2-Week Calendar

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February 26 - March 4

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  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
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  • Friday
  • Saturday

March 5 - 11

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  • Friday
  • Saturday

ALL UPCOMING EVENTS

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

    Cost: $9

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Cost: $9

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • CINEMA
    Academy Awards Ceremony
    Sunday February 26, 9:30p
    Presented by Acadia Cinema Co-op
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: Free

    It's Oscar night in Wolfville! Join us to watch the awards on the big screen live in HD. Pick your favorites, dish about the dresses, make bets on who will have the most political acceptance speeches!! Drool over one of the Ryans or flip over Emma's enormous eyes. Fun for everyone and it is free! Dress up or dress down! Spread the word and bring your friends. Stay for 30 minutes or all the way to the end!

    Academy Awards Ceremony on YouTube

    Contact: manager@alwhittletheatre.ca  |  9025423344

  • CINEMA
    Moonlight
    Wednesday March 1, 7:00p–8:50p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $9

    The second feature from acclaimed writer-director Barry Jenkins is an impeccably crafted study of African-American masculinity that follows its young protagonist from childhood to adulthood as he navigates the dangers of homophobia, drugs, and violence.

    Though his story begins in late-1980s Miami, Jenkins shuns the familiar neon-lit hot spots in favour of a neglected neighbourhood caught in the throes of a crack epidemic. Here we meet young Chiron. Bullied at school and beaten down by a harsh home life, Chiron finds solace and comfort in the love and pride promoted by his surrogate parents. Despite his small stature and taciturn nature, Chiron is a survivor, and, as he grows, it becomes clear that his real battle is not even on the streets. It is an internal one: reckoning with his complex love for his best friend.

    Presented in three acts, Moonlight takes Chiron from childhood (Alex Hibbert) to his teens (Ashton Sanders) to adulthood, but defies coming-of-age conventions. Instead, Jenkins immerses us in an atmospheric subjectivity, an impressionistic vision of Chiron’s psyche in which sensuality, pain, and unhealed wounds take centre stage with staggering power. Anchored by an unforgettable performance by emerging talent Trevante Rhodes (as the older Chiron), Moonlight explores the profoundly human need to feel connected, while remaining firmly grounded in a specific understanding of African-American experience.

    “It’s a true American masterpiece and one of the best films of the decade.” (Tirdad Derakhshani, Philadelphia Inquirer)

    “In its quietly radical grace, it’s a cultural watershed—a work that dismantles all the ways our media view young black men and puts in their place a series of intimate truths. You walk out feeling dazed, more whole, a little cleaner.” (Ty Burr, Boston Globe)

    “Directed with superb control and insight by Jenkins, Moonlight achieves the near-impossible in film, which is to ground its story and characters in a place and time of granular specificity and simultaneously make them immediately relatable and universal.” (Ann Hornaday, Washington Post)

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

  • MUSIC
    Port Cities Album Release
    Thursday March 2, 7:30p–10:00p
    Presented by Deep Roots Music Cooperative
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: Regular: $20 plus fees and HST
    Students: $15 plus fees and HST

    Tickets: ticketpro.ca and Ticketpro locations throughout Nova Scotia

    Buy Tickets Online

    Port Cities - Carleton Stone, Breagh Mackinnon, and Dylan Guthro—began writing together in 2011 amidst the breathtaking edge-of-the-world landscapes of Cape Breton Island. They formed a strong musical connection as each of them were releasing award-winning albums and touring solo careers, but soon their creative success started to demand more ongoing collaboration. The band will introduce their fans to music from their debut album which will be available for download and CDs at the show.

    Contact: office@deeprootsmusic.ca

  • THEATRE
    Saint Joan by George Bernard Shaw
    Friday March 3, 7:00p–9:45p
    Presented by Just Us! Coffee Roasters Co-op
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $20 - tickets only available at the door

    Joan: daughter, farm girl, visionary, patriot, king-whisperer, soldier, leader, victor, icon, radical, witch, heretic, saint, martyr, woman.

    From the torment of the Hundred Years' War, the charismatic Joan of Arc carved a victory that defined France. Bernard Shaw's classic play depicts a woman with all the instinct, zeal and transforming power of a revolutionary.

    Contact: kathy@justuscoffee.com

  • OTHER
    The Ides of Night Kitchen
    Saturday March 4, 8:00p–10:00p
    Presented by The Dead Sheep Scrolls
    ▶ Show Details

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

    Tickets: Just Us Cafe in Wolfville

    Beware the Ides of March... but not the Ides of Night Kitchen, it's going to be a great night! Featuring the musical stylings of Dano, and The Dearlies, plus a medley of magnificent musical mavens from all over the Annapolis Valley!

    Contact: nightkitchenwolfville@gmail.com

  • CINEMA
    A Quiet Passion
    Sunday March 5, 4:00p–6:04p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $9

    Emily Dickinson is an ideal subject for a filmmaker as unremittingly erudite as Terence Davies (The Deep Blue Sea, Of Time and the City). Now recognized as a genius who committed to paper some of the most important verses in American literature, the 19th-century poet was virtually unknown in her lifetime, with fewer than a dozen of her nearly 1,800 poems published. A recluse who eventually boarded herself up in her bedroom, Dickinson explored her inner self in great detail. And while the internal lives of poets are hard to visualize, her story is as poetic as her work itself.

    A Quiet Passion finds Davies and cinematographer Florian Hoffmeister engaged in recreating the details and atmosphere of the past. Dickinson (Cynthia Nixon) led such a deeply introverted existence and yet it is her encounters with her mother, father, and sister that structure the film. These moments—familiar to all who know the role that families play in Davies’ work—are sensitively rendered, but it is the seamless manner in which Dickinson’s luminous poetry is integrated that is the central joy of A Quiet Passion.

    Stunning in its sumptuous photography, the film’s beauty is also evident in the respect and love that it brings to its subject. A magician when it comes to understanding the inner workings of the most sensitive of minds, Davies has created an extraordinarily moving account of Emily Dickinson’s particular genius.

    “Given its themes and the tragic circumstances of Dickinson’s life, Passion is a refreshingly humorous work. Its firecracker dialogue is invigorating; the assured, measured compositions are equally compelling. And in its sensitivity to intersecting conflicts related to womanhood and class, it is quietly masterful.” (Michael Pattison, Indiewire)

    “The great theme of Dickinson’s life, Davies argues, is finding solace—not in religion, but in art, and A Quiet Passion itself can boast such moments of quiet catharsis.” (Ray O’Connor, The Film Stage)

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

  • CINEMA
    A Quiet Passion
    Sunday March 5, 7:00p–9:04p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $9

    Emily Dickinson is an ideal subject for a filmmaker as unremittingly erudite as Terence Davies (The Deep Blue Sea, Of Time and the City). Now recognized as a genius who committed to paper some of the most important verses in American literature, the 19th-century poet was virtually unknown in her lifetime, with fewer than a dozen of her nearly 1,800 poems published. A recluse who eventually boarded herself up in her bedroom, Dickinson explored her inner self in great detail. And while the internal lives of poets are hard to visualize, her story is as poetic as her work itself.

    A Quiet Passion finds Davies and cinematographer Florian Hoffmeister engaged in recreating the details and atmosphere of the past. Dickinson (Cynthia Nixon) led such a deeply introverted existence and yet it is her encounters with her mother, father, and sister that structure the film. These moments—familiar to all who know the role that families play in Davies’ work—are sensitively rendered, but it is the seamless manner in which Dickinson’s luminous poetry is integrated that is the central joy of A Quiet Passion.

    Stunning in its sumptuous photography, the film’s beauty is also evident in the respect and love that it brings to its subject. A magician when it comes to understanding the inner workings of the most sensitive of minds, Davies has created an extraordinarily moving account of Emily Dickinson’s particular genius.

    “Given its themes and the tragic circumstances of Dickinson’s life, Passion is a refreshingly humorous work. Its firecracker dialogue is invigorating; the assured, measured compositions are equally compelling. And in its sensitivity to intersecting conflicts related to womanhood and class, it is quietly masterful.” (Michael Pattison, Indiewire)

    “The great theme of Dickinson’s life, Davies argues, is finding solace—not in religion, but in art, and A Quiet Passion itself can boast such moments of quiet catharsis.” (Ray O’Connor, The Film Stage)

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

  • THEATRE
    Tuesdays with Morrie
    Wednesday March 8, 7:00p–8:30p
    Presented by Wofville Theatre Collective
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: Students - $10; Adults - $15
    Special preview Tuesday, March 7 - $5 - all proceeds to ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) Society of Nova Scotia

    Tickets: Box of Delights Bookshop, Wolfville and at the door

    The story of journalist Mitch Albom's relationship with his sociology professor, Morrie Schwartz. After seeing his former teacher interviewed on TV, Mitch is reminded of a promise he had made sixteen years earlier to keep in touch with him. The play, based on the book of the same title, shows what Mitch still has to learn.

    Contact: butlermike50@gmail.com

  • THEATRE
    Tuesdays with Morrie
    Thursday March 9, 7:00p–8:30p
    Presented by Wofville Theatre Collective
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: Students - $10; Adults - $15
    Special preview Tuesday, March 7 - $5 - all proceeds to ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) Society of Nova Scotia

    Tickets: Box of Delights Bookshop, Wolfville and at the door

    The story of journalist Mitch Albom's relationship with his sociology professor, Morrie Schwartz. After seeing his former teacher interviewed on TV, Mitch is reminded of a promise he had made sixteen years earlier to keep in touch with him. The play, based on the book of the same title, shows what Mitch still has to learn.

    Contact: butlermike50@gmail.com

  • THEATRE
    Tuesdays with Morrie
    Friday March 10, 7:00p–8:30p
    Presented by Wofville Theatre Collective
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: Students - $10; Adults - $15
    Special preview Tuesday, March 7 - $5 - all proceeds to ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) Society of Nova Scotia

    Tickets: Box of Delights Bookshop, Wolfville and at the door

    The story of journalist Mitch Albom's relationship with his sociology professor, Morrie Schwartz. After seeing his former teacher interviewed on TV, Mitch is reminded of a promise he had made sixteen years earlier to keep in touch with him. The play, based on the book of the same title, shows what Mitch still has to learn.

    Contact: butlermike50@gmail.com

  • THEATRE
    Tuesdays with Morrie
    Saturday March 11, 2:00p–3:30p
    Presented by Wofville Theatre Collective
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: Students - $10; Adults - $15
    Special preview Tuesday, March 7 - $5 - all proceeds to ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) Society of Nova Scotia

    Tickets: Box of Delights Bookshop, Wolfville and at the door

    The story of journalist Mitch Albom's relationship with his sociology professor, Morrie Schwartz. After seeing his former teacher interviewed on TV, Mitch is reminded of a promise he had made sixteen years earlier to keep in touch with him. The play, based on the book of the same title, shows what Mitch still has to learn.

    Contact: butlermike50@gmail.com

  • THEATRE
    Tuesdays with Morrie
    Saturday March 11, 7:00p–8:30p
    Presented by Wofville Theatre Collective
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: Students - $10; Adults - $15
    Special preview Tuesday, March 7 - $5 - all proceeds to ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) Society of Nova Scotia

    Tickets: Box of Delights Bookshop, Wolfville and at the door

    The story of journalist Mitch Albom's relationship with his sociology professor, Morrie Schwartz. After seeing his former teacher interviewed on TV, Mitch is reminded of a promise he had made sixteen years earlier to keep in touch with him. The play, based on the book of the same title, shows what Mitch still has to learn.

    Contact: butlermike50@gmail.com

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

    Cost: $9

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Cost: $9

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • CINEMA
    The River of My Dreams: A Portrait of Gordon Pinsent
    Wednesday March 15, 7:00p–8:44p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $9

    Director Brigitte Berman’s The River of My Dreams: A Portrait of Gordon Pinsent is a brilliant first-person portrait of one of Canada’s most beloved actors, Gordon Pinsent, whose formidable and thoughtful storytelling takes us from his childhood in Grand Falls, Newfoundland, through a body of work (the 1960s series Quentin Durgens, M.P., classics The Rowdyman and John and the Missus, acclaimed latter-day films Away from Her and Two Lovers and Bear) that is embedded in our national consciousness.

    With an irrepressible spark, the natural raconteur relates how, as a young man in 1948, he left the Rock to come to Toronto. Flat broke but driven by the dream of working in entertainment, he bounced from one job to the next in a picaresque series of hilarious missteps and joyous breakthroughs. He would later be joined on this adventure by the love of his life, grand dame of theatre Charmion King. The film also features Pinsent’s children who speak candidly about growing up in close proximity to the entertainment world, while fellow artists and friends including Christopher Plummer, Norman Jewison, and Mary Walsh further define Pinsent’s personable appeal.

    Now 86, the accomplished writer, painter, actor and director looks back—and ahead—with the same fervent passion that has fed all facets of his life. In some of the most beautiful passages of River, Pinsent recites Keats, Shakespeare and Lewis Carroll. His unmistakable voice gives us a sense of a life fully lived and of a mischievous playfulness behind the serious sonority. Berman’s film is a charming trip through decades of Canadian culture, one that allows us to see how cultural legacies are built.

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

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

    Cost: $9

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Cost: $9

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • THEATRE
    She Who Laughs Lasts
    Friday March 24, 7:30p–9:30p
    Presented by The Women of Wolfville
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $15 - Adult; $12 - Students and Seniors

    Tickets: Box of Delights Bookshop, Wolfville, from cast and crew and at the door.

    WOW turns to the funny side of life to sing, dance and show audiences that laughter not only keeps us healthy, but that, in tough times, humour reminds us of moments of fun and joy - and all the things we have in common. Come share a smile and a song or two - maybe even the occasional guffaw. All proceeds to WOW's selected charities.

    Contact: pat@daysend.ca

  • THEATRE
    She Who Laughs Lasts
    Saturday March 25, 2:00p–4:00p
    Presented by The Women of Wolfville
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $15 - Adult; $12 - Students and Seniors

    Tickets: Box of Delights Bookshop, Wolfville, from cast and crew and at the door.

    WOW turns to the funny side of life to sing, dance and show audiences that laughter not only keeps us healthy, but that, in tough times, humour reminds us of moments of fun and joy - and all the things we have in common. Come share a smile and a song or two - maybe even the occasional guffaw. All proceeds to WOW's selected charities.

    Contact: pat@daysend.ca

  • THEATRE
    She Who Laughs Lasts
    Saturday March 25, 7:30p–9:30p
    Presented by The Women of Wolfville
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $15 - Adult; $12 - Students and Seniors

    Tickets: Box of Delights Bookshop, Wolfville, from cast and crew and at the door.

    WOW turns to the funny side of life to sing, dance and show audiences that laughter not only keeps us healthy, but that, in tough times, humour reminds us of moments of fun and joy - and all the things we have in common. Come share a smile and a song or two - maybe even the occasional guffaw. All proceeds to WOW's selected charities.

    Contact: pat@daysend.ca

  • CINEMA
    Jackie
    Sunday March 26, 4:00p–5:39p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $9

    Provocative Chilean director Pablo Larraín (No) depicts the events leading up to and following the assassination of JFK through the eyes of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy (Natalie Portman, The Darjeeling Limited). The assassination of John F. Kennedy in 1963 was one of those moments that defined a generation. That this handsome, charismatic leader with a beautiful wife and two young children could have his life ended so brutally defied comprehension.

    With Jackie, Pablo Larraín makes a brave choice by retelling this story solely through the eyes of Jacqueline Kennedy, casting Natalie Portman in a lead performance that is deeply intelligent and carefully measured. Jackie was as romantic a public figure as her husband, an outwardly poised partner who was placed under great scrutiny yet played her role with consummate grace. Structuring his film around Theodore H. White's LIFE magazine interview with the First Lady at Hyannis Port a mere week after the assassination, Larraín plunges us into the devastation using a series of finely crafted flashbacks that cover the fateful day in Dallas, Jackie's return to the White House, arrangements for the President's funeral and her time spent accompanying her husband's coffin to Arlington Cemetery.

    These sequences complete a moving portrait of a grieving woman—a widow and mother struggling with overwhelming tragedy and attention. Yet the core of the film is formed by quiet, profoundly intimate moments: Jackie's conversations with her children, her brother-in-law Robert Kennedy (Peter Sarsgaard, Night Moves, Blue Jasmine, An Education) one of her aides (Greta Gerwig, 20th Century Women, Maggie’s Plan, Frances Ha), journalist White (Billy Crudup, 20th Century Women, Spotlight), and a Catholic priest (John Hurt, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy).

    With the utmost care and restraint, Larraín depicts one half of the couple who inhabited America's short-lived but still mythic time of "Camelot"—the woman who, in fact, coined that very expression. The director has moved beyond his native Chile to deliver a magnificent recreation of a defining moment in US politics and lore, and the woman we all knew as Jackie.

    “Eschewing standard biopic form at every turn, this brilliantly constructed, diamond-hard character study observes the exhausted, conflicted Jackie as she attempts to disentangle her own perspective, her own legacy, and, perhaps hardest of all, her own grief from a tragedy shared by millions.” (Guy Lodge, Variety)

    “Extraordinary in its piercing intimacy and lacerating in its sorrow, Jackie is a remarkably raw portrait of an iconic American first lady, reeling in the wake of tragedy while at the same time summoning the defiant fortitude needed to make her husband's death meaningful, and to ensure her own survival as something more than a fashionably dressed footnote.” (David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter)

    “Every scene is visceral. Every note played tells a story.” (April Wolfe, Village Voice)

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

  • CINEMA
    Jackie
    Sunday March 26, 7:00p–8:39p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $9

    Provocative Chilean director Pablo Larraín (No) depicts the events leading up to and following the assassination of JFK through the eyes of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy (Natalie Portman, The Darjeeling Limited). The assassination of John F. Kennedy in 1963 was one of those moments that defined a generation. That this handsome, charismatic leader with a beautiful wife and two young children could have his life ended so brutally defied comprehension.

    With Jackie, Pablo Larraín makes a brave choice by retelling this story solely through the eyes of Jacqueline Kennedy, casting Natalie Portman in a lead performance that is deeply intelligent and carefully measured. Jackie was as romantic a public figure as her husband, an outwardly poised partner who was placed under great scrutiny yet played her role with consummate grace. Structuring his film around Theodore H. White's LIFE magazine interview with the First Lady at Hyannis Port a mere week after the assassination, Larraín plunges us into the devastation using a series of finely crafted flashbacks that cover the fateful day in Dallas, Jackie's return to the White House, arrangements for the President's funeral and her time spent accompanying her husband's coffin to Arlington Cemetery.

    These sequences complete a moving portrait of a grieving woman—a widow and mother struggling with overwhelming tragedy and attention. Yet the core of the film is formed by quiet, profoundly intimate moments: Jackie's conversations with her children, her brother-in-law Robert Kennedy (Peter Sarsgaard, Night Moves, Blue Jasmine, An Education) one of her aides (Greta Gerwig, 20th Century Women, Maggie’s Plan, Frances Ha), journalist White (Billy Crudup, 20th Century Women, Spotlight), and a Catholic priest (John Hurt, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy).

    With the utmost care and restraint, Larraín depicts one half of the couple who inhabited America's short-lived but still mythic time of "Camelot"—the woman who, in fact, coined that very expression. The director has moved beyond his native Chile to deliver a magnificent recreation of a defining moment in US politics and lore, and the woman we all knew as Jackie.

    “Eschewing standard biopic form at every turn, this brilliantly constructed, diamond-hard character study observes the exhausted, conflicted Jackie as she attempts to disentangle her own perspective, her own legacy, and, perhaps hardest of all, her own grief from a tragedy shared by millions.” (Guy Lodge, Variety)

    “Extraordinary in its piercing intimacy and lacerating in its sorrow, Jackie is a remarkably raw portrait of an iconic American first lady, reeling in the wake of tragedy while at the same time summoning the defiant fortitude needed to make her husband's death meaningful, and to ensure her own survival as something more than a fashionably dressed footnote.” (David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter)

    “Every scene is visceral. Every note played tells a story.” (April Wolfe, Village Voice)

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

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

    Cost: $9

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • THEATRE
    Jake & Shaun's Big Gay Affair
    Saturday April 1, 7:00p–9:30p
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $22

    Tickets: www.eventbrite.com

    Buy Tickets Online

    An evening of fun and frolic for the gay or the gay at heart. Let your fantasies run wide; let your hair down and inhibitions crumble. Feel sexy, feel sassy, feel sophisticated and get ready to participate in the making of a memory. On April 1st you are invited to help us celebrate gay pride in Jake and Shaun style. Comedy, glamour, lights and smash hits from days gone by. Joining them are some heavily talented goddesses such as Miranda Wrights, Jillian Duggan, Steven Cooke and more.

    'Bravo to Jake Chisholm and Shaun McLean for an evening of fabulous entertainment at Glasgow Square! I've never seen a crowd that laughed so hard. Thanks for keeping the summer fun factor high!' - Karla McFarlane

    DOORS OPEN @ 6:30PM
    SHOW BEGINS @ 7:00PM

    Join in the fun, use #BIGGAYAFFAIR

  • MUSIC
    Beatles - a Celebration of the B Sides
    Saturday April 8, 7:30p–10:15p
    Presented by Saltwater Roses
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $20 at the door at the time of the event (cash only)
    To reserve tickets, contact beatlessfab@gmail.com

    This event was rescheduled to this date from February.

    Saltwater Roses have been playing Beatles music for 30+ years. Now they’re bringing it on the road, having recently performed shows in Ontario, NB and NS. Don’t miss songs and stories from the B-Sides of the Fab Four. If you're old enough to remember how a "45" worked on a record player, you'll know what we're talking about . Songs include Revolution , Dear Prudence, Nowhere Man , We Can Work It Out , This Boy , Twist and Shout and the entire 2nd side of Abbey Road!

    "They worked it out!" "Their down to earth rapport made the evening like listening to music at a house party with your friends." "plenty of swaying, toe-tapping, clapping and singing along as Saltwater Roses performed the Beatles B Sides at the Regent Theatre" - Wellington Times- Aug, 2016

    Proceeds to Annapolis Valley Music Festival

    Beatles - a Celebration of the B Sides on YouTube

    Contact: beatlessfab@gmail.com

  • 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

  • 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