Archive for month: December, 2017

Halifax screening picks — December 11-17

11 Dec
December 11, 2017

Some four years ago, we began to see longform/in-depth articles about the “worst movie ever made,” The Room, so I suppose it was inevitable that we’d get the movie about the making of the movie, The Disaster Artist. Polling says that about half of the early audiences are familiar with the 2003 original, so it’s safe to say the strong cast is playing an equally important role in turning chicken shit into chicken salad.

Halifax screening picks — December 4-10

04 Dec
December 4, 2017

I don’t usually highlight short films in this column, but tomorrow’s free screening, presented by AFCOOP at the Central Library, is so topical this week that it’s hard to ignore. “Reflections on the Halifax Explosion in New Local Films” will feature Halifax Explosion: The Deaf Experience, the 45-minute documentary that won Best Canadian Deaf Film at the Toronto International Deaf Film Arts Festival (TIDFAF), as well as new shorts that AFCOOP commissioned from five local animators (Becka Barker, Carbon Arc’s Siloen Daley, Josh Owen, Jim McSwain and Sam Decoste) in honour of the 100th anniversary of the Halifax Explosion.

In other free screenings this week, on Wednesday there’s a Thrillema screening of Donnie Darko and a Strange Adventures Dartmouth screening of The Nightmare Before Christmas.

  • In theatres, seen & recommended:
  • Halifax screenings this weekend:
    • Monday (Dec 4) — Thelma, Cineplex Park Lane, 9:15pm, regular pricing. Joachim Trier, Norway, 2017, 116 minutes.
    • Tuesday (Dec 5) — Thelma, Cineplex Park Lane, 4:15pm, regular pricing. Joachim Trier, Norway, 2017, 116 minutes.
      Reflections on the Halifax Explosion in New Films, Central Library, 7pm, free. Various directors, screening + Q&A, 2 hours.
    • Wednesday (Dec 6) — Howl’s Moving Castle, Japanese w English s.t., Cineplex Park Lane & Dartmouth Crossing, 7pm, $12.95. Hayao Miyazaki, Japan, 2004, 119 minutes.
      The Nightmare Before Christmas, Alderney Landing Theatre, 7pm, free, doors at 6pm, presented by Strange Adventures Dartmouth, with work by local artists available to view. Henry Selick, USA, 1993, 76 minutes.
      Donnie Darko, The Thrillema @ Natural History Museum, 8pm, free advance tickets available. Richard Kelly, USA, 2001, 113 minutes.
      Thelma, Cineplex Park Lane, 9:35pm, regular pricing. Joachim Trier, Norway, 2017, 116 minutes.
    • Thursday (Dec 7) — Thelma, Cineplex Park Lane, 4:15pm, regular pricing. Joachim Trier, Norway, 2017, 116 minutes.