What to Watch on Board in October

Air Canada brings you the critically acclaimed drama Leave No Trace, the pulse-pounding action film Jurassic World, and Stanley Kubrick’s horror epic The Shining on your seatback screen.

For Short Flights

TV: Billions
(Season 1, episodes 1–3; Season 3, episodes 1–12)

This gripping legal series pits ambitious take-no-prisoners New York prosecutor Chuck Rhoades Jr. (Paul Giamatti) against financially corrupt hedge fund manager Bobby Axelrod (Damian Lewis). In this intriguing show, there is no black and white morality – only shades of grey.
Where to Find It: Drama TV channel
Language: English
Running Time: 44 minutes per episode

TV: Brilliant Ideas: Yayoi Kusama

The career arc of pioneering Japanese conceptual artist Yayoi Kusama is traced in fine detail in this short documentary. Witness how her unique vision (including her mirrored “infinity room” installations and signature painted polka dot patterns) has propelled her to the forefront of the art and fashion worlds.
Where to Find It: Style TV channel
Language: English
Running Time: 22 minutes

Movie: Au Poste! (Keep an Eye Out)

Parisian filmmaker Quentin Dupieux (Steak, Rubber) returns with yet another genre-bending, absurdist comedy. Set to the funky sound and style of the 1970s, the film follows a French policeman whose interrogation of a suspect devolves into a highly surreal and violent series of events.
Where to Find It: Franco TV channel
Language: French
Running Time: 73 minutes

What to Listen To

Audio: Cyrille Aimée  – Cyrille Aimée Live

This French jazz singer, who has been compared to Sarah Vaughan and Édith Piaf, isn’t afraid to mix up traditional and modern sounds. In her live album recorded in 2017 at New York City’s Le Poisson Rouge, Aimée takes on a Michael Jackson medley as she records for the last time with her long-standing backing band.
Where to Find It: Jazz/Blues audio channel
Languages: English, French
Running Time: 57 minutes

For Longer Flights

Movie: Leave No Trace

Debra Granik’s critically acclaimed and deeply affecting drama tells the story of a PTSD-stricken Iraq War veteran (Ben Foster) and his 13-year-old daughter (Thomasin McKenzie), who lead a reclusive existence in the forest. Circumstances force the duo to attempt to rejoin mainstream society, with heartbreaking results.
Where to Find It: Independent and Drama movie channels on international flights
Languages: English, French, Spanish
Running Time: 109 minutes

Movie: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

There’s trouble afoot once again on Isla Nublar. As the theme park lies in ruins, the remaining dinosaurs are threatened by a deadly volcanic eruption. A dinosaur advocate and a raptor wrangler (played by Chris Pratt) team up to safely bring the Jurassic menagerie back to the mainland. But a hidden plot menaces their rescue mission.
Where to Find It: New Release and Action movie channels
Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish
Running Time: 128 minutes

Movie: Le problème d’infiltration (Infiltration)

Québécois director Robert Morin helms this dark, claustrophobic thriller about a psychological breakdown. A well-respected plastic surgeon’s bourgeois life falls apart when one of his patients sues him after being disfigured by burn injuries.
Where to Find It: Franco movie channel
Language: French
Running Time: 93 minutes

Monthly Themed Programming: Halloween

Movie: Get Out

Comedian Jordan Peele’s stunning debut feature film is a funny yet terrifying horror flick that plumbs the depths of modern America’s racial divide. A black man is pressed into visiting the lush home of his white girlfriend’s parents, only to discover a nefarious secret that threatens his life.
Where to Find It: Halloween and Drama movie channels
Languages: English, French, Spanish
Running Time: 108 minutes

Movie: The Shining

This iconic work from legendary filmmaker Stanley Kubrick is soaked in dread. A struggling writer (famously portrayed by Jack Nicholson) accepts a job as the off-season caretaker at an isolated hotel in the Rocky Mountains, where he is slowly driven mad by murderous ghosts, resulting in dire consequences for his family.
Where to Find It: Halloween and Drama movie channels
Languages: English, French
Running Time: 144 minutes