The GOODS from The Cinematheque
Vancouver, BC | The new year is on its way, and it is going to be a big one here at The Cinematheque!
Most notable is Canada On Screen, an exciting national initiative co-produced by the TIFF, The Cinematheque, Library and Archives Canada, and the Cinémathèque québécoise. In honour of Canada’s 150th birthday, a list of Canada’s 150 essential moving-images works has been compiled to create the most ambitious retrospective of Canada’s moving-image heritage ever mounted!
Beginning in January and continuing throughout the year, The Cinematheque will present special free screenings showcasing many of these 150 works, enabling audiences to discover – or rediscover – the breadth, boldness, and wealth of Canada’s cinema history.
More information to follow, plus an invite to our Canada on Screen opening night on Friday, January 6th at 6:30pm.
Other highlights include:
CANADA’S TOP TEN FILM FESTIVAL | Jan 13-22
The year’s best Canadian films are in the spotlight in The Cinematheque’s annual presentation of the Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival. Lineup includes Ann Marie Fleming’s Window Horses, Zacharias Kunuk’s Maliglutit (Searchers), and Kevan Funk’s Hello Destroyer.
THE IMAGE BEFORE US: A HISTORY OF FILM IN BRITISH COLUMBIA – Take 3 | Jan 16, 23, 30
Our third season of this series opens with In the Land of the Head Hunters (1914), the first feature film made in B.C., and the first made anywhere with an all-indigenous cast. This is followed by McCabe and Mrs. Miller (1971) and That Cold Day in the Park (1969), two Robert Altman-directed films from the early days of our motion-picture and television industry.
TAMPOPO | Jan 26 – Feb 2
Food, sex and movie madness are the main ingredients of Juzo Itami’s oh-so-tasty Tampopo, a major art-house hit in the 1980s now newly restored and available for the first time in decades.
STAYING VERTICAL | Jan 26 – Feb 2
The new film from director of Stranger by the Lake, French auteur Alain Guiraudie, is a fairy-tale-like meditation on what it means to be a vertical animal and finds beauty, wonder, and mystery everywhere it looks.
MAREN ADE: BEFORE TONI ERDMANN | Feb 3-5
To mark the Canadian theatrical release of Toni Erdmann, we present Maren Ade’s remarkable preceding features – The Forest for the Trees (2003) and Everyone Else (2010) – both beguiling, measured comedies.
Jim Sinclair – Executive + Artistic Director
Kate Ladyshewsky – Managing Director
About The Cinematheque
The Cinematheque is a charitable cultural organization that brings the Essential Cinema Experience to Vancouver audiences. Home to one of the largest and most extensive programs of curated films in North America, The Cinematheque presents over 500 screenings annually including retrospectives of great directors’ works, new features from Canada’s hottest young filmmakers, prestigious internationally touring exhibitions, plus guest appearances, lectures, special receptions, and much more.
The Cinematheque is also home to the West Coast Film Archive, a collection which holds 2000+ works on 16mm and 35mm film, the Film Reference Library, and an award-winning Education Department that works with youth, educators, and the community-at-large year-round to provide digitial filmmaking programs, critical media literacy workshops, and educational film screenings.
“Going to The Cinematheque is the closest thing to visiting Manhattan without leaving Vancouver …. Its program is as innovative and entertaining as any you’ll find in New York.” David Spaner, The Province
“For the true cinema lover who appreciates foreign and independent retrospectives, restorations, experimental films, and rare or obscure works, the Cinematheque is a necessity.” Craig Takeuchi, The Georgia Straight
“Cinémathèques now take on a job parallel to what museums do with painting and sculpture. They assemble, sort, analyze and exhibit the culture of the world.” Robert Fulford, The Globe & Mail>