art and entertainment

Sunrise Film Festival, Pictou Lodge hosting two-day film festival

BRAESHORE — The Sunrise Film Festival is holding a two-day festival at the Pictou Lodge next month. The festival, scheduled for Sept. 4 and 5, will be screening the Canadian premiere of ‘Reliving Marilyn’, a film based on a true story and portraying the true Marilyn Monroe — Norma Jeane. The actress Nadine Banville, along...

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Sunrise Film Festival screening for River John Fire Hall fundraiser

RIVER JOHN — The Sunrise Film Festival will be screening the comedy, The Only Game in Town, plus a short film at the River John Fire Hall as a fundraiser for the fire hall. This screening will take place on July 18 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 each and are available at the door...

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Landmark Aboriginal film screening at Glasgow Square

It may not be the conventional block buster or action-packed movie that crowds flock to in theatres, but Neither Wolf Nor Dog promises to deliver the emotion and story of a movie you won’t forget. The star of the film, David Bald Eagle, argued as possibly one of the most interesting men in the world...

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Award-winning Nova Scotia documentary tours province

ANTIGONISH – Nova Scotia filmmaker Aube Giroux is travelling around the province with her award-winning feature documentary film, “Modified”. The film tells the story of the filmmaker and her mother, whose shared love of food leads them into a deeply personal investigation into the world of genetically modified foods (GMOs). The film has received 13 festival...

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Chef tour helps salute local food production

NEW GLASGOW — A rare opportunity to showcase local food took place recently and featured a film crew that documented a chefs’ tour of local producers. Alain Bosse, the Braeshore resident known as the Kilted Chef and for his promotion of local food, was joined by Isaac Toups, a chef from New Orleans, La. and...

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Lights, camera, action!

PICTOU — A one-person play authored by local resident John Meir is being transformed into a film he hopes to premiere in late August at the deCoste Performing Arts Centre. Stewart Cresswell with Simple Films in River John is directing the film as a joint effort between his film company and the Ship Hector Society....

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From the North Shore to Maudie

No matter where he is working in the world, Guy Godfree always feels an attachment to his home. Godfree, originally from Pugwash, knew as soon as he read the script for the feature film Maudie, he wanted to work on it. And he did as the film’s cinematographer. “It just hit close to home in...

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Devour! returning to Fox Harb’r in June

WALLACE- Devour! The Food Film Fest is returning to Fox Harb’r Resort for the second year running. Devour! is the world’s largest culinary film festival, bringing the best of food, film and wine culture to foodies and film buffs. “Happening Friday, June 16 through Sunday June 18, Fox Harb’r is one of nine Devour! satellite venues...

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First time for First Take

Editor’s Note: The Advocate is pleased to welcome a new blogger, Chris MacPherson, who is our movie reviewer. Logan 8.5/10 While from the same universe as the family friendly X-Men films, Logan sets a grisly tone from the start. This rated R movie is Hugh Jackman’s swansong with the Wolverine character that he’s owned since...

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Pictou student win top prize for film

Look out Spike Lee. Get out of the way Steven Spielberg and thanks for showing up Martin Scorsese — there’s a new talent in town. Up and coming filmmaker (and Grade 5 student) Trinity Dlamini saw her work — a four-minute docu-drama on the Viola Desmond story — awarded last Friday in Halifax by the...

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