Cinema Politica – @ Conserver House, Fredericton
Sep 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Sept. 21- Freelancer on the Frontlines

From Egypt to Turkey to Irak, passing through Israel and Palestine, this documentary captures the ups and downs of a new and unconventional kind of journalism.

By Santiago Bertolino

With the NB Media Co-op

Monday Night Film Series – PUZZLE @ Tilley Hall, UNB, Room 102
Sep 24 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

September 24, 2018 – 7:30pm at Tilley Hall, UNB Campus


Marc Turtletaub
USA, 2018
103 minutes
Principal Cast: Kelly Macdonald, Irrfan Khan, Austin Abrams

Producer Marc Turtletaub (Loving; Little Miss Sunshine) makes his directorial debut with Puzzle, a gently humanist story of an unassuming housewife who comes to recognize her unspoken hopes and dreams through the unlikely avenue of competitive jigsaw-puzzling.

Agnes (Kelly Macdonald, Goodbye Christopher Robin; Anna Karenina) lives a quiet, monotonous life waiting hand-and-foot on her husband, Louie (David Denman, Logan Lucky; Men, Women and Children), and her two adult sons. After an evening of birthday celebrations — she cleans, cooks, and prepares the house for what turns out to be her own party — she notices a gift that strikes her interest: a jigsaw puzzle of a world map. Finishing the puzzle in record time, Agnes soon finds herself answering a “partner wanted” advertisement from puzzle champion Robert (Lunchbox star Irrfan Khan). As Agnes learns more about her gift at assembling the increasingly difficult puzzles Robert challenges her with, she also begins to give voice to her long-dormant desires.

An adaptation of the 2009 Berlin Film Festival breakout hit of the same name from Argentina, Puzzle provides a sweet-natured glimpse into the complex interiority of what appears to be an entirely unremarkable life. Macdonald delivers a striking performance as Agnes, hinting at a deep longing for expression hidden beneath a lifetime of restraint. Puzzle asks us to consider what we might discover about ourselves if we allow that first spark of curiosity to ignite passion, courage, and a little stubborn determination.

“From its first elegantly shot frame, you know Puzzle is going to be something special.” – Jordan Ruimy, The Playlist

The Monday Night Film Series takes place at Tilley Hall, Room 102, UNB Campus
Tel: 455-1632 or email

I Am Rohingya – Film @ Ted Daigle Auditorium, STU
Sep 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

I Am Rohingya.

A film about a play by Rohingya youth. With film director, Yusuf Zine.

Ted Daigle Auditorium, STU.

Sept. 25 at 7:00pm

Monday Night Film Series – LEAN ON PETE @ Tilley Hall, UNB, Room 102
Oct 1 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

October 1, 2018 – 7:30pm at Tilley Hall, UNB Campus


Andrew Haigh
UK, 2018
121 mins
Principal Cast: Charlie Plummer, Steve Buscemi, Chloë Sevigny

Charley (Charlie Plummer) is a 15-year-old lost soul, pent up in a fleabag Portland apartment with his abrasive father. He goes looking for a summer job and ends up meeting Del (Steve Buscemi), a grizzled horseman kicking around the smalltime circuit training and racing quarter horses with his partner, Bonnie (Chloë Sevigny), a jockey.

In no time they become an inseparable trio, and Charley discovers a genuine love for the animals. He grows particularly attached to a failing racehorse named Lean On Pete. But when he discovers that his beloved horse has reached the end of his racing days and is due to be disposed of by the unsentimental and practical Del, Charley ends up on a cross-country adventure through the beautiful mountains and plains of the interior.

“This is not a movie about a boy and his horse. It is something far more grueling and merciless, and as the film reveals itself in an increasingly jaw-dropping series of vignettes, it’s likely to leave you in tatters.” – Jeffrey Bloomer, Slate

The Monday Night Film Series takes place at Tilley Hall, Room 102, UNB Campus
Tel: 455-1632 or email

Monday Night Film Series – DON’T WORRY, HE WON’T GET FAR ON FOOT @ Tilley Hall, UNB, Room 102
Oct 8 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

October 8, 2018 – 7:30pm at Tilley Hall, UNB Campus


Gus Van Sant
USA, 2018
113 minutes
Principal Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Rooney Mara, Jonah Hill

Joaquin Phoenix adds another larger-than-life character to his filmography with the starring role in Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot, from American auteur Gus Van Sant (Milk; Good Will Hunting). The film tells the engaging, true story of John Callahan, a carefree man who is caught in an unfortunate accident and recovers through the power of an unlikely gift. This captivating film premiered at Sundance and was nominated for the best film award at the Berlin International Film Festival.

Callahan (Phoenix, You Were Never Really Here; Her) is a man ready to take on the world, even though he is plagued by a hefty drinking problem and has a knack for telling controversial jokes. After a night of intoxication, he gets in a horrifying car accident and is paralyzed from the waist down. He is stubbornly resistant to the idea of treatment and refuses to give up drinking, but despite his protestations, he receives encouragement and support from his devoted girlfriend (Rooney Mara, A Ghost Story; Carol), his charismatic sponsor (Jonah Hill, Hail, Caesar!; Moneyball), and a new-found talent for drawing. His unconventional newspaper cartoons gain a national following and give Callahan the final push he needs to thrive in a new life.

Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot showcases a distinctive and talented cast who bring their warmth and humanity to a true story full of drama, insight, and, most importantly, laughter.

“Van Sant has rebounded with one of his best, a life-affirming sweet-and-sour concoction that recalls such crowd-pleasers as Good Will Hunting and Finding Forrester, and which will very likely launch Phoenix (back at work with his To Die For director) and co-star Jonah Hill (as audiences have never seen him before, playing the unlikeliest of life coaches) into the awards conversation.” – Peter Debruge, Variety

The Monday Night Film Series takes place at Tilley Hall, Room 102, UNB Campus
Tel: 455-1632 or email

Cinema Politica – Offshore Banking/Tax Havens: Didn’t You Know, You Knew? @ Conserver House, Fredericton
Oct 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Oct. 12- Offshore Banking/Tax Havens: Didn’t You Know, You Knew?

A political video remix on the references to offshore accounts in the arts and a call to public mobilization against the complacency of current legislation.

By Alexandre Gingras

With Alain Deneault