What to Watch on Board in July

Air Canada brings you the eighth and final season of the hugely popular epic Game of Thrones, Quebec director Maxime Giroux’s boundary-pushing The Great Darkened Days and Keira Knightley in the political drama The Aftermath on your seatback screen.

For Short Flights

TV: Game of Thrones
(Season 8, episodes 1–6)

One of the greatest TV shows ever to air is drawing to its conclusion. Based on author George R.R. Martin’s bestselling A Song of Ice and Fire, this series has thrilled audiences with years of intrigue, battle, treachery and heroism. But can the Night King be defeated? Who will ascend to the Iron Throne? All will be answered in this epic eighth season.
Where to Find It: HBO TV channel
Language: English
Running Time: 60 minutes

TV: The Brave Ones – Zhang Xin, CEO of SOHO China

This CNBC interview series profiles the most forward-thinking and successful entrepreneurs and business titans in the world, from LinkedIn’s Reid Hoffman to T-Mobile’s John Legere. This episode features Zhang Xin, the CEO of real estate developer SOHO China, whose vision has played a central role in the massive modern development of Shanghai and Beijing.
Where to Find It: Business TV channel
Language: English
Running Time: 22 minutes

TV: Just For Laughs: All Access – Che & Jost

As co-anchors of “Weekend Update” on Saturday Night Live, Michael Che and Colin Jost are well-known in the comedy world. Hosted by Che and Jost, this Just for Laughs Festival comedy showcase features sets by various comics, including Sarah Millican and Ivan Decker.
Where to Find It: Comedy TV channel
Language: English
Running Time: 60 minutes

For Longer Flights

Movie: The Aftermath

Based on the 2013 novel by Rhidian Brook, this drama is set in Germany right after the end of World War II. British Army officer Lewis Morgan (Jason Clarke) magnanimously lets a German man (Alexander Skarsgård) and his daughter stay in the commandeered house where he lives with his wife (Keira Knightley). Unexpected desire and passion eventually change their entire lives.
Where to Find It: Independent and Drama movie channels
Language: English
Running Time: 108 minutes

Movie: La grande noirceur (The Great Darkened Days)

This provocative and highly creative film from award-winning Quebec auteur Maxime Giroux (Félix et Meira) is set during World War II. It follows the wanderings of Philippe (Martin Dubreuil), a Charlie Chaplin impersonator moving through a stylized (and sometimes anachronistic) version of the American West, encountering an unusual array of characters.
Where to Find It: Franco movie channel
Language: French with English subtitles
Running Time: 100 minutes

TV: Design Canada

This thoroughly engaging documentary from Vancouver graphic designer Greg Durrell traces the evolution of modern Canadian design, in both the public and private realms, telling the stories behind the creation of such seminal iconography as the Canadian flag and the logos of the National Film Board and the 1976 Summer Olympic Games.
Where to Find It: Style TV channel
Language: English
Running Time: 74 minutes


Stingray Playlist: Ultimate Canada Day Playlist: 15 Essential Songs

Songs and artists:

Summer Of ’69 – Bryan Adams
I’m Like a Bird – Nelly Furtado
Ironic – Alanis Morissette
Hotline Bling – Drake
Wild Things – Alessia Cara
Man I Used to Be – k-os
In My Blood – Shawn Mendes
Up! – Shania Twain
Spirits – The Strumbellas
What Do You Mean? – Justin Bieber
Life Is a Highway – Tom Cochrane
Ahead by a Century – The Tragically Hip
Sunglasses at Night – Corey Hart
Til I Am Myself Again – Blue Rodeo
One Week – Barenaked Ladies
Where to Find It: Pop Music audio channel
Running Time: 60 minutes