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 2019/20

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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Our screenings take place at 162 Mackenzie St. (unless otherwise noted.)


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  •  Members  $10
  •  Non-members  $14
  •  All day Tuesday   $5
  •  Thursday matinees  $5
  •  Lifetime Memberships for $60.

Il Pleuvait Les Oiseaux

Il Pleuvait Des Oiseaux

  • debut 25 January
  • TIFF Top 10

Charlie, Tom et Boychuck vivent reclus dans le bois, loin des tribulations de la ville. Leur quotidien sera bouleversé par la mort du doyen et l’arrivée d’une vieille femme lumineuse, ayant été injustement interné toute sa vie. Une photographe à la recherche de témoins des grands feux ayant fait rage dans la région à une certaine époque, débarque également chez eux. Elle viendra bouleverser leur vie paisible en découvrant de magnifiques tableaux illustrant justement ces fameux incendies meurtriers. Leurs destins s’entrelaceront dans une ode poétique au temps et à l’amour.



  • Opens February 6
  • Shortlist Best Documentary 2020 Academy Awards

Tracy Edwards proved them wrong. 26-year-old skipper Edwards, her second-hand racing yacht Maiden, and her seasoned crew not only became the first-ever all-woman challenge to the Whitbread, they proved able competitors in the famously grueling race, besting male crews in their class. By the time they returned to their starting point at Southampton, England after 32,000 miles of global racing, they had shocked, inspired, and transfixed the sailing world and the British nation. Tracy Edwards was awarded the 1990 Yachtsman of the Year Award, the first woman ever to receive the accolade, and was named a Member of the Order of the British Empire.

It's Hard to Be Human

It's Hard to Be Human

  • Opens February 5
  • Shortlist Best Documentary 2020 Academy Awards

It’s Hard to be Human is a surreal drama inspired by Strindberg’s 'A Dream Play’. It's a visceral experience of Agnes, God's daughter, in the liminal place before death.

Agnes is an 18-year-old delinquent who just can’t figure out the point of it all – life on earth. Her brother, Oscar, is a cop. Her Father (God) is a busy man, a torn husband and too tired to father anyone. Her Mother self-medicates and lives to die. Peter, her best friend, is an addict and a poet. Larry, her lover, strives for duty, marriage and the norm, because that’s where his happiness is. And then there’s Victoria, an enlightened spirit who emanates heaven. She’s got something everyone wants and because Agnes can’t have her, wants to destroy her.

The Assistant

The Assistant

  • Opens March 2
  • 4 Stars – Roger Ebert

Jane, a recent college graduate and aspiring film producer, just landed her dream job as a junior assistant to a powerful entertainment mogul. Her day is much like any other assistant – making coffee, ordering lunch, arranging travel accommodations and taking phone messages. But as Jane follows her daily routine, she grows increasingly aware of the abuse that insidiously colors every aspect of her workday, an accumulation of degradations against which she decides to take a stand.

The Disappearance Of My Mother

The Disappearance of My Mother

  • Opens March 5
  • 12 Wins/Nomination Including Sundance

Benedetta wants to disappear. An iconic fashion model in the 1960s, she became a muse to Warhol, Dali, Penn and Avedon. As a radical feminist in the 1970s, she fought for the rights and emancipation of women. But at the age of 75, she becomes fed up with all the roles that life has imposed upon her and decides to leave everything and everybody behind, to disappear to a place as far as possible from the world she knows.



  • Opens March 6
  • Cannes Winner + 44 More Wins/Nominations
  • Russia’s Official Academy Awards Submission

During World War II in Leningrad, the siege of the city is finally over, but life and death struggles continue in the wreckage that remains. Two young women search for meaning and hope during their struggle to rebuild their lives amongst the ruins.

Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi

  • Opens March 13
  • Oscar Nominee, 60 Wins/Nominations

Corpus Christi is the story of a 20-year-old Daniel who experiences a spiritual transformation while living in a Youth Detention Center. He wants to become a priest but this is impossible because of his criminal record. When he is sent to work at a carpenter's workshop in a small town, on arrival he dresses up as a priest and accidentally takes over the local parish. The arrival of the young, charismatic preacher is an opportunity for the local community to begin the healing process after a tragedy that happened there.

A White White Day

A White White Day

  • Opens March 14
  • Cannes Winner + 25 More Wins/Nominations

In a remote Icelandic town, an off duty police chief begins to suspect a local man for having had an affair with his wife, who recently died in a car accident. Gradually his obsession for finding out the truth accumulates and inevitably begins to endanger himself and his loved ones. A story of grief, revenge and unconditional love.

Ordinary Love

Ordinary Love

  • Opens March 20
  • 4 Stars – Globe And Mail

Joan and Tom have been married for many years. There is an ease to their relationship that only comes from spending a life time together and a depth of love which expresses itself through tenderness and humour in equal part. When Joan is unexpectedly diagnosed with breast cancer, the course of her treatment shines a light on their relationship as they are faced with the challenges that lie ahead and the prospect of what might happen if something were to happen to her.

Mystify: Michael Hutchence

Mystify: Michael Hutchence

  • Opens March 28
  • Inxs Fan Must See: Rated 100% Fresh On Rotten Tomatoes

A look at the troubled heart and soul of Michael Hutchence, lead singer and songwriter of INXS. Deftly woven from an archive of rich imagery, Michael's private home movies and those of his lovers, friends, and family.

The Whistlers

The Whistlers

  • Opens April 2
  • Palme D’or Nominee + 10 More Wins/Nominations
  • Romania’s Official Submission To The Academy Awards

Cristi, a Romanian police officer who is a whistle blower for mafia, is going to La Gomera Island to learn an ancestral whistling language. In Romania he is under police surveillance and by using this coded language he will continue to communicate with the mobsters to get Zsolt out of prison. Zsolt is the only one who knows where 30 millions of euros are hidden.

Portrait of a Lady On Fire

Portrait of a Lady On Fire

  • Opens March 11
  • 2 Cannes Awards +158 more Wins/Nominations

Marianne, a painter, is commissioned to do the wedding portrait of Héloïse, a young woman who has just left the convent. Héloïse is a reluctant bride to be and Marianne must paint her without her knowing. She observes her by day, to paint her secretly.

EXTRA EXTRA @ the Indie

Sudbury Indie Cinema presents


  • Monday March 9 & 23rd 7-9 pm
Wordstock presents its monthly


  • Friday March 20 9 pm


  • Friday March 27 9 pm
Environmental and Climate Issues


  • Saturday March 28 1 pm

Ontario Trillium Foundation
Ontario Heritage Foundation
Greater Sudbury
Ontario Arts Council