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September 16 - 22

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September 23 - 29

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ALL UPCOMING EVENTS

  • CINEMA
    RBG
    Wednesday September 19, 7:00p–8:37p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $10

    "When she was growing up, Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s beloved mother Celia gave her two lessons to guide her through life: 'Be a lady' and 'Be independent.' That two-pronged approach appears to have influenced every aspect of the Supreme Court justice’s life, both personal and political. In Betsy West and Julie Cohen’s wide-ranging RBG, Ginsburg’s life—and its many lessons, both learned and taught—come to entertaining and energetic life. It’s a fist-pumping, crowd-pleasing documentary that makes one heck of a play to remind people of Ginsburg’s vitality and importance, now more than ever.

    The film’s opening credits include a slew of slurs unleashed against the associate justice during her long tenure (Donald Trump has called her a 'disgrace'). When Ginsburg finally appears on screen, she’s working out while wearing a bright purple sweatshirt bearing two words: 'super diva.' The message is clear: She’s tough as nails, and she couldn’t care less what the haters think. That’s only the half of it.

    RBG serves as a compelling Ginsburg primer, and West and Cohen are understandably interested in driving home just how fully she fought back sexism at every stage of her professional life, from her experience at Harvard Law and her first steps into full-time work to her Supreme Court appointment.

    Yet it’s the insights into her personal life that feel the most vital, including her bond with her granddaughter (also a Harvard grad) and her decidedly forward-thinking husband Marty, and even her unlikely friendship with fellow judge Antonin Scalia. RBG makes the case for Ginsburg as a hero, but for all aspects of her life, not just the splashy cases that help shape the United States.

    But what might be most inspiring about Ginsburg is how she’s continued to hammer away at her dreams and her desires, even when buffeted back by forces she can’t control. Ginsburg’s evolution is the evolution of America, a story as necessary as ever, as America continues to slip backward, even as Ginsburg continues to push forward." (Kate Erbland, Indiewire)

    "Intimate without being obtrusive, RBG doesn't exactly demystify the Supreme Court so much as it brings us closer to one of its greats." (John Fink, The Film Stage)

    "A documentary that, like its subject, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is eminently sober, well-mannered, highly intelligent, scrupulous and just a teeny-weeny bit reassuringly dull." (Leslie Felperin, The Hollywood Reporter)

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

  • MUSIC
    Fem Fest: Freedom Then and Now
    Thursday September 20, 7:30p–9:30p
    Presented by Caravan Theatre
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $20 all tickets

    Tickets: Box of Delights Bookstore, Wolfville

    Caravan Theatre presents Fem Fest: Freedom Then and Now

    100 years ago, Nova Scotia women fought for the right to vote. They wanted society - its members and its laws - to recognize women’s worth and protect their needs. They wanted to stand up and be counted. Fast forward to our 2018 MeToo moment, and it’s clear, the struggle for women’s equality continues.

    Fem Fest: Freedom Then and Now is an arts festival of song, theatre, dance and spoken word celebrating the pioneering spirt of women.

    Fem Fest: Freedom Then and Now features both historical and original contemporary works by performing artists from across Nova Scotia. Together we explore diversity in age, gender expression and culture.

    Join the movement! Raise your fist! Fem Fest is on the way!

    1 weekend, 4 shows, 3 cities. On tour to Wolfville, Halifax and Truro

    Contact: caravantheatrens@gmail.com  |  (902) 680 8786

  • MUSIC
    Fem Fest: Freedom Then and Now
    Friday September 21, 7:30p–9:30p
    Presented by Caravan Theatre
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $20

    Tickets: The Box of Delights Bookstore, Wolfville

    Caravan Theatre presents Fem Fest: Freedom Then and Now

    100 years ago, Nova Scotia women fought for the right to vote. They wanted society - its members and its laws - to recognize women’s worth and protect their needs. They wanted to stand up and be counted. Fast forward to our 2018 MeToo moment, and it’s clear, the struggle for women’s equality continues.

    Fem Fest: Freedom Then and Now is an arts festival of song, theatre, dance and spoken word celebrating the pioneering spirt of women.

    Fem Fest: Freedom Then and Now features both historical and original contemporary works by performing artists from across Nova Scotia. Together we explore diversity in age, gender expression and culture.

    Join the movement! Raise your fist! Fem Fest is on the way!

    1 weekend, 4 shows, 3 cities. On tour to Wolfville, Halifax and Truro

    Contact: caravantheatrens@gmail.com  |  9026808786

  • CINEMA
    Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot
    Sunday September 23, 4:00p–5:53p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $10

    Joaquin Phoenix adds another larger-than-life character to his filmography with the starring role in Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot from American auteur Gus Van Sant (Milk). The film tells the engaging, true story of John Callahan, a carefree man who is caught in an unfortunate accident and recovers through the power of an unlikely gift. This captivating film premiered at Sundance and was nominated for the best film award at the Berlin International Film Festival.

    Callahan (Phoenix, Her; The Master) is a man ready to take on the world, even though he is plagued by a hefty drinking problem and has a knack for telling controversial jokes. After a night of intoxication, he gets in a horrifying car accident and is paralyzed from the waist down. He is stubbornly resistant to the idea of treatment and refuses to give up drinking but despite his protestations, he receives encouragement and support from his devoted girlfriend (Rooney Mara, A Ghost Story; Lion; Carol), his charismatic sponsor (Jonah Hill), and a new-found talent for drawing. His unconventional newspaper cartoons gain a national following and give Callahan the final push he needs to thrive in a new life.

    Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot showcases a distinctive and talented cast who bring their warmth and humanity to a true story full of drama, insight and, most importantly, laughter.

    "Van Sant has rebounded with one of his best, a life-affirming sweet-and-sour concoction that recalls such crowd-pleasers as Good Will Hunting and Finding Forrester, and which will very likely launch Phoenix and co-star Jonah Hill (as audiences have never seen him before, playing the unlikeliest of life coaches) into the awards conversation." (Peter Debruge, Variety)

    "In a terrific performance that encompasses countless attitudinal, emotional and physical shifts, Joaquin Phoenix eases into the lead role with equal parts raw pain, ironic humor and eventual mellow acceptance." (David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter)

    "The movie radiates considerable compassion, sensitively addressing issues including addiction, recovery and forgiveness. Joaquin Phoenix's raw, wiry performance never strives for greatness, which only makes it all the more affecting." (Tim Grierson, Screen International)

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

  • CINEMA
    Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot
    Sunday September 23, 7:00p–8:53p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $10

    Joaquin Phoenix adds another larger-than-life character to his filmography with the starring role in Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot from American auteur Gus Van Sant (Milk). The film tells the engaging, true story of John Callahan, a carefree man who is caught in an unfortunate accident and recovers through the power of an unlikely gift. This captivating film premiered at Sundance and was nominated for the best film award at the Berlin International Film Festival.

    Callahan (Phoenix, Her; The Master) is a man ready to take on the world, even though he is plagued by a hefty drinking problem and has a knack for telling controversial jokes. After a night of intoxication, he gets in a horrifying car accident and is paralyzed from the waist down. He is stubbornly resistant to the idea of treatment and refuses to give up drinking but despite his protestations, he receives encouragement and support from his devoted girlfriend (Rooney Mara, A Ghost Story; Lion; Carol), his charismatic sponsor (Jonah Hill), and a new-found talent for drawing. His unconventional newspaper cartoons gain a national following and give Callahan the final push he needs to thrive in a new life.

    Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot showcases a distinctive and talented cast who bring their warmth and humanity to a true story full of drama, insight and, most importantly, laughter.

    "Van Sant has rebounded with one of his best, a life-affirming sweet-and-sour concoction that recalls such crowd-pleasers as Good Will Hunting and Finding Forrester, and which will very likely launch Phoenix and co-star Jonah Hill (as audiences have never seen him before, playing the unlikeliest of life coaches) into the awards conversation." (Peter Debruge, Variety)

    "In a terrific performance that encompasses countless attitudinal, emotional and physical shifts, Joaquin Phoenix eases into the lead role with equal parts raw pain, ironic humor and eventual mellow acceptance." (David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter)

    "The movie radiates considerable compassion, sensitively addressing issues including addiction, recovery and forgiveness. Joaquin Phoenix's raw, wiry performance never strives for greatness, which only makes it all the more affecting." (Tim Grierson, Screen International)

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

  • CINEMA
    Bar bahar (In Between)
    Wednesday September 26, 7:00p–8:43p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $10

    "After watching Maysaloun Hamoud’s sparkling, taboo-breaking first feature In Between, audiences will have to seriously update their ideas about the lifestyle of Palestinian women in Israel. As the film documents, alongside the traditional male-dominated Arab family structure there exist independent females who are incredibly cool and part of an uninhibited underground scene that looks more like Beirut than Tel Aviv. Hamoud recounts all this in a breezy, light-hearted dramedy of girl power.

    Certainly their freedom comes at a price, but despite some dark and dramatic moments, none of the three young women looks likely to go back to a traditional life as a hidden hausfrau, however uncomfortable it can be to live "in between" tradition and modernity. With her mocking attitude and magnetic looks, unrepentant chain smoker Laila (Mouna Hawa) is a sophisticated attorney by day, fluent in Hebrew as well as Arabic, and an attraction for her male, Jewish colleagues. But by night she lets her wild-woman hair down and parties hard. When introduced to a good-looking filmmaker named Ziad (Mahmoud Shalaby, A Bottle in the Gaza Sea), she’s happy to fall in love and relate, until she discovers he’s not as open-minded as he seems. Then her priorities assert themselves.

    Laila shares an apartment with her gay friend Salma (Sana Jammelieh), another humorously painted sophisticate who grabs audience sympathy faster than the time it takes her to pass a joint. She flits through jobs as a galley slave, bartender and DJ without great concern. Her conservative Christian family flips out when she brings the lovely Dr. Dunya (Ahlam Canaan) home for a visit, the very weekend she’s supposed to be getting acquainted with a nerdy potential husband.

    These tough ladies with a mind of their own don’t bat an eye over the arrival of a fully covered Islamic IT student, Nour (Shaden Kanboura), who has come to live with them. Despite the prejudice her plump, awkward figure may initially incite, she’s fully individualized by Kanboura as a woman in transition, just on the brink of liberating herself. In one of the film’s most shocking moments, her arrogant fiance (Henry Andrawas), who can't fathom why she wants to study and work instead of keeping house for him and their future offspring, makes an unforgivable gesture of disrespect that kicks the stakes up a notch and sets off a compassionate display of solidarity. Far from shunning Nour, Laila and Salma offer a silent support group by their mere presence." (Deborah Young, The Hollywood Reporter)

    "What makes this spiky drama so compelling are the Palestinian-Israeli protagonists, whose split lives have rarely been depicted on screen." (Alissa Simon, Variety)

    "In Between is a great film. The performances are fantastic—as the gorgeous, headstrong Laila, Mouna Hawa is mesmerizing. It’s not always uplifting but it is compassionate and intelligent." (Gail Tolley, Time Out London)

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

  • CINEMA
    Leave No Trace
    Sunday September 30, 4:00p–5:48p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $10

    Following her breakout hit Winter’s Bone, Debra Granik’s Leave No Trace is an intimate and complex coming-of-age story following a father and daughter struggling to maintain their unconventional lifestyle, set against the rugged terrain of the Pacific Northwest.

    Will (Ben Foster, The Messenger) is a PTSD-inflicted veteran and widower living off the grid with his daughter, Tom (Thomasin McKenzie), in a public park near Portland. When Tom makes a mistake that alerts the authorities to their existence, the family is removed from the park and placed in a home by state officials. Immersed in a world she has never experienced, Tom is drawn to the friendships, community and comforts of her new surroundings. Meanwhile, Will is confronted with the triggers of the modern world.

    Leave No Trace is a surprisingly endearing portrait of a father and daughter forced to contemplate whether family survival means sticking together or letting go. The lush Oregon landscape expertly contrasts the tension-filled narrative, with Foster delivering one of his most memorable performances to date—though it is McKenzie who truly makes her mark. From the director who launched Jennifer Lawrence’s career, Leave No Trace is sure to make McKenzie a newcomer to watch.

    "The heart of Leave No Trace is the rapport between the father and daughter, and McKenzie and Foster are keyed to each other's movements, perhaps even each other's thoughts." (David Edelstein, New York Magazine)

    "Once again, Granik introduces us to a kind of family that cinema rarely captures believably, and she does so with a style that’s both lyrical and realistic at the same time, anchored by a pair of unforgettable performances." (Brian Tallerico, RogerEbert.com)

    "Moving, perhaps inevitably, toward a final fork in the woods, Leave No Trace condenses big questions into something simple and quietly powerful: two people bonded by blood and shared history, discovering how their needs align and diverge." (A.A. Dowd, The A.V. Club)

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

  • CINEMA
    Leave No Trace
    Sunday September 30, 7:00p–8:48p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $10

    Following her breakout hit Winter’s Bone, Debra Granik’s Leave No Trace is an intimate and complex coming-of-age story following a father and daughter struggling to maintain their unconventional lifestyle, set against the rugged terrain of the Pacific Northwest.

    Will (Ben Foster, The Messenger) is a PTSD-inflicted veteran and widower living off the grid with his daughter, Tom (Thomasin McKenzie), in a public park near Portland. When Tom makes a mistake that alerts the authorities to their existence, the family is removed from the park and placed in a home by state officials. Immersed in a world she has never experienced, Tom is drawn to the friendships, community and comforts of her new surroundings. Meanwhile, Will is confronted with the triggers of the modern world.

    Leave No Trace is a surprisingly endearing portrait of a father and daughter forced to contemplate whether family survival means sticking together or letting go. The lush Oregon landscape expertly contrasts the tension-filled narrative, with Foster delivering one of his most memorable performances to date—though it is McKenzie who truly makes her mark. From the director who launched Jennifer Lawrence’s career, Leave No Trace is sure to make McKenzie a newcomer to watch.

    "The heart of Leave No Trace is the rapport between the father and daughter, and McKenzie and Foster are keyed to each other's movements, perhaps even each other's thoughts." (David Edelstein, New York Magazine)

    "Once again, Granik introduces us to a kind of family that cinema rarely captures believably, and she does so with a style that’s both lyrical and realistic at the same time, anchored by a pair of unforgettable performances." (Brian Tallerico, RogerEbert.com)

    "Moving, perhaps inevitably, toward a final fork in the woods, Leave No Trace condenses big questions into something simple and quietly powerful: two people bonded by blood and shared history, discovering how their needs align and diverge." (A.A. Dowd, The A.V. Club)

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

  • CINEMA
    Urbanized, a Documentary Film by Gary Hustwit
    Tuesday October 2, 7:00p–8:30p
    Presented by NSAA Valley Chapter
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: Donation

    The first week of October is Architecture Week in Nova Scotia. This film is presented as one of many activities going around the province.

    Premiering at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival, Gary Hustwit’s Urbanized is a feature-length documentary about the design of cities, which looks at the issues and strategies behind urban design and features some of the world’s foremost architects, planners, policymakers, builders, and thinkers. The challenges of balancing housing, mobility, public space, civic engagement, economic development, and environmental policy are fast becoming universal concerns. Yet much of the dialogue on these issues is disconnected from the public domain. The film also explores the role and impact ordinary citizens have in improving the cities in which they live.

  • CINEMA
    McQueen
    Wednesday October 3, 7:00p–8:51p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $10

    "The last century, filled with irrevocable world change resulting from technology's innovations and the tragedy of war and other disasters of unprecedented dimension, was also filled with an elite, highly variegated cadre of fashion designers whose work both reflected and sometimes even instigated such change. Poiret, Chanel, Schiaparelli, Balenciaga, Dior, Courrèges, Saint Laurent, Lagerfeld, Miyake, Kawakubo, Westwood and Galliano all deserve a place in this sartorial Valhalla, but none of them was more gifted or—sadly—more tragic than the last of this illustrious line, Alexander McQueen.

    Born one of six kids to a London cab driver, this Cockney lad shot to fashion stardom, changing how we look at and wear clothes, from the highest-end couture to just everyday knocking-about duds, before succumbing to severe depression and killing himself at age 40 in 2010.

    McQueen, the exhilarating, heartbreaking documentary by Ian Bonhôte and Peter Ettedgui, presents an almost excruciatingly intimate portrait of this genius. Rather than go the glib route of rounding up the usual celebrity suspects—Madonna, Gaga, David Bowie, Sarah Jessica Parker—to spout bon mots about red-carpet moments, the filmmakers have made the true stars of their film the myriad close friends and co-workers who really knew the good, the bad and the ugly of this complex, tortured genius on a daily basis.

    The rewarding result is that you get a true idea of what it was like to be in the workroom, thrillingly creating the magic of this master, or, adversely, stuck at a posh intimate soirée as the very same guy you’d do anything for eviscerates you because of some perceived failing on your part. Lee, for such was McQueen’s actual given “less posh” name, could be both extraordinarily sophisticated and an obscenity-spewing, shit-stirring hooligan. An early penchant for fashion led to a total mastery of needle, thread and scissors, honed by a Savile Row apprenticeship and a graduation collection at Central St. Martin’s school that was snapped up in its entirety by influential fashion editor Isabella Blow, who saw that the right connections were made. At the time of his death, McQueen had designed for the prestigious house of Givenchy, had his own lines carried in boutiques around the world, won every fashion award there was to be had and was made a Commander of the British Empire by the Queen." (David Noh, Films Journal International)

    "McQueen is a haunting story of extravagant talent and inescapable private sorrow, made with exquisite craftsmanship worthy of its subject (...) this excellent documentary delivers an eye-popping, emotionally wrenching experience that paints a fully dimensional portrait of a complex artist." (David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter)

    "The difference between McQueen and the standard tortured genius documentary lies in the kind of artist McQueen was: Behind the (sometimes incendiary, sometimes infantile) provocations in his designs was a clear humanity, his garments the unfiltered expressions of his emotions and ideas." (Kyle Turner, Village Voice)

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

  • THEATRE
    Vincent
    Friday October 5, 7:30p–9:00p
    Presented by Beachball Productions
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $10 per person.

    Tickets: The Box of Delights 466 Main Street Wolfville, NS

    Vincent Van Gogh was arguably one of the most talented and gifted artists of all time. He was also a very passionate and, at times tortured, soul.

    Based on the play, Van Gogh, by Phillip Stevens, this work recounts the life and death of this brilliant, yet tormented, man as seen through the eyes of his brother, Theo. Nimoy uses excerpts from the more than 500 letters exchanged by Vincent and Theo and evokes Theo's memories of his brother's life, loves, and art.

    Contact: cball66@gmail.com

  • THEATRE
    Vincent
    Saturday October 6, 7:30p–9:00p
    Presented by Beachball Productions
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $10 per person.

    Tickets: The Box of Delights 466 Main Street Wolfville, NS

    Vincent Van Gogh was arguably one of the most talented and gifted artists of all time. He was also a very passionate and, at times tortured, soul.

    Based on the play, Van Gogh, by Phillip Stevens, this work recounts the life and death of this brilliant, yet tormented, man as seen through the eyes of his brother, Theo. Nimoy uses excerpts from the more than 500 letters exchanged by Vincent and Theo and evokes Theo's memories of his brother's life, loves, and art.

    Contact: cball66@gmail.com

  • CINEMA
    Indian Horse
    Wednesday October 10, 7:00p–8:40p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $10

    Adapted from Richard Wagamese's award-winning novel, Stephen Campanelli's moving drama sheds light on the dark history of Canada’s residential schools and the indomitable spirit of our nation's indigenous peoples.

    In late 1950s Ontario, seven year-old Saul Indian Horse (Sladen Peltier; Forrest Goodluck and Ajuawak Kapashesit portray him as teenager and adult) is torn from his Ojibway family and committed to one of Canada’s notorious Catholic residential schools. In this oppressive environment, Saul is denied the freedom to speak his language or embrace his indigenous heritage and he witnesses all kinds of abuse at the hands of the very people who were entrusted with his care. Despite this, Saul finds salvation in the unlikeliest of places and favourite Canadian pastimes—hockey.

    Fascinated by the game, he secretly teaches himself how to not only play but develops a unique and rare skill. It is as if he has eyes in the back of his head and can see the game in a way no other player can. His talent leads him away from the misery of the school to a Northern Ontario native league and eventually the pros. But the ghosts of Saul’s past will always haunt him. Forced to confront painful memories and revelations, Saul draws on the spirit of his ancestors and the understanding of his friends to gain the compassion he so sorely needs in order to begin healing.

    Indian Horse is a survivors’ tale that foregrounds the indomitable spirit of North America’s indigenous peoples in the face of aggressive assimilation policies and racism. Saul Indian Horse’s story can be a tool to help foster further compassion and understanding, and in the process, become universal.

    "The essence and importance of [Richard] Wagamese's book—both the brutality and the beauty—shines through, more vital than ever." (Mark Medley, Globe & Mail)

    "Indian Horse endures, and commands attention." (Peter Howell, Toronto Star)

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

  • THEATRE
    Pondercast with Laurie Brown
    Friday October 12, 7:30p–10:00p
    Presented by Forward Music Group
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $20.60

    Tickets: Online in advance (https://www.forwardmusicgroup.com/product/pondercast-oct12/) or at the Al Whittle Theatre.

    Buy Tickets Online

    PONDERCAST
    Announces Live Tapings in Nova Scotia

    Celebrated radio host Laurie Brown will bring her Pondercast podcast to Nova Scotia for three live tapings this fall.

    After 10 years of hosting the much-loved late night radio show The Signal on CBC Radio 2, Laurie embarked into the podcast. Still telling stories of the night, of our secret hopes and fears, Laurie ponders what it means to stay human in these strange times. A highly intimate podcast, with soundscapes by musician Joshua Van Tassel, Pondercast helps puts back what your day takes away.

    For these live shows, Laurie spins a new Pondercast focused on how to stay grounded as the world tilts in new and strange ways. In a swirl of live soundscapes created by Van Tassel, these Pondercast tapings bring all the intimacy of her much-missed radio show to a room filled with fellow explorers.

    Contact: info@forwardmusicgroup.com  |  (902) 431-5334

  • CINEMA
    The Bookshop
    Sunday October 14, 4:00p–5:53p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $10

    Based on Penelope Fitzgerald’s eponymous, Booker Prize–nominated novel from 1978, The Bookshop acts as a love letter to literature and the importance of dreams. Director and screenwriter Isabel Coixet helms an adaptation that is brimming with colour, wit and charm.

    Florence Green—played with effortless grace by Emily Mortimer (The Party, The Sense of an Ending)—is a young widow who shocks the residents of her rural English town by turning an old, weathered house into a bookshop. She faces vehement opposition from the town, especially from queen busybody Violet Gamart (Patricia Clarkson, The Party; One Day) but finds an unlikely supporter in Edmund Brundish (Bill Nighy, Their Finest; Pride), a bookish local recluse who takes up her cause. When the battle lines are drawn, the fight moves beyond the shop to touch on the sociopolitical values and class barriers facing the residents of the town in 1950s England.

    As independent bookstores face competition from corporate giants and the arts continue to prove themselves a force of change, The Bookshop is as timely today as ever. You will not want to miss this wistful ode to the power of a good book.

    "[The Bookshop’s] subversive undercurrent, embodied in fine performances by Emily Mortimer and Bill Nighy, is what makes it really interesting." (Jonathan Holland, The Hollywood Reporter)

    "The Spanish filmmaker Isabel Coixet brings an interesting, unsentimental detachment to this odd tragicomedy of provincial life. Perhaps only a non-British filmmaker could have brought out the strangeness of this story; it concludes by suggesting that everything has been about the glory involved in fighting for books and literary culture (...). But this isn’t quite what the story has been about. It’s more to do with postwar Britain’s cold war of generation and class." (Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian)

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

  • CINEMA
    Nova Scotia Premiere of The Purple Road
    Sunday October 14, 6:00p–8:00p
    Presented by WeHaveAFace Canada
    Studio-Z
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: Free

    The Purple Road is an award winning documentary concerning Juvenile Huntington's Disease, widely considered to be the worst disease known to mankind. This documentary also features a local Annapolis Valley family. Tickets can be obtained by clicking on the WeHaveAFace Canada website.

    Contact: kevin@wehaveaface.org  |  9023009613

  • CINEMA
    The Bookshop
    Sunday October 14, 7:00p–8:53p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $10

    Based on Penelope Fitzgerald’s eponymous, Booker Prize–nominated novel from 1978, The Bookshop acts as a love letter to literature and the importance of dreams. Director and screenwriter Isabel Coixet helms an adaptation that is brimming with colour, wit and charm.

    Florence Green—played with effortless grace by Emily Mortimer (The Party, The Sense of an Ending)—is a young widow who shocks the residents of her rural English town by turning an old, weathered house into a bookshop. She faces vehement opposition from the town, especially from queen busybody Violet Gamart (Patricia Clarkson, The Party; One Day) but finds an unlikely supporter in Edmund Brundish (Bill Nighy, Their Finest; Pride), a bookish local recluse who takes up her cause. When the battle lines are drawn, the fight moves beyond the shop to touch on the sociopolitical values and class barriers facing the residents of the town in 1950s England.

    As independent bookstores face competition from corporate giants and the arts continue to prove themselves a force of change, The Bookshop is as timely today as ever. You will not want to miss this wistful ode to the power of a good book.

    "[The Bookshop’s] subversive undercurrent, embodied in fine performances by Emily Mortimer and Bill Nighy, is what makes it really interesting." (Jonathan Holland, The Hollywood Reporter)

    "The Spanish filmmaker Isabel Coixet brings an interesting, unsentimental detachment to this odd tragicomedy of provincial life. Perhaps only a non-British filmmaker could have brought out the strangeness of this story; it concludes by suggesting that everything has been about the glory involved in fighting for books and literary culture (...). But this isn’t quite what the story has been about. It’s more to do with postwar Britain’s cold war of generation and class." (Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian)

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

  • THEATRE
    Julie
    Friday October 19, 7:00p–8:30p
    Presented by Just Us! Coffee Roasters Co-op
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $15 at the door on October 19.

    Wild and newly single, Julie throws a late night party. In the kitchen, Jean and Kristina clean up as the celebration heaves above them.
    Crossing the threshold, Julie initiates a power game with Jean. It descends into a savage fight for survival.

    Contact: kathy@justuscoffee.com

  • MUSIC
    Katrina Bishop ~ Odd Songs
    Saturday October 20, 7:00p–9:00p
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $20

    Tickets: Box of Delights Bookshop, 466 Main St., Wolfville, N.S. (902) 542-9511

    Buy Tickets Online

    Playing piano, guitar and ukulele, award-winning songwriter Katrina Bishop will be singing original songs about wine and cheese, bad drivers, sociopaths, hopscotch, cowboys, housework, math, bubbles, love, loss, muffins, puppeteers, luminesce invertebrates and rain (among other things).

    Coming from a very diverse musical background, Katrina likes to mix elements of Pop, Jazz, Funk, Folk, A Cappella and Musical Theatre, with a little Celtic and Country thrown in for extra fun.

    Katrina released her album, 'Hopscotch', earlier this year, and it has received airplay and accolades in niche radio throughout Canada, the U.S., Japan, Australia, New Zealand and throughout Europe, along with stations in Africa and Costa Rica.

    The 10-song LP features a dream-team of musicians made up of drummer Pat Steward (Bryan Adams, Matthew Good), bassist Jamey Koch (Jann Arden), synthesizer maestro John Webster (Aerosmith, Bon Jovi) and guitarist Tony Koch (Tony Koch and the AltNews Band). The album was recorded and mixed at Vancouver's Warehouse Studio by Jamey Koch (Tragically Hip, Ron Sexsmith) and mastered at Sterling Sound in New York by Greg Calbi (John Mayer, Norah Jones).

    Katrina is currently working with 3AM Design in Toronto to produce an animated video for her song 'Done With You', and is aiming for a September video release.

    Katrina's concert at Acadia Cinema's Al Whittle Theatre will begin with an opening set by 2016 ECMA Nominee Jeff Jodrey, who writes and plays amazing melodic fingerstyle guitar. A superb and transportive player, and an all-round super nice guy, this is a great chance to catch Jeff live in the Valley.

    Check out Katrina's music before the show, streaming at www.katrinabishop.com, at https://artists.cbcmusic.ca/artist/6137, or have a listen on Spotify.

    "Blessed with a clear, strong voice and capable of writing words and music that resonate, Bishop has the complete package." ~ The Vancouver Sun ~

    Contact: katrinasongs@outlook.com

  • CINEMA
    The Miseducation of Cameron Post
    Sunday October 21, 4:00p–5:30p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $10

    Despite dealing with the tragedy of losing her parents in a car crash, Cameron Post (Chloë Grace Moretz, The Clouds of Sils Maria) seemingly fits in well with her conservative Montana community: she performs well at school, holds a place on the track team, participates in her local youth group and has a picture-perfect boyfriend on her arm. However, when she and her best friend Coley (Quinn Shephard) are caught embracing after a high school dance, Cameron’s life quickly comes crashing down around her.

    Cameron's conservative aunt and guardian immediately sends her away to God's Promise, an evangelical conversion therapy camp, where she is meant to pray away her "same-sex attraction" and forced to wrestle with her identity and sexual orientation among a group of similarly stranded youths. But, after making a real connection with fellow campers Jane Fonda (Sasha Lane) and Adam Red Eagle (Forrest Goodluck, Indian Horse) and seeing some of the devastating effects of the camp’s program on others, Cameron starts to question the legitimacy of the camp’s dogmatic teachings and concludes she wants to decide for herself who she really is.

    Winner of the US Grand Jury Prize for best dramatic feature at Sundance, The Miseducation of Cameron Post deftly explores how identities, families and communities are intertwined through its stellar cast of up-and-coming actors and Desiree Akhavan’s skilled and thoughtful direction.

    "Chloë Grace Moretz puts in a career-best turn as a teen sent to ‘pray away the gay’ at a Christian camp in Desiree Akhavan’s compassionate LGBT story." (Jordan Hoffman, The Guardian)

    "The Miseducation of Cameron Post is a small movie, far too modest and knowing to surrender to melodrama and apply cosmetic fixes to deep wounds...but it beautifully articulates the need for young people to realize the validity of who they are, and even more beautifully crystalizes the moment when that starts to happen." (David Ehrlich, IndieWire)

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

  • CINEMA
    The Miseducation of Cameron Post
    Sunday October 21, 7:00p–8:30p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $10

    Despite dealing with the tragedy of losing her parents in a car crash, Cameron Post (Chloë Grace Moretz, The Clouds of Sils Maria) seemingly fits in well with her conservative Montana community: she performs well at school, holds a place on the track team, participates in her local youth group and has a picture-perfect boyfriend on her arm. However, when she and her best friend Coley (Quinn Shephard) are caught embracing after a high school dance, Cameron’s life quickly comes crashing down around her.

    Cameron's conservative aunt and guardian immediately sends her away to God's Promise, an evangelical conversion therapy camp, where she is meant to pray away her "same-sex attraction" and forced to wrestle with her identity and sexual orientation among a group of similarly stranded youths. But, after making a real connection with fellow campers Jane Fonda (Sasha Lane) and Adam Red Eagle (Forrest Goodluck, Indian Horse) and seeing some of the devastating effects of the camp’s program on others, Cameron starts to question the legitimacy of the camp’s dogmatic teachings and concludes she wants to decide for herself who she really is.

    Winner of the US Grand Jury Prize for best dramatic feature at Sundance, The Miseducation of Cameron Post deftly explores how identities, families and communities are intertwined through its stellar cast of up-and-coming actors and Desiree Akhavan’s skilled and thoughtful direction.

    "Chloë Grace Moretz puts in a career-best turn as a teen sent to ‘pray away the gay’ at a Christian camp in Desiree Akhavan’s compassionate LGBT story." (Jordan Hoffman, The Guardian)

    "The Miseducation of Cameron Post is a small movie, far too modest and knowing to surrender to melodrama and apply cosmetic fixes to deep wounds...but it beautifully articulates the need for young people to realize the validity of who they are, and even more beautifully crystalizes the moment when that starts to happen." (David Ehrlich, IndieWire)

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

  • THEATRE
    Funny Girl
    Friday November 2, 7:00p–9:45p
    Presented by Just Us! Coffee Roasters Co-op
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $15 - available at the door

    Funny Girl follows Fanny Brice as she becomes one of Broadway's most glittering stars.

    Onstage she was flawless, but offstage she faced tremendous difficulties with Nick Arnstein, the famous gambler that she loved. A hugely celebrated musical, Funny Girl features show-stopping numbers such as "People" and "Don't Rain on My Parade".

    Funny Girl on YouTube

    Contact: kathy@justuscoffee.com

  • CINEMA
    The Wife
    Sunday November 4, 4:00p–5:40p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $10

    Jonathan Pryce, Glenn Close (Albert Nobbs), and Christian Slater star in Björn Runge’s adaptation of Meg Wolitzer’s bestselling novel about Joan Castleman (Close), who begins to re-evaluate her marriage to her author husband, Joe (Pryce), on the eve of his Nobel Prize presentation, and starts to grapple with her own long-dormant literary aspirations.

    An incisive study of celebrity, marriage and the creative process—as well as a showcase for the talents of acclaimed actors Close and Pryce—The Wife explodes the old notion that behind every great man stands a great woman.

    Joe Castleman is being given the Nobel Prize for Literature, and he and wife Joan could not be happier. But from the moment the couple arrives in Stockholm, tensions rise. A nosy, insistent would-be biographer (Slater) is loitering in the hotel lobby, an attractive young photographer opens old wounds regarding past indiscretions, and Joe and Joan’s son David (Max Irons), eternally irked at living in his father’s shadow, sulks through the celebrations. What is more, with all the attention being paid to Joe’s long career, the normally shy Joan is pushed uncomfortably into the spotlight, where long-kept secrets are in danger of being illuminated.

    The Wife is a procession of perfectly pitched scenes from a seemingly perfect marriage. Runge calibrates each for maximum impact, focusing on unspoken agreements and long-simmering resentments. His greatest allies in the endeavour are, of course, his stars. Pryce exudes pathos as a literary icon still suffering from insecurities, while Close smoulders in an intricately textured, quietly devastating performance.

    “[A] smart, supremely watchable and entertaining film... This is an unmissable movie for Glenn Close fans. Actually, you can’t watch it without becoming a fan— if you weren’t one already.” (Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian)

    "As fraught with drama as this powder keg of heightened circumstances may be, make no mistake, The Wife is more than an actor's showcase. The film itself is superb, a ticking time-bomb of simmering tension which benefits from the audience knowing as little as possible in advance." (Jordan Ruimy, The Film Stage)

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

  • CINEMA
    The Wife
    Sunday November 4, 7:00p–8:40p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $10

    Jonathan Pryce, Glenn Close (Albert Nobbs), and Christian Slater star in Björn Runge’s adaptation of Meg Wolitzer’s bestselling novel about Joan Castleman (Close), who begins to re-evaluate her marriage to her author husband, Joe (Pryce), on the eve of his Nobel Prize presentation, and starts to grapple with her own long-dormant literary aspirations.

    An incisive study of celebrity, marriage and the creative process—as well as a showcase for the talents of acclaimed actors Close and Pryce—The Wife explodes the old notion that behind every great man stands a great woman.

    Joe Castleman is being given the Nobel Prize for Literature, and he and wife Joan could not be happier. But from the moment the couple arrives in Stockholm, tensions rise. A nosy, insistent would-be biographer (Slater) is loitering in the hotel lobby, an attractive young photographer opens old wounds regarding past indiscretions, and Joe and Joan’s son David (Max Irons), eternally irked at living in his father’s shadow, sulks through the celebrations. What is more, with all the attention being paid to Joe’s long career, the normally shy Joan is pushed uncomfortably into the spotlight, where long-kept secrets are in danger of being illuminated.

    The Wife is a procession of perfectly pitched scenes from a seemingly perfect marriage. Runge calibrates each for maximum impact, focusing on unspoken agreements and long-simmering resentments. His greatest allies in the endeavour are, of course, his stars. Pryce exudes pathos as a literary icon still suffering from insecurities, while Close smoulders in an intricately textured, quietly devastating performance.

    “[A] smart, supremely watchable and entertaining film... This is an unmissable movie for Glenn Close fans. Actually, you can’t watch it without becoming a fan— if you weren’t one already.” (Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian)

    "As fraught with drama as this powder keg of heightened circumstances may be, make no mistake, The Wife is more than an actor's showcase. The film itself is superb, a ticking time-bomb of simmering tension which benefits from the audience knowing as little as possible in advance." (Jordan Ruimy, The Film Stage)

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

  • CINEMA
    Anthropocene: The Human Epoch
    Wednesday November 7, 7:00p–8:27p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $10

    In the highly anticipated third installment of an arresting art exhibition, Anthropocene: The Human Epoch finds the award-winning Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky teaming up again with acclaimed director Jennifer Baichwal (Watermark; Manufactured Landscapes) and producer Nick de Pencier (Watermark; Manufactured Landscapes) to explore humanity’s impact on the natural world. Four years in the making, Anthropocene is not only a film, but also an event that is sure to effectively capture everyone’s attention with its stunning visuals and timely activism.

    "Anthropocene" is a term signifying the exact time of human influence on Earth’s geographic landscape. The Anthropocene Working Group (AWG), an international team of scientists, has spent the last 10 years researching this period and its effects on the planet—namely, the dangerous interference with Earth’s natural resources. Burtynsky explores these geographic detonations with the AWG by visiting lithium evaporation ponds in the Atacama Desert, potash mines in Russia, the Great Barrier Reef in Australia and other places strongly affected by human domination. Using his photography skills, Burtynsky highlights these devastating impacts in stunning, artistic shots. The documentary takes on a surreal feeling, yet it calls attention to the very real threat of Earth’s slow dissolution. The film combines art and science, using the two different fields of expression to shed light on a global problem that is not going away any time soon.

    "Edward Burtynsky, Jennifer Baichwal, and Nicholas de Pencier are Canadian artists who are at the very forefront of their fields. This [film and] exhibition will demonstrate the power of art to engage us aesthetically and intellectually on issues of pressing concern." (Marc Mayer, Director and CEO, National Gallery of Canada)

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

  • CINEMA
    Transit
    Sunday November 11, 4:00p–5:41p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $10

    From German auteur Christian Petzold (Phoenix), Transit is an expertly crafted, anti-historical experiment that follows one man fleeing the Nazi invasion and launches into a narrative mind game, in one of the most daring pieces of filmmaking to date.

    When Georg (Franz Rogowski) decides to flee Paris for Marseille on the eve of the Germans’ occupation of the city, he discovers a stranger’s personal effects in his bag. Among them are papers guaranteeing a Mexican visa and two love letters. Once he realizes they belong to Weidel, a writer who took his own life for fear of persecution, Georg intends to hand them over to the Mexican consulate in hopes that the letters will find their way back to Weidel’s widow. But when the consul accidentally identifies Georg as Weidel, he assumes the dead man’s identity in a last-ditch effort to escape. In a twisted turn of events, Georg meets Weidel’s widow, Marie (Paula Beer, Frantz) and they fall madly in love. From there, the story launches into a tangled matrix that defies time and crosses parallel worlds, straddling both past and present. Both subtle and dynamic, Rogowski’s performance leaves you truly captivated, allowing you to suspend your disbelief and be transported across multiple timelines.

    Through the historic yet contemporary architecture of a technology-void Marseille, Petzold challenges viewers to question the landscape of past and present. Based on Anna Seghers’ 1994 novel, Transit is an arthouse gem that rewards the attention it demands.

    "Transit invites viewers to trace their own speculative connections between Seghers’ narrative and the contemporary rise in neo-Nazism and anti-refugee sentiment, all while its principal story remains achingly moving." (Guy Lodge, Variety)

    "This is a richly rewarding film, packed with ideas and riddles, that will surely benefit from repeat viewings." (Ed Frankl, The Film Stage)

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

  • CINEMA
    Transit
    Sunday November 11, 7:00p–8:41p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $10

    From German auteur Christian Petzold (Phoenix), Transit is an expertly crafted, anti-historical experiment that follows one man fleeing the Nazi invasion and launches into a narrative mind game, in one of the most daring pieces of filmmaking to date.

    When Georg (Franz Rogowski) decides to flee Paris for Marseille on the eve of the Germans’ occupation of the city, he discovers a stranger’s personal effects in his bag. Among them are papers guaranteeing a Mexican visa and two love letters. Once he realizes they belong to Weidel, a writer who took his own life for fear of persecution, Georg intends to hand them over to the Mexican consulate in hopes that the letters will find their way back to Weidel’s widow. But when the consul accidentally identifies Georg as Weidel, he assumes the dead man’s identity in a last-ditch effort to escape. In a twisted turn of events, Georg meets Weidel’s widow, Marie (Paula Beer, Frantz) and they fall madly in love. From there, the story launches into a tangled matrix that defies time and crosses parallel worlds, straddling both past and present. Both subtle and dynamic, Rogowski’s performance leaves you truly captivated, allowing you to suspend your disbelief and be transported across multiple timelines.

    Through the historic yet contemporary architecture of a technology-void Marseille, Petzold challenges viewers to question the landscape of past and present. Based on Anna Seghers’ 1994 novel, Transit is an arthouse gem that rewards the attention it demands.

    "Transit invites viewers to trace their own speculative connections between Seghers’ narrative and the contemporary rise in neo-Nazism and anti-refugee sentiment, all while its principal story remains achingly moving." (Guy Lodge, Variety)

    "This is a richly rewarding film, packed with ideas and riddles, that will surely benefit from repeat viewings." (Ed Frankl, The Film Stage)

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

  • THEATRE
    Shakespeare's King Lear
    Friday November 16, 7:00p–10:00p
    Presented by Just Us! Coffee Roasters Co-op
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $15 at the door

    Considered by many to be the greatest tragedy ever written, King Lear sees two aging fathers – one a King, one his courtier – reject the children who truly love them. Their blindness unleashes a tornado of pitiless ambition and treachery, as family and state are plunged into a violent power struggle with bitter ends. See Ian McKellen’s ‘extraordinarily moving portrayal’ of King Lear.

    Contact: kathy@justuscoffee.com

  • THEATRE
    Allelujah by Alan Bennett
    Friday December 7, 7:00p–9:45p
    Presented by Just Us! Coffee Roasters Co-op
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $15 at the door

    The Beth, an old fashioned cradle-to-grave hospital serving a town on the edge of the Pennines, is threatened with closure as part of an efficiency drive. A documentary crew, eager to capture its fight for survival, follows the daily struggle to find beds on the Dusty Springfield Geriatric Ward, and the triumphs of the old people’s choir.

    Alan Bennett’s celebrated plays include The History Boys, The Lady in the Van and The Madness of George III, all of which were also seen on film. Allelujah! is his tenth collaboration with award-winning director Nicholas Hytner.

    Contact: kathy@justuscoffee.com