The ongoing pandemic has forced Halifax’s independent cinema series Carbon Arc to shift its screenings into the virtual space.
Virtual Cinema isn’t the same as gathering together on Friday nights to enjoy the best international features and documentaries, but it has allowed us on the programming committee to continue to offer quality films at a reasonable price and even screen more than one at a time, usually for a two week window.
Carbon Arc is now bringing back films we screened earlier this year, and opening up the screening window beyond a fortnight. If you stop by carbonarc.ca you’ll find 11 films currently available, with more coming soon — a virtual multiplex of quality storytelling.
Now showing: oddly compelling American science-fiction and capitalism satire, Lapsis, Mexican drug war tragedy, Identifying Features, which is easily one of the year’s best films, as well as the Russian historical docudrama Dear Comrades!.
There’s more: The Reason I Jump, a documentary considering the experiences of people living with autism, First We Eat, a Canadian doc exploring a different approach to food, and Softie, about the challenges facing a Kenyan journalist-turned-politician. American social drama Test Pattern is also playing, telling a story of social injustice and racism.
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