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Atlantic Jewish Film Festival extends its reach as it moves online in 2020

Following the lead of the FIN Atlantic International Film Festival back in September, this year's Atlantic Jewish Film Festival (AJFF) is not only moving...

Film review: Splinters is a perfect depiction of a fractured family

Thom Fitzgerald’s return to the film landscape after half a decade in television is his most quietly disconcerting work. Splinters works itself into your soul...

Dawn George explores the essence of produce at this year’s Halifax Independent Filmmakers Festival

One of the great things about festivals like the Halifax Independent Filmmakers Festival (HIFF) is its variety. From the 14-hour (yes, that is not a...
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Neptune Theatre re-opens as a temporary cinema with Splinters

Following its months-long closure due to the pandemic, Halifax's Neptune Theatre re-opens the doors to Fountain Hall. But it may not be for what...

A community still divided: new documentary revisits the death of Phillip Boudreau

While Mi'kmaq and non-Indigenous fishers currently make headlines as they clash in St. Marys Bay, Dartmouth-based documentary filmmaker Megan Wennberg revisits another more tragic...

Birders flock together in Michael Melski’s new documentary Rare Bird Alert

From the horror of The Child Remains to the delightful and insightful documentary about obsessive birdwatchers in Rare Bird Alert, Halifax filmmaker Michael Melski seems...
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Film review: Mulan is a soulful, live-action remake, but loses original’s fun

Disney has once again revived a classic animated film from their canon to produce a remake, but unlike last year’s Lion King, this live-action...

FIN review: Queen of the Andes reminds us a deadline for humanity looms

Queen of the Andes, written and directed by Jillian Acreman, is an indie sci-fi film that tracks the story of Pilar Graham (Bhreagh MacNeil),...

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Symphony Nova Scotia takes to social media with 12 Days of Nutcracker

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Your holiday live entertainment guide

There is little doubt that with COVID-19, this year's holiday season is going to feel a lot different as large festive gatherings are replaced...

On this Giving Tuesday our local arts organizations need us more than ever

You’ve no doubt heard of Black Friday and maybe Cyber Monday, but perhaps you’ve not heard of Giving Tuesday. According to givingtuesday.ca, Giving Tuesday is a...

20 questions (pandemic edition) with Colleen MacIsaac

During this time of social distancing and dark venues, Halifax Presents continues to check-in with members of our arts community to find out how...