• In collaboration with Jazz Winnipeg, we present
    a series of award winning jazz music docs.


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    before attending the theatre.



  • Screening the very best in
    Canadian and World Cinema

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    during this extraordinary time



  • Trimpin: The Sound of Invention
    Trimpin: The Sound of Invention
    Fri, Oct 23 / 7 pm
    Sat, Oct 24 / 2 pm
    This amusing exploration of the sonic world of an eccentric creative genius will delight anyone interested in the mysteries, pitfalls, and sheer joy of creative experiment. Artist, inventor, engineer and composer Trimpin shuns the hype and hyperbole of the commercial art world – yet his freewheeling sculptures and outrageous musical experiments.
  • Softie
    Sat, Oct 24 / 4 pm & 6:15 pm
    Sun, Oct 25 / 2:15 pm & 6:45 pm
    Tue, Oct 27 / 6:45 pm
    A nominee for Grand Jury Prize at Sundance Boniface this remarkable, suspenseful documentary is the story of a political activist in Kenya “Softie” Mwangi who decides to run for office amidst incredible corruption. Introduced by Elyas Tesfaye.
  • Jazz Film Fest: Back in the Day: The Legendary Arrows Club
    Jazz Film Fest: Back in the Day: The Legendary Arrows Club
    Sun, Oct 25 / 4:30 pm
    A special presentation of three rare Canadian jazz films: Nelson Symonds Quartet is a great performance by a legendary guitarist in Canadian jazz who was regarded as one of the greatest guitar players anywhere by B.B. King. Back In The Day is the story of the pioneering Halifax music club The Arrows Club, which rose to significance in the 1960's as one of the first and most popular Black owned nightclubs in Halifax. Live Zoom conversation with director Elizabeth McCormack following the screening.
  • The Return
    The Return
    Tue, Oct 27 / 9 pm
    Wed, Oct 28 / 9:30 pm
    Thu, Oct 29 / 9 pm
    Fri, Oct 30 / 7 pm
    Sat, Oct 31 / 3:15 pm & 10 pm
    Winnipeg director BJ Verot makes a great feature debut with an eerie film that combines the best elements of the horror house genre. After the death of his father, a brilliant college student returns to his family home where he learns that the horrors from his childhood aren't as dead and gone as he once thought.
  • Jazz Film Fest: Say Amen, Somebody (New 4K Restoration)
    Jazz Film Fest: Say Amen, Somebody (New 4K Restoration)
    Wed & Thu, Oct 28 & 29 / 6:30 pm
    Fri, Oct 30 / 9:15 pm
    Sat, Oct 31 / 1 pm
    One of the most acclaimed music documentaries of all time, Say Amen, Somebody is George Nierenberg’s masterpiece — a joyous, funny, deeply emotional celebration of African American culture, featuring  the father of Gospel, Thomas A. Dorsey ("Precious Lord, Take My Hand"); its matron, Mother Willie Mae Ford Smith. George Nierenberg will be interviewed following the Wednesday, October 28 screening.
  • A Cream of the Crap Halloween: Season of the Retch
    A Cream of the Crap Halloween: Season of the Retch
    Sat, Oct 31 / 7 pm
    After a short hiatus, our special team of cultural archaeologists are back to tear into what may very well go down in history as the new champion of trash cinema! Our...
  • Native Son
    Native Son
    Available to rent October 5 - November 2
    One of the most controversial novels of its day, Richard Wright’s Native Son (first published in 1940) exposed the injustices of urban African-American life, witnessed through the eyes of Bigger Thomas, whose violent tendencies and moral confusion were the natural result of a lifetime of deprivation. In prison for murder and sentenced to death, Thomas reflects on the circumstances that led to his fate.
  • send+receive Presents: Hooker-Niblock/Flowers Of The Spirit
    send+receive Presents: Hooker-Niblock/Flowers Of The Spirit
    Available free to view Oct 16 - 31
    Join us for this free online program featuring legendary drummer, poet, and composer William Hooker. The two-part program features...
  • Happy Place
    Happy Place
    Available to rent Oct 20 - Nov 2
    Facebook Live Q&A with the cast on Tue, Oct 27 / at 2pm moderated by Shelagh Carter.
    Happy Place explores the time that seven women spend together in an in-patient care facility: all so different, but with one thing in common – they have all attempted suicide. Samira’s (Backo) attempt stems from PTSD after a violent sexual assault several years earlier, and her fellow residents have personal stories that intersect with her own – sophisticated Celine (Perron), ribald Mildred (Walsh), haughty Rosemary (Sinha), good natured Nina (Repo-Martell, reprising the role she originated on stage), and competitive Joyce (McCarthy). Trying to lead them all to healing is psychiatrist Louise (Rosling), holding the centre of this diverse and kinetic group. Some women will leave the safety of the clinic, for better or for worse, and others will stay, hopefully to heal and not to break.
  • Gimme 10 in 30! Doc Challenge
    Cinematheque’s Gimme Some Truth Documentary Festival returns for its 12th edition this winter with a new look 
  • Jazz Film Fest (Oct-Nov 2020)
    In collaboration with Jazz Winnipeg, the Cinematheque presents a series of award winning jazz music docs available in theatre and at home!
  • Architecture + Design Film Festival (Sep 16-20, 2020)
    Now in its ninth year, the Architecture + Design Film Festival (A+DFF) presents critically acclaimed films focusing on the importance of architecture and design in everyday life and covering a range of design-oriented topics from architecture and urban design to graphics and product design.