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“The VHS was a magical thing for an independent movie buff growing up in northern Manitoba. On those tapes, I watched first Truly, Madly, Deeply, then Close My Eyes, and my life-long love for Alan Rickman was fully solidified. A Little Chaos (April 15), playing as part of the Architecture + Design Film Festival, directed by and starring Rickman promises to tap once again into the nostalgia of appreciation for that rare kind of actor who managed to transcend stardom with talent. The ADFF is also presenting three films on Latin American architecture (April 17), with specific attention to urban architectures of Brazil and Argentina. The Architecture +Design Film Festival runs April 13–17, and includes an eclectic mix of feature films and documentaries that all merit added attention.”
— Cecilia Araneda, Executive Director

“Tommy Wiseau’s horribly awkward The Room went from box-office flop to adored cult-classic and is somehow both strangely brilliant and unwatchable. The bafflingly bizarre behind-the-scenes details of the film’s production are what make it especially fun for repeated viewings and I can’t wait to experience this story again in James Franco’s comic adaptation of Greg Sestero’s book The Disaster Artist later this year. However, Room Full of Spoons (March 3–17), the new doc by Canadian director Rick Harper, has the scathing version of the story that seems to have irked Wiseau the most, and I can’t wait. Also, nothing has piqued my interest this year as much as Embrace of the Serpent (March 31–April 10) from Colombian director Ciro Guerra. The film is a fictionalized retelling of two explorers of the Amazon who visit a forgotten indigenous community in search of a mythical flower.”
— Jaimz Asmundson, Cinematheque Programming Director

“It’s a packed schedule and three of the new films we are screening have been nominated for Academy Awards! The Architecture + Design Film Festival (April 13–17) returns for the fifth year with many incredible documentaries from around the world including Australia, France and Germany. Many of the films which Susan Algie (of the Winnipeg Architecture Foundation) and her team have assembled will premiere in Winnipeg before New York. The French Cinema Festival: Dreams, Escapes and Survival (March 18–20) features classics such as Jean Renoir’s The Grand Illusion (March 19) and the highly regarded new feature Mustang (March 18) which was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film. Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson’s new stop motion animated feature Anomalisa (April 21–30) is a very touching, haunting film about love and loneliness which was nominated for Best Animated Feature.”
— Dave Barber, Cinematheque Programming Coordinator

“The Scottish play Macbeth holds a special place in the hearts of so many and I am thrilled that it is coming to Cinematheque! I think no matter how many times it is shown and no matter how many ways it is tweaked, it will still always be a perfect drama. Join us in taking in William Shakespeare’s Macbeth (March 2–9) directed by Justin Kurzel. If drama, suspense and psychological thrillers are up your alley, I highly suggest you come to see The Invitation (April 21–30). This film takes the seemingly mundane setting of a quiet dinner and insidiously exposes a suspense-filled thriller… you will only need the edge of your seat! Taking in a lighter fare, Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict (March 23–April 2) is an intimate look at the life of art enthusiast Peggy who not only collected art, but artists”
— Kaitlyn McBurney, Cinematheque Operations Coordinator

“The March/April Program is jam packed with some very exciting films such as Charlie Kaufman’s Anomalisa (April 21–30) and the latest Macbeth adaptation (March 2–9) which I have been waiting to see every since its premiere at Cannes last May. I am mostly excited for the French Cinema Festival: Dreams, Escapes and Survival (March 18–20) and to be able to see some brand new films such as Mustang (March 18), currently nominated at this years Academy Awards for Best Foreign Film, and to view some classics such as The Grand Illusion (March 19) one of the classic prison escape films by Jean Renoir and The Young Girls of Rochefort (March 19) by Jacques Demy.”
— Eric Peterson, Cinematheque Box Office & Projection