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Sep
22
Sat
VAN GOGH: Of Wheat Fields & Clouded Skies
Sep 22 @ 7:00 pm

Van Gogh: Of Wheat Fields and Clouded Skies

Masterpieces from the Kröller-Müller Museum

SPECIAL FEATURE PRESENTATION

Doors open at 6pm for Wine & Popcorn. Reserve Seating available.

On Saturday September 22, King’s Theatre introduces a new kind of program called “Special Feature Presentation”. These are special, limited release films that are being presented with reserve seating options and “Wine & Popcorn” one hour before the show. First up is a “VAN GOGH: Of Wheat Fields and Clouded Skies”.

 

Van Gogh is a huge favourite amongst King’s Theatre audiences. This feature is a new look at the Van Gogh legacy through the world’s largest private collection, that of Helene Kröller-Müller (1869-1939). In the early 20th Century, she bought nearly 300 of his works, paintings and drawings.


The story unfolds with a woman who identified with Van Gogh’s spiritual torment, and came to buy priceless artistic treasures. The collection is set in the naturalistic and architectural beauty of the vast De Hoge Weluge park.
It tells the parable of the painter’s life, using passages from his brother Theo’s letters to set the pace of the exhibition, and it shows images of the places he lived and stayed in, from Paris to Provence.


This collection and of the burning passion for art that led to it offers an outstanding window into the life and art of Van Gogh. ‘Amid wheat fields and clouded skies’ brings together 40 paintings and 85 drawings from the Kröller-Müller Museum in Otterlo, Holland, now home to Helene’s heritage.


The feature tells us about Van Gogh’s art and his genius, and allows us to understand the importance of drawing as part of his artistic technique. His seemingly instinctive canvases were the result of long, preparatory studies, not sketches but complete works of art in themselves, where the broken flow of lines that characterizes the style of his paintings can already be found.

 

Doors open at 6pm for Wine & Popcorn. Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance by calling the box office at 902-532-7704

 

 Run Time: 70 minutes

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Sep
23
Sun
CHRISTOPHER ROBIN
Sep 23 @ 2:00 pm

In the heartwarming live-action adventure “Disney’s Christopher Robin,” the young boy who loved embarking on adventures in the Hundred Acre Wood with a band of spirited and lovable stuff animals, has grown up and lost his way. Now it is up to his childhood friends to venture into our world and help Christopher Robin remember the loving and playful boy who is still inside.

Read more at http://www.comingsoon.net/movie/disneys-christopher-robin-2018#K1H80mpIF7ALUtI5.99

  • Studio:Walt Disney Pictures
  • Director:Marc Forster
  • MPAA Rating:PG (for some action)
  • Screenwriters:Alex Ross Perry, Tom McCarthy, Allison Schroeder
  • Starring:Ewan McGregor, Hayley Atwell, Bronte Carmichael, Mark Gatiss, Jim Cummings, Chris O’Dowd, Brad Garrett, Toby Jones, Nick Mohammed, Peter Capaldi, Sophie Okonedo
  • Genre:Family

 

*PLEASE NOTE NEW PRICES FOR ADULT TICKETS. THANK YOU.*

Tickets: $11 Adult, $10 with Film Buff Card, $8 Youth.

All prices include HST.

Doors open 45 minutes before showtime.


   Thank you to our community partner Annapolis Home Hardware.

Sep
25
Tue
JIM CUDDY TRIO
Sep 25 @ 7:30 pm

ALMOST SOLD OUT!!!

For over 35 years, Jim Cuddy has written songs that have become indelible in the soundtrack of Canadian lives.  With the release of his fourth solo album, Constellation, he adds ten songs to that extraordinary songbook.

As one of the founding members and creative forces behind Blue Rodeo, Cuddy has received nearly every accolade Canada can bestow upon a musician, from the Order of Canada and induction into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, to countless JUNO Awards and a Star on Canada’s Walk of Fame. Behind it all, is a simple devotion to his craft as a songwriter, which remains Cuddy’s tireless pursuit after more than three decades.

“I’ve always found fascination in the smallest details of human behavior,” says Cuddy of his songwriting. “It has been something that I look at and remember, whether it is the details of an exchange that I witnessed or an exchange that I have.  Of course, as you get older there are bigger things that happen in your life that you realize you’ll never totally understand.  There never seems to be a loss of things to write about.”

Constellation was recorded during the summer and fall of 2017 at Blue Rodeo’s East-end Toronto headquarters, The Woodshed. As is the case with all great songwriters, Cuddy’s music has taken on deeper meaning with the passage of time, no small feat considering he has penned some of the most memorable songs in our nation’s canon.  What comes across on Constellation is less of a separation between the bitter and the sweet, as is sometimes evident with Blue Rodeo, but rather an emotional honesty that resonates across the album. On the album’s many memorable moments, such as “While I Was Waiting,” “Lonely When You Leave” and “Cold Cold Wind”, Cuddy’s unmistakable personality shines through, a testament to how his sound has always resisted attempts to be categorized.  This honesty shines through on the title track, “Constellations”.

“’Constellations’ is about a friend of mine who passed away last year.  Some friends and I took him up to my farm and we sort of had our last supper. We had a riotous time, we drank a lot of wine, and we had a lot of laughs, and it was all tempered with the fact that we knew that our friend was not going to survive this illness.

I think all the songs on the album were tempered by that because there’s something very sobering about losing a friend, especially losing a friend that’s younger, because it makes you tally up mortality a bit.  What it made me do on this record is write some more definitive truths for myself. Write things that had wounded me. Write things that I loved and held onto and write about things I had lost.”

Loss is certainly the theme of the beautiful ballad “You Be The Leaver” which takes on the shock of sudden separation in a relationship, though not necessarily a romantic relationship. “I think in everyone’s life there are relationships that become troubled, and either you survive or you don’t.  There are all kinds of relationships that have a great impact on your life, not just the romantic ones.”

Cuddy’s creative drive led him, in 1998, to launch a solo career in conjunction with Blue Rodeo.  With Constellation, he continues to find new ways to balance personal reflection and plainspoken storytelling, remaining both intimate and accessible. The new album also reunites him with his long-time band featuring stalwart Blue Rodeo bassist Bazil Donovan, guitarist Colin Cripps, violinist Anne Lindsay, keyboardist Steve O’Connor and drummer Joel Anderson, all of whom, along with and guest musicians Oh Susanna and Jim Bowskill help make this one of Cuddy’s most musically diverse albums to date.

Indeed, one of the album’s musical highlights is Beggar’s Banquet-influenced “Cold Cold Wind,” a traditional country styled track that ends in a flash and fury.

“By the time I finished the song, I thought you know what, this needs to have some explosive life at the end.  And so I just started playing that little lick, and realized we also had two extraordinary guitar players in the room, with Jimmy Bowskill and Colin Cripps, and thought it would be fun to have a guitar gunslinger moment at the end. You need to have a bit of punctuation on the meaning of the song. Plus it was an opportunity for those two guys to inspire each other and play off each other.”

Yet, the top shelf playing never overshadows Cuddy’s writing, and the symbiotic relationship between the two is a further tribute to the distinctive Toronto roots rock sound that Blue Rodeo all but defined. As Cuddy explains, “For me, one of the joys in making a record happens when I get past the point of worrying about all the things I may or may not have done wrong, and I can sit back and really absorb and appreciate what everyone else’s contribution. There were so many moments like that on this record, where parts were laid down that really accentuated the emotional impact of a particular song. You only get that with a certain caliber of musician, and I’m fortunate to have them in both bands I’m in.”

That sense of trust is evident in Cuddy’s audience as well, especially those who have been along for the ride from the beginning. His keen ear for conveying the highs and lows inherent to all long-term relationships has helped listeners grow along with him.

“We’ve all had to deal with our own bumps and bruises and scarring along the way, and part of this new record is facing that reality,” he says. “But in other ways Constellation is a celebration of coming through it all and feeling grateful for these long-term relationships that have sustained us throughout our lives.”

 

Colin Cripps is a Canadian guitarist and member of Blue Rodeo and the Jim Cuddy Band.

 

 

 

Anne Lindsay has established herself as one of the most engaging and versatile instrumentalists in Canada, adapting her unique violin/fiddle style to the eclectic sounds and musical languages of this country’s rich cultural texture.

 

 

 

 

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Member Price: $65

Youth: $35

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Sep
27
Thu
NS HERITAGE CONFERENCE
Sep 27 @ 8:30 am

King’s Theatre is proud to be the host location for Days 2&3 of the Nova Scotia Provincial Heritage Conference

CHANGING TIDE

Heritage Stewardship and Sustainability

Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia

Set in the historic Town of Annapolis Royal and in collaboration with the Association of Nova Scotia Museums this year’s Provincial Heritage Conference will focus on Heritage Stewardship and Sustainability. Themes will include dynamic discussion of the relevance of heritage in today’s challenging global environment.  Topics include community engagement and strategic planning.  The conference will conclude with a round table discussion focused on establishing a collective and unified voice for Nova Scotia.  In addition to the conference sessions there will be several heritage themed opportunities for delegates to meet with peers from across the province.

There’s lots of places to get involved. Check out the exciting Itinerary here: http://nsheritage.ca/itinerary/

Check out all details about the conference here: http://nsheritage.ca/

JP CORMIER
Sep 27 @ 7:30 pm

Nobody really knows who J.P. Cormier is for sure. That’s to be expected, believe me.

In 1974 he was a five year old boy, discovering an innate talent for playing the guitar, I had a little hand in that, guiding him through the beginning stages. He learned faster than I could teach.

By the mid eighties, not out of his teens, he was a sideman for bands and artists of many different genres in Alabama, Tennessee, Mississippi, and all across the deep south. As he travelled and worked he added more and more instruments to his arsenal of capabilities. He became indispensable to the bands he worked for.

In the early Nineties, he became a sideman for one of Canada’s favourite sons, Stompin’ Tom Connors and also became a staple of the recordings at Studio H in Halifax. His work with the CBC there, spanned musical, production and arranging duties.

All this before he was 20.

In the mid nineties he reentered the musical scene of his beloved East Coast and the Island called Cape Breton. He exploded onto the trad music scene there as a fiddler, performing some of the most difficult music ever produced by legends like Winston Fitzgerald and Angus Chisholm with a facility that stunned onlookers. Especially those who knew he wasn’t born there, but born in Ontario to Cape Breton parents. Somehow, some way, his music was the real thing, sounding like he had been steeped continually in a handed-down brew of family tradition from the old country.

Nothing could be further from the truth.

His previous gig was in Nashville playing mandolin and banjo in a grammy nominated bluegrass gospel band and performing on the Opry, and playing television shows with the likes of Waylon Jennings. All those people also thought he was one of them, American, reared in the ways of bluegrass, old time and Americana music. They knew he was from Canada, but it just didn’t seem possible.

Then in 1997, something amazing happened.

An album released in Canada, out of nowhere, called Another Morning. This time it was him as a songwriter and a lead singer.

And what a songwriter he turned out to be. Some of the performances on that album are literally part of the musical vocabulary today in the East Coast. Songs like the title cut, and Kelly’s Mountain, The Molly May (co written with his cousin Gervais) and others. It inspired, 25 years ago, some of the biggest names in the business today. People like Dave Gunning, Matt Andersen, David Myles, Joel Plaskett, all of which will tell you: that record changed things.

The Canadian industry thought so too, and it received a juno nomination and won an ECMA.

And that was just the beginning.

36 years later after stepping on stage as professional union musician for the first time at the tender age of 13, JP is still going, and frighteningly, still getting better.

16 albums followed the success of Another Morning, winning 12 more ECMA’s, another Juno nomination, a Canadian Folk Music Award and 5 Music Nova Scotia Awards. Each album was a snapshot of each thing that he can do. There are fiddle albums, Mandolin, Banjo, Guitar, tribute records, songwriting collections, a purely astounding spectrum of talent and musical vision.

His catalogue of recordings and the 150 or so records he’s produced on other artists, resemble the tapestry he weaves in live performance. Where he used to carry 3 and 4 piece bands, he tours alone now.

Just him and the instruments.

People still leave his shows confused, amazed and wondering what they just saw. Did they see a storyteller? A Songwriter? Arguably one of the best guitar players in the business today? Someone who crosses the lines between different instruments like there are no lines? Who was that masked man, anyway?

Accolades aside, and there are many from people like Chet Atkins, Marty Stuart, Waylon Jennings, Gordon Lightfoot; JP sees himself as just a performer. He’s shy, but has a razor sharp wit and lightning sense of humour. He can be reserved or edgy to the point no return. He speaks for soldiers, first responders, other artists, the forgotten and lost. He speaks sometimes only for himself and refuses rebuttal.

Of all the things he is, foremost he is an entertainer. I think one of the best.  After you’ve seen what he does, I’m certain you will too.

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Sep
28
Fri
NS HERITAGE CONFERENCE
Sep 28 @ 8:30 am

King’s Theatre is proud to be the host location for Days 2&3 of the Nova Scotia Provincial Heritage Conference

CHANGING TIDE

Heritage Stewardship and Sustainability

Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia

Set in the historic Town of Annapolis Royal and in collaboration with the Association of Nova Scotia Museums this year’s Provincial Heritage Conference will focus on Heritage Stewardship and Sustainability. Themes will include dynamic discussion of the relevance of heritage in today’s challenging global environment.  Topics include community engagement and strategic planning.  The conference will conclude with a round table discussion focused on establishing a collective and unified voice for Nova Scotia.  In addition to the conference sessions there will be several heritage themed opportunities for delegates to meet with peers from across the province.

There’s lots of places to get involved. Check out the exciting Itinerary here: http://nsheritage.ca/itinerary/

Check out all details about the conference here: http://nsheritage.ca/

Sep
30
Sun
JOHN & YOKO’S ‘IMAGINE’: Remastered and Remixed
Sep 30 @ 7:00 pm

SPECIAL FEATURE PRESENTATION

Doors open at 6pm for Wine & Popcorn. Reserve Seating available.

Imagine is a cinema collage of colour, sound, dream and reality, comprising unique footage of John and Yoko during the making of the Imagine album, and features the music of that iconic release with elements of Yoko’s ‘Fly’ album. Produced and directed by John and Yoko, who, with numerous guest stars including George Harrison, Fred Astaire, Andy Warhol, Dick Cavett, Jack Palance and Jonas Mekas, create a world of imagination as rich and moving as the music that accompanies it.

The 68-minute film, which was first released in 1972, has been restored frame-by-frame: every frame has been hand cleaned and restored, and the soundtrack has been remixed and remastered in glorious Dolby Atmos and 7.1 surround sound by multi-Grammy® Award winner Paul Hicks.

The release will also will be accompanied by 15 minutes of cinema-exclusive, never-before-seen extras in the form of studio footage of John and his band (including George Harrison) performing ‘How Do You Sleep?’ and ‘Oh My Love’, also mixed in Dolby Atmos and 5.1, as well as a up-close-and-personal version of ‘Oh Yoko’ filmed during John and Yoko’s ‘bed-in for peace’ in the Bahamas.

Eagle Rock Entertainment is delighted to bring IMAGINE to cinema audiences across the globe.

This is an opportunity to hear the music in a way that cannot be experienced at home.

 

 

 

 

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Oct
2
Tue
THE CHILDREN ACT
Oct 2 @ 7:30 pm

Adapted by Booker Prize–winning author Ian McEwan from his own novel, this riveting drama stars two-time Academy Award winner Emma Thompson (The Legend of Barney Thomson; Alone in Berlin) as a British High Court judge tasked with making a decision that will speak to our most fraught questions regarding religious tolerance — and could mean life or death for an innocent young man. Judge Fiona Maye (Thompson) is married to her work, which has become a problem for her husband, Jack (Stanley Tucci, Spotlight), who announces that he wants to have an affair. Treating the matter more as an annoyance than a life-altering crisis, Fiona kicks Jack out and focuses on her current case. The question: should a couple who are Jehovah’s Witnesses be permitted to deny a life-saving blood transfusion to their leukemia-stricken 17-year-old son (Fionn Whitehead, Dunkirk)? Fiona finds herself taking unusual measures to determine her verdict — measures that will have far-reaching consequences.

Directed by Richard Eyre (Notes on a Scandal), The Children Act brims with intelligence, sophistication, and intrigue. The elevated tension places unusual focus on its protagonist’s every word and gesture — a challenge Thompson meets with virtuosity. Her Fiona is a cauldron of conflicted feelings bubbling beneath a veneer of composure. As she finds herself sliding deeper into a mire of professional compromise and personal desperation, we come to empathize with her singular burden… and wait for the outcome with keen anticipation.

UK, 2017
English
105 minutes

Principal Cast: Emma Thompson, Stanley Tucci, Fionn Whitehead

Directed by Richard Eyre

“The Children Act is that rarest of things: an adult drama, written and interpreted with a sensitivity to mature human concerns.”
– Variety
“The Children Act” is a soulful and sophisticated adult drama that peers into the void between the beauty of ideals and the cost of living by them.”
– IndieWire

 

 

*PLEASE NOTE NEW PRICES FOR ADULT TICKETS. THANK YOU.*

Tickets: $11 Adult, $10 with Film Buff Card, $8 Youth.

All prices include HST.

Doors open 45 minutes before showtime.

Oct
4
Thu
URBANIZED – Special NS Architects Presentation
Oct 4 @ 7:30 pm

Urbanized (2011) – A Special Presentation by the Nova Scotia Architects Association

Admission by freewill offering.

Urbanized is a feature-length documentary about the design of cities, which looks at the issues and strategies behind urban design and features some of the world’s foremost architects, planners, policymakers, builders, and thinkers. Over half the world’s population now lives in an urban area, and 75% will call a city home by 2050. But while some cities are experiencing explosive growth, others are shrinking. The challenges of balancing housing, mobility, public space, civic engagement, economic development, and environmental policy are fast becoming universal concerns. Yet much of the dialogue on these issues is disconnected from the public domain.Who is allowed to shape our cities, and how do they do it?

  • Directed by Gary Hustwit
  • Documentary
  • Rated NR
  • 82 minutes

 

 

 

Oct
5
Fri
MOVIE NIGHT AT THE O: THE MUPPET MOVIE
Oct 5 @ 7:00 pm

Location: Oqwa’titek Amphitheatre

It’s time to play the music, it’s time to light the lights, it’s time to meet the Muppets!

It’s hard to believe that sixty years ago this fall, Jim and Jane Henson founded The Muppets, Inc., an enterprise that would eventually change the worlds of puppetry, special effects and media technology channeled through a band of irresistible characters with timeless messages.

To celebrate, King’s Film Society is presenting a re-mastered version of the classic The Muppet Movie , the first full-length film about how Kermit the Frog and friends got their start. Released in 1979, the film features Paul William’s indelible songs and score –The Rainbow Connection, Movin’ Right Along and many more – which won Best Children’s Album at the Grammys in 1980.

As for the plot . . .

While living the quiet life in a swamp, Kermit the Frog is approached by a Hollywood agent and asked to audition for the chance of a lifetime. So Kermit, hoping for his big break, makes the journey to Hollywood. Along the way, he comes across several quirky new friends including the comedic Fozzie Bear, the beautiful and feisty Miss Piggy and the Great Gonzo. But Kermit must also watch out for the ruthless Doc Hopper, who plans to use him as his spokesman for his Frog Legs food chain.

Director: James Frawley

Starring: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Charles Durning, Milton Berle, Mel Brooks, James Coburn, Dom Deluise, Bob Hope, Madeline Kahn, Carol Kane, Cloris Leachman, Steve Martin, Richard Pryor, Orson Wells, Telly Savales

 

 

***FREE ADMISSION****

Dress for a fall evening, bring your favourite blanket and something comfy to sit on.

Sing alongs welcome!

King’s Film Society would like to thank our generous partners in helping us cover the costs for this special outdoor presentation: Annapolis Board of Trade, Annapolis Home Hardware Building Centre, Town of Annapolis Royal, King’s Theatre and Lois and Ross Baker.