The Climb
Tuesday June 2, 2020  7:30pm - 9:30pm (2 Hours )
Movie Wheelchair Accessible

Presented by A King's Film Society
(902) 532-7704

Doors Open at 6:45pm

Presented by King's Film Society

The set-up is simple: lifelong friends Mike and Kyle are out for a bike ride through the mountains in the south of France when Mike confesses that he slept with Kyle’s fiancée. In the hands of director Michael Angelo Covino (who also co-wrote and co-stars in the film), this confessional episode expands into an epic multi-year journey that navigates the ins and outs of a co-dependent friendship.

Traversing through family holidays, birthdays, ski trips, and, of course, bike rides, The Climb takes what could be a knucklehead display of toxic masculinity and — through an intelligent, surprising, and self-aware use of slapstick and whip-smart dialogue — steers it through the lives of two people who can’t seem to tear themselves apart from each other — and the destructive behaviour they resort to in the process.

Eschewing many standard techniques of cinematic comedy, Covino relies on a series of beautifully choreographed single takes, one for each scene, allowing many of the most hilarious moments to come from the least expected places in the frame. With each comedic escalation, The Climb makes us not only cackle at the absurdity of its scenarios, but also ponder complex questions about the nature of male friendships.

“A Brilliant Reinvention of the Buddy Comedy.” –Indiewire

“Toxic masculinity is played for rich and revealing farce in writer-director Michael Angelo Covino’s assured feature debut, told over multiple years.”
- The Toronto Star

Directed by Michael Angelo Covino
USA, 2019 English 96 minutes

Principal Cast: Kyle Marvin, Michael Angelo Covino, Gayle Rankin

Thank you to our community partners Kew Home, Bailey House B&B, Bridgetown Watch & Clock Repair, and Oakhaven Bike Barn/Joy Elliott Landscape Architectural Design.

$11 Adult
$8 Youth, aged under 18 years
$10 With Film Buff card
All prices include HST

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Kings Theatre
209 St George Street
Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia

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