Halifax screening picks—March 19-25

19 Mar
March 19, 2018

This year’s winner of the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film, Sebastián Lelio’s A Fantastic Woman, is finally playing Halifax, at Park Lane, and it isn’t guaranteed to be here after Thursday, so I think you know what to do.

If you’re like me and the recent screenings of Faces Places were a strong reminder that you can never have enough Agnès Varda in your life, well, the Dalhousie Art Gallery has us both covered. This Tuesday’s free screening in the Women Filmmakers 1931-1969 series is Lions Love (…and Lies), Varda’s most ambitious American film, “a staged documentary about a performance of events and ideas and attitudes that were very real to 1968.”

Speaking of films at Dal, this Thursday, Dalhousie Students for Partners in Health (DSPIH) hosts a pay-what-you-can screening of Bending the Arc, the extremely well-reviewed documentary released just five months ago, “about a group of advocates who sought to improve access to quality healthcare around the world.”

Carbon Arc returns from March Break with two films this weekend. Friday, In Between, from the Hungarian-born Palestinian Israeli film director Maysaloun Hamoud, tells the story of three young Palestinian women sharing an apartment in Tel Aviv—the “three bright actresses bring such a sense of authenticity to their roles that this all feels new.” Saturday, it’s the Metric concert film Dreams So Real, about which it’s impossible to find a review, so your level of interest is probably best matched to your level of interest in the band.

On Thursday, an unusual night for Fundy Cinema in Wolfville, there’s an equally unlikely choice of documentary—A lovasíjász (The Horse Archer), which screening apparently includes a demonstration of the eponymous horse archery. I have to assume this will be minus the horse.

  • In theatres, seen & recommended:
  • In theatres, notable:
  • Halifax screenings this week:
    • Tuesday (Mar 20) — Lions Love (…and Lies), MacAloney Room, 4th floor, Dalhousie Arts Centre, 7pm, free. Agnès Varda, France/USA, 1969, 110 minutes.
      — Call Me By Your Name, Cineplex Park Lane, 4:40pm, regular Tuesday pricing. Luca Guadagnino, Italy/USA/Brazil/France, 2017, 132 minutes.
    • Wednesday (Mar 21) — Call Me By Your Name, Cineplex Park Lane, 4:40pm, regular pricing. Luca Guadagnino, Italy/USA/Brazil/France, 2017, 132 minutes.
    • Thursday (Mar 22) — Bending the Arc, Room 1020, Kenneth C. Rowe Management Building, 6100 University Ave, 6pm, donations accepted. Kief Davidson & Pedro Kos, USA, 2017, 102 minutes.
    • Friday (Mar 23) — In Between, Carbon Arc Cinema @ the Museum of Natural History, 7pm, $8.75. Maysaloun Hamoud, Israel/France, 2016, 103 minutes.
    • Saturday (Mar 24) — Metric: Dreams So Real, Carbon Arc Cinema @ the Museum of Natural History, 7pm, $8.75. T. Edward Martin & Jeff Rogers, Canada, 2017, 110 minutes.
  • Wolfville screenings this week:
    • Wednesday (Mar 21) — A Fantastic Woman, Acadia Cinema’s Al Whittle Theatre (450 Main Street, Wolfville), 7pm, $9. Sebastián Lelio, Chile/Germany/Spain/USA, 2017, 104 minutes.
    • Thursday (Mar 22) — A lovasíjász (The Horse Archer), Acadia Cinema’s Al Whittle Theatre (450 Main Street, Wolfville), 7pm, $10. Géza Kaszás & Dániel Tiszeker, Hungary, 2016, 115 minutes.
    • Sunday (Mar 25) — Molly’s Game, Acadia Cinema’s Al Whittle Theatre (450 Main Street, Wolfville), 7pm, $9. Aaron Sorkin, USA, 2017, 140 minutes.
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