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July 26 - August 1

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August 2 - 8

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ALL UPCOMING EVENTS

  • THEATRE
    I'll Be Back Before Midnight!
    Friday July 31, 8:00p–10:00p
    Presented by Valley Summer Theatre
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $30.00 Regular / $23.00 Student
    Subscription Discounts available

    Tickets: Tickets available from all Atlantic TicketPro locations including: Cochrane's Phamasave – Wolfville; Wilsons Phamasave - Kentville & Berwick; Windsor Home Hardware - Windsor

    Buy Tickets Online

    A remote farmhouse. An archaeological dig. A troubled wife, her distant husband, his manipulative sister ... and the colourful neighbouring farmer, telling chilling tales of ghastly ghosts and grisly murder. Playing to enthusiastic sold-out houses since 1979, this play has been heralded by critics and audiences alike as the finest stage thriller Canada has ever produced.

    "Midnight is the perfect concoction of suspense and mayhem mixed with just the right amount of comic relief"
    - Richard Whelan, The Stratford Beacon

    "No amount of praise seems excessive... you’ll either be shivering in your seat or rolling out of it with laughter."
    - Ari Salant, New York Theatre Voice

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

  • THEATRE
    I'll Be Back Before Midnight!
    Saturday August 1, 8:00p–10:00p
    Presented by Valley Summer Theatre
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $30.00 Regular / $23.00 Student
    Subscription Discounts available

    Tickets: Tickets available from all Atlantic TicketPro locations including: Cochrane's Phamasave – Wolfville; Wilsons Phamasave - Kentville & Berwick; Windsor Home Hardware - Windsor

    Buy Tickets Online

    A remote farmhouse. An archaeological dig. A troubled wife, her distant husband, his manipulative sister ... and the colourful neighbouring farmer, telling chilling tales of ghastly ghosts and grisly murder. Playing to enthusiastic sold-out houses since 1979, this play has been heralded by critics and audiences alike as the finest stage thriller Canada has ever produced.

    "Midnight is the perfect concoction of suspense and mayhem mixed with just the right amount of comic relief"
    - Richard Whelan, The Stratford Beacon

    "No amount of praise seems excessive... you’ll either be shivering in your seat or rolling out of it with laughter."
    - Ari Salant, New York Theatre Voice

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

  • THEATRE
    I'll Be Back Before Midnight!
    Sunday August 2, 2:00p–4:00p
    Presented by Valley Summer Theatre
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $30.00 Regular / $23.00 Student
    Subscription Discounts available

    Tickets: Tickets available from all Atlantic TicketPro locations including: Cochrane's Phamasave – Wolfville; Wilsons Phamasave - Kentville & Berwick; Windsor Home Hardware - Windsor

    Buy Tickets Online

    A remote farmhouse. An archaeological dig. A troubled wife, her distant husband, his manipulative sister ... and the colourful neighbouring farmer, telling chilling tales of ghastly ghosts and grisly murder. Playing to enthusiastic sold-out houses since 1979, this play has been heralded by critics and audiences alike as the finest stage thriller Canada has ever produced.

    "Midnight is the perfect concoction of suspense and mayhem mixed with just the right amount of comic relief"
    - Richard Whelan, The Stratford Beacon

    "No amount of praise seems excessive... you’ll either be shivering in your seat or rolling out of it with laughter."
    - Ari Salant, New York Theatre Voice

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

  • THEATRE
    Wingfield On Ice
    Friday August 7, 8:00p–10:00p
    Presented by Valley Summer Theatre
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $30 Regular / $23 Student
    Subscription Discounts available

    Tickets: Tickets available from all Atlantic TicketPro locations including: Cochrane's Pharmasave – Wolfville; Wilsons Pharmasave - Kentville & Berwick; Windsor Home Hardware - Windsor

    Buy Tickets Online

    As the first frosts come to Persephone Township Walt and Maggie Wingfield are all set to welcome new life to the farm. She's expecting, and he's nesting. But Walt is alarmed about the old feuds that divide the neighbours and disturb the tranquillity of the community. His attempts to mend other people's fences meet with a resistance as stiff and cold as the weather itself. And the biggest challenge to them all is looming on the horizon.
    "powerhouse acting skills… could very well be the best of the bunch… It doesn't matter if you haven't seen any other installments of the series. Wingfield On Ice is theatrical magic that needs no introduction."
    -David Lennan, Weekend Edition
    "chock full of the same puckish humour and keen eye for human foibles that made its predecessors so enjoyable"
    -Adrian Chamberlain, The Victoria Times Colonist

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

  • THEATRE
    Wingfield On Ice
    Saturday August 8, 2:00p–4:00p
    Presented by Valley Summer Theatre
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $30 Regular / $23 Student
    Subscription Discounts available

    Tickets: Tickets available from all Atlantic TicketPro locations including: Cochrane's Pharmasave – Wolfville; Wilsons Pharmasave - Kentville & Berwick; Windsor Home Hardware - Windsor

    Buy Tickets Online

    As the first frosts come to Persephone Township Walt and Maggie Wingfield are all set to welcome new life to the farm. She's expecting, and he's nesting. But Walt is alarmed about the old feuds that divide the neighbours and disturb the tranquillity of the community. His attempts to mend other people's fences meet with a resistance as stiff and cold as the weather itself. And the biggest challenge to them all is looming on the horizon.
    "powerhouse acting skills… could very well be the best of the bunch… It doesn't matter if you haven't seen any other installments of the series. Wingfield On Ice is theatrical magic that needs no introduction."
    -David Lennan, Weekend Edition
    "chock full of the same puckish humour and keen eye for human foibles that made its predecessors so enjoyable"
    -Adrian Chamberlain, The Victoria Times Colonist

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

  • THEATRE
    Wingfield On Ice
    Saturday August 8, 8:00p–10:00p
    Presented by Valley Summer Theatre
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $30 Regular / $23 Student
    Subscription Discounts available

    Tickets: Tickets available from all Atlantic TicketPro locations including: Cochrane's Pharmasave – Wolfville; Wilsons Pharmasave - Kentville & Berwick; Windsor Home Hardware - Windsor

    Buy Tickets Online

    As the first frosts come to Persephone Township Walt and Maggie Wingfield are all set to welcome new life to the farm. She's expecting, and he's nesting. But Walt is alarmed about the old feuds that divide the neighbours and disturb the tranquillity of the community. His attempts to mend other people's fences meet with a resistance as stiff and cold as the weather itself. And the biggest challenge to them all is looming on the horizon.
    "powerhouse acting skills… could very well be the best of the bunch… It doesn't matter if you haven't seen any other installments of the series. Wingfield On Ice is theatrical magic that needs no introduction."
    -David Lennan, Weekend Edition
    "chock full of the same puckish humour and keen eye for human foibles that made its predecessors so enjoyable"
    -Adrian Chamberlain, The Victoria Times Colonist

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

  • THEATRE
    Wingfield On Ice
    Sunday August 9, 2:00p–4:00p
    Presented by Valley Summer Theatre
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $30 Regular / $23 Student
    Subscription Discounts available

    Tickets: Tickets available from all Atlantic TicketPro locations including: Cochrane's Pharmasave – Wolfville; Wilsons Pharmasave - Kentville & Berwick; Windsor Home Hardware - Windsor

    Buy Tickets Online

    As the first frosts come to Persephone Township Walt and Maggie Wingfield are all set to welcome new life to the farm. She's expecting, and he's nesting. But Walt is alarmed about the old feuds that divide the neighbours and disturb the tranquillity of the community. His attempts to mend other people's fences meet with a resistance as stiff and cold as the weather itself. And the biggest challenge to them all is looming on the horizon.
    "powerhouse acting skills… could very well be the best of the bunch… It doesn't matter if you haven't seen any other installments of the series. Wingfield On Ice is theatrical magic that needs no introduction."
    -David Lennan, Weekend Edition
    "chock full of the same puckish humour and keen eye for human foibles that made its predecessors so enjoyable"
    -Adrian Chamberlain, The Victoria Times Colonist

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

  • MUSIC
    13-The Musical
    Thursday August 20, 1:00p–3:00p
    Presented by Edalene Theatre
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: Prices: Children under 16, $10, Adults $12 and Groups of 4 for $40

    Tickets: Call 902-799-9009 to book your ticket or email kerri@edalenetheatre.ca

    Edalene Theatre's Summer Theatre Intensive Camp presents the hit teen musical-13.Touching on the reality of becoming a teen in today's world and all the angst and drama of dealing with growing up, 13 features amazing music and great characters with a story everyone who is a teen, was a teen or will be a teen can relate to.
    Under the direction of Kerri Leier with musical direction by Melissa Vidito and choreography by Alexa Ewert, these campers have worked extremely hard over the past three weeks to bring to life a show that speaks to the growing pains we all have faced.

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

  • MUSIC
    13-The Musical
    Thursday August 20, 8:00p–10:00p
    Presented by Edalene Theatre
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: Prices: Children under 16, $10, Adults $12 and Groups of 4 for $40

    Tickets: Call 902-799-9009 to book your ticket or email kerri@edalenetheatre.ca

    Edalene Theatre's Summer Theatre Intensive Camp presents the hit teen musical-13.Touching on the reality of becoming a teen in today's world and all the angst and drama of dealing with growing up, 13 features amazing music and great characters with a story everyone who is a teen, was a teen or will be a teen can relate to.
    Under the direction of Kerri Leier with musical direction by Melissa Vidito and choreography by Alexa Ewert, these campers have worked extremely hard over the past three weeks to bring to life a show that speaks to the growing pains we all have faced.

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

  • MUSIC
    13-The Musical
    Friday August 21, 1:00p
    Presented by Edalene Theatre
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: Prices: Children under 16, $10, Adults $12 and Groups of 4 for $40

    Tickets: Call 902-799-9009 to book your ticket or email kerri@edalenetheatre.ca

    Edalene Theatre's Summer Theatre Intensive Camp presents the hit teen musical-13.Touching on the reality of becoming a teen in today's world and all the angst and drama of dealing with growing up, 13 features amazing music and great characters with a story everyone who is a teen, was a teen or will be a teen can relate to.
    Under the direction of Kerri Leier with musical direction by Melissa Vidito and choreography by Alexa Ewert, these campers have worked extremely hard over the past three weeks to bring to life a show that speaks to the growing pains we all have faced.

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

  • MUSIC
    13-The Musical
    Friday August 21, 8:00p
    Presented by Edalene Theatre
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: Children under 16-$10, Adults-$12, Groups of 4-$40

    Tickets: call 902-799-9009 to reserve your tickets or email Kerri@edalenetheatre.ca

    Edalene Theatre's Summer Theatre Intensive Camp presents the hit teen musical-13.Touching on the reality of becoming a teen in today's world and all the angst and drama of dealing with growing up, 13 features amazing music and great characters with a story everyone who is a teen, was a teen or will be a teen can relate to.
    Under the direction of Kerri Leier with musical direction by Melissa Vidito and choreography by Alexa Ewert, these campers have worked extremely hard over the past three weeks to bring to life a show that speaks to the growing pains we all have faced.

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

  • CINEMA
    I’ll See You in My Dreams
    Sunday September 6, 7:00p–8:32p
    Presented by Fundy Film Society
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $9

    Premiering at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, director Brett Haley's I’ll See You in My Dreams is a funny, touching, and romantic comedy-drama that follows a retired schoolteacher as she discovers new friendships, adventures and heartaches in her twilight years.

    A long-time widow and empty-nester, Carol Petersen (Blythe Danner, Sylvia, Meet the Parents) enjoys a pleasantly placid every¬day routine of playing bridge with friends, tending her garden, watching TV and relaxing with a glass of wine. But when her beloved dog becomes ill and has to be put down, Carol is confronted with the loneliness at the core of her seemingly comfortable and tranquil life. With the help of her best friends—played by the stellar trio of June Squibb (Nebraska), Rhea Perlman and Mary Kay Place—Carol decides to embrace the world, embarking on an unlikely friendship with her young pool maintenance man (Martin Starr), pursuing a new love interest (Sam Elliott, Grandma, Up in the Air), and reconnecting with her daughter (Malin Akerman, The Bang Bang Club).

    Taking advantage of a rare leading role, the marvelous Danner endows Carol with a lifetime’s worth of wisdom and experience, and her outstanding work is matched by the rest of the sterling supporting cast. Sensitive, nuanced and affectingly sincere, I’ll See You in My Dreams is a revelatory tale about love among the not-so-young.

    "Now after 43 years in feature films, Danner has gotten the opportunity to show what she can do, and in I’ll See You in My Dreams, she is simply jaw-dropping, just wonderful." (Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle)

    "Director Brett Haley (...) has managed to create a film about those final years that gets to the heart of things like loss and love without patronizing or parody. No small thing to create a movie whose cast is mostly in their 70s yet whose story is so relatable whatever your age." (Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times)

    Contact: info@fundyfilm.ca  |  (902) 542-5157

  • CINEMA
    I’ll See You in My Dreams
    Monday September 7, 7:00p–8:32p
    Presented by Fundy Film Society
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $9

    Premiering at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, director Brett Haley's I’ll See You in My Dreams is a funny, touching, and romantic comedy-drama that follows a retired schoolteacher as she discovers new friendships, adventures and heartaches in her twilight years.

    A long-time widow and empty-nester, Carol Petersen (Blythe Danner, Sylvia, Meet the Parents) enjoys a pleasantly placid every¬day routine of playing bridge with friends, tending her garden, watching TV and relaxing with a glass of wine. But when her beloved dog becomes ill and has to be put down, Carol is confronted with the loneliness at the core of her seemingly comfortable and tranquil life. With the help of her best friends—played by the stellar trio of June Squibb (Nebraska), Rhea Perlman and Mary Kay Place—Carol decides to embrace the world, embarking on an unlikely friendship with her young pool maintenance man (Martin Starr), pursuing a new love interest (Sam Elliott, Grandma, Up in the Air), and reconnecting with her daughter (Malin Akerman, The Bang Bang Club).

    Taking advantage of a rare leading role, the marvelous Danner endows Carol with a lifetime’s worth of wisdom and experience, and her outstanding work is matched by the rest of the sterling supporting cast. Sensitive, nuanced and affectingly sincere, I’ll See You in My Dreams is a revelatory tale about love among the not-so-young.

    "Now after 43 years in feature films, Danner has gotten the opportunity to show what she can do, and in I’ll See You in My Dreams, she is simply jaw-dropping, just wonderful." (Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle)

    "Director Brett Haley (...) has managed to create a film about those final years that gets to the heart of things like loss and love without patronizing or parody. No small thing to create a movie whose cast is mostly in their 70s yet whose story is so relatable whatever your age." (Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times)

    Contact: info@fundyfilm.ca  |  (902) 542-5157

  • CINEMA
    Everyday Rebellion
    Wednesday September 9, 7:00p–8:52p
    Presented by Fundy Film Society
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $9

    Conceived and directed by the Riahi brothers, Everyday Rebellion is an impressionistic documentary essay as well as a web platform about non-violent forms of protest and civil disobedience in the 21st century. A project about methods of resistance supported by technology, seen not only through the current movements of the Arabian and Iranian uprisings, but also through former successful and less successful revolts. The film describes the everyday conscious and subconscious of resistance of societies fighting suppression and repression.

    "What does the Occupy movement in New York have in common with the Spanish Indignados protests or the Arab Spring? Is there a connection between the struggle of the Iranian democracy movement and the nonviolent uprising in Syria and what is the link between the Ukrainian topless activists of Femen and an Islamic culture like Egypt? And to top it off, what do Serbia and Turkey have to do with all this?

    The reasons for the various people’s uprisings in these countries may be diverse, but the creative nonviolent tactics they use in their struggles are strongly connected to each other. So are the activists who share these strategies, new ideas and established methods. Everyday Rebellion is a story about the richness of peaceful protest, acted out every day by passionate people from Spain, Iran, Syria, Ukraine, USA, UK and Serbia. These methods are inventive, funny and sometimes even aggressive. And the activists who use them believe that creative nonviolent protest will win over violent protest— and they are right. Nonviolence has scientifically been proven to be more effective and successful than violent protest. And the users of nonviolence are feared because they are rapidly changing the world and challenging dictatorships as well as global corporations.

    Everyday Rebellion is a tribute to the creativity of the nonviolent resistance. The project studies the consequences of a modern and rapidly changing society where new forms of protest to challenge the power of dictatorships and sometimes also global corporations are invented every day. Everyday Rebellion wants to give voice to all those who decide not to use violence to try changing a violent system. Because, as Ghandi said: 'First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win'." (http://www.everydayrebellion.net/the-project/)

    "A striking documentary that shows that non-violent forms of protest and civil disobedience can change the world, Everyday Rebellion is made with languid grace and insight by directors and brothers Arash and Arman Riahi, and it gently underscores how violence isn’t the only answer." (Mark Adams, Screen Daily)

    "As this intelligent film proves it is the smaller, more personal stance that may ultimately make the bigger difference." (Damon Wise, The Guardian)

    Contact: info@fundyfilm.ca  |  (902) 542-5157

  • CINEMA
    Infinitely Polar Bear
    Sunday September 13, 4:00p–5:30p
    Presented by Fundy Film Society
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $9

    A loving husband and father struggling with manic depression (Mark Ruffalo, Begin Again, The Kids Are All Right ) is forced to raise his two young daughters on his own, in this moving and inspirational drama based on writer-director Maya Forbes' own childhood experiences. This lovingly detailed, bittersweet debut careens between laughter and anxiety as it invites us into a singular family's chaotic home.

    Raising a family is not easy for anyone, but the Stuarts are a little more challenged than your average parents. Cameron Stuart (Ruffalo) has suffered a nervous breakdown and been diagnosed with manic depression, a highly stigmatized label that, in 1978 Boston, renders him virtually unemployable. Maggie Stuart (Zoe Saldana) works hard but cannot quite make ends meet. They are highly educated and completely broke. They also have two precocious young daughters to care for.

    A solution presents itself, but with it come unnerving risks: Maggie accepts a scholarship to pursue her business degree in New York, which means leaving Faith and Amelia in Boston—and solely in the hands of their father. Infinitely Polar Bear chronicles the eighteen-month period in which the aggressively gregarious, always unpredictable Cameron struggles to cope with his condition and become a viable single parent to the little girls he so clearly loves.

    Humour and heartbreak alike are on offer as we witness Cameron stumble in his attempts to be a good neighbour and engaged father while attending to his wildly varying moods and impulses. For every misstep, there is evidence of Cameron's fierce love, and Ruffalo performs the remarkable feat of keeping his character utterly sympathetic even in his darkest, most irresponsible moments. We can see plenty of problems and peril in the Stuart family, but, if we look closer, we can also see their wondrous gifts.

    "The movie is a small miracle, lifted by Ruffalo and these two remarkable young actresses. Refusing to soften the edges when Cam is off his meds, Ruffalo is a powerhouse. He and Forbes craft an indelibly intimate portrait of what makes a family when the roles of parent and child are reversed." (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone)

    "Written with wit and nuance and sensitively directed by Maya Forbes, who makes a formidable feature-film debut, this is a movie that informs and entertains, with a centerpiece performance by the great, often underrated and always surprising Mark Ruffalo." (Rex Reed, New York Observer)

    Contact: info@fundyfilm.ca  |  (902) 542-5157

  • CINEMA
    Infinitely Polar Bear
    Sunday September 13, 7:00p–8:30p
    Presented by Fundy Film Society
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $9

    A loving husband and father struggling with manic depression (Mark Ruffalo, Begin Again, The Kids Are All Right ) is forced to raise his two young daughters on his own, in this moving and inspirational drama based on writer-director Maya Forbes' own childhood experiences. This lovingly detailed, bittersweet debut careens between laughter and anxiety as it invites us into a singular family's chaotic home.

    Raising a family is not easy for anyone, but the Stuarts are a little more challenged than your average parents. Cameron Stuart (Ruffalo) has suffered a nervous breakdown and been diagnosed with manic depression, a highly stigmatized label that, in 1978 Boston, renders him virtually unemployable. Maggie Stuart (Zoe Saldana) works hard but cannot quite make ends meet. They are highly educated and completely broke. They also have two precocious young daughters to care for.

    A solution presents itself, but with it come unnerving risks: Maggie accepts a scholarship to pursue her business degree in New York, which means leaving Faith and Amelia in Boston—and solely in the hands of their father. Infinitely Polar Bear chronicles the eighteen-month period in which the aggressively gregarious, always unpredictable Cameron struggles to cope with his condition and become a viable single parent to the little girls he so clearly loves.

    Humour and heartbreak alike are on offer as we witness Cameron stumble in his attempts to be a good neighbour and engaged father while attending to his wildly varying moods and impulses. For every misstep, there is evidence of Cameron's fierce love, and Ruffalo performs the remarkable feat of keeping his character utterly sympathetic even in his darkest, most irresponsible moments. We can see plenty of problems and peril in the Stuart family, but, if we look closer, we can also see their wondrous gifts.

    "The movie is a small miracle, lifted by Ruffalo and these two remarkable young actresses. Refusing to soften the edges when Cam is off his meds, Ruffalo is a powerhouse. He and Forbes craft an indelibly intimate portrait of what makes a family when the roles of parent and child are reversed." (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone)

    "Written with wit and nuance and sensitively directed by Maya Forbes, who makes a formidable feature-film debut, this is a movie that informs and entertains, with a centerpiece performance by the great, often underrated and always surprising Mark Ruffalo." (Rex Reed, New York Observer)

    Contact: info@fundyfilm.ca  |  (902) 542-5157

  • CINEMA
    The Grump
    Sunday September 20, 4:00p–5:45p
    Presented by Fundy Film Society
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $9

    Based on Finnish author Tuomas Kyrö's popular novel, Dome Karukoski's The Grump juxtaposes the rural values of yesterday's Finland with the country's contemporary urban reality, with alternately hilarious and touching results. The eponymous, unnamed hero (played by legendary Finnish actor Antti Litja) is a stubbornly traditional eighty-year-old farmer who, following a domestic accident, must come to Helsinki and stay with his youngest son, an unemployed New Age sad sack, and his Type A businesswoman daughter-in-law.

    From the outset, the new houseguest is hell on wheels. His social attitudes are, at best, prehistoric: he is terrified of change and is generally averse to displaying any emotions save rage and frustration; he freaks out when he is served by a young black woman at a coffee shop; and he is flummoxed by his daughter-in-law's lavender-scented bathroom. (Lavender, he insists, was used to poison soldiers in the trenches.) Nevertheless, his generosity, dogged independence, and slow-food work ethic contrast vividly, and favourably, with the trendy attitudes and self-absorbed behaviour of those around him—and despite his gruff manner, it soon becomes apparent that the Grump is harbouring painful secrets that he is loath to address.

    While this scenario could easily lend itself to Archie Bunker/Norman Lear-style bromides, Karukoski deftly sidesteps this potential pitfall by making his hero both unbearable and sympathetic, satirizing his prejudices and narrow-mindedness while lauding his honesty and validating his frustration with and resistance to modern times. In adapting a book many thought could not be brought to the screen, Karukoski has created an up-to-the-minute piece of social satire and further established himself as one of today's most versatile and inventive filmmakers.

    "This comic romp boasts the sort of humor that can be appreciated by anyone who thinks the world is going to hell in a handbasket... a touching story about tolerance and closing the generation gap." (Alissa Simon, Variety)

    "Audiences who savoured the comic odyssey of The One Hundred Year Old Man are equally likely to embrace the journey of another elderly rascal in The Grump (Mielensapahoittaja), a sweetly sentimental adaptation of the bestselling Tuomas Kyro novel. The comedy is often broad but the emotional upheavals become increasingly heartfelt in what ultimately emerges as a poignant exploration of loneliness, old age and the pitfalls and pleasures of remaining resolutely stuck in your ways." (Allan Hunter, Screen Daily)

    Contact: info@fundyfilm.ca  |  (902) 542-5157

  • CINEMA
    The Grump
    Sunday September 20, 7:00p–8:45p
    Presented by Fundy Film Society
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $9

    Based on Finnish author Tuomas Kyrö's popular novel, Dome Karukoski's The Grump juxtaposes the rural values of yesterday's Finland with the country's contemporary urban reality, with alternately hilarious and touching results. The eponymous, unnamed hero (played by legendary Finnish actor Antti Litja) is a stubbornly traditional eighty-year-old farmer who, following a domestic accident, must come to Helsinki and stay with his youngest son, an unemployed New Age sad sack, and his Type A businesswoman daughter-in-law.

    From the outset, the new houseguest is hell on wheels. His social attitudes are, at best, prehistoric: he is terrified of change and is generally averse to displaying any emotions save rage and frustration; he freaks out when he is served by a young black woman at a coffee shop; and he is flummoxed by his daughter-in-law's lavender-scented bathroom. (Lavender, he insists, was used to poison soldiers in the trenches.) Nevertheless, his generosity, dogged independence, and slow-food work ethic contrast vividly, and favourably, with the trendy attitudes and self-absorbed behaviour of those around him—and despite his gruff manner, it soon becomes apparent that the Grump is harbouring painful secrets that he is loath to address.

    While this scenario could easily lend itself to Archie Bunker/Norman Lear-style bromides, Karukoski deftly sidesteps this potential pitfall by making his hero both unbearable and sympathetic, satirizing his prejudices and narrow-mindedness while lauding his honesty and validating his frustration with and resistance to modern times. In adapting a book many thought could not be brought to the screen, Karukoski has created an up-to-the-minute piece of social satire and further established himself as one of today's most versatile and inventive filmmakers.

    "This comic romp boasts the sort of humor that can be appreciated by anyone who thinks the world is going to hell in a handbasket... a touching story about tolerance and closing the generation gap." (Alissa Simon, Variety)

    "Audiences who savoured the comic odyssey of The One Hundred Year Old Man are equally likely to embrace the journey of another elderly rascal in The Grump (Mielensapahoittaja), a sweetly sentimental adaptation of the bestselling Tuomas Kyro novel. The comedy is often broad but the emotional upheavals become increasingly heartfelt in what ultimately emerges as a poignant exploration of loneliness, old age and the pitfalls and pleasures of remaining resolutely stuck in your ways." (Allan Hunter, Screen Daily)

    Contact: info@fundyfilm.ca  |  (902) 542-5157

  • CINEMA
    Amy
    Wednesday September 23, 7:00p–9:08p
    Presented by Fundy Film Society
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $9

    From BAFTA award-winning director Asif Kapadia (Senna), Amy tells the incredible story of six-time Grammy-winner Amy Winehouse—in her own words. Featuring extensive unseen archive footage and previously unheard tracks, this strikingly modern, moving and vital film shines a light on the world we live in, in a way that very few can.

    A once-in-a-generation talent, Amy Winehouse was a musician that captured the world’s attention. A pure jazz artist in the most authentic sense—she wrote and sung from the heart using her musical gifts to analyse her own problems. The combination of her raw honesty and supreme talent resulted in some of the most unique and adored songs of the modern era.

    Her huge success, however, resulted in relentless and invasive media attention which coupled with Amy’s troubled relationships and precarious lifestyle saw her life tragically begin to unravel. Amy Winehouse died from alcohol poisoning in July 2011 at the age of 27.

    "[A] sensitive, superbly constructed, ultimately shattering documentary." (Ann Hornaday, Washington Post)

    "Amy Winehouse’s story is a tragic one—as with Kurt Cobain, who also died at 27, her potential as a singer and songwriter was only just beginning to be realized. Yet the prevailing mood of this documentary is joy. Kapadia captures what was irreplaceable about this unique performer, and in the process gives her the opportunity to do what she was made to do, the only thing she ever really wanted: to sing." (Dana Stevens, Slate)

    Contact: info@fundyfilm.ca  |  (902) 542-5157

  • CINEMA
    Mr. Holmes
    Sunday September 27, 4:00p–5:44p
    Presented by Fundy Film Society
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $9

    In 1947, the long-retired Sherlock Holmes (Ian McKellen), aged 93, returns from a journey to Japan, where, in search of a rare plant with powerful restorative qualities, he has witnessed the devastation of nuclear warfare. Now, in his remote seaside farmhouse, Holmes faces the end of his days tending to his bees, with only the company of his housekeeper, Mrs. Munro (Laura Linney, Hyde Park on Hudson, The Savages), and her young son, Roger (Milo Parker).

    Grappling with the diminishing powers of his mind, Holmes comes to rely upon the boy as he revisits the circumstances of the unsolved case that forced him into retirement—a case involving an aggrieved husband, Thomas Kelmot (Patrick Kennedy, The Last Station, Atonement), his estranged wife Ann (Hattie Morahan, The Bank Job), and a strange musical instrument, a glass armonica, with possible occult powers, but, above all, a case in which Holmes got something wrong—and searches for answers to the mysteries of life and love—before it is too late.

    Adapted from Mitch Cullin's 2005 novel, A Slight Trick of the Mind, Mr. Holmes is a new twist on the world's most famous detective, in which he must detangle latent hang-ups regarding an unsolved case from his younger years at 221B Baker Street. Seventeen years after the movie that put him on the directing map and won him a screenwriting Oscar, Gods and Monsters, Bill Condon (Dreamgirls) is reunited with that film’s redoubtable star, Ian McKellen, in a pleasing variation on shared themes of aging and mortality. McKellen takes to the role with effortless gravitas and emotional versatility.

    "McKellen is brilliant throughout, his piercing blue eyes revealing the gallantry of youth and the sadness of a life’s worth of memories slipping further away. His understated and charming approach to the role makes it all the more potent and engaging." (Miriam Di Nunzio, Chicago Sun-Times)

    "Maneuvering shrewdly within the boundaries of the traditional canon and aided by the impeccable performance of Ian McKellen, Bill Condon directs an elegant puzzler that presents the sage of Baker Street dealing with the one thing he's never had to contend with before: his own emotions." (Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times)

    Contact: info@fundyfilm.ca  |  (902) 542-5157

  • CINEMA
    Mr. Holmes
    Sunday September 27, 7:00p–8:44p
    Presented by Fundy Film Society
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $9

    In 1947, the long-retired Sherlock Holmes (Ian McKellen), aged 93, returns from a journey to Japan, where, in search of a rare plant with powerful restorative qualities, he has witnessed the devastation of nuclear warfare. Now, in his remote seaside farmhouse, Holmes faces the end of his days tending to his bees, with only the company of his housekeeper, Mrs. Munro (Laura Linney, Hyde Park on Hudson, The Savages), and her young son, Roger (Milo Parker).

    Grappling with the diminishing powers of his mind, Holmes comes to rely upon the boy as he revisits the circumstances of the unsolved case that forced him into retirement—a case involving an aggrieved husband, Thomas Kelmot (Patrick Kennedy, The Last Station, Atonement), his estranged wife Ann (Hattie Morahan, The Bank Job), and a strange musical instrument, a glass armonica, with possible occult powers, but, above all, a case in which Holmes got something wrong—and searches for answers to the mysteries of life and love—before it is too late.

    Adapted from Mitch Cullin's 2005 novel, A Slight Trick of the Mind, Mr. Holmes is a new twist on the world's most famous detective, in which he must detangle latent hang-ups regarding an unsolved case from his younger years at 221B Baker Street. Seventeen years after the movie that put him on the directing map and won him a screenwriting Oscar, Gods and Monsters, Bill Condon (Dreamgirls) is reunited with that film’s redoubtable star, Ian McKellen, in a pleasing variation on shared themes of aging and mortality. McKellen takes to the role with effortless gravitas and emotional versatility.

    "McKellen is brilliant throughout, his piercing blue eyes revealing the gallantry of youth and the sadness of a life’s worth of memories slipping further away. His understated and charming approach to the role makes it all the more potent and engaging." (Miriam Di Nunzio, Chicago Sun-Times)

    "Maneuvering shrewdly within the boundaries of the traditional canon and aided by the impeccable performance of Ian McKellen, Bill Condon directs an elegant puzzler that presents the sage of Baker Street dealing with the one thing he's never had to contend with before: his own emotions." (Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times)

    Contact: info@fundyfilm.ca  |  (902) 542-5157

  • CINEMA
    Ex Machina
    Wednesday September 30, 7:00p–8:48p
    Presented by Fundy Film Society
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $9

    Alex Garland, writer of 28 Days Later and Sunshine, makes his directorial debut with the stylish and cerebral thriller, Ex Machina.

    Caleb Smith (Domhnall Gleeson, Calvary, Anna Karenina), a programmer at an internet-search giant, wins a competition to spend a week at the private mountain estate of the company's brilliant and reclusive CEO, Nathan Bateman (Oscar Isaac, Inside Llewyn Davis).

    Upon his arrival, Caleb learns that Nathan has chosen him to be the human component in a Turing Test—charging him with evaluating the capabilities, and ultimately the consciousness, of Nathan's latest experiment in artificial intelligence.

    That experiment is Ava (Alicia Vikander, Testament of Youth, Anna Karenina, A Royal Affair), a breathtaking A.I. whose emotional intelligence proves more sophisticated—and more deceptive—than the two men could have imagined.

    "Shrewdly imagined and persuasively made, Ex Machina is a spooky piece of speculative fiction that's completely plausible, capable of both thinking big thoughts and providing pulp thrills. But even saying that doesn't do this quietly unnerving film full justice." (Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times)

    "It plays like Frankenstein meets Blade Runner via Hitchcock haunted by the ghosts of Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations, in a film that’s both highly literate and steeped in tense cat-and-mouse chills. Thematically epic—it demands to be seen at least twice and should fuel hours of debate—structurally it’s as lithe as Ava’s perfect mesh frame." (Rosie Fletcher, Total Film)

    "To dismiss Ex Machina as just another robot movie would be like calling the Grand Canyon a hole in the ground. It's one of the most original, smart, thought-provoking science fiction movies of recent years." (Marc Mohan, Portland Oregonian)

    Contact: info@fundyfilm.ca  |  (902) 542-5157

  • CINEMA
    Jimmy’s Hall
    Sunday October 4, 4:00p–5:49p
    Presented by Fundy Film Society
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $9

    Recounting the incredible true story of activist Jimmy Gralton, the new film from revered British director Ken Loach (The Angels’ Share, The Wind That Shakes the Barley) creates a stirring drama from a tumultuous yet little-known chapter of Irish history.

    Upon returning to his Irish hometown of Effrinagh from America in the early 1930s to care for his ailing mother, Gralton (Barry Ward) reopens a community dance hall that he had founded before the war. Jimmy’s Hall quickly becomes popular with local youth as a place to gather, dance to jazz, and host community events and debates. But, fearful that the hall is serving as a breeding ground for permissiveness, Americanization, and political radicalism—especially after Gralton joins the Revolutionary Workers’ Group, the forerunner of the Irish Communist Party—the local church attempts to shut it down. This only serves to stoke the fires of discontent among the local populace, bringing the church leadership into conflict with both the working class and changing mores. As Gralton becomes an ever greater thorn in the side of conservative authority (which includes not only the Catholic Church, but the former revolutionaries of Sinn Féin and the IRA), the forces of repression are driven to an extreme, unprecedented—and shameful—measure to quash this burgeoning movement of grassroots progressivism.

    Anchored by strong, naturalistic performances and buoyed by the exciting music of the time, the rousing Jimmy’s Hall is on a smaller scale than the war epic of The Wind That Shakes the Barley, but proudly carries on the tradition of committed political and social filmmaking for which Loach is rightfully renowned.

    "Lovely [and] heartfelt … infused with a gentle romanticism that buoys the film without cheapening the gravity of its subject. A minor-key but eminently enjoyable work by a master craftsman." (Scott Foundas, Variety)

    "Don’t let the politics scare you off, for Jimmy’s Hall is a joyous movie... Loach’s film isn’t technically a musical, but it has that same spirit, that same let’s-put-on-a-show vitality." (Bilge Ebiri, New York Magazine)

    Contact: info@fundyfilm.ca  |  (902) 542-5157

  • CINEMA
    Jimmy’s Hall
    Sunday October 4, 7:00p–8:49p
    Presented by Fundy Film Society
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $9

    Recounting the incredible true story of activist Jimmy Gralton, the new film from revered British director Ken Loach (The Angels’ Share, The Wind That Shakes the Barley) creates a stirring drama from a tumultuous yet little-known chapter of Irish history.

    Upon returning to his Irish hometown of Effrinagh from America in the early 1930s to care for his ailing mother, Gralton (Barry Ward) reopens a community dance hall that he had founded before the war. Jimmy’s Hall quickly becomes popular with local youth as a place to gather, dance to jazz, and host community events and debates. But, fearful that the hall is serving as a breeding ground for permissiveness, Americanization, and political radicalism—especially after Gralton joins the Revolutionary Workers’ Group, the forerunner of the Irish Communist Party—the local church attempts to shut it down. This only serves to stoke the fires of discontent among the local populace, bringing the church leadership into conflict with both the working class and changing mores. As Gralton becomes an ever greater thorn in the side of conservative authority (which includes not only the Catholic Church, but the former revolutionaries of Sinn Féin and the IRA), the forces of repression are driven to an extreme, unprecedented—and shameful—measure to quash this burgeoning movement of grassroots progressivism.

    Anchored by strong, naturalistic performances and buoyed by the exciting music of the time, the rousing Jimmy’s Hall is on a smaller scale than the war epic of The Wind That Shakes the Barley, but proudly carries on the tradition of committed political and social filmmaking for which Loach is rightfully renowned.

    "Lovely [and] heartfelt … infused with a gentle romanticism that buoys the film without cheapening the gravity of its subject. A minor-key but eminently enjoyable work by a master craftsman." (Scott Foundas, Variety)

    "Don’t let the politics scare you off, for Jimmy’s Hall is a joyous movie... Loach’s film isn’t technically a musical, but it has that same spirit, that same let’s-put-on-a-show vitality." (Bilge Ebiri, New York Magazine)

    Contact: info@fundyfilm.ca  |  (902) 542-5157

  • CINEMA
    Far from the Madding Crowd
    Sunday October 11, 7:00p–8:59p
    Presented by Fundy Film Society
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $9

    Based on the literary classic by Thomas Hardy, Far from the Madding Crowd is the story of independent, beautiful and headstrong Bathsheba Everdene (Carey Mulligan, Inside Llewyn Davis, An Education), who attracts three very different suitors: Gabriel Oak (Matthias Schoenaerts, Rust and Bone), a sheep farmer, captivated by her fetching willfulness; Frank Troy (Tom Sturridge, Pirate Radio), a handsome and reckless Sergeant; and William Boldwood (Michael Sheen, Midnight in Paris, The Damned United), a prosperous and mature bachelor. This timeless story of Bathsheba's choices and passions explores the nature of relationships and love—as well as the human ability to overcome hardships through resilience and perseverance.

    Far from the Madding Crowd is the first mainstream English-language film from Danish director Thomas Vinterberg, a charter member of Lars von Trier’s Dogme movement who is best known for The Celebration (1998) and The Hunt (2012). The sublime production—particularly the gorgeous cinematography, deft editing and beautiful musical score—transports the viewer into the English countryside. With its artfully composed scenes, the film has a painterly quality.

    "Carey Mulligan is magnificent as the courageous, uncertain heroine in a ravishing new adaptation of Hardy's novel... [Vinterberg] has accomplished something that is both extremely simple and extremely difficult: This is a gorgeous literary adaptation true to its period and its source material in almost every respect, largely shot in the 'Hardy country' along the south coast of England. It’s also a film that feels charged with life and hunger and romantic-erotic energy." (Andrew O'Hehir, Salon.com)

    "Director Thomas Vinterberg’s romantic rollercoaster honors Hardy’s rustic vibe. Remarkably, too, he’s made a thoroughly modern film anyone can relate to—it’s like a 'what a woman wants' discussion set in Victorian times. It’s also an instant classic." (Graham Fuller, New York Daily News)

    "Handsomely mounted, this is a period drama in which both unspoken demands and stated appetites drive the emotions that simmer below the surface from the first frame... few movies are delivered with this much craft and care." (Kevin Jagernauth, The Playlist)

    Contact: info@fundyfilm.ca  |  (902) 542-5157

  • CINEMA
    Far from the Madding Crowd
    Monday October 12, 7:00p–8:59p
    Presented by Fundy Film Society
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $9

    Based on the literary classic by Thomas Hardy, Far from the Madding Crowd is the story of independent, beautiful and headstrong Bathsheba Everdene (Carey Mulligan, Inside Llewyn Davis, An Education), who attracts three very different suitors: Gabriel Oak (Matthias Schoenaerts, Rust and Bone), a sheep farmer, captivated by her fetching willfulness; Frank Troy (Tom Sturridge, Pirate Radio), a handsome and reckless Sergeant; and William Boldwood (Michael Sheen, Midnight in Paris, The Damned United), a prosperous and mature bachelor. This timeless story of Bathsheba's choices and passions explores the nature of relationships and love—as well as the human ability to overcome hardships through resilience and perseverance.

    Far from the Madding Crowd is the first mainstream English-language film from Danish director Thomas Vinterberg, a charter member of Lars von Trier’s Dogme movement who is best known for The Celebration (1998) and The Hunt (2012). The sublime production—particularly the gorgeous cinematography, deft editing and beautiful musical score—transports the viewer into the English countryside. With its artfully composed scenes, the film has a painterly quality.

    "Carey Mulligan is magnificent as the courageous, uncertain heroine in a ravishing new adaptation of Hardy's novel... [Vinterberg] has accomplished something that is both extremely simple and extremely difficult: This is a gorgeous literary adaptation true to its period and its source material in almost every respect, largely shot in the 'Hardy country' along the south coast of England. It’s also a film that feels charged with life and hunger and romantic-erotic energy." (Andrew O'Hehir, Salon.com)

    "Director Thomas Vinterberg’s romantic rollercoaster honors Hardy’s rustic vibe. Remarkably, too, he’s made a thoroughly modern film anyone can relate to—it’s like a 'what a woman wants' discussion set in Victorian times. It’s also an instant classic." (Graham Fuller, New York Daily News)

    "Handsomely mounted, this is a period drama in which both unspoken demands and stated appetites drive the emotions that simmer below the surface from the first frame... few movies are delivered with this much craft and care." (Kevin Jagernauth, The Playlist)

    Contact: info@fundyfilm.ca  |  (902) 542-5157

  • CINEMA
    Timbuktu
    Wednesday October 14, 7:00p–8:37p
    Presented by Fundy Film Society
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $9

    Set during the early days of the 2012 fundamentalist takeover of northern Mali, the new film from the great African director Abderrahmane Sissako (Bamako)—nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the 87th Annual Academy Awards—is a powerful drama about the everyday woes and resistance of ordinary people in a city overrun by extremist foreign fighters.

    Under Timbuktu’s new fundamentalist rulers, music, laughter, and sports (even soccer) have been prohibited, women have been forced to cover their heads on pain of death, and kangaroo courts have
    been established that hand down horrendous punishments for even the slightest and most absurd of infractions. Kidane (Ibrahim Ahmed), a proud, independent herder who lives on the edge of the city
    with his wife, daughter and adopted son, has so far been unaffected by the city’s harsh new regime. But when, during a row over the slaughter of his prize cow, he accidentally kills a fisherman, he witnesses
    and experiences firsthand the nightmarish perversion of “justice” practiced by the city’s ruthless occupiers.

    Inspired by real people and events, Timbuktu accomplishes what only the greatest of art can: from the atrocities of war and oppression, it distills something luminous, lyrical and poetic. Featuring stunning cinematography by Sofiane el-Fani, consummate editing by Nadia Ben Rachid, and outstanding performances from its ensemble cast, Timbuktu movingly attests to the human will to resist the terrors and injustices of absolutism.

    "At a time when thugs are running rampant under the dubious banner of Islamic pietism and when Westerners nervously wonder where the next threat is coming from, Timbuktu returns the focus to those parts of the world where citizens—most of them Muslims—suffer indignity, violence, repression and death not as an abstract worst case but as daily life. Set in the titular city in Mali, this breathtaking, heartbreaking, humbly miraculous movie accomplishes precisely what cinema does at its best: take viewers into a world not their own, invite them to explore it in ways more compassionate than didactic, and leave them feeling perhaps better informed but certainly more connected to people whose aspirations, joys and anxieties aren’t so different from their own. With its spectacular sand-swept landscape, lush textures, beguiling music and indomitable, unforgettable protagonists, Timbuktu makes an effective case for both a culture and natural world under relentless attack. In providing audiences a chance to bear witness to unspeakable suffering as well as dazzling defiance and human dignity, Sissako has created a film that’s a privilege to watch." (Ann Hornaday, Washington Post)

    "A thoroughly remarkable and disquieting film from Mali’s Abderrahamane Sissako, Timbuktu is also a work of almost breathtaking visual beauty, but it manages to ravish the heart while dazzling the eye simultaneously, neither at the expense of the other. It’s a work of art that seems realized in an entirely organic way." (Glenn Kenny, RogerEbert.com)

    Contact: info@fundyfilm.ca  |  (902) 542-5157

  • THEATRE
    Broken Leg Theatre - Orange
    Saturday October 17, 7:00p–9:00p
    Presented by Donna Holmes
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: All Tickets - $10 available at the door (or by contacting Donna at iwakichick@hotmail.com)

    Tickets: by emailing Donna at iwakichick@hotmail.com

    Broken Leg Theatre is a theatrical variety show full of comedy, music, drama, and dance!

    October's theme this year is 'orange'. Orange you glad?  :O) 

    This is a family friendly show and because of that we're going to start at SEVEN (7pm) this time around (instead of 8). Check out our Facebook page for more details closer to the date. Tell all your friends and see you for the fun!

    Contact: iwakichick@hotmail.com

  • CINEMA
    Tu dors Nicole
    Sunday October 25, 4:00p–5:33p
    Presented by Fundy Film Society
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $9

    A critical hit at Cannes, the third fiction feature by Stéphane Lafleur (Continental, un film sans fusil) once again displays his trademark absurdist humour and sense of ennui, honing in on twentysomethings at an existential crossroads.

    Nicole (Julianne Côté, Sarah Prefers to Run) is adrift after her graduation, working a dead-end summer job in her small Quebec hometown and lazing away her evenings with her best pal Véronique (Catherine St-Laurent). Nicole is looking forward to having the house to herself while her parents are away on vacation—until her older brother Remi (Marc-André Grondin, C.R.A.Z.Y.) unexpectedly returns with his bandmates in tow, disrupting the girls’ languid summer. Friendships quickly cool when Remi’s new drummer, JF (Simon Larouche), piques Nicole’s interest, and it becomes clear that something has to—and will—change.

    Shot in luminous black and white, Tu dors Nicole is infused with a gorgeously sultry melancholy, particularly in the scenes where the insomniac Nicole wanders her neighbourhood in the middle of the night, marvelling at how much goes on while the rest of the world is asleep. Brilliantly capturing that liminal stage where the fading yet familiar attachments of childhood still seem far more appealing than the sterility of the grown-up world, Tu dors Nicole shows one of our finest young filmmakers at the peak of his powers.

    "Lafleur maintains a bouncy, consistently funny tone that you'd describe as featherlight, were there not real weight grounding it all. It's a near-miraculous trick, and evidence of the immense talent on display here: he has a real talent for making comedy work visually, and as you might expect from a former editor, a sense not just for landing a joke, but for creating a unique and distinctive rhythm." (Oliver Lyttelton, The Playlist)

    "Lafleur delivers an affecting, funny and eccentric—in the best sense of the word—meditation on that in-between state that people in their early twenties find themselves, as they are technically old enough to participate fully in all of life’s activities but they still lack the experience to know what they really want or what’s really good for them." (Boyd van Hoeij, The Hollywood Reporter)

    Contact: info@fundyfilm.ca  |  (902) 542-5157

  • CINEMA
    Tu dors Nicole
    Sunday October 25, 7:00p–8:33p
    Presented by Fundy Film Society
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $9

    A critical hit at Cannes, the third fiction feature by Stéphane Lafleur (Continental, un film sans fusil) once again displays his trademark absurdist humour and sense of ennui, honing in on twentysomethings at an existential crossroads.

    Nicole (Julianne Côté, Sarah Prefers to Run) is adrift after her graduation, working a dead-end summer job in her small Quebec hometown and lazing away her evenings with her best pal Véronique (Catherine St-Laurent). Nicole is looking forward to having the house to herself while her parents are away on vacation—until her older brother Remi (Marc-André Grondin, C.R.A.Z.Y.) unexpectedly returns with his bandmates in tow, disrupting the girls’ languid summer. Friendships quickly cool when Remi’s new drummer, JF (Simon Larouche), piques Nicole’s interest, and it becomes clear that something has to—and will—change.

    Shot in luminous black and white, Tu dors Nicole is infused with a gorgeously sultry melancholy, particularly in the scenes where the insomniac Nicole wanders her neighbourhood in the middle of the night, marvelling at how much goes on while the rest of the world is asleep. Brilliantly capturing that liminal stage where the fading yet familiar attachments of childhood still seem far more appealing than the sterility of the grown-up world, Tu dors Nicole shows one of our finest young filmmakers at the peak of his powers.

    "Lafleur maintains a bouncy, consistently funny tone that you'd describe as featherlight, were there not real weight grounding it all. It's a near-miraculous trick, and evidence of the immense talent on display here: he has a real talent for making comedy work visually, and as you might expect from a former editor, a sense not just for landing a joke, but for creating a unique and distinctive rhythm." (Oliver Lyttelton, The Playlist)

    "Lafleur delivers an affecting, funny and eccentric—in the best sense of the word—meditation on that in-between state that people in their early twenties find themselves, as they are technically old enough to participate fully in all of life’s activities but they still lack the experience to know what they really want or what’s really good for them." (Boyd van Hoeij, The Hollywood Reporter)

    Contact: info@fundyfilm.ca  |  (902) 542-5157

  • CINEMA
    ’71
    Sunday November 1, 4:00p–5:39p
    Presented by Fundy Film Society
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $9

    A gripping and intense thriller set on the mean streets of Belfast in the early years of the Troubles, ’71 is a remarkably assured feature debut for director Yann Demange. Written by Scottish playwright Gregory
    Burke (who effectively explored soldier psychology in his award-winning stage play Black Watch), ’71 skillfully navigates the bloody politics of the era to focus on the horrors suffered by ordinary soldiers and civilians at the heart of this brutal conflict.

    Rising star Jack O’Connell (Unbroken, Starred Up) gives a galvanizing performance as Gary Hook, a fresh British recruit whose unit is dispatched to help with peacekeeping in the Northern Irish capital during the fatefully violent year of 1971. After a routine house raid in the Catholic part of town goes awry, Gary finds himself separated from his unit and pursued by an armed gang of Provisional IRA fighters. With night closing in and no idea how to get back to his barracks, he must throw himself on the mercy of loyalist allies, whose nominal sympathies by no means translate into guarantees of sanctuary.

    Visceral and palpably tense, ’71 offers a grunt’s-eye view of a brutal and complex conflict, with O’Connell undeniably impressive and wholly convincing in his naïve and disbelieving reactions to the horrors around him. Beautifully shot, sporting an atmospheric production design that fully immerses you in the fraught and claustrophobic setting, and directed with a great sense of pace and excitement, ’71 is a haunting story of survival that elevates a specific situation to universal relevance.

    "Swift and exciting, with no taste for the usual war movie heroics, first-time feature film director Yann Demange's film belongs on a short list of immersive, rattling, authentic fictions right next door to the fact of survival inside a war zone." (Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune)

    "As much an urban thriller as a war movie ... this outstanding, muscular feature debut for French-born, British-based director Yann Demange almost never puts a foot wrong, from the softly underplayed performances to the splendidly speckled cinematography and fine-grained period detailing." (Leslie Felperin, The Hollywood Reporter)

    Contact: info@fundyfilm.ca  |  (902) 542-5157

  • CINEMA
    ’71
    Sunday November 1, 7:00p–8:39p
    Presented by Fundy Film Society
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $9

    A gripping and intense thriller set on the mean streets of Belfast in the early years of the Troubles, ’71 is a remarkably assured feature debut for director Yann Demange. Written by Scottish playwright Gregory
    Burke (who effectively explored soldier psychology in his award-winning stage play Black Watch), ’71 skillfully navigates the bloody politics of the era to focus on the horrors suffered by ordinary soldiers and civilians at the heart of this brutal conflict.

    Rising star Jack O’Connell (Unbroken, Starred Up) gives a galvanizing performance as Gary Hook, a fresh British recruit whose unit is dispatched to help with peacekeeping in the Northern Irish capital during the fatefully violent year of 1971. After a routine house raid in the Catholic part of town goes awry, Gary finds himself separated from his unit and pursued by an armed gang of Provisional IRA fighters. With night closing in and no idea how to get back to his barracks, he must throw himself on the mercy of loyalist allies, whose nominal sympathies by no means translate into guarantees of sanctuary.

    Visceral and palpably tense, ’71 offers a grunt’s-eye view of a brutal and complex conflict, with O’Connell undeniably impressive and wholly convincing in his naïve and disbelieving reactions to the horrors around him. Beautifully shot, sporting an atmospheric production design that fully immerses you in the fraught and claustrophobic setting, and directed with a great sense of pace and excitement, ’71 is a haunting story of survival that elevates a specific situation to universal relevance.

    "Swift and exciting, with no taste for the usual war movie heroics, first-time feature film director Yann Demange's film belongs on a short list of immersive, rattling, authentic fictions right next door to the fact of survival inside a war zone." (Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune)

    "As much an urban thriller as a war movie ... this outstanding, muscular feature debut for French-born, British-based director Yann Demange almost never puts a foot wrong, from the softly underplayed performances to the splendidly speckled cinematography and fine-grained period detailing." (Leslie Felperin, The Hollywood Reporter)

    Contact: info@fundyfilm.ca  |  (902) 542-5157