A special holiday film event for people that don’t like holiday movies


For those who are more moody than merry…

Photo: Ikiru (Japan/1952)

Cinephiles are put in a tricky situation during the holiday season; friends and family are finally game to sit down and watch some movies, but they pretty much all have elves in them. Well, grab your fellow film buff, the Cinematheque is celebrating the holiday season with special screenings of essential cinema.

From December 22 – 30, The Cinematheque will celebrate the festive season with a special selection of much-loved classics, all works of affecting beauty, all must-sees on the big screen! Films include:

City Lights (1931)

Chaplin’s beloved Little Tramp falls in love with a blind flower girl in this winning mix of slapstick, sentiment, and social criticism.

Paris, Texas (1984)

Harry Dean Stanton had his first-ever lead role in Wenders’s moody existential odyssey, which won the Palme d’Or at Cannes.

Black Orpheus (1959)

35mm PRINT! Marcel Camus’s intoxicating version of the Greek legend of Orpheus and Eurydice is a mad frenzy of Brazilian colour, music, and dance.

Ikiru (1952)

35mm PRINT! Many Kurosawa admirers cite this deeply-affecting piece of humanist cinema as one of the director’s pinnacle achievements.

Days of Heaven (1978)

Terrence Malick confirmed his genius with this ravishing masterwork, one of the most beautiful films ever made.

There will be multiple screenings of each film. View full screening details HERE.

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