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Calgary Cinematheque 2017/18 - Poster

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.


THE PARALLAX VIEW | March 1 @ 7:00pm | Globe Cinema

ALL THE PRESIDENT'S MEN | March 8 @ 6:45pm | The Plaza Theatre

ZAMA | March 22 @ 7:00pm | Globe Cinema

JOHANNA D'ARC OF MONGOLIA | March 29 @ 6:00pm | Globe Cinema

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.

More film information, memberships, and tickets available here:

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

Upcoming Showtimes
  • March 22 - 7:00pm
  • March 29 - 6:00pm
Loveless - Poster



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 23 - 6:50pm
  • March 23 - 9:10pm
  • March 24 - 9:10pm
  • March 27 - 6:50pm
  • March 27 - 9:10pm
  • March 28 - 6:50pm
  • March 28 - 9:10pm
Metric: Dreams So Real - Poster

Metric: Dreams So Real


Metric: DREAMS so REAL

“Live in Concert” - Film Premiere

Saturday, March 24 @ 7:00pm


One night only special event screening


General admission - $10

General admission + digital download* - $20

CUFF Member admission** - $7

Advance tickets available here:

*Includes digital download of the album Dreams So Real by Metric.

**For Calgary Underground Film Festival members only. Visit to sign up


Film details:

Dreams So Real, the feature-length 4k concert documentary, captures Canadian rock group Metrics 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 years 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 Im 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
Mountain - Poster



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 18 - 1:00pm
  • March 18 - 3:00pm
  • March 20 - 7:00pm
  • March 20 - 9:00pm
  • March 21 - 7:00pm
  • March 21 - 9:00pm
  • March 22 - 9:20pm
  • March 23 - 7:00pm
  • March 23 - 9:00pm
  • March 24 - 1:00pm
  • March 24 - 3:00pm
  • March 24 - 9:20pm
  • March 27 - 7:00pm
  • March 27 - 9:00pm
  • March 28 - 7:00pm
  • March 28 - 9:00pm
  • March 29 - 7:00pm
  • March 29 - 9:00pm

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
Mind Game - Poster

Mind Game


Director: Masaaki Yuasa

Language: Japanese

Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Running Time: 103 minutes


The 2004 animated masterpiece from Masaaki Yuasa finally comes to the big screen in Canada!

Limited theatrical run - opens March 30th. Presented by Globe Cinema and Quickdraw Animation Society.


"Buckle in and prepare to surrender yourself to an exhilarating and wildly entertaining ride. Cult classic Mind Game is an explosion of unconstrained expression – gloriously colorful mages ricochet in rapid fire associations, like Masaaki Yuasa’s brain splattered onto the screen in all its goopy glory. Audiences will begin to grasp what they are in for early on as loser Nishi, too wimpy to try to save his childhood sweetheart from gangsters, is shot in  the butt by a soccer-playing psychopath, projecting Nishi into the afterlife. In this limbo, God – shown as a series of rapidly changing characters – tells him to walk toward the light.  But Nishi runs like hell in the other direction and returns to Earth a changed man, driven to live each moment to the fullest.”

Upcoming Showtimes
  • March 30 - 7:00pm
A Fantastic Woman - Poster

A Fantastic Woman


Director: Sebastián Lelio

Language: Spanish

Genre: Drama

Running Time: 104 minutes


Winner of Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film in 2018



"Marina, a transgender woman who works as a waitress and moonlights as a nightclub singer, is bowled over by the death of her older boyfriend."

Upcoming Showtimes
  • March 18 - 1:10pm
  • March 18 - 3:10pm
  • March 20 - 9:10pm
  • March 21 - 7:10pm
  • March 21 - 9:10pm
  • March 22 - 7:10pm
  • March 22 - 9:10pm
  • March 24 - 1:10pm
  • March 24 - 3:10pm
  • March 25 - 1:10pm
  • March 25 - 3:10pm
Never Steady, Never Still - Poster

Never Steady, Never Still


Director: Kathleen Hepburn

Language: English

Genre: Drama

Running Time: 112 minutes



"A mother struggles to take control of her life in the face of advanced Parkinson's disease, while her son battles his sexual and emotional identity amongst the violence of Alberta's oil field work camps. “


The feature film debut of writer/director Kathleen Hepburn, NEVER STEADY, NEVER STILL is a tender and heart-breaking story of a physically disabled mother and discontent son - each alienated from their world and struggling to manage in the face of grief, guilt and chronic disease.


"Set in the rugged and unforgiving rural north of British Columbia, Canada, the film tells the story of Judy (Henderson), a woman who has lived with Parkinson's disease for almost two decades. She is faced with the heightened challenges of daily life when her husband and primary caregiver dies of a sudden heart attack on their isolated property on the shores of Stuart Lake.


"Meanwhile, her teenage son Jamie (Pellerin), pushed by his father to get a job on the oil fields, is terrified of the idea of filling his shoes at too young an age, and grappling with the daunting task of becoming a man in a world that has no apparent room for weakness.“

-via Thunderbird Releasing

Upcoming Showtimes
  • April 6 - 7:00pm
Lizard in a Woman's Skin - Poster

Lizard in a Woman's Skin


Night Terrors Film Society, Globe Cinema and Video Game Trader are pleased to bring you Lucio Fulci's giallo masterpiece: A Lizard In A Woman's Skin!


A young woman is accused of murdering her debauched neighbor after dreaming it. Was she set up, or did she really do it?


This is a once in a lifetime chance to see Fulci's sleaze filled thriller from the peak of Italian cinema on the big screen!

$10 cash only at the door. This event is fully licensed, all ages welcome (minors must be accompanied by an adult).

There will be 35mm trailers plus prizes before the feature.


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

Upcoming Showtimes
  • March 23 - 11:50pm
Whisper of the Heart - Poster

Whisper of the Heart


Studio Ghibli Showcase Series: March

"Whisper of the Heart" (1995) directed by Yoshifumi Kondo

Co-presented by Quickdraw Animation Society


An animated short film will precede each screening


March 31 @ 12:00pm (doors @ 11:30am):

English dubbed version (family friendly) / tickets $7.00


March 31 @ 7:00pm (doors @ 6:30pm):

Japanese with English subtitles / tickets $10.00



"A love story between a girl who loves reading books, and the boy who has previously checked out all of the library books she chooses."


Advance tickets available here:

Consider purchasing tickets in advance as door tickets will be subject to availability!




Keep an eye out for Spirited Away and Pom Poko + more films TBA!


Kindly note: Studio Ghibli Showcase Series screenings are special event screenings, and as such passes, Groupons, and CJSW discounts are not valid.

Upcoming Showtimes
  • March 31 - 12:00pm
  • March 31 - 7:00pm
Touch of Evil - Poster

Touch of Evil


Globe Cinema and the Calgary Association of Lifelong Learners are pleased to present Film Noir Series 2018, a 7-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.


TOUCH OF EVIL (1958) | directed by Orson Welles

April 3, 2018 @ 7:00 PM

All tickets only $5 at the door

Licensed with bar



"A stark, perverse story of murder, kidnapping, and police corruption in a Mexican border town."



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
  • April 3 - 7:00pm