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September 16 - 22

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  • Friday
  • Saturday
  • MUSIC

    Fem Fest: Freedom Then and Now

  • MUSIC

    Fem Fest: Freedom Then and Now

September 23 - 29

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

ALL UPCOMING EVENTS

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

    Cost: $10

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Cost: $10

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Cost: $10

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Cost: $10

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Cost: $10

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Cost: Donation

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

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

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

    Cost: $10

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Cost: $10 per person.

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

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

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

    Contact: cball66@gmail.com

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

    Cost: $10 per person.

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

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

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

    Contact: cball66@gmail.com

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

    Cost: $10

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Cost: $20.60

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

    Buy Tickets Online

    PONDERCAST
    Announces Live Tapings in Nova Scotia

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

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

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

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

  • THEATRE
    Broken Leg Theatre - Making History
    Saturday October 13, 7:00p–9:00p
    Presented by Donna Holmes
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $10

    Tickets: At the Door or by contacting Donna at donnaholmes712@gmail.com

    A week after Thanksgiving while the Fall colours are still bright, come enjoy our amazing local artists performing comedy sketches, jazz dance routines, monologues, musical theatre acts, ghost stories, and more!!!

    Broken Leg Theatre is a variety show that often features The Dead Sheep Scrolls, DanceConXion, the Ukulele Ladies, Valley Ghost Walks, and so many other incredible performance artists, three times a year. Every show is simply amazing!! Don't miss it!

    If you'd like to be involved in Broken Leg theatre (on the stage or behind the scenes), or if you would like to reserve a ticket, please contact Donna Holmes at donnaholmes712@gmail.com or check out our Facebook page at https://facebook.com/brokenlegtheatre. :O)

    Contact: donnaholmes712@gmail.com

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

    Cost: $10

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Cost: Free

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

    Contact: kevin@wehaveaface.org  |  9023009613

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

    Cost: $10

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • CINEMA
    Fahrenheit 11/9
    Wednesday October 17, 7:00p–9:00p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $10

    In July 2016, Palme d'Or and Oscar-winning documentarian Michael Moore was treated like a crackpot doomsayer for writing the essay 5 Reasons Why Trump Will Win. His prediction was the opposite of most pollsters and pundits but it came true in the wee hours of November 9, 2016 when the Electoral College votes were tallied.

    Now Moore brings his sharp satire to analyze the legacy of 11/9 and to raise questions about what lies ahead. Trump is a master distractor with his incendiary tweets, staff firings, and outright lies. But within the chaos, his administration has delivered on a right-wing agenda with tax cuts for the wealthy, environmental deregulation, court appointments and treaty withdrawals that will be felt long into the future.

    In Moore's three decades of filmmaking, he has often voiced progressive ideas that sound radical at first but eventually become mainstream. His most famous work, Fahrenheit 9/11—named for another infamous date—decried the US's war in Iraq long before it became widely derided. A similar dynamic runs through Roger & Me on America's loss of industry, Bowling for Columbine on gun control, and Sicko on health care.

    Moore likes to subvert expectations, so we will refrain from disclosing too many details of Fahrenheit 11/9. Let's just say there are aspects that feel very timely in the lead-up to the US Congressional elections. But overall, this is an evergreen film that applies historical lessons from both progressive and repressive movements. It speaks strongly to a younger generation in the hope that they might fix what the previous generation has royally fucked up.

    "This film really is Moore's tour de force—a forceful, moving, and compelling call to action. A number of Michael Moore's films have made history. This time he's asking his audience to be the ones to do it." (Sophia A. McLennen, Salon)

    "An angry, provocative conversation starter designed to shake viewers loose of their political indifference and inspire them to take up the charge, the rousing picture deserves to sit at the table recognized as one of Moore's best work." (Victor Stiff, The Playlist)

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

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

    Cost: $15 at the door on October 19.

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

    Contact: kathy@justuscoffee.com

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

    Cost: $20

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

    Buy Tickets Online

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Contact: katrinasongs@outlook.com

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

    Cost: $10

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Cost: $10

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Cost: $5

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

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

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

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    Contact: lia@devourfest.com

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

    Cost: $5

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

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

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

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

    Contact: lia@devourfest.com

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

    Cost: $5

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

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

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

    The Superfood Chain w/Conad Compilation on Vimeo

    Contact: lia@devourfest.com

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

    Cost: $5

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

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

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

    Watch Video

    Contact: lia@devourfest.com

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

    Cost: $25

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

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

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

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

    Jiro Dreams of Sushi on YouTube

    Contact: lia@devourfest.com

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

    Cost: $15

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

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

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

    Ulam: Main Dish w/ A Rising Tide on YouTube

    Contact: lia@devourfest.com

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

    Cost: $15

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

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

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

    Our Blood is Wine w/ Lightfoot & Wolfville on YouTube

    Contact: lia@devourfest.com

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

    Cost: $15

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

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

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

    Constructing Albert w/ Style Points on YouTube

    Contact: lia@devourfest.com

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

    Cost: $15

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

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

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

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

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    Contact: lia@devourfest.com

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

    Cost: $15

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

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

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

    Soufra w/America: The Ice Cream Truck on Vimeo

    Contact: lia@devourfest.com

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

    Cost: $15

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

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

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

    The BBQ w/ The Foolish Side of Food on YouTube

    Contact: lia@devourfest.com

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

    Cost: $15

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

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

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

    A Fine Line w/Gefilte on YouTube

    Contact: lia@devourfest.com

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

    Cost: $15

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

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

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

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    Contact: lia@devourfest.com

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

    Cost: $15

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

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

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

    The Silver Branch w/The Birth of Bread on YouTube

    Contact: lia@devourfest.com

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

    Cost: $15

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

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

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

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

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

    Contact: lia@devourfest.com

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

    Cost: $15

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

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

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

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    Contact: lia@devourfest.com

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

    Cost: $15

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

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

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

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

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

    Contact: lia@devourfest.com

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

    Cost: $15

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

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

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

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

    Contact: lia@devourfest.com

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

    Cost: $15

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

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

    Contact: lia@devourfest.com

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

    Cost: $15

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

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

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

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

    Contact: lia@devourfest.com

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

    Cost: $15

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

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

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

    Once Again w/The Bite House on YouTube

    Contact: lia@devourfest.com

  • LECTURE
    A Conversation about Food w/Questlove & Book Signing with Host Ali Hassan
    Saturday October 27, 3:00p–4:45p
    Presented by Devour The Food Film Fest
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $25

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

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    Drummer, DJ, producer and 5-time GRAMMY Award-winning musician Questlove will join host Ali Hassan (CBC) for an intimate conversation about food issues, culinary creativity, and his infamous food salons.

    Questlove made his way into the culinary world with his signature “Love’s Drumstick.” Currently, he is hosting a series of Food Salons with world-renowned and innovative chefs at his Financial District apartment in the NY by Gehry building. Questlove has appeared as a Guest Judge on Top Chef Season 11, his interest in food and his own culinary endeavors have been featured on the cover of New York Magazine, in Food & Wine Magazine, Bon Appetit, and seen on The View, Watch What Happens Live, and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. He is a Celebrity Ambassador for Food Bank For New York City,is on the City Harvest Food Council, a board member of Edible Schoolyard, and the first Artist-in-Residence at the Made in NY Media Center.

    Contact: lia@devourfest.com

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

    Cost: $15

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

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

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

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    Contact: lia@devourfest.com

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

    Cost: $15

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

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

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

    Funke w/Proud to be Prairie on YouTube

    Contact: lia@devourfest.com

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

    Cost: $15

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

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

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

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

    Contact: lia@devourfest.com

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

    Cost: $15

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

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

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

    Secret Ingredient w/Thin Skinned on YouTube

    Contact: lia@devourfest.com

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

    Cost: $15

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

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

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

    Contact: lia@devourfest.com

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

    Cost: $15

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

    Buy Tickets Online

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

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

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

    Contact: lia@devourfest.com

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

    Cost: $15

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

    Buy Tickets Online

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

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

    Watch Video

    Contact: lia@devourfest.com

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

    Cost: $15

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

    Buy Tickets Online

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

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

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

    Contact: lia@devourfest.com

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

    Cost: $15

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

    Buy Tickets Online

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

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

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

    Contact: lia@devourfest.com

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

    Cost: $15 - available at the door

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

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

    Funny Girl on YouTube

    Contact: kathy@justuscoffee.com

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

    Cost: $10

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Cost: $10

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Cost: $10

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

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

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

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

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

    Cost: $10

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Cost: $10

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Cost: $15 at the door

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

    Contact: kathy@justuscoffee.com

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

    Cost: $10

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Cost: $10

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Cost: $10

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Cost: $10

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • CINEMA
    What They Had
    Sunday December 2, 4:00p–5:41p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $10

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • CINEMA
    What They Had
    Sunday December 2, 7:00p–8:41p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $10

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • CINEMA
    Maria by Callas
    Wednesday December 5, 7:00p–8:53p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $10

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Cost: $15 at the door

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

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

    Contact: kathy@justuscoffee.com