Halifax film screening picks — November 7-13

This Friday, Carbon Arc has Cameraperson, one of the best-reviewed films of this year, “the kind of film that makes you see other movies through fresh eyes.” On Saturday, the documentary co-presentation with Alliance Francaise is Demain (Tomorrow), which won Best Documentary at the 2016 César Awards.

I count myself as a fan of Julie Taymor’s adaptation of The Tempest, which is no longer on Netflix Canada, but is playing this Wednesday as part of the Dal Art Gallery’s series of free screenings of Shakespeare adaptations.

Cineplex Park Lane this Friday has another John Hughes classic—this week it’s The Breakfast Club. Festival favourite American Honey, from Andrea Arnold, has arrived at the Oxford.

  • In theatres, critics’ top 3:
    1. American Honey, Andrea Arnold, UK/USA, 2016, 163 minutes [79] — Halifax showtimes
    2. Sully, Clint Eastwood, USA, 2016, 96 minutes [74] — Halifax showtimes
    3. Doctor Strange, Scott Derrickson, USA, 2016, 115 minutes [72] — Halifax showtimes
  • Halifax area screening picks for this week:
    • Tuesday (Nov 8) — Sixteen Candles, Cineplex Park Lane, 4pm, $6.99. John Hughes, USA, 1984, 93 minutes.
      — Goodfellas, Central Library, 5:30pm, free, introduction by Zack Miller, Carbon Arc Cinema programmer. Martin Scorsese, USA, 1990, 145 minutes
    • Wednesday (Nov 9) — The Tempest (2010), Dalhousie Art Gallery, 8pm, free. Julie Taymor, USA, 2010, 110 minutes.
    • Friday (Nov 11) — Cameraperson, Carbon Arc Cinema @ the Museum of Natural History, 7pm, $7. Kirsten Johnson, USA, 2016, 102 minutes.
      The Breakfast Club, Cineplex Park Lane, 9:30pm, $6.99. John Hughes, USA, 1985, 97 minutes.
    • Saturday (Nov 12) — Demain, Carbon Arc Cinema @ the Museum of Natural History, 8pm, $7. Cyril Dion & Mélanie Laurent, France, 2015, 118 minutes.
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