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Boutique Releases, Foreign Films, Arthouse Flicks and Auteurs Of Interest
Aug 10
BlacKkKlansman (USA, D: Spike Lee, site)
A black police officer improbably infiltrates the local chapter of the Ku Klux Klan.
City: Varsity    Yonge & Dundas    Yorkdale
Suburbs: Queensway    Scarborough    Vaughan    Winston Churchill
BuyBust (Philippines, D: Erik Matti, site)
An anti-drug police team is caught between the cartels and angry locals in a dangerous slum.
City: Canada Square
Suburbs: Scarborough    Winston Churchill
  Cielo (Canada/Chile, D: Alison McAlipine, site)
Astronomers and laypeople alike describe the wonder of the night skies of Chile's Atacama Desert.
City: Lightbox
  The Crescent (Canada, D: Seth A. Smith, site)
A widow retreats to the seaside with her son. Selected for TIFF Midnight Madness 2017.
City: Yonge & Dundas (Fri-Tue only)
  Dakuaan Da Munda (India, D: Mandeep Benipal, site)
The story of journalist Mintu Gurusaria is told.
Suburbs: Albion    Winston Churchill
  The Island (China, D: Bo Huang, site)
A meteorite strike strands an underachiever with his work colleagues during a team-building getaway.
City: Yonge & Dundas
Suburbs: Markham
  The Miseducation Of Cameron Post (USA, D: Desiree Akhavan, site)
A teen sent away for de-gaying conversion therapy finds cameraderie with her fellow 'inmates'.
City: Lightbox
Suburbs: Winston Churchill
  Puzzle (USA, D: Marc Turtletaub, site)
A bored suburban housewife discovers new horizons when she takes up jigsaw puzzles.
City: Varsity
  Srinivasa Kalyanam (India, D: Satish Vegesna, site)
The importance of marriage and family are touted.
Suburbs: York
  Vishwaroopam 2 (India, D: Kamal Hassan, site)
A government agent tries to prevent a terrorist attack on New York City.
Suburbs: Albion    Woodside    York
Aug 9
Angels Wear White (China, D: Vivian Qu, site)
A young hotel worker is afraid to speak up after witnessing an assault on a pair of schoolgirls.
City: Lightbox
Boundaries (Canada/USA, D: Shana Feste, site)
Pot-dealing Christopher Plummer's banishment from his nursing home prompts a cross-country driving drip with daughter Vera Farmiga.
City: Carlton
  Junga (India, D: Gokul, site)
A man resorts to kidnapping to regain his ancestral home.
Suburbs: Woodside    York
  Kadai Kutty Singam (India, D: Pandiraj, site)
Tamil-language dramedy.
Suburbs: Woodside    York
  Kusina Kings (Philippines, D: Victor Villanueva, site)
Best friends hold a cook-off.
City: Canada Square
Suburbs: Scarborough
  Let The Sunshine In (France, D: Claire Denis, site)
Divorcee Juliette Binoche finds the crop of available men wanting.
City: Regent (no show Tue)
  On Chesil Beach (UK, D: Dominic Cooke, site)
The changing mores of the early 1960's impact a newly married couple's wedding night.
City: Regent (no show Tue,Wed)
  Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster 3 (India, D: Tigmanshu Dhulia, site)
The saga of "deceit, conspiracy, greed and lust" continues.
Suburbs: Albion
  Scotty And The Secret History Of Hollywood (USA, D: Matt Tyrnauer, site)
Scotty Bowers procures sex for the stars of Golden-Age Hollywood.
City: Hot Docs
Aug 10
Along With The Gods: The Last 49 Days (South Korea, D: Kim Yong-hwa, site)
The fantasy epic concludes.
City: Empress Walk    Scotiabank
Suburbs: Richmond Hill
American Animals (USA, D: Bart Layton, site)
Young men heist rare books to feed their sense of exceptionalism.
City: Kingsway (one show Sun,Thu)
  Ashke (India, D: Amberdeep Singh, site)
An Indian immigrant to Canada finally gets a change to put his old dance skills to use.
Suburbs: Eglinton Town Centre    Mississauga
  Blindspotting (USA, D: Carlos Lopez Estrada, site)
A man witnesses the gentrification of his old neighbourhood as he tries to make it through the final days of probation without incident.
City: Yonge & Dundas
  Bye Bye Germany (Germany/Luxembourg/Belgium, D: Sam Garbarski, site)
A Holocaust survivor uses his charm to raise the money needed to emigrate to America.
City: Mt. Pleasant (one show Sat,Sun,Wed)
  Detective Dee: The Four Heavenly Kings (China/Hong Kong, D: Tsui Hark, site)
The good detective fends off accusations from the Empress while investigating a supernatural crime wave.
Suburbs: Markham
  Don't Worry He Won't Get Far On Foot (USA, D: Gus Van Sant, site)
Accident survivor John Callahan puts pen, paper and a twisted worldview together to create controversial cartoons. Starring Joaquin Phoenix.
City: Lightbox    Regent (one show Fri-Sun,Tue-Thu)
  Eighth Grade (USA, D: Bo Burnham, site)
A teen suffers through the final week of her pre-high school years.
City: Scotiabank    Varsity
Suburbs: Eglinton Town Centre    Queensway    Vaughan    Winston Churchill
  Fanney Khan (India, D: Atul Manjrekar, site)
A devoted father kidnaps a famous musician to school his daughter in how to become a star.
City: Yonge & Dundas
Suburbs: Winston Churchill    York
  First Reformed (USA, D: Paul Schrader, site)
A rural priest feels the weight of past and present. With Ethan Hawke and Amanda Seyfried.
City: Kingsway (one show Sat,Mon,Wed)
  Hereditary (USA, D: Ari Aster, site)
A family spirals into horrific chaos following the death their matriarch. A hit at Sundance and SxSW.
City: Yonge & Dundas
  Isle Of Dogs (USA/Germany, D: Wes Anderson, site)
A boy's search for his lost dog takes him to the quarantined island of abandoned canines. Animated.
City: Kingsway (one show Sat,Mon,Wed)
  Itzhak (USA/Israel, D: Alison Chernick, site)
Musician Itzhak Perlman talks about family history and mastery of the violin.
City: Mt. Pleasant (one show Sat,Sun,Thu)
  Karwaan (India, D: Akarsh Khurana, site)
Friends travel from Bangalore to Kochi.
City: Yonge & Dundas
Suburbs: Eglinton Town Centre    Winston Churchill    Woodside    York
  Leave No Trace (USA, D: Debra Granik, site)
A teen girl and her father live off the grid in a park forest.
City: Canada Square    Carlton    Lightbox
  McQueen (UK, D: Ian Bonhote & Peter Ettedgui, site)
A working class lad discovers a passion for fashion.
City: Empress Walk    Hot Docs
  Mulk (India, D: Anubhav Sinha, site)
Controversy besmirches a Muslim family.
Suburbs: York
  RBG (USA, D: Julie Cohen & Betsy West, site)
Ruth Bader Ginsberg's rise to the U.S. Supreme Court cements her status as a feminist cultural icon.
City: Mt. Pleasant (one show Fri-Sun,Tue,Wed)
  Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda (USA/Japan, D: Stephen Nomura Shchible, site)
The renowned Japanese musician evolves both sonically and politically in this intimate look at his life and work.
City: Lightbox
  Sanju (India, D: Rajkumar Hirani, site)
The life story of Indian actor Sanjay Dutt.
Suburbs: Winston Churchill
  Shock & Awe (USA, D: Rob Reiner, site)
Journalists investigate Bush's invasion of Iraq.
City: Canada Square    Carlton
  Sorry To Bother You (USA, D: Boots Riley, site)
A telemarketer hits upon the winning formula to success.
City: Varsity    Yonge & Dundas    Regent (one show Fri-Sun,Tue-Thu)
Suburbs: Eglinton Town Centre
  The Third Murder (Japan, D: Hirokazu Koreeda, site)
Koreeda shifts sideways from his usual family dramas to investigate the legal system's relationship to justice and truth via the case of a businessman who was killed by a former employee.
City: Mt. Pleasant (one show Fri only)
  Three Identical Strangers (UK, D: Tim Wardle, site)
Triplets adopted separately discover their unexpected backstory when they find each other later in life.
City: Canada Square    Empress Walk    Varsity    Yonge & Dundas
  Under The Tree (Iceland, D: Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurdsson, site)
The shadow of a tree sets off a neighbourly feud.
City: Regent (one show Sat,Sun only)
  Whitney (UK/USA, D: Kevin Macdonald, site)
Pop icon Whitney Houston gets the bio-doc treatment.
City: Carlton    Yonge & Dundas
Suburbs: Eglinton Town Centre
  Won't You Be My Neighbor? (USA, D: Morgan Neville, site)
Children's television legend Fred Rogers is profiled.
City: Carlton    Hot Docs    Kingsway (one show daily)

Compiled by Don Marks (contact)

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