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TIFF Cinematheque | Spring 2015

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 committed to championing the history and culture of cinema by unearthing buried areas of film history and by giving visibility to new directions in cinema.

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WYSIWYG: The Films of Michael Snow

January 31 – May 17

We are thrilled to present this complete retrospective of the film works of Canadian avant-garde great Michael Snow, screening in monthly installments throughout 2015.

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The Free Screen: Winter 2015

February 1 – April 5

This season of our free series dedicated to experimental film and video art spotlights artists Anouk De Clercq, Jean-Paul Kelly, and the stunning essay film Brûle la mer.

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Neon Nights: The Films of Michael Mann

February 5 – March 26

It's coming in the air tonight: as Michael Mann's new thriller Blackhat hits theatres, we look back at the big-screen oeuvre of the crime-cinema auteur.

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Ball of Fire: The Films of Barbara Stanwyck

February 7 – April 4

One of the greatest Hollywood actresses of all time, the bold and brassy Brooklynite receives a Cinematheque salute in this season's edition of Hollywood Classics.

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Canadian Open Vault: Winter 2015

February 8 – April 4

Our free showcase of the best in Canadian cinema honours the late Lindalee Tracey, screens the much-demanded Can-con classic Amanita Pestilens, and pays tribute to the great Canadian film scholar Peter Harcourt.

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I for Iran: A History of Iranian Cinema by Its Creators

March 5 – April 4

Selected by fourteen top Iranian filmmakers, the films in this essential retrospective comprise a capsule history of one of the most distinguished national cinemas in the world.

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In Case of No Emergency: The Films of Ruben Östlund

April 9 – 12

With last year's Festival hit Force Majeure, Sweden's Ruben Östlund has established himself as one of the most incisive, provocative, and devastatingly witty filmmakers in contemporary world cinema.

Dial M for Murder

Dial M for Murder (3D)

April 14 – 21

Alfred Hitchcock’s devilish drawing-room thriller about a retired tennis pro (Ray Milland) who plans the "perfect" murder of his adulterous wife (Grace Kelly) returns in this eye-popping 3D digital restoration.

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Blade Runner: The Final Cut

April 16 – 21

Experience the definitive version of Ridley Scott's neo-noir science-fiction masterpiece in this stunning 2K digital restoration.



April 17

A space freighter unwittingly takes on a most unwelcome passenger — a gut-busting alien parasite that quickly grows into a sharp-toothed, canoe-headed, acid-bleeding beast — in Ridley Scott's immensely influential sci-fi horror film.

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Discovering Georgian Cinema

May 8 – 19

Featuring rare 35mm prints from film archives around the globe, this travelling retrospective offers North American audiences a chance to explore the rich cinematic heritage of a region that has produced such internationally acclaimed filmmakers as Otar Iosseliani and Sergei Parajanov.

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Canadian Open Vault Spring 2015

May 9

Our free showcase of Canadian classics spotlights Patricia Rozema’s award-winning debut feature I’ve Heard the Mermaids Singing.