Halifax film screening picks — September 5-11

This pre-festival-season time of year tends to be a bit of a dumping ground at the movies, but a happy exception to that is Hell or High Water, the heist drama featuring Chris Pine, Ben Foster, and Jeff Bridges, that is currently one of the ten best reviewed films so far this year. “As the brothers head toward Oklahoma, the resigned ranchers and deserted strip malls they encounter speak to a vanishing way of life, their journey becoming a parable of corporate exploitation and bleed-them-dry greed,” says Jeanette Catsoulis.

Starting Thursday, fans of Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds can rejoice that there will be a few Cineplex Park Lane screenings of One More Time with Feeling, a film that, as Andrew Pulver (covering it at the Venice Film Festival) has it, exceeds its album-promotional purposes to become “an undeniably moving contemplation of shattering loss.” Note that there is premium pricing for these screenings at $14.95 a ticket.

This week there are also Park Lane screenings of Star Trek: The Motion Picture and Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.

This Saturday, AFCOOP is presenting a free screening of the highly regarded documentary The Academy of Muses at the University of King’s College KTS Lecture Hall.

Out of town this week, Indignation gets a Wednesday Cinema Series screening at the Astor Theatre in Liverpool, and on Sunday, Fundy Cinema in Wolfville has Love & Friendship.

  • Halifax area screening picks for this week:
  • Annapolis Valley and South Shore screening picks for this week:
    • Wednesday (Sep 5) — Indignation, Astor Theatre (59 Gorham Street, Liverpool), 7pm, $8. James Schamus, USA, 2016, 110 minutes.
    • Sunday (Sep 11) — Love & Friendship, Acadia Cinema’s Al Whittle Theatre (450 Main Street, Wolfville), 4pm & 7pm, $9. Whit Stillman, Ireland/USA, 2016, 92 minutes
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