The GOODS from The Cinematheque
Vancouver, BC | Celebrated by film lovers for over four decades, the films of the late legendary director Robert Altman challenged and redefined what American cinema could be. This month, The Cinematheque presents the Vancouver Premiere of Altman, a new documentary on the filmmaker’s life and art, directed by Canadian pop-culture chronicler Ron Mann (Comic Book Confidential, Grass). “An affectionate, moving portrait of the legendary director … It’s a tribute to Mann’s film that it leads you from Altman’s life back to his films, and makes you want to see them anew” (Globe and Mail).
Want more Altman? From November 7 to 13, The Cinematheque also presents a mini-retrospective featuring three of Altman’s masterpieces: McCabe and Mrs. Miller (filmed in West Van and featuring a soundtrack by Leondard Cohen!); Nashville; and The Long Goodbye; plus three rare Altman short films including Pot au feu, a hilarious tribute to the joys of pot smoking. For more information and tickets, visit www.thecinematheque.ca. Learn more after the jump…
Jim Sinclair – Executive + Artistic Director
Amber Orchard – Managing Director
About The Cinematheque
At The Cinematheque, we are dedicated to bringing Vancouver audiences the Essential Cinema Experience. Home to one of the largest and most extensive programs of curated films in North America, we present over 500 screenings annually that celebrate the richness and diversity of regional, national, and international film culture. We present retrospectives of great directors’ works and historical film movements, new features from Canada’s hottest young filmmakers, prestigious internationally touring exhibitions, plus guest appearances, lectures, panel discussions, and much, much more. From the newest digital restoration of Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey to a pristine 35mm print of David Cronenberg’s Videodrome; from the all-ages animation of Japan’s Studio Ghibli to the cerebral cinema of French auteur Jean-Luc Godard; from our annual festivals celebrating the best in contemporary European, Francophone, and Canadian cinema to our monthly series spotlighting experimental cinema and mental health; The Cinematheque is proud to offer something for every film lover.
What would the movies be without popcorn? Our concession serves up fresh and delicious popcorn,with free (real) melted butter and special toppings, along with a tasty mix of treats and baked good, including gluten-free options.
Established in 1972, The Cinematheque is a registered non-profit charity that relies on public and private support. We are thankful for the support of our amazing volunteers that work at our box office and concession each night, distribute our bi-monthly Program Guide, and assist in the office.
Not just a movie theatre! Supplementing our rich body of programming are core resources like our Film Reference Library, West Coast Film Archive, the bi-monthly Cinematheque Program Guide, and our unique educational programs.
“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
“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