Content Classifications

Classifications for are provided as a courtesy to our patrons to assist them in making informed and responsible entertainment choices for their families. Classifications for events other than film screenings are in no way endorsed by the Maritime Film Classification Board nor the Bella Rose Arts Centre.

Classifications for film screenings are required to be included in all advertisements by law and are provided by the Maritime Film Classification Board. Classifications for all other events are provided by the event's promoter.

Classifications

To Be Announced

The content classification of this film or event has not yet been announced.

 

Not Applicable

Due to the nature of this event a content classification is not necessary or applicable.

 

General

Suitable for audiences of all ages.

 

Parental Guidance

Parental guidance is advised. Theme or content may not be suitable for all children.

 

14 Accompaniment

Suitable for audiences 14 years of age and older. Persons under 14 must be accompanied by an adult. May contain: violence, coarse language and/or sexually suggestive scenes.

 

18 Accompaniment

Suitable for audiences 18 years of age and older. Persons under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Persons under 14 years of age are strictly prohibited from viewing the event. May contain: explicit violence, frequent coarse language, sexual activity and/or horror.

 

Restricted

Admittance restricted to persons 18 years of age and over. Content not suitable for minors. Contains frequent use of sexual activity, brutal/graphic violence, intense horror and/or other disturbing content.

 

Adult

Event is not suitable for audiences under 18 years of age because the sole or primary premise for the event is the depiction of explicit sexual activity, graphic nudity, or graphic violence.

 

19+

Admittance is restricted to only those 19 years of age or older. The consumption of alcohol will be taking place at the event without a designated area for those below the Nova Scotia legal drinking age. (This classification is not part of the Maritime Film Classification Board film rating.)

 

Additional Classification Information

Additional information may apply to a film or event and is intended to provide additional information that will assist with making a more informed viewing choice. Definitions of the information titles are given below.

Not Recommended For Young Children

May be inappropriate for young children. An example might be the death of a family pet, a complicated family breakdown, or images considered frightening or disturbing for the very young.

Not Recommended For Children

May include scenes that reflect a more mature situation, such as drug use/abuse.

Frightening Scenes

Contains images that might shock or frighten a person. These scenes might be found in a thriller, suspense or war genre.

Mature Theme

Contains images or storylines that may be disturbing or incomprehensible to minors. May contain portrayals of domestic violence, racism, religious matters, death or controversial social issues.

Language May Offend

Contains language that may be offensive to some groups, (i.e. sacrilegious language such as Goddamn; also used for PG films that contain expletives.)

Coarse Language

Contains profanity, threats, slurs, sexual references or sexual innuendo.

Crude Content

Contains material or humour that is unrefined or coarse and that may be seen as harsh, rude, or offensive.

Nudity

Contains images of full frontal, partial or rear nudity. Context will be determined by the situation, clarity, detail, repetition, and whether the nudity is in a non-sexual or sexual situation.

Sexual Content

May contain images and/or verbal references of sexual theme, sexual innuendo, fondling, implied sexual activity and simulated sexual activity.

Violence

May contain restrained portrayals of non-graphic violence, portrayals of violence with some bloodletting and/or tissue damage and frequent more prolonged portrayals of violence resulting in bloodletting and tissue damage. The degree frequency and intensity of the acts of violence will be factors in the classification decision.

Disturbing Content

Indicates the expected natural reaction by an audience to any elements of a film or event including the tone of scenes pertaining to distress or suffering. This includes the implication or threat of physical and/or psychological violence, even when violence is not depicted.

Substance Abuse

Descriptive scenes depicting; the use of illegal substances, the excessive use of tobacco or the use of alcohol resulting in impairment.

Gory Scenes

Contains graphic images of bloodletting and/or tissue damage. Includes horror or war representations. Degree, frequency and intensity will also be a major factor in the classification decision.

Explicit Sexual Content

Contains sexual acts, shown in full, clear, unequivocal and realistic detail, that may or may not be gratuitous to the event.

Brutal Violence

Contains visually explicit portrayals of violence, which may be characterized by extreme brutality, extreme bloodletting and/or extreme tissue damage. May include images of torture, horror or war.

Sexual Violence

Contains the degradation of an individual in a sexual manner. May contain images of non-consensual acts with the intent to inflict harm, for example, simulated rape, and/or the use of threat to force compliance in sexual activity.