The Last Family
Apr
27
7:00 PM19:00

The Last Family

Dir. Jan P. Matuszyński / Poland / 2016 / 123 minutes

Polish with English subtitles

An unusual trio is at the center of Jan P. Matuszynski’s THE LAST FAMILY, a harrowing portrait of surrealist painter Zdzislaw Beksinski (Andrzej Seweryn in an award-winning role) and his relationship with spouse Zofia (Aleksandra Konieczna) and frenetic son Tomasz (Dawid Ogrodnik), a radio broadcaster. Seweryn breathes life into the role of Beksinski’s shy and frustrated artist father, as do Konieczna and Ogrodnik. With infinite attention to period detail, THE LAST FAMILY recreates 28 years of their strife, haunted by psychological torments clearly articulated for all to see within the dark horrors of Beksinski’s apocalyptic body of work.

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AFX the Animation Festival of Halifax
May
10
to May 12

AFX the Animation Festival of Halifax

Three days celebrating the art and industry of animation in Halifax and beyond! 

A full pass is available now for $40 plus 75¢ service charge. It gets you access to all screenings and workshops. Full details will be launched Wednesday April 18

www.anifx.ca

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19th Annual Animation Show of Shows
May
10
6:30 PM18:30

19th Annual Animation Show of Shows

16 International Mixed Films / Various Artists / 2017 / 93 min

• Can You Do It - Quentin Baillieux (France)

• Tiny Big - Lia Bertels (Belgium)

• Next Door - Pete Docter (U.S.)

• The Alan Dimension - Jac Clinch (Great Britain)

• Beautiful Like Elsewhere - Elise Simard (Canada)

• Hangman - Paul Julian & Les Goldman (U.S.)

• The Battle of San Romano - Georges Schwitzgebel (Switzerland)

• Gokurosama - Aurore Gal, Clémentine Frère, Yukiko Meignien, Anna Mertz, Robin Migliorelli, & Romain Salvini(France)

• Dear Basketball - Glen Keane (U.S.)

• Island - Robert Löbel & Max Mörtl (Germany)

• Unsatisfying - Parallel Studio (France)

• The Burden - Niki Lindroth von Bahr (Sweden)

• Les Abeilles Domestiques - Alexanne Desrosiers (Canada)

• Our Wonderful Nature - The Common Chameleon - Tomer Eshed (Germany)

• Casino - Steven Woloshen (Canada)

• Everything - David OReilly (U.S.)

 

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Night Is Short, Walk on Girl
May
10
9:00 PM21:00

Night Is Short, Walk on Girl

 

Dir. Masaaki Yuasa, Japan, 2017, 93 min - in Japanese with English subtitles

Night is Short, Walk on Girl, directed by Masaaki Yuasa, takes place over the course of one strange night as a nameless young woman, known only as “the girl with black hair,” walks the streets of Kyoto and experiences a series of surreal encounters and odd characters, drinking middle-aged salarymen under the table, exploring an all-night used bookstore with a bird goblin, helping a guerilla theater company express their feelings… all the while unaware of the romantic longings of a fellow student who has been creating increasingly fantastic and contrived reasons to run into her, in an effort to win her heart. The perfect “I guess it’s romantic?” comedy for the modern age, Night is Short is a celebration of the unconventional, confusing routes that love and life can take.

Tickets available with a festival pass, or at the door a half hour before the screening

 

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Pitching Workshop
May
11
10:00 AM10:00

Pitching Workshop

AFX Pitching Workshop

Do you have an idea for an animated project, but are not sure how to take the next step to make it reality? Join our workshop and shape that idea into a pitch. We will be looking at how to structure a pitch so that your concept is clear, and work on tips for presentation. 

No experience necessary, no preparation required. All you need is an idea for an animated project and a willingness to take criticism. The workshop will run through the morning, and includes time to get some lunch and work or break as desired. (Food is not provided. Lots of places within minutes).

In the afternoon, workshop participants will get a chance to show their work at a Mock Pitch Session.

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Animation Pitch Panel
May
11
3:30 PM15:30

Animation Pitch Panel

AFX Mock Pitch Session


Have you ever wondered how an animation production gets started? Whether it’s a movie, short film, or a series, it all starts with an idea. That idea is then explained (pitched) to someone who has the authority to say ‘yes’ and if all goes well, the production is funded (given the green-light) and work begins.

This mock pitch session is an opportunity to see the pitching process in an open forum. The format is similar to Dragon’s Den or Shark Tank, where our animation panel will hear pitches from hopeful creators and give feedback. Our panelists will share their insights which will be engaging and informative for both audience and participants alike.

Our panel is not in a position to green-light any projects, but at the end of the session, the panel will deliberate and select a winner. All participants will get valuable experience and guidance in shaping their pitches.

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Think Oscar!
May
11
6:00 PM18:00

Think Oscar!

Often people wonder, “Why did certain films not get nominated?” or “What distinguished one film over another to make it to become the Oscar Winner?” And others wonder, “What are the voting procedures?,” “What qualifies a film?” and “How does someone become an Academy member?”

Academy Member Ron Diamond, presents a three hour Master Class that will entertain, inform, and challenge the viewing audience’s preconceptions as to the lesser-known facts about the filmmaking world’s most sought after and respected honor, the Academy Award®.


Diamond explains the rules for submission and pitfalls that have caused some films to be disqualified. To give participants perspective on what kinds of films attract the attention of the Academy Members, Diamond will present a selection of short films including samples of Academy Award Winners, Academy Award Nominates, Oscar qualified shorts that were shown for consideration yet did not progress to nomination, and shorts that did not qualify, might have been disqualified or were not submitted for consideration.

Diamond will share original documents with attendees along with Academy Awards programs and other materials generally regarded as only seen by Academy members and those attending the Academy Awards.

 

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Satellite Girl and Milk Cow
May
11
9:30 PM21:30

Satellite Girl and Milk Cow

Dir. Chang Hyung-yun, Korea, 2014, 81 mins - Korean with English subtitles

An out of commission satellite picks up a lovelorn ballad on her radio antenna and descends to Earth to find the source of such sincere emotions. But on the way she is caught in the crossfire of a raging magical battle and is transformed into Satellite Girl, complete with Astro Boy-like rocket shoes and weapon-firing limbs.

Meanwhile, the balladeer in question – a loser 20 something at a café open mic – meets the fate that befalls all broken-hearted lovers: he is turned into a farm animal. But love knows no bounds, and aided by the wise and powerful Merlin – a wizard who has been turned into a roll of toilet paper – our duo must evade the all-consuming incinerator monster, the wily pig witch, and other nefarious adversaries in an attempt to be together.

From the brilliant and slightly twisted mind of writer/director Chang Hyung-yun, Satellite Girl and Milk Cow is a heartfelt and wildly entertaining commentary on the possibility for human connection in the crazy, mixed-up, post-modern world we live in.

 

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In the Fade
Apr
20
7:00 PM19:00

In the Fade

Dir. Fatih Akin / Germany, France / 2017 / 106 minutes / German with English subtitles

Out of nowhere, Katja’s life falls apart when her husband Nuri and little son Rocco are killed in a bomb attack. Her friends and family try to give her the support she needs, and Katja somehow manages to make it through the funeral. But the mind numbing search for the perpetrators and reasons behind the senseless killing complicate Katja’s painful mourning, opening wounds and doubts. Danilo, a lawyer and Nuri’s best friend, represents Katja in the eventual trial against the two suspects: a young couple from the neo-Nazi scene. The trial pushes Katja to the edge, but there’s simply no alternative for her: she wants justice.

 

 

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Oh Lucy!
Apr
13
7:00 PM19:00

Oh Lucy!

Dir. Atsuko Hirayanagi / USA & Japan / 2017 / 96 minutes / English & Japanese with English subtitles

OH LUCY! follows Setsuko (Shinobu Terajima in an Independent Spirit Award-nominated performance), a single, emotionally unfulfilled woman, seemingly stuck with a drab, meaningless life in Tokyo. At least until she’s convinced by her niece, Mika to enroll in an unorthodox English class that requires her to wear a blonde wig and take on an American alter ego named “Lucy.” The new identity awakens something dormant in Setsuko, and she quickly develops romantic feelings for her American instructor, John (Josh Hartnett, Showtime’s “Penny Dreadful”). When John suddenly disappears from class, Setsuko travels halfway around the world in search of him, and in the outskirts of Southern California, family ties and past lives are tested as she struggles to preserve the dream and promise of “Lucy.”

 

 

 

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Outside In
Apr
6
7:00 PM19:00

Outside In

Dir.  Lynn Shelton / USA / 2017 / 109 minutes

Written by Jay Duplass and Lynn Shelton. Starring Jay Duplass, Edie Falco, Kaitlyn Dever and Ben Schwartz

After serving 20 years for the crime of essentially being in the wrong place at the wrong time, 38-year-old Chris (Jay Duplass) is granted early parole thanks largely to the tireless advocacy of Carol (Edie Falco), his former high-school teacher. As he struggles with the challenges of navigating the modern world as an ex-con, and with a fraught relationship with his brother Ted (Ben Schwartz), Chris ends up confessing his romantic love for Carol — a love that, given her marital status, Carol cannot reciprocate. Or can she? Carol longs for something her husband no longer provides. Meanwhile, Carol's daughter Hildy (Kaitlyn Dever) befriends Chris, finding a kindred spirit in this awkward, tormented older guy.

 

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The Light of the Moon
Mar
30
7:00 PM19:00

The Light of the Moon

dir. Jessica M. Thompson / USA / 2017 / 94 minutes

Presented in partnership with Avalon Sexual Assault Centre.

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Bonnie, a young and successful Latina architect, is sexually assaulted while walking home from an evening out with friends in Brooklyn. At first, she attempts to keep the assault a secret from her long-term boyfriend Matt, but the truth quickly emerges. Bonnie emphatically denies the impact of what has just happened to her. She fights to regain normalcy and control of her life, but returning to her old life is more complicated than expected. Her attempt to recapture the intimacy she previously had with Matt falters and cracks begin to surface in their relationship. Another attack in the neighborhood only drives Bonnie further into denial, before an encounter with an at-risk woman causes her to face the truth and confront her own self-blame.

Stephanie Beatriz gives a powerful and moving performance as Bonnie, a woman who maintains her dignity and sense of humor as she deals with the aftermath of a life-altering experience. The Light of the Moon is a powerful reminder of the resilience of the human spirit and the importance of relationships in the face of a tragedy.

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Shorts Before Features

Local short animation by Jenna Marks screens before the feature

How You Turned into a Fish, 5m

How You Turned into a Fish is a poetic animated painting. It explores the ideas of grief and time and shows how one woman can keep a friend alive as long as she keeps remembering.

 

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Dreams So Real - Metric Concert Film
Mar
24
7:00 PM19:00

Dreams So Real - Metric Concert Film

Dir.  T. Edward Martin and Jeff Rogers / Canada / 2018 / 120 minutes

Dreams So Real, the feature-length 4k concert documentary, captures Canadian rock group Metric’s last live performance of a year-long sold-out world tour. 

In 2016 the group traversed the globe on the most significant tour of their career. The show in Vancouver, BC was the culmination of a year’s work on behalf of the band and their dedicated crew. Their performance was recorded by 26 cameras, finished in 4K with audio mixed by multi-Grammy winner David Bottrill. 

The film features fan favourites from over five albums including indelible hits Breathing Underwater, Gold Girls Guns and Help I’m Alive. With plenty of arena-worthy moments, Dreams So Real is a stunning recreation of an incredibly special evening.

 

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In Between
Mar
23
7:00 PM19:00

In Between

Dir.  Maysaloun Hamoud / Israel & France / 2016 / 103 minutes

Lalia, Salma, and Nur share an apartment in the vibrant heart of Tel Aviv. Lalia, a criminal lawyer with a wicked wit, loves to burn off her workday stress in the underground club scene. Salma, slightly more subdued, is a DJ and bartender. Nur is a younger, religious Muslim girl who moves into the apartment in order to study at the university. Nur is both intrigued and intimidated by her two sophisticated roommates. When her conservative fiancé visits he is horrified by her secular friends, entreating her to hasten their marriage, leave Tel Aviv, and assume her rightful role as a wife. She refuses and his violent rebuttal leaves all of the women shaken. Salma and Lalia also face turmoil: Lalia has found love with a modern Muslim man whose acceptance proves less than unconditional, and Salma discovers that her Christian family in a northern Galilean village is not as liberal as they claim. These three very different women find themselves doing the same balancing act between tradition and modernity, citizenship and culture, fealty and freedom.

Presented in Hebrew and Arabic with English subtitles.

 

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Jane
Mar
3
7:00 PM19:00

Jane

dir Brett Morgen / USA / 2017 / 90 minutes

 
 

In 1960, Dr. Louis Leakey arranged for a young English woman with a deep love of animals to go to Gombe Stream National Park near Lake Tangyanika. The Dutch photographer and filmmaker Hugo van Lawick was sent to document Jane Goodall’s first establishment of contact with the chimpanzee population, resulting in the enormously popular Miss Goodall and the Wild Chimpanzees, the second film ever produced by National Geographic. One hundred hours of Lawick’s original footage was rediscovered in 2014. From that material, Brett Morgen (Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck) has created a vibrant film experience, giving new life to the experiences of this remarkable woman and the wild in which she found a home.

Screens at 7 & 9pm Saturday March 3. Limited tix available at the door for both screenings

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Short before the 9pm feature film:

See Weeds by Dawn George - 3:18m

An examination of three weeds - dandelion, coltsfoot, and goldenrod and each weed’s direct effects on film stock, via hand-processing with eco-processing techniques.

 

 

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The Insult
Mar
2
8:30 PM20:30

The Insult

dir. Ziad Doueiri / Lebanon / 2017 / 112 minutes

Please note this screening is later than our usual 7pm start time.

 
 

In today’s Beirut, an insult blown out of proportions finds Toni, a Lebanese Christian, and Yasser, a Palestinian refugee, in court. From secret wounds to traumatic revelations, the media circus surrounding the case puts Lebanon through a social explosion, forcing Toni and Yasser to reconsider their lives and prejudices. The Insult is nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the 90th Academy Awards.

Presented in Arabic and French with English subtitles.

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School Life
Feb
23
7:00 PM19:00

School Life

dir. Neasa Ní Chianáin & David Rane / Ireland / 2017 / 99 minutes

 
 

This observational documentary follows a year in the lives of two inspirational teachers at Headfort, the only primary-age boarding school in Ireland. Housed in an 18th century estate, school life embraces tradition and modernity. For John, rock music is just another subject alongside Maths, Scripture and Latin, taught in a collaborative and often hilarious fashion. For his wife Amanda, the key to connecting with children is the book, and she uses all means to snare the young minds. For nearly half a century these two have shaped thousands of minds, but now the unthinkable looms: what would retirement mean? What will keep them young if they leave?

 

   La Vie à Vélo

Shorts Before Features screen in partnership with AFCOOP and Telefilm Canada

La Vie à Vélo
Chris & Susie Shapones / 2017 / 1m

A journey to the moon and back.

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The Stairs w/ director Hugh Gibson
Feb
17
7:00 PM19:00

The Stairs w/ director Hugh Gibson

dir. Hugh Gibson / Canada / 2017 / 95 minutes

Winner of Best Canadian Film from the Toronto Film Critics Association, The Stairs tells the story of Marty, Greg and Roxanne, who each survived decades of street-involvement. Using their experiences to ease the paths of others, they perform social work in their old neighbourhood, while struggling to maintain their newly-found stability. Told over five years, The Stairs examines life on society’s margins. Defying stereotypes through intimate portraits, its remarkable subjects are surprising, funny, shocking and moving.

Read our review from the 2017 Atlantic International Film Festival.

Hugh Gibson will be present to introduce the screening and for a discussion afterwards.

 

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Faces, Places
Feb
16
7:00 PM19:00

Faces, Places

dir. Agnès Varda & JR / France / 2017 / 89 minutes

 
 

Agnès Varda, one of the leading figures of the French New Wave, and acclaimed French photographer and muralist JR teamed up to co-direct this enchanting mix of documentary and road movie. Kindred spirits, Varda and JR share a lifelong passion for images and how they are created, displayed, and shared. Together, they travel around the villages of France in JR’s photo truck meeting locals, learning their stories and producing epic-size portraits of them. The photos are prominently displayed on houses, barns, storefronts, and trains, revealing the humanity in their subjects and themselves. Faces Places documents these heart-warming encounters as well as the unlikely, tender friendship formed along the way.

Presented in French with English subtitles.

Second screening added! 7pm & 9pm Friday February 16

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Félicité
Feb
9
7:00 PM19:00

Félicité

dir. Alain Gomis / France, Senegal / 2017 / 123 minutes

 
 

Winner of the Silver Bear Grand Jury Prize at Berlinale this year, the fourth feature from Senegalese-French filmmaker Alain Gomis is steeped in visual and musical lyricism. Félicité follows a fiercely independent club singer and single mother who lives her life in the chaotically vibrant Congolese capital of Kinshasa with a proud defiance — she doesn't need marriage, a man, or even love to get by. But when her teenage son is in a horrific traffic accident, she must find a way to pay for his operation, which forces this resolutely solo woman to find help before it's too late. This quest sends her on a fast-paced journey through the streets of Kinshasa and eventually leads Félicité to trust in Tabu (Papi Mpaka), a man known more for his indulgences than his intimacies.

Presented in Lingala and French with English subtitles.

Advance tickets are off sale

24 tickets available at the door Friday

 

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2017 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity
Feb
2
7:00 PM19:00

2017 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity

various directors and countries / 2017 / 112 minutes

Presented by The Globe and Mail.

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Carbon Arc is excited to open the winter season with a perennial audience favorite. An award from the Cannes Lions Festival is recognized as "the ultimate achievement in creativity" and this collection of commercials represents the best in marketing and advertising globally. Come and enjoy a selection of smart, funny clips from Canada, Argentina, Japan, and more.

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Sami Blood
Nov
24
7:00 PM19:00

Sami Blood

dir. Amanda Kernell / Sweden / 2016 / 110 minutes

 
 

Though not enough Canadians know about this country's shameful history with residential schools, the story of Sami Blood should sound familiar to those that do. Elle Marja (Lene Cecilia Sparrok) is an indigenous Sámi teenager in the 1930s who is taken from her family and forced to integrate with Swedish society. She is curious and eager at first, but relationship with her new peers is challenged by racism, abuse, and her developing sexuality. Writer-director Amanda Kernell balances a nuanced coming-of-age character study with a righteous and raging historical screed that asks: What happens to you when you cut all ties to your culture and history? Can you really become someone else?

Presented in Swedish and Sami with English subtitles.

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Brigsby Bear
Nov
18
7:00 PM19:00

Brigsby Bear

dir. Dave McCary / USA / 2017 / 97 minutes

 
 

Nostalgia is a powerful feeling; one that can make memories of your childhood feel like a magical world that was built just for you. For James, that feeling is a reality. Living in his parents' basement, he obsesses over "Brigsby Bear", a children's TV show made for a one-man audience. When the show ends in a startling revelation, James decides to recreate the show for himself as a way to make sense of his disorienting new existence. Kyle Mooney brings a sensitive and uplifting quality to James and is supported by an all-star cast including Mark Hamill, Greg Kinnear, Claire Danes, Matt Walsh, and Andy Samberg. Born from the memories of the filmmakers spanning from He-Man to Teddy Ruxpin, Brigsby Bear is an honest, offbeat, and profound love letter to the power of entertainment and creativity.

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Dina
Nov
17
7:00 PM19:00

Dina

dir. Antonio Santini & Dan Sickles / USA / 2017 / 103 minutes

 
 

Dina, an outspoken and eccentric 49-year-old in suburban Philadelphia, invites her fiancé Scott, a Walmart door greeter, to move in with her. Having grown up neurologically diverse in a world blind to the value of their experience, the two are head-over-heels for one another, but shacking up poses a new challenge.

Filmmakers Dan Sickles and Antonio Santini construct seamless vérité scenes that lovingly frame Dina and Scott's vulnerable, yet matter-of-fact romance. Whether at the local nail salon, the warm beaches of Ocean City, Dina's racy bachelorette party, or on honeymoon in the Poconos, Dina captures the cadences and candid conversations of a relationship that reexamines the notion of love on-screen.

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Columbus
Nov
10
7:00 PM19:00

Columbus

dir. Kogonada / USA / 2017 / 104 minutes

 
 

When a renowned architecture scholar falls suddenly ill during a speaking tour, his son Jin (John Cho) finds himself stranded in Columbus, Indiana - a small Midwestern city celebrated for its many significant modernist buildings. Jin strikes up a friendship with Casey (Haley Lu Richardson), a young architecture enthusiast who works at the local library. As their intimacy develops, Jin and Casey explore both the town and their conflicted emotions: Jin's estranged relationship with his father, and Casey's reluctance to leave Columbus and her mother. With its naturalistic rhythms and empathy for the complexities of families, this debut from director Kogonada unfolds as a gently drifting, deeply absorbing conversation and showcases a striking eye for the way physical space can affect emotions.

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Lost in Paris
Nov
4
7:00 PM19:00

Lost in Paris

dir. Fiona Gordon & Dominique Abel / France, Belgium / 2016 / 83 minutes

 
 

Drawing on a 25-year career of physical comedy collaborations that have appeared on stage and screen, Fiona Gordon and Dominique Abel do it all in this whimsical slapstick tour through the French capital. Besides writing and directing, they also star, respectively, as Fiona (a hapless librarian) and Dom (a charming vagrant). Fiona has flown to Paris on short notice after an emergency letter from her aunt, played by the legendary Emmanuelle Riva. She arrives to find that her aunt has disappeared, and the resulting adventure is one of hilariously hectic set pieces and spectacularly choreographed antics that draws inspiration from such comedic masters as Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, and Jacques Tati.

Presented in French with English subtitles.

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Person to Person
Nov
3
7:00 PM19:00

Person to Person

dir. Dustin Guy Defa / USA / 2017 / 94 minutes

 
 

During a single day in New York City, a variety of characters grapple with the mundane, the unexpected, and the larger questions permeating their lives. An investigative reporter struggles with her first day on the job, despite help from her misguided boss. A rebellious teen attempts to balance her feminist ideals with other desires. A young man seeks to reconcile with his ex-girlfriend, even as her brother threatens revenge. An avid music lover traverses the city in search of a rare record for his vinyl collection. Colorful performances from the likes of Michael Cera, Abbi Jacobson, and Philip Baker Hall capture the absurdity of day-to-day life with great affection and ease. 

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The Teacher
Oct
27
7:00 PM19:00

The Teacher

dir. Jan Hřebejk / Czech Republic / 2016 / 102 minutes

 
 

Set in the early 1980s, during the Communist era in Czechoslovakia, The Teacher is a jet-black satirical drama about corruption and the abuse of power. Zuzana Maurery won Best Actress at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival for her performance as Mrs. Drazděchová, a school teacher and politician who bilks favors out of local parents by using their children, her pupils, as tools for manipulation. A strong script and confident direction elevate this historical allegory to a multifaceted and masterful examination of human pathology.

Presented in Slovak with English subtitles.

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Dawson City: Frozen Time
Oct
20
7:00 PM19:00

Dawson City: Frozen Time

dir. Bill Morrison / USA / 2016 / 120 minutes

The bizarre true history of a collection of some 500 films dating from 1910-1920, which were lost for over 50 years until the were rediscovered, buried in a sub-arctic swimming pool deep in the Yukon Territory. Using archival footage to tell the story, and accompanied by an originally composed score by Alex Somers (Captain Fantastic), Dawson City: Frozen Time depicts a unique history of a Canadian gold rush town by chronicling the life cycle of a singular film collection through its exile, burial, rediscovery, and salvation – and through that collection, how a First Nation hunting camp was transformed and displaced.

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Nocturne 2017: Made In Acadie
Oct
14
6:00 PM18:00

Nocturne 2017: Made In Acadie

Presented in partnership with Alliance Française.

 
 

Alliance Française Halifax and Carbon Arc Cinema are pleased to partner to present five short films produced and screened for FICFA (Le Festival International du Cinéma Francophone en Acadie). As each movies fades away the audience vanishes in the darkness till the next one and again. All films are presented with English subtitles.

This program is FREE and will screen repeatedly throughout the night as part of Nocturne: Art At Night.

 

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Carbon Arc Focus Group
Oct
13
9:00 PM21:00

Carbon Arc Focus Group

Calling all film fans! What do YOU want in an independent theatre? 

We're working toward a full-time cinema to bring you more of what you love, and we want to hear what you have to tell us. Stick around after our 7 PM screening or drop in for our discussion. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked The World
Oct
13
7:00 PM19:00

Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked The World

dir. Catherine Bainbridge / USA / 2017 / 103 minutes

The story of a profound, essential, and, until now, missing chapter in the history of American music: the Indigenous influence. Featuring music icons such as Charley Patton, Mildred Bailey, Link Wray, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Jimi Hendrix, Jesse Ed Davis, Robbie Robertson, Redbone, Randy Castillo, and Taboo, Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked The World shows how these talented Native musicians helped shape the soundtracks of our lives.

Please join us after the film for a focus group about our plans for a full-time cinema!

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The Commune
Oct
6
7:00 PM19:00

The Commune

dir. Thomas Vinterberg / Denmark / 2016 / 90 minutes

Erik and Anna are a professional couple with a dream. Along with their daughter Freja, they set up a commune in Erik’s huge villa in the upmarket district of Copenhagen. With the family in the center of the story, we are invited into the dream of a real commune; we participate in the house meetings, dinners and parties. It is friendship, love and togetherness under one roof until an earth-shattering love affair puts the community and the commune to its greatest test.

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The Midwife
Sep
29
7:00 PM19:00

The Midwife

dir. Martin Provost / France / 2017 / 117 minutes

Claire is honesty incarnate. As a midwife, she has devoted her life to others. At a moment when she is preoccupied by the imminent closure of the maternity clinic where she works, her life is further turned upside down when Béatrice, he father's former mistress, turns up on the scene. Béatrice is a capricious and selfish woman, Claire's exact opposite. With a combined 24 César Award nominations between them, Catherine Deneuve and Catherine Frot bring all the power of the French acting world to this pleasing tale of friendship and mortality.

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Kedi
Apr
28
9:00 PM21:00

Kedi

dir. Ceyda Torun / Turkey / 2016 / 80 minutes

Hundreds of thousands of Turkish cats roam the metropolis of Istanbul freely. For thousands of years they’ve wandered in and out of people’s lives, becoming an essential part of the communities that make the city so rich. Claiming no owners, the cats of Istanbul live between two worlds, neither wild nor tame — and they bring joy and purpose to those people they choose to adopt. In Kedi, as in Istanbul, cats are the mirrors to the people, allowing them to reflect on their lives in ways nothing else could.

 

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The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki
Apr
28
7:00 PM19:00

The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki

dir. Juho Kuosmanen / Finland, Sweden, Germany / 2016 / 92 minutes

The true story of Olli Mäki, the famous Finnish boxer who had a shot at the 1962 World Featherweight title. Immensely talented and equally modest, Olli's small town life is transformed when he is swept into national stardom and suddenly regarded as a symbol of his country. There's only one problem: Olli has just fallen in love. Inside of the ring, it's Finland vs. the USA, but outside, boxing and romance become unlikely adversaries vying for Olli's attention. This charming feature debut from Juho Kuosmanen was awarded the Un Certain Regard Prize at the Cannes Film Festival.

 

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18th Annual Animation Show of Shows
Apr
22
7:00 PM19:00

18th Annual Animation Show of Shows

dir. Various Artists / International / 2016 / 102 minutes

Great animated shorts curated by Ron Diamond, including this year's Oscar winner for Best Animated Short, Piper and nominee, Pearl.

• STEMS by Ainslie Hendersen
• SHIFT by Cecilia Puglesi & Yijun Liu
• PEARL by Patrick Osborne
• CRIN-CRIN by Iris Alexandre
• MIRROR by Chris Ware, John Kuramoto, Ira Glass
• LAST SUMMER IN THE GARDEN by bekky O’Neil
• WAITING FOR NEW YEAR by Vladimir Leschiov
• PIPER by Alan Barillaro
• BØYGEN by Kristian Pedersen
• AFTERNOON CLASS by Seoro Oh
• ABOUT A MOTHER by Dina Velikovskaya
• EXPLOOZY by Joshua Gunn, Trevor Piecham, & John McGowan
• INNER WORKINGS by Leo Matsuda
• CORPUS by Marc Héricher
• BLUE by Daniela Sherer
• MANOMAN by Simon Cartwright
• ALL THEIR SHADES by Chloé Alliez

 

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Citizen Jane: Battle for the City
Apr
21
7:00 PM19:00

Citizen Jane: Battle for the City

dir. Matt Tyrnauer / USA / 2016 / 92 minutes

A film about cities through the lens of Jane Jacobs, author of the 1961 book, The Death and Life of Great American Cities.

In 1960 Jane Jacobs’s book The Death and Life of Great American Cities sent shockwaves through the architecture and planning worlds, with its exploration of the consequences of modern planners’ and architects’ reconfiguration of cities. Jacobs was also an activist, who was involved in many fights in mid-century New York, to stop “master builder” Robert Moses from running roughshod over the city. This film retraces the battles for the city as personified by Jacobs and Moses, as urbanization moves to the very front of the global agenda. Many of the clues for formulating solutions to the dizzying array of urban issues can be found in Jacobs’s prescient text, and a close second look at her thinking and writing about cities is very much in order. This film sets out to examine the city of today though the lens of one of its greatest champions.

 

 

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