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Workshop on how to write for children and young adults The University of Prince Edward Island is pa [ ... ]

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May 5–13
City Cinema

14A, coarse language, sexual content. Dir: Lone Scherfig, UK, 117 min. Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, Bill Nighy, Jack Huston

Their Finest“The resoundingly British Their Finest, about a group of film-makers working for the Ministry of Information in London in 1940, is surely among the most sheerly enjoyable at the Festival… The way it catches the Blitz-era mood of terror and uncertainty mixed with a determination to band together and carry on feels almost miraculous. Adapting the novel Their Finest Hour and a Half, Scherfig and screenwriter Gaby Chiappe have created a hilarious but beadily accurate recreation of the bashing-the-Hun films of the era, with their rickety props and morale-raising dialogue. They also make some incisive observations about the role of women in wartime, as they stepped up to the plate while the men were in uniform. Catrin Cole (Gemma Arterton), a girl from Ebbw Vale who has been working as a copywriter, seizes the opportunity to prove herself capable of far more than writing the mere "slop" (slang for women's dialogue) the male production team originally hired her for… In addition to excellent work from Sam Claflin as lead screenwriter Tom Buckley, Helen McCrory as a provocatively strict theatrical agent, and a brilliant little cameo by Jeremy Irons as the Secretary of War, Their Finest may also prove to be Bill Nighy’s finest… Nighy slips on the role of preening old ham Ambrose Hilliard (famous, he keeps reminding us, for his portrayal of Inspector Carnforth) like a perfectly cut but rather threadbare suit. His vanity is matched only by his crippling insecurity as old age and unemployability loom, but his role in the team’s uplifting movie about twin sisters rescuing soldiers from Dunkirk helps him find a new purpose. Huge fun.”—Adam Sweeting, The Arts Desk

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Some Upcoming Events

Bedtime Stories

Marlane O’Brien directs Harbourfront Players May 12, 13, 19 & 20
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Photo Club show

35th Annual Print Show at The Guild June 7–18
The Guild  The PEI Photo Club will be holding  [ ... ]

Cox & Palmer Island Literary Awards 2017

May 6
The Mack The P.E.I. Writers’ Guild has announced the shortlist for the 30th Cox and Palmer I [ ... ]

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