About Us

Sudbury Indie Cinema is a not-for-profit co-op. Since 2015, we have been bringing the best in independent cinema to Northern Ontario on a year-round basis. We are mission-driven, rather than profit-driven. We select high-caliber, laudable films that give voice to lesser-heard perspectives on the big screen. We actively support other arts organizations, grassroots not-for-profits and local homegrown filmmakers. Originally, back in summer 2013, we formed as a community response to the growing monopoly of Hollywood blockbusters on a shrinking number of large screens. We have since repurposed part of a closed school into a single screen, state-of-the-art, 180-seat digital cinema. We opened at 162 Mackenzie Feb. 28th, 2019. Access us from the side door at the north side of the building: free parking in the laneway.

Sudbury Indie Cinema Board of Directors  2020 - 2021

We have a growing membership of 1000 Charter members who are cinephiles, appreciate independent cinema, support the co-operative movement, and cherish the growing arts and culture hub downtown.

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  •  Non-members  $14
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Moonage Daydream

Moonage Daydream

  • Opens November 3

Director Brett Morgen has previously profiled figures as varied as Robert Evans, Kurt Cobain, and Jane Goodall, reinventing his film style to embody each life uniquely. He meets the challenge of Bowie’s career with a kaleidoscope of imagery that moves through the artist’s different phases — from the experimental identities of Ziggy Stardust and Aladdin Sane in the 1970s, to the mass appeal of “Let’s Dance” in the 1980s, to his later explorations when Bowie’s main goal was to please himself.

Decision To Leave

Decision To Leave

  • Opens November 4

Decision to Leave is an exceptional love story and a sublime noir thriller that invites the audience not to seek a culprit or a solution to the riddles proposed by the plot but to get lost in a mesmerizing tangle of tension, slow-burning desire and subtle emotions. The resulting experience is a personal and highly satisfying immersion in pure cinema.

Brainwashed
Sex-Camera-Power

Brainwashed
Sex-Camera-Power

  • Opens November 9

Investigates the politics of cinematic shot design, and how this meta-level of filmmaking intersects with the twin epidemics of sexual abuse/assault and employment discrimination against women, with over 175 movie clips from 1896 - 2020.

Aftersun

Aftersun

  • Opens November 11

Brimming with warmth and the ache of cherished memory, Scottish writer-director Charlotte Wells’ feature debut is a quiet revelation. Recalling a father–daughter journey to a Turkish seaside resort some 20 years after the fact, Aftersun employs the gentlest touch yet leaves an indelible mark.

Rosie

Rosie

  • Opens November 11

An orphaned Indigenous girl is forced to live with her reluctant, street-smart, francophone aunty and her two gender-bending best friends in 80's Montreal.

Holy Spider

Holy Spider

  • Opens November 11

A journalist descends into the dark underbelly of the Iranian holy city of Mashhad as she investigates the serial killings of sex workers by the so-called Spider Killer, who believes he is cleansing the streets of sinners.

la Switch

la Switch

  • debut le 17 novembre

A sniper returns home from Afghanistan to his small Northern town. Confronted with the mundane reality of everyday life he longs for the release provided by shooting. Slowly his need for regimented military discipline takes over leading to violent confrontation.

EO

EO

  • Opens November 25

The world is a mysterious place when seen through the eyes of an animal. EO, a grey donkey with melancholic eyes, meets good and bad people on his life’s path, experiences joy and pain, endures the wheel of fortune randomly turn his luck into disaster and his despair into unexpected bliss. But not even for a moment does he lose his innocence.

Neil Young
Harvest Time

Neil Young: Harvest Time

  • December 1 and 4

Created between January and September 1971, this docu-film takes us on an intimate journey to Young’s farm in Northern California for the ‘Harvest Barn’ sessions, to London for an iconic performance with the London Symphony Orchestra and to Nashville where the then 20 something Neil Young worked on various tracks of this signature album. The feature is a fan piece that has never been seen before. Performance and rehearsal content is intertwined into creative storytelling and includes most of the tracks from album Harvest (released in 1972) including “Heart of Gold”, “A Man Needs A Maid”, “Alabama” and “Old Man”.

Triangle of Sadness

Triangle of Sadness

  • Opens December 8

In Ruben Östlund’s wickedly funny Palme d’Or winner, social hierarchy is turned upside down, revealing the tawdry relationship between power and beauty. Celebrity model couple, Carl (Harris Dickinson) and Yaya (Charlbi Dean), are invited on a luxury cruise for the uber-rich, helmed by an unhinged boat captain (Woody Harrelson). What first appeared instagrammable ends catastrophically, leaving the survivors stranded on a desert island and fighting for survival.

Tu me ressembles/
You Resemble Me

Tu me ressembles/
You Resemble Me

  • debut le 8 decembre

Hasna (Lorenza Grimaudo) and Mariam (Ilonna Grimaudo) are sisters, born two years apart but raised like twins; at 9 and 7, they run wild in the streets of suburban Paris while their mother sleeps at home. When they return, they’re met not with maternal love and concern, but with exploitation and, often, a beating. After one such explosive interlude, the girls run away, sending them on a journey that begins in sisterly solidarity but ends in tragedy.

Tu te souviendras de moi/
You Will Remember Me

Tu te souviendras de moi/
You Will Remember Me

  • debut le 8 decembre

Depuis un certain temps, Édouard, un professeur d'histoire émérite et caractériel, a commencé à vivre des pertes de mémoire. Les choses se dégradent rapidement, comme le constatent d'ailleurs sa femme et sa fille. Celui qui a longtemps été habitué à donner son opinion sur plusieurs sujets allant de la politique à la sociologie doit maintenant se retirer du paysage médiatique. Mais Édouard voit les choses autrement et refuse de disparaître. Alors que sa femme n'en peut plus, que sa fille est trop occupée, Édouard est confié aux bons soins de Bérénice, la fille de son nouveau beau-fils. Un lien unique se créera entre ces deux êtres balafrés par la vie et ainsi, Édouard choisira de revisiter un pan de son histoire personnelle qu'il avait tenté d'oublier jusque-là.

All The Beauty
And The Bloodshed

All The Beauty
And The Bloodshed

  • Opens December 9

Directed by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Laura Poitras, All the Beauty and the Bloodshed is an epic, emotional and interconnected story about internationally renowned artist and activist Nan Goldin told through her slideshows, intimate interviews, ground-breaking photography, and rare footage of her personal fight to hold the Sackler family accountable for the overdose crisis.

Call Jane

Call Jane

  • Opens December 14

In 1968 Chicago, with the city and the nation amid the political and civil upheaval, Joy (Elizabeth Banks), a conservative housewife and mother, is faced with a devastating diagnosis when her second pregnancy leads to a life-threatening heart condition. Following an all-male hospital board’s decision to deny an exemption for an abortion, which is, by law, illegal, Joy’s search for a solution leads her to a clandestine group of women. Led by Virginia (Sigourney Weaver), an independent visionary fiercely committed to women’s health, and Gwen (Wunmi Mosaku), an activist who envisions a day when all women will have access to safe, affordable abortions, this community of women ignites an awakening in Joy. Inspired by their compassion and commitment, Joy joins them, putting every aspect of her life on the line.

The Eternal Daughter

The Eternal Daughter

  • Opens December 15

This haunting mystery from director Joanna Hogg (The Souvenir) stars Tilda Swinton in a mesmerizing performance as a woman forced to confront past memories while visiting an eerily empty old manor. The Eternal Daughter, the latest feature by Joanna Hogg (The Souvenir I and II), confirms the filmmaker as one of cinema’s great excavators of memory. A surprising and suspenseful take on the Victorian Gothic, Hogg’s film weaves her signature spaces haunted by the past, complex family dynamics, and traces of autobiography into a spellbound, expressionist vision.

23 décembre

23 décembre

  • debut le 22 decembre

C'est le 23 décembre, avant-veille de Noël. Une tempête s'apprête à s'abattre sur le Québec. Certains vivent cette période dans le calme et la sérénité, d'autres moins. Elsa est une autrice de roman jeunesse qui n'a jamais réussi à trouver l'amour. Elle attend la visite d'un ami de longue date, qui arrive de Londres. Pendant ce temps, sa soeur et son amoureux comptent les jours avant la naissance de leur premier enfant. Est-ce que cette arrivée mettra un terme à leur précieuse liberté? La mère d'Elsa travaille fort aux fourneaux pour offrir un réveillon digne de ce nom à ses enfants aux exigences multiples. Un incident viendra bouleverser le quotidien de tous. Ils se retrouveront au coeur de la ville de Québec, dans un chic hôtel dont le quotidien est fait de heurts et bonheurs, lieu de tous les possibles. Entre tempête de neige, déceptions et espoirs, l'amour triomphera-t-il?

No Bears

No Bears

  • Opens December 23

Jafar Panahi continues his interrogation of authority through cinema with a film about two couples who come up against the social forces around them. As he has done previously, Panahi plays himself in the film, stationed in a village where he remotely directs a crew shooting a film just miles away, on the other side of the Iranian border in Turkey.

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