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March 26 - April 1

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  • Friday
  • Saturday

April 2 - 8

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

ALL UPCOMING EVENTS

  • 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

    TICKETS IN ADVANCE & AT THE DOOR

    Join in the fun, use #BIGGAYAFFAIR

  • CINEMA
    Queen of Katwe
    Sunday April 2, 4:00p–6:04p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $9

    Director Mira Nair returns with this rousing tale of a brilliant Ugandan girl whose humble life is transformed after she realizes her gift for chess. Based on an amazing true story, Queen of Katwe stars David Oyelowo (A United Kingdom, Selma), Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o (12 Years a Slave) and newcomer Madina Nalwanga.

    From her vantage point in the Kampala shantytown of Katwe, 10-year-old Phiona Mutesi (Nalwanga) can see precious few routes out of destitution, even though her mother, Harriet (Nyong'o), works hard as a vegetable vendor to clothe and feed her children. When a missionary and one-time soccer player named Robert (Oyelowo) begins teaching the local kids to play chess, Phiona is transfixed—and displays an instant affinity for the game.

    Recognizing raw talent and fierce moxie when he sees them, Robert takes Phiona under his wing. Harriet is worried that her daughter's new-found passion might lead to heartbreak but soon Phiona is triumphing at local tournaments. As she gets more and more opportunity to demonstrate her talents, Phiona begins to realize that she might also be able to help her family find a better life.

    There are few things more inspiring than a young person realizing their potential, and Nalwanga—as gifted an actor as her character is a chess player—captures Phiona's self-actualization beat by beat, move by move. Queen of Katwe is a thrilling story of hope and discovery.

    "This humanistic tale, helmed by a masterful filmmaker, offers a potent—and yes, inspirational—story of triumph against huge odds." (Claudia Puig, The Wrap)

    "Nair's film is a joyous triumph in the way it makes the story accessible, without losing sight of the specifics that make it not just a true story, but a complete and real one ... it's the rare uplift story that also acknowledges the complexities of real life." (Tasha Robinson, The Verge)

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

  • CINEMA
    Queen of Katwe
    Sunday April 2, 7:00p–9:04p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $9

    Director Mira Nair returns with this rousing tale of a brilliant Ugandan girl whose humble life is transformed after she realizes her gift for chess. Based on an amazing true story, Queen of Katwe stars David Oyelowo (A United Kingdom, Selma), Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o (12 Years a Slave) and newcomer Madina Nalwanga.

    From her vantage point in the Kampala shantytown of Katwe, 10-year-old Phiona Mutesi (Nalwanga) can see precious few routes out of destitution, even though her mother, Harriet (Nyong'o), works hard as a vegetable vendor to clothe and feed her children. When a missionary and one-time soccer player named Robert (Oyelowo) begins teaching the local kids to play chess, Phiona is transfixed—and displays an instant affinity for the game.

    Recognizing raw talent and fierce moxie when he sees them, Robert takes Phiona under his wing. Harriet is worried that her daughter's new-found passion might lead to heartbreak but soon Phiona is triumphing at local tournaments. As she gets more and more opportunity to demonstrate her talents, Phiona begins to realize that she might also be able to help her family find a better life.

    There are few things more inspiring than a young person realizing their potential, and Nalwanga—as gifted an actor as her character is a chess player—captures Phiona's self-actualization beat by beat, move by move. Queen of Katwe is a thrilling story of hope and discovery.

    "This humanistic tale, helmed by a masterful filmmaker, offers a potent—and yes, inspirational—story of triumph against huge odds." (Claudia Puig, The Wrap)

    "Nair's film is a joyous triumph in the way it makes the story accessible, without losing sight of the specifics that make it not just a true story, but a complete and real one ... it's the rare uplift story that also acknowledges the complexities of real life." (Tasha Robinson, The Verge)

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

  • CINEMA
    Toni Erdmann
    Wednesday April 5, 7:00p–9:42p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $9

    The third feature film by German director Maren Ade is an almost unbearably intense comedy that was one of the most talked-about films at this year's Cannes Film Festival.

    Winfried (Peter Simonischek) is a retired piano teacher, a divorcee who delights in persistent pranks and impersonations that alienate (and occasionally alarm) everyone in his German suburb. He has not been much for staying in touch with his daughter, Ines (Sandra Hüller), a high-ranking management consultant in Bucharest who is as controlled and rigid as her father is impish. Ines also possesses a finely tuned radar for the nuances of social interaction—a trait that serves her well in the corporate world but only intensifies her discomfort when Winfried pays a surprise visit.

    The cringe-inducing clash of opposites that takes place that weekend would be enough to fill a conventional comedy. But Toni Erdmann is just getting started. Soon, inexplicably, the amateur impostor has insinuated himself into his daughter's professional life, turning it into a parade of embarrassment in which each day is worse than the last. And running beneath the humour is an increasingly disturbing undercurrent of dysfunction, one that threatens to sweep both Winfried and Ines away.

    One can easily imagine this premise turning into a tale of redemption in which estranged relations heal old wounds—and the film certainly does explore the peculiar interdependency that can only arise between family members—but in Ade's hands, it becomes something wholly original and altogether more affecting. An instant classic of embarrassment comedy (it has an excruciating "team-building exercise" to rival anything in The Office), Toni Erdmann takes its time in drawing us closer and closer to its beautifully conceived characters, and we are with it every captivating step of the way.

    "Strikingly original, brilliantly acted, this serio-comic masterpiece constantly swerves expectations." (Jamie Graham, Total Film)

    "Toni Erdmann, proceeding in a perfectly straightforward manner, from one awkward, heartfelt, hilarious scene to the next, wraps itself around some of the thorniest complexities of contemporary reality." (A.O. Scott, The New York Times)

    "The film's no-nonsense, visually plain documentary-style of shooting feels utterly appropriate to its sly evocation of the absurdities and banalities of modern life. Just brilliant." (Dave Calhoun, Time Out London)

     

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

  • 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

  • CINEMA
    The Sense of an Ending
    Sunday April 9, 4:00p–5:48p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $9

    Ritesh Batra (The Lunchbox) directs this adaptation of the Man Booker Prize-winning novel by Julian Barnes about a love triangle and its consequences over several decades.

    Tony Webster (Jim Broadbent, The Lady in the Van, Brooklyn), a mildly grumpy but mentally alert and self-deprecating septuagenarian lives comfortably enough while maintaining a hole-in-the-wall camera store that exclusively stocks second-hand Leicas. He rather uselessly accompanies his heavily pregnant lesbian daughter, Susie (Michelle Dockery, Anna Karenina and TV's Downton Abbey), to birthing class and seems devoid of any consuming interests or close friends.

    There is a quiet obsession behind the hyper-specificity of Tony’s inventory. Back in the mid-1960s, his first love Veronica (Freya Mavor, Sunshine on Leith) introduced him to the Leica brand before running off with his best friend Adrian (Joe Alwyn), causing a wound Tony still carries, 50 years on.

    A last will and testament thrusts Veronica (now played by Charlotte Rampling, 45 Years, The Invisible Woman) back into Tony’s life after decades apart, where he finds her as enigmatic as ever. Tony has inherited Adrian’s diary but Veronica refuses to hand the possibly revelatory pages over. The reappearance of so many old ghosts pitches Tony into his own past, where he must confront both his lack of closure and his own role in a forgotten tragedy he and Veronica share.

    "The lineup of fine actors keenly registers minute details about the passage of time with humor, wisdom and a sharp sense of how moments of rash or just misguided behavior can forever dictate a life's path." (Todd McCarthy, The Hollywood Reporter)

    "More than anything, The Sense of an Ending reinforces Batra as a keen observer of small moments." (Steve Greene, IndieWire)

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

  • CINEMA
    The Sense of an Ending
    Sunday April 9, 7:00p–8:48p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $9

    Ritesh Batra (The Lunchbox) directs this adaptation of the Man Booker Prize-winning novel by Julian Barnes about a love triangle and its consequences over several decades.

    Tony Webster (Jim Broadbent, The Lady in the Van, Brooklyn), a mildly grumpy but mentally alert and self-deprecating septuagenarian lives comfortably enough while maintaining a hole-in-the-wall camera store that exclusively stocks second-hand Leicas. He rather uselessly accompanies his heavily pregnant lesbian daughter, Susie (Michelle Dockery, Anna Karenina and TV's Downton Abbey), to birthing class and seems devoid of any consuming interests or close friends.

    There is a quiet obsession behind the hyper-specificity of Tony’s inventory. Back in the mid-1960s, his first love Veronica (Freya Mavor, Sunshine on Leith) introduced him to the Leica brand before running off with his best friend Adrian (Joe Alwyn), causing a wound Tony still carries, 50 years on.

    A last will and testament thrusts Veronica (now played by Charlotte Rampling, 45 Years, The Invisible Woman) back into Tony’s life after decades apart, where he finds her as enigmatic as ever. Tony has inherited Adrian’s diary but Veronica refuses to hand the possibly revelatory pages over. The reappearance of so many old ghosts pitches Tony into his own past, where he must confront both his lack of closure and his own role in a forgotten tragedy he and Veronica share.

    "The lineup of fine actors keenly registers minute details about the passage of time with humor, wisdom and a sharp sense of how moments of rash or just misguided behavior can forever dictate a life's path." (Todd McCarthy, The Hollywood Reporter)

    "More than anything, The Sense of an Ending reinforces Batra as a keen observer of small moments." (Steve Greene, IndieWire)

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

  • CINEMA
    I Am Not Your Negro
    Wednesday April 12, 7:00p–8:35p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $9

    Working from the text of James Baldwin’s unfinished final novel, director Raoul Peck creates a stunning meditation on what it means to be Black in America.

    In 1979, James Baldwin wrote a letter to his literary agent describing his new endeavour: the writing of his final book, Remember This House, recounting the lives and successive assassinations of his friends Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King, Jr. Baldwin was not able to complete the book before his death, and the unfinished manuscript was entrusted to director Raoul Peck (Moloch Tropical, Murder in Pacot) by the writer's estate.

    Built exclusively around Baldwin's words, Peck's I Am Not Your Negro delves into the complex legacy of three lives (and deaths) that permanently marked the American social and political landscape. Framing the unfinished work as a radical narration about race in America, Peck matches Baldwin's lyrical rhetoric with rich archival footage of the Civil Rights and Black Power movements, and connects these historical struggles for justice and equality to the present-day movements that have taken shape in response to the killings of young African-American men including Trayvon Martin, Tamir Rice, Mike Brown and Amir Brooks.

    Exploring what it means to be Black in America today, Peck reflects on the legacy of racial violence that still permeates the country. In Baldwin's words, "You cannot lynch me and keep me in ghettos without becoming something monstrous yourselves. And furthermore, you give me a terrifying advantage: you never had to look at me; I had to look at you. I know more about you than you know about me. Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced." By revealing the deep connections between past and present injustice, I Am Not Your Negro weaves an epic narrative about America's irrational relationship with skin colour—a relationship that would be absurd were it not so tragic.

    "A brilliant piece of filmic writing, one that bursts with fierce urgency, not just for the long-unresolved history it seeks to confront, but also in its attempt to understand what is happening here, right now." (Ann Hornaday, Washington Post)

    "Though its principal figure, the novelist, playwright and essayist James Baldwin, is a man who has been dead for nearly 30 years, you would be hard-pressed to find a movie that speaks to the present moment with greater clarity and force, insisting on uncomfortable truths and drawing stark lessons from the shadows of history." (A.O. Scott, The New York Times)

    "It is a striking work of storytelling. By assembling the scattered images and historical clips suggested by Baldwin’s writing, I Am Not Your Negro is a cinematic séance, and one of the best movies about the civil rights era ever made." (Jordan Hoffman, The Guardian)

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

  • CINEMA
    Maudie
    Sunday April 16, 7:00p–8:55p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $9

    Maud Lewis is among the most inspiring figures in Canadian art. Afflicted with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, she spent her early life dismissed for what was presumed to be her limited ability. But Lewis' colourful paintings, made on surfaces ranging from beaverboard to cookie sheets, established her as one of our country's premier folk artists. Starring Sally Hawkins (Happy-Go-Lucky, Blue Jasmine) and Ethan Hawke (Born to Be Blue, Boyhood), this moving film explores Lewis' life in all its heartbreak and triumph.

    Marshalltown, Nova Scotia, 1937. Maud Dowley (Hawkins) is stuck living with her unsympathetic aunt. Desperate to break away, she responds to a local fish peddler's call for a housekeeper. Everett Lewis (Hawke) is disagreeable and initially cruel to Maudie, but the two quickly acknowledge that each is in their own way a social outcast. They need and understand each other. Within weeks, they marry.

    One day a summer resident comes calling. She is a New Yorker, wears alluring clothing and talks like Katharine Hepburn. She sees something in Maudie's paintings and commissions one. Suddenly Maudie's pastime is recognized as having real value. People come from far and wide. Eventually her work will hang in the White House.

    Cinematographer Guy Godfree fills Maudie with majestic images of maritime landscape and light, while director Aisling Walsh focuses on character, drawing performances of emotional complexity and great physical detail from her leads.

    Though set in the past, Maudie speaks to the present in many ways—this is, after all, a tale of a woman asserting herself as a generator of both art and commerce. But it is also a story of the power of creativity to transform a life and touch the soul.

    "A stellar, warmly persuasive starring turn by Sally Hawkins as crippled, self-taught painter Maud Lewis is the raison d'etre of Maudie." (Todd McCarthy, The Hollywood Reporter)

    "Maudie will make you laugh. It will leave tears running down your cheeks. But the best part about Maudie is that above all, without contrivance or manipulation, it will remind you it is possible to fall in love with the people you watch onscreen." (Jordan Parker, The Chronicle Herald)

    "The film is stunningly beautiful and deeply moving with lashes of humour as award-winning Irish director Aisling Walsh, working with Nova Scotia director of photography Guy Godfree, creates a painterly, poetic and fast-paced picture celebrating Maud's artistry and her spirit." (Elissa Barnard, Local Xpress)

     

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

  • CINEMA
    Maudie
    Monday April 17, 7:00p–8:55p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $9

    Maud Lewis is among the most inspiring figures in Canadian art. Afflicted with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, she spent her early life dismissed for what was presumed to be her limited ability. But Lewis' colourful paintings, made on surfaces ranging from beaverboard to cookie sheets, established her as one of our country's premier folk artists. Starring Sally Hawkins (Happy-Go-Lucky, Blue Jasmine) and Ethan Hawke (Born to Be Blue, Boyhood), this moving film explores Lewis' life in all its heartbreak and triumph.

    Marshalltown, Nova Scotia, 1937. Maud Dowley (Hawkins) is stuck living with her unsympathetic aunt. Desperate to break away, she responds to a local fish peddler's call for a housekeeper. Everett Lewis (Hawke) is disagreeable and initially cruel to Maudie, but the two quickly acknowledge that each is in their own way a social outcast. They need and understand each other. Within weeks, they marry.

    One day a summer resident comes calling. She is a New Yorker, wears alluring clothing and talks like Katharine Hepburn. She sees something in Maudie's paintings and commissions one. Suddenly Maudie's pastime is recognized as having real value. People come from far and wide. Eventually her work will hang in the White House.

    Cinematographer Guy Godfree fills Maudie with majestic images of maritime landscape and light, while director Aisling Walsh focuses on character, drawing performances of emotional complexity and great physical detail from her leads.

    Though set in the past, Maudie speaks to the present in many ways—this is, after all, a tale of a woman asserting herself as a generator of both art and commerce. But it is also a story of the power of creativity to transform a life and touch the soul.

    "A stellar, warmly persuasive starring turn by Sally Hawkins as crippled, self-taught painter Maud Lewis is the raison d'etre of Maudie." (Todd McCarthy, The Hollywood Reporter)

    "Maudie will make you laugh. It will leave tears running down your cheeks. But the best part about Maudie is that above all, without contrivance or manipulation, it will remind you it is possible to fall in love with the people you watch onscreen." (Jordan Parker, The Chronicle Herald)

    "The film is stunningly beautiful and deeply moving with lashes of humour as award-winning Irish director Aisling Walsh, working with Nova Scotia director of photography Guy Godfree, creates a painterly, poetic and fast-paced picture celebrating Maud's artistry and her spirit." (Elissa Barnard, Local Xpress)

     

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

  • CINEMA
    Cinema Politique: Redemption Songs
    Tuesday April 18, 7:00p–9:00p
    Presented by Wolfville Advocates for Progressive Politics
    Studio-Z
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: Donation

    REDEMPTION SONGS, a presentation based on a new book by Halifax author Jon Tattrie, explores how Bob Marley was inspired to write his famous song by a speech by Marcus Garvey in Sydney, Cape Breton.

    "We are going to emancipate ourselves from mental slavery
    because while some might free the body
    none but ourselves can free the mind."
    — Marcus Garvey, Sydney, 1937

    Jon Tattrie’s book weaves a tale of how racism came to our civilization, and how we can move forward from here. Jon will take us through Nova Scotia's chequered past, from Champlain's arrival in the early 1600s and meeting Mi’kmaw Grand Chief Membertou, to the immigration of Black Loyalists to the fledgling province in the late 1700s, plus the Maroons presence & evangelical Richard Preston's mission here in the early 1800s. All of this background leads us to the powerful American orator Marcus Garvey's speech in 1937 to the people of Sydney. And we'll learn about Garvey’s vision of the coming of Haile Selassie, the Emperor of Ethiopia and head of the Rastafari, to reggae superstar Bob Marley's discovery of the inspirational lyrics of the final song on his last album.

    ♫ Emancipate yourself from mental slavery,
    none but ourselves can free our minds.♫
    — Bob Marley, Redemption Song

    Contact: cinepolitique@gmail.com  |  (902) 678-3748

  • CINEMA
    Canada on Screen: The Sweet Hereafter
    Wednesday April 19, 7:00p–8:52p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $9

    Throughout his illustrious career, Atom Egoyan (Adoration) has continually challenged and rewarded audiences with his innovative and personal approach to cinema. The Sweet Hereafter, winner of the 1997 Grand Prix at Cannes, is as impressive as anything he has made, but Egoyan’s mastery of imagery and narrative has never been used to such directly emotional ends.

    Adapted from the acclaimed novel by Russell Banks, The Sweet Hereafter is an unspeakably powerful film about a community trying to cope with the aftermath of a tragedy. Mitchell Stephens (Ian Holm, Chariots of Fire, Brazil), a big-city lawyer with an agenda, arrives in Sam Dent, British Columbia, to persuade various residents of the town to mount a class action suit against city authorities. Because of his efforts, the community is soon divided, rife with anger, suspicion, and recrimination. One man, Billy Ansell (Bruce Greenwood, Meek's Cutoff, Barney's Version), is already stridently opposed to the lawyer, and he is actively trying to enlist other residents in his crusade. But it is a young survivor named Nicole (Sarah Polley, Stories We Tell) who must grapple with the implications of whether to provide evidence or not.

    Egoyan’s supporting cast features some of Canada’s finest actors, including Arsinée Khanjian, Gabrielle Rose, Alberta Watson, and the late Maury Choykin. Polley, McCamus, and Greenwood perform some of their finest work, and veteran Holm brings forth his character’s moral complexity with subtlety and skill. With The Sweet Hereafter, Egoyan confronts the impact and meaning of tragedy, and the sense of community that binds us all.

    This film screens on April 19, REEL CANADA’s National Canadian Film Day 150, as part of TIFF’s Canada on Screen programme. Canada on Screen celebrates the Sesquicentennial with free screenings of our country’s essential moving-image works throughout the year.

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

  • CINEMA
    A Man Called Ove
    Sunday April 23, 4:00p–5:56p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $9

    "A touching comic crowd-pleaser that may call for a tissue or two by the end, A Man Called Ove is Swedish helmer Hannes Holm’s irresistible adaptation of Fredrik Backman’s eponymous bestselling novel. It’s a heartwarming tale about a stubborn, short-tempered man with steadfast beliefs, strict routines and the feeling that everyone around him is an idiot—and no reticence about telling them so. After new neighbours accidentally run over his mailbox, the cantankerous old git’s solitary, regimented world is shaken in ways he would never have imagined…

    The action unfolds both in the present and in the past [with Ove being played by Rolf Lassgård in the present, by Filip Berg when Ove was a young man and by Viktor Baagoe when he was a boy]. The knowledge that audiences are given in the flashbacks allows them to reassess the protagonist, thus supporting the film’s underlying theme about the unreliability of first impressions; as one would expect, there is heroism and genuine goodness lying beneath his prickly exterior…

    Ultimately, it’s a friendship with the new neighbours—practical, pregnant Parvaneh (Bahar Pars), her young daughters (Nelly Jamarani, Zozan Akgun), and her hopelessly unhandy husband Patrik (Tobias Almborg), who never has the correct tools—that gives Ove a new lease on life… Holm makes poignantly clear that being needed is an essential human desire, and life is so much sweeter when shared with others. Like the novel, Holm’s screenplay makes Ove an archetypal figure, yet one with his own unique story to tell." (Alissa Simon, Variety)

    "All movies are manipulative by default; the effectiveness of that manipulation is the more valid measurement to inspect. On that scale, A Man Called Ove is a morbidly funny and moving success." (Odie Henderson, RogerEbert.com)

    "Holm’s adaptation is a darkly funny, tragic, and ultimately heartwarming tearjerker about the life of one lonely but extraordinary man." (Devan Coggan, Entertainment Weekly)

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

  • CINEMA
    A Man Called Ove
    Sunday April 23, 7:00p–8:56p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $9

    "A touching comic crowd-pleaser that may call for a tissue or two by the end, A Man Called Ove is Swedish helmer Hannes Holm’s irresistible adaptation of Fredrik Backman’s eponymous bestselling novel. It’s a heartwarming tale about a stubborn, short-tempered man with steadfast beliefs, strict routines and the feeling that everyone around him is an idiot—and no reticence about telling them so. After new neighbours accidentally run over his mailbox, the cantankerous old git’s solitary, regimented world is shaken in ways he would never have imagined…

    The action unfolds both in the present and in the past [with Ove being played by Rolf Lassgård in the present, by Filip Berg when Ove was a young man and by Viktor Baagoe when he was a boy]. The knowledge that audiences are given in the flashbacks allows them to reassess the protagonist, thus supporting the film’s underlying theme about the unreliability of first impressions; as one would expect, there is heroism and genuine goodness lying beneath his prickly exterior…

    Ultimately, it’s a friendship with the new neighbours—practical, pregnant Parvaneh (Bahar Pars), her young daughters (Nelly Jamarani, Zozan Akgun), and her hopelessly unhandy husband Patrik (Tobias Almborg), who never has the correct tools—that gives Ove a new lease on life… Holm makes poignantly clear that being needed is an essential human desire, and life is so much sweeter when shared with others. Like the novel, Holm’s screenplay makes Ove an archetypal figure, yet one with his own unique story to tell." (Alissa Simon, Variety)

    "All movies are manipulative by default; the effectiveness of that manipulation is the more valid measurement to inspect. On that scale, A Man Called Ove is a morbidly funny and moving success." (Odie Henderson, RogerEbert.com)

    "Holm’s adaptation is a darkly funny, tragic, and ultimately heartwarming tearjerker about the life of one lonely but extraordinary man." (Devan Coggan, Entertainment Weekly)

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

  • 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

  • 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
    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

  • OTHER
    Rumours
    Thursday May 11, 7:30p–10:00p
    Presented by Edalene Theatre
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    Cost: Tickets are $14.00 for students under 16, $17.00 for adults and $60.00 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.
    Shows run at 7:30pm May 11-12th and shows at 2pm and 7:30pm on May 13th.

    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

  • OTHER
    Rumours
    Friday May 12, 7:30p–10:00p
    Presented by Edalene Theatre
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    Cost: Tickets are $14.00 for students under 16, $17.00 for adults and $60.00 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.
    Shows run at 7:30pm May 11-12th and shows at 2pm and 7:30pm on May 13th.

    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

  • OTHER
    Rumours
    Saturday May 13, 2:00p–4:30p
    Presented by Edalene Theatre
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    Cost: Tickets are $14.00 for students under 16, $17.00 for adults and $60.00 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.
    Shows run at 7:30pm May 11-12th and shows at 2pm and 7:30pm on May 13th.

    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

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

    Cost: Tickets are $14.00 for students under 16, $17.00 for adults and $60.00 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.
    Shows run at 7:30pm May 11-12th and shows at 2pm and 7:30pm on May 13th.

    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
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    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
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    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

  • THEATRE
    Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare
    Friday May 26, 7:00p
    Presented by Just Us! Coffee Roasters Co-op
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    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
    Their Finest
    Sunday May 28, 7:00p–8:50p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
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    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
    Fences
    Sunday June 4, 7:00p–9:19p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
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    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

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

  • 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
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    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

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