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TIFF Cinematheque | Winter 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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Good Men, Good Women: The Films of Hou Hsiao-hsien

January 29 – March 1

This complete retrospective devoted to the great Taiwanese master offers an invaluable opportunity to discover a body of work revered for its humanism, complexity and contemplative beauty.

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Ossie Davis & Ruby Dee: Doing the Right Thing

January 29 – February 27

We spotlight the legendary actors and activists whose commitment to civil rights extended to their work both on and off the screen.

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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.