“Everyone should see Damián Szifrón’s Wild Tales… catch it as part of a crowd and you may experience an all-too-rare phenomenon when the first segment ends: a cinema full of people cheering and applauding.” That’s just a taste of Nicholas Barber’s piece in The Guardian arguing that Wild Tales could inspire the return of the anthology film, or as the Brits like to call them, portmanteaux. This Friday you can see it in Halifax at a Carbon Arc screening.
Carbon Arc also has a Wednesday screening this week of Xavier Dolan’s cathartic 2014 Cannes Jury Prize winner Mommy, co-presented with Alliance Française Halifax and Séries FICFA.
The Dal Art Gallery noir series this Wednesday has In A Lonely Place, one of the essential films by the great director Nicholas Ray (Rebel Without a Cause, Bigger Than Life, Johnny Guitar). Humphrey Bogart stars in this adaptation of the novel by Dorothy Hughes.
Here are my Halifax area screening picks for selected days this week:
- Monday (Apr 6) — The Sound of Music, Cineplex Dartmouth Crossing, 7pm, $6. Robert Wise, USA, 174 minutes. Final screening for this engagement.
- Tuesday (Apr 7) — It Follows, Scotiabank Cinema Bayers Lake, 2:10pm, 4:50pm, 7:40pm, 10:05pm, regular pricing discounted Tuesday, film continuing through Sunday. David Robert Mitchell, USA, 2013, 97 minutes. Smart-horror sensation in the second & third week of its Halifax run.
- Wednesday (Apr 8) — In a Lonely Place, Dalhousie Art Gallery, 8pm, free. Nicholas Ray, USA, 1950, 94 minutes.
— Mommy, 7pm, Carbon Arc Cinema @ the Museum of Natural History, $5 suggested donation. Xavier Dolan, Canada, 2014, 138 minutes.
- Friday (Apr 10) — Wild Tales, 7pm, Carbon Arc Cinema @ the Museum of Natural History, $7. Damián Szifrón, Argentina & Spain, 2014, 122 mins.