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The week in Nova Scotia film 

Local shoots, national debuts and more excitement for movies made here.

click to enlarge A still from Spinster.
  • A still from Spinster.
It's been a good week for movie-makers across the province, as two of the most hyped-about recent local productions—that'd be Stage Mother and Spinster—debuted on the film fest circuit this week. Stage Mother, Thom Fitzgerlad's latest, follows a religious choir member as she inherits a drag club from her estranged son. It had its world premiere at the Palm Springs Film Festival and was shot extensively in Halifax, with lauded local drag performer and trans activist Chris Cochrane on deck as an actor, makeup artist and drag consultant.

Spinster, meanwhile, was the locally shot flick that saw us all losing our shit on Twitter as we attempted to befriend star Chelsea Peretti. The flick is her feature film debut and follows a woman in her late thirties as she navigates dating and single-dom. It screened at the Whistler Film Festival.

Both are set for wider releases in 2020.

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