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PEIFHN bursaries

The PEI French Health Network (PEIFHN) will award two $1,500 bursaries to PEI Francophone or Francop [ ... ]

Rainbow Valley auditions

ACT: A Community Theatre will be hosting auditions for it's upcoming production of Rainbow Valley, a [ ... ]

Until May 26
City Cinema

14A, mature theme, language may offend
Dir: Paolo Virzi, Italy/France, 112 min. Donald Sutherland, Helen Mirren, Christian McKay, Janel Maloney

The Leisure Seeker“The Leisure Seeker is a consoling, teary-funny road trip comedy about an ageing couple who realise their days—of living independently, at least—are numbered. John is slipping further into the fog of Alzheimer’s with every passing week, while Ella is due some kind of hospital treatment, which her chestnut bobbed wig, worn over her own closely cropped silver hair, suggests can be nothing good. Rather than play along with the plans devised by their adult children, the Spencers treat themselves to one last driving holiday together—a pilgrimage to the house in Key West occupied by Ernest Hemingway during nine of his most creatively fruitful years… Sutherland’s ability to radiate dignity even when his character loses himself in the depths of dementia is instrumental in making us ache for the younger, sharper man the film doesn’t even have to show us. Mirren brilliantly choreographs all the jostling emotions any spouse who becomes a carer has to deal with—we watch Ella move from amusement to exasperation and back again, often within the span of a sentence. Crucially, the film doesn’t just have John forget things in funny ways. It’s bluntly honest about the cruelty of his condition, and finds a rough-edged humour in that frankness. The canon of Alzheimer’s films doesn’t lack for performances piled up with compassion and fine-grained observation, from Iris all the way to Still Alice. But as their faded Winnebago wends its way to the coast, Ella and John show there’s room for two more.”—Robbie Collin, The Telegraph

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Some Upcoming Events

Charlottetown Festival shows in the mall

Ghost Light and Métis Mutt in Confederation Court Mall Starting June 28 Casting has been announce [ ... ]

JA PEI 2018 Business Hall of Fame gala

With narrator Ian Hanomansing and host Louise Martin May 23
PEI Convention Cenre Junior Acheivement [ ... ]

Symphony Day

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the PEISO May 26
Charlottetown The PEI Symphony Orchestra is ce [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

Poetry City

The City of Charlottetown will participate in the Canada-wide Poetry City initiative during April’ [ ... ]

artsVest workshops

artsVest is Business for the Arts’ national flagship program that works direct [ ... ]

East of the Dial Season 1

ECMA-nominated podcast East of the Dial has debuted its Season 1. Since 2015, radio DJs  [ ... ]