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Calgary Cinematheque 2017/18


Calgary Cinematheque - Season 11

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2017 / 2018 SERIES:

Masters: Wong Kar Wai

Wong Kar-Wai is a genuine auteur whose signature style is instantly recognizable in his films due to the presence of eye-popping visuals, memorable music and characters that linger long in the memory.

Spotlight: Wexler & Willis

This season we're shining a spotlight on cinematographers, choosing two Americans, Gordon Willis and Haskell Wexler, and their politically charged films of the 1960s and 1970s.

Focus: Landscapes

More than a mere setting, a landscape and the representation of it undergoes differing treatments in cinema. At the intersection of topography and narrative, there are films that evoke, and exercise a landscape’s capacity as a kinetic and tactile character.


WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF | January 11 @ 6:45pm | Globe Cinema

IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT | January 18 @ 7:00pm | The Plaza Theatre

COCOTE | January 25 @ 7:00pm | Globe Cinema

MEDIUM COOL | February 1 @ 7:00pm | Globe Cinema

THE DAY AFTER | February 8 @ 7:00pm | Globe Cinema

KLUTE | February 15 @ 7:00pm | The Plaza Theatre

A GENTLE CREATURE | February 22 @ 6:30pm | Globe Cinema

+ More TBA

About Calgary Cinematheque:

We are Calgary’s year-round champion of challenging and under-represented global cinema. Our eclectic programming features selected films that expand Calgary’s movie-going options to include benchmark retrospectives, classic restorations, masterworks, and acclaimed screen rarities. We curate programs constructed around thematic links, historical or current movements, and the work of individual artists. Our programming includes overlooked contemporary world cinema, discussion sessions with guest speakers, and community events. We frequently collaborate with other organizations including the University of Calgary, Calgary Underground Film Festival, containR, and Theatre Junction.

Kindly note: Calgary Cinematheque events are special event screenings, and as such passes, Groupons, and CJSW discounts will not be accepted.

Upcoming Showtimes
  • February 22 - 6:30pm
  • March 1 - 7:00pm
  • March 22 - 7:00pm
  • March 29 - 6:00pm



?Director: Peter Lynch

Language: English

Genre: Crime, Mystery

Running Time: 90 minutes



"Sheila Hood is an ex-cop whose marriage is on the rocks. Rather than confronting her husband about an affair, she hides surveillance cameras in her home and watches his transgressions, becoming a voyeur of her own life. Her husband, Tom Kale, is an ornithologist who begins an affair with an ex-girlfriend, Merle James, whose beauty and fragility echoes that of the birds he studies. Ray Starling, the charismatic owner of a boutique hotel, is Merle’s lover, and has dealings with her father, Mr James, a powerful oil baron who operates in the shadows but whose influence touches the whole city. Merle’s younger sister, Hazel, is also drawn to Tom, but trapped in Starling’s web of power. Calvin is an cop whose loyalty to his ex partner, Hood, is tested when mounting evidence from her own surveillance tapes connects her and Tom to Starling’s murder, and perhaps even Merle’s mysterious death."

Upcoming Showtimes
  • February 18 - 1:00pm
  • February 18 - 3:00pm
  • February 20 - 9:00pm
  • February 22 - 9:00pm
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The Lady from Shanghai


THE LADY FROM SHANGHAI (1947) | directed by Orson Welles

February 20, 2018 @ 7:00 PM

All tickets only $5 at the door

Licensed with bar

Globe Cinema and the Calgary Association of Lifelong Learners are pleased to present Film Noir Series 2018, a 5-part series of Film Noir classics. Each film will be introduced by Prof. George Melnyk, followed by a Q&A.


The Film Noir series runs every second Tuesday at 7pm starting January 9th. See below for the full series schedule.


Synopsis for "The Lady from Shanghai":

"A devoted secretary risks her life to try to find the elusive woman who may prove her boss didn't murder his selfish wife."



Full Film Noir Series schedule:


Maltese Falcon (1941)

Tuesday, January 09, 2018


Double Indemnity (1944)

Tuesday, January 23, 2018


Phantom Lady (1944)

Tuesday, February 06, 2018


The Lady from Shanghai (1947)

Tuesday, February 20, 2018


The Big Heat (1953)

Tuesday, March 06, 2018

Kiss Me Deadly (1955)

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Touch of Evil (1958)

Tuesday, April 03, 2018





Kindly note: Friends of CJSW discounts, Groupons, and passes are not accepted for special event screenings.

Upcoming Showtimes
  • February 20 - 7:00pm
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Staff Picks: Stranger Than Paradise


Globe Cinema Staff Picks showcases meaningful, provocative, fun, controversial, or just downright cathartic films selected by Globe Cinema staff! This is an exciting opportunity for us to screen some of our favorite films for Calgary.


Pick for February 2018:


Selected by Anna Semenoff


February 24, 2018 @ 7:00 PM

All tickets only $10 | licensed with bar


Advance tickets available here:



Director: Jim Jarmusch

Genre: Drama, Comedy

Running time: 1hr 29min



"A New Yorker's life is thrown into a tailspin when his younger cousin surprise visits him, starting a strange, unpredictable adventure."




Kindly note: Friends of CJSW discounts, Groupons, and passes are not accepted for special event screenings.

Upcoming Showtimes
  • February 24 - 7:00pm
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In the Fade


Director: Fatih Akin

Languages: German, Greek, English

Genre: Drama

Running Time: 106 minutes

Starring Diane Kruger


"Katja's life collapses after the death of her husband and son in a bomb attack. After a time of mourning and injustice, Katja seeks revenge."

-via Mongrel Media

Upcoming Showtimes
  • February 18 - 1:10pm
  • February 18 - 3:10pm
  • February 20 - 9:10pm
  • February 21 - 9:10pm
  • February 22 - 9:10pm
  • February 23 - 7:10pm
  • February 24 - 1:10pm
  • February 24 - 3:10pm
  • February 24 - 7:10pm
  • February 25 - 1:10pm
  • February 25 - 3:10pm
  • February 27 - 7:10pm
  • February 28 - 7:10pm
  • March 1 - 9:30pm
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Director: Brian Crano

Language: English

Genre: Comedy

Running Time: 96 minutes

Special Valentine's Day premiere! Opens Wednesday, February 14th and continues for a regular run on Friday, February 16


"Anna and Will were each other’s first every-things: first kiss, first love, first and only relationship. Now, 10 years later, at Anna’s 30th birthday party as Will is about to propose, the couple’s best friend makes a drunken toast, suggesting that as their relationship is so stable and boring, they should sleep around before their inevitable marriage. The joke lands like a lead balloon. But the thought lingers until Anna proposes that they try opening their relationship - as a sexual experiment. Together, they venture out of the purely monogamous boundaries of their relationship and evolve."

-via PNW Pictures

Upcoming Showtimes
  • February 20 - 7:00pm
  • February 21 - 9:00pm
  • February 22 - 7:00pm
  • February 23 - 9:10pm
  • February 24 - 9:10pm
  • February 27 - 9:10pm
  • February 28 - 9:10pm

Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story


?Director: Alexandra Dean

Language: English

Genre: Documentary

Running Time: 88 minutes



"Hollywood wild-child, Hedy Lemarr, was infamous for her marriages and affairs with everyone from Spencer Tracy to JFK. This film will rediscover her, not only as an actress, but as the brilliant mind who co-invented 1940's wireless technology.

“After  inventing  the  movie  sex  scandal,  she  married  a  Nazi collaborator, escaped him, and fled to Hollywood. There  she  became  a  movie  star  known  as  ‘the  most  beautiful woman in the world.’ Songs  were  written  about  her  beauty,  Snow  White  and  Cat  Woman  were  modelled  on  her  iconic  look.  She  married  six  husbands  and  had  affairs  with  everyone  from  Spencer  Tracy  to  JFK.  But  today,  fifteen  years after her death, the world has forgotten Hedy Lamarr, the great beauty.

“This  documentary  will  re-discover  her,  not  only  as  an  actress,  but  as  a  brilliant  mind.  It  turns  out  ‘the most beautiful woman in the world’ was also a secret inventor.  In  the  midst  of  World  War  II,  she  used  her  free time to co-invent a radio-control technology meant for  1940s-era  torpedoes,  which  would  ultimately  pave  the  way  for  secure  cell  phone  communication,  WiFi,  Bluetooth, and drone warfare. This is the story of what happens when an actress, admired and ridiculed for her wild life, is secretly a genius who changed the world."


-via FilmsWeLike

Upcoming Showtimes
  • February 23 - 7:00pm
  • February 23 - 9:00pm
  • February 24 - 1:00pm
  • February 24 - 3:00pm
  • February 24 - 9:00pm
  • February 25 - 1:00pm
  • February 25 - 3:00pm
  • February 27 - 7:00pm
  • February 27 - 9:00pm
  • February 28 - 7:00pm
  • February 28 - 9:00pm
  • March 1 - 9:20pm
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?Director: Jonathan Olshefski

Language: English

Genre: Documentary

Running Time: 104 minutes



"An intimate documentary film that captures ten years in the life of a family living in North Philadelphia.

“Filmed with vérité intimacy for over a decade, QUEST is the moving portrait of a family in North Philadelphia. Christopher ‘Quest’ Rainey, along with his wife Christine’a, aka ‘Ma Quest,’ open the door to their home music studio, which serves as a creative sanctuary from the strife that grips their neighborhood. Over the years, the family evolves as everyday life brings a mix of joy and unexpected crisis. Set against the backdrop of a country now in turmoil, QUEST is a tender depiction of an American family whose journey is a profound testament to love, healing and hope."

-via FilmsWeLike

Upcoming Showtimes
  • March 2 - 7:00pm
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?Director: Andrey Zvyagintsev

Language: Russian

Genre: Drama

Running Time: 127 minutes



"A couple going through a divorce must team up to find their son who has disappeared during one of their bitter arguments."

Upcoming Showtimes
  • March 9 - 7:00pm
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Metric: Dreams So Real


Metric: DREAMS so REAL
Live in Concert

One night only special event screening - advance tickets coming soon!


"Dreams So Real, the feature-length 4k concert documentary, captures Canadian rock group Metric’s last live performance of a year-long sold-out world tour.  

"In 2016 the group traversed the globe on the most significant tour of their career. The show in Vancouver, BC was the culmination of a year’s work on behalf of the band and their dedicated crew.  Their performance was recorded by 26 cameras, finished in 4K with audio mixed by multi-Grammy winner David Bottrill. 


"The film features fan favourites from over five albums including indelible hits Breathing Underwater, Gold Girls Guns and Help I’m Alive.  With plenty of arena-worthy moments, Dreams So Real is a stunning recreation of an incredibly special evening."



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Kindly note: Friends of CJSW discounts, Groupons, and passes are not accepted for special event screenings.

Upcoming Showtimes
  • March 24 - 7:00pm
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Director: Jennifer Peedom

Languages: English

Genre: Documentary

Running Time: 74 minutes


Narrated by Willem Dafoe



"A unique cinematic and musical collaboration between the Australian Chamber Orchestra and BAFTA-nominated director Jennifer Peedom, MOUNTAIN is a dazzling exploration of our obsession with mountains. Only three centuries ago, climbing a mountain would have been considered close to lunacy. The idea scarcely existed that wild landscapes might hold any sort of attraction. Peaks were places of peril, not beauty. Why, then, are we now drawn to mountains in our millions? MOUNTAIN shows us the spellbinding force of high places – and their ongoing power to shape our lives and our dreams."

-via Blue Ice Docs

Upcoming Showtimes
  • March 16 - 7:00pm

Oh Lucy!


?Director: Atsuko Hirayanagi

Language: Japanese, English

Genre: Documentary

Running Time: 96 minutes



"OH LUCY! follows Setsuko, (Shinobu Terajima in an Independent Spirit Award-nominated performance), a single, emotionally unfulfilled woman, seemingly stuck with a drab, meaningless life in Tokyo. At least until she’s convinced by her niece, Mika (Shioli Kutsuna, Deadpool 2), to enroll in an unorthodox English class that requires her to wear a blonde wig and take on an American alter ego named ‘Lucy.’ The new identity awakens something dormant in Setsuko, and she quickly develops romantic feelings for her American instructor, John (Josh Hartnett, Showtime’s ‘Penny Dreadful’). When John suddenly disappears from class, Setsuko travels halfway around the world in search of him, and in the outskirts of Southern California, family ties and past lives are tested as she struggles to preserve the dream and promise of ‘Lucy.’ “

Upcoming Showtimes
  • April 27 - 7:00pm