TIFF Cinematheque, is a world-renowned screening programme devoted to the presentation, understanding and appreciation of Canadian and international cinema through carefully curated programming. It features acclaimed director’s retrospectives, national and regional spotlights, experimental and avant-garde cinema, exclusive engagements of classic films , including many new and rare archival prints. We're commited to championing the history and culture of cinema by unearthing buried areas of film history and by giving visibility to new directions in cinema. The fall of 2010 marks a big landmark for TIFF Cinematheque. We will be moving from our long-time venue, Jackman Hall at the Art Gallery of Ontario, to our new home at TIFF Bell Lightbox, at the corner of King and John Streets. With more cinemas available day and night, audiences will be able to enjoy optimal viewing and expanded programming.
We are also celebrating our 20th anniversary. TIFF Cinematheque was created as Cinematheque Ontario in 1990 when TIFF assumed management of the Ontario Film Institute, founded by scholar and author Gerald Pratley.
To mark this anniversary, we're publishing a revised edition of Senior Programmer James Quandt's award-winning monograph on Robert Bresson (1998). This won Mr. Quandt a Special Citation from the National Society of Film Critics (USA) when it was first released. A number of new essays and translations by major scholars will be added to this edition, revealing new aspects of Bresson's biography and career.
Join us at TIFF Cinematheque for the best in cinema's past, present and future.