Ellen Page Will Bring Racism Doc 'There's Something in the Water' to Hometown Atlantic Film Festival

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'There's Something in the Water'

Willem Dafoe and director Robert Eggers will also be in Halifax to tout their Nova Scotia-shot movie 'The Lighthouse.'

Ellen Page is bringing her call-to-arms documentary There's Something in the Water, about racism and pollution in her native Nova Scotia, to her hometown Atlantic Film Festival in Halifax.

And Willem Dafoe and The Lighthouse director and writer Robert Eggers will also be at the East Coast festival on Sept. 19 to present their psychological thriller that was shot locally.

Page and producer Ian Daniel, who together created the documentary series Gaycation, will present their activist film during a gala screening on Sept. 14, along with co-producer Ingrid Walton. The Umbrella Academy star's documentary details environmental racism toward indigenous and African Canadian communities in Nova Scotia, and had a world premiere at the Toronto Film Festival.

The East Coast festival will also close with a screening of The Lighthouse, Eggers' drama about two lighthouse keepers, played by Dafoe and Robert Pattinson, slowly descending into madness.

Other movies shifting from Toronto to Halifax include Murmur, the Nova Scotia-shot drama from local director Heather Young that will open the Atlantic Film Fest, Francois Girard's The Song of Names, starring Tim Roth and Clive Owen, and Atom Egoyan's Guest of Honor, which bowed in Venice.

The Atlantic Film Festival is set to run from Sept. 12-19.