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Hobo with a Shotgun (Hour Magazine, cover)

Shot in Halifax: HwaS is transgressive independent cinema at its very best…or worst, depending on the time of day

Forget lobster, bar fiddles and the Cabot Trail – once Hobo With a Shotgun hits screens next week, Nova Scotia may soon be famous for gore-spattered urban decay.

The aptly named debut feature directed by 28-year-old Jason Eisener features Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, as the perfect setting for a young genre-movie director’s fever dream: a crime-riddled wasteland so corrupt that it takes Rutger Hauer as the titular vagrant with a sidearm to set the city straight. Read article