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Feb 14
The Wedding Party 2 (Nigeria, D: Niyi Akinmolayan, site)
An unexpected proposal leads to family objections and a destination wedding in Dubai.
Suburbs: Albion    York (Fri-Sun)
Feb 16
Aiyaary (India, D: Neeraj Pandey, site)
Army officers have a falling out over corruption.
City: Scotiabank
Suburbs: Albion    Eglinton Town Centre    Winston Churchill
Before We Vanish (Japan, D: Kiyoshi Kurosawa, site)
An advance squad of aliens prepare for invasion by taking possession of human bodies. From the director of Pulse and Creepy.
City: Scotiabank
  Black Hollow Cage (Spain, D: Sadrac Gonzalez-Perellon, site)
A girl living in the woods with her father finds a device that can affect the past.
City: Carlton
  Detective Chinatown 2 (China, D: Chen Sicheng, site)
A New York trip brings a new mystery begging to be solved.
City: Yonge & Dundas
Suburbs: Markham    Mississauga    Scarborough
  Detective K: Secret Of The Living Dead (South Korea, D: Kim Suk-Yoon, site)
A master detective's latest case involves vampires.
City: Empress Walk
  Early Man (UK/France, D: Nick Park, site)
A prehistoric man and his tribe resist the arrival of the Bronze Age.
City: Fairview    Yonge & Dundas    Yonge & Eglinton    Yorkdale
Suburbs: Beach    Eglinton Town Centre    Elgin Mills    Mississauga    Morningside    Orion Gate    Queensway    Richmond Hill    Scarborough    Vaughan    Winston Churchill    Woodbine
  In Between (Israel/France, D: Maysaloun Hamoud, site)
Palestinian women with very different backgrounds and ambitions room together in Tel Aviv.
City: Canada Square
  The Monkey King 3 (China/Hong Kong, D: Soi Cheang, site)
The Monkey King and his companions become captives in an all-female kingdom.
City: Yonge & Dundas
Suburbs: Markham
  Monster Hunt 2 (China, D: Raman Hui, site)
A monster/human hybrid hooks up with a gambler (Tony Leung Chiu-Wai!) as he attempts to evade those hunting him.
City: Yonge & Dundas
Suburbs: Markham    Scarborough
  Poop Talk (USA, D: Aaron N. Feldman, site)
Comedians relate humourous stories about the stinky stuff.
City: Carlton
  A Year In An English Garden: Flicker & Pulse (UK, D: Brian McClave & Tom Wichelow, site)
Watch the time-lapse changing of the seasons in a walled Sussex garden.
City: Hot Docs
Feb 17
Shiners: The Art Of The Shoe Shine (Canada, D: Stacey Tenenbaum, site)
Shoe-shiners the world over tell their tales of making a living one pair at time.
City: Royal (Sat,Sun,Tue only)
Feb 15
Ang Dalawang Mrs Reyes (Philippines, D: Jun Lana, site)
Wives find their respective husbands are carrying on an affair ... with each other.
Suburbs: Scarborough
The Disaster Artist (USA, D: James Franco, site)
Tommy Wiseau's dreams of Hollywood stardom fuel the creation of The Room, one of the worst films ever made.
City: Scotiabank
  Fake Blood (Canada, D: Rob Grant, site)
Filmmakers experience a crisis of conscience when they realize the violence in their work may be being taken seriously.
City: Carlton
  Machines (India/Germany/Finland, D: Rahul Jain, site)
Go deep inside the kind of third-world garment factory that provides first-worlders with fashion. Winner of the Jury Award for Excellence In Cinematography at Sundance 2017.
City: Hot Docs
  1987: When The Day Comes (South Korea, D: Jang Joon-hwan, site)
The June Democracy movement brings down military rule in South Korea.
City: Empress Walk
  Permission (USA, D: Brian Cano, site)
A woman is encouraged to date around before committing to her boyfriend.
City: Carlton
  Spettacolo (USA, D: Jeff Malmberg & Chris Shellen, site)
Denizens of a rural Italian town turn their lives into a play, and have done so for fifty years.
City: Hot Docs
  Till The End Of The World (Mandarin w/Chinese & English s.t.) (China, D: Wu Youyin, site)
Survivors of an air plan crash attempt to survive a frozen wilderness.
City: Yonge & Dundas
Suburbs: Markham
Feb 16
All The Money In The World (USA, D: Ridley Scott, site)
Kidnappers get restless when the billionaire grandfather of their captive refuses to pay the ransom. Newly Plummer-ized.
City: Carlton    Kingsway    Scotiabank
Blade Runner 2049 (USA, D: Denis Villeneuve, site)
Replicant hunter Ryan Gosling's investigation leads him to a reclusive Harrison Ford.
City: Kingsway
  The Breadwinner (Canada/Ireland, D: Nora Twomey, site)
An Afghani girl passes herself off as a boy to earn a living for her family.
City: Yonge & Dundas (no show Thu)
Suburbs: Winston Churchill (no show Sun,Thu)
  Call Me By Your Name (Italy/France/USA, D: Luca Guadagnino, site)
A teen boy has an affair with a visiting college student during summer vacation in Italy.
City: Canada Square    Lightbox    Varsity
  Coco (USA, D: Lee Unkrich & Adrian Molina, site)
A boy travels to the Land of the Dead to uncover the story behind his family's hatred of music. From Pixar.
City: Yonge & Dundas
Suburbs: Morningside    Vaughan    Winston Churchill
  Darkest Hour (UK, D: Joe Wright, site)
UK Prime Minister Winston Churchill (Gary Oldman) confronts the Nazi menace.
City: Canada Square    Varsity
Suburbs: Winston Churchill
  Downsizing (USA, D: Alexander Payne, site)
Matt Damon shrinks himself in hopes of a better future life.
City: Kingsway (one show Fri,Sun,Tue,Thu)
  Dunkirk (USA/UK, D: Christopher Nolan, site)
Surrounded soldiers are evacuated from the beach at Dunkirk, France.
City: Kingsway (one show Sat,Mon,Wed)
Suburbs: Winston Churchill
  Entanglement (Canada, D: Jason James, site)
A might-have-been sister turns a man's life upside down.
City: Yonge & Dundas (one show Fri,Mon)
  Faces Places (France, D: Agnes Varda, site)
New Wave legend Varda hits the road with 30-something photographer JR to make large-scale portraits of ordinary townsolk.
City: Kingsway (one show Fri,Sun,Tue,Thu)    Regent (one show Sat,Sun,Wed)
  A Fantastic Woman (Chile, D: Sebastoen Lelio, site)
A transgender woman battles her deceased boyfriend's family for respect as she deals with the police who believe her guilty of his murder.
City: Lightbox
  Film Stars Don't Die In Liverpool (UK, D: Paul McGuigan, site)
Legendary actress Gloria Grahame begins an affair with a young man while living abroad in the UK.
City: Canada Square
  The Florida Project (USA, D: Sean Baker, site)
Kids play while living on the margins near Disney World.
City: Carlton    Mt. Pleasant (one show Fri-Mon,Thu)
  Get Out (USA, D: Jordan Peele, site)
A young black man finds strange, horrific goings-on at his white girlfriend's parent's country home.
City: Carlton
  Happy End (France/Austria/Germany, D: Michael Haneke, site)
A bourgeois French family experiences a host of troubles.
City: Regent (one show Fri-Mon,Thu)
  Hostiles (USA, D: Scott Cooper, site)
An Indian-hating army man is ordered to provide safe escort for a Cheyenne chief.
City: Regent (one show Fri-Mon,Wed,Thu)
  I, Tonya (USA, D: Craig Gillespie, site)
Ice skater Tonya Harding chases the championship until her ex-husband foolishly takes matters into his own hands.
City: Scotiabank    Varsity
Suburbs: Winston Churchill
  In The Fade (Germany/France, D: Fatih Akin, site)
A woman deals with the fallout from a terrorist attack.
City: Carlton    Mt. Pleasant (one show Fri-Mon,Thu)
  The Insult (France/Lebanon, D: Ziad Doueiri, site)
A personal argument between two stubborn men escalates to the national poltiical stage.
City: Kingsway (one show Sat,Mon,Wed)    Lightbox    Regent (one show Fri-Mon,Thu)
  Lady Bird (USA, D: Greta Gerwig, site)
Teen Saoirse Ronan experiences a turbulent relationship with her mother, who is like her in many ways.
City: Canada Square    Scotiabank    Varsity
Suburbs: Winston Churchill
  Loving Vincent (Poland/UK, D: Hugh Welchman & Dorota Kobiela, site)
The life of painter Vincent Van Gogh is recounted by way of oil-paint animation.
City: Mt. Pleasant (one show Sat-Mon,Wed)
  Molly's Game (USA, D: Aaron Sorkin, site)
Jessica Chastain's exclusive poker games make her a target for the FBI.
City: Canada Square    Varsity    Yonge & Dundas
Suburbs: Queensway    Vaughan
  Oscar Shorts: Animation (D: Various, site)
This year's nominees for the Best Animated Short Academy Award.
City: Lightbox
  Oscar Shorts: Live Action (D: Various, site)
This year's nominees for the Best Live Action Short Academy Award - from USA, UK, Australia & Germany.
City: Lightbox
  Pad Man (India, D: R. Balki, site)
A man brings low-cost menstrual pads to rural India.
City: Yonge & Dundas
Suburbs: Eglinton Town Centre    Mississauga    Vaughan    Winston Churchill
  Padmaavat (India, D: Sanjay Lee Bhansali, site)
A warlord lays siege to a kingdom to possess its beautiful Queen.
City: Fairview    Yonge & Dundas
Suburbs: Eglinton Town Centre    Mississauga    Vaughan    Winston Churchill
  Phantom Thread (USA, D: Paul Thomas Anderson, site)
Dressmaker Daniel Day-Lewis finds a muse.
City: Canada Square    Varsity    Yonge & Dundas
  The Post (USA, D: Steven Spielberg, site)
The Washington Post races to expose a government cover-up.
City: Empress Walk    Market Square    Varsity    Yonge & Dundas    Yonge & Eglinton
Suburbs: Queensway    Richmond Hill    Winston Churchill
  Selfie (Russia, D: Nikolay Khomeriki, site)
A popular tv personality is replaced with a double.
Suburbs: Richmond Hill
  The Shape Of Water (USA, D: Guillermo del Toro, site)
A cleaning woman develops a relationship with a creature being held by the government.
City: Canada Square    Empress Walk    Humber    Market Square    Varsity    Yonge & Dundas
Suburbs: Beach    Elgin Mills    Morningside    Queensway    Richmond Hill    Winston Churchill
  The Square (Sweden, D: Ruben Ostlund, site)
A museum curator suffers personal and professional indignities as he prepares to mount a new exhibition. From the director of Force Majeure.
City: Kingsway (one show Sat,Mon,Wed)
  Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (UK/USA, D: Martin McDonagh, site)
Frances McDormand attempts to shame the local police into solving her dsughter's murder. From the director of In Bruges and Seven Psychopaths.
City: Canada Square    Market Square    Scotiabank    Varsity
Suburbs: Eglinton Town Centre    Orion Gate    Queensway    Winston Churchill
  The Vatican Deception (Canada, D: Paul Stark, site)
A crisis in the Catholic Church is revealed; attempts to suppress its existence are tied to prophecy.
City: Carlton    Kingsway (one show Sat,Mon,Wed)
  Victoria And Abdul (UK/USA, D: Stephen Frears, site)
Judi Dench's Queen Victoria befriends an Indian clerk.
City: Kingsway (one show Tue-Thu)
  Wonder (USA, D: Stephen Chbosky, site)
A boy with facial abnormalities attends public school for the first time.
City: Carlton (Mon-Thu)

Compiled by Don Marks (contact)

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