Welcome to Intertitles

The Cinematheque
March 14, 2023


Hello and welcome to The Cinematheque’s inaugural post for our new blog. The idea of hosting a blog on our website has been percolating for some time and the temporary closure has offered us the opportunity to realize this project. We’re very happy to be able to present to you—Intertitles!

Why Intertitles?
After some group brainstorming of names (everything from The Equine, to Rack Focus, to Letters from Vancouver) we settled on Intertitles since the definition of the word (a piece of text inserted into a film to provide context or other information) is exactly what we want this blog to be—a place to include extra information that doesn’t quite fit in with our regular programming notes but is still of interest to you, our film-loving audience.

What can you expect to find here?
We’ll be posting some perennial content such as the Ask Al” column, which will answer all of your burning projectionist questions. We’ll shine a spotlight on one of our amazing volunteers each month (because we have the best volunteers). Archival documents and ephemera from the history of The Cinematheque will pop up on the regular in our Tales from the Silo” column. And we’ll even share some insights into film editing in our Trailers, Tips & Tools” column. Alongside these fun outtakes will be regular messages from our executive director (including renovation and non-renovation content), updates on what our Learning & Outreach department are up to, and the occasional listicle to get you thinking about your next movie marathon.

We’re glad you’re here, thanks for coming, and happy reading!

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