What to Watch on Board in July

Air Canada brings you Xavier Dolan’s Cannes Grand Prix winner It’s Only the End of the World, Donald Glover’s brilliant series Atlanta and Sarah Polley’s deeply moving Away from Her.

For Short Flights

TV: Atlanta
(Season 1, episodes 1–3; Season 2, episodes 1–6)

The astonishingly talented Donald Glover (a.k.a. musician Childish Gambino) created, produces, writes, directs and stars in this acclaimed dramedy about a pair of aspiring hip hop artists ascending through the music business. A provocative look at U.S. society and African-American culture.
Where to Find It: Comedy TV channel
Language: English
Running Time: 30 minutes each

TV: Imposters
(Season 2, episodes 1–6)

This dark comedy revolves around a dangerous con artist named Maddie (Inbar Lavi) who sequentially swindles both the men and women who fall for her. But a trio of her victims, the self-styled “Bumblers,” tap into their own nefarious instincts in a bid for revenge.
Where to Find It: Drama TV channel
Language: English
Running Time: 44 minutes each

What to Listen To

Audio: Michael Rault – It’s a New Day Tonight

This Edmonton-born, Montreal-based musician is a power-pop dynamo. His latest album, although somewhat more subdued than 2015’s Living Daylight, still finds room for spacey, poppy psychedelia, like the closing opus “When the Sun Shines.”
Where to Find It: Rock audio channel
Language: English
Running Time: 36 minutes

For Longer Flights

Movie: Isle of Dogs

Wes Anderson is renowned for the visual palette of his films, and this whimsical stop-motion fantasy is both a technical and artistic marvel. A 12-year-old boy seeks to rescue his pet in a fictional Japan, set 20 years in the future, where all dogs have been banished after an outbreak of canine flu.
Where to Find It: New Releases and Drama movie channels
Languages: English, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
Running Time: 110 minutes

Movie: Tomb Raider (2018)

Norwegian director Roar Uthaug helms this latest iteration of the action-movie franchise based on the popular video game. Alicia Vikander energetically takes over the role of Lara Croft from Angelina Jolie as she attempts to track down her missing father on a mythical Pacific island.
Where to Find It: New Releases and Action movie channels
Languages: English, French, Thai, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish
Running Time: 118 minutes

Movie: Sweet Country

Winner of the Special Jury Prize at the Venice International Film Festival, this probing Australian drama from director Warwick Thornton is based on a true story. Set in 1929, the film recounts the tale of an Aboriginal man on the run across the outback after he kills a white farmer in self-defence.
Where to Find It: Independent and Drama movie channels on international flights only
Language: English
Running Time: 113 minutes


Monthly Themed Programming: Canada Day

Movie: Away from Her

CanCon royalty (writer-director Sarah Polley, actor Gordon Pinsent and executive producer Atom Egoyan) team up on this adaptation of an Alice Munro story about a husband’s struggle after his wife, stricken with Alzheimer’s, develops romantic feelings for another patient at her care facility.
Where to Find It: Drama and Canada Day movie channels on all 777 and 787 flights
Language: English
Running Time: 110 minutes

Movie: It’s Only the End of the World

Renowned Quebec filmmaker Xavier Dolan won the Grand Prix at Cannes for this fraught family drama. A dying artist returns to his estranged family after more than a decade, only to trigger a volatile and intense reaction.
Where to Find It: Franco and Canada Day movie channels on all 777 and 787 flights
Language: French with English subtitles
Running Time: 99 minutes

Movie: Rhymes for Young Ghouls

Jeff Barnaby both wrote and directed his debut feature film, an unsparing look at the brutal societal and familial impact of Canada’s residential school system. On the fictional Mi’kmaq Red Crow Reserve, a teenage girl (Kawennáhere Devery Jacobs) takes on a corrupt and cruel government school agent.
Where to Find It: Drama and Canada Day movie channels on all 777 and 787 flights
Language: English
Running Time: 88 minutes