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Feb
18
Tue
THE FAREWELL
Feb 18 @ 7:30 pm

Golden Globe winner for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

  • Directed by Lulu Wang
  • Principal Cast: Awkwafina, Tzi Ma, Diana Lin

Lulu Wang’s The Farewell is an inter generational family drama that is at once celebratory, heart-wrenching, and life-affirming. The film, which is based on true events, follows a young Chinese American woman named Billi (Awkwafina, Crazy Rich Asians) as she travels back to China to visit her dying grandmother.

Billi’s family has decided to spare their beloved matriarch the news of her terminal diagnosis so as not to darken what time she has left. In order for everyone to have a chance to say goodbye without tipping her off that the end is near, they orchestrate an elaborate excuse to reunite in the form of a fake wedding. Though cultures clash and family conflict ensues, the story is told with warmth and charm.

Awkwafina is dazzling as the quick-witted and empathetic Billi; she is supported by a remarkable cast that includes Tzi Ma (Meditation Park, Arrival) as her father and Diana Lin (Australia Day) as her mother. Little by little, we realize that this story is not only about Billi saying goodbye to her grandmother, but also about her reconnecting with a country and extended family that she left behind at a young age.

By the time The Farewell hands us its final gift — well, I wished I had a grandma to call. It’s a film that pulls off a quiet miracle: it breaks your heart, and leaves you happy.”  — The Seattle Times

USA, 2019 English, Mandarin w/ English subtitles 98 minutes

 

 

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

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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.

Feb
29
Sat
HOLD MOMMY’S CIGARETTE
Feb 29 @ 7:30 pm

Tickets $25: 902-376-2072

Shelley Marshall, a true Canadian treasure named “Best New Discovery” (Now Magazine) has evolved into a brand all her own. Audiences around the world are drawn to her authentic way of engaging and enlightening those that attend her performances.
Shelley is quickly becoming an international success, headlining world renowned comedy clubs and speaking engagements from Canada, Great Britain and Spain, to Amsterdam and South Africa. Shelley has become a kaleidoscope of talent; as comedienne, actress, keynote speaker and producer. Her accolades include a “Best Female Stand Up” and “Best One Person Show” nominee on for The Canadian Comedy Awards.
Shelley was awarded GOLD for Best Theatre Production GOLD for Hold Mommy’s Cigarette (View Magazine) and was selected by The Canadian Association on of Mental Health to perform her one woman show for World Suicide Prevention Day.
Hold Mommy’s Cigarette is an autobiographical one woman show that shares Shelley’s intimate journey through mental illness, the suicide of her father, her own suicide attempt and the effects that have lingered throughout her life. Shelley invites you to enjoy her performance with an open mind and perhaps you’ll leave with a fuller heart.
Mar
3
Tue
LA BELLE ÉPOQUE
Mar 3 @ 7:30 pm

Directed by Nicolas Bedos

Principal Cast: Daniel Auteuil, Guillaume Canet, Doria Tillier, Fanny Ardant

In this high-concept comedy, a luddite cartoonist suffering an existential crisis hires a VR company to recreate a happier time in his marriage, as he tries to reconcile the golden-hued past with an inescapable digital present. La Belle Époque blurs historical eras while tracking a charismatic curmudgeon’s existential reckoning.

Victor (Auteuil) is a sexagenarian cartoonist whose longtime publisher has eliminated their print edition and, with it, his gig. No fan of AI or VR, Victor likes turning pages, touching flesh, and seeing what’s actually before him. Alas, what’s before him is his wife Marianne (Ardant), who can no longer stand him. Longing to escape the present, Victor opts to return to the past — or a simulacrum of it. Enter Time Travellers, a service that immerses clients in a painstaking reenactment of whatever historical moment its actors, designers, and builders can conjure. Victor hires Time Travellers to return him to May 16, 1974, the day he first met Marianne in a Lyon café. He finds himself beguiled by every detail, from the vintage editions of Libération to the punchy plastic egg holders to Margo (Doria Tillier), the actress he accepts as the Marianne he fell for 45 years ago. It feels like a beautiful dream. But what happens when it’s time to wake up?

Where so many high-concept romantic comedies squander their one big idea, La Belle Époque leverages its own to remind how and why we fall in love in the first place.” — Variety

FRANCE, 2019 French w/ English subtitles 115 minutes

 

 

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

All prices include HST.

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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.

Mar
8
Sun
GEOFF BUTLER: A Celebration
Mar 8 @ 2:00 pm

Join us for an afternoon of art, music, words, and film in celebration of the extraordinary and much-beloved local artist and writer, GEOFF BUTLER, RCA.

The event includes a screening of the new documentary about Geoff by local filmmaker DEVIN FRASER called OFF THE BEATEN PATH, as well a short piece about Geoff by local filmmaker TIM WILSON.

We’ll also be presenting Geoff live on stage with readings from his new book of poetry called LULLABIES FOR SENIORS, followed Lullabies in song with local musicians under the direction of the great NOELLE LUCAS.

This event will also open an new exhibition of Geoff’s art in the lobby of King’s Theatre.

And the celebration may even include some Newfoundland delectable to eat and drink…

Don’t miss this very special event!  Admission by donation.

Mar
13
Fri
THE STANFIELDS
Mar 13 @ 7:30 pm

The Stanfields are a multiple award-winning five-piece Folk’n’Roll band based in Halifax, Canada. Combining Rock music with solid nods to Celtic and Americana – they play what they want, sing what they feel, and leave nothing on the table.   

Formed in 2008, The Stanfields have since released 5 albums and toured extensively throughout North America and Europe, sharing the stage with Queens of the Stone Age, Flogging Molly, Frank Turner and Dropkick Murphys among many. Coming as no surprise to the band’s sizeable international fanbase,

The Stanfields have taken a “predictably-unpredictable” turn with their upcoming recording “Classic Fadeout” (January 2020 on GroundSwell/Believe), seeing the band draw upon relatively gentler influences such as The Band, Stray Gators-era Neil Young and 70’s west coast country rock and infusing them into their distinct, swaggering brand of storytelling folk’n’roll.

Jon Landry – Vox, Guitar, Harmonica,
Calen Kinney – Violin or Fiddle, Bouzouki, Vox
Jason MacIsaac – Guitar, Vox
Dillan Tate – Bass, Vox
Mark Murphy – Drums, Vox

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Mar
17
Tue
PAIN AND GLORY
Mar 17 @ 7:30 pm

Directed by Pedro Almodóvar

Principal Cast: Antonio Banderas, Penélope Cruz

A deeply personal work from one of the world’s foremost filmmakers, Pain and Glory is pure Almodóvar: inventive and irreverent, poignant and exhilarating. Chronicling the existential odyssey of a filmmaker confronting the autumn of his life, the film immerses us in the thrall of memory (and the fleeting bliss of narcotics) while celebrating art as a balm for the burdens of mortality.

Afflicted with creative stagnancy and a cluster of physical ailments, Salvador (Antonio Banderas, who won the Best Actor prize at Cannes for his performance) finds himself drifting into uncharted waters when a revival screening of his controversial classic Sabor reunites him with that film’s star, Alberto (Asier Etxeandia).

A longtime junkie, Alberto lures Salvador into seeking solace in opiates, and also reminds him of a script that Salvador wrote and abandoned long ago. Along with this forgotten text comes a flood of old acquaintances and vivid memories — some involving Salvador’s beloved mother (Penélope Cruz), others to do with an old flame ravaged by addiction.

Infused with dazzling colour and emotional dynamism, Pain and Glory marks another inspired collaboration between Almodóvar and his core creative team of cinematographer José Luis Alcaine, production designer Antxón Gómez, and composer Alberto Iglesias. It’s the cast, however, who render this memoir-fiction hybrid so achingly resonant. Cruz imbues her role with her trademark vivacity, while Banderas has never been more charismatic and moving in a role at once grounded in authentic experience and elevated by flights of wild imagination.

Antonio Banderas gives his best, most committed performance in years as a film director looking back over his life in Pain and Glory, a typically rich, layered film from director Pedro Almodóvar.

— The Detroit News

SPAIN, 2019 Spanish w/ English subtitles 113 minutes

 

 

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

All prices include HST.

FilmBuffs save $1 and enjoy free popcorn!

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.

Mar
27
Fri
THE LADYKILLERS
Mar 27 @ 7:30 pm

THE ANNAPOLIS DISTRICT DRAMA GROUP, Directed by Simon Bonnington, presents

THE LADYKILLERS

Main Cast: Louis Harvey (David Witherow), Professor Marcus (George Clairmont), Harry Robinson (Ryan Hebert), Major Courtney (Bliss Om Rae), Mrs Wilberforce (Nancy Anderson), One-Round (Tim Danttouze). Photo by ANDREW TOLSON

Posing as a string quintet of amateur musicians, Professor Marcus and his gang of inept ne’er-do-well villains rent rooms in the lopsided house of an elderly widow, the sweet and eccentric Mrs Wilberforce. The crooks plot to involve her, unwittingly, in Marcus’ brilliantly conceived security-van heist.

The police are left stumped, but Mrs Wilberforce tumbles to the truth of their ruse and Marcus concludes that there is only one way to keep the old lady quiet. With only her parrot, General Gordon, to help her, Mrs Wilberforce is alone with five desperate men. But who will be forced to face the music?

Based upon the classic Ealing Studios 1955 movie that starred Alec Guiness, Herbert Lom and Peter Sellers, the stage adaptation of The Ladykillers was written by Graham Linehan in 2011 and premièred at the Liverpool Playhouse (England) later that year, with Peter Capaldi taking on the mantle as the insane but brilliant Marcus.

The play had its North American premiere last year at the Shaw Festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Using a innovate set design which integrates two storeys within, as well as roof top, and rail-tracks below, Director Simon Bonnington is delighted to bring this play to the stage of King’s Theatre with the Annapolis District Drama Group – only the second production of the show on this continent!

CAST

  • Constable MacDonald – Miles Leahy
  • Mrs Wilberforce – Nancy Anderson
  • Professor Marcus – George Clairmont
  •  Major Claude Courtney – Bliss Om Rae
  •  Harry Robinson – Ryan Hebert
  •  One-Round – Tim Danttouze
  •  Louis Harvey – David Witherow
  • Mrs Tromleyton – Linda Hulme-Leahy, and ‘the loose society of elderly women’ – Rachael Cheechoo, Bleu Rae, Colleen Rowland, Gloria Saesura

Performances are Friday 27th March 7.30pm, Saturday 28th March 7.30pm, Sunday 29th March 2pm 

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Mar
28
Sat
THE LADYKILLERS
Mar 28 @ 7:30 pm
THE LADYKILLERS Main Cast

Main Cast: Louis Harvey (David Witherow), Professor Marcus (George Clairmont), Harry Robinson (Ryan Hebert), Major Courtney (Bliss Om Rae), Mrs Wilberforce (Nancy Anderson), One-Round (Tim Danttouze). Photo by ANDREW TOLSON

THE ANNAPOLIS DISTRICT DRAMA GROUP, Directed by Simon Bonnington, presents

THE LADYKILLERS

Posing as a string quintet of amateur musicians, Professor Marcus and his gang of inept ne’er-do-well villains rent rooms in the lopsided house of an elderly widow, the sweet and eccentric Mrs Wilberforce. The crooks plot to involve her, unwittingly, in Marcus’ brilliantly conceived security-van heist.

The police are left stumped, but Mrs Wilberforce tumbles to the truth of their ruse and Marcus concludes that there is only one way to keep the old lady quiet. With only her parrot, General Gordon, to help her, Mrs Wilberforce is alone with five desperate men. But who will be forced to face the music?

Based upon the classic Ealing Studios 1955 movie that starred Alec Guiness, Herbert Lom and Peter Sellers, the stage adaptation of The Ladykillers was written by Graham Linehan in 2011 and premièred at the Liverpool Playhouse (England) later that year, with Peter Capaldi taking on the mantle as the insane but brilliant Marcus.

The play had its North American premiere last year at the Shaw Festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Using a innovate set design which integrates two storeys within, as well as roof top, and rail-tracks below, Director Simon Bonnington is delighted to bring this play to the stage of King’s Theatre with the Annapolis District Drama Group – only the second production of the show on this continent!

CAST

  • Constable MacDonald – Miles Leahy
  • Mrs Wilberforce – Nancy Anderson
  • Professor Marcus – George Clairmont
  •  Major Claude Courtney – Bliss Om Rae
  •  Harry Robinson – Ryan Hebert
  •  One-Round – Tim Danttouze
  •  Louis Harvey – David Witherow
  • Mrs Tromleyton – Linda Hulme-Leahy, and ‘the loose society of elderly women’ – Rachael Cheechoo, Bleu Rae, Colleen Rowland, Gloria Saesura

Performances are Friday 27th March 7.30pm, Saturday 28th March 7.30pm, Sunday 29th March 2pm 

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Mar
29
Sun
THE LADYKILLERS
Mar 29 @ 2:00 pm

THE ANNAPOLIS DISTRICT DRAMA GROUP, Directed by Simon Bonnington, presents

THE LADYKILLERS

Main Cast: Louis Harvey (David Witherow), Professor Marcus (George Clairmont), Harry Robinson (Ryan Hebert), Major Courtney (Bliss Om Rae), Mrs Wilberforce (Nancy Anderson), One-Round (Tim Danttouze). Photo by ANDREW TOLSON

Posing as a string quintet of amateur musicians, Professor Marcus and his gang of inept ne’er-do-well villains rent rooms in the lopsided house of an elderly widow, the sweet and eccentric Mrs Wilberforce. The crooks plot to involve her, unwittingly, in Marcus’ brilliantly conceived security-van heist.

The police are left stumped, but Mrs Wilberforce tumbles to the truth of their ruse and Marcus concludes that there is only one way to keep the old lady quiet. With only her parrot, General Gordon, to help her, Mrs Wilberforce is alone with five desperate men. But who will be forced to face the music?

Based upon the classic Ealing Studios 1955 movie that starred Alec Guiness, Herbert Lom and Peter Sellers, the stage adaptation of The Ladykillers was written by Graham Linehan in 2011 and premièred at the Liverpool Playhouse (England) later that year, with Peter Capaldi taking on the mantle as the insane but brilliant Marcus.

The play had its North American premiere last year at the Shaw Festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Using a innovate set design which integrates two storeys within, as well as roof top, and rail-tracks below, Director Simon Bonnington is delighted to bring this play to the stage of King’s Theatre with the Annapolis District Drama Group – only the second production of the show on this continent!

CAST

  • Constable MacDonald – Miles Leahy
  • Mrs Wilberforce – Nancy Anderson
  • Professor Marcus – George Clairmont
  •  Major Claude Courtney – Bliss Om Rae
  •  Harry Robinson – Ryan Hebert
  •  One-Round – Tim Danttouze
  •  Louis Harvey – David Witherow
  • Mrs Tromleyton – Linda Hulme-Leahy, and ‘the loose society of elderly women’ – Rachael Cheechoo, Bleu Rae, Colleen Rowland, Gloria Saesura

Performances are Friday 27th March 7.30pm, Saturday 28th March 7.30pm, Sunday 29th March 2pm 

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Mar
31
Tue
SORRY WE MISSED YOU
Mar 31 @ 7:30 pm

BAFTA Nominee for Best British Film

Directed by Ken Loach

Principal Cast: Kris Hitchen, Debbie Honeywood, Rhys Stone, Katie Proctor, Ross Brewster

The British working class is once again the empathetic subject of Ken Loach’s SORRY WE MISSED YOU, a wrenching, intimate family drama that exposes the dark side of the so-called “gig economy”.

Ricky, a former laborer, and his home-attendant wife Abby—who lost their home in the 2008 financial crash—are desperate to get out of their financial distress. When an opportunity comes up for Ricky to work as his own boss as a delivery driver, they sell their only asset, Abby’s car, to trade it in for a shiny new white van and the dream that Ricky can work his way up to someday owning his own delivery franchise.

But the couple find their lives are quickly pushed further to the edge by an unrelenting work schedule, a ruthless supervisor and the needs of their two teenage children.  Capturing the sacred moments that make a family as well as the acts of desperation they need to undertake to make it through each day, this universal story is skillfully and indelibly told with unforgettable performances and a searing script by Loach’s long-time collaborator Paul Laverty.

A drama of such searing human empathy and quotidian heartbreak that its powerful climactic scenes actually impede your breathing.”

—David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter

UK/FRANCE/BELGIUM, 2019 English 102 minutes/subtitled

 

 

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

All prices include HST.

FilmBuffs save $1 and enjoy free popcorn!

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.