Antigonish International Film Festival: Top five picks


StFX student shares his must-see films for next weekend's festival

The 10th Annual Antigonish International Film Festival opens next Friday, Oct 21. Films will play at three venues on Main Street Friday and Saturday: the Cineplex Theatre, the Town Library, the Town Council Chambers; and in Nicholson Hall 151 on Sunday afternoon.

Photo: The Highland heart

Photo: The Highland heart

Attendees may choose from 33 documentary films, but for those who can’t decide, here are my top five picks: 

1.    The Messenger

Saturday, Oct 22nd: Cineplex Theatre, 4:45-6:15pm.  

An artful investigation into the causes of songbird mass depletion.  

2.  Listening to our Neighbours

Friday, Oct 21: Cineplex Theatre, 12:00-12:25pm. 

Antigonishers talk about how climate change affects them and what they are doing to reduce its impact

3.    Human

Sunday, Oct 23: Nicholson Hall 151, 1:00-4:30. 

A beautiful, wide-ranging and deeply moving exploration of what makes us human                                          

4.    The Hand that Feeds

Saturday, Oct 22: Town Council Chambers, 9:20-10:45am. 

A union organizing effort in NYC contrasts different advocating styles

5.    Facing Fear

Friday, Oct 21: Cineplex Theatre, 7:00-7:25pm. 

Two men embark on a journey of forgiveness and reconciliation revolving around homophobia

Admission is $5 for students for a festival pass that gives them access to all films on all three days.

Come see an amazing line-up of award-winning and inspiring films from around the world.

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