Library Screening Series

Calgary Cinematheque is excited to present free monthly screenings for the third year in a row in partnership with the Calgary Public Library. Hosted in the architecturally celebrated new Central Library, these screenings are a wonderful opportunity to spread the gospel of cinema to folks who might not be aware of our programming. Each library screening includes a pre- or post-film lecture, providing an in-depth learning opportunity to place the film and its series in context, and situating the collective experience of cinema within a meaningful community environment.

Series Films

 
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The Wind Will Carry Us (1999)
Directed by Abbas Kiarostami
Nov 3, 2019

The film in which Kiarostami’s Persian poetic sensibility is most foregrounded, The Wind Will Carry Us follows journalist Behzad and a camera crew who have been sent to a remote Kurdish village where they are to wait for the death of a one-hundred-year-old woman so that they can subsequently film a traditional funeral ceremony.


Marnie (1964)
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock
Dec 1, 2019

One of the last acknowledged masterpieces in Hitchcock’s career, Marnie stars Tippie Hedren as the eponymous character: a frigid woman with a mysterious past, a penchant for kleptomania and colour coordinated panic attacks. As her husband Mark (Sean Connery) gamely tries to manage and control Marnie’s aberrant and destructive drives, it slowly becomes clear that Mark may be harbouring as much pathological impulse as Marnie herself.

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2020 Library Screening Series Films To be announced

We’ll be making an exciting announcement about our Library Series later in the season. Stay tuned to our website and social media to see what’s in store for 2020!