The GOODS from The Cinematheque
Vancouver, BC | The very best Canadian features, shorts, and student films of 2014 are in the spotlight in The Cinematheque’s annual presentation of the Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival. Established by the Toronto International Film Festival, the series is a celebration of excellence in our national cinema.
Highlights that Scout readers might enjoy include: Xavier Dolan’s magnificent Mommy; David Cronenberg’s biting Hollywood satire Maps to the Stars; Stéphane Lafleur’s dreamy, black-and-white critical hit at Cannes You’re Sleeping Nicole (Tu dors Nicole); and a special January 10 screening of local Vancouver film Violent (a hit at last year’s VIFF), with a reception and a post-film Q&A with the filmmakers.
This year’s festival also includes In Conversation With… Sandra Oh, a special onstage conversation with award-winning film and television actress Sandra Oh (Grey’s Anatomy, Sideways) and TIFF Artistic Director Cameron Bailey on January 18.
For a complete list of films, visit www.thecinematheque.ca
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