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Nov
21
Tue
BREATHE
Nov 21 @ 7:30 pm

King’s Film Society Presentation


After years of critical success as an actor, Andy Serkis makes his directorial debut with Breathe, the inspiring biopic portrait of Robin Cavendish. After being diagnosed with polio at age 28, Cavendish served as a global advocate for people living with disabilities and assisted in the development of medical technologies that transformed the lives of paralyzed individuals everywhere.

 

Andrew Garfield stars as Cavendish alongside Claire Foy (The Lady in the VanRosewater) as devoted wife Diana Blacker in this heartwarm­ing chronicle of a couple determined to break barriers for families facing physical chal­lenges. Completely paralyzed from the neck down, Cavendish was put on a medical respi­rator but refused to be confined by his hospital bed. Against his doctors’ advice, he and Diana bravely set off on a worldwide quest with their son, Jonathan (Dean-Charles Chapman), to share their story. Not only was Cavendish a miracle of science for being one of the longest living polio survivors, but he was also a pioneer in the medical community for his innovating efforts to enhance mobility for the physically impaired. With the help of his friend, professor, and inventor Teddy Hall (Hugh Bonneville, TV’s Downton Abbey), Cavendish used himself as a guinea pig to test the first wheelchair with a built-in respirator. While he and Diana faced unique pressures in their relationship, their unwavering strength and spirit lies at the heart of this story.

 

Directed by Andy Serkis

Starring Andrew Garfield, Claire Foy, Hugh Bonneville, and Dean-Charles Chapman

UK

Rated NR · 1h 57m

 

 

 

Tickets: $10 Adult, $9 with Film Buff Card, $8 Youth.

All prices include HST.

General admission seating.

Doors open 45 minutes before showtime.

Nov
24
Fri
DIOMIRA – Dinuk Wijeratne, Nick Halley & Joseph Petric
Nov 24 @ 7:30 pm

Dinuk Wijeratne, piano/composer

The Sri Lankan-born, Canada-based composer-performer Dinuk Wijeratne has been described by the Toronto Star as ‘an artist who reflects a positive vision of our cultural future’, and by the New York Times as ‘exuberantly creative’. His boundary-crossing work sees him equally at home in collaborations with symphony orchestras and string quartets, tabla players and DJs, and takes him to international venues as poles apart as the Berlin Philharmonie and the North Sea Jazz Festival.

Dinuk’s 2016 highlights include JUNO and ECMA wins for his string quartet pieces Two Pop Songs on Antique Poems, and his appointment as Composer-in-Residence of Symphony Nova Scotia.

Nick Halley, percussion

Nick Halley is a drummer/percussionist, keyboardist, composer, and conductor. As a drummer and world percussionist, Nick has performed and recorded internationally with a wide range of musicians including James Taylor, Oscar Castro-Neves, Maucha Adnet, David McGuinness & Revenge of the Folk Singers, Concerto Caledonia, Jefferson Hamer & Eamon O’Leary, Old Man Luedecke & Tim O’Brien, the Chris Norman Ensemble, various Paul Halley ensembles, Suzie LeBlanc, Theresa Thomason, Diomira with Dinuk Wijeratne & Joseph Petric, and occasionally the Nick Halley Band.  The recording Barnum Hill (2008) features Nick and his ensemble performing some of Nick’s original compositions.

 

Joseph Petric, accordion

Accordionist, teacher, writer, published author, producer, artistic director, Joseph Petric made his American debut at Washington’s Kennedy Centre in 1986 and his European debut at London’s St. John’s Smith Square. His performances have drawn reviews from the likes of the London Independent, the Washington Post, Toronto Globe and Mail, Chicago Tribune, Berliner Tage, the Boston Globe, Gramophone and the New York Times.

 

 

 

Performing works composed by their JUNO-award winning founder Dinuk Wijeratne, Diomira‘s music explores Dinuk’s hugely diverse cultural influences: from the Persian poetry of Omar Khayyam and the fantastical prose of Jorge Luis Borges, to the sensuality of Flamenco and the intricate rhythms of the Indian Classical tradition.

Formed in April 2011, the trio’s critically acclaimed literary and globally-inspired program was immediately recorded by the CBC and has since enjoyed repeated nationwide broadcast, garnering audience support for a style that balances sublime music-making with virtuosity.

The ‘soul’ of Diomira’s unique sound is the accordion of Joseph Petric. An internationally renowned recording-artist hailed as “an extraordinary performer” by the Boston Globe, Petric toured with Debut Atlantic for the first time in 1990. He returns this year with Diomira as Debut Atlantic’s Encore tour. World percussionist Nick Halley is a fiery talent who moves effortlessly amongst the major drumming traditions. Sri Lankan-born Dinuk Wijeratne, with an established reputation as a prolific creator of genre-spanning projects, leads the group with his striking compositions and remarkable invention at the piano.

Nick Halley is a drummer/percussionist, keyboardist, composer, and conductor. As a drummer and world percussionist, Nick has performed and recorded internationally with a wide range of musicians including James Taylor, Oscar Castro-Neves, Maucha Adnet, David McGuinness & Revenge of the Folk Singers, Concerto Caledonia, Jefferson Hamer & Eamon O’Leary, Old Man Luedecke & Tim O’Brien, the Chris Norman Ensemble, various Paul Halley ensembles, Suzie LeBlanc, Theresa Thomason, Diomira with Dinuk Wijeratne & Joseph Petric, and occasionally the Nick Halley Band.  The recording Barnum Hill (2008) features Nick and his ensemble performing some of Nick’s original compositions.

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Dec
1
Fri
DEAR SANTA – Annapolis District Drama Group
Dec 1 @ 7:30 pm

The Annapolis District Drama Group, under the direction of Wayne Currie, presents Norm Foster’s DEAR SANTA just in time for Christmas. For audiences of all ages.

North Pole Trouble is Brewing at King’s Theatre
The Annapolis District Drama Group (ADDG) presents Dear Santa written by Norm Foster on December 1, 2 and 3, at Kings Theatre in Annapolis Royal.  It is directed by Wayne Currie who is no stranger to Kings Theatre.  Wayne has been involved in the Drama Group and with King’s Shorts for many years as an actor, a writer and a director. As well, Jane DeWolfe will be Stage Managing and Brian Dickinson will be the Music Director, both of whom are long time stalwarts with the Drama Group. The enthusiasm in rehearsals is amazing and the cast is working (and laughing) incredibly hard to provide quality Christmas cheer to the community.  
Trouble is brewing at the North Pole this year as Santa has to deal with a stowaway on the North Pole Special supply train, and a workshop faced with a shortage of glue, required to build the Christmas Toys. As well, strained relationships within Santa’s staff, mischievous elves and a sleazy sleigh salesman add to the confusing mix. Santa and his dedicated workers, however, do their best to make sure that Christmas Day will once again be the magical occasion that children of all ages dream about. This is a story that is filled with fun, laughter, music, heartache and good old-fashioned Christmas spirit.
After stowing away on the supply train to the North Pole, a young girl from Annapolis Royal, Kit Bishop (Nina Habinski), shows up to confront Santa (Miles Leahy) with a letter from her younger sister Michel (Lily Habinsky). She is found and taken to Santa by Santa’s Russian maintenance man, Bozidar (Sam Cooper). Santa’s Chief of Staff, Algernon (Brian Rice), is incensed and wants to send her home immediately. Meanwhile, Santa’s housekeeper, Octavia (Eloise Mailman), struggles in her ditzy and inept way to keep things at the Pole neat and tidy, while concealing her admiration for Algernon. At the same time, a sleazy sleigh salesman, Lou Flapdoodle (Simon Bonnington) contributes to the chaos by trying to sell a new, modern rocket-powered sleigh to our jolly hero.
Add to all of that a mix of seven hyper-active and interfering elves (Karen Tomasino, Colleen Rowland, Donnie Carter, Alex Hancock, Linda Hulme Leahy, Haley Beatty and Rachael Cheechoo) and a visit to the Pole by Kit’s mother (Shelley Habinski) and it promises to be an extremely entertaining performance.
 

    Director:  Wayne Currie
    Stage Manager:  Jane DeWolfe

    Main Characters
    Santa:  Miles Leahy
    Kit:  Nina Habinski
    Algernon:  Brian Rice
    Octavia:  Eloise Mailman
    Lou:  Simon Bonnington
    Bozidar: Sam Cooper

    Elves
    Karen Tomasino
    Colleen Rowland
    Rachael Cheechoo
    Donnie Carter
    Alex Hancock
    Linda Hulme Leahy
    Haley Dawn

    Tickets on sale now!

    $14 Advance, $16 Door, $8 Youth/Student, $5 Children aged 6 and under.

    Note: Tickets purchased online will be held at the Box Office for pick up.

    Online ticket sales for this event are closed.

    Dec
    2
    Sat
    DEAR SANTA – Annapolis District Drama Group
    Dec 2 @ 7:30 pm

    The Annapolis District Drama Group, under the direction of Wayne Currie, presents Norm Foster’s DEAR SANTA just in time for Christmas. For audiences of all ages.

    North Pole Trouble is Brewing at King’s Theatre
    The Annapolis District Drama Group (ADDG) presents Dear Santa written by Norm Foster on December 1, 2 and 3, at Kings Theatre in Annapolis Royal.  It is directed by Wayne Currie who is no stranger to Kings Theatre.  Wayne has been involved in the Drama Group and with King’s Shorts for many years as an actor, a writer and a director. As well, Jane DeWolfe will be Stage Managing and Brian Dickinson will be the Music Director, both of whom are long time stalwarts with the Drama Group. The enthusiasm in rehearsals is amazing and the cast is working (and laughing) incredibly hard to provide quality Christmas cheer to the community.  
    Trouble is brewing at the North Pole this year as Santa has to deal with a stowaway on the North Pole Special supply train, and a workshop faced with a shortage of glue, required to build the Christmas Toys. As well, strained relationships within Santa’s staff, mischievous elves and a sleazy sleigh salesman add to the confusing mix. Santa and his dedicated workers, however, do their best to make sure that Christmas Day will once again be the magical occasion that children of all ages dream about. This is a story that is filled with fun, laughter, music, heartache and good old-fashioned Christmas spirit.
    After stowing away on the supply train to the North Pole, a young girl from Annapolis Royal, Kit Bishop (Nina Habinski), shows up to confront Santa (Miles Leahy) with a letter from her younger sister Michel (Lily Habinsky). She is found and taken to Santa by Santa’s Russian maintenance man, Bozidar (Sam Cooper). Santa’s Chief of Staff, Algernon (Brian Rice), is incensed and wants to send her home immediately. Meanwhile, Santa’s housekeeper, Octavia (Eloise Mailman), struggles in her ditzy and inept way to keep things at the Pole neat and tidy, while concealing her admiration for Algernon. At the same time, a sleazy sleigh salesman, Lou Flapdoodle (Simon Bonnington) contributes to the chaos by trying to sell a new, modern rocket-powered sleigh to our jolly hero.
    Add to all of that a mix of seven hyper-active and interfering elves (Karen Tomasino, Colleen Rowland, Donnie Carter, Alex Hancock, Linda Hulme Leahy, Haley Beatty and Rachael Cheechoo) and a visit to the Pole by Kit’s mother (Shelley Habinski) and it promises to be an extremely entertaining performance.
     

      Director:  Wayne Currie
      Stage Manager:  Jane DeWolfe

      Main Characters
      Santa:  Miles Leahy
      Kit:  Nina Habinski
      Algernon:  Brian Rice
      Octavia:  Eloise Mailman
      Lou:  Simon Bonnington
      Bozidar: Sam Cooper

      Elves
      Karen Tomasino
      Colleen Rowland
      Rachael Cheechoo
      Donnie Carter
      Alex Hancock
      Linda Hulme Leahy
      Haley Dawn

      Tickets on sale now!

      $14 Advance, $16 Door, $8 Youth/Student, $5 Children aged 6 and under.

      Note: Tickets purchased online will be held at the Box Office for pick up.

      Online ticket sales for this event are closed.

      Dec
      3
      Sun
      DEAR SANTA – Annapolis District Drama Group
      Dec 3 @ 2:00 pm

      The Annapolis District Drama Group, under the direction of Wayne Currie, presents Norm Foster’s DEAR SANTA just in time for Christmas. For audiences of all ages.

      North Pole Trouble is Brewing at King’s Theatre
      The Annapolis District Drama Group (ADDG) presents Dear Santa written by Norm Foster on December 1, 2 and 3, at Kings Theatre in Annapolis Royal.  It is directed by Wayne Currie who is no stranger to Kings Theatre.  Wayne has been involved in the Drama Group and with King’s Shorts for many years as an actor, a writer and a director. As well, Jane DeWolfe will be Stage Managing and Brian Dickinson will be the Music Director, both of whom are long time stalwarts with the Drama Group. The enthusiasm in rehearsals is amazing and the cast is working (and laughing) incredibly hard to provide quality Christmas cheer to the community.  
      Trouble is brewing at the North Pole this year as Santa has to deal with a stowaway on the North Pole Special supply train, and a workshop faced with a shortage of glue, required to build the Christmas Toys. As well, strained relationships within Santa’s staff, mischievous elves and a sleazy sleigh salesman add to the confusing mix. Santa and his dedicated workers, however, do their best to make sure that Christmas Day will once again be the magical occasion that children of all ages dream about. This is a story that is filled with fun, laughter, music, heartache and good old-fashioned Christmas spirit.
      After stowing away on the supply train to the North Pole, a young girl from Annapolis Royal, Kit Bishop (Nina Habinski), shows up to confront Santa (Miles Leahy) with a letter from her younger sister Michel (Lily Habinsky). She is found and taken to Santa by Santa’s Russian maintenance man, Bozidar (Sam Cooper). Santa’s Chief of Staff, Algernon (Brian Rice), is incensed and wants to send her home immediately. Meanwhile, Santa’s housekeeper, Octavia (Eloise Mailman), struggles in her ditzy and inept way to keep things at the Pole neat and tidy, while concealing her admiration for Algernon. At the same time, a sleazy sleigh salesman, Lou Flapdoodle (Simon Bonnington) contributes to the chaos by trying to sell a new, modern rocket-powered sleigh to our jolly hero.
      Add to all of that a mix of seven hyper-active and interfering elves (Karen Tomasino, Colleen Rowland, Donnie Carter, Alex Hancock, Linda Hulme Leahy, Haley Beatty and Rachael Cheechoo) and a visit to the Pole by Kit’s mother (Shelley Habinski) and it promises to be an extremely entertaining performance.
       

         

        Director:  Wayne Currie
        Stage Manager:  Jane DeWolfe

        Main Characters
        Santa:  Miles Leahy
        Kit:  Nina Habinski
        Algernon:  Brian Rice
        Octavia:  Eloise Mailman
        Lou:  Simon Bonnington
        Bozidar: Sam Cooper

        Elves
        Karen Tomasino
        Colleen Rowland
        Rachael Cheechoo
        Donnie Carter
        Alex Hancock
        Linda Hulme Leahy
        Haley Dawn

        Tickets on sale now!

        $14 Advance, $16 Door, $8 Youth/Student, $5 Children aged 6 and under.

        Note: Tickets purchased online will be held at the Box Office for pick up.

        Online ticket sales for this event are closed.

        Dec
        5
        Tue
        LOVING VINCENT
        Dec 5 @ 7:30 pm

        King’s Film Society Presentation


        The world’s first fully oil painted feature, this film brings the paintings of Vincent van Gogh to life to tell his remarkable story.

         

        On 27th July 1890 a gaunt figure stumbled down a drowsy high street at twilight in the small French country town of Auvers. The man was carrying nothing; his hands clasped to a fresh bullet wound leaking blood from his belly. This was Vincent van Gogh, then a little-known artist; now the most famous artist in the world. His tragic death has long been known, what has remained a mystery is how and why he came to be shot.

         

        Every one of the 65,000 frames is an oil-painting hand-painted by 125 professional oil- painters who travelled from all across the world to the Loving Vincent studios in Poland and Greece to be a part of the production. As remarkable as Vincent’s brilliant paintings, is his passionate and ill-fated life, and mysterious death.

         

        Directed by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman
        Starring Helen McCrory,  Jerome Flynn,  Saoirse Ronan

        UK-Poland

        Rated NR

        Animation/Drama

         

         

        BBC feature about the making of the film:


        “An animated masterpiece! An absolutely stunning film that not only does justice to the art of Van Gogh but also to the art of movies. I have never seen anything on screen like it before. You will be amazed and lifted by this extraordinary film.” – Deadline

         

        “This one-of-a-kind Vincent van Gogh biopic appropriates the artist’s vibrant impasto style, using animated oil paintings to examine the mystery of his last days.” –Variety

         

        Tickets: $10 Adult, $9 with Film Buff Card, $8 Youth.

        All prices include HST.

        General admission seating.

        Doors open 45 minutes before showtime.

        Dec
        7
        Thu
        ANNAPOLIS BASIN COMMUNITY BAND: The Moon of Winter
        Dec 7 @ 7:30 pm

        Tickets are $12 Advance, $15 at the Door, $5 for Youth.

        Please contact Christine Igot at 902-532-7978 or any member of the Annapolis Basin Community Band for tickets.

        Dec
        8
        Fri
        MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS 2017
        Dec 8 @ 7:00 pm

        What starts out as a lavish train ride through Europe quickly unfolds into one of the most stylish, suspenseful and thrilling mysteries ever told. From the novel by best-selling author Agatha Christie, “Murder on the Orient Express” tells the tale of thirteen strangers stranded on a train, where everyone’s a suspect. One man must race against time to solve the puzzle before the murderer strikes again.
        Kenneth Branagh directs and leads an all-star cast including Penélope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Judi Dench, Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Daisy Ridley and Josh Gad.

         

         

         

        Tickets: $10 Adult, $9 with Film Buff Card, $8 Youth.

        All prices include HST.

        General admission seating.

        Doors open 45 minutes before showtime.
           Thank you to our community partner Annapolis Home Hardware.

        Dec
        9
        Sat
        MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS 2017
        Dec 9 @ 7:00 pm

        What starts out as a lavish train ride through Europe quickly unfolds into one of the most stylish, suspenseful and thrilling mysteries ever told. From the novel by best-selling author Agatha Christie, “Murder on the Orient Express” tells the tale of thirteen strangers stranded on a train, where everyone’s a suspect. One man must race against time to solve the puzzle before the murderer strikes again.
        Kenneth Branagh directs and leads an all-star cast including Penélope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Judi Dench, Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Daisy Ridley and Josh Gad.

         

         

         

        Tickets: $10 Adult, $9 with Film Buff Card, $8 Youth.

        All prices include HST.

        General admission seating.

        Doors open 45 minutes before showtime.
           Thank you to our community partner Annapolis Home Hardware.

        Dec
        10
        Sun
        HEATHER RANKIN
        Dec 10 @ 7:30 pm

        Thank you to our Sponsor

         

        After over twenty-five years of performing with her siblings Heather Rankin comes into her own with A Fine Line, her debut solo record. This is Heather Rankin like you have never heard her before, breaking away from The Rankin Family’s signature sound, and forging her own musical legacy with her poetic, intimate original songs, and an eclectic mix of others. A Fine Line is an exploration of the balance between grief and joy, love and loss, and life and death. While the sound is distinctively Heather’s own, songs like “We Walk As One” conjure evocative imagery from the past she shared with her siblings, and with fans all over the world. Other songs showcase a more upbeat and contemporary side of Rankin, like her rendition of Tears for Fears’ 1985 hit “Everybody Wants To Rule The World,” which features Hip Hop Artist Quake Matthews. It is a social commentary with a Dance Club vibe. A song like David Tyson’s “Valentine” is a heart-felt love song, poignant in its simplicity, where Rankin’s soaring, angelic voice is all that is needed to hit straight to the heart.

        It is clear that A Fine Line is a personal record for Rankin, who co-wrote seven of the eleven tracks with David Tyson. “We Walk As One,” the song that her siblings, Cookie and Jimmy, sing backup vocals for, is the album’s most obviously autobiographical track. It speaks to the idea that, although physically separate, those who love and care about one another, continue to move forward together in spirit. Similarly, “I’ve Got Your Back” expresses a sense of unconditional love and support amid a cold and tumultuous world. “Titantically” is the record’s most poetic and ephemeral, the personification of a violin that is rescued from the wreckage of the Titanic, and ripped from the grasp of the person who loved it most in the world. There is a deeply emotional acknowledgement of an inherent sadness to life in A Fine Line, but what is most prominent is Rankin’s resolve to continue to move forward in spite of it. It’s an impressive feat that one album can include a myriad of songs that are individually so different from one another and yet, they come together to create deeply affecting variations on a common theme. When played separately, each track stands assuredly on its own, revealing different aspects of Rankin’s immense talent and her vibrant, complex perspective on life and music. Taken together, one begins to see rich thematic and lyrical intersections, often between the most disparate songs. She begins with laying out the struggle of the human condition, our quest toward finding, and then living as our authentic selves, and then as the album progresses we are plunged into the depths of that struggle. She leaves us, undeniably, with a pure testament of hope and gratitude.

        This is an exciting record and an exciting musical departure for Heather Rankin, who sold more than a million records as part of The Rankin Family, sang backup vocals on Carly Simon’s album The Bedroom Tapes and has been featured on the recordings of such artists as The Chieftains, Johnny Reid and Will Ackerman. Perhaps the most dramatic sense of balance in A Fine Line is Rankin’s own graceful sense of balance between her own musical past, present and future. She harkens back to her childhood in Mabou, Nova Scotia and honours her roots in that community, and in her family, but she does so in her own authentic voice. This voice has been shaped by the Gaelic traditions of her home, and by the years she spent singing the songs of her brothers and sisters, but her voice is set free here, and often euphorically so, in a way previously unheard. Proving eloquent songwriting runs in the family, Rankin takes us to more private places in her lyrics, and this mixture of vulnerability and exhilaration makes for a powerfully compelling record. After more than twenty-five years in the business, A Fine Line suggests that we are only just now getting to know Heather Rankin. She has always been known as the youngest of The Rankin Family, but now, as a solo artist, in some ways, she sounds younger, and more timely, than ever.

         

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