2-Week Calendar

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June 16 - 22

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June 23 - 29

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ALL UPCOMING EVENTS

  • CINEMA
    The White Crow
    Sunday June 16, 7:00p–9:07p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $10

    A young man of just 22, dressed in a black beret and a dark narrow suit, is on an airplane flying from St Petersburg to Paris. It is 1961 and Rudolf Nureyev (Oleg Ivenko), not yet the imperious figure of legend, is a member of the world-renowned Kirov Ballet Company, traveling for the first time outside the Soviet Union.

    Parisian life delights Nureyev and the young dancer is eager to consume all the culture, art and music the dazzling city has to offer. But the KGB officers who watch his every move become increasingly suspicious of his behavior and his friendship with the young Parisienne Clara Saint (Adèle Exarchopoulos, Blue Is the Warmest Colour). When they finally confront Nureyev with a shocking demand, he is forced to make a heart-breaking decision, one that may change the course of his life forever and put his family and friends in terrible danger.

    From Nureyev’s poverty-stricken childhood in the Soviet city of Ufa, to his blossoming as a student dancer in Leningrad, to his arrival at the epicentre of western culture in Paris in the early 1960s and a nail-biting stand-off at the Le Bourget airport, The White Crow is the true story of an incredible journey by a unique artist who transformed the world of ballet forever.

    The White Crow was inspired by the book Rudolf Nureyev: The Life by Julie Kavanagh and directed by Ralph Fiennes (The Invisible Woman).

    "Lovely, elegant, and curiously opaque ... The film’s many ballet scenes are stunning, to say the least." (Peter Debruge, Variety)

    "Oleg Ivenko, a Ukrainian dancer in his acting debut, is persuasive in The White Crow." (Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal)

    "An athletic, confident, undemanding film." (Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian)

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

  • THEATRE
    Coriolanus by William Shakespeare
    Friday June 21, 7:00p–10:00p
    Presented by Just Us! Coffee Roasters Co-op
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $15 at the door from 6pm on June 21

    CORIOLANUS, from Canada's Stratford Festival, is directed by genre-defying theatre artist Robert Lepage. Lepage takes the story about the rise and fall of a legendary general who must face off against the angry Roman mob and infuses it with the energy of Occupy Wall Street and the Arab Spring. The production was included in the “Best Theatre of 2018” lists in The Washington Post, the Toronto Star, The Globe and Mail and NOW.

    Contact: ntlive@justuscoffee.com

  • THEATRE
    Broken Leg Theatre - Over the Moon
    Saturday June 22, 7:00p–9:00p
    Presented by Donna Holmes
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: Tickets for this family-friendly performance are only $10.

    Tickets: At the Door or by contacting Donna at donnaholmes712@gmail.com

    Broken Leg Theatre is Over the Moon about the fact that humanity took its first steps on our bright satellite 50 years ago next month. Join us for our next show - it'll be out of this world!

    Broken Leg Theatre is a variety show that often features local performance artists such as The Dead Sheep Scrolls, DanceConXion, the Ukulele Ladies, Valley Ghost Walk ghosts, and more three times a year. Every show is simply amazing!! Don't miss it!

    If you'd like to be involved in Broken Leg theatre (on the stage or behind the scenes), or if you would like to reserve a ticket, please contact Donna Holmes at donnaholmes712@gmail.com or check out our Facebook page at https://facebook.com/brokenlegtheatre. :O)

    Contact: donnaholmes712@gmail.com

  • CINEMA
    Unga Astrid (Becoming Astrid)
    Sunday June 23, 7:00p–9:03p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $10

    "Long before she found fame with the 'Pippi Longstocking' series, the Swedish children's author Astrid Lindgren had an unplanned pregnancy that changed her life. In Becoming Astrid, the Danish director Pernille Fischer Christensen uses that formative event as a fulcrum, building a lightly fictionalized portrait of the young Lindgren (played by Alba August) from its emotional and practical fallout.

    We meet her in the 1920s, a strong-willed, spirited teenager whose quirky personality demands an escape from the small village in rural Sweden where her religious family farms on church land. The shame of the pregnancy means banishment—and liberation—to secretarial school in Stockholm, where her choice seems to be between an unwise marriage or a life without her child. It will take all her resolve to choose neither.

    In many respects, Becoming Astrid is your standard biographical drama, its familiar beats untroubled by narrative daring or stylistic surprises. But Erik Molberg Hansen’s relaxed camera movements and fuzzy-soft compositions are quite beautiful, and the performances—including the superb Trine Dyrholm (Love is All You Need, A Royal Affair) as the baby’s Danish foster mother—are pitch-perfect. Best of all is the magnetic August, whose open, mobile features can slide from plain to lovely with just a shift in the light and whose embrace of the character is a joy to watch.

    Bracketed by scenes filled with the voices of children as the aging Lindgren reads her fan mail, Becoming Astrid transforms teenage trauma into the wellspring of a lifelong gift." (Jeannette Catsoulis, The New York Times)

    "Throughout Becoming Astrid, August acquits herself brilliantly; the woman we come to know is a tangle of impulses and qualities, and feels vibrantly alive." (Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune)

    "This film about an exemplary woman, made by women, is as much a pleasure as it is a lesson." (Glenn Kenny, RogerEbert.com)

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

  • CINEMA
    All Is True
    Sunday June 30, 7:00p–8:41p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $10

    "There is a knowing irony in calling this fanciful Shakespeare biopic All Is True. Written by Ben Elton and directed by its star Kenneth Branagh (My Week with Marilyn), the film plays so fast and loose with the playwright’s final years that it’s clear that accuracy is not the priority here.

    But there is a succinct emotional truth to All is True, whose name comes from the alternative title to Shakespeare’s play, Henry VIII. It was during a performance of that play that a cannon burnt the Globe Theatre to the ground—and it is in the aftermath of that disaster that the film begins. Shakespeare, vowing that he is 'done with stories', returns to his family in Stratford to live out the rest of his days, but he has been absent for so long that his arrival disrupts their lives entirely.

    He is promptly consigned to the guest room by his wife Anne, played with commanding steeliness by Judi Dench (Nothing Like a Dame, Philomena) who, at 84, is 27 years older than her real-life counterpart, but she’s so good you don’t begrudge her for it. Meanwhile, his sharp-tongued daughter Judith (Kathryn Wilder), a 28-year-old 'spinster', resents him for dredging up the death of her twin brother Hamnet. His other daughter, Susanna (Lydia Wilson), is unhappily married to Puritan John Hall, and may be having an affair with a local haberdasher.

    As Shakespeare, Branagh delivers every nuance. Having directed and starred in countless adaptations of the Bard’s plays, he could easily have reeled off each line as a bombastic soliloquy. Instead, his Shakespeare is weary and conflicted, wretchedly egotistic one moment ('Through my genius I’ve brought fame and fortune to this house'), overly meek the next—as in a memorable scene with Ian McKellen’s (Mr. Holmes) Earl of Southampton.

    In the same scene, Shakespeare is told that for all his genius he has lived 'the smallest life'. That may be so, but the film paints that life so richly it hardly matters." (Alexandra Pollard, The Independent)

    "All Is True is sentimental, theatrical, likable—and unfashionable." (Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian)

    "A tender, intelligent imagining of the playwright in retirement." (Jonathan Romney, Screen International)

    "Slowly, as the thematic center of the film begins to take shape, so does Branagh's character—and in those moments the audience is treated to what amounts to nothing short of a Christmas gift for any Anglophile or Shakespeare lover." (Dana Schwartz, Entertainment Weekly)

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

  • THEATRE
    Kinky Boots
    Friday July 5, 7:00p–9:30p
    Presented by Just Us! Coffee Roasters Co-op
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $15 - on sale at the door from 6pm

    Charlie is a factory owner struggling to save his family business. Lola is a fabulous entertainer with a wildly exciting idea. With a little compassion and a lot of understanding, this unexpected pair learns to embrace their differences and creates a line of sturdy stilettos unlike any the world has ever seen! But in the end, their most sensational achievement is their friendship.

    Featuring 16 original songs by Cyndi Lauper, a book by Harvey Fierstein, and direction and choreography by Jerry Mitchell, this joyous sensation “struts its stuff with sparkle, stilettos and heart!”

    Contact: ntlive@justuscoffee.com

  • MUSIC
    ECLECTICUS Los Primos Fundraiser
    Friday July 12, 7:30p–10:00p
    Presented by Los Primos
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $25

    Tickets: Box of Delights Wolfville

    Buy Tickets Online

    Los Primos came to life at the Acadia University Jazz Camp in 1998 when the first group of music students came from Cuba. Los Primos has been building a bridge of friendship with Cuba ever since.
    Augusto Enriquez and Jeff Goodspeed have created something new this summer. Eclecticus is Cuban music fused with just about everything else.
    Augusto has traveled the world performing for 35 years and now has settled in Halifax. Jeff Goodspeed has just returned from 4 months in Cuba where he was featured in a special concert with the Cuban National Symphonic Orchestra performing his original music.
    Together they have created an eclectic musical experience that features Augusto's three children. Alison has just finished high school and won a full scholarship to the Fountain School of Music and Dalhousie University. Augusto-Pedro has moved his classical guitar studies from Spain to Dal and has also received a full scholarship to the school of music. Alejandro will take a few weeks off from his busy schedule in New York City to help us out with our fundraising tour in support of new Los Primos Initiatives.
    Come support our cultural exchange project

    Contact: losprimos@bellaliant.net  |  902 401-2104