4th Annual Open House
Join us at our 4th Annual Open House
and experience essential cinema with a free, all-ages screening of 2001: A Space Odyssey*
, and a complimentary bag of the city’s best popcorn! Tour our projection booth, Film Reference Library
, and West Coast Film Archive
s; then partake in fun activities with our Education Department
. The Film Lover's Campaign
is back: make a $2 donation and receive recognition on our donor wall; donate $10 or more, and you'll get a set of six exclusive, limited edition postcards
featuring Pacific Cinémathèque artwork by designer Steve Chow
Saturday, June 16 - 12pm-2pm. More Info.
Free screening of
2001: A Space Odyssey: 2pm
* Seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis
Hard Core Logo vs. Jay Reatard
The opening act for this loud and energetic double bill is the cult fave and Canadian classic, Hard Core Logo.
Famously championed by Quentin Tarantino, Bruce McDonald's
faux doc chronicles the tumultuous reunion tour of once-legendary Vancouver punk band. Headlining is the Vancouver Premiere of Better than Something: Jay Reatard
, a bittersweet and intimate portrait of the iconic garage-rock talent who was as prolific and productive as he was polarizing and self-destructive. Two nights only!
Hard Core Logo. More Info.
Better than Something: Jay Reatard. More Info.
Co-presented with the Powell Street Festival Society, "Kibatsu Cinema" is a celebration of the odd and the eccentric in Japanese pop culture and contemporary Japanese film. Each of the films in this series will be new to Vancouver audiences, with one making its Canadian Premiere (Summer Time Machine Blues) and another making its North American Premiere (Tokyo Oasis). For a complete list of programming, visit our website.
ENTER TO WIN TICKETS for you and a friend to any "Kibatsu Cinema" screening, on Thursday nights in June. Email your contact info and preferred screening night to:
Contest ends noon, TUESDAY, JUNE 5. Two winners will be selected at random. Good luck!
Alexei the Great: The Films of Alexei Gherman, Russian Master
A living legend of Russian cinema, Alexei Gherman found wide international attention in the 1980s as one of the major cinematic discoveries of glasnost. Prior to this, his career was repeatedly interrupted by official disapproval and censorship. This first complete North American retrospective of Gherman's directorial work includes new 35mm prints of the rarely-seen The Seventh Companion (1967) and the long-banned masterpiece Trial on the Road (1971), plus Kazakh director Ardak Amirkulov's magnificent epic The Fall of Otrar (1990), a film produced and co-written by Gherman, and released in North America by Martin Scorsese.
June 3-4, 6, 8-11, 13. More Info.
2001: A Space Odyssey + The Tree of Life
Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey
and Terrence Malick's The Tree of Life
are perhaps the only major mainstream feature films with comparative celestial ambition, scale, and vision. Although one is a big budget science fiction tale and the other is a disarming, poetic drama centered around a Midwestern family, both films tackle cosmological and existential questions, and together make for a massive, mind-blowing Big Bang of a double bill — in 35mm prints!
June 15-17. More Info.
Alchemist of the Surreal: Jan Švankmajer,
Animator of Prague
One of animation’s greatest living maestros, Czech filmmaker Jan Švankmajer has been famously described by Milos Forman as "Disney + Buñuel" for his dark, delightfully subversive and painstakingly crafted films. Celebrated for their imaginative mix of stop-motion animation and live action, Svankmajer’s six feature-length films and a select program of his award-winning shorts are included in this first major retrospective of his work to be presented in Vancouver since 1995.
June 22-25, 27, 29-30. More Info.