TIFF Bell Lightbox Holiday Programming

Check out upcoming programming highlights below. For a complete schedule, visit tiff.net.

TIFF’S Holiday Gift Guide
Share the gift of TIFF this holiday season. From TIFF Memberships to Star Trek pillows, Benedict Cumberbatch colouring books to marquee-style lightboxes, TIFF Shop has many gifts for the film lover.

TIFF’s “Save This Moment” campaign on now until December 31
Considering that film is an extremely delicate medium that must be thoughtfully and lovingly cared for, TIFF is thrilled to announce that it has acquired three major film print collections from NBC Universal, Mongrel Media, and Entertainment One (eOne)/Les Films Séville. Highlights include Alfred Hitchcock’s classic Rear Window (1954); Tod Browning’s horror masterpiece Dracula (1931); Michelangelo Antonioni’s The Passenger (1975); Abbas Kiarostami’s Certified Copy (2011), Bruce Beresford’s Black Robe (1991) and Richard J. Lewis’s Whale Music (1994).

Save This Moment aims to raise funds to cover storage, revision, and maintenance costs of all acquired prints. As a non-for profit cultural organization, TIFF relies on the generous support of donors and members to sustain this important work.

spirited-away-the-films-of-studio-ghibliHOLIDAY PROGRAMMING
Spirited Away: The Films of Studio Ghibli — December 24, 2016 – January 10, 2017
Spirited Away: The Films of Studio Ghibli returns for the third time to TIFF Bell Lightbox, just in time for the holiday season, to delight audiences with a near-exhaustive retrospective of films produced by Studio Ghibli and Hayao Miyazaki, subtitled and dubbed. Kicking off the fan-favourite animated series is the dazzling action/adventure epic Castle in the Sky (1986), the first film released under the Studio Ghibli banner, where a corrupt military regime and a band of sky pirates pursue a young girl who holds the secret to a legendary floating city.

magnificent-70mmMagnificent 70mm — December 24, 2016 – January 1, 2017
Features from some of cinema’s greatest directors will screen just the way they had originally been envisioned, with each frame of action projected big, bright and beautiful in Magnificent 70mm. The series includes: Stanley Kubrick’s science-fiction adventure 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968); Alfred Hitchcock’s masterpiece of erotic fixation, Vertigo (1958); Nicholas Meyer’s blockbuster Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982); and Philip Kaufman’s stirring and sardonic spectacle, The Right Stuff (1983).

Sound of Music (1965) Julie Andrews Credit: 20th Century Fox/Courtesy Neal Peters Collection

Sing-a-Long-a Sound of Music — December 26, 2016 – December 31, 2016
The classic Julie Andrews film musical (1965), in glorious, full-screen Technicolor, is transformed into a high-energy entertainment event, complete with subtitles so that the whole audience can sing along.

Tickets for free events will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis at the box office two hours prior to the event start time.

Rounding off The Free Screen programme, we are proud to offer Peter Hutton: Time and Tide. This tribute programme to the late avant-garde filmmaker Peter Hutton highlights his intense engagement with the Hudson River watershed, the region he would live in for the majority of his life. December 13 at 6:30 p.m.

The Canadian Open Vault programme brings the country’s rich cinematic heritage closer to audiences, offering free screenings of Canadian classics every season. On December 15 at 6:30 p.m. Canadian director Jerry Ciccoritti and Canadian actress Emily Hampshire introduce their romantic musical comedy set in a stylized version of Toronto’s Little Italy, Boy Meets Girl.

Tampopo — opens December 9
dir. Jûzô Itami | Japan 1985 | 114 min.
Media Contact: Filmswelike
Special introductions by Canadian chef Jamie Kennedy on December 9 at 7pm and National Post restaurant columnist Claudia McNeilly on December 10 at 7pm.

Neruda — opens December 16
dir. Pablo Larraín | Chile / Argentina / Spain / France 2016 | 108 min.
Media Contact: Taro PR (The Orchard)

Julieta — opens December 23
dir. Pedro Almodóvar | Spain 2015 | 99 min.
Media Contact: Mongrel