SPECIAL PROGRAMMING

Each year WIFF brings the local community together to celebrate the art of cinema, culture, and entertainment. We pride ourselves on offering the best, innovative, film experiences.

Cartman and his friends go to see an R rated movie, they start cursing and their parents think that Canada is to blame. An Academy Award nominee for the song “Blame Canada”, South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut is celebrating its twentieth anniversary.

Midnight Madness: Friday, November 1

Screening: 12:15AM

Based on a short story by Swedish author John Aj-vide Lindqvist, this multiple award-winning film (including Cannes) conjures up memories of unsettling folk tales that tie us to the natural world and its odder anomalies, a world that now seems distant yet creepily familiar.

Midnight Madness: Friday, November 8

Screening: 12:15AM

The biggest achievement attained by Disney’s 1991 film Beauty and the Beast is being the first animated film ever nominated for a Best Picture Oscar. And it remains one of the best animated films of all time, worthy of its place in history not just as a Best Picture nominee, but as the gold standard of what a Disney film should be. Princess Belle will be joining us to help introduce the screening, costumes are encouraged.

Special Presentation: Saturday, November 9

Screening: 9:30AM

Filmmakers Sturla Gunnarsson and Robert Collison were given remarkable freedom to record the historic 1984 contract negotiations between the United Auto Workers and General Motors Corporation. Celebrating its 35th anniversary, it’s an extraordinary film about revolutionary events. Director, Sturla Gunnarsson will be joining us to introduce this screening followed by a Q&A.

Special Presentation: Sunday, November 3

Screening: 8:30PM

The Lion King tells its mythic coming-of-age tale with a combination of spectacular visuals and lively music, featuring songs by Elton John and Tim Rice, and a score by Hans Zimmer.  Join us in celebrating the twenty-fifth anniversary of one of the most popular Disney animated musicals.

Special Presentation: Sunday, November 3

Screening: 9:30AM

A bona fide classic of midnight cinema is back at WIFF!When Greg Sestero, an aspir-ing film actor, meets the weird and mysterious Tommy Wiseau in an acting class, they form a unique friendship and trav-el to Hollywood to make their dreams come true.

Midnight Madness: Saturday, November 2

Screening: 12:20AM

Writers, directors, and stars Jocelyn DeBoer and Dawn Luebbe confirm their gift for outrageous absurdity in this impressive, dark comedy full of unsettling behaviour.

Midnight Madness: Saturday, November 9

Screening: 12:30AM

Get ready for some fun as WIFF welcomes RuPaul’s Drag Race All Starschampion, Trixie Mattel as she hosts the screening of the cult drag-queen classic The Adventures of Priscilla – Queen of the Desert, directed by Stephan Elliott. Guests of this special event will be treated to Trixie’s 10-minute opening number and introduction of the film and a 15-minute set following the completion of the film. All ticket holders are welcome back to the “WIFF dance street party,” featuring popular drag queens. In partnership with Lavender Promotions.

Exclusive Event: Saturday, November 9

Screening: 8:30PM

Chronicling the world of fierce performance and competition at Harlem drag balls during the 1980s, Jennie Livingston’s multiple award-winning Paris is Burning is a groundbreaking exploration of race, class, gender, and sexuality. Now digitally restored, the film initially made waves when it was released almost 30 years ago.

Special Presentation: Thursday ,November 7 & Friday, November 8

Screening: 10:30PM & 10:45PM (respectively)

Bring friends and family to ex-perience the smash hit movie musical in a whole new way by singing along to the songs they love. Mamma Mia!: The Sing-Along Edition will feature the lyrics to every musical number on the screen, and you are in-vited to sing along.

Sing-Along: Saturday, November 9

Screening: 11:15AM