Jennifer Baichwal and Nicholas de Pencier’s Long Time Running will open the Fin: Atlantic International Film Festival, set to run in Halifax, Canada, from September 14-21.
The documentary accompanies Canadian band The Tragically Hip on its 2016 tour across Canada after lead singer Gord Downie announced he had been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer.
Luca Guadagnino’s Call Me by Your Name is the closing night selection. The coming-of-age film set in Italy in the 1980s stars Timothee Chalamet, Esther Garrel, and Armie Hammer.
More than 120 film screenings and special events will be presented over the eight days, when the programme will include features and documentaries by Canadian and international filmmakers.
The Opening Night Gala is part of the Movie Nights Across Canada initiative presented by Canadian Heritage and Telefilm Canada to celebrate Canadian talent in filmmaking.
Gala Presentations include Canadian filmmakers Michael Melski’s [link