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The Movie Man

PG, language, brief violent scenes.
Dir: Matt Finlin.
Canada, 2024, 89 min.

“A documentary about one guy deep in the forest of a tiny Canadian town desperately, and singlehandedly, trying to keep his movie theatre alive against all odds… Beyond being the story of this one solitary figure and maybe the most unusual movie theater on the planet, it also really is the story of the industry itself… from the movies to their distribution to their exhibition to technological changes to, well, just trying to survive another season… Finlin has delved into the wild story of this particular hidden cinema and its eccentric but colorful entrepreneur Keith Stata, who himself is a true character, a non-stop raconteur with something to say about everything… Stata, now 75, had a sort of quixotic dream of building a theater in a little town called Kinmount, which has about 200 residents… Stata expanded out from a single screen in 1979, to two, then three , then four, and now five… Oh, and did I mention he also created a one-of-a-kind movie and nostalgia museum as part of the admission price? Oh, and also that he has put together a world-class collection of projectors (collected from Canadian cinemas)? Oh, and Stata also has 42 cats he single-handedly takes care of and are also part of the ambience for Highlands moviegoers… ‘Highlands Cinemas is one of the most unique moviegoing experiences in the world,’ says executive producer Ed Robertson (The Barenaked Ladies). Think of it as a Canadian Cinema Paradiso.” —Pete Hammond, Deadline


May 24
7:00 pm
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City Cinema
64 King St
Charlottetown, PE C1A 1B3 Canada
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