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2019/20 season

Begins October 10th
Screenings on Thursdays


Masters: Abbas Kiarostami

Effortlessly blurring the lines between fiction and reality, filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami’s rich cinematic legacy is showcased through five wryly told humanistic stories of Iranian life.


FOCUS: sexuality

Featuring films from the 1920s to the 1990s, this globe-spanning series explores how sexuality over the course of the last century has paralleled the development of cinematic language itself.


Spotlight: taiwanese new wave

In the mid 1980s a batch of young Taiwanese filmmakers, including Hou Hsiao-hsien, Edward Yang, and Tsai Ming-liang, pursued a radical break from the previous stylistic and aesthetic traditions, favouring location shooting, long takes, and deliberate editing to reflect the rapidly changing world around them. Their collective work resulted in one of film history’s most influential movements.


Contemporary World Cinema

Meticulously handpicked throughout the year, our Contemporary World Cinema Series brings films fresh off the festival circuit to Calgary. These films would not make it here otherwise, and are often never shown on the big screen again.


Library Screening Series

For the third year in a row, Calgary Cinematheque is excited to present free monthly screenings at the architecturally celebrated new Central Library.