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Program Running Time 128 min.

Dec 26 08:20 pm

Films in Program

Directed By: Alfred Hitchcock
(USA, 1957, 128 mins, DCP)

Regularly voted one of the very best movies ever made, this is probably Hitchcock’s most personal and revealing film, a movie about male neurosis, fetishism and power, with James Stewart as the private detective who becomes obsessed with the married woman (Kim Novak) he’s been hired to follow.

DCP restoration.


Program Running Time 109 min.

Dec 18 10:10 pm
Dec 21 08:30 pm

Films in Program

Directed By: Alfred Hitchcock
(USA, 1960, 109 mins, DCP)

When Marion Crane (Janet Leigh) rashly takes off with a wad of stolen cash she reckons she has the weekend before anyone will find out about it. Fate has something else in mind for her… A chance encounter with a lonely motel keeper (Anthony Perkins), for starters.

"Psycho has a very interesting construction and that game with the audience was fascinating. I was directing the viewers. You might say I was playing them, like an organ." – Alfred Hitchcock

DCP restoration

Winding Stream: The Carters, The Cashes and the Course of Country Music

Program Running Time 90 min.

Jan 04 06:30 pm
Jan 05 06:30 pm
Jan 06 06:30 pm
Jan 07 06:30 pm

Films in Program

Directed By: Beth Harrington
(USA, 2015, 90 mins, DCP)

Everything you need to know about the roots of roots music, at least of Country variety: starting with the Original Carter Family—A.P., Sara and Maybelle—the film traces the trio’s early musical success, the transformation of the act into The Carter Sisters, June Carter’s marriage to legend Johnny Cash, and the efforts of the present-day Carter family to keep the music alive. Part history, part performance, part family saga, the film illuminates the Carter’s musical and cultural contributions and features a who’s who of Americana music, including Johnny Cash in one of his last interviews. Opening night show features a live performance by Petunia (of Petunia and the Vipers).

Best of 2015: Wild Tales

Program Running Time 122 min.

Dec 31 06:30 pm

Films in Program

Directed By: Damián Szifron
(Spain, Argentina, 2014, 122 mins, DCP)

Kick off your New Year celebrations with the most outrageously entertaining movie of 2015. Academy Award nominee Wild Tales lives up to its name and then some, packing six absurdly taut, funny and emotionally-charged short films into its running time. The common theme is revenge, and it’s delivered with a wicked sense of humour and not a little venom. “The year’s most fearlessly funny film." Richard Corliss, Time


Program Running Time 68 min.

Dec 24 02:00 pm

Films in Program

Directed By: Alfred Hitchcock
(GB, 1927, 68 mins, Blu-ray Disc)

One of Hitchcock’s earliest hits is based on the story of Jack The Ripper. As the suspicion that a neighbour may not be all he seems, the cat- and-mouse tension reaches almost unbearable proportion.

Truffaut: "A very good movie which showed great visual inventiveness. I really enjoyed it."

Digital restoration

Bride Wore Black

Program Running Time 107 min.

Dec 27 06:00 pm

Films in Program

Directed By: Francois Truffaut
(Italy, France, 1968, 107 mins, 35mm)

Truffaut channels Hitchcock (and foreshadows Tarantino’s Kill Bill) in this primary coloured revenge saga with Jeanne Moreau calling the shots. It’s based on a novel by Cornell Woolrich (Rear Window) and Bernard Herrmann contributes a signature score.

Confidentially Yours

Program Running Time 110 min.

Dec 27 08:00 pm

Films in Program

Directed By: Francois Truffaut
(France, 1983, 110 mins)

Truffaut’s last film is a valentine to Hitchcock’s mystery thrillers and to director’s last great love, actress Fanny Ardant. Shot in gorgeous black and white by Nestor Almendros, it’s the story of an older, hapless real-estate agent, Vercel (Jean-Louis Trintignant), under suspicion for murder. The agent’s beautiful, intelligent secretary (Ardant) conspires to hide him from the cops and solve the crime. It’s light but piquant; a fond farewell.

My Internship in Canada

Program Running Time 108 min.

Dec 11 08:10 pm
Dec 12 07:15 pm
Dec 16 08:05 pm
Dec 17 06:30 pm

Films in Program

(Guibord, s'en va-t-en guerre)
Directed By: Philippe Falardeau
(Canada, 2015, 108 mins, DCP)

Philippe Falardeau (Monsieur Lazhar) returns with an energetic, laugh-out-loud political comedy that couldn’t be more timely. Steve Guibord (Patrick Huard, brilliant) is an independent Quebec MP travelling to his northern riding with a new Haitian intern. Soon after finding themselves caught in the crossfire of activists, miners, truckers, politicians and Aboriginal groups, it turns out that Guibord somehow holds the decisive vote in a national debate that will decide whether Canada will go to war in the Middle East!


Program Running Time 92 min.

Jan 10 06:30 pm
Jan 11 04:30 pm

Films in Program

Directed By: Ivano De Matteo
(Italy, 2014, 92 mins, DCP)

A big hit at last year’s VIFF, this intense thriller shows the moral struggle facing two wealthy brothers and their wives after their teenage children brutally beat a homeless man. Winner of four prizes at the Venice Film Festival.

w. Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Alessandro Gassman, Luigi Lo Cascio

39 Steps

Program Running Time 86 min.

Dec 24 03:30 pm

Films in Program

Directed By: Alfred Hitchcock
(GB, 1935, 86 mins, Blu-ray Disc)

Robert Donat stars as Richard Hannay, a Canadian in London, another of Hitchcock’s wrong men, embarrassed by the dead woman lying across his bed with a knife in her back. Ducking foreign spies, Hannay heads north by northwest to Scotland, but soon he’s running from the legitimate police as well as fake ones, and handcuffed to a disgruntled blonde for good measure. Arguably the highlight of the director’s British career, this witty, romantic thriller provided a model he returned to many times.