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TIFF Cinematheque

Special Screenings

October 15 — December 23

Godard and Melville, Hitchcock and Herzog, and the debut features by Claire Denis and Arturo Ripstein are only some of the gems in this edition of our ongoing series devoted to classics, favourites, rarities and recent restorations.

Black Star

November 3 — December 22

From Paul Robeson and Lena Horne to Richard Pryor and Diana Ross, Sidney Poitier to Denzel Washington and Danny Glover, Queen Latifah and Will Smith to David Oyelowo, this expansive retrospective celebrates 100 years of Black excellence on screen.

High Concept: The Films of Denis Villeneuve

September 26 — October 5

In advance of the release of the hotly anticipated Blade Runner 2049, we profile the Québécois filmmaker whose dazzling sense of style has made him a hot property in Hollywood.

Johnnie To: Expect the Unexpected

October 26 — December 28

The Hong Kong cinema legend joins us to kick off this retrospective of his incredibly eclectic body of work, from the stunningly stripped-down action films that made his reputation to his delightful romantic comedies, slapstick farces, and satirical musicals.

Guillermo del Toro: Influences

September 29 — December 13

Presented in conjunction with the AGO exhibition Guillermo del Toro: At Home With Monsters, this programme spotlights some of the Mexican auteur’s favourite films, ranging from atmospheric tales of terror to classic fantasies to contemporary crime thrillers.

Magnificent 70mm

December 23 — January 7

Spend your winter in widescreen with this series of classics old and new, screening in glorious 70mm prints.

Circle of Three: A Tribute to the TIFF Founders

November 30 — December 3

We honour the passing of TIFF co-founder Bill Marshall with these new digital presentations of the pathbreaking films produced by Marshall and his longtime partner Henk Van der Kolk, including the queer classic Outrageous!

People Have the Power: Resistance in Filipino Cinema

October 5 — November 4

Spanning from the dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos to the deadly drug war being waged by current president Rodrigo Duterte, the powerful films in this retrospective are part of a nearly 50-year Filipino cinematic tradition of resistance to autocratic power.

Quiet Lightning: The Films of Kidlat Tahimik

November 16 — 21

Heralded as the father of the Philippine New Wave, over 40 years Kidlat Tahimik has created a remarkable cinema of wanderlust, adventure, and sly, anti-colonial satire.

Sofia Coppola: A Name of Her Own

December 8 — 17

With her Best Director win at Cannes for The Beguiled, Sofia Coppola has secured her reputation as an American master in her own right.

The Heart of the World: Masterpieces of Soviet Silent Cinema

September 28 — October 31

We mark the centenary of the Russian Revolution with this thrilling survey of one of the Golden Ages of world cinema, from revolutionary classics like Battleship Potemkin and Mother to risqué romantic comedies, psychological thrillers, and pioneering sci-fi epics.

The Poetry of Apocalypse: The Films of Andrei Tarkovsky

November 9 — 30

The first Toronto retrospective in 15 years devoted to the greatest postwar Soviet filmmaker, whose stark yet sumptuous, elemental yet metaphysical masterpieces placed him amongst the “poet geniuses” of the cinema.

Canada on Screen | Canada à l’écran

September 30 — December 24

Our free, year-long celebration of our country’s cinematic history continues with more screenings from our list of Canada’s 150 essential moving-image works.

Notre célébration de l’histoire canadienne de l’image en mouvement se poursuit toute l’année avec d’autres projections de films tirés de notre liste des 150 œuvres essentielles du Canada.

Aabiziingwashi (Wide Awake/Unable to Sleep)

October 1 — December 14

Presented in collaboration with the National Film Board of Canada, our year-long programme examines the ongoing process of official government reconciliation with Canada’s First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities.


October 17 — December 10

Our year-round series dedicated to experimental film and video art spotlights Toronto filmmaker Stephen Broomer’s salute to pioneering radical film critic Harry Alan Potamkin, as well as a selection of films and videos from the Baltic States.

Short Cuts

October 14 — December 12

As part of TIFF’s campaign championing female storytellers, this season of our short-film showcase opens with a collection of shorts from some of the world’s most exciting emerging female voices.

Canada on Screen

Beginning in January and running throughout the year, this free programme will present moving-image installations, special events and guests, an extensive online catalogue, and screenings across the country, all based on a list of 150 essential moving-image works from Canada’s history.

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Screenings with Talks

Reel Talk: Sneak Preview

Secret screenings — Tickets on sale now!

Be the first to see some of the year's most exciting new films! Reel Talk: Sneak Preview showcases the best English-language cinema of the year, from Hollywood galas to small-budget indies, and art-house dramas to homegrown documentaries.

Reel Talk: Contemporary World Cinema

Secret screenings — Tickets on sale now!

Reel Talk: Contemporary World Cinema provides a global snapshot of the best cinema from around the world, with a focus on non-English-language, art-house films that may not see wide release.

Books on Film

Returning Spring 2018

Book and film lovers come together to examine the art of adaptation.

Food on Film

Returning Spring 2018

Bite into the best of culinary cinema with a mix of chefs, food experts, and film lovers.

Higher Learning

Returning Fall 2017

A free programme that provides Canadian post-secondary students a forum in which to examine the moving image from a wide range of approaches and disciplines.

Seniors' Film Fridays

Returning Fall 2017

Seniors' Film Fridays aims to engage seniors through targeted outreach to seniors' residences, associations, and community groups across the Greater Toronto Area. If you represent a seniors' group and would like to learn more about this programme, please contact toursandtalks@tiff.net.

Seniors' Film Fridays is funded in part by the Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors Program.

Film Talks

Join us for free Film Talks offered weekly after select screenings. Like a film club, these volunteer-facilitated talks offer an opportunity for visitors to share and engage in conversation with fellow film enthusiasts.

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