Tales from the Silo: National Film Week ​’86

Gerilee McBride
April 16 (Tuesday)

Tales from the Silo” is a reoccurring feature that showcases archival documents and ephemera from the history of The Cinematheque. Beyond our film reference library and West Coast film archive, the items found here offer a peek into the vast amount of materials that go unnoticed and forgotten, until a surprise find (or re-find).

Today’s found feature is a program guide from National Film Week 86, an official Vancouver Centennial Project sponsored by Canadian Filmmakers’ Distribution West, Cineworks Independent Filmmakers’ Society and Pacific Cinematheque Pacifique. All are registered, non-profit societies which comprise the new Pacific Cine Centre”. National Film Week 86 was the official opening event of the Pacific Cine Centre (current home of The Cinematheque).

As we celebrate the life and work of experimental filmmaker David Rimmer for the 2024 edition of National Canadian Film Day, here is a look back at the program entries for a selection of his films presented during National Film Week 86.

Pacific Cine Centre intro

National Film Week intro

Table of contents

BC Retrospectives


Past Posts

Date Title Author
2024-Jun West Coast Film Archive Presentation Liam Schell
2024-Jun Michèle Smith The Cinematheque
2024-Apr Intermissions The Cinematheque
2024-Apr Tales from the Silo: National Film Week ​’86 Gerilee McBride
2024-Mar Ongoing Series at The Cinematheque The Cinematheque
2024-Mar Presenting: Godzilla Stop-Motion Contest Films Learning & Outreach
2024-Feb Volunteer Spotlight: Marlon Wiebe The Cinematheque
2024-Feb AGM Notice: February 13 (Tuesday) 5:00 pm The Cinematheque
2023-Dec Merry Movies! The Cinematheque
2023-Dec Film Career Event: Watch Online! Learning & Outreach
2023-Nov Cinema Thinks the World Presents Learning & Outreach
2023-Nov The All Staff Listicle: Fall Film Festival Edition The Cinematheque
2023-Oct Ask Al: Digital Films and DCPs Al Reid
2023-Sep Volunteer Spotlight: Chris Ayers The Cinematheque
2023-Aug Owen Kydd Interviews Bruno Dumont The Cinematheque
2023-Jul Presenting: Early Cinema Filmmaking Workshop Films Learning & Outreach
2023-Jul Tales from the Silo Gerilee McBride
2023-Jun Opening Night: Lee Changdong The Cinematheque
2023-Apr Volunteer Spotlight: Jonathan Wells The Cinematheque
2023-Apr The All Staff Listicle: If Spring Were a Movie The Cinematheque
2023-Mar Volunteer Spotlight: Fiona Hu The Cinematheque
2023-Mar Ask Al: Adventures of a Projectionist Al Reid
2023-Mar Trailers, Tips & Tools: Editing with Music Emma Pollard
2023-Mar What is Learning & Outreach? Learning & Outreach
2023-Mar News from the Executive Director Kate Ladyshewsky
2023-Mar Welcome to Intertitles The Cinematheque