Halifax film screening picks — May 15-21

15 May
May 15, 2017

The run-up to this Sunday’s return of Twin Peaks (a build-up that includes a debut of two new episodes at the Cannes Film Festival) continues this week at Park Lane with another screening of Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me on Tuesday, and the documentary David Lynch: The Art Life on Sunday. This “cockeyed, oblique attempt to get closer to the worldview of David Lynch” is back for a second Halifax screening after making its debut at Carbon Arc.

Park Lane also has a couple of screenings of the Japanese-language version of Your Name., with English subtitles. And speaking of the Cannes Festival, Alliance Française is acknowledging the annual fest with a screening of the Dardenne brothers gem Two Days, One Night, featuring a burner of a performance by Marion Cotillard—good news for those who didn’t catch it before it left Netflix.

The First Features series of free Wednesday screenings at the Dal Art Gallery continues this week with Submarine, the 2010 coming-of-age drama that from the beginning had first-time director Richard Ayoade fending off Wes Anderson comparisons.

Fundy Cinema in Wolfville this Sunday has Being 17, “the strongest film in many years by the post-New Wave French director André Téchiné.” Before that, on Wednesday it is screening the artful, pulsing, and occasionally wrenching documentary Don’t Blink: Robert Frank, a film that I picked as one of my five notables of 2016.

  • In theatres, seen and recommended:
    • Get Out, Jordan Peele, USA, 2017, 103 minutes
  • In theatres, notable:
  • Halifax screenings this week:
    • Monday (May 15) — Your Name (Japanese version w English subtitles), Cineplex Park Lane, 4pm, regular pricing. Makoto Shinkai, Japan, 2016, 107 minutes.
    • Tuesday (May 16) — La La Land, Cineplex Park Lane, 6:40pm, $9.95. Damien Chazelle, USA, 2016, 128 minutes.
      Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me, Cineplex Park Lane, 9:30pm, $9.95. David Lynch, France/USA, 1992, 135 minutes.
    • Wednesday (May 17) — La La Land, Cineplex Park Lane, 4pm, $9.95. Damien Chazelle, USA, 2016, 128 minutes.
      Singin’ in the Rain, Cineplex Park Lane & Dartmouth Crossing, 7pm, $6.99. Gene Kelly & Stanley Donen, USA, 1952, 103 minutes.
      Submarine, Dalhousie Art Gallery, 8pm, free. Richard Ayoade, UK, 2010, 97 minutes.
    • Thursday (May 18) — Your Name (Japanese version w English subtitles), Cineplex Park Lane, 4pm, regular pricing. Makoto Shinkai, Japan, 2016, 107 minutes.
    • Friday (May 19) — Your Name (Japanese version w English subtitles), Cineplex Park Lane, 4:20pm, regular pricing. Makoto Shinkai, Japan, 2016, 107 minutes.
      Two Days, One Night, Alliance Française (5509 Young Street), 7pm, suggested donation: $5. Jean-Pierre Dardenne & Luc Dardenne, Belgium/France/Italy, 2014, 95 minutes.
    • Sunday (May 21) — David Lynch: The Art Life, Cineplex Park Lane, 4pm, regular pricing. Jon Nguyen, Olivia Neergaard-Holm & Rick Barnes, USA, 2017, 90 minutes.
  • Annapolis Valley and South Shore screenings this week:
    • Monday (May 15) — The Lost City of Z, Astor Theatre (59 Gorham Street, Liverpool), 1:30pm & 7pm, $8. James Gray, USA, 2016, 140 minutes.
    • Wednesday (May 17) — A Quiet Passion, Astor Theatre (59 Gorham Street, Liverpool), 7pm, $8. Terence Davies, UK, 2016, 126 minutes.
      Don’t Blink: Robert Frank, Acadia Cinema’s Al Whittle Theatre (450 Main Street, Wolfville), 7pm, $9. Laura Israel, Canada/USA/France, 2015, 82 minutes.
    • Sunday (May 21) — Being 17, Acadia Cinema’s Al Whittle Theatre (450 Main Street, Wolfville), 7pm, $9. André Téchiné, France, 2016, 116 minutes.
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