2-Week Calendar

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December 9 - 15

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

December 16 - 22

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

ALL UPCOMING EVENTS

  • THEATRE
    Indian Movie 'ODIYAN'
    Saturday December 15, 12:30p–3:30p
    Presented by John Pereira
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $20

    Odiyan is an upcoming Indian Malayalam-language fantasy thriller film directed by V. A. Shrikumar Menon in his feature film debut.It was written by Harikrishnan and is based on the legend of the Odiyan clan, who in Kerala folklore are men possessing shapeshifting abilities,
    who could assume animal form. Odiyans are said to have inhabited the Malabar region of Kerala during the era before electricity. The film stars Mohanlal in the title role, alongside Prakash Raj and Manju Warrier. The film was produced by Antony Perumbavoor through Aashirvad Cinemas.

    Indian Movie 'ODIYAN' on YouTube

    Contact: jojo4jose@gmail.com  |  902-989-6030

  • CINEMA
    White Christmas
    Monday December 17, 7:00p
    Presented by Al Whittle Theatre
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $5 at the door, or in advance at Just Us cafe in Wolfville (advance tickets are good for any film from Dec 17-22..not a guaranteed ticket for any one film)

    Get into the holiday spirit and bring the family to see some classic holiday movies on the big screen!! We are screening some of your favorite films to get you into the holiday spirit!

    White Christmas
    A successful song-and-dance team become romantically involved with a sister act and team up to save the failing Vermont inn of their former commanding general.

    Contact: manager@alwhittletheatre.ca  |  9025423344

  • CINEMA
    Home Alone
    Tuesday December 18, 7:00p
    Presented by Al Whittle Theatre
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $5 at the door, or in advance at Just Us cafe in Wolfville (advance tickets are good for any film from Dec 17-22..not a guaranteed ticket for any one film)

    Get into the holiday spirit and bring the family to see some classic holiday movies on the big screen!! We are screening some of your favorite films to get you into the holiday spirit!

    Home Alone
    An eight-year-old troublemaker must protect his house from a pair of burglars when he is accidentally left home alone by his family during Christmas vacation.

    Contact: manager@alwhittletheatre.ca  |  9025423344

  • CINEMA
    It's A Wonderful Life
    Wednesday December 19, 7:00p
    Presented by Al Whittle Theatre
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $5 at the door, or in advance at Just Us cafe in Wolfville (advance tickets are good for any film from Dec 17-22..not a guaranteed ticket for any one film)

    Get into the holiday spirit and bring the family to see some classic holiday movies on the big screen!! We are screening some of your favorite films to get you into the holiday spirit!

    It's A Wonderful Life
    An angel is sent from Heaven to help a desperately frustrated businessman by showing him what life would have been like if he had never existed.

    Contact: manager@alwhittletheatre.ca  |  9025423344

  • CINEMA
    A Christmas Story
    Thursday December 20, 7:00p
    Presented by Al Whittle Theatre
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $5 at the door, or in advance at Just Us cafe in Wolfville (advance tickets are good for any film from Dec 17-22..not a guaranteed ticket for any one film)

    Get into the holiday spirit and bring the family to see some classic holiday movies on the big screen!! We are screening some of your favorite films to get you into the holiday spirit!

    A Christmas Story
    In the 1940s, a young boy named Ralphie attempts to convince his parents, his teacher and Santa that a Red Ryder BB gun really is the perfect Christmas gift.

    Contact: manager@alwhittletheatre.ca  |  9025423344

  • CINEMA
    Die Hard
    Friday December 21, 7:00p
    Presented by Al Whittle Theatre
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $5 at the door, or in advance at Just Us cafe in Wolfville (advance tickets are good for any film from Dec 17-22..not a guaranteed ticket for any one film)

    Get into the holiday spirit and bring the family to see some classic holiday movies on the big screen!! We are screening some of your favorite films to get you into the holiday spirit!

    Die Hard
    This one is going to look awesome on the big screen!!
    John McClane, officer of the NYPD, tries to save his wife Holly Gennaro and several others that were taken hostage by German terrorist Hans Gruber during a Christmas party at the Nakatomi Plaza in Los Angeles.

    Contact: manager@alwhittletheatre.ca  |  9025423344

  • CINEMA
    How the Grinch Stole Christmas & Elf
    Saturday December 22, 2:00p
    Presented by Al Whittle Theatre
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $5 at the door, or in advance at Just Us cafe in Wolfville (advance tickets are good for any film from Dec 17-22..not a guaranteed ticket for any one film)

    Get into the holiday spirit and bring the family to see some classic holiday movies on the big screen!! We are screening some of your favorite films to get you into the holiday spirit!

    How the Grinch Stole Christmas
    Original animated story from 1966. He's a mean one, Mr. Grinch.
    DOUBLE BILL with Elf.
    After inadvertently wreaking havoc on the elf community due to his ungainly size, a man raised as an elf at the North Pole is sent to the U.S. in search of his true identity.

    Contact: manager@alwhittletheatre.ca  |  9025423344

  • THEATRE
    The King and I
    Friday January 4, 7:00p–10:00p
    Presented by Just Us! Coffee Roasters Co-op
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $15 - available at the door

    Director Bartlett Sher brings his Lincoln Center Theater production direct from Broadway. The show stars Kelli O'Hara as Anna and Ken Watanabe as the King, both reprising their roles from the 2015 New York run. 
    Based on the Margaret Landon novel Anna and the King of Siam, Rodgers and Hammerstein wrote the musical for Broadway in 1951. It tells the story of a British teacher who is hired by the King of Siam as he tried to modernise his country.
    With one of the finest scores ever written including; Whistle a Happy Tune, Getting to Know You, and Shall We Dance, The King and I is a testament to the lavish heritage of gloriously romantic musical theatre.

    The King and I on YouTube

    Contact: ntlive@justuscoffee.com

  • CINEMA
    The Happy Prince
    Sunday January 6, 4:00p–5:45p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $10

    The directorial debut from celebrated actor Rupert Everett (Shakespeare in Love, My Best Friend’s Wedding), The Happy Prince is at once a spirited tribute to legendary author and playwright Oscar Wilde and an exacting commentary on 19th-century British mores.

    It is 1895, and Wilde (Everett, A Royal Night Out) has been imprisoned for two years for gross indecency after his affair with Lord Alfred "Bosie" Douglas (Colin Morgan, Testament of Youth). Upon his release, he is greeted by companions Robbie Ross (Edwin Thomas) and Reggie Turner (Colin Firth, The King’s Speech; A Single Man) and quickly moves to France to spend his final years in exile. Yet, much to the dismay of his friends, Wilde reunites with Bosie, motivating his wife, Constance (Emily Watson, Testament of Youth; The Book Thief; Belle), to cut off Wilde’s allowance. With a lack of funds, and due to the trauma he suffered in prison, the author’s health and well-being deteriorate. Still, it is through his incomparable talent for storytelling that Wilde finds the strength to continue bringing levity and humour to those around him.

    Also starring Tom Wilkinson (Selma, Belle), The Happy Prince is as flamboyant as its subject, using slow-motion tableaus to highlight Wilde’s carefree jaunts and flashbacks to reflect on his triumphs and tragedies. Everett is defiantly theatrical in both his performance and his directorial choices. Everett also uses the film as a plea for tolerance, showcasing the degradation Wilde endured throughout his lifetime because of his homosexuality. It is a moving portrait of one of our most revered storytellers, directed by an artist at the top of his game.

    "Everett looks at home in this role and breathes new life into Wilde. The Happy Prince proves that Rupert Everett was born to tell the tumultuous story of a kindred spirit. Oscar Wilde would be proud." (Tiffany Tchobanian, Film Threat)

    "This film is a deeply felt, tremendously acted tribute to courage." (Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian)

    "Florid but warmhearted—much like the man at its center—The Happy Prince is a haunting portrait of the aftermath of betrayal; of how the master of comedy became a tragedy." (Moira Macdonald, The Seattle Times)

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

  • CINEMA
    The Happy Prince
    Sunday January 6, 7:00p–8:45p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $10

    The directorial debut from celebrated actor Rupert Everett (Shakespeare in Love, My Best Friend’s Wedding), The Happy Prince is at once a spirited tribute to legendary author and playwright Oscar Wilde and an exacting commentary on 19th-century British mores.

    It is 1895, and Wilde (Everett, A Royal Night Out) has been imprisoned for two years for gross indecency after his affair with Lord Alfred "Bosie" Douglas (Colin Morgan, Testament of Youth). Upon his release, he is greeted by companions Robbie Ross (Edwin Thomas) and Reggie Turner (Colin Firth, The King’s Speech; A Single Man) and quickly moves to France to spend his final years in exile. Yet, much to the dismay of his friends, Wilde reunites with Bosie, motivating his wife, Constance (Emily Watson, Testament of Youth; The Book Thief; Belle), to cut off Wilde’s allowance. With a lack of funds, and due to the trauma he suffered in prison, the author’s health and well-being deteriorate. Still, it is through his incomparable talent for storytelling that Wilde finds the strength to continue bringing levity and humour to those around him.

    Also starring Tom Wilkinson (Selma, Belle), The Happy Prince is as flamboyant as its subject, using slow-motion tableaus to highlight Wilde’s carefree jaunts and flashbacks to reflect on his triumphs and tragedies. Everett is defiantly theatrical in both his performance and his directorial choices. Everett also uses the film as a plea for tolerance, showcasing the degradation Wilde endured throughout his lifetime because of his homosexuality. It is a moving portrait of one of our most revered storytellers, directed by an artist at the top of his game.

    "Everett looks at home in this role and breathes new life into Wilde. The Happy Prince proves that Rupert Everett was born to tell the tumultuous story of a kindred spirit. Oscar Wilde would be proud." (Tiffany Tchobanian, Film Threat)

    "This film is a deeply felt, tremendously acted tribute to courage." (Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian)

    "Florid but warmhearted—much like the man at its center—The Happy Prince is a haunting portrait of the aftermath of betrayal; of how the master of comedy became a tragedy." (Moira Macdonald, The Seattle Times)

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

  • CINEMA
    Das schweigende Klassenzimmer (The Silent Revolution)
    Sunday January 13, 4:00p–5:51p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $10

    In 1956 East Germany, a group of senior high school students demonstrate solidarity with recent victims of the Hungarian Revolution. Their brief, silent protest ignites underlying tensions and leads to grave consequences.

    Lars Kraume examines a fascinating moment in German history—just a few years before the construction of the Berlin Wall begins—with this film based on the true story of a high school classroom that becomes the site of a political battle of wills. When Kurt (Tom Gramenz) and Theo (Leonard Scheicher) sneak into a West German cinema and catch the pre-feature newsreel, they see a very different depiction of the uprising in Budapest than what they have heard at home, in the East German town of Stalinstadt. The young men return home inspired at the thought of an idealistic revolution.

    After debating with their classmates about the virtues of the Hungarian uprising, Kurt and Theo persuade a majority of their peers to join them in a two-minute observation of silence during class, in solidarity with those killed in the struggle. Their teacher is shocked and confused, and reports the incident to the principal, Direktor Schwarz (Florian Lukas, The Grand Budapest Hotel). Despite trying to contain the situation, Schwarz cannot keep his bosses from hearing of the political protest. As the story spreads through the upper levels of the administration, the students slowly realize the growing gravity of their situation.

    Deftly weaving together threads of political tension, adolescent rebellion, and institutional menace, Kraume asks us to consider the connection between a nation’s identity and its influence on the identities of its young people, who are just beginning to question their place in society.

    "[A] solid, good-looking piece of filmmaking which is elevated by a clutch of strong performances from the young cast." (Wendy Ide, Screen Daily)

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

  • CINEMA
    Das schweigende Klassenzimmer (The Silent Revolution)
    Sunday January 13, 7:00p–8:51p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $10

    In 1956 East Germany, a group of senior high school students demonstrate solidarity with recent victims of the Hungarian Revolution. Their brief, silent protest ignites underlying tensions and leads to grave consequences.

    Lars Kraume examines a fascinating moment in German history—just a few years before the construction of the Berlin Wall begins—with this film based on the true story of a high school classroom that becomes the site of a political battle of wills. When Kurt (Tom Gramenz) and Theo (Leonard Scheicher) sneak into a West German cinema and catch the pre-feature newsreel, they see a very different depiction of the uprising in Budapest than what they have heard at home, in the East German town of Stalinstadt. The young men return home inspired at the thought of an idealistic revolution.

    After debating with their classmates about the virtues of the Hungarian uprising, Kurt and Theo persuade a majority of their peers to join them in a two-minute observation of silence during class, in solidarity with those killed in the struggle. Their teacher is shocked and confused, and reports the incident to the principal, Direktor Schwarz (Florian Lukas, The Grand Budapest Hotel). Despite trying to contain the situation, Schwarz cannot keep his bosses from hearing of the political protest. As the story spreads through the upper levels of the administration, the students slowly realize the growing gravity of their situation.

    Deftly weaving together threads of political tension, adolescent rebellion, and institutional menace, Kraume asks us to consider the connection between a nation’s identity and its influence on the identities of its young people, who are just beginning to question their place in society.

    "[A] solid, good-looking piece of filmmaking which is elevated by a clutch of strong performances from the young cast." (Wendy Ide, Screen Daily)

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

  • CINEMA
    Three Identical Strangers
    Wednesday January 16, 7:00p–8:36p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $10

    A chance encounter brings three college-aged identical triplet brothers together nearly two decades after they were separated after birth and adopted by separate families. However, the elation at their reunion is soon undermined by the realities of fame and family—and a creeping suspicion that something sinister tore them from each other in the first place—in the Sundance Special Jury Prize–winning documentary Three Identical Strangers.

    Robert Shafran arrives at college ready to reinvent himself, but when strangers continue to refer to him as "Eddy," their welcomes quickly become unnerving. Robert soon finds himself face to face with his exact double: Eddy Galland. The pair’s astonishment at finding each other and the incredible story of their past and chance meeting is quickly picked up by local media, catching the attention of David Kellman, their identical triplet.

    With the three brothers happily reunited and busy taking full advantage of their newfound celebrity—appearing in national newspaper headlines and in talk shows, and even playing cameo roles with Madonna in the 1985 film Desperately Seeking Susan—their parents take up the less pleasant task of investigating what separated the three young men in the first place. When their questions are met with evasive and unsatisfactory responses from the triplets’ adoption agency, a larger conspiracy bubbles to the surface, with an indeterminate number of victims at play.

    A film of triumph and tragedy, and a true testament to the investigatory power of documentary film, Tim Wardle’s Three Identical Strangers leads its audience through an emotional journey and investigation of how we understand our families and ourselves.

    "A gripping, stranger-than-fiction account of a real-world medical conspiracy, the film begins as a human-interest story and builds to an impressive work of investigative journalism into how and why they were placed with the families who raised them." (Peter Debruge, Variety)

    "This is a strange, ultimately quite distressing story touched by tragedy, told by Wardle with great skill and compassion in a brisk, consistently absorbing package." (David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter)

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

  • CINEMA
    At Eternity’s Gate
    Sunday January 20, 4:00p–5:50p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $10

    "At Eternity’s Gate, a transporting drama about Vincent van Gogh’s tumultuous, fervid, and artistically possessed last days, is a movie that channels the evanescent glow of Van Gogh’s being as if it were lightning in a bottle. Set during the time that Van Gogh spent in Arles, where he at one point completed 75 paintings in 80 days, it’s a flowingly intuitive and celebratory biopic,­ a bursting sunflower of a movie.

    The film’s vision of van Gogh is honest and incisive and, at the same time, unabashedly romantic. Director (and painter) Julian Schnabel (The Diving Bell And The Butterfly) pays tribute to the founding visionary of modern art, a painter who inflected 19th-century landscapes and people and objects with 20th-century delirium, and weaves a complicated vision of Van Gogh’s joy into the tapestry of his fabled unhappiness.

    Vincent, portrayed with luminous intensity and power by Willem Dafoe (The Florida Project, The Grand Budapest Hotel), is a man literally in love with the world—with the transcendence of nature. When he arrives in the country town of Arles, he knows he’s home. He has found the source of the light. Schnabel’s camera follows Van Gogh as he wanders through the rippling wheat fields, a wooden easel on his back, or sprinkles earth on his face, or stands in tall stalks, arms outstretched, wearing a smile of heaven as he lets nature’s bliss flow through him.

    Vincent’s inner pain is that he knows he’s an artist of the future. He has glimpsed the world that’s coming—the world of the senses, of the here and now, made divine and tactile and flushed with the madness of colour—and the movie suggests that one of the reasons he leaves this earth too early is that he can hardly wait to see the future." (Owen Gleiberman, Variety)

    "Schnabel fuses form and content in a way that’s rarely attempted and even more rarely achieved; in risking the same derision with which Van Gogh was sometimes met, he transcends the limitations of the conventional biopic and creates something that feels genuinely new." (Michael Nordine, IndieWire)

    "Schnabel creates a natural, immersive motion picture that conveys the experience of being, living with, and painting like Vincent van Gogh." (William Bibbiani, TheWrap)

    "Schnabel’s dream portrait of Van Gogh is made whole by its star, Willem Dafoe, whose radiant intensity fills every corner of the film." (Stephanie Zacharek, Time)

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

  • CINEMA
    At Eternity’s Gate
    Sunday January 20, 7:00p–8:50p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $10

    "At Eternity’s Gate, a transporting drama about Vincent van Gogh’s tumultuous, fervid, and artistically possessed last days, is a movie that channels the evanescent glow of Van Gogh’s being as if it were lightning in a bottle. Set during the time that Van Gogh spent in Arles, where he at one point completed 75 paintings in 80 days, it’s a flowingly intuitive and celebratory biopic,­ a bursting sunflower of a movie.

    The film’s vision of van Gogh is honest and incisive and, at the same time, unabashedly romantic. Director (and painter) Julian Schnabel (The Diving Bell And The Butterfly) pays tribute to the founding visionary of modern art, a painter who inflected 19th-century landscapes and people and objects with 20th-century delirium, and weaves a complicated vision of Van Gogh’s joy into the tapestry of his fabled unhappiness.

    Vincent, portrayed with luminous intensity and power by Willem Dafoe (The Florida Project, The Grand Budapest Hotel), is a man literally in love with the world—with the transcendence of nature. When he arrives in the country town of Arles, he knows he’s home. He has found the source of the light. Schnabel’s camera follows Van Gogh as he wanders through the rippling wheat fields, a wooden easel on his back, or sprinkles earth on his face, or stands in tall stalks, arms outstretched, wearing a smile of heaven as he lets nature’s bliss flow through him.

    Vincent’s inner pain is that he knows he’s an artist of the future. He has glimpsed the world that’s coming—the world of the senses, of the here and now, made divine and tactile and flushed with the madness of colour—and the movie suggests that one of the reasons he leaves this earth too early is that he can hardly wait to see the future." (Owen Gleiberman, Variety)

    "Schnabel fuses form and content in a way that’s rarely attempted and even more rarely achieved; in risking the same derision with which Van Gogh was sometimes met, he transcends the limitations of the conventional biopic and creates something that feels genuinely new." (Michael Nordine, IndieWire)

    "Schnabel creates a natural, immersive motion picture that conveys the experience of being, living with, and painting like Vincent van Gogh." (William Bibbiani, TheWrap)

    "Schnabel’s dream portrait of Van Gogh is made whole by its star, Willem Dafoe, whose radiant intensity fills every corner of the film." (Stephanie Zacharek, Time)

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

  • CINEMA
    Roma
    Wednesday January 23, 7:00p–9:15p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $10

    "In his deeply personal black-and-white marvel Roma, Alfonso Cuarón (Children of Men) unhurriedly observes the smallest parts first, before expanding to gradually reveal the social and political canvas of 1970s Mexico City. A sober and autobiographical elegy about his childhood and the women who raised him (one hardworking live-in maid in particular), Roma coalesces around episodic recollections, filmed with visual conviction.

    The domestic helper at the heart of the story is the gentle-natured Cleo (talented newcomer Yalitza Aparicio), who works for the affectionate but occasionally livid Sofia (Marina de Tavira, terrific and understated) and the rest of her family. Through transfixing long takes, Cuarón honours Cleo’s unsung rituals: cleaning, looking after Sofia’s four children whom she loves like her own, interacting with her best friend and co-worker Adela, going on movie dates with her self-absorbed boyfriend, and so on.

    At first, the lives of Cleo and Sofia run on parallel yet detached lines, save for regular household interactions and cozy evenings spent in front of the tv, where Cleo is treated as part of the family. But when a marital separation and an unwanted pregnancy upset the lives of the two women, their fates cross paths in a real sense for the first time. And, as the world around their newfound female solidarity slowly crumbles—with earthquakes, wildfires, violent political demonstrations and one especially traumatic episode of unimaginable grief, filmed with unwavering empathy—Roma’s physical and emotional scope grows and deepens.

    Cuarón demands that you savour each of his frames, scanning the corners of the screen for small but significant details, intensified by a surround sound that further enhances the film’s immersive nature. In his personal journey down memory lane, Cuarón examines Cleo’s life in respectful tribute. A richly textured masterpiece, Roma is cinema at its purest and most human." (Tomriss Laffly, Time Out)

    "Roma is by far the most experimental storytelling in a career filled with audacious (and frequently excessive) gimmicks. Here, he tables the showiness of Children of Men and Gravity in favor of ongoing restraint, creating a fresh kind of intimacy. Like a grand showman working overtime to tone things down, he lures viewers into an apparently straightforward scene, only to catch them off guard with new information." (Eric Kohn, IndieWire)

    "At times it feels novelistic, a densely realised, intimate drama giving us access to domestic lives developing in what feels like real time. In its engagingly episodic way, it is also at times like a soap opera or telenovela. And at other times it feels resoundingly like an epic." (Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian)

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

  • CINEMA
    An Audience of Chairs
    Sunday January 27, 4:00p–5:33p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $10

    Maura Mackenzie (Carolina Bartczak) believes the world is hers to conquer. With her career as a concert pianist gaining momentum, it seems her beauty and talent will be strong enough to mask the demons that threaten to engulf her. But with an absent husband (Christopher Jacot) and two young daughters at home, her precarious sanity begins to unravel until one summer day, burning with manic energy, she makes a terrible mistake—a mistake that will change her life forever.

    The consequences for Maura are catastrophic: her ambitious husband runs for his life, taking the children with him, leaving Maura to lapse into a full-scale breakdown. Life as she knew it is over. With the help of her father, Ian (Peter MacNeill, The Stone Angel), Maura works to reclaim her life and waits for a miracle to bring her daughters home. But when the fates align, can the past be forgiven?

    Directed by Deanne Foley, this universal story of the redemptive power of a mother's love is adapted from the popular, award-winning novel, An Audience of Chairs by Joan Clark. The film picked up four awards at the Atlantic International Film Festival (2018) including Best Atlantic Feature and Best Atlantic Director.

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

  • CINEMA
    An Audience of Chairs
    Sunday January 27, 7:00p–8:33p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $10

    Maura Mackenzie (Carolina Bartczak) believes the world is hers to conquer. With her career as a concert pianist gaining momentum, it seems her beauty and talent will be strong enough to mask the demons that threaten to engulf her. But with an absent husband (Christopher Jacot) and two young daughters at home, her precarious sanity begins to unravel until one summer day, burning with manic energy, she makes a terrible mistake—a mistake that will change her life forever.

    The consequences for Maura are catastrophic: her ambitious husband runs for his life, taking the children with him, leaving Maura to lapse into a full-scale breakdown. Life as she knew it is over. With the help of her father, Ian (Peter MacNeill, The Stone Angel), Maura works to reclaim her life and waits for a miracle to bring her daughters home. But when the fates align, can the past be forgiven?

    Directed by Deanne Foley, this universal story of the redemptive power of a mother's love is adapted from the popular, award-winning novel, An Audience of Chairs by Joan Clark. The film picked up four awards at the Atlantic International Film Festival (2018) including Best Atlantic Feature and Best Atlantic Director.

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

  • CINEMA
    The Great Buster
    Wednesday January 30, 7:00p–8:42p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $10

    The Great Buster celebrates the life and career of Buster Keaton, one of America’s most influential and celebrated filmmakers and comedians whose singular style and fertile output during the silent era created his legacy as a true cinematic visionary. Filled with stunningly restored archival material from the Cohen Film Classics library, The Great Buster is directed by actor, filmmaker and cinema historian Peter Bogdanovich.

    The Great Buster chronicles Buster Keaton’s beginnings on the vaudeville circuit—as part of his parents' act—and the development of his trademark physical comedy and deadpan expression that earned him the lifelong moniker of "The Great Stone Face," which culminated in his career-high years as the director, writer, producer and star of his own short films and features. Interspersed throughout are interviews with nearly two-dozen collaborators, filmmakers, performers and friends, including Mel Brooks, Quentin Tarantino, Werner Herzog, Dick van Dyke and Johnny Knoxville, who discuss Keaton’s influence on modern comedy and cinema itself.

    Bogdanovich's documentary also covers the loss of artistic independence and career decline that marked Buster Keaton's later years when he was reduced to popping up in '60s teen beach-blanket movies and TV commercials. But The Great Buster ends on a high note with an overview of Buster Keaton’s extraordinary output from 1923 to 1929, which yielded 10 remarkable feature films (including 1926's The General and 1928's Steamboat Bill, Jr.) that immortalized him as one of the greatest actor-filmmakers in the history of cinema.

    "Any doubters are advised to see this movie, then treat themselves to a viewing of The General. Case closed." (Walter V. Addiego, San Francisco Chronicle)

    "The Great Buster is a solid primer on what made Keaton not just one of the most important—and funniest—comedians in the history of the movies but also one of its most visionary directors." (Ty Burr, Boston Globe)

    "Peter Bogdanovich brings his formidable knowledge of movies to bear in this incisive portrait of Buster Keaton." (Andrea Gronvall, Chicago Reader)

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