Cinematheque (1131 Howe St.)

The Cinematheque

Jean-Marie Barbe and Arnaud Lambert | 
France |
 2016 | 
144 minutes

“Who is Chris Marker?” — is the question posed by the directors/ interlocutors, and every answer reveals a different reality. Some of the recollections are funny and bittersweet, such as Wim Wenders getting blind drunk with Marker at a bar in Tokyo.

Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 12:00pm
Various | 
Various |
 2016-2017 | 
77 minutes

Dance, that most protean form of human communication, is given three wildly innovative outlets in this trio of short films. Dancers commune with their animal spirits, opera gets spooky, and dance meets finance in the streets of London town.

Friday, May 5, 2017 - 9:00pm
Sunday, May 14, 2017 - 4:15pm
Various | 
Various |
 2016-2017 | 
53 minutes

Whether it’s basket making in Northern Quebec, or selling plastic toys in urban China, this collection of short films calls attention to our increasingly complex and contradictory relationship with our stuff.

Monday, May 8, 2017 - 9:30pm
Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 3:00pm
Various | 
Various |
 2015-2017 | 
70 minutes

From Qatar to Quebec, Serbia to Ohio, this collection of films exposes sites of personal and emotional history. A variety of film and video techniques push the formal and narrative boundaries of cinema. -SC

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 9:00pm
Clara van Gool | 
The Netherlands |
 2016 | 
32 minutes

In London’s bleak financial district, traders, bankers, and hedge fund managers describe an atavistic society, blood red in tooth and claw. As they move through the city streets, bodies become a metaphor for the extremity of an industry that twists and bends human nature into torturous form. -DW

Friday, May 5, 2017 - 9:00pm
Sunday, May 14, 2017 - 4:15pm
Rawane Nassif | 
Canada/Lebanon |
 2017 | 
12 minutes

Qatar’s pastel-hued buildings form the backdrop for this enigmatic film essay. The only signs of life are captured as reflections in windows and on water. -SC

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 9:00pm
Ryan Ferko  | 
Canada |
 2016 | 
14 minutes

Images of urban construction and destruction are set against an unnerving soundscape. The result is a fractured travelogue that offers a revised history of the Balkan War. -SC

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 9:00pm
Mike Hoolboom | 
Canada |
 2016 | 
18 minutes

Avant-garde artist Mike Hoolboom revisits archival footage taken inside a “development centre” in the 1960s, where youth were given cameras. -SC

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 9:00pm
Bertrand Bonello | 
France |
 2016 | 
24 minutes

When the heiress to the Winchester rifle fortune lost her only child and then her mind, she embarked upon a descent into grief and madness, embodied in the creation of the Winchester Mystery Mansion. Director Bonello incorporates Sarah’s story into the creative collaboration between a composer, a performer, and a bloodied child spirit. -DW

Friday, May 5, 2017 - 9:00pm
Sunday, May 14, 2017 - 4:15pm
Harry Cepka  | 
Canada |
 2016 | 
22 minutes

In a bucolic Norwegian pasture, a performance is underway. The Corpus Dance Company has discovered their inner sheep, much to the delight of the assembled audience, largely comprised of thrilled children and their bemused parents. Whether they’re being milked, or shorn for their wool, these human-sheep hybrids endure with almost metaphysical resignation. But sex and violence are also a part of the show! -DW

Friday, May 5, 2017 - 9:00pm
Sunday, May 14, 2017 - 4:15pm