The weekend warriors of The 48 Hour Film Project

The weekend warriors of The 48 Hour Film Project

The 48 Hour Film Project gives filmmakers of all levels a set of rules and a tight deadline. The rest is up to them.
48 Hour Film Project premiere Thursday, September 27, 6:30pm Paul O'Regan Hall, Halifax Central Library 5440 Spring Garden Road $10 tickethalifax.com

Sharkwater’s way

Sharkwater Extinction lost its director, Rob Stewart, but his legacy lives on.
Sharkwater Extinction Opens Friday, October 19

Film review: Fahrenheit 11/9

Michael Moore’s first major work of the Trump era is an incendiary condemnation of almost everyone.
If Michael Moore's last film, Where to Invade Next, was possibly his most gimmicky (that is saying a lot), then Fahrenheit 11/9 sets him back somewhere he can be taken seriously again.

AIFF 2018: Love, Scott brings a hate crime to light

When Scott Jones was attacked in 2013, the whole queer community was attacked.
Love, Scott Monday, September 17, 6:30pm Cineplex Park Lane, 5657 Spring Garden Road $22.50 finfestival.ca

AIFF 2018: 160 girls fight for justice in The Girls of Meru

Andrea Dorfman managed to make a documentary about child rape by following one approach.
The Girls of Meru Sunday, September 16, 1:30pm Cineplex Park Lane, 5657 Spring Garden Road $12.50 ($11.25 stu/sen) finfestival.ca "I just wanted to focus on the case," says Andrea Dorfman of her documentary The Girls of Meru.

Fall for Hopeless Romantic

Six east coast directors work together to reframe the romantic comedy.
Gala presentation: Hopeless Romantic Cineplex Park Lane Mall, 6:30pm 5657 Spring Garden Road Saturday, September 15 $22.50 finfestival.ca

Fall for Hopeless Romantic

Six east coast directors work together to reframe the romantic comedy.
Gala presentation: Hopeless Romantic Cineplex Park Lane Mall, 6:30pm 5657 Spring Garden Road Saturday, September 15 $22.50 finfestival.ca

AIFF 2018: Thom Fitzgerald’s very busy week doesn’t end when Splinters opens the festival

“Somehow we convince ourselves there’s more road ahead of us than behind.”
Splinters Thursday, September 13, 7pm Rebecca Cohn Auditorium, 6101 University Avenue $50 finfestival.ca

5 recommended picks from FIN’s global offerings

You can’t see every Atlantic International Film Fest movie, so here are choices for flicks from Iran to Australia.
Ash Is The Purest White Sunday, September 16, 3pm, Park Lane 7

Juliet, Naked (and infamous)

Rose Byrne and Ethan Hawke star in Juliet, Naked, a Nick Hornby story about a never-was.
Juliet, Naked Opens Friday, August 31 In the new romantic comedy Juliet, Naked, Rose Byrne is Annie, a small-town English curator living with Duncan (Byrne's Bridesmaids co-star Chris O'Dowd) who is equally devoted to both her and a man: Tucker Crowe, a Nick Drake-style folk musician (Ethan Hawke, doing his own singing) who made one record, Juliet, and disappeared.

McQueen was his work

A new documentary explores the life and legacy of fashion star Alexander McQueen
McQueen opens Friday, August 24 Cineplex Park Lane, 5657 Spring Garden Road

Atlantic International Film Festival announces 2018 slate

Latest works by Thom Fitzgerald, Andrea Dorfman and Jay Dahl among hundreds of films screening September 13-20.
This morning FIN: Atlantic International Film Festival announced its September lineup, which will kick off with Thom Fitzgerald's Splinters, a film the director called his "most Atlantic Canadian" in a speech at the press conference.

Movie review: The Crescent

Seth Smith and Nancy Urich’s low-budget creeper comes home after a year on the festival circuit.
Opens Friday, August 10 Cineplex Park Lane, 5657 Spring Garden Road

Movie review: Eighth Grade

Bo Burnham’s directorial debut is a gentle, surprising addition to the teen canon.
Bo Burnham is not yet 30, landing his own show on Comedy Central while still a teenager singing joke songs, like if Weird Al was a total prick.

Movie review: Three Identical Strangers

Tim Wardle's separated-at-birth doc is one of the summer's biggest thrill rides.
Tim Wardle's Sundance sensation Three Identical Strangers starts off with a fantastical story: Two men, adopted at birth, realizing they're twins who've been separated when one is mistaken for the other on his first day of college.

Movie review: Leave No Trace

Debra Granik's long-awaited followup to Winter's Bone is quiet and affecting.
Debra Granik has made only three features in her career, six or seven years between each, but that small catalogue displays a filmmaker of confidence, depth, grace and uncommon quiet, with a genuine, respectful sense of place.

A League of Their Own’s return

Revisit a perfect summer movie in A League of Their Own, kicking off Hanksfest this week.
Hanksfest featuring A League of Their Own July 6-12 (fest runs to Aug 2) Cineplex Park Lane 5657 Spring Garden Road $6.99 cineplex.com/events

Three Haligonian productions nab Telefilm feature funding

Heather Young, Koumbie and Taylor Olson each to receive $100K+ via the Talent to Watch program
Three Nova Scotia production teams have been awarded funding for their debut feature films in Telefilm's annual Talent to Watch program. Heather Young, whose short Milk premiered at TIFF and is still ripping up the festival circuit, and producer Martha Cooley will make Murmur.

Strength and authenticity at OUTeast

The OUTeast Queer Film Fest continues to create space and elevate work in year seven.
OUTeast Queer Film Fest June 15-17 Museum of Natural History, 1747 Summer Street $12-$15 (festival pass $50) outeastfilm.com It's the seventh edition of OUTeast, and all of its founders left Halifax years ago, but the queer film festival keeps going.

Film review: Hereditary

Decapitation, bugs and demonic rituals aplenty.
Hereditary has been hyped to hell. The hype is justified. 

In The Wave's deep dive

Jacquelyn Mills’ sweet and intimate documentary captures her grandmother in a delicate time.
In the Waves at HIFF Thursday, June 7, 7pm Neptune Scotiabank Stage 1593 Argyle Street $10/$12 (HIFF pass $35) tickethalifax.com Jacquelyn Mills had been gathering research about her grandmother Joan's life, intending to make a narrative film based on her life in a Cape Breton fishing village, when Joan's sister—Mills' great-aunt—died.

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