens in a remote Turkish coastal village on the Black Sea as the school year ends for five sisters. But this will not be a summer filled with fun and childhood mischief. When a neighbour observes the long-haired, long-limbed girls at the beach, engaged in what she views as scandalous behaviour, she reports them to their grandmother and uncle, who have been the sisters' guardians ever since the death of their parents. And so harmless play becomes the catalyst for physical and emotional imprisonment.

    All "instruments of corruption" and pop-culture artifacts are removed from the house, girly outfits are replaced with formless brown dresses, and, following a brief escape to an all-female soccer match, bars are installed on the windows and gates erected at the home's entrance. As village aunties visit to instruct the girls in domestic duties and suitors begin to arrive, the house becomes a veritable "wife factory." The eldest sisters are subjected to virginity tests and married off one by one, and the younger sisters look on in fear, resolving not to succumb to the same fate.

    Co-written by Ergüven and Alice Winocour, Mustang is a sensitive and powerful portrait of sisterhood and burgeoning sexuality. Ergüven elicits wonderfully naturalistic performances from her mostly non-professional actors, who bring a vibrant, youthful energy to the film. Though the film has distinct echoes of Sofia Coppola's The Virgin Suicides, it nevertheless signals the emergence of a singular and fierce new voice in Turkish cinema.

    "What begins as a playful look at five young women’s rebellion against their strict upbringing soon becomes something far more stirring and emotional." (Tim Grierson, Screen International)

    "The story's quiet power comes from its sensitive observation of the characters as normal, emancipated young modern women, with healthy desires and curiosities, whose supposed transgressions are imagined and then magnified in the judgmental minds of others." (David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter)

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  • CINEMA
    The Lady in the Van
    Sunday March 27, 7:00p–8:44p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $9

    Based on Alan Bennett’s memoir and hit West End play, this brilliantly witty, “mostly true” story chronicles an unlikely friendship between a writer and an elderly eccentric.

    “The writer is double,” playwright Alan Bennett (Alex Jennings, Belle, The Queen) explains early in the film: “There is the self who does the writing and there is the self who does things.” The Lady in the Van is a story about the self who, however reluctantly, does things—in Bennett’s case, opening his door (or at least his driveway) to Miss Mary Shepherd (Dame Maggie Smith, Quartet), an ornery, impolite, and bullying homeless woman who claims to take advice from the Virgin Mary. Despite his private nature, Bennett takes pity on the elderly woman and agrees to let her park her rundown van on his property for three months. It is likely, however, that curiosity has as much to do with Bennett’s decision as does charity. Where did Miss Shepherd find this van? Where did she learn French? And who is the strange man (Jim Broadbent, Brooklyn, Le Week-End, The Iron Lady) who keeps coming round in the middle of the night? While the questions are many, Bennett has plenty of time to discover the answers to them, as Miss Shepherd tests the limits of his hospitality by stretching the original three-month stay into 15 years.

    Directed by veteran Nicholas Hytner (The History Boys), The Lady in the Van is a playful, inventive, and relentlessly funny film that reminds us of the value of taking a chance on strangers—and of the long road that gradually turns strangers into friends.

    "A wonderful Maggie Smith plays all this dead straight, poker-faced for maximum laughs. It’s a peppery, unsentimental performance. She’s hysterically funny, till she’s not—flooring you as the regret and tragedy behind Miss Shepherd’s vagabond life is revealed." (Cath Clarke, Time Out London)

    "Unshowy to a fault, Hytner delivers a fine, moving comedy of English manners between a writer and his eccentric tenant, which slowly deepens into an exploration of human bonds." (Ian Nathan, Empire)

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  • CINEMA
    The Lady in the Van
    Monday March 28, 7:00p–8:44p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $9

    Based on Alan Bennett’s memoir and hit West End play, this brilliantly witty, “mostly true” story chronicles an unlikely friendship between a writer and an elderly eccentric.

    “The writer is double,” playwright Alan Bennett (Alex Jennings, Belle, The Queen) explains early in the film: “There is the self who does the writing and there is the self who does things.” The Lady in the Van is a story about the self who, however reluctantly, does things—in Bennett’s case, opening his door (or at least his driveway) to Miss Mary Shepherd (Dame Maggie Smith, Quartet), an ornery, impolite, and bullying homeless woman who claims to take advice from the Virgin Mary. Despite his private nature, Bennett takes pity on the elderly woman and agrees to let her park her rundown van on his property for three months. It is likely, however, that curiosity has as much to do with Bennett’s decision as does charity. Where did Miss Shepherd find this van? Where did she learn French? And who is the strange man (Jim Broadbent, Brooklyn, Le Week-End, The Iron Lady) who keeps coming round in the middle of the night? While the questions are many, Bennett has plenty of time to discover the answers to them, as Miss Shepherd tests the limits of his hospitality by stretching the original three-month stay into 15 years.

    Directed by veteran Nicholas Hytner (The History Boys), The Lady in the Van is a playful, inventive, and relentlessly funny film that reminds us of the value of taking a chance on strangers—and of the long road that gradually turns strangers into friends.

    "A wonderful Maggie Smith plays all this dead straight, poker-faced for maximum laughs. It’s a peppery, unsentimental performance. She’s hysterically funny, till she’s not—flooring you as the regret and tragedy behind Miss Shepherd’s vagabond life is revealed." (Cath Clarke, Time Out London)

    "Unshowy to a fault, Hytner delivers a fine, moving comedy of English manners between a writer and his eccentric tenant, which slowly deepens into an exploration of human bonds." (Ian Nathan, Empire)

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  • CINEMA
    Hitchcock/Truffaut
    Wednesday March 30, 7:00p–8:20p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
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    Cost: $9

    In 1962, the French director François Truffaut conducted a week-long interview with Alfred Hitchcock, going through the Master’s career film by film. The resulting book, Hitchcock/Truffaut, remains one of the most influential cinema publications ever written, and was a project of lasting importance for Truffaut: 17 years after the book’s first publication in 1967 and just before his own untimely death, he went back and prepared an updated edition. This documentary by director Kent Jones—a multi-hyphenated talent who serves as Director of Programming for the New York Film Festival, works on film preservation with the World Cinema Project, and writes for Film Comment and other publications—deepens the legacy of the project, bringing in contemporary directors to discuss the galvanizing effects of both Truffaut’s book and Hitchcock’s films.

    Hitchcock/Truffaut offers fascinating insights from such luminaries as Martin Scorsese (who dissects Hitchcock’s shot selection in The Wrong Man), Kiyoshi Kurosawa (who analyzes the famous Cary Grant-Ingrid Bergman kiss in Notorious) and David Fincher (who reflects on the perversions of Vertigo). Jones skillfully blends these observations with the original audio recordings of Hitchcock and Truffaut’s interviews, along with a generous helping of film clips, to create a dialogue across generations.

    Around the time of his interview with Truffaut, Hitchcock could see that film artistry was moving in new directions, and he wondered if he could adapt. Reflecting on both Hitchcock’s virtuosity and his limitations, while elaborating on Truffaut’s probing questions about suspense, dreams, religion, and film technique, Hitchcock/Truffaut gives us an invaluable look at a great artist who was always looking forward.

    "A masterful documentary about the Master of Suspense." (Matt Goldberg, collider.com)

    "A fascinating film." (Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian)

    "Hitchcock/Truffaut is of undeniable appeal to those with even a passing interest in the history of cinema. There’s nothing rarified about the air the project breathes, either – this features passionate people who have made their own iconic cinema talking about two giants of our film age with an enthusiasm which is infectious." (Fionnuala Halligan, Screen International)

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  • THEATRE
    Hangmen by Martin McDonagh
    Friday April 22, 7:00p–10:00p
    Presented by Just Us! Coffee Roasters Co-op
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $20

    Tickets: Available now at all Ticketpro outlets • Online at ticketpro.ca • By phone at 1-888-311-9090 • Home Hardware, Windsor • Cochrane’s Pharmasave, Wolfville • Wilsons Pharmasave, Kentville • Wilsons Pharmasave, Berwick • or at the door one hour before the show

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    Following a sell-out run at London’s Royal Court Theatre, Olivier and Academy Award® winner Martin McDonagh (The Pillowman, The Cripple of Inishmaan, In Bruges) returns to the West End with Matthew Dunster’s award-winning production of his deeply funny new play.
    In his small pub in the northern English town of Oldham, Harry (David Morrissey – The Walking Dead, State of Play) is something of a local celebrity. But what's the second-best hangman in England to do on the day they've abolished hanging?  
    Amongst the cub reporters and pub regulars dying to hear Harry’s reaction to the news, his old assistant Syd and the peculiar Mooney lurk with very different motives for their visit.

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