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film programmes

Hollywood Classics

February 5 – April 6

This season, TIFF Cinematheque launches a deluxe year-round series of American films, both canonical and cult, celebrated or unjustly obscure, presented as often as possible in new, restored or rare prints — making it all the more imperative to see them on the big screen.


Ousmane Sembène

February 5 – 13

Often referred to as “the father of African cinema,” Senegalese filmmaker and novelist Ousmane Sembène was an outspoken opponent of both the former colonial powers and the corrupt, cruel and archaic aspects of his own people’s culture – a complex double critique that made his work vital and controversial for more than four decades.

Jack Cardiff: Cameraman

February 13 – 21

One of the world’s master cinematographers, Jack Cardiff won renown for his gorgeous Technicolor photography on such classics as The African Queen and The Red Shoes and for his luscious renderings of such famous Hollywood beauties Marilyn Monroe, Ava Gardner and Audrey Hepburn. Accompanying the Toronto premiere of Craig McCall’s new documentary Cameraman: The Life & Work of Jack Cardiff.


film programmes

The New Auteurs:
Denis Côté

March 4 – 10

Our new, ongoing series profiling the most daring and visionary of contemporary filmmakers begins with a retrospective devoted to Quebec’s Denis Côté, whose enigmatic, lo-fi and hauntingly beautiful explorations of isolation and creeping dread have made him one of Canada’s most internationally honoured filmmakers.

Sandrine Bonnaire:
À nos amours

March 10 – 19

Since her epochal debut at age fifteen in Maurice Pialat’s À nos amours, Sandrine Bonnaire has established herself as one of her generation’s most important actresses. This select retrospective, including films by such masters as Pialat, Claude Chabrol, Jacques Rivette and Agnès Varda, testifies to Bonnaire's daring, range, and enduring mystery.

Arthur Penn

March 24 – April 6

Arthur Penn’s Bonnie and Clyde sent shockwaves through both the American film industry and American culture at large in 1967, and its striking depictions of violence and sex laid the groundwork for the New Hollywood of the 1970s. This retrospective highlights Penn’s versatility and stylistic daring, from the Oscar-winning The Miracle Worker to the innovative Westerns The Left Handed Gun to the classic private eye thriller Night Moves.


the free screen

Avant-Garde Canada - Curating the CFMDC Collection

February 23 – March 23

The Free Screen welcomes the Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre (CFMDC) to present two events as part of their inaugural International Curatorial Residency Programme.

Mantler’s Visual Music

March 9

Toronto's Mantler (aka Chris Cummings) puts together this programme of “visual music": a screening capped off by a live 15-minute performance by the man himself, in his inimitable white suit.

Radical Light - Landscape As Expression

March 30

This screening will be introduced by Kathy Geritz, co-curator of Radical Light, and will be followed by a book launch for Radical Light: Alternative Film and Video in the San Francisco Bay Area, 1945–2000.

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