When Indigenous teen Adira discovers a love of online streaming, her ascent to professional status and Twitch celebrity-dom come in quick succession in Stream Me.

What to watch at FIN Atlantic International Film Festival: Sun Sep 19

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 19:

Freedom Swell

Available for festival’s duration on FIN Stream or in-person on Sunday, Sep 19, noon at Cineplex Park Lane, tickets here.

This documentary, written by Nova Scotia’s LaMeia Reddick, traces the triumphs and joys of North Preston Surf, an organization aiming to help African Nova Scotian youth connect with the ocean and overcome complex, historical barriers.


The Beothuk Story

Available for festival’s duration on FIN Stream or in-person on Sunday Sep 19, 1:30pm at Cineplex Park Lane, tickets here.
Despite a 200-year erasure campaign by European history, the Beothuk people of Newfoundland are alive and well. Here, for the first time, they tell their story—debunking the myth of their extinction in the process.


Stream Me

Available for festival’s duration on FIN Stream or in-person on Sunday Sep 19, 4:30pm, at Cineplex Park Lane, tickets here.
When Indigenous teen Adira discovers a love of online streaming, her ascent to professional status and Twitch celebrity-dom come in quick succession. How will she handle the challenges that come with her newfound popularity? 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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