Atlantic Film Festival, Cocksure Lads, Guantanamo’s Child, Reel Paddling Film Festival

At this year’s Atlantic Film Festival, the Atlantic Canadian program will include a look at “race relations in north-end Halifax”, “a First Nations LGBT thriller shot in the Annapolis Valley”, and a “dark home invasion comedy.” Stephen Dunn’s Closet Monster will play at the Blue Carpet Atlantic Gala. The Chronicle-Herald’s Stephen Cooke has more on plans for the Festival, which runs  Sept. 17 to 24, and includes films from all Atlantic provinces.

Filmgoers at a pre-release viewing of The Cocksure Lads got to talk to stars Edward Hillier and Luke Marty at Landmark Cinemas in Kanata on Wednesday night, Patrick Langston reports in The Ottawa Citizen. See what they said about filmmaker Murray Foster’s Canadian sense of humour and more.

Guantanamo’s Child: Omar Khadr will premiere at TIFF, with directors Patrick Reed and Michelle Shephard hoping to “shed a new light” on the controversial former detainee by letting him tell his own story. ET Canada looks at the film and the man at the centre of it.

The Reel Paddling Film Festival, true to its subject, is always traveling, and on Friday the 7th it goes to Festival Hall in Pembroke, in honour of the first annual Upper Ottawa River Race and Paddle Festival. The Pembroke Daily Observer’s Stephen Uhler reports.

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