Halifax screening picks—May 21-27

No Date, No SignatureThis (Monday) evening, the Iranian film screening series resumes (presented at Carbon Arc) with No Date, No Signature, last year’s well-regarded social drama “shot in elegant, nearly black-and-white images highlighted with faint traces of color.

The Greta Gerwig screening series at the Central Library continues Tuesday with Frances Ha, the 2013 film that Gerwig co-scripted with her partner Noah Baumbach, introduced by Chris Campbell.

Maison du Bonheur, Canadian Sofia Bohdanowicz’s shot-on-16mm Agnes-Varda-inspired bio-doc about an elderly French astrologer, which gained some positive notice at last year’s Hot Docs festival in Toronto, screens at the Alliance Française this Thursday for a suggested donation of $5.

Lean on Pete, the latest very highly regarded film from Andrew Haigh, director of Weekend and 45 Years, gets one more Halifax screening this Thursday at 4:30pm, Cineplex Park Lane.

    • In theatres, seen & recommended:
    • Halifax screenings this weekend:
      • Monday (May 21) — No Date, No Signature, Museum of Natural History, 6pm, $15. Vahid Jalilvand, Iran, 2017, 104 minutes.
      • Tuesday (May 22) — Frances Ha, Central Library, 6:30pm, free. Noam Baumbach, USA, 2012, 86 minutes, introduced by Chris Campbell.
      • Thursday (May 24) — Lean on Pete, Cineplex Park Lane, 4:30pm, regular pricing. Andrew Haigh, UK, 2017, 121 minutes.
        Maison du bonheur, Alliance Française, 6:30pm, $5 suggested donation. Sofia Bohdanowicz, Canada, 2017, 62 minutes.
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