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Effective November 27, 2020 new restrictions will limit the amount of contact between people in the community, while still allowing businesses to offer services. Movie theatres in enhanced status (purple) areas may remain open with capacity limited to 25% of the occupancy as set under the Alberta Fire Code.

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14A(14A) Coarse Language, Substance Abuse


Dir: Gabriel Range. Drama. In 1971, David Bowie (Johnny Flynn) embarks on an underfunded promotional tour of the United States.

Content elements

  • Frequent use of the sexual expletive in a non-sexual context; infrequent use of scatological slang, cursing, profanity, vulgar expressions, and sexual slurs
  • Infrequent use of sexual references – little detail
  • Portrayal of sexual activity – no nudity, some detail
  • Frequent portrayals of alcohol, tobacco, cannabis, and illegal substance use in a recreational context

Thematic elements

  • The artistic temperament
  • Public versus private lives
  • Mental illness

Classification rationale

Rated 14A for coarse language and substance use

Classification date

November 19, 2020