Don’t miss th­ese films

A se­lec­tion of films from the pleas­antly over­whelm­ing FIN sched­ule that you ab­so­lutely must see.


Scan­ning through the FIN sched­ule can be an over­whelm­ing task. A de­cent hand­ful of the fes­ti­val’s films al­ready have re­lease dates, so you should con­sider sav­ing those for later and make space in your week for th­ese se­lec­tions in­stead:

The Child Re­mains: Michael Mel­ski’s creepy-crawly haunted house film stars the great Que­bec ac­tor Suzanne Clé­ment along­side Al­lan Hawco and Shel­ley Thomp­son. Fri Sep 15, 6:30pm

You Ru­ined Our Life!: Lo­cal trea­sure Bob Mann stars in this no-bud­get com­edy ca­per from Iain MacLeod, cowriter of Rel­a­tive Hap­pi­ness. Look for other Hal­i­fax faves like Tay­lor Ol­son and Short Film Face­off 2017 win­ner Koumbie too. Sat Sep 16, 3pm

Suck It Up: New­found­land’s Jor­dan Can­ning di­rects this salty-sweet com­edy about a pair of best friends—one prim and proper, the other a to­tal mess—hid­ing out at a cabin. Sun Sep 17, 6:15pm

Cal­i­for­nia Type­writer: If you liked that Hel­vetica doc­u­men­tary, this is prob­a­bly up your nerdy al­ley—the late Sam Shep­herd, Tom Hanks and John Mayer (?) talk

about their love of type­writ­ers. Mon Sep 18, 4pm

How to Talk to Girls at Par­ties: Ni­cole Kid­man stars as Queen Boadicea, queen of Lon­don punk in the 70s who throws sweet par­ties. But it turns out the at­ten­dees are aliens, of course. From John Cameron Mitchell. Tue Sep

19, 9:45pm

BPM: Set in the ’90s, this drama fol­lows the Paris branch of ACT UP as, 10 years into the AIDS cri­sis, those most af­fected try to make cit­i­zens and their govern­ment care.

Wed Sep 20, 6:30pm

Don’t Talk to Irene: Irene is an over­weight loser, de­ter­mined to be a cheer­leader, in Pat Mills’ Cana­dian com­ing-of-age story, which fea­tures star power in the form of Geena Davis. Wed Sep 20, 6:45pm



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