Halifax screening picks—May 8-13

Carbon Arc is on hiatus until the fall, but the cinema’s own Siloen Daley is also festival director for this week’s AFX, the Animation Festival of Halifax. In a similar spirit to HIFF, the festival is aimed not only at independent filmmakers but also people who love films—in this case, animated films. The two features being presented are the “winning and confusing in equal measureNight is Short, Walk on Girl, from Japan, and “a breezy watch bolstered by its motley crew of odd characters,” Satellite Girl and Milk Cow, from Korea. The two key returning showcases of shorts are the 19th Annual Animation Show of Shows on Thursday and the festival-director-curated Vegan Delights, on Saturday.

“While Sunset Boulevard appears to attack the pretentions and excesses of the silent era, in fact its argument about the bad old days of Hollywood is more complicated than that,” writes Pamela Hutchinson in The Guardian. The film is screening at Park Lane at a couple of odd times: 4:20pm today (Tuesday), 10:15pm tomorrow (Wednesday). All About Eve, a natural companion to Sunset Boulevard, has Wednesday Park Lane and Dartmouth Crossing screenings as well.

The Greta Gerwig screening series at the Central Library continues this evening (Tuesday) with Mistress America, introduced by Zack Miller.

    • In theatres, seen & recommended:
    • Halifax screenings this weekend:
      • Tuesday (May 8) — Sunset Boulevard, Cineplex Park Lane, 4:20pm, $6.99. Billy Wilder, USA, 1950, 110 minutes.
        Mistress America, Central Library, 6:30pm, free. Noam Baumbach, USA, 2015, 84 minutes, introduced by Tara Thorne.
      • Wednesday (May 9) — All About Eve, Cineplex Dartmouth Crossing, 7pm, Park Lane, 7:15pm, $6.99. Joseph L. Mankiewicz, USA, 1950, 138 minutes.
        Sunset Boulevard, Cineplex Park Lane, 10:15pm, $6.99. Billy Wilder, USA, 1950, 110 minutes.
      • Thursday (May 10) — 19th Annual Animation Show of Shows, Museum of Natural History, 6:30pm, $10. Various directors & countries, 2017, 93 minutes.
        — Night is Short, Walk on Girl, Museum of Natural History, 9pm, $10. Masaaki Yuasa, Japan, 2017, 92 minutes.
      • Friday (May 11) — The Satellite Girl and Milk Cow, Museum of Natural History, 9:30pm, $10. Chang Hyung-yun, Korea, 2014, 81 mins.
      • Saturday (May 12) — Vegan Delights, Museum of Natural History, 9:30pm, $10. Various directors, Canada, “fairly recent”, 75 minutes.
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