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Engage with PEI’s LGBTQ2+

Engage with members of PEI’s LGBTQ2+ community, at a special general meeting on November 21 at Mur [ ... ]

Art for Stars for Life

David Garcia Jimenez donates painting for Christmas card Island artist David Garcia Jimenez has don [ ... ]

Going to the Movies

The Other Notebook
by David Helwig

I don’t know when I saw my first movie. I only know it was when I lived in Toronto in the 1940s. What I do know is that not long after my tenth birthday we moved to a small town which had a movie theater only one block away from our house. I was too young to be allowed into night movies alone, but I soon became an addict of the Saturday matinees—the Bowery Boys,

Islanders at Atlantic Film Festival

Islanders at Atlantic Film Festival
Short films by Harmony Wagner, Jeremy Larter, Millefiore Clarkes selected for Showcase

PEI is being well represented at the Atlantic Film Festival which runs September 12–19 in Halifax, NS. Harmony Wagner’s short dramatic film The Queen of the Crows, Jason Arsenault and Jeremy Larter’s documentary The Crow Agenda, and Millefiore Clarkes’ documentary Island Green are all screening in the Atlantic

Sap to Syrup

Director Marlowe Wood

Sap to Syrup a recent documentary on the maple syrup production process was a semi-finalist at the 2013 San Antonio Independent Christian Film Festival.

“Many Canadians don’t know how maple syrup is made,” said Marlowe Wood, PEI resident and director of Sap to Syrup. “We produced Sap to Syrup so people could see how they can get involved in making maple syrup, and how the

Biggest Screenwriters Bootcamp Yet

This year’s PEI Screenwriters’ Bootcamp workshop series boasts the highest number of writers from PEI participating in its seven-year history. The participants were: Ryan Gallant, Shane Mountain, Katie MacDonald, Justin O’Hanley, Susanne MacDonald, Adam Perry, Finley Martin, and Maureen Hill from PEI as well as Rachel Bower, Mary Seyffert-Hamblin, Shelley Thompson, Renée Hillier-Downs, Megan

It’s Your Job Video

Colonel Gray Students Dane Cutcliffe and Alex MacKay are the PEI winners of the It’s Your Job youth workplace safety video contest. The two students won with a short video showing a number of young workers talking about workplace hazards and the importance of following safety protocols. The video contest is sponsored by the Department of Environment, Labour and Justice and the Workers Compensation

Just Passing Through

Just Passing Through
Jeremy Larter web series premieres in May

In Her Own Write
by Ann Thurlow

If this was a movie, it would it would go like this: Start with a flashback. Jeremy Later and Geoff Read become friends in junior high school. Years pass. We see Larter pursue his dream of making web series with the acclaimed Profile PEI and the lesser known (but equally funny) Ponderings, Leafs Beefs and Kitty Kat Time. We

Fit for Duty

Culture Summerside would like to make people aware that the 59 minute film, Fit for Duty is now available for viewing either in its entirety or in chapters on its own website, or by going to the Culture Summerside channel on YouTube. The film was made to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the building and the role it has played in both war and peace time activities in the

Queen of the Crows to air on CBC

Queen of the Crows to air on CBCQueen of the Crows, an 11 minute film by writer/director Harmony Wagner, will be broadcast on this season of CBC’s Download. A recipient of the 2012 CBC 3-2-1 Award, the Island-produced film will also open the Island Media Arts Festival (IMAF) Gala on May 26 in Charlottetown.

The story centers around Elsa, an eleven year old girl struggling with her reality. “I wanted to shine a light on mental

WAVE Awards

WAVE Awards
Louise Lalonde receives Women’s Film & TV award

The 2013 WAVE Awards were announced recently at the third annual Women Making Waves. Honouring outstanding contributions by women in film, television and digital media, the awards went to Lisa Rose Snow, Louise Lalonde and Angie Kokic.

Louise Lalonde’s experience in film production ranges from craft services to directing, but screenwriting is her

YouTube Video Highlights Culinary Finds

Island East Tourism Group and the PEI Culinary Alliance have partnered to develop a new YouTube video showcasing some of eastern PEI’s culinary discoveries. The video that stars two young musicians setting out on a culinary road trip adventure along the Points East Coastal Drive.

In the video, Mike Carver of The North Lakes and John MacLean from Paper Lions visit Georgetown to go on the Giant Clam

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Some Upcoming Events

Symons Lecture

Dr. Margaret MacMillan is 2018 medal recipient and lecturer November 23
Homburg Theatre Confederati [ ... ]

Bookmark readings

Celebrities and authors in Charlottetown  November 12 & 14 Charlottetown’s independent  [ ... ]

What They Had

November 26–December 2
City Cinema PG, coarse language
Dir: Elizabeth Chomko, US, 101 min. Hilary S [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

A gift of Island poetry: Chris Bailey

Curated by Deirdre Kessler Things My Buddy Said Oh, brother, growing up I’d get into trouble
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A passion for cinema

Laurent Gariépy is screening the classics at City Cinema by Dave Stewart Anyone checking out City [ ... ]

Acadian showman

Profile: Christian Gallant by Jane Ledwell Forty-six musicians and step dancers took the stage at  [ ... ]