What to Watch on Board in August

Air Canada brings you Canadian director Robert Budreau’s heist dramedy Stockholm, British TV visionary Sally Wainwright’s LGBTQ+ period romance Gentleman Jack and the best music videos of 2019 on your seatback screen.

For Short Flights

TV: CNBC On Assignment: Davos 2019

This edition of the long-running documentary series points its lens at Davos, Switzerland, for the 2019 World Economic Forum, gaining access to leading entrepreneurs, investors, thinkers and philanthropists who are shaping the world of tomorrow.
Where to Find It: Business TV channel
Language: English
Running Time: 26 minutes

TV: 5e Rang
(Season 1, episodes 1–3)

This rural drama from veteran Quebec TV creators Sylvie Lussier and Pierre Poirier (L’Auberge du chien noir) delves into the intrigue that ensues in the fictional village of Valmont after the mysterious disappearance and demise of pig farmer Marie-Luce’s husband.
Where to Find It: Drama TV channel
Language: French
Running Time: 44 minutes per episode


Music Videos: The Best of 2019 So Far

Songs and artists:

Thank U, Next – Ariana Grande
Make It Better – Anderson .Paak feat. Smokey Robinson
Please Me – Cardi B & Bruno Mars
Dancing with a Stranger – Sam Smith & Normani
Juice – Lizzo
Silent Ride – Boogie
Out of Love – Alessia Cara
Barefoot in the Park – James Blake feat. Rosalía
Bad Guy – Billie Eilish
Chlorine – Twenty Øne Piløts
Bad Liar – Imagine Dragons
Kids – Pup
Red Bull & Hennessy – Jenny Lewis
Beloved – Mumford & Sons
Africa – Weezer

Where to Find It: Music TV channel
Language: English
Running Time: 60 minutes

For Longer Flights

Movie: Stockholm (2018)

Ontario filmmaker Robert Budreau (Born to Be Blue) won the award for Best Adapted Screenplay at the Canadian Screen Awards for this dramedy, starring Ethan Hawke as a suave, Dylan-crooning bank robber. The film is based on the famous 1973 Swedish hostage situation that inspired the expression “Stockholm Syndrome.”
Where to Find It: Independent and Comedy movie channels
Language: English
Running Time: 92 minutes

TV: Gentleman Jack
(Season 1, episodes 1–8)

Sally Wainwright (Last Tango in Halifax, Happy Valley) has long been one of England’s leading TV auteurs, and she triumphs again with this period romance set in Yorkshire in the 1830s. It’s based on the real-life diaries of rakish English landowner Anne Lister (Suranne Jones), whose coded journals detailed a rich life of same-sex love and entanglements.
Where to Find It: HBO TV channel
Language: English
Running Time: 60 minutes per episode

TV: Arianne Phillips: Dressing the Part

From styling celebrities like Madonna to garnering costume design nominations at the Oscars for major movies like Walk the Line, Arianne Phillips has been at the centre of the fashion world for decades. This documentary traces her career and influence through interviews with prominent fans like Tom Ford and Courtney Love.
Where to Find It: Style TV channel
Language: English
Running Time: 50 minutes


Stingray Playlist: Mumford & Sons Celebrity-curated Channel

Songs and artists:

Motion Sickness – Phoebe Bridgers
I Will Wait – Mumford & Sons
Venice Bitch – Lana Del Rey
Dancing on My Own – Robyn
Fallingwater – Maggie Rogers
Old Man – Neil Young
Beloved – Mumford & Sons
Have All the Songs Been Written? – The Killers
Beyond – Leon Bridges
Mary – Big Thief
Guiding Light – Mumford & Sons
Lyla – Big Red Machine
After the Storm – Mumford & Sons

Where to Find It: Pop Music audio channel
Running Time: 60 minutes