June 2, 2022–February 27, 2023

Cinema Thinks the World

Cinema Thinks the World” is a project sponsored by the Public Humanities Hub at the University of British Columbia, and which involves a partnership between UBC and The Cinematheque. Through a series of public screenings, panel talks, and discussions, it aims to explore the ways in which global cinema represents and helps us to think about the world.

Cinema Thinks the World” events at The Cinematheque consist of a film screening (complimentary when possible) and a short reception, followed by a one-hour panel talk with scholars, practitioners, and audience members.

By discussing and unpacking the relationship between cinema, the world, and ourselves, we hope to understand these things a little bit differently, perhaps even a little bit better.

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List of Programmed Films

Date Film Title Director(s) Year Country
2022-Jun Goodbye, Dragon Inn Tsai Ming-liang 2003 Taiwan
2022-Jun Maliglutit Zacharias Kunuk . . . 2016 Canada
2022-Sep The Watermelon Woman Cheryl Dunye 1996 USA
2022-Oct Crimes of the Future David Cronenberg 2022 Canada . . .
2022-Nov The Canterbury Tales Pier Paolo Pasolini 1972 Italy . . .
2023-Feb Lemonade Beyoncé Knowles-Carter . . . 2016 USA