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ACT play reading

Join ACT for a play reading in January. Readers are gathering at Piatto Pizzeria (45 Queen St, Charl [ ... ]

BIG Hearts Celebration

Cox & Palmer’s BIG Hearts Celebration 2018 slated for April 14  Heart & Stroke PEI [ ... ]

January 19–23
City Cinema

PG, not recommended for young children
Dir: Nora Twomey, Canada/Ireland, 93 min. Saara Chaudry, Soma Chhaya, Noorin Gulamgaus.
Golden Globe nominee for Best Animated Picture

The Breadwinner“The Breadwinner is a beautifully rendered work of animation that tells a powerful story. Set in Kabul under Taliban rule, the film paints a picture of a vibrant culture and people under stifling repression; at heart, it is a beautiful but troubling look at a people’s fight to survive. The lead character is Parvana, a preteen girl who accompanies her father to the market in an attempt to make enough money to feed the family. She draws the attention of a Taliban soldier because she’s approaching the age when women should be completely covered, while her father is under suspicion because he’s a former teacher who still respects literature. The father ends up in jail; her mother can’t safely appear in public without her husband; and Parvana finds the only way to support the family is to cut her hair, dress as a boy and find work. Crucially for the story and the film, Parvana is also a storyteller, weaving a tale to keep her little brother happy and to help herself and her family through a series of dangerous encounters. These sequences bring a deliberately subdued film to life, and pay tribute to the force of storytelling and of tradition that can be outlawed but can’t be quashed. And in the film’s spectacular final sequences, when the story Parvana is telling meshes with the one she is living, The Breadwinner is a glorious demonstration of the power of myth to deal with brutal reality, and the power of truth to animate myth.”—Steve Pond, The Wrap

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Some Upcoming Events

Filmworks Summerside presents

January 17 & February 7
Cineplex Cinemas Summerside Filmworks Summerside resumes their film seri [ ... ]

Music PEI Week lineup announced

January 24–28
Charlottetown  Music PEI has announced the lineup for Credit Union Music PEI We [ ... ]

Big Wreck 20th

January 24
PEI Brewing Company In celebration of the 20th anniversary of their debut album In Loving [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

Practicing art

Profile: Glen Strickey by Jane Ledwell Little did Glen Strickey know as an eager-beaver twelve-yea [ ... ]

Bluefin set for Toronto premiere

On December 19 at 6:30 pm, the Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema is hosting the Toronto premiere of writer/ [ ... ]

SoPA students visit Island high schools

Students in the second year of Holland College’s School of Performing Arts Theatre Performance pro [ ... ]