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Calgary Cinematheque


Critical cinema culture thriving in Calgary

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Calgary Cinematheque


Critical cinema culture thriving in Calgary

2016-17 Program Preview

This upcoming season marks Calgary Cinematheque's 10th Year! We're pleased to announce the following series as part of our upcoming season, which runs September 2016 through April 2017. In addition to these three series, our Contemporary World Cinema series will return with bold and diverse films from different regions of the world.

MASTERS: WIM WENDERS

As one of the leading figures in the New German Cinema, Wim Wenders first two decades of cinema signify a long running study of time, roadways, Americana, and ghosts of cinema past. Long before "observational cinema" was a festival catch-phrase, Wenders was the critical eye that stared into the stasis and malaise of contemporary living. It comes as no surprise that a successful photography career became another creative arm of this restless spirit and longing eye.
 

 

SPOTLIGHT: TILDA SWINTON

A staple resident in the small community of paragon performers, Tilda Swinton has captured our attention for this season’s Annual Focus Series. We are excited to offer a quaint collection of films, each being a unique and robust example of her capacity as an actress and as an artistic ally. 

 

 

 

FOCUS: AMERICAN INDEPENDENT CINEMA OF THE NINETIES 

The 1990’s was a high point for American independent film and many of the directors who entered with a bang, like Kelly Reichardt and Todd Haynes, continue today to create works that stand out at Sundance and Tribeca. This series spotlights the breakout films that pushed against mainstream norms and first brought attention to these unique voices. 


Calgary Cinematheque

Featuring weekly screenings at either Globe Cinema or Plaza Theatre, our season runs from September through April. Our eclectic annual programming features selected films that expand Calgary’s movie options to include retrospectives, masterworks, and acclaimed screen rarities.

Our 2015-16 Season has now wrapped. Click on the links below for a critical analysis of the four series presented as part of Cinematheque's 2015-16 Season:

 


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Calgary Cinematheque is currently hiring both a programming coordinator and communications coordinator. Click here for more details