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John Griffin 

CODA: Life with Music: Patrick Stewart is an acclaimed concert pianist who returns from self-imposed retirement in Claude Lalonde’s and Louis Godbout’s luxurious story about aging, stage-fright and the glories of German romantic music. Katie Holmes is the journalist who bolsters his fragile self-confidence and Giancarlo Esposito is his long-suffering agent. All are excellent in a beautifully composed piece, but music is its real star. Thursday night August 25th at 7 p.m. (subtitles in French). 

The Thirsty Boot Screening Room
(August 26th-27th and 28th).
Much remains in flux concerning the venerable West Bolton roadhouse debut as a festival venue. But this much is pretty certain. Owner Dan Webster will present Jean-Marc Vallée’s breakout hit, the 2005 wonder C.R.A.Z.Y. Sunday at 2 pm in tribute to the late Quebec director at the same time the French original version will be presented at the TLB with Pierre Even, the producer. 

And there will be a screening Friday night of Guy Rex Rodgers’ What We Choose to Remember, giving voice to Quebec’s Anglos. Guy Rex will introduce his film and answer the questions after. Saturday night will feature Rebel Dread, the story about Don Letts.