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Directing rhythms is François Girard's method

Directing rhythms is François Girard's method

François Girard knows a thing or two about making movies with heavy subject matter but nothing except his experience could have prepared him for the monumental challenge of The Song of Names, an intergenerational detective story about one brother's search for another. Of course, the music is there, but it's the story and the performances that hold up the emotional weight.
Down times in the downturn

Down times in the downturn

British director Ken Loach is a master at putting out bleak, important cinema. He doesn't disappoint with his newest work called Sorry We Missed You, a look at how the gig economy does a major disservice to those who work in it, and their families. Don't expect a happy ending here.
Money really matters in new St. Albert Further Ed course

Money really matters in new St. Albert Further Ed course

Money Matters is a four-week evening workshop to help anyone and everyone increase their financial literacy skills so that they have better relationships with their bank accounts.
CANCELLED: Numismatics for the people

CANCELLED: Numismatics for the people

Endicott's troubled story from the south seas

Endicott's troubled story from the south seas

Marina Endicott's new novel takes a view of a morally dubious event that really happened. How would you feel if a relative of yours went on a trip and took a child? How would the child feel? Endicott will be in conversation with Jacqueline Baker during a special STARFest event on Friday.
Portfolio: St. Albert's weekly art listings

Portfolio: St. Albert's weekly art listings

At Your Service: Campaign to end period poverty

At Your Service: Campaign to end period poverty

No Woman Without. Period. is wrapping up its third annual month-long menstrual hygiene product drive this weekend with an outstanding total of 75,000 individual items collected at an estimated retail value of nearly $20,000.
REVIEW: A healthy dose of Greed

REVIEW: A healthy dose of Greed

Writer-director Michael Winterbottom hits the nail on the head with his new film Greed, featuring Steve Coogan as a billionaire business mogul whose every success in business is matched by a contrasting failure in his personality.
Black history in museum spotlight

Black history in museum spotlight

It's been much overlooked until now. Black history in Alberta is put in focus with a series of information panels put on extended display in the permanent exhibit space at the Musée Héritage Museum.
Portfolio: Weekly St. Albert art listings

Portfolio: Weekly St. Albert art listings