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October 13 - 19

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October 20 - 26

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ALL UPCOMING EVENTS

  • CINEMA
    nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up
    Wednesday October 16, 7:00p–8:38p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $10

    Director and educator Tasha Hubbard (Birth of a Family) returns with a personal reflection on the death of Colten Boushie, a young Cree man, and the subsequent trial and acquittal of the man who shot him.

    On August 9, 2016, Boushie died from a gunshot wound to the back of his head that he sustained after entering Gerald Stanley's rural Saskatchewan property with friends. The jury's subsequent acquittal of Stanley captured international attention, raising questions about racism embedded within Canada's legal system and propelling Colten's family to national and international stages in their pursuit of justice.

    nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up weaves a profound narrative, encompassing the filmmaker's own family life, the stark history of colonialism on the Prairies and a vision of a future where Indigenous children can live safely on their homelands.

    Winner of the Best Canadian Feature Documentary Award at the 2019 Hot Docs Film Festival, nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up is an important look at the past and future. This film demands to be seen by all Canadians.

    "[A] powerful work of activist cinema." (Peter Howell, Toronto Star)

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

  • CINEMA
    Conviction Documentary Film
    Thursday October 17, 7:00p–10:00p
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: Free

    ALARMED BY THE RISING NUMBERS OF WOMEN IN PRISON
    ...and inspired by the conviction of Senator Kim Pate, Conviction flips the narrative away from pop culture's voyeuristic lens and hands it to the women who are being
    victimized, marginalized and criminalized in our society. Not another ‘broken prison’ film, Conviction is a ‘broken society’ film – an ambitious and inspired re-build of our
    community, from the inside out. With more women in prisons than ever before, the film implicates viewers to question the status quo, and to consider a different kind of
    society that better supports the most vulnerable among us.
    A Sea to Sea production in co-production with the National Film Board of Canada in association with
    documentary Channel, with the participation of Canada Media Fund, in association with Société Radio-
    Canada and with the assistance of the Nova Scotia Production Incentive & the Canadian Video
    Production Tax Credit.
    This screening is organized and hosted by the Acadia University Faculty Association Women’s Committee with
    support from the Departments of: Women's and Gender Studies, Sociology and Community Development.

    Conviction Documentary Film on Vimeo

    Contact: mary.sweatman@acadiau.ca  |  902-585-1122

  • MUSIC
    Sahara Jane CD Release
    Saturday October 19, 8:00p
    Presented by Sahara Jane
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $20 (regular) / $15 (students, seniors, between gigs)

    Tickets: The Odd Book (cash only) – 112 Front St, Wolfville, and online at saharajane.com

    Buy Tickets Online

    Join Sahara Jane and Ken Shorley for the release of the new album, Between Worlds.

    The music navigates between many different worlds, emotional time zones, and sonic landscapes.

    It is a journey which encompasses separation and unity, love and yearning, acoustic and electronic, past and present, East and West, and it all comes together in a new sound that shimmers with many colours and frequencies. Downtempo beats, folk and jazz sit comfortably alongside Indian raga and Persian poetry.

    On October 19th, we look forward to sharing this music and the journey with you. We'll perform all the tracks from the album, a few from the past album and even a few from the next. :) It has been a big year for us, and it is time to celebrate! We hope to see you there!!

    Sahara Jane CD Release on YouTube

  • CINEMA
    The Farewell
    Sunday October 20, 4:00p–5:38p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $10

    Lulu Wang’s Sundance hit The Farewell is an intergenerational family drama that is at once celebratory, heart-wrenching and life-affirming.

    Based on true events, the film follows a young Chinese American woman named Billi (Awkwafina, Crazy Rich Asians) as she travels back to China to visit her dying grandmother. Billi’s family has decided to spare their beloved matriarch the news of her terminal diagnosis so as not to darken what time she has left. In order for everyone to have a chance to say goodbye without tipping her off that the end is near, they orchestrate an elaborate excuse to reunite in the form of a fake wedding. Though cultures clash and family conflict ensues, the story is told with universally relatable warmth and charm.

    Awkwafina is dazzling as the quick-witted and empathetic Billi, supported by a remarkable cast that includes the charming Tzi Ma (Meditation Park, Arrival) as her father and Diana Lin as her mother.

    Little by little, we realize that this story is not only about Billi saying goodbye to her grandmother, but also about her reconnecting with a country and extended family that she left behind at a young age. The Farewell is truly remarkable. It will make you laugh out loud, cry both sad and happy tears, and contemplate the meaning of home.

    "The Farewell has a special feeling about it. It's full of truth and emotion, and lacking in sentimentality. It has an eye for absurdity and for the telling detail, and it marks Lulu Wang as a director with the rare but essential ability to make you care about what she cares about. It will go down as one of the standout movies of 2019." (Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle)

    "The Farewell is so unexpectedly and deliciously funny that watching it feels like a tonic—an immersion in love and art." (Moira Macdonald, The Seattle Times)

    "The Farewell pays delightful, insightful homage to the facades and pretenses nearly everyone adopts in the name of compassion." (Ann Hornaday, Washington Post)

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

  • CINEMA
    The Farewell
    Sunday October 20, 7:00p–8:38p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $10

    Lulu Wang’s Sundance hit The Farewell is an intergenerational family drama that is at once celebratory, heart-wrenching and life-affirming.

    Based on true events, the film follows a young Chinese American woman named Billi (Awkwafina, Crazy Rich Asians) as she travels back to China to visit her dying grandmother. Billi’s family has decided to spare their beloved matriarch the news of her terminal diagnosis so as not to darken what time she has left. In order for everyone to have a chance to say goodbye without tipping her off that the end is near, they orchestrate an elaborate excuse to reunite in the form of a fake wedding. Though cultures clash and family conflict ensues, the story is told with universally relatable warmth and charm.

    Awkwafina is dazzling as the quick-witted and empathetic Billi, supported by a remarkable cast that includes the charming Tzi Ma (Meditation Park, Arrival) as her father and Diana Lin as her mother.

    Little by little, we realize that this story is not only about Billi saying goodbye to her grandmother, but also about her reconnecting with a country and extended family that she left behind at a young age. The Farewell is truly remarkable. It will make you laugh out loud, cry both sad and happy tears, and contemplate the meaning of home.

    "The Farewell has a special feeling about it. It's full of truth and emotion, and lacking in sentimentality. It has an eye for absurdity and for the telling detail, and it marks Lulu Wang as a director with the rare but essential ability to make you care about what she cares about. It will go down as one of the standout movies of 2019." (Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle)

    "The Farewell is so unexpectedly and deliciously funny that watching it feels like a tonic—an immersion in love and art." (Moira Macdonald, The Seattle Times)

    "The Farewell pays delightful, insightful homage to the facades and pretenses nearly everyone adopts in the name of compassion." (Ann Hornaday, Washington Post)

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

  • CINEMA
    The Pollinators w/ BZZZ
    Tuesday October 22, 10:00a
    Presented by Devour! The Food Film Fest
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $5 + hst

    Tickets: In Advance at Ticketpro outlets or online Between Oct 22-27, 2019 at the Devour Box Office located at Devour! HQ

    Buy Tickets Online

    The Scotiabank Big Picture Program for Devour! The Food Film Fest.
    The Pollinators tells the story of the controlled migration of billions of honey bees around the US—how they’re used to pollinate the crops that grow into the food we eat…and how our food supply is truly at risk.
    USA, 2018, 92 minutes
    Director Peter Nelson

    Screening with the short film BZZZ
    A little girl with a great affinity for bees goes to the limit in order to protect her community from itself.
    Mexico, 2016, 4 minutes
    Directors Güicho Núñez & Anna Cetti

    Contact: michael@devourfest.com  |  1-888-311-9090.

  • CINEMA
    Duck Academy w/ The Old Man & the Pears
    Wednesday October 23, 10:00a
    Presented by Devour! The Food Film Fest
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $5 + hst

    Tickets: In Advance at Ticketpro outlets or online Between Oct 22-27, 2019 at the Devour Box Office located at Devour! HQ

    Buy Tickets Online

    The Scotiabank Big Picture Program for Devour! The Food Film Fest
    Three thousand ducks, one farmer, and an ultimate goal to produce chemical-free sustainable rice. Against all odds, a determined farmer in Thailand trains ducks to become “rice protectors”.
    Thailand, 2019, 52 minutes
    Director Suriyon Jongleepun

    Screening with the short film The Old Man & the Pears. A weak and hungry old man begs for a pear from a fruit peddler, but the peddler refuses. A little boy bravely steps forward and spends his last coin to buy a pear for the old man. Finally, a magical form of justice emerges from the ground.
    USA, 2018, 5 minutes
    Director Jing Sun

    Contact: michael@devourfest.com  |  1-888-311-9090.

  • CINEMA
    From the Vine -- Devour Opening Gala
    Wednesday October 23, 8:00p
    Presented by Devour! The Food Film Fest
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $25 + hst

    Tickets: In Advance at Ticketpro outlets or online. Between Oct 22-27, 2019 at the Devour Box Office located at Devour! HQ 360 Main St., Wolfville

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    A downtrodden man (Joe Pantoliano) experiences an ethical crisis and travels back to his hometown in rural Italy. He finds new purpose in reviving his grandfather’s old vineyard, offering the small town of Acerenza a sustainable future, and reconnecting with his estranged family in the process.
    Canada, 2019, 95 minutes
    Director Sean Cisterna
    Distributor Mythic Productions

    Director Sean Cisterna and actor Joe Pantoliano will be in attendance and will participate in a post-screening Q&A with festival host, Bob Blumer.

    Contact: michael@devourfest.com  |  1-888-311-9090.

  • CINEMA
    Dive! w/ Hearth and Chef Dylan: How to Make Pizza
    Thursday October 24, 10:00a
    Presented by Devour! The Food Film Fest
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $5 + hst

    Tickets: In Advance at Ticketpro outlets or online Between Oct 22-27, 2019 at the Devour Box Office located at Devour! HQ 360 Main Street, Wolfville

    Buy Tickets Online

    The Scotiabank Big Picture Program for Devour! The Food Film Fest
    Dive! follows filmmaker Jeremy Seifert and friends as they dumpster dive in the back alleys and gated garbage receptacles of Los Angeles’ supermarkets. In the process, they salvage thousands of dollars worth of good, edible food.
    USA, 2010, 42 minutes
    Director Jeremy Seiffert

    Screening with two short films:
    Hearth, a short animated film about the power of community: a soup pot, lovely smells, and sharing helps to melt the coldness of winter.
    Canada, 2019, 2 minutes Director Max Shoham
    Chef Dylan: How to make Pizza, adorable four-year-old chef Dylan prepares pizza from scratch. Anyone can cook! UK, 2018, 1 minute Director Simon Wild

    Contact: michael@devourfest.com  |  1-888-311-9090.

  • CINEMA
    Taste of Nova Scotia Awards Program & Reception
    Thursday October 24, 2:00p
    Presented by Devour The Food Film Fest
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: Free

    We’re thrilled to once again host the Taste of Nova Scotia Awards. 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 special celebration of this year’s winners followed by a reception (location TBD) from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

    Free admission

    Sponsored by Taste of Nova Scotia

    Contact: lia@devourfest.com

  • CINEMA
    Beloved w/Côte de Boeuf
    Thursday October 24, 3:15p
    Presented by Devour! The Food Film Fest
    Studio-Z
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $15 + hst
    $12 + hst (Student/Seniors)

    Tickets: In Advance at Ticketpro outlets or online. Between Oct 22-27, 2019 at the Devour Box Office located at Devour! HQ 360 Main St., Wolfville

    Buy Tickets Online

    This striking portrait captures the story of 82-year-old Firouzeh, one of the last female sheepherders working in the traditional way in Iran. She’s an indomitable woman who wrestles with her family’s choices, and ultimately chooses independence.
    Iran, 2018, 54 minutes
    Director Yaser Talebi

    Screening with the short film Cote de Boeuf:
    Festival fave director James Reid returns with a deep dive into the dying art of butchery. Passion for excellence and quality artisanal beef is reviving this skill.
    Canada, 2019, 5 minutes
    Director JR Reid

    Contact: michael@devourfest.com  |  1-888-311-9090.

  • CINEMA
    David Rocco's Dolce Italia
    Thursday October 24, 3:30p
    Presented by Devour! The Food Film Fest
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $15 + hst

    Tickets: In Advance at Ticketpro outlets or online. Between Oct 22-27, 2019 at the Devour Box Office located at Devour! HQ 360 Main St., Wolfville

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    Two episodes of Italian-Canadian Chef David Rocco’s Dolce Italia are in-depth looks at the food and modern culture of Italy. First up is eating like a REAL Roman and not like a tourist. The second is an inspiring look at an Italian prison where female inmates are learning to make artisanal cheese in advance of being released. David will be in attendance.
    Canada, 2019, 44 minutes
    Director David Rocco

    David Rocco will be in attendance and will participate in a post-screening Q&A with festival host, Bob Blumer.

    Contact: michael@devourfest.com  |  1-888-311-9090.

  • CINEMA
    Big Night
    Thursday October 24, 5:00p
    Presented by Devour! The Food Film Fest
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $15 + hst

    Tickets: In Advance at Ticketpro outlets or online. Between Oct 22-27, 2019 at the Devour Box Office located at Devour! HQ 360 Main St., Wolfville

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    Special Presentation of Big Night curated by Lidia Bastianich
    Chef Primo (Tony Shalhoub) and businessman Secondo (Stanley Tucci) are immigrant brothers from Italy who open their dream restaurant in New Jersey. However, Primo’s authentic food is too unfamiliar for the locals’ tastes, and the restaurant is struggling. When bandleader Louis Prima is scheduled to appear at their restaurant, the two brothers put all of their efforts into one dinner, which will ultimately decide the fate of their restaurant.
    USA, 1996, 109 minutes
    Director Campbell Scott & Stanley Tucci

    Lidia Bastianich will be in attendance and will participate in a post-screening Q&A with festival host, Bob Blumer, followed by a book signing with a selection of books including her latest, Felidia. Books will be available for purchase on-site.

    Screening with the short film Loss of Taste

    Contact: michael@devourfest.com  |  1-888-311-9090.

  • CINEMA
    The Game Changers w/ Masters
    Thursday October 24, 8:00p
    Presented by Devour! The Food Film Fest
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $15 + hst

    Tickets: In Advance at Ticketpro outlets or online. Between Oct 22-27, 2019 at the Devour Box Office located at Devour! HQ 360 Main St., Wolfville

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    A UFC fighter’s world is turned upside down when he discovers an elite group of world-renowned athletes and scientists who prove that everything he had been taught about protein was a lie. Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger.
    USA, 2018, 90 minutes
    Director Louie Psihoyos

    Screening with the short film Masters.
    It’s crunch time and a frazzled young woman prepares to take the hardest test in the world.
    USA, 2019, 10 Minutes
    Director Mark Ward

    Contact: michael@devourfest.com  |  1-888-311-9090.

  • CINEMA
    The Best Sommelier in the World w/The Sommelier
    Thursday October 24, 8:15p
    Presented by Devour! The Food Film Fest
    Studio-Z
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $15 + hst
    $12 + hst (Student/Seniors)

    Tickets: In Advance at Ticketpro outlets or online. Between Oct 22-27, 2019 at the Devour Box Office located at Devour! HQ 360 Main St., Wolfville

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    The world’s best sommeliers have three days to demonstrate a lifetime of study at the prestigious World Sommelier Competition. It’s the ultimate expression of a fascinating culture that gives new meaning to the fabulous myths and mysteries of the world of wine.
    Argentina, 2019, 90 minutes
    Director Nicolás Carreras

    Screening with the short film The Sommelier:
    Winning the title of Best Sommelier in Hungary doesn’t come without a cost.
    Hungary, 2019, 10 minutes
    Director Witeck Ducki

    Contact: michael@devourfest.com  |  1-888-311-9090.

  • CINEMA
    Shorts Program: Italian Wines
    Friday October 25, 11:00a
    Presented by Devour! The Food Film Fest
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $15 + hst

    Tickets: In Advance at Ticketpro outlets or online. Between Oct 22-27, 2019 at the Devour Box Office located at Devour! HQ 360 Main St., Wolfville

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    Five Short Films focused on Italian wines:
    Wine on Garda Lake – Cantina Malavasi
    Italy, 2018, 3 minutes , Director Claudio Pelizzer

    Franzoni Botticino – The Hidden Gem of Northern Italy
    Italy, 2019, 8 minutes, Director Matteo Bertoli

    Wine Masters – Italy
    Netherlands, 2019, 42 minutes, Director Klaas de Jong

    Leonardo’s Wine
    Italy, 2019, 25 minutes, Director Marco Carosi

    The Madeleine and the Stranger
    Italy, 2018, 15 minutes, Director Alessandra Cardone

    Contact: michael@devourfest.com  |  1-888-311-9090.

  • CINEMA
    The Wandering Chef w/Truffles
    Friday October 25, 11:15a
    Presented by Devour! The Food Film Fest
    Studio-Z
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $15 + hst
    $12 + hst (Student/Seniors)

    Tickets: In Advance at Ticketpro outlets or online. Between Oct 22-27, 2019 at the Devour Box Office located at Devour! HQ 360 Main St., Wolfville

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    The Wandering Chef is a heartwarming story of how food can bring people together in times of clarity, confusion, and loss. As Chef Jiho Im wanders the roads of his country, cooking wild foods for people he meets along the way, we rediscover food as a sacred practice that can generate lifelong memories, health, and longevity.
    South Korea, 2018, 86 minutes
    Director Hye-Ryeong Park

    Screening with the short film Truffles:
    Canadian superstar Chef Jason Bangerter cooks with truffles at the venerated Langdon Hall.
    Canada, 2018, 7 minutes
    Directors Robin Miller & Rob Quartly

    Contact: michael@devourfest.com  |  1-888-311-9090.

  • CINEMA
    Merci Bocuse w/ Dish Pigs
    Friday October 25, 2:00p
    Presented by Devour! The Food Film Fest
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $15 + hst

    Tickets: In Advance at Ticketpro outlets or online. Between Oct 22-27, 2019 at the Devour Box Office located at Devour! HQ 360 Main St., Wolfville

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    Canadian chefs Trevor Ritchie and Jenna Reich head to the prestigious and daunting Bocuse d’Or chef competition in France. The pressure to win has never been more intense.
    Canada, 2019, 90 minutes
    Director Michael Nguyen

    Screening with the short film Dish Pigs
    In a city known for its nightlife and haute cuisine, Dish Pigs tells the untold stories of dishwashers working in Montréal.
    Canada, 2019, 23 minutes
    Director John Deitcher

    Contact: michael@devourfest.com  |  1-888-311-9090.

  • CINEMA
    Virgin & Extra: The Land of Olive Oil w/Tomatoes
    Friday October 25, 2:15p
    Presented by Devour! The Food Film Fest
    Studio-Z
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $15 + hst
    $12 + hst (Student/Seniors)

    Tickets: In Advance at Ticketpro outlets or online. Between Oct 22-27, 2019 at the Devour Box Office located at Devour! HQ 360 Main St., Wolfville

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    This gorgeously shot film explores Jaén, Spain—the “World Capital of Olive Oil”—and the historical relationship it’s had with Italy since time immemorial. Is the best olive oil in the world from Spain…or Italy?
    Spain, 2018, 94 minutes
    Director José Luis López Linares

    Screening with the short film Tomatoes:
    Toronto Chef Craig Harding cooks with tomatoes at his restaurant, Campagnolo.
    Canada, 2017, 5 minutes
    Directors Robin Miller & Rob Quartly

    Contact: michael@devourfest.com  |  1-888-311-9090.

  • CINEMA
    Stage: The Culinary Internship w/CHEF
    Friday October 25, 5:15p
    Presented by Devour! The Food Film Fest
    Studio-Z
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $15 + hst
    $12 + hst (Student/Seniors)

    Tickets: In Advance at Ticketpro outlets or online. Between Oct 22-27, 2019 at the Devour Box Office located at Devour! HQ 360 Main St., Wolfville

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    The film follows a group of interns during a nine-month apprenticeship at one of the best restaurants in the world, Mugaritz. The extremely high standards prove to be mentally and physically exhausting. Ultimately, not everyone can handle the heat.
    Canada, 2019, 90 minutes
    Director Abby Ainsworth

    Screening with the short film CHEF:
    Chef Christophe Bonnegrace takes us on a quick journey into the sacrifices it takes to be a chef.
    USA, 2018, 5 minutes
    Director Paulina Lagudi

    Contact: michael@devourfest.com  |  1-888-311-9090.

  • CINEMA
    Food Fighter w/ Make Love: Horton Ridge
    Friday October 25, 5:30p
    Presented by Devour! The Food Film Fest
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $15 + hst
    $12 + hst (Student/Seniors)

    Tickets: In Advance at Ticketpro outlets or online. Between Oct 22-27, 2019 at the Devour Box Office located at Devour! HQ 360 Main St., Wolfville

    Buy Tickets Online

    Devour! Spotlight Gala: Food Fighter
    Filmed across four continents over two years, this is the inspirational story of Ronni Kahn’s one woman crusade against the global scandal of food waste. She chooses social activism over profit for the betterment of the world.
    Australia, 2018, 84 minutes
    Director Dan Goldberg

    Screening with the short film Make Love: Horton Ridge
    Nova Scotia’s Al Stewart creates the region’s first malt house to serve the growing local craft beer movement.
    Canada, 2019, 4 minutes
    Director JR Reid

    Contact: michael@devourfest.com  |  1-888-311-9090.

  • CINEMA
    Billion Dollar Bully w/ Beatz & Eatz
    Friday October 25, 8:00p
    Presented by Devour! The Food Film Fest
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $15 + hst
    $12 + hst (Student/Seniors)

    Tickets: In Advance at Ticketpro outlets or online. Between Oct 22-27, 2019 at the Devour Box Office located at Devour! HQ 360 Main St., Wolfville

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    This gripping documentary takes an investigative look into accusations that online marketing giant Yelp! is running a mob-like extortion racket against business owners who refuse or can’t afford to pay-to-play.
    USA, 2019, 82 minutes
    Director Kaylie Milliken

    Screening with the short film Beatz & Eatz
    Beatz and Eatz takes a cooking lesson and turns it into a music video so you can cook better, faster, and louder.
    USA, 2019, 3 minutes
    Director David Michard

    Contact: michael@devourfest.com  |  1-888-311-9090.

  • CINEMA
    Nose To Tail w/ Almost Famous: The King of Fish and Chips
    Friday October 25, 8:15p
    Presented by Devour! The Food Film Fest
    Studio-Z
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $15 + hst
    $12 + hst (Student/Seniors)

    Tickets: In Advance at Ticketpro outlets or online. Between Oct 22-27, 2019 at the Devour Box Office located at Devour! HQ 360 Main St., Wolfville

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    A talented but abrasive chef struggles mightily with his personal demons and the relentless pressures of running a high-end restaurant. It’s an intense film that captures the sometimes messy reality of being a chef proprietor.
    Canada, 2018, 82 minutes
    Director Jesse Zigelstein

    Screening with the short film Almost Famous: The King of Fish and Chips:
    In the late 1960s, Haddon Salt built a fast food empire based on traditional English fish and chips. Then Kentucky Fried Chicken came knocking.
    Canada, 2019, 9 minutes, Director Ben Proudfoot

    Contact: michael@devourfest.com  |  1-888-311-9090.

  • CINEMA
    Shorts Program: Comedy
    Saturday October 26, 11:00a
    Presented by Devour! The Food Film Fest
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $15 + hst
    $12 + hst (Student/Seniors)

    Tickets: In Advance at Ticketpro outlets or online. Between Oct 22-27, 2019 at the Devour Box Office located at Devour! HQ 360 Main St., Wolfville

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    Eight short films about food and fun

    American Marriage
    Leonardo, a New York Italian immigrant facing deportation, fakes a marriage with Hispanic single mother Nikki, all in an effort to get American citizenship.
    USA, 2018, 15 minutes, Director Giorgio Arcelli Fontana

    Forbidden Tikka Masala
    A recently retired Indian woman allows her palate to take her on a unique—and sacrilegious—culinary journey.
    Canada, 2018, 15 minutes, Director Rahul Chaturvedi

    Mom’s Recipe
    Assassins shouldn’t eat Mom’s stuffed chilies before work. Italy, 2019, 16 minutes, Director Dario Piana

    Peggy
    Everything always seems to work out perfectly for Peggy, but she is tested mightily when she throws a birthday party for her eight-year-old son.
    USA, 2019, 13 minutes, Director Justin O’Neal Miller

    Shanghai Sole
    Some people will go to extraordinary “depths” to finalize a business deal. USA, 2019, 14 minutes, Director Eli Stern

    Stepdaddy
    Dating in the modern world has never been so complicated! USA, 2019, 8 minutes, Director Lisa Steen

    The Adventures of Mr. Food and Mrs. Wine
    In an Italian restaurant in Paris, the stories of a group of bunglers led by Chef Giulio Cesare, better known as Mr. Food, are intertwined.
    Italy, 2018, 19 minutes, Director Antonio Sylvestre

    Is You Is
    What could possibly interrupt dinner? Oh, maybe having a baby…. Canada, 2019, 13 minutes
    Director The Sanderine Brothers – Bry Thomas Sanders & Kelly Perine

    Contact: michael@devourfest.com  |  1-888-311-9090.

  • CINEMA
    Shorts Program: Slice of Life
    Saturday October 26, 11:15a
    Presented by Devour! The Food Film Fest
    Studio-Z
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $15 + hst
    $12 + hst (Student/Seniors)

    Tickets: In Advance at Ticketpro outlets or online. Between Oct 22-27, 2019 at the Devour Box Office located at Devour! HQ 360 Main St., Wolfville

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    Nine short films with food themes:

    73 Cows
    Jay and Katja Wilde are cattle farmers in England who woefully give their herd of cows to the Hillside Animal Sanctuary and take up vegan organic farming.
    UK, 2018, 15 minutes, Director Alex Lockwood

    Dulce
    In a coastal village in Colombia, where digging for shellfish is a way of life, everyone must learn to swim eventually. Even little Dulce. USA/Colombia, 2018,
    11 minutes, Directors Guille Isa & Angello Faccini

    From the Wild: Easy Wins
    James Beard award-nominated filmmaker Kevin Kossowan returns with another sneak peek from his upcoming series, From the Wild.
    Canada, 2019, 3 minutes, Director Kevin Kossowan

    The Fishnet and the Fish
    A young boy who works for a fishmonger is ill-treated, but it does not affect his compassionate nature.
    Iran, 2018, 9 minutes, Director Ali Nikfar

    The Three Sisters Community Garden
    A young Mi’kmaq tries to reintroduce the “Three Sisters” (the traditional white corn, squash, and beans used in Native gardens) in his community with the help of others.
    Canada, 2016, 5 minutes, Director Zach Greenleaf

    A Sweet and Sour Christmas
    A hard-working immigrant family and their cross-cultural Canadian Christmas. Canada, 2019, 16 minutes
    Director Aram Siu Wai Collier

    99 Problems
    99 Problems delves into the humorous, charming, but often murky, world of the Irish ice-cream van trade where turf wars are often fierce. Ireland, 2019, 13 minutes

    America: Betty and Larry
    Betty and Larry travel the country year-round in their RV. And every October, they settle in North Dakota for the beet harvest, where they work nights to harvest America’s sugar. USA, 2018, 19 minutes, Director Daniel Klein

    Italian Pizza Masters
    A lighthearted look at creative pizza makers from southern Italy pushing the pizzaiolo envelope.
    Italy/USA, 2019, 18 minutes, Director James Orr

    Contact: michael@devourfest.com  |  1-888-311-9090.

  • CINEMA
    Shorts Program: Olive Oil
    Saturday October 26, 2:00p
    Presented by Devour! The Food Film Fest
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $15 + hst
    $12 + hst (Student/Seniors)

    Tickets: In Advance at Ticketpro outlets or online. Between Oct 22-27, 2019 at the Devour Box Office located at Devour! HQ 360 Main St., Wolfville

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    Two short films about Olive Oil. Q & A with olive oil expert Fil Bucchino after the screening, plus an olive oil tasting!

    AmalaTerra
    The spread of the disease Xylella is harming not only the Apulian economy, but also its wonderful landscape. More than 60 million olive trees are likely to decline, as well as the tradition of a land that for thousands of years has considered its olive trees and olive oil its most precious commodity. Italy, 2018, 52 minutes,
    Director Gabriele Greco

    Obsessed with Olive Oil
    Fil Bucchino, a former punk rock musician turned olive oil expert, visits Italy every year during the harvest on a quest for exceptional extra virgin olive oils. Fil will be at the screening and is on his way to this year’s olive harvest. Canada, 2019, 43 minutes, Director Ed Zych

    Fil Bucchino will be at the screening and will participate in a Q&A and host an olive oil tasting.

    Contact: michael@devourfest.com  |  1-888-311-9090.

  • CINEMA
    Nothing Fancy: Diana Kennedy w/The Dishwasher
    Saturday October 26, 2:15p
    Presented by Devour! The Food Film Fest
    Studio-Z
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $15 + hst
    $12 + hst (Student/Seniors)

    Tickets: In Advance at Ticketpro outlets or online. Between Oct 22-27, 2019 at the Devour Box Office located at Devour! HQ 360 Main St., Wolfville

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    Master chef, teacher, and environmental activist Diana Kennedy is living proof that size has nothing to do with strength. Now in her nineties and barely five feet tall, she’s a fierce jolt of energy who has become one of the most celebrated culinary legends of Mexican cuisine.
    Mexico/USA, 2019, 87 minutes
    Director Elizabeth Carroll

    Screening with The Dishwasher:
    The dishwasher at a fine dining restaurant is sent on a quest to satisfy chef’s desire to cook authentic tacos.
    USA, 2019, 12 minutes
    Directors Nick Hartanto & Sam Roden

    Contact: michael@devourfest.com  |  1-888-311-9090.

  • CINEMA
    The Great Italian w/Hole
    Saturday October 26, 5:00p
    Presented by Devour! The Food Film Fest
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $15 + hst
    $12 + hst (Student/Seniors)

    Tickets: In Advance at Ticketpro outlets or online. Between Oct 22-27, 2019 at the Devour Box Office located at Devour! HQ 360 Main St., Wolfville

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    Gualtiero Marchesi is a chef but also an artist, a revolutionary. His cooking changed the history of Italian regional cuisine forever. For Marchesi, it’s all about love—for the ingredients, for the technique, for the experience, and yes, maybe for a little art, too.
    Italy, 2019, 90 minutes
    Director Maurizio Gigola

    Screening with short film:
    Hole
    USA, 2019, 6 minutes, Director Jeremy Seifert

    Contact: michael@devourfest.com  |  1-888-311-9090.

  • CINEMA
    Artifishal w/The Youngest Captain
    Saturday October 26, 5:15p
    Presented by Devour! The Food Film Fest
    Studio-Z
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $15 + hst
    $12 + hst (Student/Seniors)

    Tickets: In Advance at Ticketpro outlets or online. Between Oct 22-27, 2019 at the Devour Box Office located at Devour! HQ 360 Main St., Wolfville

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    Man has had a profound and damaging effect on the wild fish population, driving it closer to extinction. This film is about what it means to be human: capable of such soaring achievements of ingenuity and, at the same time, such aggressive and lethal idiocy.
    USA/Canada/Norway/Wales, 2019, 83 minutes
    Director Josh Murphy

    Screening with The Youngest Captain
    For Captain Sean Dwyer, the youngest captain in the region, the sea and fishing are all he knows. So he’d better be good at it.
    Canada, 2019, 5 minutes
    Director David Bolen

    Contact: michael@devourfest.com  |  1-888-311-9090.

  • CINEMA
    Maxima w/ Kahawa
    Saturday October 26, 8:00p
    Presented by Devour! The Food Film Fest
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $15 + hst
    $12 + hst (Student/Seniors)

    Tickets: In Advance at Ticketpro outlets or online. Between Oct 22-27, 2019 at the Devour Box Office located at Devour! HQ 360 Main St., Wolfville

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    Undeterred by corporate intimidation, subsistence farmer Maxima knows what’s at stake. This landmark film portrays one woman’s courageous journey to stand against the destruction of resources that hold far more value than gold. Her strength earned her the world’s most prestigious environmental award: the Goldman Environmental Prize.
    USA, 2018, 88 minutes
    Director Claudia Sparrow

    Screening with the short film Kahawa:
    Nova Scotia filmmaker Janet Hawkwood melds the creation of coffee to a rhythm and a beat.
    Canada, 2019, 2 minutes
    Director Janet Hawkwood

    Contact: michael@devourfest.com  |  1-888-311-9090.

  • CINEMA
    Hang Time w/Sweater
    Saturday October 26, 8:15p
    Presented by Devour! The Food Film Fest
    Studio-Z
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $15 + hst
    $12 + hst (Student/Seniors)

    Tickets: In Advance at Ticketpro outlets or online. Between Oct 22-27, 2019 at the Devour Box Office located at Devour! HQ 360 Main St., Wolfville

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    A wine movie for millennials! Three 20-something friends get some much-needed hang time when a cancelled wedding reunites them for a long weekend together at a beautiful vineyard. But it’s not all fun, sun, and drinking games. There are bigger issues bubbling beneath the banter. A poignant look at modern masculinity and complex relationships.
    New Zealand, 2018, 83 minutes
    Director Casey Zilbert

    Screening with Sweater
    Success in dating is all about THE sweater…and a raucous choreographed dance routine.
    USA, 2019, 5 minutes
    Director Nick Borenstein

    Contact: michael@devourfest.com  |  1-888-311-9090.

  • CINEMA
    Ghost Fleet w/Hybrids
    Sunday October 27, 2:00p
    Presented by Devour! The Food Film Fest
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $15 + hst
    $12 + hst (Student/Seniors)

    Tickets: In Advance at Ticketpro outlets or online. Between Oct 22-27, 2019 at the Devour Box Office located at Devour! HQ 360 Main St., Wolfville

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    Ghost Fleet is a haunting documentary that uncovers the vast injustice of slavery in the Thai fishing industry through thrilling escape stories. Thailand supplies a large portion of the world’s seafood, but Thailand’s giant fishing fleet is chronically short tens of thousands of fishermen per year.
    USA, 2018, 90 minutes
    Directors Shannon Service & Jeffrey Waldron

    Screening with the short film Hybrids:
    What’s under the sea is beyond your wildest dreams. Mother Nature personified in this brilliant animated short.
    France, 2018, 6 minutes
    Directors Florian Brauch, Matthieu Pujol, Kim Tailhades, Yohan Thireau & Romain Thirion

    Contact: michael@devourfest.com  |  1-888-311-9090.

  • CINEMA
    The Cake General w/Creamed Lobster Nova Scotia-Style
    Sunday October 27, 2:15p
    Presented by Devour! The Food Film Fest
    Studio-Z
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $15 + hst
    $12 + hst (Student/Seniors)

    Tickets: In Advance at Ticketpro outlets or online. Between Oct 22-27, 2019 at the Devour Box Office located at Devour! HQ 360 Main St., Wolfville

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    Based on a true story, The Cake General is an outrageous, unconventional comedy set in the eighties about an eccentric resident of “the most boring town in Sweden” who decides to put his sleepy hamlet on the map by assembling the world’s longest layer cake.
    Sweden, 2018, 101 minutes
    Directors Filip Hammar & Fredrik Wikingsson

    Creamed Lobster Nova Scotia-Style
    Nova Scotia cook and food blogger Laura Muise brings lobster from the sea to the plate with her version of a signature dish, creamed lobster over toast.
    Canada, 2019, 4 minutes
    Director Laura Muise

    Contact: michael@devourfest.com  |  1-888-311-9090.

  • CINEMA
    Honeyland w/Flour, Water, and Salt
    Sunday October 27, 5:00p
    Presented by Devour! The Food Film Fest
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $15 + hst
    $12 + hst (Student/Seniors)

    Tickets: In Advance at Ticketpro outlets or online. Between Oct 22-27, 2019 at the Devour Box Office located at Devour! HQ 360 Main St., Wolfville

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    This powerful documentary follows Hatidze Muratova, a Balkan woman utilizing ancient beekeeping traditions to cultivate honey in the mountains of Macedonia. When a neighbouring family tries to do the same, it becomes a source of tension as they disregard her wisdom and advice.
    Macedonia, 2018, 85 minutes
    Directors Ljubomir Stefanov & Tamara Kotevska

    Screening with the short film Flour, Water, Salt:
    Birdie’s Bread Co. in Nova Scotia makes amazing bread traditionally.
    Canada, 2019, 3 minutes
    Director Brad Sayeau

    Contact: michael@devourfest.com  |  1-888-311-9090.

  • CINEMA
    T for Taj Mahal w/Thank You Seagulls
    Sunday October 27, 5:15p
    Presented by Devour! The Food Film Fest
    Studio-Z
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $15 + hst
    $12 + hst (Student/Seniors)

    Tickets: In Advance at Ticketpro outlets or online. Between Oct 22-27, 2019 at the Devour Box Office located at Devour! HQ 360 Main St., Wolfville

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    In this inspirational charmer, an illiterate villager runs a roadside eatery near the Taj Mahal. He fears that another generation of the villagers will also grow up without an education. He hatches a unique social enterprise idea of offering tourists who eat his food the option of paying their bill, or teaching the local youngsters.
    India, 2018, 104 minutes
    Director Kireet Khurana
    Distributor Climb Media

    Screening with the short film Thank You Seagulls .
    An exploration of a First Nation community tradition of harvesting seagull eggs.
    Canada, 2017, 5 minutes
    Director Austin Delaronde & Jolene Chartrand

    Contact: michael@devourfest.com  |  1-888-311-9090.

  • CINEMA
    The Biggest Little Farm w/Distance- Short Stories About Food
    Sunday October 27, 8:00p
    Presented by Devour! The Food Film Fest
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $15 + hst
    $12 + hst (Student/Seniors)

    Tickets: In Advance at Ticketpro outlets or online. Between Oct 22-27, 2019 at the Devour Box Office located at Devour! HQ 360 Main St., Wolfville

    Buy Tickets Online

    Devour! The Food Film Fest Closing Gala.
    The Biggest Little Farm chronicles the eight-year quest of John and Molly Chester as they trade city living for 200 acres of barren farmland and a dream to harvest in harmony with nature. Through dogged perseverance and embracing the opportunity provided by nature’s conflicts, the Chesters unlock and uncover a biodiverse design for living that exists far beyond their farm, its seasons, and our wildest imagination.
    USA, 2018, 91 minutes
    Director John Chester

    Screening with the short film Distance-Short Stories About Food:
    This short film contemplates family ties and homesickness through a delectable visual homage to Italian cuisine.
    Canada, 2019, 14 minutes
    Director Luigi Capasso

    Contact: michael@devourfest.com  |  1-888-311-9090.

  • CINEMA
    Maiden
    Wednesday October 30, 7:00p–8:37p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $10

    Exhilarating, suspenseful and emotionally charged, this documentary from director Alex Holmes chronicles Tracy Edwards’ 1989–90 precedent-setting sea voyage around the world with an all-female crew.

    The Whitbread Round the World Race (rechristened the Volvo Ocean Race in 2001) was considered an exclusively masculine endeavour when Edwards came along and, in the face of much sexist condescension, proved that skill, perseverance and courage at sea know no gender.

    Maiden traces Edwards’ formative expe­riences: the idyllic childhood that came to a devastating halt with her father’s death and the adolescent rebelliousness that resulted in her expulsion from school. At 16, she ran away to Greece, where she had her first taste of the seafaring life, rapidly graduating from cook to deckhand to first mate. She was still in her mid-twenties when she became determined to participate in the Whitbread with a crew of talented women from around the world.

    With its fundraising challenges and heated rivalries, the journey to prepare the Maiden was already complicated. But it was just the beginning of an epic adventure.

    Holmes crafts a captivating braid of archi­val materials and new interviews in which Edwards and her crew members—all of them rousing storytellers—collectively narrate their experience. It is a classic tale of people contending with the elements; though, in this case, some of those elements are other people. In a televised interview filmed before the Maiden set out, Edwards explains that she does not consider herself a feminist. She simply wants to be able to pursue her passion… and prove the all-male sailing establishment wrong.

    "Maiden is simply magnificent storytelling and a must-see for all ages and genders." (Lindsey Bahr, The Associated Press)

    "What we have from director Alex Holmes (...) is a documentary with all the nervous-making energy of a first-rate drama; a cast of sailors who are both endearing and intelligent; and a delicately wrought suspense story." (John Anderson, Wall Street Journal)

    "A heck of a story splendidly told, Maiden succeeds by combining the athleticism of Free Solo withe the enriching, across-the-board emotional appeal of RBG." (Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times)

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

  • THEATRE
    Small Island by Andrea Levy
    Friday November 1, 7:00p–10:15p
    Presented by Just Us! Coffee Roasters Co-op
    ▶ Show Details

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

    Andrea Levy’s Orange Prize-winning novel SMALL ISLAND comes to life in an epic new theatre adaptation.

    The play follows three intricately connected stories. Hortense yearns for a new life away from rural Jamaica, Gilbert dreams of becoming a lawyer, and Queenie longs to escape her Lincolnshire roots. Hope and humanity meet stubborn reality as the play traces the tangled history of Jamaica and the UK.

    Contact: ntlive@justuscoffee.com

  • CINEMA
    Luce
    Sunday November 3, 4:00p–5:49p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $10

    "On the surface, Luce is a study of race and privilege in contemporary America. But it’s more broadly and more subtly about family relationships and the psychological deals we make with others and ourselves. Based on the 2013 play by J.C. Lee (who also did the screen adaptation) and directed by Julius Onah, it is a sometimes stage-like but effective dive into questions of trust and the nature of social responsibility.

    Luce (outstandingly played by Kelvin Harrison Jr.), is a superstar in his school. Handsome, articulate, high achieving and popular with almost everyone, Luce is the only child of Amy (Naomi Watts; The Glass Castle, Birdman) and Peter (Tim Roth, Selma), a successful and seemingly happy couple who have created a warm and nurturing stable upper middle class family. He’s black, they’re white. Amy and Peter adopted Luce from a war zone in Africa when he was about 7 years old. And the question of how that might have affected him hovers over the movie.

    Luce is a favourite of the principal, Mr. Towson. But one of the teachers isn’t so sure. Miss Wilson (Octavia Spencer; The Shape of Water, Fruitvale Station) is deeply suspicious of Luce. She calls Amy in for a private meeting and shows her an assignment he handed in that could indicate that he has a violent and anarchistic streak. And she’s secretly searched his locker and found evidence that might support her theory.

    When confronted by his mother, Luce says Miss Wilson treats each of her students like stereotypes and violates their privacy to make points about social issues that reflect her personal viewpoint.  And she’s especially hard on the black students, sometimes causing life altering problems.

    Amy and Peter love their son, but Miss Wilson makes a strong enough case and provides enough evidence to rattle their perception. Is he the solid citizen, kind, loving child they believe? With his damaging war experiences, is he a sociopath who’s playing them, someone capable of making everyone believe what he wants them to believe? Or is he, with his early success and promising future, the object of a campaign by a teacher with her own issues?

    Luce is a terrifically layered drama that aims high and deep, and achieves all of that." (Karen Gordon, Original-Cin)

    "It’s one of the most relevant films about today’s poisoned America and, as it stands, is destined to become one of the very best movies of the year." (Jordan Ruimy, The Playlist)

    "So much of Luce is about what's happening beneath the surface and between the lines. Everyone says they're searching for the truth—even as they lie and obfuscate and bend the facts to suit their particular agendas and world views." (Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times)

    "The film is sleek and shadowy, benefiting from the fact Onah chose to shoot on celluloid and driven by stellar performances across the board." (Peter Debruge, Variety)

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

  • CINEMA
    Luce
    Sunday November 3, 7:00p–8:49p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $10

    "On the surface, Luce is a study of race and privilege in contemporary America. But it’s more broadly and more subtly about family relationships and the psychological deals we make with others and ourselves. Based on the 2013 play by J.C. Lee (who also did the screen adaptation) and directed by Julius Onah, it is a sometimes stage-like but effective dive into questions of trust and the nature of social responsibility.

    Luce (outstandingly played by Kelvin Harrison Jr.), is a superstar in his school. Handsome, articulate, high achieving and popular with almost everyone, Luce is the only child of Amy (Naomi Watts; The Glass Castle, Birdman) and Peter (Tim Roth, Selma), a successful and seemingly happy couple who have created a warm and nurturing stable upper middle class family. He’s black, they’re white. Amy and Peter adopted Luce from a war zone in Africa when he was about 7 years old. And the question of how that might have affected him hovers over the movie.

    Luce is a favourite of the principal, Mr. Towson. But one of the teachers isn’t so sure. Miss Wilson (Octavia Spencer; The Shape of Water, Fruitvale Station) is deeply suspicious of Luce. She calls Amy in for a private meeting and shows her an assignment he handed in that could indicate that he has a violent and anarchistic streak. And she’s secretly searched his locker and found evidence that might support her theory.

    When confronted by his mother, Luce says Miss Wilson treats each of her students like stereotypes and violates their privacy to make points about social issues that reflect her personal viewpoint.  And she’s especially hard on the black students, sometimes causing life altering problems.

    Amy and Peter love their son, but Miss Wilson makes a strong enough case and provides enough evidence to rattle their perception. Is he the solid citizen, kind, loving child they believe? With his damaging war experiences, is he a sociopath who’s playing them, someone capable of making everyone believe what he wants them to believe? Or is he, with his early success and promising future, the object of a campaign by a teacher with her own issues?

    Luce is a terrifically layered drama that aims high and deep, and achieves all of that." (Karen Gordon, Original-Cin)

    "It’s one of the most relevant films about today’s poisoned America and, as it stands, is destined to become one of the very best movies of the year." (Jordan Ruimy, The Playlist)

    "So much of Luce is about what's happening beneath the surface and between the lines. Everyone says they're searching for the truth—even as they lie and obfuscate and bend the facts to suit their particular agendas and world views." (Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times)

    "The film is sleek and shadowy, benefiting from the fact Onah chose to shoot on celluloid and driven by stellar performances across the board." (Peter Debruge, Variety)

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

  • THEATRE
    August: Osage County
    Wednesday November 6, 7:00p–10:30p
    Presented by Wolfville Theatre Collective
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: preview performance - pay what you can

    There is surely no other country that sentimentalizes the idea of family so fervently as America, and nowhere that's bred so many playwrights to prove the romantics wrong. In AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY the disappearance of Beverly Weston brings his 3 daughters scurrying back to the family home in Oklahoma. Playwright Tracy Letts piles on both the agonies and the laughs. There's always another revelation as the mood changes from farce to tragedy and back again.

  • THEATRE
    August: Osage County
    Thursday November 7, 7:00p–10:30p
    Presented by Wolfville Theatre Collective
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $15

    Tickets: Tickets at: REALM BOUTIQUE, 12A Elm Ave., Wolfville and at the door.

    There is surely no other country that sentimentalizes the idea of family so fervently as America, and nowhere that's bred so many playwrights to prove the romantics wrong. In AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY the disappearance of Beverly Weston brings his 3 daughters scurrying back to the family home in Oklahoma. Playwright Tracy Letts piles on both the agonies and the laughs. There's always another revelation as the mood changes from farce to tragedy and back again.

  • THEATRE
    August: Osage County
    Friday November 8, 7:00p–10:30p
    Presented by Wolfville Theatre Collective
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $15.00

    Tickets: Tickets at: REALM BOUTIQUE, 12A Elm Ave., Wolfville and at the door.

    There is surely no other country that sentimentalizes the idea of family so fervently as America, and nowhere that's bred so many playwrights to prove the romantics wrong. In AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY the disappearance of Beverly Weston brings his 3 daughters scurrying back to the family home in Oklahoma. Playwright Tracy Letts piles on both the agonies and the laughs. There's always another revelation as the mood changes from farce to tragedy and back again.

  • THEATRE
    August: Osage County
    Saturday November 9, 2:00p–5:30p
    Presented by Wolfville Theatre Collective
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $15.00

    Tickets: Tickets at: REALM BOUTIQUE, 12A Elm Ave., Wolfville and at the door.

    There is surely no other country that sentimentalizes the idea of family so fervently as America, and nowhere that's bred so many playwrights to prove the romantics wrong. In AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY the disappearance of Beverly Weston brings his 3 daughters scurrying back to the family home in Oklahoma. Playwright Tracy Letts piles on both the agonies and the laughs. There's always another revelation as the mood changes from farce to tragedy and back again.

  • THEATRE
    August: Osage County
    Saturday November 9, 7:00p–10:30p
    Presented by Wolfville Theatre Collective
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $15.00

    Tickets: Tickets at: REALM BOUTIQUE, 12A Elm Ave., Wolfville and at the door.

    There is surely no other country that sentimentalizes the idea of family so fervently as America, and nowhere that's bred so many playwrights to prove the romantics wrong. In AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY the disappearance of Beverly Weston brings his 3 daughters scurrying back to the family home in Oklahoma. Playwright Tracy Letts piles on both the agonies and the laughs. There's always another revelation as the mood changes from farce to tragedy and back again.

  • CINEMA
    Photograph
    Sunday November 10, 4:00p–5:50p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $10

    Ritesh Batra (The Sense of an Ending, The Lunchbox) returns with another nuanced love story about the hopes, dreams and identities of ordinary people. With gentle poignancy, Batra explores moments of both isolation and connection amidst the otherwise chaotic urban landscape of Mumbai.

    An unlikely couple who come from differ­ent walks of life meet in a busy public square. Miloni (Sanya Malhotra) is a shy young woman studying to become an accoun­tant. Rafi (Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Lion, The Lunchbox) is an older, reclusive street pho­tographer, who makes ends meet by taking portraits of tourists at city landmarks. One day Rafi takes Miloni’s portrait and it leaves an indelible imprint on them both.

    A short time later, when Rafi's elderly grandmother—who has always hoped Rafi would start a family—comes to town, Rafi tracks down Miloni and convinces her to pretend to be his fiancée in order to make his grandmother happy. Soon enough, their feigned love story begins to stir real emotions, but it is difficult for the potential couple to ignore some of the stark differences between their two worlds.

    Photograph is an insightful meditation on loneliness and the ache for connection. It is also a gratifying stroll through the streets of Mumbai that celebrates the small pleasures in life, from sampling an endless array of street food to spending summer nights at the cinema.

    "If the story is familiar, the storytelling can be immersive—Batra shades in the leads and their worlds with a human specificity that makes Photograph compelling in a slice-of-life way." (Aisha Harris, The New York Times)

    "A lovely, charming and gently transporting journey." (Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times)

    "Throughout Photograph, Batra shows a sensitive touch and a patient eye for the subtle rhythms of human connection." (Jordan Raup, The Film Stage)

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

  • CINEMA
    Photograph
    Sunday November 10, 7:00p–8:50p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $10

    Ritesh Batra (The Sense of an Ending, The Lunchbox) returns with another nuanced love story about the hopes, dreams and identities of ordinary people. With gentle poignancy, Batra explores moments of both isolation and connection amidst the otherwise chaotic urban landscape of Mumbai.

    An unlikely couple who come from differ­ent walks of life meet in a busy public square. Miloni (Sanya Malhotra) is a shy young woman studying to become an accoun­tant. Rafi (Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Lion, The Lunchbox) is an older, reclusive street pho­tographer, who makes ends meet by taking portraits of tourists at city landmarks. One day Rafi takes Miloni’s portrait and it leaves an indelible imprint on them both.

    A short time later, when Rafi's elderly grandmother—who has always hoped Rafi would start a family—comes to town, Rafi tracks down Miloni and convinces her to pretend to be his fiancée in order to make his grandmother happy. Soon enough, their feigned love story begins to stir real emotions, but it is difficult for the potential couple to ignore some of the stark differences between their two worlds.

    Photograph is an insightful meditation on loneliness and the ache for connection. It is also a gratifying stroll through the streets of Mumbai that celebrates the small pleasures in life, from sampling an endless array of street food to spending summer nights at the cinema.

    "If the story is familiar, the storytelling can be immersive—Batra shades in the leads and their worlds with a human specificity that makes Photograph compelling in a slice-of-life way." (Aisha Harris, The New York Times)

    "A lovely, charming and gently transporting journey." (Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times)

    "Throughout Photograph, Batra shows a sensitive touch and a patient eye for the subtle rhythms of human connection." (Jordan Raup, The Film Stage)

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

  • CINEMA
    Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles
    Wednesday November 13, 7:00p–8:32p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $10

    "Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles is the first in-depth documentary film that chronicles the life and themes of this iconic offering of American culture. The goal of our documentary is to understand why the story of Tevye the milkman is reborn again and again as beloved entertainment and cultural touchstone the world over.

    Opening in 1964, Fiddler on the Roof held the record for the longest running musical for almost 10 years, won nine Tony Awards, and spawned five Broadway revivals. The show is still performed more than any other show, from middle schools in inner cities to high schools in rural America, around the world from grand state theaters in Japan and Vienna to Johannesburg and Mexico City.

    And yet, on the face of it, Fiddler on The Roof is an unlikely work to have captured the imagination of so many people. It was the first major musical on the American stage to feature not one American character, and it tells of the trials and tribulations of a venerated Jewish milkman named Tevye, trying to eke out a living in a small Jewish shtetl in the Pale of Settlement in Czarist Russia.

    The show appeared on the cultural landscape at a time when America was still mourning for JFK, when the Vietnam War was beginning to haunt the American psyche, and America and the rest of the world were on the verge of a massive counter-cultural revolution. Amidst all of this change, a new type of music—rock and roll—was gathering steam. And yet Fiddler on the Roof opened to massive audiences, with tickets as hard to obtain as Hamilton tickets are today. And it has remained beloved and relevant to this day. Why? How did this come to be?" (Directors Statement)

    Director Max Lewkowicz's Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles tries to answer these questions. His documentary explores a variety of international productions of the show and features archival footage of original director-choreographer Jerome Robbins and star Zero Mostel. It also includes interviews with Harold Prince, Jerry Bock, Chaim Topol, Harvey Fierstein, Fran Lebowitz, Calvin Trillin, Nathan Englander, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Joel Grey and more as they look at why the story of Tevye the milkman and his family resonates with audiences past and present.

    "An exhaustive, emotional testament to the musical's staying power as popular entertainment and its extraordinary thematic reach." (David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter)

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

  • OTHER
    One Last Talk Wolfville
    Thursday November 14, 6:30p–9:30p
    Presented by Steven Lockhart
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    Hear real stories behind the success and hardships of the world’s most courageous people. The raw, uncensored truth about what mattered in their story to help shape their epic journey.
    One Last Talk is a global organization with locally hosted speaking events.

    What is it?
    A previous attendee described One Last Talk as "if you were to mix the best of TED Talks with the brave vulnerability of Brené Brown"!* This event is unlike any other event in the world, where people stand on the stage and share their One Last Talk. Yes, you heard right, like it's their One Last Talk before they leave this planet.
    We all have stories that shape who we are as individuals. These stories determine how we grow, how we learn, how we define our WHY and how it unfolds in the world.
    * This event is not affiliated with Ted Talks or Brené Brown.


    What will you get from this event?
    Join us and listen as brave community members leave their legacy and you might just discover your own legacy through their stories.
    You may laugh, you may cry and you may even find some “a-ha” moments. The bottom line – YOU will have a deeper understanding of your own truth, and how it can guide you moving forward.


    Who are the Speakers?
    Speakers are community members with incredible stories who have often never dreamed of speaking publicly.


    How does it Work?
    Four different speakers will have 15 minutes to share their personal, final message to leave to the world. Uncover insights to incorporate into your own life and get to know the real people behind their stories.
    To Discover More about this event: Watch Here
    * This event is not affiliated with Ted Talks or Brené Brown.

    Contact: stevenalockhart@gmail.com  |  9023000770

  • MUSIC
    A Tribute to CCR
    Saturday November 16, 2:00p–4:00p
    Presented by Kory Bayer Audio & The Rolled Oat
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    Cost: $20

    Enjoy an afternoon with the music of Creedence Clearwater Revival featuring 10 fantastic performers and a great band.

    Starring: Kim Matheson, Heather Kelday, Sarah McInnis, Sarah Pound, Jade Johnson, Christiane Té, Jill Boudreau, Melissa Vidito, Paula Rockwell, The Dearlies, Caleb Miles, Chris Robison, Adam Bazinet, Kory Bayer

    Contact: kory.bayer@gmail.com  |  (902) 698-9479

  • MUSIC
    A Tribute to CCR
    Saturday November 16, 8:00p–10:00p
    Presented by Kory Bayer Audio & The Rolled Oat
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    Cost: $20

    Enjoy an evening with the music of Creedence Clearwater Revival featuring 10 fantastic performers and a great band.

    Starring: Kim Matheson, Heather Kelday, Sarah McInnis, Sarah Pound, Jade Johnson, Christiane Té, Jill Boudreau, Melissa Vidito, Paula Rockwell, The Dearlies, Caleb Miles, Chris Robison, Adam Bazinet, Kory Bayer

    Contact: kory.bayer@gmail.com  |  (902) 698-9479

  • CINEMA
    Where’d You Go, Bernadette
    Sunday November 17, 4:00p–5:52p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
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    Cost: $10

    Critically acclaimed filmmaker Richard Linklater (Boyhood, Before Midnight) has recruited an impressive cast including Cate Blanchett, Judy Greer, Laurence Fishburne and Kristen Wiig for his adaptation of Maria Semple's beloved novel Where’d You Go, Bernadette?

    Despite suffering from agoraphobia, gifted architect Bernadette Fox (Blanchett; Carol, Blue Jasmine) seems to have it all—a large, beautiful home in Seattle, a loving husband (Billy Crudup; 20th Century Women, Spotlight) and a brilliant teenage daughter, Bee (Emma Nelson).

    After she gets a perfect report card, Bee is told she can have anything she wants, and she chooses a holiday to Antarctica. But before the family can depart, Bernadette suddenly disappears. Her concerned family sets off on a quest to solve the mystery of where she might have gone.

    Based on the runaway bestseller, and co-scripted by Richard Linklater, Where'd You Go, Bernadette is an inspiring tale of a loving mom who yearns to reconnect with her creative passions after years of sacrificing herself for her family. Bernadette's leap of faith takes her on an epic voyage that jump-starts her life and leads to her triumphant rediscovery.

    "Where'd You Go, Bernadette has to be seen, and demands to be believed, because of Cate Blanchett." (Anthony Lane, New Yorker)

    "Richard Linklater's adaptation of Maria Semple's novel is a critical (if characteristically humane) assessment of American society in spiritual crisis." (Ben Sachs, Chicago Reader)

    "One imagines how over-the-top zany this could have been made, had the adaptation been overtly faithful, yet Linklater is able to extract the heart of the story while injecting some of his own characteristic themes." (Jordan Raup, The Film Stage)

    "The aspect of the book Linklater has chosen to focus on, and the one he infuses with playfulness and warmth, is the complex bond between a flawed but loving mother and her devoted if perhaps too-responsible child." (Dana Stevens, Slate)

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

  • CINEMA
    Where’d You Go, Bernadette
    Sunday November 17, 7:00p–8:52p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $10

    Critically acclaimed filmmaker Richard Linklater (Boyhood, Before Midnight) has recruited an impressive cast including Cate Blanchett, Judy Greer, Laurence Fishburne and Kristen Wiig for his adaptation of Maria Semple's beloved novel Where’d You Go, Bernadette?

    Despite suffering from agoraphobia, gifted architect Bernadette Fox (Blanchett; Carol, Blue Jasmine) seems to have it all—a large, beautiful home in Seattle, a loving husband (Billy Crudup; 20th Century Women, Spotlight) and a brilliant teenage daughter, Bee (Emma Nelson).

    After she gets a perfect report card, Bee is told she can have anything she wants, and she chooses a holiday to Antarctica. But before the family can depart, Bernadette suddenly disappears. Her concerned family sets off on a quest to solve the mystery of where she might have gone.

    Based on the runaway bestseller, and co-scripted by Richard Linklater, Where'd You Go, Bernadette is an inspiring tale of a loving mom who yearns to reconnect with her creative passions after years of sacrificing herself for her family. Bernadette's leap of faith takes her on an epic voyage that jump-starts her life and leads to her triumphant rediscovery.

    "Where'd You Go, Bernadette has to be seen, and demands to be believed, because of Cate Blanchett." (Anthony Lane, New Yorker)

    "Richard Linklater's adaptation of Maria Semple's novel is a critical (if characteristically humane) assessment of American society in spiritual crisis." (Ben Sachs, Chicago Reader)

    "One imagines how over-the-top zany this could have been made, had the adaptation been overtly faithful, yet Linklater is able to extract the heart of the story while injecting some of his own characteristic themes." (Jordan Raup, The Film Stage)

    "The aspect of the book Linklater has chosen to focus on, and the one he infuses with playfulness and warmth, is the complex bond between a flawed but loving mother and her devoted if perhaps too-responsible child." (Dana Stevens, Slate)

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

  • CINEMA
    The Last Black Man in San Francisco
    Wednesday November 20, 7:00p–9:00p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
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    Cost: $10

    Director Joe Talbot’s debut feature is an ode to the city of San Francisco, rooted in the real-life experiences of his childhood best friend, Jimmie Fails. Though Fails is a non-actor, no one else could give a more genuine and heart­felt performance than he could—so Talbot cast him in the lead role.

    The Last Black Man in San Francisco tells a story of the city through the eyes of a fiction­alized version of Jimmie, who is obsessed by the idea of reclaiming the Victorian house in Fillmore that his grandfather built. This house is where he grew up and was the last real home he had before his family broke apart.

    Jimmie spends most of his time hanging out with his best friend, aspiring playwright Montgomery (Jonathan Majors), haunting the neighbour­hoods they knew as children and watching old black-and-white movies at the small house they share with Montgomery’s nearly-blind grandfather (Danny Glover, The Old Man and the Gun).

    Jimmie also visits and fixes up the house his grandfather built to keep it from falling into disrepair, much to the annoyance of its current owners. Unexpectedly, the house is one day left empty and an estate dispute ensues. Jimmie and Montgomery seize the opportunity to move in and live out a make-believe home life—but their dream cannot last forever.

    This is a story about transformation, friendship, resilience and what it means to belong to a community. And though the film is not directly about gentrification, that is so much a part of the day-to-day reality of San Franciscans that the force of it cannot be ignored.

    "It's not a movie for admiring in freeze frame; it's the kind you fall into with your whole heart and emerge from feeling, for two hours at least, what it is to fully be transported by the magic of film." (Leah Greenblatt, Entertainment Weekly)

    "Jimmie's story is a slow ballad, a tragic ode, a dirty limerick, a wistful lament and a heartbreaking elegy. It's a tribute to the notion of home that we all carry. This is one of the year's best films." (Odie Henderson, RogerEbert.com)

    "Aside from exploring the housing crisis benefiting developers and startups, Last Black Man hones in on male friendship from the standpoint of two yound guys whose fraternal bond surpasses any need for the posturing associated with toxic masculinity." (Carlos Aguilar, TheWrap)

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

  • CINEMA
    Official Secrets
    Sunday November 24, 4:00p–5:52p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
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    Cost: $10

    Official Secrets recalls the prosecution of real-life whistle-blower Katharine Gun (Keira Knightley, Colette, The Imitation Game, Anna Karenina), a story that might otherwise be a footnote in the campaign that led to the March 2003 invasion of Iraq by British and American troops. The film offers a behind-the-scenes account of events from the perspectives of Gun and the journalists and lawyers that warn of the peril­ous state of democracy at times of war.

    Gun was a young translator at the United Kingdom’s Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ). George W. Bush, President of the United States, and Tony Blair, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, were doing everything in their power to secure a United Nations resolution to sanction war. As part of that effort, the United States’ National Security Agency sent a memo to GCHQ with an order to gather information on diplomats from certain nations so they could fix the UN vote and protect themselves from being charged with any unlawful acts.

    Gun is reluctant to follow the order, know­ing that the case for war has yet to be proven. Weighed down by her conscience, she risks everything and leaks the memo in the hopes of stopping the war—but no one can stand in its way.

    Did Gun break the law? Did she violate the UK’s Official Secrets Act? Is she a traitor? These are the motivating questions from here on out. Directed by Gavin Hood (Eye in the Sky, Tsotsi) and stacked with a who’s who of British acting heavyweights, Official Secrets is an examination of the meaning, value and act of loyalty.

    "A sturdy, entertaining political thriller that pushes all the right buttons and triggers all the right out­raged reactions." (Tim Grierson, Screen International)

    "Hood, his co-screenwriters Sara and Gregory Bernstein and a seasoned ensemble of Brit stage and screen pros deliver a straightforward, solidly old-fashioned slice of real-life espionage, journalistic and legal intrigue that gets the job done in engrossing, clear-eyed fashion." (David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter)

    "The film relies on its lead star and Knightley is more than equipped for the task of carrying it on her shoulders." (Benjamin Lee, The Guardian)

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

  • CINEMA
    Official Secrets
    Sunday November 24, 7:00p–8:52p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $10

    Official Secrets recalls the prosecution of real-life whistle-blower Katharine Gun (Keira Knightley, Colette, The Imitation Game, Anna Karenina), a story that might otherwise be a footnote in the campaign that led to the March 2003 invasion of Iraq by British and American troops. The film offers a behind-the-scenes account of events from the perspectives of Gun and the journalists and lawyers that warn of the peril­ous state of democracy at times of war.

    Gun was a young translator at the United Kingdom’s Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ). George W. Bush, President of the United States, and Tony Blair, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, were doing everything in their power to secure a United Nations resolution to sanction war. As part of that effort, the United States’ National Security Agency sent a memo to GCHQ with an order to gather information on diplomats from certain nations so they could fix the UN vote and protect themselves from being charged with any unlawful acts.

    Gun is reluctant to follow the order, know­ing that the case for war has yet to be proven. Weighed down by her conscience, she risks everything and leaks the memo in the hopes of stopping the war—but no one can stand in its way.

    Did Gun break the law? Did she violate the UK’s Official Secrets Act? Is she a traitor? These are the motivating questions from here on out. Directed by Gavin Hood (Eye in the Sky, Tsotsi) and stacked with a who’s who of British acting heavyweights, Official Secrets is an examination of the meaning, value and act of loyalty.

    "A sturdy, entertaining political thriller that pushes all the right buttons and triggers all the right out­raged reactions." (Tim Grierson, Screen International)

    "Hood, his co-screenwriters Sara and Gregory Bernstein and a seasoned ensemble of Brit stage and screen pros deliver a straightforward, solidly old-fashioned slice of real-life espionage, journalistic and legal intrigue that gets the job done in engrossing, clear-eyed fashion." (David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter)

    "The film relies on its lead star and Knightley is more than equipped for the task of carrying it on her shoulders." (Benjamin Lee, The Guardian)

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

  • THEATRE
    The Lehman Trilogy
    Friday November 29, 7:00p–10:20p
    Presented by Just Us! Coffee Roasters Co-op
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    Cost: $15 - tickets available at the door from 6pm.

    On a cold September morning in 1844 a young man from Bavaria stands on a New York dockside. Dreaming of a new life in the new world, he is joined by his two brothers and an American epic begins.
    163 years later, the firm they establish – Lehman Brothers – spectacularly collapses into bankruptcy, and triggers the largest financial crisis in history.

    Contact: ntlive@justuscoffee.com