Halifax film screening picks — March 9-15

Carbon Arc and the Dal Art Gallery film series are both on hiatus this week, but there are some solid film screenings happening in Halifax this week—notably a Cineplex presentation of Casablanca.

Casablanca isn’t just a movie, for many, it’s the movie—and this week you have a relatively rare opportunity to catch a pristine presentation on the big screen (Oxford on Sunday, Dartmouth Crossing on Wednesday & Sunday).

My cheap night pick for Tuesday is the widely enjoyed vampire mockumentary What We Do In The Shadows, which played at TIFF Midnight Madness showcase in September as well as the Outlier Film Festival in Halifax in November. If you missed it then you’ve got the opportunity to catch up this week at Park Lane.

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

  • Tuesday (Mar 10) — What We Do In The Shadows, Cineplex Park Lane, 4pm,‎ ‎7:20pm,‎ ‎& 9:50pm‎, regular pricing, continuing through Sunday. Taika Waititi & Jemaine Clement, USA/New Zealand, 2014, 86 minutes.
  • Wednesday (Mar 11) — Casablanca, Cineplex Dartmouth Crossing, 7pm, $6. Michael Curtiz, USA, 1942, 102 minutes.
  • Thursday (Mar 12) — School of Babel, Halifax Central Library, 7pm, free, in French with English subtitles, co-presented by the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 & Alliance Française Halifax. Nominated for Best Documentary at the 2015 Césars, this film follows the lives of a group of youth—Irish, Serbian, Brazilian, Tunisian, Chinese and Senegalese—who recently immigrated to France. Julie Bertuccelli, France, 2014, 94 minutes.
  • Sunday (Mar 15) — Casablanca, Cineplex Oxford & Cineplex Dartmouth Crossing, 12:55pm (both theatres), $6. Michael Curtiz, USA, 1942, 102 minutes.
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