Winnipeg Film Group’s Cinematheque: Celebrate the new year with some stellar Cinema at Cinematheque! January and February listings
Directed by Jûzô Itami
1985, Japan, 114 min
Japanese with English subtitles
Thu, Jan 5 / 9 pm
Sat & Sun, Jan 7 & 8 / 7 pm
Wed, Jan 11 / 7 pm
Thu, Jan 12 / 9:30 pm
Fri & Sat, Jan 13 & 14 / 7 pm
Juzo Itami's rapturous "ramen western" returns to Canadian screens for the first time in decades, in a new 4K restoration. The tale of an enigmatic band of ramen ronin who guide the widow of a noodle shop owner on her quest for the perfect recipe, Tampopo serves up a savory broth of culinary adventure seasoned with offbeat comedy sketches and the erotic exploits of a gastronome gangster. Sweet, sexy, surreal, and mouthwatering, Tampopo remains one of the most delectable examples of food on film.
Back by Popular Demand!
Wed & Thu, Jan 4 & 5 / 7 pm
Fri, Jan 6 / 9 pm
Sat, Jan 7 / 3 pm & 9 pm
Five years in the making, filmed around the world, Call of The Forest is a stunningly photographed love letter to the forest. The film played to record breaking crowds in October and November. At a recent screening in California the audience was moved to tears by how our forests are disappearing around the world. Acclaimed author and writer Diana Beresford Kroeger tours some of the last great forests in the world in Japan, Ireland and Germany and speaks out about their endangerment and what we can do about it.
Sun, Jan 8 / 2 pm
In honor of the late, great character actor Gene Wilder (Young Frankenstein, Bonnie & Clyde) we present one of the best children's fantasies of all time. Based on Roald Dahl's classic novel, Willy Wonka is the story of five kids who win a tour of a chocolate factory run by Willa Wonka (Gene Wilder) one of the greatest and strangest chocolate manufacturers of all time.
Root Canal / Directed by John Kozak and Donna Lewis, 1989, Canada, 1:30 min /A bored looking nurse sits in the reception area of a dentist's office listening to the screams of a man undergoing dental work.
Generously sponsored by the Assiniboine Credit Union.
Fri, Jan 6 / 7pm
Introduction and Q&A with host Ryan McMahon and Director Michelle St. John.
In towns throughout Ontario, there are startling reminders of the colonization of Indigenous territories and the displacement of First Nations people. Anishinaabe comedian and activist Ryan McMahon takes us to his hometown of Fort Frances and down its main drag, which is called Colonization Road. Similar streets have similar names in towns and cities across the province, direct reminders of the Public Lands Act of 1853 and its severe impact on First Nations, their treaties and their land in the name of "Canadian settlement." On his journey through Ontario, McMahon explores the history of these roads, meets with settlers in solidarity and raises significant questions about "reconciliation" and what it means to "decolonize."
Presented in partnership with The Decolonizing Lens, a monthly film and discussion series that features the work and words of Indigenous filmmakers. All screenings are free and open to everyone. The Decolonizing Lens is supported by the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation and the Women's and Gender Studies program at the University of Manitoba.
Our January/February program features our Cabin Fever: Free Films for Kids! series, our new mini festival 3D: The New Dimension, the Embargo Collective II touring program, Tyson Caron's Lovesick, Danielle Sturk's Soul Sisters, Park Chan-wook's The Handmaiden, the Tales from the Neighborhood series and much more!
See what our staff our excited about and check out the new program guide.