Category Archives: Atlantic Film Festival

#AFF2016 Opening Gala: Maudie review

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This year's festival got off to a strong start with the Opening Gala screening of Maudie and the annual party, this one taking place at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, the perfect location given the subject of the film, folk artist Maud Lewis. Like the last AFF, the opening film was screened at the Rebecca…Read More

Atlantic Film Festival 2016 Preview

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Here we are again, that moment in September when Halifax goes movie crazy. I've been attending The Atlantic Film Festival since 2003. That year the festival programmers screened some of the biggest and most beloved films of the year (Lost In Translation) along with the obscure, but no less delightful, gems ( such as Wilbur Wants To…Read More

The AFF 2016 Atlantic Program Announced

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On Wednesday morning the Atlantic Film Festival announced their program of films from the Atlantic region to screen at the annual festival, which runs September 15-22. The national and international films are announced in two weeks, on August 24. There are a few strong contenders in this year's list. I'm interested in seeing Bruce McDonald's new…Read More

2015 at the Movies

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I've been considering my Top 10 of 2015 list, which unfortunately won't be arriving until mid-January earliest, following the release of The Revenant. I'm really hoping to see 45 Years, too. It's the same every January... the late releases from the year before open in town weeks after their arrival in bigger markets. Looking back at…Read More