15 Jan Halifax screening picks—January 15-21
On Tuesday this week, the Dal Art Gallery kicks off a year-long series of free screenings spotlighting the work of women filmmakers, going back before Triumph of the Will and Olympia to Leni Riefenstahl’s 1932 directorial debut The Blue Light, “a visual tone poem to the mountainside, best appreciated as a silent film with snippets of dialogue.”
The Central Library Wes Anderson retrospective continues this week with Zack Miller introducing Bottle Rocket on Thursday and a make-up edition on Sunday of the previously stormed-out screening of Rushmore, introduced by Kendra Barnes.
- In theatres, new & notable:
- In theatres, seen & recommended:
- Lady Bird, Greta Gerwig, USA, 2017, 93 minutes  — Halifax showtimes
- Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Rian Johnson, USA, 2017, 152 minutes  — Halifax IMAX 2D showtimes | Halifax IMAX 3D showtimes
- The Shape of Water, Guillermo del Toro, USA, 2017, 123 minutes  — Halifax showtimes
- Molly’s Game, Aaron Sorkin, USA, 2017, 140 minutes  — Halifax showtimes
- Halifax screenings this week:
- Tuesday (Jan 15) — The Blue Light, Dalhousie Art Gallery, 7pm, free. Leni Riefenstahl, Germany, 1932, 86 minutes.
- Thursday (Jan 17) — Bottle Rocket, Central Library, 6:30pm, free. Wes Anderson, USA, 1996, 91 minutes, introduced by Zack Miller.
- Sunday (Jan 21)— Rushmore, Central Library, 2pm, free. Wes Anderson, USA, 1998, 93 minutes, introduced by Kendra Barnes.