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Jun
1
Sat
‘FINDING FORTUNE’ BOOK LAUNCH – Brenda Thompson’s new book on Rose Fortune
Jun 1 @ 1:00 pm

All are welcome for the official book launch for Brenda Thompson’s new book “Finding Fortune: Documenting and Imagining the life of Rose Fortune (1774-1864)”. Hosted by The Historical Association of Annapolis Royal as part of their 100th Anniversary celebrations, come discover fascinating new details about the life of one of the town’s most legendary historical figures.

A daughter of runaway slaves, a Black Loyalist, the First Black Police Officer, business woman and friend of Thomas Chandler Haliburton, Rose Fortune was an amazing woman who lived in Annapolis Royal and became a legend known across Canada.

The Event is free and open to all.  Expected to run from 1-3pm, it will include author readings and Q&A discussion.

 

Jun
4
Tue
ANTHROPOCENE: The Human Epoch
Jun 4 @ 7:30 pm

 

Anthropocene: The Human Epoch

 

A cinematic meditation on humanity’s massive reengineering of the planet, ANTHROPOCENE: The Human Epoch is a four years in the making feature documentary film from the multiple-award winning team of Jennifer Baichwal, Nicholas de Pencier and Edward Burtynsky. Third in a trilogy that includes Manufactured Landscapes (2006) and Watermark (2013), the film follows the research of an international body of scientists, the Anthropocene Working Group who, after nearly 10 years of research, are arguing that the Holocene Epoch gave way to the Anthropocene Epoch in the mid-twentieth century, because of profound and lasting human changes to the Earth. The filmmakers have traversed the globe using high end production values and state of the art camera techniques to document evidence and experience of human planetary domination. At the intersection of art and science, ANTHROPOCENE: The Human Epoch witnesses in an experiential and non-didactic sense a critical moment in geological history — bringing a provocative and unforgettable experience of our species’ breadth and impact.

 

“To say that there are no easy answers to planetary woes is to state the obvious. But the film seeks to reveal rather than lecture, in the hope that our eyes will convince our brains to act before it’s too late.”

—Peter Howell, Toronto Star

 

  • Jennifer Baichwal, Nicholas de Pencier, Edward Burtynsky
  • With: Alicia Vikander
  • Canada, 2018
  • English, Russian, Mandarin, Cantonese, Italian, German w/ English subtitles
  • 87 minutes

 

 

Tickets: $11 Adult, $10 with Film Buff Card.

** YOUTH GET IN FREE TO THIS FILM.***

All prices include HST.

Doors open 45 minutes before showtime. General admission seating, tickets at the door.

Thank you to our community partners Kew Home, Bailey House B&B, Bridgetown Watch & Clock Repair, and Oakhaven Bike Barn/Joy Elliott Landscape Architectural Design.

Jun
18
Tue
FIVE SEASONS: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf
Jun 18 @ 7:30 pm

Special Event Celebrating National Garden Week

Doors open at 6:30pm for wine & cheese; displays from local garden groups; door prizes.

 

“For me, garden design isn’t just about plants, it is about emotion, atmosphere, a sense of contemplation. You try to move people with what you do. You look at this, and it goes deeper than what you see. It reminds you of something in the genes — nature, or the longing for nature.”
– Piet Oudolf

Thanks to our partners from the Historic Gardens, Champlain Garden Club, Bunchberry, Thexton’s, Bainton’s Books, Nikian Enterprises, Beswick Flowers, and Oakhaven Farm.

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After completing a feature documentary on New York’s High Line, award-winning filmmaker Thomas Piper met the inspirational designer and plantsman, Piet Oudolf, and the idea for a new project was born. The documentary, FIVE SEASONS: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf, immerses viewers in Oudolf’s work and takes us inside his creative process, from his beautifully abstract sketches, to theories on beauty, to the ecological implications of his ideas.

Intimate discussions take place through all fours seasons in Piet’s own gardens at Hummelo, and on visits to his signature public works in New York, Chicago, and the Netherlands, as well as to the far-flung locations that inspire his genius, including desert wildflowers in West Texas and post-industrial forests in Pennsylvania.

As a narrative thread, the film also follows Oudolf as he designs and installs a major new garden at Hauser & Wirth Somerset, a gallery and arts center in Southwest England, a garden he considers his best work yet.

Piet Oudolf has radically redefined what gardens can be. As Rick Darke, the famous botanist, says to Piet in the film, “your work teaches us to see what what we have been unable to see.” Through poetic cinematography and unique access, FIVE SEASONS will reveal all that Piet sees, and celebrate all that we as viewers have been unable to see.

 

 

Special Film Event Tickets:

$14 Adult, $13 with Film Buff Card. All prices include HST.

**YOUTH GET IN FREE TO THIS FILM.**

Doors will open at 6:30pm for wine & cheese. General admission seating, tickets at the door.

Jun
26
Wed
JENNY DOAN TRUNK SHOW
Jun 26 @ 7:00 pm

Presentation hosted by Quilts by the Bay

Jenny Doan is a well known quilter from Missouri. She’s coming to Nova Scotia to teach at three different retreats in Smith’s Cove at the Mountain Gap Resort, hosted by Quilts by the Bay. Although the retreats are full, there are still seats available for the trunk show held at the King’s Theatre!

 

 

To reserve and pay for your seat, call Debra Howard at Quilts by the Bay 902-245-6343 . Tickets will include the chance to win many door prizes. There’s only about 30 seats left available, so call Debra soon to reserve your ticket!

Jun
28
Fri
THE GRIZZLIES
Jun 28 @ 7:30 pm

Inuit youth in a small community gain a powerful sense of pride and purpose through the sport of lacrosse, in this true-story account of tenacity, renewal, and inspiring resilience.

Based on a true story, The Grizzlies is about the determination and resilience of a group of Inuit youth in a small Arctic community. In 1998, first-time teacher Russ Sheppard (Ben Schnetzer) moves north for a job at a local school in Kugluktuk, a town struggling with one of the highest suicide rates in North America. With no previous experience or knowledge of life in the north, Russ is shocked and overwhelmed by the numerous social issues facing the youth, all as a result of the massive legacy of colonization on their families and communities. Russ introduces a lacrosse program in the school. Although the program is at first met with skepticism and resistance, Russ’s commitment begins to win the trust of the students and together they form the Grizzlies lacrosse team. Through the sport, the youth find a vital outlet for their emotions and the team creates a sense of pride and purpose in themselves and their community.

Originally from Kugluktuk, one of the film’s producers, Stacey Aglok MacDonald, has first-hand experience of the impact of this program on her community and has been committed to bringing this story to the screen in close creative collaboration with producer Alethea Arnaquq-Baril and director Miranda de Pencier. With absolutely stunning breakout performances by young Nunavut-based actors Paul Nutarariaq and Emerald MacDonald, The Grizzlies is a testament to the spirit, tenacity, and leadership of Inuit youth, persisting in spite of immense pressure and hardship.

“Inspirational sports stories are nothing new, but a fresh milieu and a vivid cast of characters can revitalize any genre, and The Grizzlies — an excellent Canadian film directed by Miranda de Pencier — stands out as a stirring and compelling variation on a popular theme.”

– The Hollywood Reporter

Audience Favourite Calgary International Film Festival

Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature, Palm Springs International Film Festival

  • Directed by Miranda de Pencier
  • Canada, 2018
  • English
  • 107 minutes
  • Cast: Tantoo Cardinal, Ben Schnetzer, Will Sasso, Booboo Stewart

 

 

Tickets: $11 Adult, $10 with Film Buff Card, $8 Youth.

All prices include HST.

Doors open 45 minutes before showtime. General admission seating, tickets at the door.


Thank you to our community partners Kew Home, Bailey House B&B, Bridgetown Watch & Clock Repair, and Oakhaven Bike Barn/Joy Elliott Landscape Architectural Design.

Jun
29
Sat
THE BLANKET EXERCISE
Jun 29 @ 3:30 pm

Reconciliation through Education and Understanding

The KAIROS Blanket Exercise is a unique, participatory history lesson – developed in collaboration with Indigenous Elders, knowledge keepers and educators – that fosters truth, understanding, respect and reconciliation among Indigenous and non-indigenous peoples.

It will take place on the Fort Anne Grounds on the other side of the sally port (rain location the Academy Gym), and will be followed by a light meal.

THE EVENT IS FREE OF CHARGE. However, spaces are limited, so please Preregister by emailing the Box Office <[email protected]> or by calling King’s Theatre at 902-532-7704.

Thank you to Adele and Bill MacDonald, who have sponsored these events in memory of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.

 

 

That evening, you are invited to:

7:30-9:00 pm WE STORY THE LAND Film & Discussion at King’s Theatre

This half hour film by Martha Stiegman and Sherry Pictou follows seven paddlers from L’sitkuk First Nation in Bear River as they travel through the land, to reconnect with a part of their history and a part of themselves. The Bear River reserve boundary cuts the people of L’sitkuk off from their ancestors’ hunting and fishing grounds. But there are old canoe routes that leave from the reserve, and cross the territory; and people here are working to reclaim them.

The film will be followed by a panel discussion with members of the L’sitkuk First Nation who are featured in the film.

THE EVENT IS FREE OF CHARGE.

Thank you to Adele and Bill MacDonald, who have sponsored these events in memory of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.

WE STORY THE LAND
Jun 29 @ 7:30 pm
WE STORY THE LAND

WE STORY THE LAND

Film & Discussion at King’s Theatre

This half hour film by Martha Stiegman and Sherry Pictou follows seven paddlers from L’sitkuk First Nation in Bear River as they travel through the land, to reconnect with a part of their history and a part of themselves. The Bear River reserve boundary cuts the people of L’sitkuk off from their ancestors’ hunting and fishing grounds. But there are old canoe routes that leave from the reserve, and cross the territory; and people here are working to reclaim them.

The film will be followed by a panel discussion with members of the L’sitkuk First Nation who are featured in the film.

THE EVENT IS FREE OF CHARGE.

Thank you to Adele and Bill MacDonald, who have sponsored these events in memory of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.

 

Jul
19
Fri
APOLLO 11
Jul 19 @ 7:30 pm

COMMEMORATING THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FIRST MOON-LANDING

From director Todd Douglas Miller comes a cinematic event fifty years in the making. Crafted from a newly discovered trove of 65mm footage, and more than 11,000 hours of uncatalogued audio recordings, Apollo 11 takes us straight to the hear t of NASA’s most celebrated mission—the one that first put men on the moon, and forever made Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin into household names. Immersed in the perspectives of the astronauts, the team in Mission Control, and the millions of spectators on the ground, we vividly experience those momentous days and hours in 1969 when humankind took a giant leap into the future.


“Utterly astonishing. Takes your breath away.”

– IndieWire

“The documentary “Apollo 11,” directed and edited by Todd Douglas Miller, is entirely awe-inspiring.”

– The New York Times

 

 

Tickets: $11 Adult, $10 with Film Buff Card, $8 Youth.

All prices include HST.

Doors open 45 minutes before showtime. General admission seating, tickets at the door.

Thank you to our community partners Kew Home, Bailey House B&B, Bridgetown Watch & Clock Repair, and Oakhaven Bike Barn/Joy Elliott Landscape Architectural Design.

 

 

 

 

Jul
20
Sat
KITCHEN PARTY 2019 w/Susan Crowe: Celebrating Duncan
Jul 20 @ 7:30 pm

The Kitchen Party, a fundraiser for King’s Theatre, is a celebration of local talent hosted by SUSAN CROWE,. It is fast becoming a favourite summer happening in Annapolis Royal. This year’s event will be a very special celebration of the legacy of the late, much loved musician, DUNCAN DRAPER*.

The night will be a joyous outpouring of music that will include a New Orleans-style street parade in Duncan’s honour starting at the Court House at 6:15pm, and make its way down St George to the Theatre.  Music will start on the back deck at 6:45pm, and then onto the stage at 7:30pm.

 

 

Susan Crowe, one of Canada’s great singer-songwriters, brings her rich voice, wicked sense of humour, and generous heart back to the King’s Theatre stage where she will offer up a mix of her own classic songs in between showcase performances by local musicians.

Stay tuned for details about this year’s performers.

 

TICKETS available at the Box Office, by phone (902.532.7704) or at the door.

PRICES:

  • Member: $26
  • General: $30
  • Youth: $12

Click here to see a PDF of the Seating plan.

*Duncan Draper was trained as a jazz piano player at the Berklee College of Music in California. He was a consummate musician, equally comfortable playing jazz, samba, rock, traditional Irish and Scottish music, folk and bluegrass on a wide variety of instruments. He was always inspiring, supportive and encouraging towards musicians and was there to contribute his musical talents when asked and/or needed, whether it was a musical fundraiser, performance or a session. He is greatly missed in Annapolis Royal and beyond.

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Jul
27
Sat
ROCKETMAN
Jul 27 @ 7:00 pm

Annapolis Pride Day Presentation

Hosted by King’s Film Society & Town of Annapolis Royal

ROCKETMAN is an epic musical fantasy about the story of Elton John’s breakthrough years. The film follows Elton’s transformation from shy piano prodigy Reginald Dwight, into international superstar. This inspirational story – set to Elton’s most beloved songs and performed by Taron Egerton, – tells how a small-town boy became one of the most iconic figures in pop culture. The film also starts Jamie Bell as Elton’s longtime lyricist and writing partner, Bernie Taupin, Richard Madden as Elton’s first manager, John Reid, and Bryce Dallas Howard as Elton’s mother, Shelia Farebrother.

Directed by Dexter Fletcher

Starring Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell, Richard Madden, Gemma Jones, Bryce Dallas Howard

 

 

 

 

Tickets: $11 Adult, $10 with Film Buff Card, $8 Youth.

All prices include HST.

Doors open 45 minutes before showtime. General admission seating, tickets at the door.


Thank you to our community partners Kew Home, Bailey House B&B, Bridgetown Watch & Clock Repair, and Oakhaven Bike Barn/Joy Elliott Landscape Architectural Design.