2-Week Calendar

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February 17 - 23

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

February 24 - March 2

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  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday

ALL UPCOMING EVENTS

  • CINEMA
    Zimna wojna (Cold War)
    Sunday February 17, 4:00p–5:28p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $10

    Set during the eponymous state of geopolitical tension following World War II, Cold War is a portrait of the complex relationship between two doomed lovers and their country.

    An epic, visually arresting love story spanning borders and decades by master filmmaker Paweł Pawlikowski, director of the Academy Award–winning Ida, Cold War employs a luminous black-and-white palette and is beautifully and deliberately composed, the fluidity of its roving camerawork washing over you like a dream.

    Wiktor (Tomasz Kot) is a talent scout travelling through rural Poland to recruit artists for a music and dance ensemble. When Zula (Joanna Kulig), a determined woman with a streak of darkness, sings for him, he is instantly entranced. As it becomes clear that the ensemble is forming a Stalinist agenda, Wiktor and Zula defect to the west side of the Iron Curtain while on tour. The two then embark on a tempestuous love affair that is as syncopated and elliptical as the jazz that infuses the film. Both are hardened but damaged survivors of their circumstances, weighed down by a lifetime of compromises and the omnipresent necessity of self-interest. In times of peace, they take each other for granted, but in times of extreme hardship, they always reunite with a crystallized sense of perspective and purpose.

    A melancholic but exquisitely beautiful film, Cold War is ultimately about finding your way back home—whether it is to a particular place or a particular love.

    "This is the refined work of an artist at the peak of his powers, and, dare we say it, a masterpiece." (John Bleasdale, CineVue)

    "It's visually stunning, passionate, wistful, and thoughtful in equal measure." (Emily Yoshida, Vulture)

    "The crystalline black-and-white cinematography exalts its moments of intimate grimness and its dreamlike showpieces of theatrical display. It is an elliptical, episodic story of imprisonment and escape, epic in scope." (Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian)

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

  • CINEMA
    Zimna wojna (Cold War)
    Sunday February 17, 7:00p–8:28p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $10

    Set during the eponymous state of geopolitical tension following World War II, Cold War is a portrait of the complex relationship between two doomed lovers and their country.

    An epic, visually arresting love story spanning borders and decades by master filmmaker Paweł Pawlikowski, director of the Academy Award–winning Ida, Cold War employs a luminous black-and-white palette and is beautifully and deliberately composed, the fluidity of its roving camerawork washing over you like a dream.

    Wiktor (Tomasz Kot) is a talent scout travelling through rural Poland to recruit artists for a music and dance ensemble. When Zula (Joanna Kulig), a determined woman with a streak of darkness, sings for him, he is instantly entranced. As it becomes clear that the ensemble is forming a Stalinist agenda, Wiktor and Zula defect to the west side of the Iron Curtain while on tour. The two then embark on a tempestuous love affair that is as syncopated and elliptical as the jazz that infuses the film. Both are hardened but damaged survivors of their circumstances, weighed down by a lifetime of compromises and the omnipresent necessity of self-interest. In times of peace, they take each other for granted, but in times of extreme hardship, they always reunite with a crystallized sense of perspective and purpose.

    A melancholic but exquisitely beautiful film, Cold War is ultimately about finding your way back home—whether it is to a particular place or a particular love.

    "This is the refined work of an artist at the peak of his powers, and, dare we say it, a masterpiece." (John Bleasdale, CineVue)

    "It's visually stunning, passionate, wistful, and thoughtful in equal measure." (Emily Yoshida, Vulture)

    "The crystalline black-and-white cinematography exalts its moments of intimate grimness and its dreamlike showpieces of theatrical display. It is an elliptical, episodic story of imprisonment and escape, epic in scope." (Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian)

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

  • CINEMA
    You Are Here: A Come From Away Story
    Wednesday February 20, 7:00p–8:24p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $10

    When U.S. airspace was completely shut down in the hours following the terrorist attacks on 9/11, and all civilian airliners within reach of the U.S. were ordered to land at the nearest airport, 38 planes landed at the Gander airport. With no warning and with no time to prepare, a city of only 9,000 residents played host to more than 6,500 frightened, exhausted, and hungry passengers who “came from away” around the world.

    The remarkable story of how Gander supported the "Come From Aways" was brought to life as the original Canadian musical Come From Away in 2013. The musical, which became one of the most talked-about openings on Broadway in 2017 and was nominated for seven Tony Awards, has generated discussion on the need for compassion and unity.

    Moze Mossanen's documentary You Are Here: A Come From Away Story travels deep within this unique tale to shine a light on the actual Newfoundlanders and passengers whose lives have inspired the musical. This includes the mayors of Gander and Appleton, Newfoundland, community workers, police officers, TV reporters, and more—all real-life people who worked tirelessly alongside countless others to comfort and care for their unexpected guests.

    The documentary also highlights the real-life passengers who were looked after during those five unforgettable days, including a couple who met, fell in love, and ultimately honeymooned in Gander, the pilot of an American Airlines jet whose life was turned upside down, and a U.S. businessman who was so touched by his hosts’ generosity that he went on to create Good Samaritan initiatives in cities such as Austin, Texas.

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

  • CINEMA
    If Beale Street Could Talk
    Sunday February 24, 4:00p–5:50p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $10

    For the follow-up to his Oscar-winning hit and Film Circuit favourite Moonlight, Barry Jenkins returns with this moving period piece about a pregnant woman fighting to prove her fiancé’s innocence after he is wrongfully jailed for rape. Based on James Baldwin’s 1974 novel of the same name, If Beale Street Could Talk marks the first English-language film adaptation of the legendary US writer and activist’s work.

    Set in the early 1970s in the predominantly Latin American community of East Harlem, the film follows Tish (newcomer Kiki Layne), a 19-year-old woman who falls in love with Fonny (Stephan James, Selma), a young sculptor. Their brief idyll is broken when Fonny is suddenly arrested, placed in a police lineup—in which he is the only Black man—and framed for the rape of a local woman. Tish, who has just discovered she is pregnant, and her family must fight to prove Fonny’s innocence. With this thought-provoking and still-timely story, Jenkins manages to preserve both the politics and the romantic spirit of Baldwin’s celebration of the power of love and hope in times of despair.

    One of the most highly anticipated films of the year, If Beale Street Could Talk reunites writer-director Jenkins with Moonlight’s powerhouse production team for a stunning and honest story of an American couple determined to fight for love, freedom and justice in their own society.

    "Jenkins captures the humor, verve, and considerable complexity of the prose." (Jason Bailey, The Playlist)

    "In some ways Beale feels less like a movie than a well-staged, meticulously shot play; a period piece that floats beyond its specific time and place and into the realm of allegory." (Leah Greenblatt, Entertainment Weekly)

    "It's a film with love at its root, both familial and romantic, and Jenkins fills so much of it with a radiating warmth." (Benjamin Lee, The Guardian)

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

  • CINEMA
    If Beale Street Could Talk
    Sunday February 24, 7:00p–8:50p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $10

    For the follow-up to his Oscar-winning hit and Film Circuit favourite Moonlight, Barry Jenkins returns with this moving period piece about a pregnant woman fighting to prove her fiancé’s innocence after he is wrongfully jailed for rape. Based on James Baldwin’s 1974 novel of the same name, If Beale Street Could Talk marks the first English-language film adaptation of the legendary US writer and activist’s work.

    Set in the early 1970s in the predominantly Latin American community of East Harlem, the film follows Tish (newcomer Kiki Layne), a 19-year-old woman who falls in love with Fonny (Stephan James, Selma), a young sculptor. Their brief idyll is broken when Fonny is suddenly arrested, placed in a police lineup—in which he is the only Black man—and framed for the rape of a local woman. Tish, who has just discovered she is pregnant, and her family must fight to prove Fonny’s innocence. With this thought-provoking and still-timely story, Jenkins manages to preserve both the politics and the romantic spirit of Baldwin’s celebration of the power of love and hope in times of despair.

    One of the most highly anticipated films of the year, If Beale Street Could Talk reunites writer-director Jenkins with Moonlight’s powerhouse production team for a stunning and honest story of an American couple determined to fight for love, freedom and justice in their own society.

    "Jenkins captures the humor, verve, and considerable complexity of the prose." (Jason Bailey, The Playlist)

    "In some ways Beale feels less like a movie than a well-staged, meticulously shot play; a period piece that floats beyond its specific time and place and into the realm of allegory." (Leah Greenblatt, Entertainment Weekly)

    "It's a film with love at its root, both familial and romantic, and Jenkins fills so much of it with a radiating warmth." (Benjamin Lee, The Guardian)

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

  • Cost: Free

    Join the Acadia Mental Health Initiative (AMHI) and the Eastern Kings Community Health Board (EKCHB) for a screening of the "S-Word" documentary on February 28th in the Al Whittle Theatre, followed by a community discussion addressing suicidality and promoting resilience in our community.

    This is the voice of Survivors.

    Admission FREE. Open to all.

    For more information contact karrie.wilkie@nshealth.ca or call 542-1244

    Contact: karrie.wilkie@nshealth.ca  |  902 542-1244

  • CINEMA
    Can You Ever Forgive Me?
    Sunday March 3, 4:00p–5:47p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $10

    Based on a true story, Marielle Heller's Can You Ever Forgive Me? stars Academy Award nominee Melissa McCarthy as Lee Israel, the late biographer and forger whose brilliant tale of deception speaks volumes about our obsessions with celebrity and authenticity.

    It is the 1980s. After decades spent composing respectful profiles of successful women such as Katharine Hepburn and Tallulah Bankhead, Lee finds herself out of step with the emergent trash-talk trend in biography. Her new book about Estée Lauder is a commercial failure, her agent (Jane Curtin) has given up on her and her finances have nosedived.

    Sliding into middle age with no other skills to fall back on, Lee lights upon a fresh method of capitalizing on the public's fascination with fame. Teaming up with an old acquaintance (a furiously charming Richard E. Grant, Their Finest; Jackie) freshly released from prison after serving time for armed robbery, Lee begins selling the stolen and/or forged correspondence of dead writers and actors. The gig is a success but success has a way of drawing unwanted attention.

    Adapted from Israel's eponymous memoir by Tony Award-winning playwright Jeff Whitty and writer-director Nicole Holofcener, Can You Ever Forgive Me? is an incisive comment about commodification, legitimacy and opportunities for women. McCarthy seizes the opportunity to expand her already-impressive repertoire: her performance here brims with intelligence, acerbic wit and an alluring sense of mischief.

    "It’s the human side of the character that makes this McCarthy’s best performance to date, revealing haunting insights into friendship, loneliness, and creative insecurity." (Peter Debruge, Variety)

    "Can You Ever Forgive Me?’s premise is so low-key outrageous, it would almost have to be true. And it is: a shaggy, endearingly dour portrait of the kind of true-life eccentric New York hardly seems to make anymore." (Leah Greenblatt, Entertainment Weekly)

    "McCarthy and Grant’s rapport in these roles cannot be beat. Their caustic wit is mutual so each biting takedown is either appreciated or met by another in return." (Jared Mobarak, The Film Stage)

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

  • CINEMA
    Can You Ever Forgive Me?
    Sunday March 3, 7:00p–8:47p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $10

    Based on a true story, Marielle Heller's Can You Ever Forgive Me? stars Academy Award nominee Melissa McCarthy as Lee Israel, the late biographer and forger whose brilliant tale of deception speaks volumes about our obsessions with celebrity and authenticity.

    It is the 1980s. After decades spent composing respectful profiles of successful women such as Katharine Hepburn and Tallulah Bankhead, Lee finds herself out of step with the emergent trash-talk trend in biography. Her new book about Estée Lauder is a commercial failure, her agent (Jane Curtin) has given up on her and her finances have nosedived.

    Sliding into middle age with no other skills to fall back on, Lee lights upon a fresh method of capitalizing on the public's fascination with fame. Teaming up with an old acquaintance (a furiously charming Richard E. Grant, Their Finest; Jackie) freshly released from prison after serving time for armed robbery, Lee begins selling the stolen and/or forged correspondence of dead writers and actors. The gig is a success but success has a way of drawing unwanted attention.

    Adapted from Israel's eponymous memoir by Tony Award-winning playwright Jeff Whitty and writer-director Nicole Holofcener, Can You Ever Forgive Me? is an incisive comment about commodification, legitimacy and opportunities for women. McCarthy seizes the opportunity to expand her already-impressive repertoire: her performance here brims with intelligence, acerbic wit and an alluring sense of mischief.

    "It’s the human side of the character that makes this McCarthy’s best performance to date, revealing haunting insights into friendship, loneliness, and creative insecurity." (Peter Debruge, Variety)

    "Can You Ever Forgive Me?’s premise is so low-key outrageous, it would almost have to be true. And it is: a shaggy, endearingly dour portrait of the kind of true-life eccentric New York hardly seems to make anymore." (Leah Greenblatt, Entertainment Weekly)

    "McCarthy and Grant’s rapport in these roles cannot be beat. Their caustic wit is mutual so each biting takedown is either appreciated or met by another in return." (Jared Mobarak, The Film Stage)

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

  • CINEMA
    El silencio de otros (The Silence of Others)
    Wednesday March 6, 7:00p–8:36p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $10

    "There is no embracing the future without confronting the past in The Silence Of Others, an elegant reckoning with the legacy of General Franco’s 40 year dictatorship. Emmy-winning filmmakers Almudena Carracedo and Robert Bahar (Made In L.A.) handle complex issues in a way that is clear-sighted and approachable.

    The Silence Of Others finds the human connection that guides the viewer through recent Spanish history. The very first images are of the elderly, indomitable María Martín as she walks through her village to lay flowers at the side of a road. There is no trace of it to the naked eye but this is the site of a mass grave that includes the remains of her mother, who was taken from María when she was six years old.

    The idea of the past being covered over and forgotten is central to a film that swiftly and economically sets out the facts before drawing us into individual stories and the bigger picture. Franco’s death in 1975 opened Spain to the possibility of change and reform. The giddy jubilation of democracy’s dawn led the Spanish Parliament to pass the Amnesty Act in 1977. The Act answered the left’s call for an amnesty for all political prisoners, but it also included an amnesty for the crimes of the dictatorship. The best way forward was simply by forgetting the past.

    The Silence Of Others champions those who cannot forgive or forget, like human rights lawyer Carlos Slepoy and José María Galante who now lives on the same street as the man who once tortured him. Seeking to reclaim the right to justice, the men were central to a 2010 lawsuit filed in Argentina seeking trials for crimes against humanity. There is no statute of limitations on such crimes and no geographical restrictions on where they can be tried.

    Filmed over six years, the film patiently follows the slow progress of the lawsuit as it gradually gathers plaintiffs and exposes deep divisions running through Spanish society. Unfolding with all the force of a classic political thriller by Costa-Gavras or Francesco Rosi, The Silence of Others emerges as a moving salute to the small victories of determined individuals." (Allan Hunter, Screen Daily)

    "A stirring documentary… a very necessary story, delivered with rigor and conviction." (Stephen Dalton, The Hollywood Reporter)

    "Exceptionally moving… this film is a milestone in recovery of a past that is not over—and, to invoke Faulkner, not even past." (Patricia Aufderheide, IDA Documentary Magazine)

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

  • THEATRE
    Erma Bombeck At Wit's End
    Thursday March 7, 7:00p–9:00p
    Presented by Carole Ball as Erma Bombeck in a one-woman show
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: No admission charge for students. Suggested admission $10.

    Department of Sociology, Women’s and Gender Studies, Acadia University Faculty Association Women’s Committee invites you to celebrate, International Women’s Day. Carole Ball will be performing as ERMA BOMBECK in a one woman show.
    All proceeds to Chrysalis House.

    Contact: zelda.abramson@acadiau.ca  |  902.585.1273

  • CINEMA
    Stan & Ollie
    Sunday March 10, 4:00p–5:37p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $10

    "In 1953, several years after their last film and with their immense celebrity on the wane, Stan Laurel (Steve Coogan, The Trip to Spain; Philomena) and Ollie Hardy (John C. Reilly, The Lobster; Cedar Rapids) embark on a live tour of British seaside towns and music halls. Surprised by the modesty of the bookings and cramped little guesthouses, the two endure a subdued beginning to their tour. They struggle for audiences and their booking agent seems disinterested. But a series of tv guest spots and celebrity appearances soon rekindle the country’s interest in their genius and the buzz grows as they head towards a big London finale.

    As the attention builds, so too do old resentments, coming to a head as they’re joined by 'the wives,' Lucille and Ida (Shirley Henderson and Nina Arianda, a hilarious double act in their own right).

    Coogan and Reilly fans know their brilliance as physical comedians, but to watch them here is a revelation; they nail body language, mannerisms, and also routines the duo would have known in their sleep after decades performing together. Craft is sublime throughout, crystallized in a dazzling six-minute opening sequence captured by Laurie Rose’s camera team. Director Jon S. Baird (Filth) and screenwriter Jeff Pope (Philomena) offer a poignant study of lifelong male friendship, and a fitting tribute to two of cinema’s comedy giants." (Tricia Tuttle, BFI London Film Festival)

    "It is eccentric, sad and stirring to the core. Oh yes – and incredibly funny, too." (Robbie Collin, The Telegraph)

    "Featuring uncanny and hugely personable performances by Steve Coogan as Stan Laurel, and John C. Reilly as Oliver Hardy, and a smart script by Jeff Pope (Coogan’s co-writer on Philomena) that delivers laughs from both familiar and unexpected quarters, this is a fond, frequently very funny homage to an act that has lost none of its genius." (Demetrios Matheou, Screen International)

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

  • CINEMA
    Stan & Ollie
    Sunday March 10, 7:00p–8:37p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $10

    "In 1953, several years after their last film and with their immense celebrity on the wane, Stan Laurel (Steve Coogan, The Trip to Spain; Philomena) and Ollie Hardy (John C. Reilly, The Lobster; Cedar Rapids) embark on a live tour of British seaside towns and music halls. Surprised by the modesty of the bookings and cramped little guesthouses, the two endure a subdued beginning to their tour. They struggle for audiences and their booking agent seems disinterested. But a series of tv guest spots and celebrity appearances soon rekindle the country’s interest in their genius and the buzz grows as they head towards a big London finale.

    As the attention builds, so too do old resentments, coming to a head as they’re joined by 'the wives,' Lucille and Ida (Shirley Henderson and Nina Arianda, a hilarious double act in their own right).

    Coogan and Reilly fans know their brilliance as physical comedians, but to watch them here is a revelation; they nail body language, mannerisms, and also routines the duo would have known in their sleep after decades performing together. Craft is sublime throughout, crystallized in a dazzling six-minute opening sequence captured by Laurie Rose’s camera team. Director Jon S. Baird (Filth) and screenwriter Jeff Pope (Philomena) offer a poignant study of lifelong male friendship, and a fitting tribute to two of cinema’s comedy giants." (Tricia Tuttle, BFI London Film Festival)

    "It is eccentric, sad and stirring to the core. Oh yes – and incredibly funny, too." (Robbie Collin, The Telegraph)

    "Featuring uncanny and hugely personable performances by Steve Coogan as Stan Laurel, and John C. Reilly as Oliver Hardy, and a smart script by Jeff Pope (Coogan’s co-writer on Philomena) that delivers laughs from both familiar and unexpected quarters, this is a fond, frequently very funny homage to an act that has lost none of its genius." (Demetrios Matheou, Screen International)

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

  • CINEMA
    Capharnaüm (Capernaum)
    Wednesday March 13, 7:00p–9:00p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $10

    An incredible feat of storytelling, Capernaum showcases director Nadine Labaki’s (Caramel) singular vision through the unlikely story of a young boy attempting to sue his parents—for giving him life.

    Set against the backdrop of the slums of Lebanon, the film centres on Zain (Zain Al Rafeea), approximately 12 years old—his parents do not know his age—and already hardened from years of survival. Failed at nearly every turn by his family, Zain and his younger sister, Sahar (Cedra Izam), must contend with a variety of dangers, one of which is their parents. After they sell Sahar to try and make ends meet, Zain runs away, and he encounters other kindred spirits trying to maintain a sense of self in incredibly desperate circumstances. When Zain is imprisoned for stabbing someone, he launches a lawsuit against his parents for bringing him into such a grim world.

    Working with a cast of mostly non-professional actors, Labaki’s casting and direction draw out unforgettable performances. As young Zain, Al Rafeea is captivating; at once swaggering, jaded, and confrontational, he also exudes a depth of vulnerability, carefully obscured just below the surface. Telling an unusual story of a young boy’s search for identity among the tatters of familial and government infrastructures and unexpectedly interspersed with moments of warmth and humour, Capernaum will stay with you long after the credits roll.

    "A social-realist blockbuster—fired by furious compassion and teeming with sorrow, yet strewn with diamond-shards of beauty, wit and hope." (Robbie Collin, Daily Telegraph)

    "While this is unquestionably an issue film, it tackles its subject with intelligence and heart." (Jay Weissberg, Variety)

    "It's quietly absorbing and fitfully shocking as we experience the sights, sounds and smells of the streets where a one-year-old child can wander around without anyone stopping to wonder why." (Anna Smith, Time Out)

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

  • CINEMA
    The Grizzlies
    Sunday March 17, 4:00p–5:42p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $10

    Based on a true story, The Grizzlies is about the determination and resilience of a group of Inuit youth in a small Arctic community.

    In 1998, first-time teacher Russ Sheppard (Ben Schnetzer, Pride, The Book Thief) moves north for a job at a local school in Kugluktuk, a town struggling with one of the highest suicide rates in North America. With no previous experience or knowledge of life in the north, Russ is shocked and overwhelmed by the numerous social issues facing the youth, all as a result of the massive legacy of colonization on their families and communities.

    Russ introduces a lacrosse program in the school. Although the program is at first met with skepticism and resistance, Russ’ commitment begins to win the trust of the students, and together they form the Grizzlies lacrosse team. Through the sport, the youth find a vital outlet for their emotions, and the team creates a sense of pride and purpose in themselves and their community.

    Originally from Kugluktuk, one of the film’s producers, Stacey Aglok MacDonald, has first-hand experience of the impact of this program on her community and has been committed to bringing this story to the screen in close creative collaboration with producer Alethea Arnaquq-Baril and director Miranda de Pencier (Beginners; The Seagull). With absolutely stunning breakout performances by young Nunavut-based actors Paul Nutarariaq and Emerald MacDonald, The Grizzlies is a testament to the spirit, tenacity, and leadership of Inuit youth, persisting in spite of immense pressure and hardship.

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

  • CINEMA
    The Grizzlies
    Sunday March 17, 7:00p–8:42p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $10

    Based on a true story, The Grizzlies is about the determination and resilience of a group of Inuit youth in a small Arctic community.

    In 1998, first-time teacher Russ Sheppard (Ben Schnetzer, Pride, The Book Thief) moves north for a job at a local school in Kugluktuk, a town struggling with one of the highest suicide rates in North America. With no previous experience or knowledge of life in the north, Russ is shocked and overwhelmed by the numerous social issues facing the youth, all as a result of the massive legacy of colonization on their families and communities.

    Russ introduces a lacrosse program in the school. Although the program is at first met with skepticism and resistance, Russ’ commitment begins to win the trust of the students, and together they form the Grizzlies lacrosse team. Through the sport, the youth find a vital outlet for their emotions, and the team creates a sense of pride and purpose in themselves and their community.

    Originally from Kugluktuk, one of the film’s producers, Stacey Aglok MacDonald, has first-hand experience of the impact of this program on her community and has been committed to bringing this story to the screen in close creative collaboration with producer Alethea Arnaquq-Baril and director Miranda de Pencier (Beginners; The Seagull). With absolutely stunning breakout performances by young Nunavut-based actors Paul Nutarariaq and Emerald MacDonald, The Grizzlies is a testament to the spirit, tenacity, and leadership of Inuit youth, persisting in spite of immense pressure and hardship.

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

  • CINEMA
    The Woman Who Loves Giraffes
    Wednesday March 20, 7:00p–8:23p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $10

    In 1956, four years before Jane Goodall ventured into the world of chimpanzees and seven years before Dian Fossey left to work with mountain gorillas, in fact, before anyone, man or woman had made such a trip, 23-year-old Canadian biologist, Anne Innis Dagg, made an unprecedented solo journey to South Africa to become the first person in the world to study animal behaviour in the wild on that continent. When she returned home a year later armed with ground-breaking research, the insurmountable barriers she faced as a female scientist proved much harder to overcome. In 1972, having published 20 research papers as an assistant professor of zoology at University of Guelph, the Dean of the university, denied her tenure. She could not apply to the University of Waterloo because the Dean there told Anne that he would never give tenure to a married woman. This was the catalyst that transformed Anne into a feminist activist. For three decades, Anne Innis Dagg was absent from the giraffe world until 2010 when she was sought out by giraffologists and not just brought back to into the fold, but finally celebrated for her work.

    In Alison Reid's The Woman Who Loves Giraffes, an older (now 85), wiser Anne takes us on her first expedition back to Africa to retrace where her trail-blazing journey began more than half a century ago. By retracing her original steps, and with letters and stunning, original 16mm film footage, Anne offers an intimate window into her life as a young woman, juxtaposed with a first hand look at the devastating reality that giraffes are facing today. Both the world’s first "giraffologist," whose research findings ultimately became the foundation for many scientists following in her footsteps, and the species she loves have each experienced triumphs as well as nasty battle scars. The Woman Who Loves Giraffes gives us a moving perspective on both.

    "Alison Reid deserves high praise for fine storytelling, combining ecology and social-justice issues while focusing on a woman ahead of her times, whose ambitions were thwarted by institutional sexism." (Bruce DeMara, Toronto Star)

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

  • THEATRE
    I'm Not Running by David Hare
    Friday March 22, 7:00p–9:40p
    Presented by Just Us! Coffee Roasters Co-op
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $15 - tickets available at the door from 6pm

    Pauline Gibson is a junior doctor, who becomes the face of a campaign to save her local hospital. This leads to her becoming an independent MP, but in Parliament, she crosses paths with her university boyfriend, Jack Gould, a stalwart Labour loyalist.

    As pressure mounts on her to compromise her integrity and run for leadership of the Labour party, Pauline faces an agonising decision...

    Contact: ntlive@justuscoffee.com

  • LECTURE
    Time For Change
    Sunday March 24, 4:00p
    Presented by Gary Dorko
    Studio-Z
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: Free

    A new era for Humanity
    A Free Multimedia Presentation
    Never has the need for change been so critical for the future of humanity and the planet.
    People everywhere experience the collapse of the old order. As we transit into the new energetic Age of Aquarius, our most advanced planetary teachers are returning among us to offer their energy and insight in our task of restoring our Planet and building a new civilization based on justice, cooperation and unity

    Contact: ns.transmission.meditation@gmail.com  |  902-840-0300

  • CINEMA
    The Favourite
    Sunday March 31, 4:00p–5:59p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $10

    Early 18th century England is at war with the French. Nevertheless, duck racing and pineapple eating are thriving. A frail Queen Anne (Olivia Colman, The Lobster; Hyde Park on Hudson) occupies the throne and her close friend Lady Sarah (Rachel Weisz, Youth; The Lobster) governs the country in her stead while tending to Anne’s ill health and mercurial temper.

    When a new servant Abigail (Emma Stone, La La Land; Magic in the Moonlight) arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah. Sarah takes Abigail under her wing and Abigail sees a chance at return to her aristocratic roots.

    As the politics of war become quite time consuming for Sarah, Abigail steps into the breach to fill in as the Queen’s companion. Their burgeoning friendship gives her a chance to fulfill her ambitions and she will not let woman, man, politics or rabbit stand in her way.

    Yorgos Lanthimos's (The Lobster) unconventional and wickedly irreverent period piece received ten Oscar nominations, including best film and best director.

    "The Favourite has ribaldry and intelligence to burn, a deliciously entertaining period piece that feels liberated by its period, rather than restrained and invigorates like a glass of wine thrown violently in your face." (John Bleasdale, CineVue)

    "[Yorgos Lanthimos'] fabulously entertaining tragicomedy, The Favourite, is a juicy power tangle connecting three women in the royal court of early 18th-century England, played by a divine trio who bounce off one another with obvious relish." (David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter)

    "The Favourite is one of those rare films where the energy generated by three talents at the top of their game and the energy generated by their characters swirl and merge in a perfect storm." (Lee Marshall, Screen International)

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

  • CINEMA
    The Favourite
    Sunday March 31, 7:00p–8:59p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $10

    Early 18th century England is at war with the French. Nevertheless, duck racing and pineapple eating are thriving. A frail Queen Anne (Olivia Colman, The Lobster; Hyde Park on Hudson) occupies the throne and her close friend Lady Sarah (Rachel Weisz, Youth; The Lobster) governs the country in her stead while tending to Anne’s ill health and mercurial temper.

    When a new servant Abigail (Emma Stone, La La Land; Magic in the Moonlight) arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah. Sarah takes Abigail under her wing and Abigail sees a chance at return to her aristocratic roots.

    As the politics of war become quite time consuming for Sarah, Abigail steps into the breach to fill in as the Queen’s companion. Their burgeoning friendship gives her a chance to fulfill her ambitions and she will not let woman, man, politics or rabbit stand in her way.

    Yorgos Lanthimos's (The Lobster) unconventional and wickedly irreverent period piece received ten Oscar nominations, including best film and best director.

    "The Favourite has ribaldry and intelligence to burn, a deliciously entertaining period piece that feels liberated by its period, rather than restrained and invigorates like a glass of wine thrown violently in your face." (John Bleasdale, CineVue)

    "[Yorgos Lanthimos'] fabulously entertaining tragicomedy, The Favourite, is a juicy power tangle connecting three women in the royal court of early 18th-century England, played by a divine trio who bounce off one another with obvious relish." (David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter)

    "The Favourite is one of those rare films where the energy generated by three talents at the top of their game and the energy generated by their characters swirl and merge in a perfect storm." (Lee Marshall, Screen International)

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

  • MUSIC
    Newsies (The Musical)
    Thursday April 11, 7:30p–10:30p
    Presented by Edalene Theatre
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: Adult:$17
    Children and Seniors: $15
    Group of 4: $60.

    Tickets: http://www.edalenetheatre.ca/store.php

    Based on the movie of the same name, Newsies centres around the actual Newsie strike of 1899, when a ragged army of kids took on the most powerful men in New York. Filled with the incredible music of Allan Menken, and show stopping dances-this show will inspire, uplift and entertain!

    Contact: kerri@edalenetheatre.ca  |  9027999009

  • MUSIC
    Newsies (The Musical)
    Friday April 12, 7:30p–10:30p
    Presented by Edalene Theatre
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: Adult: $17
    Children and Seniors: $15
    Group of 4: $60

    Tickets: http://www.edalenetheatre.ca/store.php

    Based on the movie of the same name, Newsies centres around the actual Newsie strike of 1899, when a ragged army of kids took on the most powerful men in New York. Filled with the incredible music of Allan Menken, and show stopping dances-this show will inspire, uplift and entertain!

    Contact: kerri@edalenetheatre.ca  |  9027999009

  • MUSIC
    Newsies (The Musical)
    Saturday April 13, 2:00p–4:30p
    Presented by Edalene Theatre
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: Adult: $17
    Children and Seniors: $15
    Group of 4: $60

    Tickets: Call or email to reserve, or book online!

    Buy Tickets Online

    Based on the movie of the same name, Newsies centres around the actual Newsie strike of 1899, when a ragged army of kids took on the most powerful men in New York. Filled with the incredible music of Allan Menken, and show stopping dances-this show will inspire, uplift and entertain!

    Contact: kerri@edalenetheatre.ca  |  9027999009

  • MUSIC
    Newsies (The Musical)
    Saturday April 13, 7:30p–10:30p
    Presented by Edalene Theatre
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: Adult: $17
    Children and Seniors: $15
    Group of 4: $60

    Tickets: Call or email to reserve, or book online!

    Buy Tickets Online

    Based on the movie of the same name, Newsies centres around the actual Newsie strike of 1899, when a ragged army of kids took on the most powerful men in New York. Filled with the incredible music of Allan Menken, and show stopping dances-this show will inspire, uplift and entertain!

    Contact: kerri@edalenetheatre.ca  |  9027999009

  • THEATRE
    Everybody's Talking About Jamie
    Friday April 19, 7:00p–9:40p
    Presented by Just Us! Coffee Roasters Co-op
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $15 at the door

    Created by Dan Gillespie Sells and Tom MacRae, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is based on a true story. It follows 16-year-old Jamie, who doesn't quite fit in at school in Sheffield. Dreaming of fame and fortune on the drag circuit, Jamie enlists the help of his incredibly supportive friends and family to defy expectations and take his first shaky high-heeled steps into the limelight. A heart-warming story about defeating the bullies and staying true to who you are, this glittering musical received wide acclaim from audiences and critics alike.

    Everybody's Talking About Jamie on YouTube

    Contact: ntlive@justuscoffee.com