Carbon Arc Cinema gets an Artistic Director

On Friday the fall season of Carbon Arc Cinema begins, and this week I can reveal officially that my role with the cinema has been beefed up.

I’ve volunteered with the independent cinema series for about eight years, and over the summer it was decided I would come on board as its new Artistic Director.

As the AD I’ll have a bigger part to play in programming and will take on other administrative duties with the cinema. I’m thrilled be more involved with Carbon Arc and hope to help grow this independent cinema in the community.

A couple of other things will change with my new gig:

Here on FLAW IN THE IRIS I will make sure to tag all my Carbon Arc Cinema reviews (under the Film Culture menu on the blog) to distinguish them to readers from my regular reviews. I intend to continue to be honest and transparent in my opinions — and because I’m part of a programming committee, I’m not always the one making the call on what gets screened — but I also can’t deny I’m now working at the cinema and understand with that comes a role not always aligned with an independent, critical voice.

I’ll also continue to review films for the CBC with my column THE KNOX OFFICE on Information Morning with Portia Clark, but I won’t be talking about Carbon Arc Cinema in that column.

I hope you’ll continue to read my reviews here, and if you’re in the Halifax area, will come see a film at Carbon Arc Cinema and visit the website to see what’s upcoming and subscribe to the newsletter.

This Friday’s film is called Passages.


About the author


Carsten Knox is a massive, cheese-eating nerd. In the day he works as a journalist in Halifax, Nova Scotia. At night he stares out at the rain-slick streets, watches movies, and writes about what he's seeing.