September 2014

Atlantic Film Festival recap: Atlantic Shorts 6

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At this year’s Atlantic Film Festival there were a total of 13 different shorts program, six of which fell into the Atlantic Shorts category and showcased Atlantic Canadia filmmakers. Atlantic Shorts 6 featured a variety of genres including stop-motion animation, documentary and drama. Transfer Christopher Spencer-Lowe’s short film, Transfer is the story of Ben, a transfer… Read More»

Atlantic Film Festival recap: State of Mine

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Despite an engaging title and synopsis, Jennifer Hogg’s documentary State of Mine, left me wanting more. State of Mine is, in a way, a documentary within a documentary. It follows photographer Chris Geworsky as he photographs musicians for his newest portrait exhibition, which is also called State of Mine. The exhibition is an exploration of… Read More»

Atlantic Film Festival recap: Lure

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“We are all monsters.” This pointed, yet brief line from the final moments of Jesse Harley’s Lure is one that that will resonate with its audience long after the credits have rolled. Lure, which premiered on September 12 at the Atlantic Film Festival, tells the story of Rebecca Markowitz (Andrea Norwood). She is a post-graduate… Read More»

Paul Kimball returns to the Atlantic Film Festival

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For Halifax’s Paul Kimball, the 2014 Atlantic Film Festival is more than a place to showcase his recent work: it’s a return to the spotlight after a four year break. At the 2010 festival, Kimball premiered his first feature, Eternal Kiss. It’s the story of a filmmaker who sets out to make a documentary about… Read More»

Gottingen celebrates

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Gottingen Street celebrates its resilience this month, at the Gottingen 250 festival, running September 11 to 14. Alteregos Café and Backpackers Hostel owner Michelle Strum has owned a business in the community for 13 years, is a member of the North End Business Association board and is on the organizing committee for the event. “This… Read More»

Ketchup to comedy—Darrin Rose kicks off his new tour in Halifax

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When a comedian headlines a show, he usually feels that it’s the latest step in a series of successes that have brought him to the spotlight. But not Darrin Rose. “It all starts 12 years ago with a long series of failures,” he laughs. “In this business, you always kind of expect that you’re a… Read More»

Get your motor running

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But don’t count on parking your scooter downtown