With summer in high gear, the Summer Patio Series will continue to be a focus for music buffs in Stouffville. The popular series will continue outside the 19 doors Aug. 10 with Union Duke and Aug. 26 with Kristen Jones.

Kristen Jones
Kristen Jones

For those preferring indoor entertainment, you might want to take in a great flick: the Starlight Cinema has some great shows lined up for the next few weeks.

August starts off with The Lobster on Aug. 11. Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz and John C. Reilly star in the deliciously bizarre new film from Greek auteur Yorgos Lanthimos (Dogtooth, ALPS), about a curious hotel where the residents are charged with finding a new mate within 45 days — under penalty of being transformed into animals should they fail.

Dheepan, scheduled for Aug. 25, offers a darker film option. In A Prophet, Jacques Audiard pulled his audience deep inside a powerful prison drama. In Rust and Bone, he brought the same intensity and authenticity to an unlikely love story. In Dheepan, which won the Palme d’Or at Cannes and screened in the Special Presentations section at the 2015 festival, Audiard turns his piercing focus to a story so ubiquitous it practically hides in plain sight. What happens to the millions of migrants who flee conflict zones to find new homes in the cities of the west? In the case of the Tamil family at the centre of this searing film, conflict is never far behind.

September starts off with an uplifting film on Sept. 2. Dark Horse is a story of dreams, determination, and class consciousness set in the world of horse racing, this inspirational documentary from director Louise Osmond (Deep Water) follows a group of friends and neighbours in a small Welsh town who find themselves breaking social barriers by competing against some of the wealthiest racehorse owners in the UK.

Information and tickets for upcoming events like these an others are available at nineteenonthepark.com

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