Poly Styrene is the godmother of riot grrl and afropunk. On Saturday, a documentary at FIN dives into her legacy.

What to watch at FIN Atlantic International Film Festival: Sat Sep 18

Today's must-see movies at the region's biggest celebration of cinema.

There are over 150 films on offer at this year’s FIN Atlantic International Film Festival, on from September 16-23 both online and in-person at Cineplex Park Lane. Offerings range from box office blockbusters to indie documentaries, from stories about the precursors of punk rock to teenagers managing viral fame. But if the crush of available movies has you wondering what to watch first, we gotchu with daily list of flick picks, highlighting the movies we’re most excited about. Here's the movies to catch Sep 18:

Wife of a Spy

In-person on Saturday Sep 18, 3:20pm at Cineplex Park Lane, tickets here. Set in 1940s Japan, this flick follows a wife’s white-knuckled grip on her marriage as, on the eve of World War Two, her husband prepares to share the things he witnessed in Manchuria (then a Japanese colony).

Poly Styrene: I Am A Cliché

In-person on Saturday, Sep 18, 6pm at Cineplex Park Lane, tickets here. The frontperson of seminal ‘70s band X-Ray Spex, Poly Styrene is the godmother of riot grrrl and afropunk. In this 96-minute documentary, her musical legacy and personal demons unfold in tandem. Peep the trailer:

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Morgan Mullin

Morgan is the Arts & Entertainment Editor at The Coast, where she writes about everything from what to see and do around Halifax to profiles of the city’s creative class to larger cultural pieces. She’s been with The Coast since 2016.

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