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.
The Free Screen: Summer 2014
June 12 – August 23
James Benning joins us for a screening of his classic American Dreams (lost and found) to cap off a season featuring showcases of post-millenial voyageur Fern Silva and the New York No Wave movement of the late 1970s and early 1980s, as well as a 20th anniversary celebration of Windsor's Media City Film Festival.
Canadian Open Vault: Summer 2014
June 22 – July 27
This season, Canadian Open Vault revisits Toronto's down-and-dirty past with the wild-side melodrama Drying Up the Streets and the epic punk-scene chronicle The Last Pogo Jumps Again, and commemorates Canada's entry into World War I with the recent film version of the stage classic Billy Bishop Goes to War.
The Sun and the Moon: The Films of Satyajit Ray
July 3 – August 17
Featuring a raft of rarities and restorations, this massive retrospective devoted to the great Bengali filmmaker shines a new light on one of the most important and influential bodies of work in international cinema.
Passages to India: India Seen by Outsiders
July 5 – 27
This provocative complement to our Satyajit Ray retrospective surveys the work of eight European and American filmmakers whose outsiders' visions of India range from meditative documentary to full-on Orientalist artifice.
Magic, Realism: The Films of Sara Driver
July 24 – August 5
The recent rediscovery of Sara Driver's long-thought-lost debut You Are Not I has sparked a well-deserved resurgence of interest in the work of one of the most vital but unjustly neglected filmmakers in American independent cinema.
Strange Paradise: The Cinema of Jim Jarmusch
July 24 – August 16
Breaking through from the New York No Wave scene with his minimalist masterpiece Stranger Than Paradise, Jim Jarmusch has gone on to create one of the most idiosyncratic bodies of work in world cinema. TIFF Cinematheque is thrilled to present the first comprehensive retrospective of Jarmusch's work in Toronto.
Company Man: The Best of Robert Altman
August 7 – 31
His onscreen ensembles mirrored in the loyal stock company of collaborators he gathered around him throughout his long, rich and remarkably eclectic career, the great Hollywood iconoclast Robert Altman receives an extensive TIFF Cinematheque tribute as we premiere Ron Mann's new documentary Altman.
Second Coming: Cinema's Greatest Sequels
August 8 – 31
As we open the new 4K digital restoration of The Godfather Part II, this series looks back at some of the finest follow-ups in film history, from Bride of Frankenstein to The Color of Money to Evil Dead II.