What to Watch on Board in March

Air Canada brings you Steve McQueen’s heist film Widows, Ryan Gosling as legendary astronaut Neil Armstrong in the drama First Man and Hirokazu Kore-eda’s Palme d’Or-winning Shoplifters on your seatback screen.

For Short Flights

TV: David Rubenstein Show: Peer-to-Peer Conversations – Alan Greenspan

Few individuals have had as much of an impact on the U.S. financial system as former Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan. In this probing interview with leading financier and philanthropist David Rubenstein, the monetary guru discusses the state of the American economy.
Where to Find It: Business TV channel
Language: English
Running Time: 24 minutes

TV: Marketing.Media.Money: Spotify – CNBC

Music-streaming giant Spotify possesses a huge trove of detailed and useful information on its subscribers. In this episode of the noted business series, Spotify’s head of global branding, Alexandra Tanguay, details the company’s approach to leveraging its data to create forward-thinking and clever marketing strategies.
Where to Find It: Business TV channel
Language: English
Running Time: 25 minutes

Movie: Maison du Bonheur

Toronto filmmaker Sofia Bohdanowicz’s charming and touchingly personal documentary is an in-depth and quirky profile of the daily existence of Juliane Sellam, a septuagenarian astrologer who has lived, cooked and read Zodiac charts in the same Parisian apartment for over half a century.
Where to Find It: Franco movie channel
Language: French with English subtitles
Running Time: 62 minutes

For Longer Flights

Movie: Widows

The ensemble cast of this thriller, adapted by director Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave) from a British miniseries, includes Michelle Rodriguez, Viola Davis and Liam Neeson. Having been left to deal with massive debts following their criminal husbands’ deaths, four women are forced to plan a heist.
Where to Find It: New Releases and Drama movie channels
Languages: English, French, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Japanese, Portuguese
Running Time: 129 minutes

Movie: Shoplifters

Written and directed by prominent Japanese filmmaker Hirokazu Kore-eda, this deeply moving and socially conscious drama deals with a financially struggling family who take in an abandoned five-year-old girl. The movie received the prestigious Palme d’Or at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival.
Where to Find It: World and Drama movie channels
Language: Japanese with English subtitles
Running Time: 120 minutes

Movie: First Man

Neil Armstrong is a legend’s legend. This stirring biopic, directed by La La Land’s Damien Chazelle and starring Ryan Gosling as the American astronaut, takes viewers deep into Armstrong’s life in the years leading up to the launch of Apollo 11, man’s first mission to the moon.
Where to Find It: New Releases and Drama movie channels
Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish, Portuguese
Running Time: 141 minutes

Monthly Themed Programming: A League of Her Own

Movie: A League of Their Own

The late director Penny Marshall and a stellar cast (including Tom Hanks and Madonna) hit it out of the park with this rousing, rollicking and still relevant feminist tale of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League during the Second World War.
Where to Find It: A League of Her Own movie channel
Language: English
Running Time: 128 minutes

Movie: Awakenings

In this drama by Penny Marshall based on the 1973 memoir by Oliver Sacks, Robin Williams brings great sensitivity and emotional heft to his portrayal of a neurologist in the 1960s who is determined to help a group of catatonic patients with an innovative treatment, despite the skepticism of the hospital’s medical establishment.
Where to Find It: A League of Her Own movie channel
Language: English
Running Time: 121 minutes

What to Listen To

Audio: Mumford & Sons – Delta

One of the world’s most popular bands returns with a full-length follow-up to Wilder Mind, released in 2015. Mumford & Sons continue their evolution away from layered acoustic instruments toward a more expansive pop sound while showcasing their romantic poetry on anthem-worthy tracks like the title song, “Delta.”
Where to Find It: Pop audio channel
Language: English
Running Time: 62 minutes