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Director: tephanie Spray, Pacho Velez
Nepal/USA 2013, 118 min
  • May 27 @ 7pm

Breathtaking, poignant and mesmerizing, Manakamana is an award-winning documentary shot entirely inside the narrow bubble of a cable car, high above a jungle in Nepal, as it transports villagers and tourists to a 17th century mountaintop temple to worship at the shrine to the Hindu goddess Manakamana.

Wenders: The Salt of the Earth

Director: Wim Wenders
France/Brazil/Italy 2015, 110 min
  • May 21, 23 & 27 @ 9:30pm
  • May 22, 26 & 28 @ 7pm
  • May 24 @ 3:30pm

For 40 years photographer Sebastião Salgado has been travelling through the continents in the footsteps of an ever-changing humanity. Salgado's life and work are revealed by his son, Juliano, and by Wim Wenders in this Oscar nominated documentary.

MAY 21 WIM’S WUNDERS Double Feature: Wings of Desire @ 7PM with Salt of the Earth @ 9:30PM

GVF: Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck

Director: Brett Morgen
USA 2015, 145 min
  • May 7 & 23 @ 7pm
  • May 22 & 28 @ 9:15pm
  • May 25 @ 9:30pm

From director Brett Morgen (The Kid Stays in the Picture, Chicago 10) comes the only fully-authorized documentary on the life of visionary Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain.


Director: Albert Maysles
USA 2014, 83 min
  • May 29, Jun 1 & 4 @ 7pm
  • May 30 @ 4pm
  • May 31 @ 2pm
  • Jun 3 @ 9:30pm

The last film from Albert Maysles (d. March 5, 2015), Iris pairs the acclaimed documentarian with Iris Apfel, the quick-witted, flamboyantly dressed 93-year-old New York style maven. More than a fashion film, it is a story about creativity and inspiration.


GVF: Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief

Director: Alex Gibney
USA 2015, 110 min
  • May 11 & Jun 3 @ 7pm
  • May 29, Jun 1 & 4 @ 9pm

Based on Lawrence Wright’s acclaimed book of the same name, Going Clear delves into the secretive world of Scientology, using archival footage, dramatic reconstructions and interviews with former church officials and members.

Kids!: The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water

Director: Paul Tibbitt
USA 2015, 92 min
  • May 30 @ 2pm

The loveable pineapple dweller is back in his second surreal movie adventure. A pirate reads a stolen magical book telling the story of SpongeBob, an employee of the Krusty Krab fast-food joint who guards the secret burger recipe from Plankton, owner of rival restaurant, the Chum Bucket.

PAA: Fall Out! Civil Defence Films from the 1950s

  • May 30 @ 7pm

The Provincial Archives of Alberta presents the 30th edition of its annual Film night. Join us for a free  evening of short films from Canada, the united States, and the united Kingdom that were used by the Government of Alberta to educate Albertans about nuclear warfare at the height of the Cold War. 

PAA: Red Dawn

Director: John Milius
USA 1984, 114 min
  • May 30 @ 9pm

 The 1984 cult classic in which Patrick Swayze leads a group of Colorado teenagers to defend their town and their country from invading Soviet and Cuban forces. 

EMC: Masss

Director: Venkat Prabhu
India 2015
  • May 31 @ 10:30am

Masss is an upcoming Tamil Action comedy film directed by Venkat Prabhu.


Director: Jillian Elizabeth & Neil Dalal
Canada / USA 2014, 108 min
  • May 31 @ 4pm

A collaboration between local filmmaker Jillian Elizabeth and Neil Dalal, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Alberta, the film follows a group of students and their teacher as they confront fundamental questions about the nature of reality and self-identity at a remote forest ashram in southern India.

Wenders: Pina 2D

Director: Wim Wenders
Germany/ France/ UK 2011, 103 min
  • May 31 @ 7pm

“Dance, dance, or we are lost.” Pina Bausch’s final words summarize her life and are the inspiration for this tribute to the legendary choreographer. Bausch’s Tanztheater Wuppertal elevated dance into brilliantly subversive, expressive realms. 

First Ever Mix Tape Party!

Director: Various
90 min
  • May 31 @ 9pm

In the beginning, there was analogue. Long before youtube and iEverything took playlists mainstream, VHS and Betamax reigned. Those magical spools of magnetic tape were the canvases on which video mix masters crafted their compilations of rare and random, odd and wonderful video footage, carefully selected and curated for maximum brain bending, eye melting effect.

Singing the Blues with Anne Wheeler

By : metro

The resilience of the creative spirit in the face of seemingly insurmountable obstacles is a central theme in Bye Bye Blues, Anne Wheeler’s ‘creative non-fiction’ portrait of her mother’s experiences in an Albertan dance band during WWII. It’s also an apt description of the award-winning film’s fortunes after its 1989 debut. While Bye Bye Blues received relatively wide distribution in the United States, it only appeared in seven Canadian cities for a short period when it was first released before disappearing from public distribution and entering an interminable period of copyright litigation.

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