Halifax film screening picks — January 16-22

16 Jan
January 16, 2017

Beautiful, unsettling, and one of the finest religious movies ever made“—Silence, Martin Scorsese’s long-gestating adaptation of the Shūsaku Endō novel, in its physical portrayal of 17th-century Japan is also of the most meticulous reconstructions of a historic period and place that I have seen in years. It carries my highest recommendation. As of this post it is playing only at Scotiabank Theatre in Bayers Lake.

For the winter & spring edition of its Wednesday free screenings series, the Dal Art Gallery has chosen an excellent theme—First Features. It kicks off this week with arguably the greatest-ever directorial debut, Orson Welles’ Citizen Kane.

Also this Wednesday the Central Library continues its series of screenings of Stanley Kubrick films with The Shining, introduced by Mark Palermo.

This Sunday, in advance of the marking of International Holocaust Remembrance Day on January 27, there is a free screening at Dalhousie University’s McCain Building of 2000’s Paragraph 175, “the definitive screen chronicle to date of homosexual persecution under the Third Reich.” The screening will be followed by a keynote and panel discussion.

Breakfast at Tiffany’s is the latest feature in the Cineplex Classic Films series, a film that continues to be Audrey Hepburn’s most identifiable role, but which is also features a toxically racist caricature as portrayed by the late Mickey Rooney. Cineplex has also brought back Moonlight to Halifax, at the Scotiabank Theatre in Bayers Lake.

Out of town, the Astor Theatre in Liverpool wraps up a multi-day engagement of Moonlight on Monday, and then brings in The Edge of Seventeen for a couple of Wednesday screenings. Fundy Cinema in Wolfville has Arrival on Wednesday and The Violin Teacher on Sunday.

Halifax film screening picks — January 9-15

09 Jan
January 9, 2017

“Do we look or look away? Are we bearing witness or intruding on private emotions? At what point does our concern shade into voyeurism?”—these are the dilemmas that director Kirsten Johnson explores in her film Cameraperson, including what she feels is her betrayal of her own mother. One of the most acclaimed documentaries of 2016, it “unfolds with beauty and purpose — mixing the fluidity of a dream with the acuity of an essay.” If, like me, you missed it when it played Carbon Arc in November, it has been rescheduled to this Wednesday at Liverpool’s historic Astor Theatre.

Incidentally, the Johnson-lensed Citizenfour, Laura Poitras’ acclaimed 2014 doc about Edward Snowden, was added to Netflix Canada on Christmas Day. Also, if you missed the Oxford run of Moonlight, which just picked up the Golden Globe for best dramatic film, Liverpool’s Astor is giving you another chance to see it this weekend (it’s playing this Friday through Monday).

This Wednesday the Central Library continues its series of screenings of Stanley Kubrick films with arguably the finest film ever made about World War I: Paths of Glory, introduced by the inimitable Carsten Knox.

I finally pushed past my feelings about Casey Affleck’s 2010 sexual harassment case and went to see Manchester by the Sea, which indeed is centred on a top-tier performance by Affleck. But the real star of the film for me is the screenplay by under-appreciated genius Kenneth Lonergan, whose understated direction allows his script to shine. The film is still pulling in sizeable audiences at the Oxford, while the other buzz film of this season, La La Land, is unfortunately only playing the Scotiabank Theatre out at Bayers Lake. Let me assure you that it is worth the pilgrimage.

  • In theatres, seen and recommended:
  • Halifax area screenings this week:
    • Wednesday (Jan 11) — Paths of Glory, Central Library, 5:30pm, free, introduced by Carsten Knox. Stanley Kubrick, USA, 1957, 88 minutes.
  • South Shore screening picks for this week:
    • Wednesday (Jan 11) — Cameraperson, Astor Theatre (59 Gorham Street, Liverpool), 7pm, $8. Kirsten Johnson, USA, 2016, 102 minutes.
    • Friday (Jan 13) — Moonlight, Astor Theatre (59 Gorham Street, Liverpool), 7pm, $8. Barry Jenkins, USA, 2016, 110 minutes.
    • Saturday (Jan 14) — Moonlight, Astor Theatre (59 Gorham Street, Liverpool), 7pm, $8. Barry Jenkins, USA, 2016, 110 minutes.
    • Sunday (Jan 15) — Moonlight, Astor Theatre (59 Gorham Street, Liverpool), 7pm, $8. Barry Jenkins, USA, 2016, 110 minutes.

Halifax film screening picks — January 2-8

02 Jan
January 2, 2017

“Do we look or look away? Are we bearing witness or intruding on private emotions? At what point does our concern shade into voyeurism?”—these are the dilemmas that director Kirsten Johnson explores in her film Cameraperson, including what she feels is her betrayal of her own mother. One of the most acclaimed documentaries of 2016, it “unfolds with beauty and purpose — mixing the fluidity of a dream with the acuity of an essay.” If, like me, you missed it when it played Carbon Arc in November, you can see it this Wednesday at Liverpool’s historic Astor Theatre. Update: unfortunately the Astor is having projector problems and Cameraperson is cancelled… it has been rescheduled for Wednesday January 11.

Incidentally, the Johnson-lensed Citizenfour, Laura Poitras’ acclaimed 2014 doc about Edward Snowden, was added to Netflix Canada on Christmas Day. Also, if you missed 2016’s best film—I of course mean Moonlight—when it played at the Oxford, Liverpool’s Astor is giving you another chance to see it this weekend (it’s playing this Friday through Monday). Update: due to the Astor’s projector issues, this weekend’s Moonlight screenings have been moved to January 13-16.

This Wednesday the Central Library kicks off a series of screenings of Stanley Kubrick films with the enduring, standard-setting sci-fi classic 2001: A Space Odyssey, introduced by the always engaging Kendra Barnes.

Cineplex Park Lane this week continues with screenings of The Sound of Music (the restored edition of which looks fantastic on the big screen) and the batshit crazy 1972 disaster film The Poseidon Adventure, which has had an obsessive cult around it for decades now.

Fundy Cinema in Wolfville starts up again this Sunday with Last Cab to Darwin. “Smartly directed by Jeremy Sims, this sweet-hearted film mostly manages to avoid triteness even as it casually packs an emotional punch.” says Daniel Gold in the NY Times.

I finally pushed past my feelings about Casey Affleck’s 2010 sexual harassment case and went to see Manchester by the Sea, which indeed is centred on a top-tier performance by Affleck. But the real star of the film for me is the screenplay by under-appreciated genius Kenneth Lonergan, whose understated direction allows his script to shine. The film is still pulling in sizeable audiences at the Oxford, while the other buzz film of this season, La La Land, is unfortunately only playing the Scotiabank Theatre out at Bayers Lake. Let me assure you that it is worth the pilgrimage.

  • In theatres, seen and recommended:
  • Cineplex Events screenings of note:
  • Halifax area screenings this week:
    • Wednesday (Jan 4) — 2001: A Space Odyssey, Central Library, 5:30pm, free, introduced by Kendra Barnes. Stanley Kubrick, UK/USA, 1968, 149 minutes.
  • Annapolis Valley & South Shore screening picks for this week:
    • Wednesday (Jan 4) — Cameraperson, Astor Theatre (59 Gorham Street, Liverpool), 7pm, $8. Kirsten Johnson, USA, 2016, 102 minutes. Update: unfortunately the Astor is having projector problems and Cameraperson is cancelled… No word yet on any reschedule date.
    • Friday (Jan 6) — Moonlight, Astor Theatre (59 Gorham Street, Liverpool), 7pm, $8. Barry Jenkins, USA, 2016, 110 minutes.
    • Saturday (Jan 7) — Moonlight, Astor Theatre (59 Gorham Street, Liverpool), 7pm, $8. Barry Jenkins, USA, 2016, 110 minutes.
    • Sunday (Jan 8) — Last Cab to Darwin, Acadia Cinema’s Al Whittle Theatre (450 Main Street, Wolfville), 4pm & 7pm, $9. Jeremy Sims, Australia, 2015, 123 minutes.
      — Moonlight, Astor Theatre (59 Gorham Street, Liverpool), 7pm, $8. Barry Jenkins, USA, 2016, 110 minutes.

Ten of the very best films of 2016 are already on Netflix Canada

31 Dec
December 31, 2016

Why wait for all of the films on year-end best-of lists and award nomination slates to find their way to streaming services? Here are ten of the very best-reviewed films of the year (as measured by Metacritic) that are available right now to watch online.

The Witch

Directed by: Robert Eggers (directorial debut)
Notable performances: Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie the goat
Honours & Awards: Gotham Independent Film Award for Breakthrough Actor (Anya Taylor-Joy), numerous directorial awards
Watch because: the film earns its scares the hard way—by delivering a meticulous recreation of 17th-century settler reality worthy of Terrence Malick.
Trailer and reviews for The Witch

The Lobster

Directed by: Yorgos Lanthimos (DogtoothAlpsAttenberg)
Notable performances: Rachel Weisz, Colin Farrell’s paunch
Honours & Awards: Jury Prize at Cannes 2015
Watch because: no film demonstrates a deeper understanding of “the existential hellscape of modern dating.”
Trailer and reviews for The Lobster

Hunt for the Wilderpeople

Directed by: Taika Waititi (What We Do in the ShadowsThor: Ragnarok)
Notable performances: Sam Neill and breakthrough child star Julian Dennison
Honours & Awards: numerous film festival audience awards
Watch because: if any film meets the definition of “crowd pleaser” on this list, it’s this one. What to watch when you crave a fun ride that doesn’t insult your intelligence.
Trailer and reviews for Hunt for the Wilderpeople

Sing Street

Directed by: John Carney (OnceBegin Again)
Notable performances: Ferdia Walsh-Peelo, Lucy Boynton
Honours & Awards: National Board of Review, USA: Top Ten Independent Films
Watch because: “… this isn’t just a nostalgia trip. It’s an homage to teenage kicks and the urgency of getting them any way you can.”
Trailer and reviews for Sing Street

Green Room

Directed by: Jeremy Saulnier (Blue Ruin)
Notable performances: Anton Yelchin (R.I.P.), Patrick Stewart
Honours & Awards: National Board of Review, USA: Top Ten Independent Films
Watch because: you can come for the stunt casting and stay for the unbearably ratcheting tension. Jeremy Saulnier mixes the groundedness of Blue Ruin with some well-chosen genre touches, and brings no small knowledge of punk rock.
Trailer and reviews for Green Room

The Wailing

Directed by: Hong-jin Na (The ChaserThe Yellow Sea)
Notable performances: Kim Hwan Hee, Kwak Do-won, Jun Kunimura
Honours & Awards: the most trophies (five) at S. Korea’s Blue Dragon Awards
Watch because: it bends about five different horror genres, hits an incredible high midway with a duelling-shamans scene that you won’t soon forget, and still manages to top it all at the end with a suspenseful climax featuring counterpoint between two apparently supernatural figures, one appropriating a Passion gospel text, the other a Resurrection passage. “It also knocked Captain America: Civil War out of the top spot and became the eighth-biggest opening of a Korean-language movie in Korea ever.”
Trailer and reviews for The Wailing

Rams

Directed by: Grímur Hákonarson (Summerland)
Notable performances: Sigurður Sigurjónsson, Theodór Júlíusson
Honours & Awards: Un Certain Regard prize – Cannes 2015
Watch because: the feuding, sheep-farming rural Icelandic brothers at the centre of this absurd, joyful, melancholy, tragic tale are two characters you won’t soon forget. I picked this as my under-appreciated gem of 2016 in a recent year-end round-up.
Trailer and reviews for Rams

Under the Sun

Directed by: Vitaly Mansky
Notable performances: Lee Zin-mi (the 8-year-old girl & ostensible subject of this doc), the North Korean government handlers who were unaware they were being recorded
Honours & Awards: Budapest International Documentary Festival – Festival Prize
Watch because: this is perhaps the most visually compelling film on the list—Mansky has an Antonioni-esque eye for geometry and modernist architecture. But also because this deconstructed-propaganda film that has been hailed by Trump’s own actually has unintentionally critical relevance to Trump’s movement.
Trailer and reviews for Under the Sun

The Treasure

Directed by: Corneliu Porumboiu (12:08 East Of Bucharest; Police, Adjective)
Notable performances: Cuzin Toma, Adrian Purcarescu
Honours & Awards: Prix un certain talent – Un Certain Regard Cannes 2015
Watch because: …the deadpan comedy of repetition… cleverly lulls us into a rhythm whereby we think we know what is going to happen, only to pull the rug several times.
Trailer and reviews for The Treasure

13th

Directed by: Ava DuVernay (Selma)
Notable performances: many, many progressive talking heads. and Newt Gingrich.
Honours & Awards: 3 Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards inc. Best Doc Feature (TV/Streaming)
Watch because: there really hasn’t been a more urgent American documentary in years.
Trailer and reviews for 13th

Halifax film screening picks — December 26-January 1

26 Dec
December 26, 2016

Tentpole/blockbuster franchise films aren’t really my regular beat here, but I’d be remiss if I didn’t give some praise to Rogue One, which for me is the best such entertainment since Mad Max: Fury Road (if not quite its equal, blemished as it is with a couple of needless CGI-based cameos). For me it’s not just a better Star Wars movie than The Force Awakens, it’s indeed the best since The Empire Strikes Back, productively mining rather than simply recycling the first film and its sequels, and dialoguing not just with those films but also with their sources and original context. And thanks no doubt to those Panavision Super 70 lenses used in filming, it’s the first one that screens this impressively as an IMAX conversion. Gareth Edwards, I officially forgive you for your Godzilla remake.

The overwhelmingly well-reviewedhot miracle” that is La La Land has arrived at the Scotiabank Theatre Bayers Lake, and, speaking of musicals, Park Lane has screenings this week of The Sound of Music.

If you didn’t follow your usual Christmas tradition of watching It’s a Wonderful Life this weekend, you can still catch a Boxing Day screening today.

Halifax film screening picks — December 19-25

19 Dec
December 19, 2016

Cineplex Park Lane and Dartmouth Crossing have screenings this week of the now-70-year-old It’s a Wonderful Life, and Park Lane wraps up Hughes Fest with a few more screenings of National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation and Home Alone.

Halifax film screening picks — December 12-18

12 Dec
December 12, 2016

If there’s one film that’s had nearly as much acclaim as Moonlight this year, it’s Manchester by the Sea, the latest opus from Kenneth Lonergan, and according to Matt Zoller Seitz, “the funniest movie about grief ever made.” It’s moved in at the Oxford.

Cineplex Park Lane continues its Hughes fest on Wednesday afternoon with a final screening of Home Alone and, starting Friday, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.

The Dal Art Gallery’s Shakespeare Wednesdays screening series wraps up this week with Anonymous by Roland Emmerich (yes, that one, questioning the authenticity of Shakepearean authorship to mixed reviews and on no credible basis).

Other screening series that have wrapped until the new year: Carbon Arc in Halifax, Fundy Cinema in Wolfville, King’s Theatre Film Society in Annapolis Royal, and the Astor Theatre Cinema Series in Liverpool.

Halifax film screening picks — December 5-11

05 Dec
December 5, 2016

The Central Library continues its Featured Director screenings of Martin Scorsese films with a Tuesday screening of Raging Bull, introduced by Carbon Arc programmer Zack Miller. And if you missed it at the Atlantic Film Festival, this Saturday Carbon Arc offers you a second chance to catch the John Walker documentary Quebec My Country Mon Pays.

Cineplex Park Lane has the “uncommonly moving teen filmBeing 17 from French director André Téchiné on Tuesday and Thursday, and continues its Hughes fest this week with additional screenings of Uncle Buck and, starting Friday, Home Alone.

  • In theatres, seen and recommended:
  • In theatres, new and widely acclaimed:
  • Halifax area screening picks for this week:
    • Monday (Dec 5) — Uncle Buck, Cineplex Park Lane, 4:05pm, $6.99. John Hughes, USA, 1989, 99 minutes.
      If a Tree Falls: The Story of the Earth Liberation Front, Central Library, 6:30pm, free. Marshall Curry & Sam Cullman, USA, 2011, 85 minutes.
    • Tuesday (Dec 6) — Being 17, Cineplex Park Lane, 4:10pm & 6:50pm, regular pricing. André Téchiné, France, 2016, 116 minutes.
      Raging Bull, Central Library, 5:30pm, free, introduced by Zack Miller. Martin Scorsese, USA, 1980, 129 minutes.
      — Uncle Buck, Cineplex Park Lane, 9:30pm, $6.99. John Hughes, USA, 1989, 99 minutes.
    • Thursday (Dec 8) — Uncle Buck, Cineplex Park Lane, 4:05pm, $6.99. John Hughes, USA, 1989, 99 minutes.
      — Being 17, Cineplex Park Lane, 9:35pm, regular pricing. André Téchiné, France, 2016, 116 minutes.
    • Friday (Dec 9) — Home Alone, Cineplex Park Lane, 9:30pm, $6.99. Chris Columbus, USA, 1990, 102 minutes.
    • Saturday (Dec 10) — Quebec My Country Mon Pays, Carbon Arc Cinema @ the Museum of Natural History, 7pm, $7. John Walker, Canada, 2016, 89 minutes.

Halifax film screening picks — November 28-December 4

28 Nov
November 28, 2016

Animation with Love, the Halifax animated film festival, is back this weekend for its sixth and biggest-yet instalment. Neatly divided into a fan day, an industry day, and a family day this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, it includes multiple shorts showcases (one local, one international) and three feature screenings: Miss Hokusai from Japan, Psychonauts, the Forgotten Children from Spain, and the very new (TIFF 2016 pick yet to be widely released) American film My Entire High School Sinking Into The Sea, with a star-studded vocal cast that features the likes of Jason Schwartzman, Lena Dunham, Maya Rudolph, and Susan Sarandon.

The other festival happening this weekend is BAFF, the Bluenose-Ability Film Festival, the only Atlantic film festival that showcases disability culture. Opening night on Thursday features Invitation to Dance, a 2014 documentary that “invites us into a world where the freeing, sensuous power of dance is available to many different kinds of bodies.”

The Thrillema is back on Tuesday for a monthly hit of cult goodness with (hard as it is for me to choose) perhaps the most essential David Cronenberg film, 1983’s Videodrome.

The Central Library continues its Featured Director screenings of Martin Scorsese films with a Tuesday screening of Scorsese’s 25-years-later sequel to The HustlerThe Color of Money (1986), introduced by the always engaging local film critic Carsten Knox.

Tonight at the QEII Royal Bank Theatre at the Halifax Infirmary, Novel Tech Ethics is back with another excellent panel for a film-and-discussion screening of the sci-fi gem Gattaca.

Cineplex Park Lane continues its John Hughes revival series with a Friday screening (and probably more to be added) of the venerable John Candy vehicle Uncle Buck.

Fundy Cinema has two excellent selections this week, the Guatemalan feature Ixcanul which played Carbon Arc last month, and L’avenir (Things to Come), the Isabelle Huppert vehicle which was a festival highlight at TIFF and AFF in September.

  • In theatres, seen and recommended:
  • In theatres, new and widely acclaimed:
  • Halifax area screening picks for this week:
    • Monday (Nov 28) — Planes, Trains and Automobiles, Cineplex Park Lane, 6:50pm, $6.99. John Hughes, USA, 1987, 92 minutes.
      Gattaca, QEII Royal Bank Theatre-Halifax Infirmary, 7pm, free, panel discussion to follow. Andrew Niccol, USA, 1997, 106 minutes.
    • Tuesday (Nov 29) — The Color of Money, Central Library, 6:30pm, free, introduced by Carsten Knox. Martin Scorsese, USA, 1986, 120 minutes.
      Videodrome, The Thrillema @ Museum of Natural History, 8pm, free advance tickets. David Cronenberg, Canada, 1983, 89 minutes.
      — Planes, Trains and Automobiles, Cineplex Park Lane, 9:10pm, $6.99. John Hughes, USA, 1987, 92 minutes.
    • Thursday (Dec 1) — Invitation to Dance, Bus Stop Theatre (2203 Gottingen), 7pm, free. Simi Linton & Christian von Tippelskirch, USA, 2014, 86 minutes.
    • Friday (Dec 2) — Miss Hokusai, Carbon Arc Cinema @ the Museum of Natural History, 7pm, $10. Keiichi Hara, Japan, 2015, 90 minutes.
      — Psychonauts, The Forgotten Children, Carbon Arc Cinema @ the Museum of Natural History, 9pm, $10. Pedro Rivero & Alberto Vázquez, Spain, 2015, 76 minutes.
      Uncle Buck, Cineplex Park Lane, 9:30pm, $6.99. John Hughes, USA, 1989, 99 minutes.
    • Sunday (Dec 4) — My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea, Carbon Arc Cinema @ the Museum of Natural History, 3pm, $10. Dash Shaw, USA, 2016, 75 minutes.
  • Annapolis Valley screening picks for this week:
    • Wednesday (Nov 30) — Ixcanul, Acadia Cinema’s Al Whittle Theatre (450 Main Street, Wolfville), 7pm, $9. Jayro Bustamante, Guatemala/France, 2015, 100 minutes.
    • Sunday (Dec 4) — Things to Come (L’Avenir), Acadia Cinema’s Al Whittle Theatre (450 Main Street, Wolfville), 4pm & 7pm, $9. Mia Hansen-Løve, France/Germany, 2016, 100 minutes.

Halifax film screening picks — November 21-27

21 Nov
November 21, 2016

Following successful screenings at the Venice and Toronto film festivals in September, The War Show, an intimate portrait of the Syrian civil war that “succeeds at doing what many docs attempt: infusing humanity into the headlines” will be shown in Halifax this Tuesday at King’s College. The screening is free but donations for Syrian relief are encouraged, and it will be followed by an audience Q&A with film co-writer Spencer Osberg and Syrian journalist Raja Salim.

Speaking of acclaimed documentaries, this Friday Carbon Arc will show the “grim, unfussy and deeply movingDreamcatcher, one of the best-reviewed films of last year,

The Central Library continues its Featured Director screenings of Martin Scorsese films with a Tuesday screening of the cinematic milestone Taxi Driver, introduced by local blogger and NSCC Screen Arts faculty member Chris Campbell.

The Dal Art Gallery Wednesday free Shakespeare film screening series continues this week with Joss Whedon’s 2012 adaptation of Much Ado About Nothing, which places the play “at a Hollywood house party, in black and white, with modern dress but Shakespearean dialogue.”

Cineplex Park Lane continues its John Hughes series, marking American Thanksgiving with a Thursday screening of Planes, Trains and Automobiles—expect additional screenings to be added.

On Wednesday in Liverpool, the Astor Theatre has two screenings of the Cold War comedic thriller Operation Avalanche, a “goofily entertaining satire of youthful ambition co-opted as a tool of government intrigue.” Tuesday’s King’s Theatre screening in Annapolis Royal is Captain Fantastic, while on Sunday in Wolfville, Fundy Cinema has the wonderful New-Zealand-set romp Hunt for the Wilderpeople.

  • In theatres, seen and recommended:
  • In theatres, new and widely acclaimed:
  • Halifax area screening picks for this week:
    • Monday (Nov 21) — The Sting, Cineplex Park Lane & Dartmouth Crossing, 7pm, $6.99. George Roy Hill, USA, 1973, 129 minutes.
    • Tuesday (Nov 22) — Pretty in Pink, Cineplex Park Lane, 3:50pm, $6.99. John Hughes, USA, 1983, 93 minutes.
      Taxi Driver, Central Library, 5:30pm, free, introduced by Chris Campbell. Martin Scorsese, USA, 1976, 113 minutes.
      The War Show, Alumni Hall @ U King’s College, 7pm, free/donations encouraged. Andreas Dalsgaard & Obaidah Zytoon, Denmark/Germany/Syria, 2016, 100 minutes.
    • Wednesday (Nov 23) — The Sting, Cineplex Dartmouth Crossing, 7pm; Park Lane 7:20pm, $6.99. George Roy Hill, USA, 1973, 129 minutes.
      — Much Ado About Nothing, Dalhousie Art Gallery, 8pm, free. Joss Whedon, USA, 2012, 108 minutes.
    • Thursday (Nov 24) — Planes, Trains and Automobiles, Cineplex Park Lane, 9:30pm, $6.99. John Hughes, USA, 1987, 92 minutes.
    • Friday (Nov 25) — Dreamcatcher, Carbon Arc Cinema @ the Museum of Natural History, 7pm, $7. Kim Longinotto, UK/USA, 2015, 104 minutes.
  • Annapolis Valley & South Shore screening picks for this week:
    • Tuesday (Nov 22) — Captain Fantastic, King’s Theatre (209 St. George St., Annapolis Royal), 7:30pm, $8. Matt Ross, USA, 2016, 119 minutes.
    • Wednesday (Nov 23) — Operation Avalanche, Astor Theatre (59 Gorham Street, Liverpool), 1:30pm & 7pm, $8. Matt Johnson, Canada/US, 2016, 94 minutes.
    • Sunday (Nov 27) — Hunt for the Wilderpeople, Acadia Cinema’s Al Whittle Theatre (450 Main Street, Wolfville), 4pm & 7pm, $9. Taika Waititi, New Zealand, 2016, 101 minutes.