10 Jul Halifax film screening picks — July 10-16
This Sunday, Cineplex’s Classic Films series brings you maybe the greatest performance of Marilyn Monroe on film—Some Like It Hot. “You may prefer things classical or like them hot; Wilder’s film achieves both,” wrote Peter Bradshaw when the restored edition of this cheekily gender-playful comedy of cross-dressed errors returned to screens in 2014.
The much buzzed-about convention-busting rom-com The Big Sick, “which tells a great story with waves of deep feeling and questions of identity and makes the whole thing feel like a breeze,” has moved in at the Oxford.
The Central Library’s Featured Director series of free screenings of Richard Linklater films wraps up on Tuesday with the drawn-from-real life dark comedy Bernie, which features Jack Black forgoing his usual schtick for a “satirical creation of considerable substance.” Carbon Arc programmer Zack Miller introduces this screening.
The local film festival, whatever it’s called now, has an outdoor family-friendly free screening of Moana lined up for this Saturday evening.
- In theatres, notable:
- The Big Sick, Michael Showalter, USA, 2017, 124 minutes  — Halifax showtimes
- Baby Driver, Edgar Wright, UK/USA, 2017, 113 minutes  — Halifax showtimes
- The Beguiled, Sofia Coppola, USA, 2017, 94 minutes  — Halifax showtimes
- Maudie, Aisling Walsh, Ireland/Canada, 2016, 115 minutes  — Halifax showtimes
- Halifax screenings this week:
- Tuesday (Jul 11) — Bernie, Central Library, 6:30pm, free, introduced by Zack Miller. Richard Linklater, USA, 2011, 99 minutes.
- Saturday (Jul 15) — Moana, Dartmouth Crossing Pondside Amphitheatre, 9pm, free—please bring food donation for Feed NS. Ron Clements & John Musker, USA, 2016, 107 minutes.
- Sunday (Jul 16) — Some Like It Hot, Cineplex Park Lane & Dartmouth Crossing, 12:55pm, $6.99. Billy Wilder, USA, 1959, 121 minutes.