What to Watch on Board in September

Next month, Air Canada brings you the Oscar-winning 12 Years a Slave, the brash superhero epic Deadpool 2 and the late-night satire Wyatt Cenac’s Problem Areas on your seatback screen.

For Short Flights

TV: Wyatt Cenac’s Problem Areas
(Season 1, episodes 1–4)

In this late-night comedy show, the host and former Daily Show correspondent Wyatt Cenac uses his sharp wit and clever interviewing skills to tackle social issues like gun control and police abuse. A pointedly funny look at modern-day America.
Where to Find It: HBO TV channel
Language: English
Running Time: 30 minutes each

TV: Warren Buffett: Investor, Teacher, Icon

From humble beginnings as a paperboy to becoming the CEO of the global conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway, the “Oracle of Omaha” has achieved stunning financial and cultural prominence. Hosted by CNBC correspondent Becky Quick, this documentary examines the tycoon’s fascinating life story.
Where to Find It: Business TV channel
Language: English
Running Time: 43 minutes

What to Listen To

Audio: Passenger  – Runaway

British singer-songwriter Mike Rosenberg (Passenger) has been crafting folk-inflected indie pop for over a decade. His new album, which includes the mournful anthem “Hell or High Water,” acts as a love letter to the breathtaking landscapes of the United States and features classic American instruments like the banjo and the lap steel guitar.
Where to Find It: Rock audio channel on domestic and international flights
Language: English
Running Time: 38 minutes

For Longer Flights

Movie: Deadpool 2

Marvel’s funniest superhero returns in this raunchy and rugged sequel. This time, the sarcastic assassin uses his powers for good, joining forces with a group of outcasts to protect a vulnerable teen mutant from Cable, a genetically enhanced killer from the future.
Where to Find It: New Releases and Action movie channels
Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish, Thai
Running Time: 135 minutes

Movie: Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

The beloved children’s TV host Mister Rogers is one of the most enduring icons of kindness and compassion in television history. This emotional and nostalgia-infused documentary takes a look at Fred Rogers’ life and legacy, in sharp contrast to today’s public discourse.
Where to Find It: Independent movie channel
Language: English
Running Time: 118 minutes

Movie: Tadoussac

Martin Laroche wrote, directed and produced this moving family drama that relates the story of Chloé, an 18-year-old who runs away to the small tourist village of Tadoussac in an attempt to reconnect with someone from her past.
Where to Find It: Drama and Franco movie channels
Language: French
Running Time: 89 minutes

Monthly Themed Programming: Festival Favourites

Movie: 12 Years a Slave

Winner of the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2014, this brilliant biopic is based on the harrowing 1853 memoir of Solomon Northup (portrayed by Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free African-American man who was kidnapped and sold into slavery.
Where to Find It: Drama and Festival Favourites movie channels
Languages: English, French
Running Time: 135 minutes

Movie: Slumdog Millionaire

The “slumdog” in Danny Boyle’s Oscar-winning portrait of life in Mumbai is Jamal, a poor teenager competing on a prominent televised game show. His unexpected winning streak quickly prompts a bigoted backlash from authorities who refuse to accept his success.
Where to Find It: Drama and Festival Favourites movie channels
Languages: English, French, German, Spanish
Running Time: 121 minutes