2-Week Calendar

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July 31 - August 6

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

August 7 - 13

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

ALL UPCOMING EVENTS

  • THEATRE
    Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet)
    Sunday July 31, 2:00p
    Presented by Valley Summer Theatre
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $30 Adult / $24 Student
    Visit www.valleysummertheaetre.com for details about Subscription and/or Group price rates.

    Tickets: Tickets for this performance are available at all Atlantic TicketPro locations including Cochrane's Pharmasave in Wolfville, Wilsons Pharmasave in Kentville & Berwick, and at the Windsor Home Hardware.

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    Leaping Shakespeare! From comedy to tragedy and back again, from present-day Canada to long-ago England, disillusioned academic Constance spins through time and distance in unexpected and surprising encounters with some of the bard’s most iconic characters - and uncovers untold volumes within herself.

    Clever, exuberant, and endlessly entertaining!

    Valley Summer Theatre's Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet), written by Ann-Marie MacDonald and directed by Pamela Halstead.

    “This play is one of the wildest and wooliest feminist reappraisals that the theatre has seen, and one of the most intellectually ambitious” – The Globe and Mail

    Starring: Andrea Lee Norwood, James MacLean, Emma Slipp, Bruce Tubbe, and Jackie Torrens as Constance.

    Contact: valleysummertheatre@gmail.com  |  1-877-845-1341

  • THEATRE
    Hallelujah!
    Wednesday August 3, 8:00p
    Presented by Valley Summer Theatre
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $30 Adult / $24 Student
    Visit www.valleysummertheaetre.com for details about Subscription and/or Group price rates.

    Tickets: Tickets for this performance are available at all Atlantic TicketPro locations including Cochrane's Pharmasave in Wolfville, Wilsons Pharmasave in Kentville & Berwick, and at the Windsor Home Hardware. All prices include HST. Service charges of $1.50 per ticket (or $1 per ticket for subscription orders) will apply to all TicketPro, and all phone, orders

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    Vocalist, Cliff Le Jeune, the Blue Engine String Quartet and pianist, Lisa St. Clair will present an evening of some of Leonard Cohen's most famous and beloved songs.

    Contact: valleysummertheatre@gmail.com  |  1-877-845-1341

  • THEATRE
    Hallelujah!
    Thursday August 4, 8:00p
    Presented by Valley Summer Theatre
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $30 Adult / $24 Student
    Visit www.valleysummertheaetre.com for details about Subscription and/or Group price rates.

    Tickets: Tickets for this performance are available at all Atlantic TicketPro locations including Cochrane's Pharmasave in Wolfville, Wilsons Pharmasave in Kentville & Berwick, and at the Windsor Home Hardware. All prices include HST. Service charges of $1.50 per ticket (or $1 per ticket for subscription orders) will apply to all TicketPro, and all phone, orders

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    Vocalist, Cliff Le Jeune, the Blue Engine String Quartet and pianist, Lisa St. Clair will present an evening of some of Leonard Cohen's most famous and beloved songs.

    Contact: valleysummertheatre@gmail.com  |  1-877-845-1341

  • THEATRE
    Hallelujah!
    Friday August 5, 8:00p
    Presented by Valley Summer Theatre
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $30 Adult / $24 Student
    Visit www.valleysummertheaetre.com for details about Subscription and/or Group price rates.

    Tickets: Tickets for this performance are available at all Atlantic TicketPro locations including Cochrane's Pharmasave in Wolfville, Wilsons Pharmasave in Kentville & Berwick, and at the Windsor Home Hardware. All prices include HST. Service charges of $1.50 per ticket (or $1 per ticket for subscription orders) will apply to all TicketPro, and all phone, orders

    Buy Tickets Online

    Vocalist, Cliff Le Jeune, the Blue Engine String Quartet and pianist, Lisa St. Clair will present an evening of some of Leonard Cohen's most famous and beloved songs.

    Contact: valleysummertheatre@gmail.com  |  1-877-845-1341

  • THEATRE
    Hallelujah!
    Saturday August 6, 2:00p
    Presented by Valley Summer Theatre
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $30 Adult / $24 Student
    Visit www.valleysummertheaetre.com for details about Subscription and/or Group price rates.

    Tickets: Tickets for this performance are available at all Atlantic TicketPro locations including Cochrane's Pharmasave in Wolfville, Wilsons Pharmasave in Kentville & Berwick, and at the Windsor Home Hardware. All prices include HST. Service charges of $1.50 per ticket (or $1 per ticket for subscription orders) will apply to all TicketPro, and all phone, orders

    Buy Tickets Online

    Vocalist, Cliff Le Jeune, the Blue Engine String Quartet and pianist, Lisa St. Clair will present an evening of some of Leonard Cohen's most famous and beloved songs.

    Contact: valleysummertheatre@gmail.com  |  1-877-845-1341

  • THEATRE
    Hallelujah!
    Saturday August 6, 8:00p
    Presented by Valley Summer Theatre
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $30 Adult / $24 Student
    Visit www.valleysummertheaetre.com for details about Subscription and/or Group price rates.

    Tickets: Tickets for this performance are available at all Atlantic TicketPro locations including Cochrane's Pharmasave in Wolfville, Wilsons Pharmasave in Kentville & Berwick, and at the Windsor Home Hardware. All prices include HST. Service charges of $1.50 per ticket (or $1 per ticket for subscription orders) will apply to all TicketPro, and all phone, orders

    Buy Tickets Online

    Vocalist, Cliff Le Jeune, the Blue Engine String Quartet and pianist, Lisa St. Clair will present an evening of some of Leonard Cohen's most famous and beloved songs.

    Contact: valleysummertheatre@gmail.com  |  1-877-845-1341

  • THEATRE
    Wingfield's Inferno
    Friday August 12, 8:00p
    Presented by Valley Summer Theatre
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $30 Adult / $24 Student
    Visit www.valleysummertheaetre.com for details about Subscription and/or Group price rates.

    Tickets: Tickets for this performance are available at all Atlantic TicketPro locations including Cochrane's Pharmasave in Wolfville, Wilsons Pharmasave in Kentville & Berwick, and at the Windsor Home Hardware. All prices include HST. Service charges of $1.50 per ticket (or $1 per ticket for subscription orders) will apply to all TicketPro, and all phone, orders

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    Written by Dan Needles, directed by Douglas Beattie, and starring Rod Beattie.
    A devastating fire at the Orange hall in Larkspur leaves it a smoldering ruin. Walt Wingfield leads the charge to get it rebuilt, but lighting a fire under his fellow committee members proves a daunting task. Is it courage they lack, or is the devil in the details?

    “Pure comic gold.” - Richard Ouzounian, The Toronto Star

    “A brilliantly funny look at humanity.” - Network Now

    Contact: valleysummertheatre@gmail.com  |  1-877-845-1341

  • THEATRE
    Wingfield's Inferno
    Saturday August 13, 2:00p
    Presented by Valley Summer Theatre
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $30 Adult / $24 Student
    Visit www.valleysummertheaetre.com for details about Subscription and/or Group price rates.

    Tickets: Tickets for this performance are available at all Atlantic TicketPro locations including Cochrane's Pharmasave in Wolfville, Wilsons Pharmasave in Kentville & Berwick, and at the Windsor Home Hardware. All prices include HST. Service charges of $1.50 per ticket (or $1 per ticket for subscription orders) will apply to all TicketPro, and all phone, orders

    Buy Tickets Online

    Written by Dan Needles, directed by Douglas Beattie, and starring Rod Beattie.

    A devastating fire at the Orange hall in Larkspur leaves it a smoldering ruin. Walt Wingfield leads the charge to get it rebuilt, but lighting a fire under his fellow committee members proves a daunting task. Is it courage they lack, or is the devil in the details?

    “Pure comic gold.” - Richard Ouzounian, The Toronto Star

    “A brilliantly funny look at humanity.” - Network Now

    Contact: valleysummertheatre@gmail.com  |  1-877-845-1341

  • THEATRE
    Wingfield's Inferno
    Saturday August 13, 8:00p
    Presented by Valley Summer Theatre
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $30 Adult / $24 Student
    Visit www.valleysummertheaetre.com for details about Subscription and/or Group price rates.

    Tickets: Tickets for this performance are available at all Atlantic TicketPro locations including Cochrane's Pharmasave in Wolfville, Wilsons Pharmasave in Kentville & Berwick, and at the Windsor Home Hardware. All prices include HST. Service charges of $1.50 per ticket (or $1 per ticket for subscription orders) will apply to all TicketPro, and all phone, orders

    Buy Tickets Online

    Written by Dan Needles, directed by Douglas Beattie, and starring Rod Beattie.

    A devastating fire at the Orange hall in Larkspur leaves it a smoldering ruin. Walt Wingfield leads the charge to get it rebuilt, but lighting a fire under his fellow committee members proves a daunting task. Is it courage they lack, or is the devil in the details?

    “Pure comic gold.” - Richard Ouzounian, The Toronto Star

    “A brilliantly funny look at humanity.” - Network Now

    Contact: valleysummertheatre@gmail.com  |  1-877-845-1341

  • THEATRE
    Wingfield's Inferno
    Sunday August 14, 2:00p
    Presented by Valley Summer Theatre
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $30 Adult / $24 Student
    Visit www.valleysummertheaetre.com for details about Subscription and/or Group price rates.

    Tickets: Tickets for this performance are available at all Atlantic TicketPro locations including Cochrane's Pharmasave in Wolfville, Wilsons Pharmasave in Kentville & Berwick, and at the Windsor Home Hardware. All prices include HST. Service charges of $1.50 per ticket (or $1 per ticket for subscription orders) will apply to all TicketPro, and all phone, orders

    Buy Tickets Online

    Written by Dan Needles, directed by Douglas Beattie, and starring Rod Beattie.

    A devastating fire at the Orange hall in Larkspur leaves it a smoldering ruin. Walt Wingfield leads the charge to get it rebuilt, but lighting a fire under his fellow committee members proves a daunting task. Is it courage they lack, or is the devil in the details?

    “Pure comic gold.” - Richard Ouzounian, The Toronto Star

    “A brilliantly funny look at humanity.” - Network Now

    Contact: valleysummertheatre@gmail.com  |  1-877-845-1341

  • OTHER
    Disney's High School Musical On Stage
    Thursday August 18, 1:00p–3:00p
    Presented by Edalene Theatre
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: Tickets are $10.00 for children under 16, $12.00 for adults or $44.00 for 4.

    Want to amp up your summer in a big musical theatre way? Join Edalene Theatre’s Intensive Camp for their production of Disneys smash hit-High School Musical. Playing at the Al Whittle Theatre in Wolfville on August 18th and 19th at 1:00 and 7pm, this high energy show is one you can not miss!
    Troy, Gabriella, and the students of East High must deal with issues of first love, friends, and family while balancing their classes and extra curricular activities.When Basketball team captain and resident jock Troy discovers that the brainy Gabriella, a girl he met singing karaoke on his ski trip, has just enrolled at East High, they cause an upheaval when they decide to audition for the high school musical. Although many students resent the threat posed to the "status quo," Troy and Gabriella's alliance might just open the door for others to shine as well. Challenging stereotypes, learning to be ones self, and focusing on building acceptance-this feel good show is sure to keep your summer feeling good.

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

  • OTHER
    Disney's High School Musical On Stage
    Thursday August 18, 7:00p–10:00p
    Presented by Edalene Theatre
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: Tickets are $10.00 for children under 16, $12.00 for adults or $44.00 for 4.

    Want to amp up your summer in a big musical theatre way? Join Edalene Theatre’s Intensive Camp for their production of Disneys smash hit-High School Musical. Playing at the Al Whittle Theatre in Wolfville on August 18th and 19th at 1:00 and 7pm, this high energy show is one you can not miss!
    Troy, Gabriella, and the students of East High must deal with issues of first love, friends, and family while balancing their classes and extra curricular activities.When Basketball team captain and resident jock Troy discovers that the brainy Gabriella, a girl he met singing karaoke on his ski trip, has just enrolled at East High, they cause an upheaval when they decide to audition for the high school musical. Although many students resent the threat posed to the "status quo," Troy and Gabriella's alliance might just open the door for others to shine as well. Challenging stereotypes, learning to be ones self, and focusing on building acceptance-this feel good show is sure to keep your summer feeling good.

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

  • OTHER
    Disney's High School Musical On Stage
    Friday August 19, 1:00p–3:00p
    Presented by Edalene Theatre
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: Tickets are $10.00 for children under 16, $12.00 for adults or $44.00 for 4.

    Want to amp up your summer in a big musical theatre way? Join Edalene Theatre’s Intensive Camp for their production of Disneys smash hit-High School Musical. Playing at the Al Whittle Theatre in Wolfville on August 18th and 19th at 1:00 and 7pm, this high energy show is one you can not miss!
    Troy, Gabriella, and the students of East High must deal with issues of first love, friends, and family while balancing their classes and extra curricular activities.When Basketball team captain and resident jock Troy discovers that the brainy Gabriella, a girl he met singing karaoke on his ski trip, has just enrolled at East High, they cause an upheaval when they decide to audition for the high school musical. Although many students resent the threat posed to the "status quo," Troy and Gabriella's alliance might just open the door for others to shine as well. Challenging stereotypes, learning to be ones self, and focusing on building acceptance-this feel good show is sure to keep your summer feeling good.

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

  • OTHER
    Disney's High School Musical On Stage
    Friday August 19, 7:00p–10:00p
    Presented by Edalene Theatre
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: Tickets are $10.00 for children under 16, $12.00 for adults or $44.00 for 4.

    Want to amp up your summer in a big musical theatre way? Join Edalene Theatre’s Intensive Camp for their production of Disneys smash hit-High School Musical. Playing at the Al Whittle Theatre in Wolfville on August 18th and 19th at 1:00 and 7pm, this high energy show is one you can not miss!
    Troy, Gabriella, and the students of East High must deal with issues of first love, friends, and family while balancing their classes and extra curricular activities.When Basketball team captain and resident jock Troy discovers that the brainy Gabriella, a girl he met singing karaoke on his ski trip, has just enrolled at East High, they cause an upheaval when they decide to audition for the high school musical. Although many students resent the threat posed to the "status quo," Troy and Gabriella's alliance might just open the door for others to shine as well. Challenging stereotypes, learning to be ones self, and focusing on building acceptance-this feel good show is sure to keep your summer feeling good.

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

  • CINEMA
    Love & Friendship
    Sunday September 11, 4:00p–5:32p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $9

    Writer-director Whit Stillman departs from the milieu of the contemporary New York upper crust that he so memorably explored in such films as Damsels in Distress, The Last Days of Disco and Metropolitan for this sharp-tongued and riotously funny examina­tion of 18th-century polite society. Adapting Jane Austen’s long-unpublished epistolary novella Lady Susan, Stillman creates a period piece whose spirit is unmistakably modern.

    Love & Friendship revolves around the beautiful and cunning Lady Susan Vernon (Kate Beckinsale), a recent widow who engineers all manner of wonderfully devious plots to bend the world to her will and land herself a wealthy new husband. Taking up residence at Churchill, her in-laws’ estate, she sets her sights on the dashing Reginald De Courcy (Xavier Samuel), and soon has him wrapped around her little fin­ger. However, her plans are derailed when her beautiful daughter Frederica (Morfydd Clark) turns up at Churchill after being dismissed from boarding school. Fearing that Frederica will turn Reginald’s head, Lady Susan sets out to obtain her daughter a suitor of her own. Enter Sir James Martin (Tom Bennett), a well-meaning but witless older man who is utterly confounded by the fact that there is neither a church nor a hill at Churchill.

    As brilliantly played by Beckinsale, Lady Susan possesses a confidence, audacity, and unapologetic dishonesty (“Facts are horrid things,” she laments after being caught in a lie) that paradoxically endow her with a winning charm, and make her an Austen her­oine to rival Elizabeth Bennett and Emma Woodhouse. If you are looking for a smart, fun, and scruple-free romp, Love & Friendship is definitely your cup of tea.

    "The funniest, most deliciously venomous Jane Austen movie ever made, and conclusive proof that, a) Kate Beckinsale has been seriously undervalued by the movies and, b) Whit Stillman is a major, distinctive talent." (Kim Newman, Empire)

    "Love & Friendship is easily the funniest movie Whit Stillman has ever made. His bristling screenplay—which shows shades of Noël Coward and Evelyn Waugh—has so many impeccable one-liners that it would take three or four viewings to catch them all." (Nico Lang, Consequence of Sound)

    "With his love of fine clothes and finer diction, Whit Stillman proves an unsurprisingly intuitive fit for Austen, but he also knows just how to give her pointed social satire an extra stab of wink-wink postmodern drollery without breaking the spell." (Justin Chang, Variety)

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

  • CINEMA
    Love & Friendship
    Sunday September 11, 7:00p–8:32p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $9

    Writer-director Whit Stillman departs from the milieu of the contemporary New York upper crust that he so memorably explored in such films as Damsels in Distress, The Last Days of Disco and Metropolitan for this sharp-tongued and riotously funny examina­tion of 18th-century polite society. Adapting Jane Austen’s long-unpublished epistolary novella Lady Susan, Stillman creates a period piece whose spirit is unmistakably modern.

    Love & Friendship revolves around the beautiful and cunning Lady Susan Vernon (Kate Beckinsale), a recent widow who engineers all manner of wonderfully devious plots to bend the world to her will and land herself a wealthy new husband. Taking up residence at Churchill, her in-laws’ estate, she sets her sights on the dashing Reginald De Courcy (Xavier Samuel), and soon has him wrapped around her little fin­ger. However, her plans are derailed when her beautiful daughter Frederica (Morfydd Clark) turns up at Churchill after being dismissed from boarding school. Fearing that Frederica will turn Reginald’s head, Lady Susan sets out to obtain her daughter a suitor of her own. Enter Sir James Martin (Tom Bennett), a well-meaning but witless older man who is utterly confounded by the fact that there is neither a church nor a hill at Churchill.

    As brilliantly played by Beckinsale, Lady Susan possesses a confidence, audacity, and unapologetic dishonesty (“Facts are horrid things,” she laments after being caught in a lie) that paradoxically endow her with a winning charm, and make her an Austen her­oine to rival Elizabeth Bennett and Emma Woodhouse. If you are looking for a smart, fun, and scruple-free romp, Love & Friendship is definitely your cup of tea.

    "The funniest, most deliciously venomous Jane Austen movie ever made, and conclusive proof that, a) Kate Beckinsale has been seriously undervalued by the movies and, b) Whit Stillman is a major, distinctive talent." (Kim Newman, Empire)

    "Love & Friendship is easily the funniest movie Whit Stillman has ever made. His bristling screenplay—which shows shades of Noël Coward and Evelyn Waugh—has so many impeccable one-liners that it would take three or four viewings to catch them all." (Nico Lang, Consequence of Sound)

    "With his love of fine clothes and finer diction, Whit Stillman proves an unsurprisingly intuitive fit for Austen, but he also knows just how to give her pointed social satire an extra stab of wink-wink postmodern drollery without breaking the spell." (Justin Chang, Variety)

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

  • CINEMA
    Hockney
    Wednesday September 14, 7:00p–8:52p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $9

    In Hockney, director Randall Wright weaves together a portrait of the multifaceted artist from frank interviews with close friends and never before seen footage from his own personal archive. One of the great surviving icons of the 1960s, Hockney's career may have started with almost instant success but in private he has struggled with his art, relationships, and the tragedy of AIDS, making his optimism and sense of adventure truly uplifting.

    "Wright’s film is mostly intrigued by the making of Hockney: where on earth this half-wry, half-shy Andy Warhol/Alan Bennett crossbreed could have possibly sprung from (answer: postwar Bradford), and what kind of strange climate would allow his peculiar talents to flourish (1960s Los Angeles, with a brief warm-up in New York City).

    Hockney is now 77 years old, and the famous straw-gold hair has faded to grey, but he’s a sharp and engaging interviewee, and talks openly and honestly about his work. Friends, colleagues and contemporaries, including Celia Birtwell and Ed Ruscha, also contribute anecdotes. Home videos shot by Hockney show us scenes and moments that he would later incorporate into his work.

    What’s odd is the more you see of them, the more Hockneyish the world starts to look. A fuzzy clip from the late 1980s shows waves churning behind a window, then pans down to a china teapot sitting on a table indoors – and even before Wright cuts to the painting inspired by that moment, Breakfast at Malibu, Sunday, you can sense exactly how the quivery fragility of the teapot will be, and the way the spindly window-frames will split up and hold back the rolling ocean outside. The really familiar pictures, such as A Bigger Splash, are withheld until we discover enough about Hockney’s image-making process to see new things in them.

    'Everyone is looking all the time; you just have to train yourself to look harder,' Hockney explains. This warm, affectionate, perceptive film makes looking harder look easy." (Robbie Collin, The Telegraph)

    "This is a sunny, admiring documentary about the British (and Los Angeles) treasure David Hockney, who remains productive at 77, is candid and entertaining in interview segments and seems utterly content and grateful for the life he’s had and the artistry he’s been gifted with." (Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times)

    "Hockney is a little work of art of its own." (April Wolfe, Village Voice)

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

  • CINEMA
    The Daughter
    Sunday September 18, 4:00p–5:36p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $9

    A young man returns to his dying hometown and discovers a dark family secret that could tear apart the lives of those he left behind in this contemporary adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s play The Wild Duck.

    After a 15-year absence, Christian (Paul Schneider, Lars and the Real Girl) returns to his family home in rural New South Wales for the marriage of his father, Henry (Geoffrey Rush, The Book Thief, The King’s Speech), the wealthy owner of the local mill that has been the economic bedrock of the community for generations. Christian gets reacquainted with his old friend Oliver (Ewen Leslie) and finds himself drawn to Oliver’s family, which includes wife Charlotte (Miranda Otto), daughter Hedvig (Odessa Young), and father-in-law Walter (Sam Neill). When Henry announces the imminent closure of the mill, it sends a quake through the community, particularly Oliver’s family, and the subsequent fissures release bitter secrets.

    Stone allows his fine cast every opportunity to make Ibsen’s classic tale their own, with atmospheric support from cinematographer Andrew Commis (who creates a disarming intimacy with his use of the handheld camera) and composer Mark Bradshaw, who provides a lush, brooding score. While dysfunction and deception lie at the core of The Daughter, there is hope as well, with each of the characters imagining something better: a future unencumbered by the sins and betrayals of the past.

    "Theater director Simon Stone delivers a powerful, low-key yet achingly intense reimagining of Ibsen’s The Wild Duck." (Eddie Cockrell, Variety)

    "A highly polished film that belies the soap opera melodrama of its plotline by having the twists and turns spring directly from well-observed human behavior, Stone's The Daughter is a quiet, immensely affecting triumph." (Jessica Kiang, The Playlist)

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

  • CINEMA
    The Daughter
    Sunday September 18, 7:00p–8:36p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $9

    A young man returns to his dying hometown and discovers a dark family secret that could tear apart the lives of those he left behind in this contemporary adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s play The Wild Duck.

    After a 15-year absence, Christian (Paul Schneider, Lars and the Real Girl) returns to his family home in rural New South Wales for the marriage of his father, Henry (Geoffrey Rush, The Book Thief, The King’s Speech), the wealthy owner of the local mill that has been the economic bedrock of the community for generations. Christian gets reacquainted with his old friend Oliver (Ewen Leslie) and finds himself drawn to Oliver’s family, which includes wife Charlotte (Miranda Otto), daughter Hedvig (Odessa Young), and father-in-law Walter (Sam Neill). When Henry announces the imminent closure of the mill, it sends a quake through the community, particularly Oliver’s family, and the subsequent fissures release bitter secrets.

    Stone allows his fine cast every opportunity to make Ibsen’s classic tale their own, with atmospheric support from cinematographer Andrew Commis (who creates a disarming intimacy with his use of the handheld camera) and composer Mark Bradshaw, who provides a lush, brooding score. While dysfunction and deception lie at the core of The Daughter, there is hope as well, with each of the characters imagining something better: a future unencumbered by the sins and betrayals of the past.

    "Theater director Simon Stone delivers a powerful, low-key yet achingly intense reimagining of Ibsen’s The Wild Duck." (Eddie Cockrell, Variety)

    "A highly polished film that belies the soap opera melodrama of its plotline by having the twists and turns spring directly from well-observed human behavior, Stone's The Daughter is a quiet, immensely affecting triumph." (Jessica Kiang, The Playlist)

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

  • CINEMA
    Angry Indian Goddesses
    Wednesday September 21, 7:00p–8:44p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $9

    A group of college friends. A wedding. Countless secrets. Billed as "India's first female buddy comedy," Angry Indian Goddesses seems at first like the South Asian spin on Bridesmaids. But in the hands of award-winning filmmaker Pan Nalin (Samsara), the story takes surprising turns that upend genre expectations and explore the pressing issues of gender and sexism in contemporary Indian society.

    In the scenic beachside state of Goa, Frieda (Sarah Jane Dias), a strong-willed and celebrated photographer, gathers her closest friends on the eve of her nuptials. The diverse (and often hilarious) group is a snapshot of modern Indian society: Su (Sandhya Mridul), a businesswoman and mother; the engaging Nargis (Tannishtha Chatterjee, Siddharth, Anna Karenina); Jo (Amrit Maghera), an aspiring Bollywood actress; Pammy (Pavleen Gujral), a housewife; Mad (Anushka Manchanda), a singer-songwriter; and the house servant, Lakshmi (Rajshri Deshpande). Everything is set for a night of celebration. There is only one issue: Frieda will not say who her betrothed is.

    As they banter their way through a tonally varied series of scenes—some of them jubilantly comic, others loaded with pathos—the characters in Angry Indian Goddesses evolve far beyond mere tropes. Their conversation, derived entirely from improvisations among the actors, covers everything from sex to street harassment to the buff (and often shirtless) next-door neighbour. As the night goes on, we become acquainted with the women's dreams, desires, fears, and above all, their unwavering bond with one another—a bond that eventually takes them to extreme lengths.

    The 2012 Delhi gang rape and murder sparked discussions about women's rights in India that are still ongoing. An important new cinematic entry in the conversation, Angry Indian Goddesses is a refreshing and frank depiction of female empowerment from a key figure in independent South Asian cinema.

    "The cast are a talented and spirited bunch, enjoying the opportunity to let loose with grievances while revelling in the togetherness of female-centric safety." (Jay Weissberg, Variety)

    "Incidents related to violence and discrimination against women in India continue to generate news headlines, prompting vehement reactions from numerous segments of society. Angry Indian Goddesses constitutes veteran indie filmmaker Pan Nalin’s focused response—an indictment of chauvinistic attitudes and behavior that doesn’t need cultural translation to convey its outraged perspective. [His] ensemble dramedy follows a group of Indian women who confront frequent discrimination and harassment with courage and humor." (Justin Lowe, The Hollywood Reporter)

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

  • CINEMA
    Florence Foster Jenkins
    Sunday September 25, 4:00p–5:50p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $9

    "Meryl Streep (Suffragette, The Iron Lady, Julie & Julia) takes centre stage in Florence Foster Jenkins, a very likeable, frequently hilarious, yet still poignant tragicomedy from director Stephen Frears (Philomena, The Queen). Streep plays the titular songbird, a New York socialite and eager patron of the arts whose enthusiasm for a good tune is matched only by her inability to sing one. Not that it stops her from trying.

    Inspired by a performance by soprano Lily Pons, Madame Florence resumes her own singing lessons, with private recitals leading to 78rpm recordings and even an October 1944 concert at Carnegie Hall, which has since passed into legend.

    The real Florence Foster Jenkins was one of those larger than life characters you just could not make up. Frears says that Jenkins ‘reminded me of Margaret Dumont… just preposterous, but touching at the same time,’ an assessment that perfectly sums up both Streep’s performance and the overall tone of Frears’s film.

    Florence Foster Jenkins stays fancifully faithful to true events, following Jenkins’s rehearsals with pianist Cosmé McMoon in the run-up to the big show, which will fulfil her lifelong ambition. As McMoon, Simon Helberg (The Big Bang Theory) is perfectly cast, an accomplished pianist whose nervous laugh not only echoes Tom Hulce’s cackle in Amadeus, but also weirdly mirrors the shriek with which Streep hits a high C.

    Hugh Grant is on career-best form as Florence’s spouse/manager St. Clair Bayfield, a self-proclaimed ‘eminent actor and monologist’ whose recitals provide an appetizer to Jenkins’s own thrillingly bonkers tableaux vivants – winged set pieces mounted for the ‘Verdi Club.’ Frears affords Grant’s silver fox an air of love and devotion to his ‘Bunny.’ For years, Bayfield has protected Florence from ‘the mockers and scoffers,’ soothed her anxieties, and ensured that any criticism of her singing is couched in euphemism. At times I found myself wiping away a tear, genuinely moved by their ‘very happy world.’

    As played by Streep, Florence is a heroic figure, made physically fragile by syphilis (a wedding gift from her former husband) but strengthened by a love of music so strong that she turns a deaf ear to her own shortcomings. Like Streep’s later-life Thatcher in The Iron Lady, Jenkins becomes ‘an eloquent lesson in fidelity and courage,’ whatever one may think of her work and legacy. I say ‘Bravo!’" (Mark Kermode, The Guardian)

    "This is a fine, funny and moving film tribute to the efforts and passions of its titular heroine, a woman who lived out her dreams, at any price." (Jason Solomons, TheWrap)

    "With Streep on grandstanding form and Grant given a rare chance to show his range, this is an intelligent dramedy that moves and amuses." (Jamie Graham, Total Film)

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    Florence Foster Jenkins
    Sunday September 25, 7:00p–8:50p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $9

    "Meryl Streep (Suffragette, The Iron Lady, Julie & Julia) takes centre stage in Florence Foster Jenkins, a very likeable, frequently hilarious, yet still poignant tragicomedy from director Stephen Frears (Philomena, The Queen). Streep plays the titular songbird, a New York socialite and eager patron of the arts whose enthusiasm for a good tune is matched only by her inability to sing one. Not that it stops her from trying.

    Inspired by a performance by soprano Lily Pons, Madame Florence resumes her own singing lessons, with private recitals leading to 78rpm recordings and even an October 1944 concert at Carnegie Hall, which has since passed into legend.

    The real Florence Foster Jenkins was one of those larger than life characters you just could not make up. Frears says that Jenkins ‘reminded me of Margaret Dumont… just preposterous, but touching at the same time,’ an assessment that perfectly sums up both Streep’s performance and the overall tone of Frears’s film.

    Florence Foster Jenkins stays fancifully faithful to true events, following Jenkins’s rehearsals with pianist Cosmé McMoon in the run-up to the big show, which will fulfil her lifelong ambition. As McMoon, Simon Helberg (The Big Bang Theory) is perfectly cast, an accomplished pianist whose nervous laugh not only echoes Tom Hulce’s cackle in Amadeus, but also weirdly mirrors the shriek with which Streep hits a high C.

    Hugh Grant is on career-best form as Florence’s spouse/manager St. Clair Bayfield, a self-proclaimed ‘eminent actor and monologist’ whose recitals provide an appetizer to Jenkins’s own thrillingly bonkers tableaux vivants – winged set pieces mounted for the ‘Verdi Club.’ Frears affords Grant’s silver fox an air of love and devotion to his ‘Bunny.’ For years, Bayfield has protected Florence from ‘the mockers and scoffers,’ soothed her anxieties, and ensured that any criticism of her singing is couched in euphemism. At times I found myself wiping away a tear, genuinely moved by their ‘very happy world.’

    As played by Streep, Florence is a heroic figure, made physically fragile by syphilis (a wedding gift from her former husband) but strengthened by a love of music so strong that she turns a deaf ear to her own shortcomings. Like Streep’s later-life Thatcher in The Iron Lady, Jenkins becomes ‘an eloquent lesson in fidelity and courage,’ whatever one may think of her work and legacy. I say ‘Bravo!’" (Mark Kermode, The Guardian)

    "This is a fine, funny and moving film tribute to the efforts and passions of its titular heroine, a woman who lived out her dreams, at any price." (Jason Solomons, TheWrap)

    "With Streep on grandstanding form and Grant given a rare chance to show his range, this is an intelligent dramedy that moves and amuses." (Jamie Graham, Total Film)

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    Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World
    Wednesday September 28, 7:00p–8:38p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $9

    In his unmistakable, Bavarian-accented deadpan voiceover, the great Werner Herzog (Cave of Forgotten Dreams, Encounters at the End of the World) guides us through this eccentric, entertaining and enlightening meditation on our interconnected digital world.

    Since its humble inception in 1969—where it began as a short message shared between two computers—the internet has become, as Herzog describes it, “one of our biggest revolutions.” Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World investigates the history of the internet’s integration into every aspect of our lives and how it became an essential part of our public infrastructure. Through interviews with researchers, scientists and entrepreneurs at the cutting edge of digital technologies—and taking time for his trademark, often wonderfully comic digressions—Herzog considers the new possibilities in health care, robotics and transportation opened up by the internet, and speculates on how humanity and the world will be impacted by these developments.

    These promises of a bright future are tempered by the darker realities presented in the film, from self-imposed internet exiles living off the grid in West Virginia as they recover from “internet overdose” to the victims of online harassment. Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World ultimately strikes an ambivalent tone, and refrains from any final judgments on the assimilation of the digital sphere into our daily lives, instead leaving the viewer to consider the implications on their own lives and hopes for the future.

    "These discrete “reveries of the connected world” represent the latest of Herzog’s heady explorations of what it means to be human (and even post-human), rendered in his characteristically personal, decidedly analog style." (Justin Chang, Variety)

    "As it stands today, Lo and Behold is an entertaining exploration into an ever-shifting discussion, but, with Herzog’s specific charms, it will no doubt be a significant time capsule—or ominous document of warning—in the years to come." (Jordan Raup, The Film Stage)

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    Maggie’s Plan
    Sunday October 2, 4:00p–5:38p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $9

    A wise, witty exploration of the lengths we go to when trying to fill life's seemingly empty spaces, the latest from gifted American writer-director Rebecca Miller (The Private Lives of Pippa Lee) features sparkling performances from Greta Gerwig, Ethan Hawke, and Julianne Moore.

    Maggie (Gerwig, Frances Ha) wants a baby, but she has never sustained a relationship longer than six months. She solicits a sperm donation from a Brooklyn pickle entrepreneur—no strings attached—but has hardly even begun the artificial-insemination process when she consummates a budding romance with John (Hawke, Born to be Blue, Boyhood), an unhappily married academic hailed as "the bad boy of fictocritical anthropology."

    Maggie's rejuvenating enthusiasm lures John away from his wife, domineering Danish critical theorist Georgette Norgaard (Moore, Still Alice, The Kids Are All Right), and the two settle down and have a daughter together. Everything has gone according to Maggie's plan—so why is she not happy? And what sort of meddlesome scheme will she concoct next?

    Based on an original story by Karen Rinaldi, Maggie's Plan is both an affectionate send-up of highbrow academic culture and a treatise on modern self-realization. Miller exhibits her characteristic sensitivity to female experience, but with a playfulness given freer rein than ever before in her work.

    Her cast, which also includes Maya Rudolph and Bill Hader (The Skeleton Twins, Her), delivers uniformly inspired work—and Miller makes especially ingenious use of Moore's talents. Georgette Norgaard recalls Maude Lebowski in her exotic eccentricity, yet over the course of Maggie's Plan Moore takes what initially seems like an offbeat supporting role and infuses it with real soul.

    "Maggie’s Plan is an ensemble piece, with Maya Rudolph, Travis Fimmel, and a magic, romantic New York rounding out the cast. They’re all great, but it’s Gerwig who’s just so damn gosh-wow." (Kimberley Jones, Austin Chronicle)

    "Ms. Miller’s choices are hard to argue with. She steers gracefully through a zigzagging plot, slowing down for quiet, contemplative stretches and pausing for jokes that are irrelevant but irresistible. She finds a tricky balance of farce, satire and emotional sincerity, a way of treating people as ridiculous without denying them empathy." (A.O. Scott, The New York Times)

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  • CINEMA
    Maggie’s Plan
    Sunday October 2, 7:00p–8:38p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $9

    A wise, witty exploration of the lengths we go to when trying to fill life's seemingly empty spaces, the latest from gifted American writer-director Rebecca Miller (The Private Lives of Pippa Lee) features sparkling performances from Greta Gerwig, Ethan Hawke, and Julianne Moore.

    Maggie (Gerwig, Frances Ha) wants a baby, but she has never sustained a relationship longer than six months. She solicits a sperm donation from a Brooklyn pickle entrepreneur—no strings attached—but has hardly even begun the artificial-insemination process when she consummates a budding romance with John (Hawke, Born to be Blue, Boyhood), an unhappily married academic hailed as "the bad boy of fictocritical anthropology."

    Maggie's rejuvenating enthusiasm lures John away from his wife, domineering Danish critical theorist Georgette Norgaard (Moore, Still Alice, The Kids Are All Right), and the two settle down and have a daughter together. Everything has gone according to Maggie's plan—so why is she not happy? And what sort of meddlesome scheme will she concoct next?

    Based on an original story by Karen Rinaldi, Maggie's Plan is both an affectionate send-up of highbrow academic culture and a treatise on modern self-realization. Miller exhibits her characteristic sensitivity to female experience, but with a playfulness given freer rein than ever before in her work.

    Her cast, which also includes Maya Rudolph and Bill Hader (The Skeleton Twins, Her), delivers uniformly inspired work—and Miller makes especially ingenious use of Moore's talents. Georgette Norgaard recalls Maude Lebowski in her exotic eccentricity, yet over the course of Maggie's Plan Moore takes what initially seems like an offbeat supporting role and infuses it with real soul.

    "Maggie’s Plan is an ensemble piece, with Maya Rudolph, Travis Fimmel, and a magic, romantic New York rounding out the cast. They’re all great, but it’s Gerwig who’s just so damn gosh-wow." (Kimberley Jones, Austin Chronicle)

    "Ms. Miller’s choices are hard to argue with. She steers gracefully through a zigzagging plot, slowing down for quiet, contemplative stretches and pausing for jokes that are irrelevant but irresistible. She finds a tricky balance of farce, satire and emotional sincerity, a way of treating people as ridiculous without denying them empathy." (A.O. Scott, The New York Times)

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  • CINEMA
    Dark Horse
    Wednesday October 12, 7:00p–8:25p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $9

    A story of dreams, determination, and class consciousness set in the world of horse racing, this inspirational documentary from director Louise Osmond (Deep Water) follows a group of friends and neighbours in a small Welsh town who find themselves breaking social barriers by competing against some of the wealthiest racehorse owners in the UK.

    In the beleaguered former coal town of Cefn Fforest, South Wales, a middle-aged barmaid named Jan Vokes rallies a syndicate of friends to pool their £10 per week towards breeding, raising, and training a racehorse they call Dream Alliance. Unexpectedly, Dream Alliance shows great promise, and the Welsh townsfolk are soon competing against the sport’s elite. Though their gamble is the furthest thing from a sure bet, and requires years of perseverance through a multitude of factors outside of the stakeholders’ control, for the team behind Dream Alliance it is not all about money: in the words of one backer, “Dream took us to places you couldn’t even imagine.”

    Osmond elicits warm and funny interviews from the participants, particularly the plucky Vokes, who fondly recalls how she first pulled her underdog syndicate together back in 2000. Illustrating the team’s anecdotes through carefully chosen archival footage and artful re-enactments—with cinematographer Benjamin Kracun capturing the horses so beautifully you will want to reach out and touch them—this remarkable true story about a long shot is a sure winner.

    "While the underdog element of this tale is emotionally gratifying, it’s the humanity on unadorned display here that will move you beyond words." (Steve Davis, Austin Chronicle)

    "Veteran documentary-maker Louise Osmond directs with flair. She gives us just enough of the history of Blackwood to show what Dream Alliance means to the place, and she gets us inside the horse’s head." (Lawrence Toppman, Charlotte Observer)

    "It's a true winner and a genuine crowdpleaser, a human story told well through one incredible animal." (Kate Erbland, indieWIRE)

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  • CINEMA
    The Idol
    Sunday October 16, 4:00p–5:40p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $9

    The live-television singing competition Arab Idol has been wildly popular in the Middle East for a few years now, but the 2013 rise of Mohamad Assaf from wedding singer in Gaza to Arab Idol winner was so incredible that it captivated millions and became a worldwide sensation. Palestinian filmmaker Hany Abu-Assad (Omar) was among the thousands who sat in cafés and open courtyards watching Assaf's ascent through the final stages of the contest, and the enthralling experience inspired him to imagine the childhood origins of this phenomenal story.

    Abu-Assad's The Idol introduces us to ten-year-old Mohamad Assaf (Qais Atallah) and his elder sister, twelve-year-old Nour (Hiba Atallah), who are bonded by a shared obsession with music. Together, they scheme to find ways to buy musical instruments and start a band with their friends Ashraf (Ahmad Qassim) and Omar (Abdelkarim Abu Baraka). The first to realize that her brother has a special talent for singing, Nour pushes the band to dream big and practise tirelessly. When the harsh reality of life in Gaza catches up with them, she remains a driving force, urging her brother to defy obstacle after obstacle and share his gift with the world.

    For Gazans and Palestinians, Mohamad Assaf embodies the hope that they could overcome their prevailing despair; he is proof that a Gazan's tenacity and natural gift can allow him to overcome forbidding circumstances and pursue his own path to glory. The Idol reminds us all that dreams are worth living for.

    "If in the past Abu-Assad’s movies could be criticised for stridency, The Idol finds him sacrificing none of his thematic drive while locating a more humanistic, inspirational tone." (Tim Grierson, Screen International)

    "The movie largely benefits from Abu-Assad’s natural talent for building suspense and rhythm; if the story’s elisions and fabrications occasionally feel too tidy, it more than earns its emotional impact on the strength of its excellent young cast." (Justin Chang, Variety)

    "The director and his regular editor Eyas Salman notch up the tension by beautiful degrees as Mohammed overcomes each obstacle with ingenuity, charm and, hokey but true, sheer singing skill." (Leslie Felperin, The Hollywood Reporter)

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  • CINEMA
    The Idol
    Sunday October 16, 7:00p–8:40p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $9

    The live-television singing competition Arab Idol has been wildly popular in the Middle East for a few years now, but the 2013 rise of Mohamad Assaf from wedding singer in Gaza to Arab Idol winner was so incredible that it captivated millions and became a worldwide sensation. Palestinian filmmaker Hany Abu-Assad (Omar) was among the thousands who sat in cafés and open courtyards watching Assaf's ascent through the final stages of the contest, and the enthralling experience inspired him to imagine the childhood origins of this phenomenal story.

    Abu-Assad's The Idol introduces us to ten-year-old Mohamad Assaf (Qais Atallah) and his elder sister, twelve-year-old Nour (Hiba Atallah), who are bonded by a shared obsession with music. Together, they scheme to find ways to buy musical instruments and start a band with their friends Ashraf (Ahmad Qassim) and Omar (Abdelkarim Abu Baraka). The first to realize that her brother has a special talent for singing, Nour pushes the band to dream big and practise tirelessly. When the harsh reality of life in Gaza catches up with them, she remains a driving force, urging her brother to defy obstacle after obstacle and share his gift with the world.

    For Gazans and Palestinians, Mohamad Assaf embodies the hope that they could overcome their prevailing despair; he is proof that a Gazan's tenacity and natural gift can allow him to overcome forbidding circumstances and pursue his own path to glory. The Idol reminds us all that dreams are worth living for.

    "If in the past Abu-Assad’s movies could be criticised for stridency, The Idol finds him sacrificing none of his thematic drive while locating a more humanistic, inspirational tone." (Tim Grierson, Screen International)

    "The movie largely benefits from Abu-Assad’s natural talent for building suspense and rhythm; if the story’s elisions and fabrications occasionally feel too tidy, it more than earns its emotional impact on the strength of its excellent young cast." (Justin Chang, Variety)

    "The director and his regular editor Eyas Salman notch up the tension by beautiful degrees as Mohammed overcomes each obstacle with ingenuity, charm and, hokey but true, sheer singing skill." (Leslie Felperin, The Hollywood Reporter)

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  • CINEMA
    Closet Monster
    Wednesday October 19, 7:00p–8:30p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $9

    The coming-of-age (and out-of-the-closet) story gets an imaginative twist in the first feature by writer-director Stephen Dunn. Winner of the Atlantic Canadian Award at AFF 2015 and of the Canada Goose Award for Best Canadian Feature Film at TIFF 2015, Closet Monster is ceaselessly inventive in its chronicle of an East Coast teen wrestling with his sexuality and learning to find his own way in life.

    High-school student and aspiring special-effects makeup artist Oscar Madly (Connor Jessup, Blackbird) needs out: out of the Newfoundland town that is stifling his budding creativity, out of his restrictive home life, and out of the closet, where he has fearfully remained after witnessing a brutal hate crime as a young boy. While he finds much-needed support from his best friend Gemma (Sofia Banzhaf) and his pet hamster, Buffy (who talks to him via the voice of the great Isabella Rossellini, Brand Upon the Brain!), Oscar is haunted by horrifying visions of the consequences of revealing his homosexuality—a fear that is compounded by the presence of his increasingly judgmental and erratic father (Aaron Abrams, TV’s Hannibal, Republic of Doyle). When Oscar meets the handsome Wilder (TIFF Rising Star Aliocha Schneider), he is immediately attracted and utterly terrified. With his fantasies becoming darker and ever more vividly real, Oscar finds that he must break free of the chains that bind him and live a life that is true to who he really is.

    Impressing his unique sensibility on every frame of his remarkably accomplished debut feature, Newfoundland native Dunn establishes himself as one of Canada's brightest young talents. Striking, sometimes shocking and often unexpectedly funny, Closet Monster is simply a stunner.

    "Autobiographical but also singularly imaginative, this formally exuberant bildungsroman plays like a Gregg Araki film with a dash of Cronenbergian psychosomatic body-rebellion thrown in." (Harry Windsor, The Hollywood Reporter)

    "An imaginative spin on the coming-of-age tale that blends together both straightforward storytelling and recognizable emotional beats with creative flourishes. Dunn plays around with perspective and style, but all the flash doesn't obscure the film's emotion and heart, which are deep and true." (Katie Erbland, Indiewire)

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  • CINEMA
    Konelīne: Our Land Beautiful
    Wednesday October 26, 7:00p–8:36p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $9

    Taking its name from a Tahltan First Nation word meaning both “our land beautiful” and “our mind beautiful,” Konelīne captures the splendour of remote northwestern British Columbia and tells the story of those who call this magnificent land home. Celebrated Canadian documentarian Nettie Wild (FIX: The Story of an Addicted City) directs, writes, and produces this unique portrait of the Tahltan territory and the people whose identities are so closely tied to this land.

    Winner of the 2016 Best Canadian Feature Documentary Award at Hot Docs Film Festival, and shot in majestic CinemaScope, Konelīne explores the breathtaking landscapes and contradictions of the land and provides a glimpse of the Canadian wilderness in the throes of change. Nicknamed the “Golden

    Triangle” by gold and copper mining companies, and the “Canadian Serengeti” by hunters, the rich natural resources and beauty of the Tahltan land has attracted interest and visitors from across the country, all united by their love and admiration for the northern British Columbian wilderness.

    Conceived as a cinematic poem, Konelīne offers a succession of stunning images—from the dazzling Northern Lights, to horses swimming across the Stikine River, to a 16,000-pound electrical cable being carried over the mountains via helicopter—that will remain indelibly imprinted on your memory. Capturing both the majesty of the land and the eerily impressive spectacle of encroaching industrialization, director Wild and her cinematographer Van Royko (Monsoon) visualize one of the crucial issues of our century with striking immediacy and enduring artistry.

    "If you’re looking for a simple take on the politics of development in the wilds of British Columbia, keep looking. If, on the other hand, you can handle some moral ambiguity being served by fantastic visuals, then keep looking at this beautiful, complicated, compelling documentary by Nettie Wild." (Chris Knight, National Post)

    "This subtle, beautiful and remarkably even-handed documentary examines what it means to live near the Red Chris gold and copper mine among the sweeping landscapes of northwestern British Columbia. Filmmaker Nettie Wild skillfully juxtaposes a soundtrack of gentle ruminations about nature, culture and economics spoken by local band members, white hunters and mine workers with a meditative film of ceaseless activity. (...)  All these people have a stake in the land, and the mine poses the painful dilemma of economics versus environmentalism." (Kate Taylor, The Globe and Mail)

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  • CINEMA
    Mia madre (My Mother)
    Sunday October 30, 4:00p–5:46p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $9

    Aging and parental death have been at the heart of many recent films but, not surprisingly, the latest work from Nanni Moretti (We Have a Pope), takes a distinctly different approach. If most films dealing with aging and death are sombre and melancholic, My Mother adds large doses of glorious, anarchic comedy. In fact, the film oscillates between extremes, making metaphysical points along the way about how mourning and joy can be inextricably intertwined.

    The film's story has a clear autobiographical bent: a filmmaker juggles production on a new film with trips to the hospital bedside of a dying mother. But director/actor Moretti gives the filmmaker role not to himself, as one might expect, but to the charismatic Margherita Buy (We Have a Pope). He steps into a secondary role as the brother/son who does much of the caregiving while his sister runs between film set and hospital, trying frantically to be both a consummate professional and a dutiful daughter. What also elevates this film into a gentle kind of feminist manifesto is not just Buy's character, but also that of the mother (Giulia Lazzarini), a retired teacher of classical literature. These strong women form the centre of My Mother. Moretti displaces himself further by giving the major male part to John Turturro, who plays the brash, outsized American star of the film-within-a-film with great comic flourish.

    My Mother finds Moretti at the height of his powers. A comedy-drama inflected with a quiet sense of grief, it is a work that revels in human imperfections—in people who simply cannot stop being who they are: selfish and spoilt, yet still very endearing. Moretti celebrates both the best and worst in all of us.

    "As ever, Moretti creates a rich and incredibly detailed world, one where every character has a life that stretches far beyond their on-screen scenes." (Oliver Lyttelton, The Playlist)

    "Among the excellent principals, top-billed Turturro enlivens things wonderfully, but the real star, Buy, is magnificent." (Angie Errigo, Empire)

    "Mia Madre is a tremendously smart and enjoyable movie." (Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian)

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  • CINEMA
    Mia madre (My Mother)
    Sunday October 30, 7:00p–8:46p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $9

    Aging and parental death have been at the heart of many recent films but, not surprisingly, the latest work from Nanni Moretti (We Have a Pope), takes a distinctly different approach. If most films dealing with aging and death are sombre and melancholic, My Mother adds large doses of glorious, anarchic comedy. In fact, the film oscillates between extremes, making metaphysical points along the way about how mourning and joy can be inextricably intertwined.

    The film's story has a clear autobiographical bent: a filmmaker juggles production on a new film with trips to the hospital bedside of a dying mother. But director/actor Moretti gives the filmmaker role not to himself, as one might expect, but to the charismatic Margherita Buy (We Have a Pope). He steps into a secondary role as the brother/son who does much of the caregiving while his sister runs between film set and hospital, trying frantically to be both a consummate professional and a dutiful daughter. What also elevates this film into a gentle kind of feminist manifesto is not just Buy's character, but also that of the mother (Giulia Lazzarini), a retired teacher of classical literature. These strong women form the centre of My Mother. Moretti displaces himself further by giving the major male part to John Turturro, who plays the brash, outsized American star of the film-within-a-film with great comic flourish.

    My Mother finds Moretti at the height of his powers. A comedy-drama inflected with a quiet sense of grief, it is a work that revels in human imperfections—in people who simply cannot stop being who they are: selfish and spoilt, yet still very endearing. Moretti celebrates both the best and worst in all of us.

    "As ever, Moretti creates a rich and incredibly detailed world, one where every character has a life that stretches far beyond their on-screen scenes." (Oliver Lyttelton, The Playlist)

    "Among the excellent principals, top-billed Turturro enlivens things wonderfully, but the real star, Buy, is magnificent." (Angie Errigo, Empire)

    "Mia Madre is a tremendously smart and enjoyable movie." (Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian)

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

  • CINEMA
    The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble
    Wednesday November 9, 7:00p–8:36p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
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    Cost: $9

    What is the role of music? That question is at the heart of the Silk Road Ensemble, a group of master musicians from around the world brought together by acclaimed cellist Yo-Yo Ma to perform, teach, and brainstorm. In The Music of Strangers, Academy Award- winning filmmaker Morgan Neville (20 Feet from Stardom) takes us on a global journey with Ma and the Ensemble that will open your eyes and attune your ears.

    "I never committed to being a musician," says Ma, "I just fell into it." Steered by his parents into playing the cello, Ma was hailed as a child prodigy. By the time he reached middle age, he had travelled the world and achieved a level of popularity rare for a classical musician, but he still did not know what he wanted to do. In 2000, he began channelling his restless energy into the Silk Road Ensemble, and the project took on greater meaning after September 11, 2001 as a way to foster dialogue across cultures.

    Silk Road's aspiration to "create unexpected connections" is the kind of goal that is easier said than done, but in this film we witness the tangible results of the Ensemble's eclectic collaborations. Among the musicians we meet are Iran's Kayhan Kalhor, a master of the kamancheh fiddle; China's Wu Man, a virtuoso on the lute-like pipa; and Galicia's Cristina Pato, known as the Jimi Hendrix of gaita bagpipes. Despite their divergent backgrounds, they share with Ma a passion for passing traditions to new generations.

    Full of transcendent music—including Ma's performance of a solo Bach piece in the Toronto Music Garden, a space that he co-created—The Music of Strangers will leave you with a new-found appreciation for the stunning variety of our world's musical traditions, and an appetite to hear more.

    "By the end, you look at the musician’s faces—particularly Ma’s beaming smile—and find a truth: through music, we can always find our way home." (Moira Macdonald, The Seattle Times)

    "Morgan Neville’s documentary is a joyous revelation, a group portrait of superb musicians from all over the world offering music as an emblem of what people can do in these fractious times when they live in concert with one another." (Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal)

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  • CINEMA
    Captain Fantastic
    Sunday November 13, 4:00p–5:58p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $9

    The sophomore film from actor-director Matt Ross (best known for his roles on TV’s Big Love and Silicon Valley), Captain Fantastic offers a delightfully offbeat and heartwarming tale about love, duty, and family.

    Ben (Viggo Mortensen, A Dangerous Method, Eastern Promises) and his wife are non-conformists who have chosen to raise their six kids deep in the forests of the Pacific Northwest, where they have been taught to live off the land, trained to have the endurance of professional athletes, and instilled with advanced knowledge of philosophy, literature, and geopolitics (they consider soda “poison water” and celebrate “Noam Chomsky Day” in place of Christmas). When tragedy strikes and the delicate ecosystem of their counterculture paradise is thrown into disarray, Ben and his clan are forced to take a trip across the country in their camper van, which is affectionately named “Steve.” Both heartbreak and hilarity ensue as the kids face some of their first social interactions with the wider world—and discover hot dogs. As his children see more of the world—and as his rebellious eldest son (George MacKay, Pride, Sunshine on Leith) becomes determined to march to the beat of his own drum—Ben begins to question whether shutting them off from it is the right decision.

    Best known for his heavy-duty dramatic roles, Mortensen reveals a wonderful gift for comedy as the back-to-nature patriarch Ben and his interactions with the young actors playing his children yields some truly laugh-out-loud moments (particularly when he doles out hunting knives to the older kids as presents, and bestows a copy of The Joy of Sex upon his six-year-old son). Boasting a stellar supporting cast that includes veterans Steve Zahn (Dallas Buyers Club), Kathryn Hahn, and the great Frank Langella (Robot & Frank), Captain Fantastic is an irresistible comedy-drama that asks what it is that truly makes a family.

    "Mr. Mortensen gives the story unshakable grounding. He’s a star who doesn’t act like a star, yet everyone in his orbit feels his power. He and this strong, adventurous film deserve each other." (Joe Morgenstern, The Wall Street Journal)

    "Not only is it wonderful—it is heartfelt, comedic, gorgeous and just the right amount of sad." (Brian Moylan, The Guardian)

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

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    Captain Fantastic
    Sunday November 13, 7:00p–8:58p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
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    Cost: $9

    The sophomore film from actor-director Matt Ross (best known for his roles on TV’s Big Love and Silicon Valley), Captain Fantastic offers a delightfully offbeat and heartwarming tale about love, duty, and family.

    Ben (Viggo Mortensen, A Dangerous Method, Eastern Promises) and his wife are non-conformists who have chosen to raise their six kids deep in the forests of the Pacific Northwest, where they have been taught to live off the land, trained to have the endurance of professional athletes, and instilled with advanced knowledge of philosophy, literature, and geopolitics (they consider soda “poison water” and celebrate “Noam Chomsky Day” in place of Christmas). When tragedy strikes and the delicate ecosystem of their counterculture paradise is thrown into disarray, Ben and his clan are forced to take a trip across the country in their camper van, which is affectionately named “Steve.” Both heartbreak and hilarity ensue as the kids face some of their first social interactions with the wider world—and discover hot dogs. As his children see more of the world—and as his rebellious eldest son (George MacKay, Pride, Sunshine on Leith) becomes determined to march to the beat of his own drum—Ben begins to question whether shutting them off from it is the right decision.

    Best known for his heavy-duty dramatic roles, Mortensen reveals a wonderful gift for comedy as the back-to-nature patriarch Ben and his interactions with the young actors playing his children yields some truly laugh-out-loud moments (particularly when he doles out hunting knives to the older kids as presents, and bestows a copy of The Joy of Sex upon his six-year-old son). Boasting a stellar supporting cast that includes veterans Steve Zahn (Dallas Buyers Club), Kathryn Hahn, and the great Frank Langella (Robot & Frank), Captain Fantastic is an irresistible comedy-drama that asks what it is that truly makes a family.

    "Mr. Mortensen gives the story unshakable grounding. He’s a star who doesn’t act like a star, yet everyone in his orbit feels his power. He and this strong, adventurous film deserve each other." (Joe Morgenstern, The Wall Street Journal)

    "Not only is it wonderful—it is heartfelt, comedic, gorgeous and just the right amount of sad." (Brian Moylan, The Guardian)

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

  • CINEMA
    Our Little Sister
    Sunday November 20, 4:00p–6:08p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
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    Cost: $9

    Adapted from Akimi Yoshida's bestselling serialized manga Umimachi Diary, the new film from Japanese master Hirokazu Kore-eda (Like Father, Like Son; Nobody Knows), unfolds with the gentle rhythm of the waves that lap the shore of the seaside town of Kamakura, where this deeply affecting drama about a fractured, all-female family takes place.

    The three Koda sisters have been on their own ever since their parents' divorce, their mother having moved away shortly after her husband left her for another woman. Now in their twenties, the sisters still live together in the house that once belonged to their grandmother. The eldest sister, Sachi (Haruka Ayase), the de facto head of the family, works as a nurse; the middle child, Yoshino (Masami Nagasawa), has a successful career at a bank; while the youngest, Chika (Kaho), is a fashionable, fun-loving free spirit. When they receive news of their father's death, the sisters are surprised to discover that they have a step-sibling, the thirteen-year-old Suzu (Suzu Hirose), who gratefully accepts her elder sisters' offer to come live with them. The presence of the shy young Suzu, for whom the loss of her father is still a fresh wound, stirs long-dormant memories among the three sisters, who had thought of their father (if they thought of him at all) as a phantom. And the painful past becomes fully present once more when the women's mother suddenly reappears after fifteen years.

    As luminous and detailed as a traditional ukiyo-e ("picture of a floating world"), Our Little Sister is a subtle meditation on loss, absence, and the acceptance of death. Carrying on a great tradition of Japanese filmmaking, Kore-eda once again transforms everyday life into a deceptively simple yet truly oceanic masterpiece.

    "The film is quiet, understated and gentle, allowing the audience to take pleasure in teasing out its narrative subtleties, and presented with wonderful freshness and clarity." (Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian)

    "Kore-Eda’s film is more than the beautifully luminous faces of his actresses, the particular way they move and speak, or the lovely landscapes of Kamakura, even though all of these should be admired. So much more lies buried in-between the lines." (Dan Fainaru, Screen International)

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

  • CINEMA
    Our Little Sister
    Sunday November 20, 7:00p–9:08p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $9

    Adapted from Akimi Yoshida's bestselling serialized manga Umimachi Diary, the new film from Japanese master Hirokazu Kore-eda (Like Father, Like Son; Nobody Knows), unfolds with the gentle rhythm of the waves that lap the shore of the seaside town of Kamakura, where this deeply affecting drama about a fractured, all-female family takes place.

    The three Koda sisters have been on their own ever since their parents' divorce, their mother having moved away shortly after her husband left her for another woman. Now in their twenties, the sisters still live together in the house that once belonged to their grandmother. The eldest sister, Sachi (Haruka Ayase), the de facto head of the family, works as a nurse; the middle child, Yoshino (Masami Nagasawa), has a successful career at a bank; while the youngest, Chika (Kaho), is a fashionable, fun-loving free spirit. When they receive news of their father's death, the sisters are surprised to discover that they have a step-sibling, the thirteen-year-old Suzu (Suzu Hirose), who gratefully accepts her elder sisters' offer to come live with them. The presence of the shy young Suzu, for whom the loss of her father is still a fresh wound, stirs long-dormant memories among the three sisters, who had thought of their father (if they thought of him at all) as a phantom. And the painful past becomes fully present once more when the women's mother suddenly reappears after fifteen years.

    As luminous and detailed as a traditional ukiyo-e ("picture of a floating world"), Our Little Sister is a subtle meditation on loss, absence, and the acceptance of death. Carrying on a great tradition of Japanese filmmaking, Kore-eda once again transforms everyday life into a deceptively simple yet truly oceanic masterpiece.

    "The film is quiet, understated and gentle, allowing the audience to take pleasure in teasing out its narrative subtleties, and presented with wonderful freshness and clarity." (Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian)

    "Kore-Eda’s film is more than the beautifully luminous faces of his actresses, the particular way they move and speak, or the lovely landscapes of Kamakura, even though all of these should be admired. So much more lies buried in-between the lines." (Dan Fainaru, Screen International)

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

  • CINEMA
    Ixcanul
    Wednesday November 30, 7:00p–8:33p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
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    Cost: $9

    The brilliant debut by Guatemalan filmmaker Jayro Bustamante is a mesmerizing fusion of fact and fable, a dreamlike depiction of the daily lives of Kaqchikel-speaking Mayans on a coffee plantation at the base of an active volcano. Immersing us in its characters' customs and beliefs, Ixcanul chronicles, with unblinking realism, a disappearing tradition—and a disappearing people.

    Seventeen-year-old María (María Mercedes Coroy) and her family harvest coffee beans for Spanish-speaking foreman Ignacio, to whom María is promised in marriage. But María yearns for young picker Pepe, who dreams of leaving the region and travelling to what he calls "the other side of the volcano:" the United States. When María and Pepe do come together late one evening, their union has tragic consequences.

    The ominous snakes that pervade the mountain's slopes seem to foretell the dangers that await Guatemala's Mayans as modernity encroaches, and Bustamante is most concerned with this clash of civilizations. When María is thrust into her first-ever trip to the city in order to visit the hospital, an unfair balance of power is glaringly apparent. Unable to speak Spanish, María and her parents are at a disadvantage, and the city seems ready to swallow them whole.

    For all its beauty, Ixcanul takes aim at the bureaucratic obstacles that leave Guatemala's indigenous peoples so vulnerable in the face of a Eurocentric culture and language they do not understand.

    "What emerges, finally, is a film that gives an urgent, original voice to a people too frequently marginalized in both movies and society at large." (Scott Foundas, Variety)

    "Steeped in a culture rarely observed on screen, Bustamante's film has the airs of a documentary. Its ensemble cast of local actors have zero trace of affectation in their performances." (Nikola Grozdanovic, The Playlist)

    "What’s most striking about Ixcanul is the elegant way in which it is shot. Scenes are given space, and the audience is allowed ample time to soak up the atmosphere." (Jordan Hoffman, The Guardian)

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