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April 5 - 11

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ALL UPCOMING EVENTS

  • CINEMA
    Military Wives
    Sunday April 19, 4:00p–5:52p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $10

    Life on a military base can be uneventful, especially for the wives who are left behind when their partners are called to duty. Kate (Kristin Scott Thomas; The Party, Suite Française, My Old Lady) is one of these women, bearing the stress and monotony with grace and forebearance. As the long-standing chair of the Social Committee, Kate has a hard time stepping away when newcomer Lisa (Sharon Horgan) is appointed in her place. The two women have very different definitions of social activities: Kate wants the group to continue with her busy calendar of book clubs and community work, while Lisa prefers to find any excuse for a glass of wine. When the idea of starting a choir is first broached, the women theoretically find common ground—even if they do not see eye to eye on the approach. Nonetheless, as the group begins to practice, they soon discover that the joy of singing is infectious and the first military wives choir is born.

    Discovering that they can rely on each other for more than beautiful harmonies, the members come together to confront the challenges of having a partner at war, to face the uncertainty of their fates and to acknowledge how much of their identity is wrapped up in their husbands.

    Inspired by the international phenomenon of military wives choirs, Peter Cattaneo (The Full Monty) crafts an emotive and poignant story about a group of women who realize that their partners in Afghanistan are not the only ones whose circumstances can lead to unbreakable bonds of camaraderie, belonging and deep friendship.

    "Eminently entertaining ... Sure, it shamelessly panders to our collective sense of duty to support the troops—and, of course, also support the families that support the troops... But gosh darn it, it's hard not to warm to a film that features an a cappella version of Yazoo's Only You, a near-derelict car that may or may not be called Shite Rider and Kristin Scott Thomas having a verbal catfight in a parking lot." (Leslie Felperin, The Hollywood Reporter)

    "The 'feel good' element is how the women deal with their own personal issue and accept each others' foibles to work together in harmony, reaping mutual support and deep friendship." (Diana Cheng, Ripple Effects)

    "Succeeds in striking a pleasant balance between the frankly inspiring and the refreshingly humble." (Elena Lazic, Cineuropa)

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

  • CINEMA
    Military Wives
    Sunday April 19, 7:00p–8:52p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $10

    Life on a military base can be uneventful, especially for the wives who are left behind when their partners are called to duty. Kate (Kristin Scott Thomas; The Party, Suite Française, My Old Lady) is one of these women, bearing the stress and monotony with grace and forebearance. As the long-standing chair of the Social Committee, Kate has a hard time stepping away when newcomer Lisa (Sharon Horgan) is appointed in her place. The two women have very different definitions of social activities: Kate wants the group to continue with her busy calendar of book clubs and community work, while Lisa prefers to find any excuse for a glass of wine. When the idea of starting a choir is first broached, the women theoretically find common ground—even if they do not see eye to eye on the approach. Nonetheless, as the group begins to practice, they soon discover that the joy of singing is infectious and the first military wives choir is born.

    Discovering that they can rely on each other for more than beautiful harmonies, the members come together to confront the challenges of having a partner at war, to face the uncertainty of their fates and to acknowledge how much of their identity is wrapped up in their husbands.

    Inspired by the international phenomenon of military wives choirs, Peter Cattaneo (The Full Monty) crafts an emotive and poignant story about a group of women who realize that their partners in Afghanistan are not the only ones whose circumstances can lead to unbreakable bonds of camaraderie, belonging and deep friendship.

    "Eminently entertaining ... Sure, it shamelessly panders to our collective sense of duty to support the troops—and, of course, also support the families that support the troops... But gosh darn it, it's hard not to warm to a film that features an a cappella version of Yazoo's Only You, a near-derelict car that may or may not be called Shite Rider and Kristin Scott Thomas having a verbal catfight in a parking lot." (Leslie Felperin, The Hollywood Reporter)

    "The 'feel good' element is how the women deal with their own personal issue and accept each others' foibles to work together in harmony, reaping mutual support and deep friendship." (Diana Cheng, Ripple Effects)

    "Succeeds in striking a pleasant balance between the frankly inspiring and the refreshingly humble." (Elena Lazic, Cineuropa)

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

  • THEATRE
    Cyrano
    Friday April 24, 7:00p–9:50p
    Presented by Just Us! Coffee Roasters Co-op
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $15 at the door from 6pm

    Fierce with a pen and notorious in combat, Cyrano almost has it all - if only he could win the heart of his true love Roxane. There’s just one big problem: he has a nose as huge as his heart. Will a society engulfed by narcissism get the better of Cyrano - or can his mastery of language set Roxane’s world alight?

    Cyrano on YouTube

    Contact: ntlive@justuscoffee.com

  • CINEMA
    The Climb
    Sunday April 26, 4:00p–5:34p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $10

    The set-up is simple: lifelong friends Mike and Kyle are out for a bike ride through the mountains in the South of France when Mike confesses that he slept with Kyle's fiancé. In the hands of director Michael Angelo Covino (who also co-wrote and co-stars in the film), this confessional episode expands into an epic multi-year journey that navigates the ins and outs of a co-dependent friendship.

    Traversing through family holidays, birthdays, ski trips and, of course, bike rides, The Climb takes what could be a knucklehead display of toxic masculinity and—through an intelligent, surprising, and self-aware use of slapstick and whip-smart dialogue—steers it through the lives of two people who cannot seem to tear themselves apart from each other—and the destructive behaviour they resort to in the process.

    Eschewing many standard techniques of cinematic comedy, Covino relies on a series of beautifully choreographed single takes, one for each scene, allowing many of the most hilarious moments to come from the least expected places in the frame. This aesthetic, coupled with a clever structure (to reveal any more plot would ruin the layers of surprise), provide a breezy runway upon which Covino and his co-star Kyle Marvin foster a palpable, relatable honesty through their remarkable chemistry. With each comedic escalation, The Climb not only makes us cackle at the absurdity of its scenarios but also ponder complex questions about the nature of male friendships.

    "In short, the driving factor of Covino’s relentlessly funny, affecting comedy is neither cinematographic ingenuity, nor its tongue-in-cheek facetiousness, though these elements surely help. No, what’s most persuasive about Kyle and Mike is, simply put, Kyle and Mike themselves." (Caroline Tsai, The Playlist)

    "Beautifully written and performed by the director and real-life BFF Kyle Marvin, Covino’s film gets precisely the balance of dependency and denial that keeps a bad bromance afloat." (Guy Lodge, Variety)

    "Covino’s brilliant comedy is original and smartly entertaining: a celebration of male friendship in all its ups and downs." (John Bleasdale, CineVue)

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

  • CINEMA
    The Climb
    Sunday April 26, 7:00p–8:34p
    Presented by Fundy Cinema
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $10

    The set-up is simple: lifelong friends Mike and Kyle are out for a bike ride through the mountains in the South of France when Mike confesses that he slept with Kyle's fiancé. In the hands of director Michael Angelo Covino (who also co-wrote and co-stars in the film), this confessional episode expands into an epic multi-year journey that navigates the ins and outs of a co-dependent friendship.

    Traversing through family holidays, birthdays, ski trips and, of course, bike rides, The Climb takes what could be a knucklehead display of toxic masculinity and—through an intelligent, surprising, and self-aware use of slapstick and whip-smart dialogue—steers it through the lives of two people who cannot seem to tear themselves apart from each other—and the destructive behaviour they resort to in the process.

    Eschewing many standard techniques of cinematic comedy, Covino relies on a series of beautifully choreographed single takes, one for each scene, allowing many of the most hilarious moments to come from the least expected places in the frame. This aesthetic, coupled with a clever structure (to reveal any more plot would ruin the layers of surprise), provide a breezy runway upon which Covino and his co-star Kyle Marvin foster a palpable, relatable honesty through their remarkable chemistry. With each comedic escalation, The Climb not only makes us cackle at the absurdity of its scenarios but also ponder complex questions about the nature of male friendships.

    "In short, the driving factor of Covino’s relentlessly funny, affecting comedy is neither cinematographic ingenuity, nor its tongue-in-cheek facetiousness, though these elements surely help. No, what’s most persuasive about Kyle and Mike is, simply put, Kyle and Mike themselves." (Caroline Tsai, The Playlist)

    "Beautifully written and performed by the director and real-life BFF Kyle Marvin, Covino’s film gets precisely the balance of dependency and denial that keeps a bad bromance afloat." (Guy Lodge, Variety)

    "Covino’s brilliant comedy is original and smartly entertaining: a celebration of male friendship in all its ups and downs." (John Bleasdale, CineVue)

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

  • THEATRE
    The Welkin by Lucy Kirkwood
    Friday June 19, 7:00p–9:50p
    Presented by Just Us! Coffee Roasters Co-op
    ▶ Show Details

    Cost: $15 at the door starting from 6pm

    As the country waits for Halley’s comet, a young woman is sentenced to hang for a heinous murder.
    When she claims to be pregnant, a jury of 12 matrons are taken from their housework to decide whether she’s telling the truth, or simply trying to escape the noose. With only midwife Lizzy Luke prepared to defend the girl, and a mob baying for blood outside, the matrons wrestle with their new authority, and the devil in their midst.

    The Welkin by Lucy Kirkwood on YouTube

    Contact: ntlive@justuscoffee.com