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HIFF screens Metropolis and much more

AFCOOPs Halifax Independent Film Festival opens wide on Saturday

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HIFF opens this week, and hopefully you’ll have seen the story on The Coast’s film page---or elsewhere on this site---about the CFAT Scholarship Anniversary Screening happening at HIFF next week. Organizer Greg Morris-Poultney sent out this handy Festival-At-A-Glance list, or you can go to hiff.ca for more detail on all the events.

SATURDAY APRIL 2
7PM SCREENING: Metropolis (King’s College)
9PM HIFF2011 Opening Party (King’s College)

SUNDAY APRIL 3
2PM ARTIST TALK: Conversations on Metropolis(King’s College)
5PM PRESENTATION: HIFF Youth Animation Project (The Lord Nelson)
5PM SCREENING: Images for Untrained Eyes Experimental Films for Kids (The Lord Nelson)
7PM SCREENING: Stone Time Touch (The Lord Nelson)
9PM PRESENTATION: 18 Days (The Lord Nelson)

MONDAY APRIL 4
2PM ARTIST TALK: Gariné Torossian (The Lord Nelson)
7PM SCREENING: Gariné Torossian Retrospective (The Lord Nelson)
9PM SCREENING: Artists in This Place/Old and New (The Lord Nelson)

TUESDAY APRIL 5
7PM SCREENING: Atlantic Canada Showcase (The Lord Nelson)
9PM SCREENING: AFCOOP 2nd Filmmaker in Residence Presents: OFF ROUTE 2 (The Lord Nelson)

WEDNESDAY APRIL 6
2PM PRESENTATION: Meet The Funders (The Lord Nelson)
2PM ARTIST TALK & SCREENING: Sharon Switzer (NSCAD University Film School)
7PM SCREENING: Dance On Screen (The Lord Nelson)
9PM CFAT 20TH Anniversary Screening (The Lord Nelson)

THURSDAY APRIL 7
2PM PRESENTATION: Meet The Funders (The Lord Nelson)
3PM ARTIST TALK: Brenda Longfellow (Dalhousie University)
7PM SCREENING: Brenda Longfellow Retrospective (Carbon Arc Cinema)
9PM SCREENING: WIFT-AT Women in Atlantic Canada (The Lord Nelson)

FRIDAY APRIL 8
3PM ARTIST TALK AND SCREENING: John Greyson (Dalhousie University)
7PM SCREENING: John Greyson Retrospective (The Lord Nelson)
9PM HIFF2011 CLOSING RECEPTION featuring FILM-E-OKE and Performance by Dance Movie (The Lord Nelson)

One of the many screenings we're excited about is the opening night showing of Fritz Lang's science fiction classic Metropolis, to be screened with live musical accompaniment on Saturday, April 2, 7pm in Alumni Hall, New Academic Building, University of King's College, 6350 Coburg Road. (There will be a $5 suggested donation at the door.) The HIFF opening reception will follow the screening also at King's, in the G. Peter Wilson Room.

The musicians to play along to Metropolis include Lukas Pearse, Tim Crofts, Geordie Haley and D'Arcy Gray.

Then on Sunday, April 3 at 3pm, Gordon McOuat, associate professor of humanities at King’s College will host a discussion on Metropolis with special guests in the KTS Lecture Hall, also at King's.

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