Re-Animator

Halifax film screening picks — February 23-March 1

The Thrillema cult-film screening series is back this week, rolling out Stuart Gordon’s comedic sci-fi-gore-alicious H.P. Lovecraft adaptation, Re-Animator (1985).

It makes for a tough choice on Wednesday night which also has the latest in the noir series at the Dalhousie Art Gallery—Orson Welles’ still under-appreciated The Lady From Shanghai (1948), a film which Jean-Luc Godard considered one of the ten best American sound films ever made.

Carbon Arc has one of this year’s Oscars’ best animated feature nominees, the latest from Ireland’s Cartoon Salon, Song of the Sea, with two screenings this Friday.

Here are my Halifax area screening picks for selected days this week:

  • Monday (Feb 23) — Living Without Money, Halifax Central Library, 7pm, free. 52-minute 2010 doc about 68 year old Heidemarie Schwermer, a German woman who made a deliberate choice to stop using money 14 years prior. If you can’t make the screening, fittingly enough the whole film is online—for free.
  • Tuesday (Feb 24) — Medicine for Melancholy, Dalhousie Art Gallery, 5pm. Black History Month screening series wraps up with this 2008 day-in-the-life drama about a contemporary black couple, set in San Francisco.
  • Wednesday (Feb 25) — The Lady from Shanghai, Dalhousie Art Gallery, 8pm, free. Film Noir retrospective continues with this 1947 Raymond Chandler novel adaptation.
    Re-Animator, The Thrillema @ the Museum of Natural History, 8pm, free, advance tickets available at Strange Adventures.
  • Friday (Feb 27) —Song of the Sea, 7pm & 9pm, Carbon Arc Cinema @ the Museum of Natural History, $7.
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