White God

Halifax film screening picks — June 22-28

White God! White God! White God!

Yep, it’s playing in Liverpool at the Astor Theatre this Wednesday evening. For those of you who can’t make it, I’m truly sorry.

Meanwhile in Halifax this week, Clouds of Sils Maria, the equally well-reviewed latest from the inimitable Olivier Assayas, featuring an award-winning performance by Kristen Stewart, yes, that Kristen Stewart, is playing at Park Lane this week, so that’s some compensation.

This Sunday, Halifax Pride has a fundraiser screening of the Wachowskis’ 1996 pop classic Bound, at the Oxford. Also on Sunday, if you missed While We’re Young during its Oxford run, you’ve got a second chance if you’re able to drive to Wolfville for the Fundy Film Society screening.

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

  • Monday (June 22) — The King and I, Cineplex Dartmouth Crossing, 7pm, $6. Walter Lang, USA, 1956, 133 minutes.
  • Tuesday (June 23) — Clouds of Sils Maria, Cineplex Park Lane, 3:35pm, 6:20pm & 9:10pm, regular pricing discounted Tuesday, film continues through Thursday (at least). Olivier Assayas, Germany/France/Switzerland, 2014, 123 minutes.
    — Love & Mercy, Scotiabank Cinema Bayers Lake, 1pm, 3:50pm, 6:40pm & 9:50‎pm, regular pricing discounted Tuesday, film continues through Thursday (at least). Brian Wilson/Beach Boys biopic with excellent performances from Paul Dano, Elizabeth Banks, John Cusack—not so much from Paul Giamatti’s wig. Bill Pohlad, USA, 2014, 121 minutes.
  • Sunday (June 28) — Bound, Cineplex Oxford, 1pm, $5. The Wachowskis, USA, 1996, 108 minutes.

Here are my South Shore and Annapolis Valley screening picks for selected days this week:

  • Wednesday (June 24) — White God, Astor Theatre (59 Gorham Street, Liverpool), 7pm, $8. Kornél Mundruczó, Hungary, 2014, 121 minutes.
  • Sunday (June 28) — While We’re Young, Acadia Cinema’s Al Whittle Theatre (450 Main Street, Wolfville), 8pm, $9. Noah Baumbach, USA, 2014, 97 minutes.
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