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April 30 - May 6

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May 7 - 13

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ALL UPCOMING EVENTS

  • CINEMA
    Bahubali The Conclusion
    Sunday April 30, 12:30p–3:15p
    Presented by Maritime Indian Movies
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $25 adults
    $10 children

    Tickets: BUY TICKETS ONLINE: CONTACT: SUMAN (306) 450-0512 & (902) 418-6046 EMAIL: latitudebox@gmail.com

    Buy Tickets Online

    When Shiva, the son of Bahubali, learns about his heritage, he begins to look for answers. His story is juxtaposed with past events that unfolded in the Mahishmati Kingdom.

    Bahubali 2: The Conclusion (In Telugu with English Subtitles) is an upcoming Indian epic historical fiction film directed by S. S. Rajamouli.

    Bahubali The Conclusion on YouTube

    Contact: latitudebox@gmail.com  |  9024186046

  • CINEMA
    Their Finest
    Sunday April 30, 4:00p–5:50p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $9

    Director Lone Scherfig (One Day, An Education) returns with this rousing romantic comedy about a group of filmmakers struggling to make an inspirational film to boost morale during the Blitz of London in World War II. Featuring a sterling British cast—including Gemma Arterton (Gemma Bovery), Bill Nighy (Pride) and Richard E. Grant (Jackie)—Their Finest is about boosting morale in a period of national—and personal—crisis.

    Catrin Cole (Arterton) is a "slop" scriptwriter, charged with bringing a female perspective to war films produced by the British Ministry of Information's Film Division. Her current project is a feature inspired by stories of British civilians rescuing soldiers after the retreat at Dunkirk. Catrin's artist husband looks down on her job, despite the fact that it is paying the rent. At least lead scenarist Tom Buckley (Sam Claflin) appreciates her efforts.

    While on location in Devon, Catrin begins to come into her own and earn the respect of her peers. She is the only crewperson that Ambrose Hilliard (Nighy), a past-his-prime yet nonetheless pompous actor, will talk to.

    Based on the novel Their Finest Hour and a Half by Lissa Evans, the film pops with witty banter and flows with lovely period detail. The characters are uniformly textured and the performances nuanced. Nighy is perfectly cast in his endearingly withering role, and Jeremy Irons turns up for a delicious cameo. It is, however, Arterton's show. She brings subtlety, intelligence, and a range of beautifully gauged emotions to Catrin, whose path to self-renewal is an inspiring example of a talented woman forging her place in the world.

    "The charming, rousing WWII romance Their Finest is a film that openly stumps for two causes: the value of women in the workplace, and the power of cinema to tell stories that people need to hear." (Noel Murray, The Playlist)

    "Their Finest is the sort of crowd-pleaser that knows the difference between satisfying its viewers and flattering them, all the while showcasing surprising performances from Gemma Aterton and Sam Claflin, and an entirely unsurprising one from Bill Nighy—a master scene-stealer pulling off yet another brazen heist." (Andrew Barker, Variety)

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

  • CINEMA
    Their Finest
    Sunday April 30, 7:00p–8:50p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $9

    Director Lone Scherfig (One Day, An Education) returns with this rousing romantic comedy about a group of filmmakers struggling to make an inspirational film to boost morale during the Blitz of London in World War II. Featuring a sterling British cast—including Gemma Arterton (Gemma Bovery), Bill Nighy (Pride) and Richard E. Grant (Jackie)—Their Finest is about boosting morale in a period of national—and personal—crisis.

    Catrin Cole (Arterton) is a "slop" scriptwriter, charged with bringing a female perspective to war films produced by the British Ministry of Information's Film Division. Her current project is a feature inspired by stories of British civilians rescuing soldiers after the retreat at Dunkirk. Catrin's artist husband looks down on her job, despite the fact that it is paying the rent. At least lead scenarist Tom Buckley (Sam Claflin) appreciates her efforts.

    While on location in Devon, Catrin begins to come into her own and earn the respect of her peers. She is the only crewperson that Ambrose Hilliard (Nighy), a past-his-prime yet nonetheless pompous actor, will talk to.

    Based on the novel Their Finest Hour and a Half by Lissa Evans, the film pops with witty banter and flows with lovely period detail. The characters are uniformly textured and the performances nuanced. Nighy is perfectly cast in his endearingly withering role, and Jeremy Irons turns up for a delicious cameo. It is, however, Arterton's show. She brings subtlety, intelligence, and a range of beautifully gauged emotions to Catrin, whose path to self-renewal is an inspiring example of a talented woman forging her place in the world.

    "The charming, rousing WWII romance Their Finest is a film that openly stumps for two causes: the value of women in the workplace, and the power of cinema to tell stories that people need to hear." (Noel Murray, The Playlist)

    "Their Finest is the sort of crowd-pleaser that knows the difference between satisfying its viewers and flattering them, all the while showcasing surprising performances from Gemma Aterton and Sam Claflin, and an entirely unsurprising one from Bill Nighy—a master scene-stealer pulling off yet another brazen heist." (Andrew Barker, Variety)

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

  • CINEMA
    Bahubali The Conclusion
    Sunday April 30, 9:30p–12:15p
    Presented by Maritime Indian Movies
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $15 adults
    $10 children

    Tickets: BUY TICKETS ONLINE: CONTACT: SUMAN (306) 450-0512 & (902) 418-6046 EMAIL: latitudebox@gmail.com

    Buy Tickets Online

    When Shiva, the son of Bahubali, learns about his heritage, he begins to look for answers. His story is juxtaposed with past events that unfolded in the Mahishmati Kingdom.

    Bahubali 2: The Conclusion (In Hindi with English Subtitles) is an upcoming Indian epic historical fiction film directed by S. S. Rajamouli.

    Bahubali The Conclusion on YouTube

    Contact: latitudebox@gmail.com  |  9024186046

  • CINEMA
    Bahubali The Conclusion
    Monday May 1, 6:30p–9:15p
    Presented by Maritime Indian Movies
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $15 adults
    $10 children

    Tickets: BUY TICKETS ONLINE: CONTACT: SUMAN (306) 450-0512 & (902) 418-6046 EMAIL: latitudebox@gmail.com

    Buy Tickets Online

    When Shiva, the son of Bahubali, learns about his heritage, he begins to look for answers. His story is juxtaposed with past events that unfolded in the Mahishmati Kingdom.

    Bahubali 2: The Conclusion (In Hindi with English Subtitles) is an upcoming Indian epic historical fiction film directed by S. S. Rajamouli.
    BUY TICKETS ONLINE after April 19:
    http://buytickets.at/hindi

    Bahubali The Conclusion on YouTube

    Contact: latitudebox@gmail.com  |  9024186046

  • CINEMA
    Bahubali The Conclusion
    Tuesday May 2, 6:30p–9:15p
    Presented by Maritime Indian Movies
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $15 adults
    $10 children

    Tickets: BUY TICKETS ONLINE: CONTACT: SUMAN (306) 450-0512 & (902) 418-6046 EMAIL: latitudebox@gmail.com

    Buy Tickets Online

    When Shiva, the son of Bahubali, learns about his heritage, he begins to look for answers. His story is juxtaposed with past events that unfolded in the Mahishmati Kingdom.

    Bahubali 2: The Conclusion (In Hindi with English Subtitles) is an upcoming Indian epic historical fiction film directed by S. S. Rajamouli.
    BUY TICKETS ONLINE after April 19:
    http://buytickets.at/hindi

    Bahubali The Conclusion on YouTube

    Contact: latitudebox@gmail.com  |  9024186046

  • CINEMA
    Kedi
    Wednesday May 3, 7:00p–8:20p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $9

    Hundreds of thousands of cats roam the metropolis of Istanbul freely. For thousands of years they have wandered in and out of people’s lives, becoming an essential part of the communities that make the city so rich. Claiming no owners, these cats live between two worlds, neither wild nor tame. Yet, their existence is deeply intertwined with the lives of their human counterparts, who see themselves as guardians, rather than owners, of their four-legged friends. The word "kedi" literally translates as "cat" and in Turkish culture it is understood that caring for these animals is a social and religious obligation.

    Ceyda Torun’s delectable film uses specially crafted camera rigs and an extreme measure of observational patience, to capture all of the hard-to-reach places where cats go and offers an absorbing cat’s-eye view of the colours, textures and pace of modern Istanbul. There is an estimated ratio of one-cat-per-person in Istanbul and, if Kedi is any indication, not one has ever gone unloved. However, Turkish cats are faced with the same problems of gentrification and loss of green space that most major cities’ inhabitants are experiencing.

    Critics agree this cat documentary will charm its way into your heart and home as you fall in love with the cats of Istanbul.

    "I am a cat owner, I admit, but even I was surprised at the power of Kedi. Where did all that emotion come from? It's because what Torun really captures in her unexpectedly powerful film is kindness in its purest form." (Sheila O'Malley, RogerEbert.com)

    "[A] splendidly graceful and quietly magical documentary." (Joe Leydon, Variety)

    "Delightful and visually splendid." (Stephanie Zacharek, Time)

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

  • CINEMA
    Bahubali The Conclusion
    Wednesday May 3, 9:00p–11:45p
    Presented by Maritime Indian Movies
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $15 adults
    $10 children

    Tickets: BUY TICKETS ONLINE: CONTACT: SUMAN (306) 450-0512 & (902) 418-6046 EMAIL: latitudebox@gmail.com

    Buy Tickets Online

    When Shiva, the son of Bahubali, learns about his heritage, he begins to look for answers. His story is juxtaposed with past events that unfolded in the Mahishmati Kingdom.

    Bahubali 2: The Conclusion (In Hindi with English Subtitles) is an upcoming Indian epic historical fiction film directed by S. S. Rajamouli.
    BUY TICKETS ONLINE after April 19:
    http://buytickets.at/hindi

    Bahubali The Conclusion on YouTube

    Contact: latitudebox@gmail.com  |  9024186046

  • CINEMA
    Bahubali The Conclusion
    Thursday May 4, 6:30p–9:15p
    Presented by Maritime Indian Movies
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $15 adults
    $10 children

    Tickets: BUY TICKETS ONLINE: CONTACT: SUMAN (306) 450-0512 & (902) 418-6046 EMAIL: latitudebox@gmail.com

    Buy Tickets Online

    When Shiva, the son of Bahubali, learns about his heritage, he begins to look for answers. His story is juxtaposed with past events that unfolded in the Mahishmati Kingdom.

    Bahubali 2: The Conclusion (In Hindi with English Subtitles) is an upcoming Indian epic historical fiction film directed by S. S. Rajamouli.

    Bahubali The Conclusion on YouTube

    Contact: latitudebox@gmail.com  |  9024186046

  • CINEMA
    Bahubali The Conclusion
    Friday May 5, 3:00p–5:45p
    Presented by Maritime Indian Movies
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $15 adults
    $10 children

    Tickets: BUY TICKETS ONLINE: CONTACT: SUMAN (306) 450-0512 & (902) 418-6046 EMAIL: latitudebox@gmail.com

    Buy Tickets Online

    When Shiva, the son of Bahubali, learns about his heritage, he begins to look for answers. His story is juxtaposed with past events that unfolded in the Mahishmati Kingdom.

    Bahubali 2: The Conclusion (In Hindi with English Subtitles) is an upcoming Indian epic historical fiction film directed by S. S. Rajamouli.
    BUY TICKETS ONLINE after April 19:
    http://buytickets.at/hindi

    Bahubali The Conclusion on YouTube

    Contact: latitudebox@gmail.com  |  9024186046

  • THEATRE
    Hedda Gabler by Henrik Ibsen
    Friday May 5, 7:00p–9:40p
    Presented by Just Us! Coffee Roasters Co-op
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $20 - tickets only available at the door

    “I’ve no talent for life.”

    Just married. Buried alive. Hedda longs to be free...

    Hedda and Tesman have just returned from their honeymoon and the relationship is already in trouble. Trapped but determined, Hedda tries to control those around her, only to see her own world unravel.

    Contact: kathy@justuscoffee.com

  • CINEMA
    Bahubali The Conclusion
    Saturday May 6, 1:00p–3:45p
    Presented by Maritime Indian Movies
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $15 adults
    $10 children

    Tickets: BUY TICKETS ONLINE: CONTACT: SUMAN (306) 450-0512 & (902) 418-6046 EMAIL: latitudebox@gmail.com

    Buy Tickets Online

    When Shiva, the son of Bahubali, learns about his heritage, he begins to look for answers. His story is juxtaposed with past events that unfolded in the Mahishmati Kingdom.

    Bahubali 2: The Conclusion (In Hindi with English Subtitles) is an upcoming Indian epic historical fiction film directed by S. S. Rajamouli.

    Bahubali The Conclusion on YouTube

    Contact: latitudebox@gmail.com  |  9024186046

  • MUSIC
    Valley Vibrations CD Release
    Saturday May 6, 8:00p–10:00p
    Presented by Andy Flinn Music
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Big Band!

    Tickets: Box of Delights Bookshop, Andy Flinn,

    Buy Tickets Online

    Andy Flinn recorded a ska/reggae album at the Hupman Brothers studio. There was Caleb Miles on guitar, Cailun Campbell on bass, Michael Arbou on drums, Brett Hepburn on trombone, Corey McBride on saxophone and Lemuel Johnson on Trumpet. On the CD you'll hear the voices of Jenny and Meagan Osburn and Rebecca MacDonald as well. The show is expected to be a rollicking fun time!!!

    Contact: countinn@gmail.com  |  6473353678

  • CINEMA
    Bahubali The Conclusion
    Sunday May 7, 3:00p–5:45p
    Presented by Maritime Indian Movies
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $15 adults
    $10 children

    Tickets: BUY TICKETS ONLINE: CONTACT: SUMAN (306) 450-0512 & (902) 418-6046 EMAIL: latitudebox@gmail.com

    Buy Tickets Online

    When Shiva, the son of Bahubali, learns about his heritage, he begins to look for answers. His story is juxtaposed with past events that unfolded in the Mahishmati Kingdom.

    Bahubali 2: The Conclusion (In Hindi with English Subtitles) is an upcoming Indian epic historical fiction film directed by S. S. Rajamouli.
    BUY TICKETS ONLINE after April 19:
    http://buytickets.at/hindi

    Bahubali The Conclusion on YouTube

    Contact: latitudebox@gmail.com  |  9024186046

  • CINEMA
    The Salesman
    Sunday May 7, 7:00p–9:05p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $9

    With their Tehran apartment block on the brink of collapse, Emad (Shahab Hosseini, A Separation) and Rana (Taraneh Alidoosti) are obliged to move into a shabby nearby flat. Soon, an unfriendly visitor comes calling and there is an eruption of violence. Before we can get our bearings, Academy Award-winning Iranian director Asghar Farhadi (A Separation, The Past) has us unnerved and locked in an elegantly rendered realm of simmering domestic tension.

    Following The Salesman’s initial traumatic events, things turn strange and tense between husband and wife. Feeling vengeful and confused, Emad plays detective, while rattled Rana gives him mysteriously mixed signals. Meanwhile, the two are performing as Willy and Linda Loman in an amateur production of Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman and their onstage roles begin to resonate with their fractured lives in beguiling ways.

    Farhadi 's subtle control of camera placement and rhythm and his special gift for drawing nuanced performances from his actors are key elements of his directorial signature. But so much of his singular talent can be found in the structuring of his scripts, which draw us in, turn the screws and leave us breathless.

    He rose to international prominence after A Separation became the first Iranian film to win the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film; with The Salesman he managed to repeat the honour this year.

    "Farhadi remains a master of pace and tension, slowly upping the stakes in an unsettling narrative fuelled by a lingering sense of powerlessness, paranoia and the possibility that you never entirely know the person you love." (Allan Hunter, Screen International)

    "By the film’s shattering end, you’ll feel the spirit of Arthur Miller, one of the great dramatists of the 20th century, reaching across the transom to touch one of the great dramatists of the 21st." (Joe McGovern, Entertainment Weekly)

    "With exquisite patience and attention to detail, Asghar Farhadi, the writer and director, builds a solid and suspenseful plot out of ordinary incidents, and packs it with rich and resonant ideas." (A.O. Scott, The New York Times)

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

  • THEATRE
    Rumours
    Thursday May 11, 7:30p–10:00p
    Presented by Edalene Theatre
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: Tickets are $14 for students under 16, $17 for adults and $60 for a group of four. Contact Kerri Leier at kerri@edalenetheatre.ca for more info or purchase tickets at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/rumours-a-musical-tickets-31936379571?aff=es2

    In the sleepy town of Fleetwood, everyone knows everyone else-and everyone is into everyone's business. Especially at Fleetwood High. Edalene Theatre presents "Rumours", a new musical about the real dangers of rumours and "false news" featuring the music of Fleetwood Mac. Directed by Kerri Leier, with musical direction by Acadia's own Mairi Demmings and choreography by Anya denHartog, Rumours features a talented local cast who will entertain, provoke and move you.

    Contact Kerri Leier at kerri@edalenetheatre.ca for more info or purchase tickets at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/rumours-a-musical-tickets-31936379571?aff=es2

    Contact: kerri@edalenetheatre.ca  |  902-799-9009

  • MUSIC
    Rumours
    Friday May 12, 7:30p–10:00p
    Presented by Edalene Theatre
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: Tickets are $14 for students under 16, $17 for adults and $60 for a group of four. Contact Kerri Leier at kerri@edalenetheatre.ca for more info or purchase tickets at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/rumours-a-musical-tickets-31936379571?aff=es2

    In the sleepy town of Fleetwood, everyone knows everyone else-and everyone is into everyone's business. Especially at Fleetwood High. Edalene Theatre presents "Rumours", a new musical about the real dangers of rumours and "false news" featuring the music of Fleetwood Mac. Directed by Kerri Leier, with musical direction by Acadia's own Mairi Demmings and choreography by Anya denHartog, Rumours features a talented local cast who will entertain, provoke and move you.

    Contact Kerri Leier at kerri@edalenetheatre.ca for more info or purchase tickets at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/rumours-a-musical-tickets-31936379571?aff=es2

    Contact: kerri@edalenetheatre.ca  |  902-799-9009

  • THEATRE
    Rumours
    Saturday May 13, 2:00p–4:30p
    Presented by Edalene Theatre
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: Tickets are $14 for students under 16, $17 for adults and $60 for a group of four. Contact Kerri Leier at kerri@edalenetheatre.ca for more info or purchase tickets at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/rumours-a-musical-tickets-31936379571?aff=es2

    In the sleepy town of Fleetwood, everyone knows everyone else-and everyone is into everyone's business. Especially at Fleetwood High. Edalene Theatre presents "Rumours", a new musical about the real dangers of rumours and "false news" featuring the music of Fleetwood Mac. Directed by Kerri Leier, with musical direction by Acadia's own Mairi Demmings and choreography by Anya denHartog, Rumours features a talented local cast who will entertain, provoke and move you.

    Contact Kerri Leier at kerri@edalenetheatre.ca for more info or purchase tickets at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/rumours-a-musical-tickets-31936379571?aff=es2

    Contact: kerri@edalenetheatre.ca  |  902-799-9009

  • THEATRE
    Rumours
    Saturday May 13, 7:30p–10:00p
    Presented by Edalene Theatre
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: Tickets are $14 for students under 16, $17 for adults and $60 for a group of four. Contact Kerri Leier at kerri@edalenetheatre.ca for more info or purchase tickets at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/rumours-a-musical-tickets-31936379571?aff=es2

    In the sleepy town of Fleetwood, everyone knows everyone else-and everyone is into everyone's business. Especially at Fleetwood High. Edalene Theatre presents "Rumours", a new musical about the real dangers of rumours and "false news" featuring the music of Fleetwood Mac. Directed by Kerri Leier, with musical direction by Acadia's own Mairi Demmings and choreography by Anya denHartog, Rumours features a talented local cast who will entertain, provoke and move you.

    Contact Kerri Leier at kerri@edalenetheatre.ca for more info or purchase tickets at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/rumours-a-musical-tickets-31936379571?aff=es2

    Contact: kerri@edalenetheatre.ca  |  902-799-9009

  • CINEMA
    Jean of the Joneses
    Sunday May 14, 7:00p–8:22p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $9

    Writer-director Stella Meghie's Jean of the Joneses is a savvy comedy exploring three generations of vibrant and unforgettable women in the Jones family.

    To say that Jean (Taylour Paige) is at a crossroads would be putting it kindly—she really does not know which way she is headed. A vista of unappealing career prospects opens before her and her latest relationship has just unceremoniously ended. Chronically self-analyzing, she often hangs out with her two aunts, mother, and grandmother Daphne (Michelle Hurst, Frances Ha). The women’s routine of lively dinners at Daphne’s brownstone, is interrupted when the estranged patriarch of the family literally dies on their doorstep.

    Ray (Mamoudou Athie), the paramedic who responds to their 911 call, falls fast for the acerbic Jean. The feeling is more or less mutual but their potential romance will have to take a back seat to the chaos leading up to the funeral. In a series of sometimes harsh, always-spirited discussions—fuelled by a complex family history, and occasionally a few drinks—the women will do their best to figure themselves out and to understand each other.

    Meghie’s feature debut takes the multigenerational family comedy into clever new territory. The Jones women are thoughtful, honest, and exceptionally funny and Jean of the Joneses observes them all with infectious affection. Moving to a sprightly jazz soundtrack by pianist Robi Botos, and exhibiting an irresistible energy, this is one of the best-written and most entertaining films of the year.

    "If Jean of the Joneses feels fresher than most multigenerational ensemble dramedies, credit not only the relative novelty of an all-black, mostly female cast, but also writer-director Stella Meghie’s talent for suggesting the invisible bonds that unite her characters, despite their many disagreements and (in some cases) general disagreeability." (Justin Chang, Variety)

    "Introducing both a fresh new voice and a fresh new face to independent filmmaking, Jean of the Joneses is a crisply urbane comedy from first-time writer-director Stella Meghie, boasting a sparkling lead performance by Taylour Paige." (Michael Rechtshaffen, Hollywood Reporter)

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

  • CINEMA
    Don’t Blink: Robert Frank
    Wednesday May 17, 7:00p–8:22p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $9

    Even Robert Frank’s friends will tell you that he is difficult.

    One of the most influential figures in the worlds of photography and independent filmmaking, Frank has never been easily approachable. For over six decades he has held steadfast to a singular vision and earned widespread acclaim without forsaking his outsider status. At age 91, he continues producing photography books, making intimate videos and enjoying the company of his tight circle of friends.

    A Swiss expatriate who moves between NYC and Nova Scotia, Frank’s photos, films and texts are imbued with a profoundly poetic, deeply introspective sensibility. He is a cult figure whose ties to the Beat Generation and Rolling Stones earned him both respect and a certain infamy.

    Most celebrated for his seminal photo book The Americans and the landmark independent film Pull My Daisy, Frank has spent his career ignoring aesthetic and cultural boundaries. Frank’s multi-layered life and work are largely inseparable, and he has never been ready to let someone tell his story until Don’t Blink directed by Laura Israel, his longtime film and video editor.

    Their years of collaboration have resulted in a rare working relationship built on intuition and mutual trust. Don't Blink follows Frank from his early family life in Switzerland to his reluctance to embrace celebrity status in New York to his eventual quest for solitude in a remote corner of Nova Scotia.

    A series of personal tragedies pushed Frank to painfully explore complex feelings about family and friends, memory and loss, acceptance of change and loneliness. Don't Blink offers audiences revelatory insight into the intricacies of his photos, films and personal history while artfully revealing Robert Frank’s complex life story.

    "Don’t Blink is the rare documentary both vague enough to whet your appetite and specific enough to imbue a sense of kinship with its subject, like an old friend from camp you haven’t seen in decades. Like Frank himself, the film chugs ever forward as an elaborate, chaotic, grumpy, optimistic mess." (Jacob Oller, The Film Stage)

    "Rather than being a film about an artist, it's an attempt to show us what it's like to actually be an artist." (Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times)

    "You leave with a vivid sense of the man's living presence and a reasonably thorough account of his life, work and associations. Given the sheer volume and variety of the work in question, this is an impressive achievement." (A.O. Scott, The New York Times)

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

  • CINEMA
    Quand on a 17 ans (Being 17)
    Sunday May 21, 7:00p–8:56p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $9

    Restless teenagers Damien (Kacey Mottet Klein) and Thomas (Corentin Fila) are classmates in rural France, although neither one likes the other and they engage in round after round of angry schoolyard fisticuffs. Damien is a poet who wants to muscle up, and takes self-defence classes as an extra-curricular. Thomas is a bi-racial son of adoptive parents who treks an hour through the mountainous countryside to get to school every day.

    When the 17-year-old loners end up living under the same roof after Thomas’s mother has to go to the hospital, both boys realize they may be hiding something: a desire for the other.

    The new drama from French auteur André Téchiné is most impactful in the small moments between the two male leads. The filmmaker trusts that Klein and Fila can dig into these complicated teens. We slowly begin to register a lust, initially shown in measured ways that soon become harder for the characters to repress. It is not at all a surprise when we realize how deep these emotions run, a testament to the ability of the young actors.

    Téchiné has a masterful grip on both young stars and the film’s boundless rural setting. Taking place against the mountainous French Pyrenees, a space of frequently shifting temperatures and seasons, Being 17 beautifully evokes the drastic changes befitting its protagonists. Cinematographer Julien Hirsch captures the grandeur of the space, letting the fog and snow work as metaphors for the confusion of the characters. The screenwriters also give Damien and Thomas room to explore themselves in this wild environment, without the need to utter words.

    "The movie is not really about deciding whether you’re gay or straight—those terms are never spoken. It’s about the chemistry of two people at a moment in time." (Stephen Holden, The New York Times)

    "A richly observed coming-of-age drama about two teenage boys who are drawn to each other with a complicated mix of attraction, repulsion, tenderness, and aggression." (Tirdad Dirakhshani, Philadelphia Inquirer)

    "Co-scripted by Céline Sciamma, director of Water Lilies and Girlhood, Being 17 manifestly benefits from her insight into the problems of young people searching for their social and sexual identities; this, combined with Téchiné’s controlled vision and superb direction of actors, makes the new film a quietly potent proposition." (Jonathan Romney, Screen International)

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

  • THEATRE
    The West Woods
    Tuesday May 23, 7:30p–8:45p
    Presented by Mulgrave Road Theatre
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: Donation

    Written by Tara Reddick
    Directed by Emmy Alcorn

    Set in 1968, The West Woods is a new play inspired by a rural Black community in Guysborough County during a time of social change and upheaval. It focuses on the Clarke Family, and challenges the traditional expectations of rural Black women.

    Cast

    Micha Cromwell ~ Mariah Inger ~ Alexandra Laferrière ~ Nathan Simmons

    Technical Director ~ Garrett Barker
    Stage Manager ~ June Zinck
    Apprentice Stage Manager ~ Olivia McGinn

    Designers

    Lights: Garrett Barker
    Sound: Emmy Alcorn & Garrett Barker
    Costumes: D’Arcy Morris-Poultney
    Set: Tanner Welsh

    Contact: admin@mulgraveroad.ca  |  902-533-2092

  • THEATRE
    Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare
    Friday May 26, 7:00p
    Presented by Just Us! Coffee Roasters Co-op
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $20 - tickets only available at the door on the night of the show

    A ship is wrecked on the rocks. Viola is washed ashore but her twin brother Sebastian is lost. Determined to survive on her own, she steps out to explore a new land. So begins a whirlwind of mistaken identity and unrequited love. 
    Nearby, the households of Olivia and Orsino are overrun with passion. Even Olivia's upright housekeeper Malvolia is swept up in the madness. Where music is the food of love, and nobody is quite what they seem, anything proves possible. 

    Contact: kathy@justuscoffee.com  |  (902) 697-4231

  • CINEMA
    The Zookeeper’s Wife
    Sunday May 28, 7:00p–9:04p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $9

    "Adapted from Diane Ackerman’s book of the same name, Niki Caro's latest film relays the remarkable true story of Antonina (Jessica Chastain, The Tree of Life, Take Shelter) and Jan Żabiński (Johan Heldenbergh, The Brand New Testament), the kind-hearted goyim who ran the Warsaw Zoo during the Nazi occupation and spared some love for every species of guest whom they invited onto their sprawling property.

    Antonina, a regal sort of woman who assumes a different, more domestic kind of heroism than we are used to seeing in films about the resistance, is depicted as being particularly protective of all God’s creatures. Blessed with a maternal streak as fierce as mother nature’s itself, Antonina lets a lion cub sleep beside her young son, Ryszard, she lets a skunk move in to her bedroom, and—in an incredible first act sequence that vividly establishes her empathetic spirit—she even helps revive a suffocating baby elephant.

    So when the calendar flips to 1939 and the Germans swarm into Poland, leveling much of the Warsaw Zoo in a surreal scene that sends camels and tigers wandering through the metropolitan streets, Mr. and Mrs. Żabiński immediately default to the defense of life. Together, with the help of a loyal groundskeeper (Michael McElhatton, Albert Nobbs), Jan and Antonina secretly begin transforming their shattered menagerie into a vital way station in the city’s underground railroad.

    Their system is as brilliant as it is simple: Jan drives his truck into the ghetto under the pretense of collecting garbage to feed the pigs he’s farming for the Nazis, and he drives his truck out of the ghetto with as many stowaways as he can fit under the heaps of trash in his cargo. Antonina takes over from there, funneling the fugitive children out of the city through the labyrinth of tunnels that slither beneath the house, and dyeing her female guests blonde so that she can pass them off in broad daylight. The Nazi soldiers stationed at the zoo are completely oblivious to what’s going on right below their noses—not even Lutz Heck (Daniel Brühl, Ladies in Lavender), the horny mad scientist who leverages his status as Hitler’s favorite zoologist to sexually threaten Antonina—has the slightest idea that his crush is cucking him with basic decency.

    And decency, in its raw, instinctive form, is ultimately what earns The Zookeeper’s Wife a place in the self-conflicted canon of Holocaust cinema. One of those lush, handsomely shot historical dramas where everyone speaks heavily accented English instead of the characters’ native tongue, Caro’s film may come to feel like an unlikely cross between We Bought a Zoo and Schindler’s List, but it vibes on a wavelength all its own because of how completely it shirks the matter of a moral awakening. Antonina isn’t some lecherous capitalist who needs to learn the value of human life, she’s just a human who finds herself living through some decidedly inhumane times—the Holocaust doesn’t change her, it just strengthens her resolve. A fundamental sense of empathy may not be especially cinematic, but that’s no reason to ignore it (and Chastain, who strikes a wonderful balance with Heldenbergh, is masterful at expressing stoicism without ever tipping into sanctimony). Compassion, Antonina’s experience remembers for us, is always heroic." (David Ehrlich, IndieWire)

    "There’s something powerful to be read into every action, line, and image. Subtle yet striking, this is a film that is filled with the power of exquisitely executed storytelling." (Chelsey Grasso, The Film Stage)

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

  • CINEMA
    Fences
    Sunday June 4, 7:00p–9:19p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $9

    Denzel Washington directs and stars in this powerful screen version of August Wilson’s 1983 play about an unhappy working-class African-American family in 1950s Pittsburgh.

    "Patriarch Troy Maxson (Washington, The Great Debaters) is a garbage collector who once had a shot at sports stardom in the Negro League. After that, he never got the right breaks because of segregation and ended up serving prison time for murder in self-defense. Concealing his deep rage behind a bombastic, boisterous, hard-drinking demeanor that keeps his friends bemused and wondering what he’ll do next, Troy has some dark secrets festering inside. Troy’s wife Rose (Viola Davis who received the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her role; Doubt) has stood by him through the highs and lows of his disappointing life for 18 years of a marriage that is beginning to show cracks in the marble. Now, their teenage son Cory (Jovan Adepo) is in line for a football scholarship, which annoys Troy so much that it brings out the inner furies and regrets he’s been hiding through the years.

    Troy not only wants to prevent his son from becoming the same kind of failed athlete he once was, but he’s also keeping a secret from Rose—a mistress who is about to give birth to his illegitimate child. Tensions mount, personalities clash, and when the loyal, long-suffering Rose finally explodes, the screen trembles with her passion.

    In the best ensemble work of the year, other characters who roam in and out of the Maxson house are Lyons (Russell Hornsby), Troy’s 34-year-old son from a former relationship, a musician who badly needs financial help for his own family; Troy’s brain-damaged brother Gabe (Mykelti Williamson), a World War II veteran with a metal blade in his head; and Bono (Stephen McKinley Henderson, Manchester by the Sea), the loyal buddy who listens tirelessly to Troy’s jokes and tirades and seems to be a permanent fixture at Rose’s dinner table.

    The glue-all that keeps them together is the confident star, in one of the most demanding and triumphant roles of his career. The action centers on the house and backyard, where he bullies everyone around and spends his spare time building a fence to close off the outside world. The fence is a metaphor for all the fences that surround every character in August Wilson’s world. After years of procrastination, if the fence is ever completed, Wilson implies the other fences will mend themselves." (Rex Reed, New York Observer)

    "Denzel Washington delivers a leo­nine, devouringly powerful performance as one of American theater’s most imposing patriarchs in Fences, a classic of contemporary dramatic literature that has finally received a respectful, often stirring, adaptation for the screen." (Ann Hornaday, The Washington Post)

    "Though every performance is splendid, it's Washington and Davis who create a mesmerizing symphony of emotion, finding both love and tragedy in every look, every line." (Moira Macdonald, The Seattle Times)

    "Washington delivers not only one of the year's best performances, but one of the best self-directed performances in cinema history." (Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle)

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

  • MUSIC
    Ian Janes 'Yes Man' Album Release Show
    Saturday June 10, 8:00p
    Presented by Ian Janes
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $20 advance
    $22 at the door

    Tickets: The Box of Delights Bookshop

    Buy Tickets Online

    Valley native Ian Janes finishes off his ‘Yes Man’ album release tour with a concert at the Whittle with his quartet.

    A confident, and soulful record, Yes Man creatively mixes Ian’s deepest influences and experiences. It is a combination of singularly written songs, as well as collaborations with other great writers from across North America. The album includes co-writes with Andy Stochansky (Goo Goo Dolls, Ani DiFranco, Shannon Noll), Jamie Hartman (Joss Stone, James Bay, Christina Aguilera) Lee Ann and Daryl Burgess (Irma Thomas, Colin James, Patty Loveless) and iconic Canadian songwriter, Joel Plaskett.

    Ian has also been keeping busy writing songs for other artists. In March his song 'Can’t Remember Never Loving You', co-written with Byron Hill (George Strait, Ray Charles, Alabama), was featured prominently in the mid-season finale of the popular TV show "Nashville" (see video link below).

    Ian Janes 'Yes Man' Album Release Show on YouTube

    Contact: ian@ianjanes.com  |  (902) 463-6292

  • CINEMA
    Neruda
    Sunday June 11, 7:00p–8:48p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $9

    The eventful and unorthodox life of the Nobel Prize–winning poet, politician, committed communist, unapologetic hedonist and Chilean cultural icon Pablo Neruda provides plentiful territory for cinematic exploration. The poet's early-1950s exile in Procida previously inspired Michael Radford's Il Postino, a fictionalized story about Neruda's relationship with a local postman that left few cinemagoers dry-eyed. Now, Pablo Larraín (Jackie, No), Chile's most inventive and provocative contemporary filmmaker, takes a wholly unique approach to his famous countryman's life and work with Neruda, which is set during the poet's sojourn underground in the late 1940s.

    Following the Chilean president's outlawing of communism in 1948, Neruda (Luis Gnecco, No) and his artist wife Delia (Mercedes Morán, The Motorcycle Diaries) are forced into hiding. While the mundanity of life on the run holds little charm for the cultured pair, this also proves to be a time of prolific output for the poet, as Neruda's ideologically charged poems rouse the people and give voice to the voiceless.

    Providing counterpoint to Neruda, Larraín introduces a second protagonist: an invented character named Óscar Peluchonneau (Gael García Bernal, No, Rosewater), an ambitious police inspector hoping to make a name for himself by capturing the celebrity fugitive. Larraín uses the cat-and-mouse game between these two adversaries to reflect on notions of identity and character, as Peluchonneau strives to escape from his fictional origins by tracking down the "real" Neruda.

    Elegant and beguiling, Neruda offers a (fittingly) Nerudian vision of its eponymous protagonist. It is a metafictional fable that blends historical recreation with literary and cinematic fabrication. Pushing the limits of filmic biography, Larraín offers a stimulating and sometimes startling rumination on the split that can exist between the person and the persona, the man and the artist.

    "Surprises always come at the end of Pablo Larraín’s films, when everything suddenly comes together and the audience sits in the cinema feeling both illuminated and floored. Neruda is no different, representing the director at his stunning best with a work of such cleverness and beauty, alongside such power, that it’s hard to know how to parcel out praise." (Jay Weissberg, Variety)

    "A dexterous, mischievous, almost incomprehensibly intelligent film that has such invention packed into every frame that the only real danger is overload, Neruda works most thrillingly as an effusive love letter to the very concept of fiction and all the ways it can set you free, written in lyrical but staccato meter, perhaps with a rose between the teeth." (Jessica Kiang, The Playlist)

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

  • MUSIC
    We Are Women
    Monday June 12, 7:30p–9:30p
    Presented by We Are Women
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $20 for Adults
    $15 for Students/Seniors

    WE ARE WOMEN is a show where three women bring us on a musical journey of the female experience through excerpts from the musical theatre repertoire of the past century. Their relationships as sisters, parents, children, friends and lovers carry us through questions and stories about love, marriage, envy, loss, passion for life, and womens’ desire for independence and recognition.
     
    Don’t miss this thrilling and poignant cabaret show with soprano Suzanne Rigden, mezzo-soprano Kristin Hoff and pianist Sarah Russell.

    All three artists live in Montreal, QC (although two are native maritimers) and have created this show to support local women's charities whilst connecting people and bringing awareness through song and community.

    Contact: info@suzannerigden.com  |  514-451-9748

  • THEATRE
    Peter Pan
    Friday June 16, 7:00p–9:30p
    Presented by Just Us! Coffee Roasters Co-op
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $20 - available at the door.

    All children, except one, grow up…

    When Peter Pan, leader of the Lost Boys, loses his shadow, headstrong Wendy helps him to reattach it. In return, she is invited to Neverland, where Tinker Bell, Tiger Lily and the vengeful Captain Hook await. A riot of magic, music and make-believe ensues.

    Contact: kathy@justuscoffee.com  |  (902) 697-4231

  • CINEMA
    Burn Your Maps
    Sunday June 18, 7:00p–8:42p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $9

    Based on a short story by Robyn Joy Leff, Burn Your Maps is an auspicious directorial debut for Jordan Roberts. It is a story filled with drama, humour, universal truths and Mongolian goats—lots of them.

    After suffering a terrible tragedy, married couple Alise (Vera Farmiga, The Boy in the Stripes Pajamas) and Connor (Marton Csokas) are trying very hard—and failing—to maintain family stability. When their eight-year-old son, Wes (Jacob Tremblay, Room), takes his school-project research on Mongolia very seriously, they are naturally supportive. But soon, Wes becomes convinced that he actually is a Mongolian goat herder and can even name the village where he belongs. Wes befriends Ismail (Suraj Sharma, Life of Pi), an Indian immigrant who accepts the child's assertion without question. The two of them decide that Wes must go to Mongolia and that Ismail will make a documentary about it.

    Disturbed by their son's obsession with his newly discovered identity, Alise and Connor are divided about how to respond. In a bid to heal herself by indulging her son, Alise agrees that the whole family will go to Mongolia in search of the village and Connor finally, reluctantly agrees. But getting to the steppes is just the first part of this family's unforgettable journey.

    Farmiga and Csokas bring all their considerable skills to this charming and moving adventure story. And Jacob Tremblay, who galvanized viewers in Room, is affecting and endearing as the young boy on a burning mission. Burn Your Maps is, appropriately enough, a story with many twists and turns, and it ventures into some still-uncharted territories of the heart.

    "Jacob Tremblay and Vera Farmiga (as his understanding mother) are irresistible in this strange tale of a young boy with goats on the brain." (Jordan Hoffman, The Guardian)

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

  • MUSIC
    ASHK World Music Concert
    Friday June 23, 8:00p–10:00p
    Presented by ASHK
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $20

    ASHK World Music Concert on YouTube

  • CINEMA
    Tommy’s Honour
    Sunday June 25, 7:00p–8:57p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $9

    As the widely acknowledged home of golf, Scotland holds a particular attraction for both professional and amateur players, who revere the region’s renowned courses and celebrate its pivotal place in the history of the sport. Central to that heritage are the names Tom Morris (known as Old Tom) and Tommy Morris (Young Tom), 19th century originators of the contemporary game’s most distinguishing features.

    Scottish director Jason Connery, himself an avid golfer, tells their story in this captivating and amusing period drama adapted from Kevin Cook’s 2007 book, Tommy's Honor: The Story of Old Tom Morris and Young Tom Morris, Golf's Founding Father and Son.

    Peter Mullan (Sunshine on Leith, Stone of Destiny) is perfectly cast as the ordered and loyal Old Tom Morris, the man who helped set up the Open Championship and went on to win it four times. He would become greenkeeper at the Royal and Ancient Club at St Andrews, where he established a club-making shop overlooking the 18th green, and where he hoped his son Tommy would follow in his respectful footsteps.

    However, Young Tommy (Jack Lowden, '71) has plans of his own. He sets out to become the "dashing young man of golf," challenging traditions, drawing spectators and becoming golf’s first touring pro. The conflicting views of Old Tom and Young Tom lead to an intense father-son rivalry both on the fairway and as a very public clash between tradition and innovation.

    "An engrossing and accessible celebration of the game’s modern origins, enhanced by striking locations and a standout cast, led by Scottish actors Peter Mullan and Jack Lowden. Outstanding production design, creative costuming and historically accurate locations enhance the overall authenticity of the film, which is buoyed throughout by Christian Henson’s lyrical score." (Justin Lowe, The Hollywood Reporter)

    "Although Tommy’s Honour has clearly been made by a golf obsessive who loves the links, it’s the rare sports biography that keeps its eye on the ball of character and milieu." (Ray Greene, TheWrap)

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

  • CINEMA
    Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer
    Sunday July 2, 7:00p–8:57p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $9

    Israeli-American writer-director Joseph Cedar possesses an extraordinary gift for telling stories of men vying for prestige in cloistered worlds. Footnote, which was nominated for an Academy Award, drew intrigue and Kafkaesque humour from a scenario involving a father-son rivalry in the highly secluded realm of Talmudic scholarship. With Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer, Cedar's wry gaze migrates to New York's network of fixers, connectors, and middlemen. This absorbing character study stars Richard Gere (I'm Not There) as Norman Oppenheimer, a seasoned "macher": a man who knows the right people and gets things done. Like a gambler or a thief, Norman's position is more vocation than profession, a confidence game requiring luck and a kind of societal sleight of hand.

    When an Israeli dignitary, Eshel (Lior Ashkenazi, Footnote), visits New York, Norman decides to make an impression by buying him some extremely expensive shoes. A gold-star connection is made, but three years later Eshel winds up becoming Israel's prime minister and is suddenly hugely inaccessible. Norman's circle begins asking him to write cheques he can no longer cash—and the fallout could destroy the reputation Norman has spent his life building.

    Gorgeously photographed and infused with Cedar's trademark poetics, Norman is a heady comic drama. Its supporting cast of Michael Sheen (Far from the Madding Crowd, Midnight in Paris), Charlotte Gainsbourg, Dan Stevens, Steve Buscemi and Isaach De Bankolé (Calvary) all tread the boards in Cedar's theatre of charisma. But this is ultimately Gere's show. We watch him perform his magic and are also invited to peek behind the curtain. Gere is somehow simultaneously seductive, vulnerable, and enigmatic—a profoundly satisfying balancing act, in the role of a lifetime.

    "Cedar impressively creates a complex and intricately detailed portrait of the web of political, financial, social and religious affiliations that has everything to do with how the world works... Gere presides over it all with an impressively self-effacing portrait of a man who, while you wouldn’t want to experience him in real life, remains fascinating onscreen from beginning to end." (Todd McCarthy, The Hollywood Reporter)

    "What’s best about the film is how Cedar and Gere have dreamed up a character who’s equally desperate and preternaturally ingratiating." (Tim Grierson, Screen International)

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

  • THEATRE
    Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead
    Friday July 7, 7:00p–9:30p
    Presented by Just Us! Coffee Roasters Co-op
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $20 - available at the door

    Daniel Radcliffe and David Haig star in the 50th anniversary of the play that made a young Tom Stoppard’s name overnight.
    Against the backdrop of Hamlet, two hapless minor characters, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, take centre stage.  As the young double act stumble their way in and out of the action of Shakespeare’s iconic drama, they become increasingly out of their depth as their version of the story unfolds. 
     

    Contact: kathy@justuscoffee.com  |  (902) 697-4231