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Large local contigent at this year's Atlantic Film Festival

Next month’s Atlantic Film Festival in Halifax is set to present its largest ever selection of local films.

Next month’s Atlantic Film Festival in Halifax is set to present its largest ever selection of local films.

“This year we have over 70 titles in our program made by Atlantic Canadians -- it’s by far the best depth of program we have seen at the festival yet,” festival director Lia Rinaldo said in an AFF release.

Kicking off the Atlantic program is Love and Savagery at the Oxford Theatre on Sept. 18.

Directed by John N. Smith and written by Des Walsh, the movie tells the story of a young Newfoundland geologist with Irish roots who falls for a girl about to enter a nunnery in a small Irish town in the late 1960s.

Along with features, the festival will present 10 programs of Atlantic Canadian short films.

The annual film showcase takes place Sept. 19 to 26.

 
 
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