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October 14 - 20

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

    Aravindha Sametha Veera Raghava

    CINEMA

    Nova Scotia Premiere of The Purple Road

  • THEATRE

    Julie

October 21 - 27

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

ALL UPCOMING EVENTS

  • 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

  • CINEMA
    From Seed to Seed w/The Common Chameleon
    Tuesday October 23, 10:00a–12:00p
    Presented by Devour The Food Film Fest
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $5

    Tickets: TicketPro outlets and online Online at devourfest.com At the Devour Box Office tent starting Oct 23

    Buy Tickets Online

    The Scotiabank Big Picture Program:
    This charming film chronicles several years in the life of a family farm, through thick and thin, delving into conventional versus organic farming in the most open and honest way.
    Canada, 2017, 87 minutes
    Director Katharina Stieffenhofer

    Screening with The Common Chameleon:
    In a world where a single chameleon has no natural enemies, this creature is destined to hunt for prey.
    Germany, 2017, 4 minutes

    Watch Video

    Contact: lia@devourfest.com

  • CINEMA
    All the Time in the World w/What If Wes Anderson Made S’mores?
    Tuesday October 23, 1:00p–2:30p
    Presented by Devour The Food Film Fest
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $5

    Tickets: TicketPro outlets and online Online at devourfest.com At the Devour Box Office tent starting Oct 23

    Buy Tickets Online

    The Scotiabank Big Picture Program:
    A family of five leaves the comforts of home to live remotely in the Yukon wilderness during the long northern winter and amidst the surprises that the rawness of nature provides.
    Canada, 2016, 52 minutes
    Director Suzanne Crocker

    Screening with What if Wes Anderson made S'mores?
    Recipe videos in the style of famous directors. S’mores fit for The Royal Tenenbaums.
    USA, 2017, 1 minute
    Director David Ma

    All the Time in the World w/What If Wes Anderson Made S’mores? on Vimeo

    Contact: lia@devourfest.com

  • CINEMA
    The Superfood Chain w/Conad Compilation
    Wednesday October 24, 10:00a–11:30a
    Presented by Devour The Food Film Fest
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $5

    Tickets: TicketPro outlets and online Online at devourfest.com At the Devour Box Office tent starting Oct 23

    Buy Tickets Online

    The Scotiabank Big Picture Program:
    Every year, we are introduced to a new “superfood” that boasts extraordinary nutritional features. This film explores the facts and myths behind superfoods, and reveals the ripple effect on farming and fishing families around the world.
    Canada, 2018, 70 minutes
    Director Ann Shin

    Screening with Conad Compilation
    Food coming at you literally from every direction.
    Italy, 2018, 2 minutes

    The Superfood Chain w/Conad Compilation on Vimeo

    Contact: lia@devourfest.com

  • CINEMA
    From Seed to Seed w/The Common Chameleon
    Wednesday October 24, 1:00p–3:00p
    Presented by Devour The Food Film Fest
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $5

    Tickets: TicketPro outlets and online Online at devourfest.com At the Devour Box Office tent starting Oct 23

    Buy Tickets Online

    The Scotiabank Big Picture Program:
    This charming film chronicles several years in the life of a family farm, through thick and thin, delving into conventional versus organic farming in the most open and honest way.
    Canada, 2017, 87 minutes
    Director Katharina Stieffenhofer

    Screening with The Common Chameleon:
    In a world where a single chameleon has no natural enemies, this creature is destined to hunt for prey.
    Germany, 2017, 4 minutes

    Watch Video

    Contact: lia@devourfest.com

  • CINEMA
    Jiro Dreams of Sushi
    Wednesday October 24, 8:00p–10:00p
    Presented by Devour The Food Film Fest
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $25

    Tickets: TicketPro outlets and online Online at devourfest.com At the Devour Box Office tent starting Oct 23

    Buy Tickets Online

    Devour! Opening Gala Film Presented by CBC: Jiro Dreams of Sushi curated by Sam Kass (the former White House chef and senior policy adviser for nutrition in the Obama administration)
    We are delighted to host Chef Sam Kass as our official Opening Night Gala Guest Curator. He will be interviewed by returning festival host, Bob Blumer, following the screening and will also sign copies of his new cookbook, Eat a Little Better: Great Flavor, Good Health, Better World.

    The Opening Night Gala film, Jiro Dreams of Sushi directed by David Gelb, will be preceded by two short films, the yet-to-be-announced winner of this year’s winner of the Nourish Nova Scotia Food & Film Challenge and Nova Scotia directed by The Perennial Plate.

    Jiro Dreams of Sushi: 85-year-old Jiro Ono is considered by many to be the world’s greatest sushi chef. He is the proprietor of Sukiyabashi Jiro, a 10-seat, sushi-only restaurant inauspiciously located in a Tokyo subway station.. A thoughtful and elegant meditation on work, family, and the art of perfection, chronicling Jiro’s life as both an unparalleled success in the culinary world and as a loving yet complicated father.
    USA, 2011, 81 minutes
    Director David Gelb

    Jiro Dreams of Sushi on YouTube

    Contact: lia@devourfest.com

  • CINEMA
    Ulam: Main Dish w/ A Rising Tide
    Thursday October 25, 10:00a–11:30a
    Presented by Devour The Food Film Fest
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $15

    Tickets: TicketPro outlets and online Online at devourfest.com At the Devour Box Office tent starting Oct 23

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    Ulam follows the meteoric rise of Filipino cuisine in North America as one of the hottest trends in the restaurant industry.
    USA, 2018, 80 minutes
    Director Alexandra Cuerdo

    Screening with A Rising Tide
    Lobster is the lifeblood of many Nova Scotia fishing communities, where the world’s largest tides dictate the daily catch.
    Canada, 2018, 9 minutes
    Directors The Perennial Plate

    Ulam: Main Dish w/ A Rising Tide on YouTube

    Contact: lia@devourfest.com

  • CINEMA
    Our Blood is Wine w/ Lightfoot & Wolfville
    Thursday October 25, 11:30a–1:00p
    Presented by Devour The Food Film Fest
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $15

    Tickets: TicketPro outlets and online Online at devourfest.com At the Devour Box Office tent starting Oct 23

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    Since time immemorial, the country of Georgia has produced some of the rarest and most sought after wines in the world.
    USA, 2018, 78 minutes
    Director Emily Railsback

    Screening with Lightfoot & Wolfville
    A family reclaims its once lost land and makes biodynamic wine with the pull of the world’s largest tide cycle.
    Canada, 2018, 5 minutes
    Directors The Perennial Plate

    Our Blood is Wine w/ Lightfoot & Wolfville on YouTube

    Contact: lia@devourfest.com

  • CINEMA
    Taste of Nova Scotia Awards Program
    Thursday October 25, 2:00p–3:00p
    Presented by Devour The Food Film Fest
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: Free

    Buy Tickets Online

    We’re thrilled once again to host the Taste of Nova Scotia Awards this year. These awards provide an annual opportunity for Taste of Nova Scotia members and the public to celebrate and honour the people who produce, develop, export, prepare and serve the best quality local food and culinary experiences in the province. Join us for a very special celebration of this year’s winners followed by a reception at the Festival Lounge from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

    Free admission.

    Contact: lia@devourfest.com

  • CINEMA
    Constructing Albert w/ Style Points
    Thursday October 25, 3:30p–5:00p
    Presented by Devour The Food Film Fest
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $15

    Tickets: Ticketpro outlets and online Online at devourfest.com At the Devour Box Office tent starting Oct 23 Festival Bracelets, passes and packages available at the Devour website.

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    Long under the shadow of his famous brother Ferran, Albert Adria rises to the top of the world’s gastronomy scene with his new restaurant empire in Spain and his own brand of creative cuisine.
    Spain/Estonia, 2017, 82 minutes
    Directors Laura Collado & Jim Loomis

    Screening with Style Points
    A chef and food stylist who has plated gourmet meals for every occasion, Adam Banks knows why the illusion of his work is so easy to believe.
    USA, 2018, 1 minute
    Director James Boo

    Constructing Albert w/ Style Points on YouTube

    Contact: lia@devourfest.com

  • CINEMA
    André – The Voice of Wine w/Corky
    Thursday October 25, 5:30p–7:15p
    Presented by Devour The Food Film Fest
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $15

    Tickets: Ticketpro outlets and online Online at devourfest.com At the Devour Box Office tent starting Oct 23 Festival Bracelets, passes and packages available at the Devour website.

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    André Tchelistcheff arguably invented California wine as we know it today. Told in his own voice, the history of winemaking in America comes to life in this touching feature documentary from André’s own grand-nephew, director Mark Tchelistcheff.
    USA/Germany, 2016, 98 minutes
    Director Mark Tchelistcheff

    Screening with Corky
    A corkscrew with a screw loose battles a giant glass bottle to uncork seven magical lightning bugs.
    USA, 2017, 6 minutes
    Director Ty Primosch

    Hot tip: This film will be followed by a Celebrity Chef Dinner based on the film. See Devour website for tickets.

    Watch Video

    Contact: lia@devourfest.com

  • CINEMA
    Soufra w/America: The Ice Cream Truck
    Thursday October 25, 8:00p–9:30p
    Presented by Devour The Food Film Fest
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $15

    Tickets: Ticketpro outlets and online Online at devourfest.com At the Devour Box Office tent starting Oct 23 Festival bracelets, passes and packages available at the Devour website.

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    The wildly inspirational story of Mariam Shaar as she sets out to launch a catering company, Soufra, with an eye on expanding it into a food truck business with women who now share a refugee camp as their home.
    USA, 2017, 73 minutes
    Director Thomas Morgan

    Screening with America The Ice Cream Truck
    It may surprise you to see who is actually behind the ice cream truck.
    USA, 2018, 10 minutes
    Directors The Perennial Plate

    Soufra w/America: The Ice Cream Truck on Vimeo

    Contact: lia@devourfest.com

  • CINEMA
    The BBQ w/ The Foolish Side of Food
    Friday October 26, 10:00a–11:30a
    Presented by Devour The Food Film Fest
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $15

    Tickets: Ticketpro outlets and online Online at devourfest.com At the Devour Box Office tent starting Oct 23 Festival bracelets, passes and packages available at the Devour website.

    Buy Tickets Online

    Dazza has a passion for barbecuing. When he accidentally gives his neighbours food poisoning, to make amends, he seeks tutelage from a Scottish chef and together they enter an international barbecue competition.
    Australia, 2017, 90 minutes
    Director Stephen Amis

    Screening with The Foolish Side of Food
    A food fight of epic proportions.
    Italy, 2018, 2 minutes
    Director Luca Goudon

    The BBQ w/ The Foolish Side of Food on YouTube

    Contact: lia@devourfest.com

  • CINEMA
    A Fine Line w/Gefilte
    Friday October 26, 12:30p–2:30p
    Presented by Devour The Food Film Fest
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $15

    Tickets: Ticketpro outlets and online Online at devourfest.com At the Devour Box Office tent starting Oct 23 Festival bracelets, passes and packages available at the Devour website.

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    Only 6% of head chefs and restaurant owners are women. This film charts the life of Valerie James through the heartache and joy of owning a restaurant, plus connects with famous female chefs from around the world in the process.
    USA, 2017, 71 minutes
    Director Joanna James

    Screening with Gefilte
    A Jewish family finds beauty in a traditional holiday fish dish.
    USA, 2018, 11 minutes
    Director Rachel Fleit

    A Fine Line w/Gefilte on YouTube

    Contact: lia@devourfest.com

  • CINEMA
    World Premiere: Six Primrose w/On the Shores of This Bay
    Friday October 26, 3:00p–5:00p
    Presented by Devour The Food Film Fest
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $15

    Tickets: Ticketpro outlets and online Online at devourfest.com At the Devour Box Office tent starting Oct 23 Festival bracelets, passes and packages available at the Devour website.

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    Six Primrose is a feature-length documentary film about the power of food to build community.
    Canada, 2018, 75 minutes
    Director John Hillis

    Screening with On the Shores of This Bay
    On Malagash Bay in Nova Scotia lives a very happy oyster farmer. Meet Charles Purdy of Bay Enterprises.
    Canada, 2018, 7 minutes
    Directors The Perennial Plate

    Watch Video

    Contact: lia@devourfest.com

  • CINEMA
    The Silver Branch w/The Birth of Bread
    Friday October 26, 5:00p–6:30p
    Presented by Devour The Food Film Fest
    Studio-Z
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $15

    Tickets: Ticketpro outlets and online Online at devourfest.com At the Devour Box Office tent starting Oct 23 Festival bracelets, passes and packages available at the Devour website.

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    Patrick longs to farm in the Burren, the quiet place his ancestors did, but his life changes direction when he’s called to battle in the Irish Supreme Court to decide on the fate of this iconic wilderness.
    Ireland, 2017, 75 minutes
    Director Katrina Costello

    Screening with The Birth of Bread
    On a small farm outside Paris, Nicolas Humphris bakes “primitive bread” and keeps an ancient craft alive.
    UK, 2018, 4 minutes
    Director Matthew Pendergast

    The Silver Branch w/The Birth of Bread on YouTube

    Contact: lia@devourfest.com

  • CINEMA
    Charged: The Eduardo Garcia Story w/What if Quentin Tarantino Made Spaghetti & Meatballs? and Bao
    Friday October 26, 5:30p–7:30p
    Presented by Devour The Food Film Fest
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $15

    Tickets: Ticketpro outlets and online Online at devourfest.com At the Devour Box Office tent starting Oct 23 Festival bracelets, passes and packages available at the Devour website.

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    Devour Spotlight Gala: This unbelievably inspiring tale of survival, tenacity and passion for life tells the story of Chef Eduardo Garcia. He survives a massive electrocution and fights to not only live but to seize life.
    USA, 2017, 86 minutes
    Director Phillip Baribeau

    Screening with What if Quentin Tarantino Made Spaghetti & Meatballs?
    Also screening with Bao

    Hot tip: This film will be followed by a Celebrity Chef Dinner based on the film. Tickets available through the Devour website.

    Charged: The Eduardo Garcia Story w/What if Quentin Tarantino Made Spaghetti & Meatballs? and Bao on YouTube

    Contact: lia@devourfest.com

  • CINEMA
    There’s No Place Like Home w/Is You Is My Baby
    Friday October 26, 8:00p–9:45p
    Presented by Devour The Food Film Fest
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $15

    Tickets: Ticketpro outlets and online Online at devourfest.com At the Devour Box Office tent starting Oct 23 Festival Bracelets, passes and packages available at the Devour website.

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    A sudden storm hits after a family reunites for a celebration on a small Italian island. Forced to live under the same roof for two long days and nights, everyone’s passions are stirred and family secrets are exposed.
    Italy, 2018, 105 minutes
    Director Gabriele Muccino

    Screening with Is You Is My Baby
    The third and triumphant return of the dynamic duo, Candice and Peter, and their madcap culinary adventures.
    Canada/USA, 2018, 11 minutes
    Directors Kelly Perine & Bry Sanders

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    Contact: lia@devourfest.com

  • CINEMA
    Knife Skills w/ A Butcher’s Heart & Tungrus
    Friday October 26, 8:30p–9:45p
    Presented by Devour The Food Film Fest
    Studio-Z
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $15

    Tickets: Ticketpro outlets and online Online at devourfest.com At the Devour Box Office tent starting Oct 23 Festival bracelets, passes and packages available at the Devour website.

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    What does it take to build a world-class French restaurant? What if the staff is almost entirely men and women just out of prison with barely two months to learn the trade?
    USA, 2017, 40 minutes
    Director Thomas Lennon

    Screening with A Butcher's Heart
    Wessel, 13, is learning the butcher trade from his grandfather, who assumes his grandson will eventually take over the family business.
    Netherlands, 2017, 15 minutes
    Director Wouter Jansen

    Also Screening with Tungrus
    In a cramped apartment in Mumbai, an eccentric patriarch and his family have their feathers ruffled over their slightly hell-raising pet rooster.
    India, 2016, 17 minutes
    Director Rishi Chandna

    Knife Skills w/ A Butcher’s Heart & Tungrus on YouTube

    Contact: lia@devourfest.com

  • CINEMA
    Scotch: A Golden Dream w/Make Love: Bar Ape
    Saturday October 27, 11:00a–12:30p
    Presented by Devour The Food Film Fest
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $15

    Tickets: Ticketpro outlets and online Online at devourfest.com At the Devour Box Office tent starting Oct 23 Festival Bracelets, passes and packages available at the Devour website.

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    This beautifully photographed ode to Jim McEwan, one of the godfathers of Scotch whisky, brims with gorgeous scenes of Scotland, distilling, and the colourful characters behind scotch.
    Taiwan/Scotland, 2017, 88 minutes
    Director Andrew Peat

    Screening with Make Love: Bar Ape
    Owners James Carnevale and Nick Genova candidly discuss what makes their Toronto gelato shop, Bar Ape, a quirky success.
    Canada, 2018, 6 minutes
    Director JR Reid

    Scotch: A Golden Dream w/Make Love: Bar Ape on YouTube

    Contact: lia@devourfest.com

  • CINEMA
    The Quest for Taste Shorts Program
    Saturday October 27, 1:00p–2:30p
    Presented by Devour The Food Film Fest
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $15

    Tickets: Ticketpro outlets and online Online at devourfest.com At the Devour Box Office tent starting Oct 23 Festival Bracelets, passes and packages available at the Devour website.

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    The Quest for Taste Shorts Program:
    The Best Place to Tell Stories (5 min)
    Mitsuharu Tsumura of Maido (4 min)
    A Brief History of Acadians in Nova Scotia (and their food) (4 min)
    The Grey Zone (16 min)
    Virgilio and Malena Martínez (7 min)
    Café de Temporada (13 min)
    Wild Mushroom and Venison with Jon Parry (2 min)
    Bay of Fundy (26 min)

    Contact: lia@devourfest.com

  • CINEMA
    Once Again w/The Bite House
    Saturday October 27, 2:00p–3:00p
    Presented by Devour The Food Film Fest
    Studio-Z
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $15

    Tickets: Ticketpro outlets and online Online at devourfest.com At the Devour Box Office tent starting Oct 23 Festival bracelets, passes and packages available at the Devour website.

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    A lyrical ode to nighttime Mumbai. An aging famous Bollywood actor falls in love with the food of a restaurant and, ultimately, the beautiful woman behind it.
    Germany/India/Austria, 2017, 100 minutes
    Director Kanwal Sethi

    Screening with The Bite House:
    Chef Bryan Picard transforms a tiny farmhouse in the wilds of Cape Breton into a wondrous, world-class dining experience.
    Canada, 2018, 2 minutes
    Directors The Perennial Plate

    Once Again w/The Bite House on YouTube

    Contact: lia@devourfest.com

  • CINEMA
    The Empire of Red Gold w/Chapters of Food: Mole is Mexico
    Saturday October 27, 2:00p–3:00p
    Presented by Devour The Food Film Fest
    Studio-Z
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $15

    Tickets: Ticketpro outlets and online Online at devourfest.com At the Devour Box Office tent starting Oct 23 Festival bracelets, passes and packages available at the Devour website.

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    The tomato industry. Who would have known that global domination from China would be a part of the recipe.
    France, 2017, 52 minutes
    Directors Xavier Deleu & Jean-Baptiste Malet

    Screening with Chapters of Food: Mole Is Mexico
    A most surreal homage to the Mexican dish, mole sauce.
    Mexico, 2018, 4 minutes
    Director Barbara Anastacio

    The Empire of Red Gold w/Chapters of Food: Mole is Mexico on Vimeo

    Contact: lia@devourfest.com

  • CINEMA
    Tazzeka w/Cups & Robbers
    Saturday October 27, 4:00p–5:45p
    Presented by Devour The Food Film Fest
    Studio-Z
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $15

    Tickets: Ticketpro outlets and online Online at devourfest.com At the Devour Box Office tent starting Oct 23 Festival bracelets, passes and packages available at the Devour website.

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    Growing up in the Moroccan village of Tazzeka, Elias learned the secrets of traditional Moroccan cuisine from his grandmother. Meeting a top Paris chef and a young woman named Salma inspires him to leave home to become a chef.
    France, 2018, 95 minutes
    Director Jean-Phillipe Gaud

    Screening with Cups and Robbers
    A restaurant robbery goes awry when the thieves forget to lock the door.
    USA, 2017, 5 minutes
    Director Jim Simone

    Watch Video

    Contact: lia@devourfest.com

  • CINEMA
    Funke w/Proud to be Prairie
    Saturday October 27, 5:00p–7:00p
    Presented by Devour The Food Film Fest
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $15

    Tickets: Ticketpro outlets and online Online at devourfest.com At the Devour Box Office tent starting Oct 23 Festival Bracelets, passes and packages available at the Devour website.

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    Los Angeles Chef Evan Funke is on a quest to make the best pasta in the world.
    USA/Italy, 2018, 101 minutes
    Director Gab Taraboulsy

    Screening with Proud to be Prairie
    Five chefs from the Prairies spend eight days together as part of a collaborative, travelling dinner series featuring artisans and visual artists.
    Canada, 2018, 10 minutes
    Director James Reid

    Funke w/Proud to be Prairie on YouTube

    Contact: lia@devourfest.com

  • CINEMA
    Chef Flynn w/Tibor & What If Alfonso Cuaron Made Pancakes?
    Saturday October 27, 8:00p–9:30p
    Presented by Devour The Food Film Fest
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $15

    Tickets: Ticketpro outlets and online Online at devourfest.com At the Devour Box Office tent starting Oct 23 Festival Bracelets, passes and packages available at the Devour website.

    Buy Tickets Online

    The true story of culinary wünderkind Flynn McGarry and his rise from child chef and self-taught dinner party host to owning a high-profile restaurant in New York, all before he was 19!
    USA, 2018, 83 minutes
    Director Cameron Yates
    Distributor Kinosmith Inc

    Screening with What if Alfonso Cuoran Made Pancakes? Recipe videos in the style of famous directors. Imagine pancakes at zero Gravity.
    USA, 2017, 1 minute
    Director David Ma
    Canada, 2018, 6 minutes
    Director JR Reid

    Chef Flynn w/Tibor & What If Alfonso Cuaron Made Pancakes? on YouTube

    Contact: lia@devourfest.com

  • CINEMA
    Secret Ingredient w/Thin Skinned
    Saturday October 27, 8:30p–10:15p
    Presented by Devour The Food Film Fest
    Studio-Z
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $15

    Tickets: Ticketpro outlets and online Online at devourfest.com At the Devour Box Office tent starting Oct 23 Festival bracelets, passes and packages available at the Devour website.

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    In an effort to disguise some cannabis that he inadvertently comes across, a young man makes potcake and serves it to his ailing father, who miraculously gets better. But watch out for the gangsters looking to recover their weed!
    Macedonia, 2016, 105 minutes
    Director Gjorce Stavreski

    Screening with Thin Skinned
    Food pushing the lines … and against the grain.
    UK, 2017, 2 minutes
    Director Aaron Tilley

    Secret Ingredient w/Thin Skinned on YouTube

    Contact: lia@devourfest.com

  • CINEMA
    As Needed (Quanto Basta) w/Red Velvet
    Sunday October 28, 1:00p–2:45p
    Presented by Devour The Food Film Fest
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $15

    Tickets: Ticketpro outlets and online Online at devourfest.com At the Devour Box Office tent starting Oct 23 Festival Bracelets, passes and packages available at the Devour website.

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    Arturo, a former superstar chef with aggression issues, is serving his parole teaching cooking at a school for people with autism. He discovers that Guido, a student who has Asperger’s, is a genius cook.
    Italy/Brazil, 2018, 92 minutes
    Director Francesco Falaschi

    Screening with Red Velvet
    When Nancy suffers from a sudden cardiac arrest, her only chance of survival is her five-year-old son, Asser.
    Egypt, 2017, 15 minutes
    Directors Mahmoud Samir & Youssef Mahmoud

    Contact: lia@devourfest.com

  • CINEMA
    The Heat: A Kitchen Revolution w/Cosmic Connection
    Sunday October 28, 1:30p–3:00p
    Presented by Devour The Food Film Fest
    Studio-Z
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $15

    Tickets: Ticketpro outlets and online Online at devourfest.com At the Devour Box Office tent starting Oct 23 Festival bracelets, passes and packages available at the Devour website.

    Buy Tickets Online

    The restaurant world is broken. The Heat focuses on female chefs who have risen through the ranks of a male-dominated industry.
    Canada, 2018, 75 minutes
    Director Maya Gallus

    Screening with Cosmic Connection
    Helen You, who makes over 100 kinds of dumplings, has learned the essential truth of this food.
    USA, 2018, 1 minute
    Director James Boo

    The Heat: A Kitchen Revolution w/Cosmic Connection on YouTube

    Contact: lia@devourfest.com

  • CINEMA
    A Polar Year w/John Bil
    Sunday October 28, 3:30p–5:15p
    Presented by Devour The Food Film Fest
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $15

    Tickets: Ticketpro outlets and online Online at devourfest.com At the Devour Box Office tent starting Oct 23 Festival Bracelets, passes and packages available at the Devour website.

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    Une année polaire
    Idealistic Anders heads to Greenland to teach Danish to the Indigenous people. At first he meets resistance, but, ultimately, he wins over the locals when he accepts their traditions.
    France, 2017, 94 minutes
    Director Samuel Collardy

    Screening with John Bil:
    Canada lost a seafood legend this past year. John Bil reminisces about his unorthodox, yet very happy life.
    Canada, 2017, 8 minutes
    Director Shane Pendergast

    Watch Video

    Contact: lia@devourfest.com

  • CINEMA
    The Devil We Know w/Soul of a Nosh
    Sunday October 28, 4:00p–5:30p
    Presented by Devour The Food Film Fest
    Studio-Z
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $15

    Tickets: Ticketpro outlets and online Online at devourfest.com At the Devour Box Office tent starting Oct 23 Festival bracelets, passes and packages available at the Devour website.

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    One of our favourite award-winning directors, Jeremy Seifert, tells us all we need to know about Teflon and its profound impact on health.
    USA, 2018, 88 minutes
    Directors Stephanie Soechtig & Jeremy Seifert

    Screening with Soul of a Nosh:
    The owner of Knish Nosh in Queens explains why people have such a deep connection to the food that this longtime local institution serves.
    USA, 2018, 1 minute
    Director James Boo

    The Devil We Know w/Soul of a Nosh on YouTube

    Contact: lia@devourfest.com

  • CINEMA
    Splinters w/Embrace the Blue and Borscht & Fresh Bread
    Sunday October 28, 5:30p–7:30p
    Presented by Devour The Food Film Fest
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $15

    Tickets: Ticketpro outlets and online Online at devourfest.com At the Devour Box Office tent starting Oct 23 Festival Bracelets, passes and packages available at the Devour website.

    Buy Tickets Online

    CLOSING GALA: Set on an apple farm in the Annapolis Valley, Belle returns home after the death of her father to confront family expectations, modern lifestyles and loss and all intersect poignantly in this lyrical film from Nova Scotia director Thom Fitzgerald.
    Canada, 2018, 94 minutes
    Director Thom Fitzgerald

    Screening with Embrace the Blue
    Lyndell Findlay, a former UN aid worker, achieved a life-long dream by learning the craft and starting a traditional, artisanal, cheese-making operation in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
    Canada, 2018, 10 minutes
    Director Douglas Keir Blackmore
    Also Screening with Borscht and Fresh Bread
    Infamous Nova Scotia filmmaker Lulu Keating recounts an evening when she received an unexpected visitor in her now-home, Dawson City, Yukon.
    Canada, 2018, 2 minutes
    Director Sarah Gignac

    Splinters w/Embrace the Blue and Borscht & Fresh Bread on YouTube

    Contact: lia@devourfest.com

  • CINEMA
    The Rider
    Wednesday October 31, 7:00p–8:44p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $10

    "A horse’s purpose is to run in the prairies; a cowboy’s is to ride." So, what does a cowboy become when he can no longer ride? This is the question at the centre of Chloé Zhao’s The Rider, and the defining conflict for its protagonist, Brady Blackburn (Brady Jandreau). A skilled rodeo cowboy and horse trainer, Brady suffers a near-fatal accident that abruptly halts his career and forces him to contemplate what a new life could look like.

    The ability to ride defines a man’s worth in Brady’s world. Though riding and horses are never far from his thoughts, Brady now spends his days working at the local supermarket and his nights drinking with his buddies. With his mother gone and with a borderline alcoholic father with a gambling problem, Brady finds himself responsible for his 15-year-old sister, Lilly (Lilly Jandreau). With his limited education, money and local fame may seem easiest to come by in the world of rodeo, but so are injury and even death.

    Returning to the docudrama technique that earned her debut feature, Songs My Brothers Taught Me, critical acclaim, Zhao integrates the real lives of her actors into her storytelling. Majestically captured by Joshua James Richards’ intimate photography, the dusty, expansive landscapes provide the canvas for Zhao’s art. Stoic and fearless with a rare sense of authenticity, she embraces the humanity of its characters and explores definitions of masculinity without glorification or judgment. The Rider is less a western than a film about the real American west.

    "Focusing on the indigenous community of the Pine Ridge reservation, Zhao reimagines the entrenched masculine persona of the cowboy. The result is an entrancing, deeply moving effort, one that is certain to steal the hearts of audiences." (Bradley Warren, The Playlist)

    "Utilizing a cast of non-actors—most of whom are tasked with playing versions of themselves, in a story pulled from their lives—Zhao's film derives its power from the truth that both drives it and inspires it, and the final result is a wholly unique slice-of-life drama." (Kate Erbland, Indiewire)

    "The Rider is a rare gem, a small, acutely observed portrait of a few lives on what used to be the frontier but is now a desolate backwater, the windswept badlands around Pine Ridge, South Dakota." (Todd McCarthy, The Hollywood Reporter)

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

  • MEETING
    Acadia Cinema Cooperative AGM
    Thursday November 1, 4:30p
    Presented by Acadia Cinema Cooperative, Just Us Coffee Roasters
    Studio-Z
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: Free

    Shareholders are invited to hear the annual report and vote on next year's Board of Directors.

    Contact: manager@alwhittletheatre.ca  |  9025423344

  • 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

  • CINEMA
    Colette
    Sunday November 18, 4:00p–5:51p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $10

    Based on the life of Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette (Keira Knightley, The Imitation Game; Anna Karenina), the film follows Colette through her marriage to Henry Gauthier-Villars (Dominic West, The Square; Pride), who quickly whisks Colette away from her quiet and humble life in the countryside to live in the bustling and lively Paris.

    Henry, better known as "Willy," is a successful Parisian writer who, while relying on an army of ghostwriters to produce his work, uses his time to engage in other self-indulgent activities—including numerous affairs with other women. He soon enlists his wife as one of his ghostwriters. He initially dismisses her contributions but soon decides to re-work and publish Colette’s writing under his own name in order to save their family from financial ruin.

    Throughout their tumultuous marriage, Colette remains honest, consulting with Willy about her confusion over her newly discovered attraction to other women. While she seeks permission for her explorations, Willy does not offer the same courtesy, consistently betraying Colette’s trust and continuing to exploit her talents in order to publish her wildly successful work as his own. As their marriage begins to deteriorate, Colette finds a place for herself within her writing and begins to explore her creativity through a variety of artistic avenues. Knightley quietly simmers as Colette, a trailblazing figure committed to breaking through stereotypes and conventions.

    Rather than shying away from displaying Colette’s desires, director Wash Westmoreland (Still Alice, Quinceañera) highlights how her passion for life, art and human connection paved the way for other women to experience life to the fullest, unafraid of who they really are.

    "Wash Westmoreland's Colette is exhilarating, funny, inspiring and (remember: corsets!) gorgeous, too." (Jordan Hoffman, The Guardian)

    "Although director Wash Westmoreland tackles several serious subjects—sexual liberation, the repression of women's voices, the power of art to change sociaty—the movie has such a playful spirit that the talking points go down smoothly." (Tim Grierson, Screen International)

    “Colette ranks as one of the great roles for which Keira Knightley will be remembered.” (Peter Debruge, Variety)

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

  • CINEMA
    Colette
    Sunday November 18, 7:00p–8:51p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $10

    Based on the life of Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette (Keira Knightley, The Imitation Game; Anna Karenina), the film follows Colette through her marriage to Henry Gauthier-Villars (Dominic West, The Square; Pride), who quickly whisks Colette away from her quiet and humble life in the countryside to live in the bustling and lively Paris.

    Henry, better known as "Willy," is a successful Parisian writer who, while relying on an army of ghostwriters to produce his work, uses his time to engage in other self-indulgent activities—including numerous affairs with other women. He soon enlists his wife as one of his ghostwriters. He initially dismisses her contributions but soon decides to re-work and publish Colette’s writing under his own name in order to save their family from financial ruin.

    Throughout their tumultuous marriage, Colette remains honest, consulting with Willy about her confusion over her newly discovered attraction to other women. While she seeks permission for her explorations, Willy does not offer the same courtesy, consistently betraying Colette’s trust and continuing to exploit her talents in order to publish her wildly successful work as his own. As their marriage begins to deteriorate, Colette finds a place for herself within her writing and begins to explore her creativity through a variety of artistic avenues. Knightley quietly simmers as Colette, a trailblazing figure committed to breaking through stereotypes and conventions.

    Rather than shying away from displaying Colette’s desires, director Wash Westmoreland (Still Alice, Quinceañera) highlights how her passion for life, art and human connection paved the way for other women to experience life to the fullest, unafraid of who they really are.

    "Wash Westmoreland's Colette is exhilarating, funny, inspiring and (remember: corsets!) gorgeous, too." (Jordan Hoffman, The Guardian)

    "Although director Wash Westmoreland tackles several serious subjects—sexual liberation, the repression of women's voices, the power of art to change sociaty—the movie has such a playful spirit that the talking points go down smoothly." (Tim Grierson, Screen International)

    “Colette ranks as one of the great roles for which Keira Knightley will be remembered.” (Peter Debruge, Variety)

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

  • CINEMA
    Nothing Like a Dame
    Wednesday November 21, 7:00p–8:24p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $10

    Sixty years ago, seismic changes ripped through the cultural establishment and, together with music and fashion, British theatre experienced an explosion of creativity and talent, the impact of which was felt around the world and is still tangible today.

    Pivotal to these creative and social shifts were a group of young actresses including Eileen Atkins, Judi Dench, Joan Plowright and Maggie Smith. All have received Damehoods in recognition of their outstanding contributions to the acting profession.

    Directed by Roger Michell, Nothing Like a Dame invites you to spend time with these icons as they talk about their lives now and then: their experience in theatre, TV and cinema and the memories they have from when they were bright young things right up to the present day – as they look back with the wisdom of their years.

    "Unrehearsed, spontaneous and off-the cuff, they don't hold back, their fearless charm is relaxed and effortless, and the relentless candor is enchanting. The result is 83 minutes of bliss spent with four Dames who know the difference between truth and illusion, and generously give a great deal of both (...) boredom is not an option." (Rex Reed, Observer)

    "It's delicious—sweet, tart, surprisingly moving and funny as hell." (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone)

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

  • CINEMA
    The Children Act
    Sunday November 25, 4:00p–5:45p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $10

    Adapted by Booker Prize–winning author Ian McEwan from his own novel, this riveting drama stars two-time Academy Award winner Emma Thompson as a British High Court judge tasked with making a decision that will speak to our most fraught questions regarding religious tolerance—and could mean life or death for an innocent young man.

    Judge Fiona Maye (Thompson, An Education) is married to her work, which has become a problem for her husband, Jack (Stanley Tucci, Spotlight; Margin Call), who announces that he wants to have an affair. Treating the matter more as an annoyance than a life-altering crisis, Fiona kicks Jack out and focuses on her current case. The question: should a couple who are Jehovah's Witnesses be permitted to deny a life-saving blood transfusion to their leukemia-stricken 17-year-old son (Fionn Whitehead)? Fiona finds herself taking unusual measures to determine her verdict—measures that will have far-reaching consequences.

    Directed by Richard Eyre (Notes on a Scandal), The Children Act brims with intelligence, sophistication and intrigue. The elevated tension places unusual focus on its protagonist's every word and gesture—a challenge Thompson meets with virtuosity. Her Fiona is a cauldron of conflicted feelings bubbling beneath a veneer of composure. As she finds herself sliding deeper into a mire of professional compromise and personal desperation, we come to empathize with her singular burden… and wait for the outcome with keen anticipation.

    "The Children Act is a cerebral piece, for sure, and a disturbing one by the end, but Thompson's performance brings life to the complex moral questions it attempts to examine." (Fionnuala Halligan, Screen International)

    "The Children Act is that rarest of things: an adult drama, written and interpreted with a sensitivity to mature human concerns." (Peter Debruge, Variety)

    "The two central performances could hardly be better." (Stephen Farber, The Hollywood Reporter)

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

  • CINEMA
    The Children Act
    Sunday November 25, 7:00p–8:45p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $10

    Adapted by Booker Prize–winning author Ian McEwan from his own novel, this riveting drama stars two-time Academy Award winner Emma Thompson as a British High Court judge tasked with making a decision that will speak to our most fraught questions regarding religious tolerance—and could mean life or death for an innocent young man.

    Judge Fiona Maye (Thompson, An Education) is married to her work, which has become a problem for her husband, Jack (Stanley Tucci, Spotlight; Margin Call), who announces that he wants to have an affair. Treating the matter more as an annoyance than a life-altering crisis, Fiona kicks Jack out and focuses on her current case. The question: should a couple who are Jehovah's Witnesses be permitted to deny a life-saving blood transfusion to their leukemia-stricken 17-year-old son (Fionn Whitehead)? Fiona finds herself taking unusual measures to determine her verdict—measures that will have far-reaching consequences.

    Directed by Richard Eyre (Notes on a Scandal), The Children Act brims with intelligence, sophistication and intrigue. The elevated tension places unusual focus on its protagonist's every word and gesture—a challenge Thompson meets with virtuosity. Her Fiona is a cauldron of conflicted feelings bubbling beneath a veneer of composure. As she finds herself sliding deeper into a mire of professional compromise and personal desperation, we come to empathize with her singular burden… and wait for the outcome with keen anticipation.

    "The Children Act is a cerebral piece, for sure, and a disturbing one by the end, but Thompson's performance brings life to the complex moral questions it attempts to examine." (Fionnuala Halligan, Screen International)

    "The Children Act is that rarest of things: an adult drama, written and interpreted with a sensitivity to mature human concerns." (Peter Debruge, Variety)

    "The two central performances could hardly be better." (Stephen Farber, The Hollywood Reporter)

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

  • CINEMA
    Sir
    Wednesday November 28, 7:00p–8:39p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $10

    "Set inside the skyscrapers of modern-day Mumbai, Sir is not your typical Indian love story, nor does it necessarily work out the way you would expect.

    But in this thoughtful study of class and the way it can both restrain and empower, writer-director Rohena Gera has crafted an intelligent romance within the confines of upper-crust Indian society. Premiering in the Cannes Critics’ Week sidebar, the film could occupy the same slot that The Lunchbox did back in 2013.

    Ratna (Tillotama Shome, Monsoon Wedding) is a young widow who travels from her small village in the countryside to the megalopolis of Mumbai, where she’s employed by a wealthy family of builders to serve as a chambermaid for their son, Ashwin (Vivek Gomber, Court). When the film kicks off, Ashwin is about to get married, but we learn that the wedding has been called off after his fiancee was found to have had an affair. Left alone to work for his dad’s company and brood a lot around the house, Ashwin will slowly develop a bond with Ratna that extends beyond a mere master-servant relationship into something more.

    Keeping the drama limited to a high-rise apartment and a few exteriors, Gera uses a classic setup—forbidden love between two lost souls—to explore questions of class, and caste, in a city that has grown from its colonial roots into a burgeoning world capital. Thus, while Ashwin enjoys the pleasures of India’s new yuppie culture, throwing small parties and playing squash with his buddies, Ratna is confined to the kitchen and her tiny bedroom, yet can still pursue a fashion design career on the side. At an earlier epoch, she would have had few options and an affair with her master would have never been conceivable, but Gera shows how times have truly changed.

    Still, Indian society remains strictly hierarchical for the most part, and Sir ultimately reveals how unbridled emotions cannot survive in such an environment. Ashwin, who worked as a journalist in the U.S. before returning home after the death of his brother, is westernized in thought and attitude—he treats Ratna like a friend rather than a maid—but faces the pressure of his family and social standing. And Ratna, who as a young widow has very few opportunities in life, is smart enough to know that her story with Ashwin will never end happily ever after.

    Performances from the two leads—who switch between Hindi and English depending on the situation—are strong, although Shome is often more compelling than Gomber, whose character feels a bit too restrained at times. For her first fictional effort, Gera has crafted a warmly nuanced look at love in a place filled with constraints and contradictions, and where a broken heart could perhaps be the first step toward emancipation." (Jordan Mintzer, The Hollywood Reporter)

    "A Cinderella tale of sorts, the film nonetheless gains gravity for its insight into Indian social rigidities that tether both impoverished villagers and well-heeled urbanites." (Maggie Lee, Variety)

    "This is a delicately observed and attractive drama with some great Mumbai cityscapes and an excellent performance from Shome." (Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian)

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

  • CINEMA
    What They Had
    Sunday December 2, 4:00p–5:41p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
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    Cost: $10

    Why do families continue to fascinate on the big screen? Maybe because, amid the superheroes and fantasies that dazzle us, great films about family mirror our own lives, illuminating us at our best while reassuring us about our imperfections. Elizabeth Chomko contributes something new and valuable to the canon with What They Had. Based on her own screenplay, which won a coveted Nicholl Fellowship from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, this is a story of a family drawing closer even as illness threatens to tear it apart.

    Bridget (two-time Oscar-winner Hilary Swank) is forced to fly back home when her mother's cognitive decline leads to life-threatening actions. As she falls deeper into Alzheimer's disease, Ruth (Blythe Danner, I'll See You in My Dreams) recedes from everyday matters; she is fragile, but never fails to cut to the quick of what counts. Bridget's brother Nicky (Michael Shannon, The Shape of Water, Mud) refuses to indulge any sentiment about Ruth's illness. His hard pragmatism may just be his way of masking his pain at the thought of losing his mother, but it gnaws at the family's already-tenuous connections nonetheless.

    Chomko perfectly captures the rhythm of this group—the roles each has come to play, the conversations carried on in shorthand, the resentments and loyalties that define who each is to one another. Certain scenes look, sound, and feel transported from real life. In addition to the rich, authentic sibling dynamic that Swank and Shannon create, supporting performances from Robert Forster and Taissa Farmiga deepen the story as Ruth's behaviour pushes her family to a breaking point. For anyone who has lived, loved, suffered, and grown among family, What They Had offers many rewards.

    "There's raw power in Chomko's writing, but so much scrupulousness and craft that you feel safe when the time comes to weep. An Alzheimer’s Story That’s Both Heartbreaking and … Funny." (David Edelstein, Vulture)

    "An excellent cast hit the right notes in an evenly wrought family drama that rings true." (Brad Wheeler, Globe and Mail)

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

  • CINEMA
    What They Had
    Sunday December 2, 7:00p–8:41p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
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    Cost: $10

    Why do families continue to fascinate on the big screen? Maybe because, amid the superheroes and fantasies that dazzle us, great films about family mirror our own lives, illuminating us at our best while reassuring us about our imperfections. Elizabeth Chomko contributes something new and valuable to the canon with What They Had. Based on her own screenplay, which won a coveted Nicholl Fellowship from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, this is a story of a family drawing closer even as illness threatens to tear it apart.

    Bridget (two-time Oscar-winner Hilary Swank) is forced to fly back home when her mother's cognitive decline leads to life-threatening actions. As she falls deeper into Alzheimer's disease, Ruth (Blythe Danner, I'll See You in My Dreams) recedes from everyday matters; she is fragile, but never fails to cut to the quick of what counts. Bridget's brother Nicky (Michael Shannon, The Shape of Water, Mud) refuses to indulge any sentiment about Ruth's illness. His hard pragmatism may just be his way of masking his pain at the thought of losing his mother, but it gnaws at the family's already-tenuous connections nonetheless.

    Chomko perfectly captures the rhythm of this group—the roles each has come to play, the conversations carried on in shorthand, the resentments and loyalties that define who each is to one another. Certain scenes look, sound, and feel transported from real life. In addition to the rich, authentic sibling dynamic that Swank and Shannon create, supporting performances from Robert Forster and Taissa Farmiga deepen the story as Ruth's behaviour pushes her family to a breaking point. For anyone who has lived, loved, suffered, and grown among family, What They Had offers many rewards.

    "There's raw power in Chomko's writing, but so much scrupulousness and craft that you feel safe when the time comes to weep. An Alzheimer’s Story That’s Both Heartbreaking and … Funny." (David Edelstein, Vulture)

    "An excellent cast hit the right notes in an evenly wrought family drama that rings true." (Brad Wheeler, Globe and Mail)

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

  • CINEMA
    Maria by Callas
    Wednesday December 5, 7:00p–8:53p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
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    Cost: $10

    Pulling back the curtain on one of the world’s most recognizable voices, Tom Volf’s Maria by Callas presents an intimate and carefully constructed portrait of revered soprano Maria Callas through a compilation of found footage, photographs, home videos and records, personal letters, and rare behind-the-scenes footage.

    Iconic both onstage and off, Maria Callas’ talent and operatic artistry brought her legions of fans and admirers from around the world. However, despite her success and widely esteemed talent, Maria’s artistic life was often eclipsed by her celebrity. With rumours, scandals, and intense public scrutiny plaguing her throughout her career, Maria frequently found herself forced to defend her work ethic and shield her personal life from the public, ultimately leading her to feel torn between her two identities: Maria and Callas.

    Meticulously weaving together rare archival material and employing Fanny Ardant’s (Paris je t’aime) careful voicework to bring Maria’s writing to life, Volf introduces a new generation of fans to Maria’s magnetic personality, unquestionable artistry and transcendent vocal performances, while also complicating the prevailing narrative surrounding her personal life and public image.

    "At the very least, it will send many viewers back to the recordings, some of them superior to the renditions heard here, with a more vivid picture of the extraordinary woman who made them." (Todd McCarthy, The Hollywood Reporter)

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

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

  • CINEMA
    Puzzle
    Sunday December 9, 4:00p–5:43p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
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    Cost: $10

    Producer Marc Turtletaub (Safety Not Guaranteed, Little Miss Sunshine) makes his directorial debut with Puzzle, a gently humanist story of an unassuming housewife who comes to recognize her unspoken hopes and dreams through the unlikely avenue of competitive jigsaw-puzzling.

    Agnes (Kelly Macdonald, Anna Karenina; No Country for Old Men) lives a quiet, monotonous life waiting hand-and-foot on her husband, Louie (David Denman) and her two adult sons. After an evening of birthday celebrations—she cleans, cooks and prepares the house for what turns out to be her own party—she notices a gift that strikes her interest: a jigsaw puzzle of a world map. Finishing the puzzle in record time, Agnes soon finds herself answering a "partner wanted" advertisement from puzzle champion Robert (Irrfan Khan, The Lunchbox; Life of Pi). As Agnes learns more about her gift at assembling the increasingly difficult puzzles Robert challenges her with, she also begins to give voice to her long-dormant desires.

    An adaptation of the 2009 Berlin Film Festival breakout hit of the same name from Argentina, Puzzle provides a sweet-natured glimpse into the complex interiority of what appears to be an entirely unremarkable life. Macdonald delivers a striking performance as Agnes, hinting at a deep longing for expression hidden beneath a lifetime of restraint. Puzzle asks us to consider what we might discover about ourselves if we allow that first spark of curiosity to ignite passion, courage and a little stubborn determination.

    "From its first elegantly shot frame, you know Puzzle is going to be something special. Turtletaub (...) ends Puzzle on such a delightful note of simplicity, that this near-perfect movie nevertheless stuns." (Jordan Ruimy, The Playlist)

    "Puzzle toes a tough line, managing to stay relentlessly good-hearted and deeply humane, even as Agnes herself plunges into deeper, more dramatic waters. It's the kind of mid-life crisis story that so rarely centers on a woman and Macdonald shines in the role, riveting even in the quietest of moments." (Kate Erbland, IndieWire)

    "It's a testament to Macdonald's performance (and later, to Khan's charm) that we share her passion for puzzling." (Wendy Ide, Screen International)

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

  • CINEMA
    Puzzle
    Sunday December 9, 7:00p–8:43p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $10

    Producer Marc Turtletaub (Safety Not Guaranteed, Little Miss Sunshine) makes his directorial debut with Puzzle, a gently humanist story of an unassuming housewife who comes to recognize her unspoken hopes and dreams through the unlikely avenue of competitive jigsaw-puzzling.

    Agnes (Kelly Macdonald, Anna Karenina; No Country for Old Men) lives a quiet, monotonous life waiting hand-and-foot on her husband, Louie (David Denman) and her two adult sons. After an evening of birthday celebrations—she cleans, cooks and prepares the house for what turns out to be her own party—she notices a gift that strikes her interest: a jigsaw puzzle of a world map. Finishing the puzzle in record time, Agnes soon finds herself answering a "partner wanted" advertisement from puzzle champion Robert (Irrfan Khan, The Lunchbox; Life of Pi). As Agnes learns more about her gift at assembling the increasingly difficult puzzles Robert challenges her with, she also begins to give voice to her long-dormant desires.

    An adaptation of the 2009 Berlin Film Festival breakout hit of the same name from Argentina, Puzzle provides a sweet-natured glimpse into the complex interiority of what appears to be an entirely unremarkable life. Macdonald delivers a striking performance as Agnes, hinting at a deep longing for expression hidden beneath a lifetime of restraint. Puzzle asks us to consider what we might discover about ourselves if we allow that first spark of curiosity to ignite passion, courage and a little stubborn determination.

    "From its first elegantly shot frame, you know Puzzle is going to be something special. Turtletaub (...) ends Puzzle on such a delightful note of simplicity, that this near-perfect movie nevertheless stuns." (Jordan Ruimy, The Playlist)

    "Puzzle toes a tough line, managing to stay relentlessly good-hearted and deeply humane, even as Agnes herself plunges into deeper, more dramatic waters. It's the kind of mid-life crisis story that so rarely centers on a woman and Macdonald shines in the role, riveting even in the quietest of moments." (Kate Erbland, IndieWire)

    "It's a testament to Macdonald's performance (and later, to Khan's charm) that we share her passion for puzzling." (Wendy Ide, Screen International)

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