Film Series at The Cinematheque

Current and Upcoming Series

  • British Folk Horror
  • It’s in the Trees! It’s Coming! British Folk Horror!
  • October 25–31, 2019
  • This Samhain season, till the fields of British folk horror with a program that explores the lineage and enduring legacy of this most unholy horror subgenre.

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  • And Life Goes On: The Films of Abbas Kiarostami
  • Begins October 18, 2019
  • The singular cinema of the Iranian master Abbas Kiarostami (1940–2016), one of the most acclaimed filmmakers of the past three decades, is celebrated with this near-comprehensive retrospective.

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  • DIM Cinema
  • Ongoing Series
  • Moving-image art in dialogue with cinema. Programmed by Michèle Smith.

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  • Film Club
  • Ongoing Series
  • A movie matinée series for kids and their families.

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  • Chan Centre Connects
  • Ongoing Series
  • Chan Centre Connects film screenings at The Cinematheque are curated to accompany musical performances in the Chan Centre Presents concert series at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at UBC.

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  • Contemporary Iran
  • Contemporary Iranian Cinema
  • Ongoing Series
  • Acclaimed and accomplished new films from Iran are in the spotlight in this monthly showcase presented by The Cinematheque in partnership with the Phoenix Cultural Centre of Toronto and Pacific United Productions.

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  • New Canadian Cinema
  • Ongoing Series
  • First runs and Vancouver premieres of contemporary works by Canadian directors.

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  • Frames of Mind
  • Ongoing Series
  • Monthly mental health film series presented by The Cinematheque and the Institute of Mental Health, UBC Department of Psychiatry.

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Past Film Series

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  • Elaine May × 2
  • September 13–15, 2019
  • Elaine May, a gifted comic performer, successful screenwriter, and perfectionist filmmaker, was one of the only women directing features in Hollywood in the 1970s and ’80s.

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