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Opening
From
Oct 12
All About Nina (USA, D: Eva Vives, site)
A rising star in stand-up comedy hopes a move to Los Angeles will turn around her messy love life.
City: Carlton
 
American Chaos (USA, D: James D. Stern, site)
Stern travels Red State America to understand Trump's rise to power.
City: Carlton
 
  Aravinda Sametha Veera Raghava (India, D: Trivikram Srinivas, site)
The heir to power walks away from violence to find himself.
Suburbs: York
 
  Bigger (USA, D: George Gallo, site)
The Weider brothers overcome anti-Semitism and poverty to found a bodybuilding empire.
City: Yonge & Dundas
 
  First Man (USA, D: Damien Chazelle, site)
Neil Armstrong walks on the moon.
City: Don Mills VIP    Empress Walk (IMAX)    Fairview    Humber    Market Square    Scotiabank (+IMAX)    Varsity    Yonge & Dundas    Yonge & Eglinton    Yorkdale
Suburbs: Beach    Eglinton Town Centre (IMAX)    Elgin Mills    Markham (IMAX)    Mississauga (IMAX)    Morningside    Promenade    Queensway    Richmond Hill    Scarborough    Vaughan    Winston Churchill (IMAX)    Woodbine
 
  Free Solo (USA, D: Jimmy Chin & Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, site)
Rock climber Alex Honnold scales Yosemite's El Capitan Wall.
City: Scotiabank    Varsity
 
  The Hate U Give (USA, D: George Tillman Jr., site)
A high school student must bridge the divide between the poor Black neighbourhood she lives in and the affluent White community she goes to school with.
City: Yonge & Dundas
 
  Helicopter Eela (India, D: Pradeep Sarkar, site)
A mother follows her son to college.
Suburbs: Albion    Winston Churchill    Woodside    York
 
  Kayamkulam Kochunni (India, D: Roshan Andrews, site)
The Robin Hood of India fights corruption in the 19th century.
Suburbs: Albion    Woodside    York
 
  The Kindergarten Teacher (USA, D: Sara Colangelo, site)
Teacher Maggie Gyllenhaal sees untapped promise in a new student. A remake of Nadav Lapi's Israeli film.
City: Lightbox
 
  Knuckleball (Canada, D: Michael Peterson, site)
A 12-year-old becomes the target for home invaders on an isolated farm.
City: Carlton
 
  Lost, Found (China, D: Lu Yue, site)
A career woman discovers that the nanny has run off with her child.
City: Yonge & Dundas
 
  Restoring Tomorrow (USA, D: Aaron Wolf, site)
Los Angeles' Jewish community rallies behind restoring a temple in disrepair.
City: Canada Square
 
  Son Of Manjeet Singh (India, D: Vikram Grover, site)
Familial love bridges the generation gap.
Suburbs: Eglinton Town Centre    Mississauga
 
  Studio 54 (USA, D: Matt Tyrnauer, site)
Separate myth from fact and get the true story behind New York's legendary night club.
City: Hot Docs
 
   
From
Oct 13
Immaculate Memories: The Uncluttered Worlds Of Christopher Pratt (Canada, D: Kenneth J. Harvey, site)
Newfoundland landscape/roadscape artist Pratt talks about life and making art.
City: Hot Docs (Sat-Mon only)
 
 
Closing
Until
Oct 11
At First Light (Canada, D: Jason Stone, site)
Strange lights bring supernatural powers to a high school girl.
City: Carlton
 
Eighth Grade (USA, D: Bo Burnham, site)
A teen suffers through the final week of her pre-high school years.
City: Lightbox    Regent (one show Fri-Mon,Wed,Thu)
 
  Fahrenheit 11/9 (USA, D: Michael Moore, site)
Political documentarian Moore tackles Trumpian America and the ongoing water crisis in Flint.
City: Canada Square    Scotiabank    Varsity
Suburbs: Queensway    Winston Churchill
 
  Fengshui (South Korea, D: Park Hee-kon, site)
The proper choice of gravesites ensures royal prosperity.
City: Canada Square
 
  The Great Battle (South Korea, D: Kim Kwang-shik, site)
Troops defend a fortress against half a million invading warriors.
City: Empress Walk
 
  My Hero Academia: Two Heroes (Japan, D: Kenji Nagasaki, site)
Heroes encounter villains when they're invited to an exhibition in a floating city.
City: Yonge & Dundas
Suburbs: Eglinton Town Centre    Winston Churchill
 
  93Queen (USA, D: Paula Eiselt, site)
Female Hasidic Jews create an all-female EMT crew against the opposition of their male-dominated community.
City: Hot Docs
 
  Parahuna (India, D: Mohit Banwait & Amrit Raj Chadha, site)
A young man becomes obsessed with a girl who resembles an iconic 1980's actress.
Suburbs: Eglinton Town Centre    Mississauga
 
  Qismat (India, D: Jagdeep Sidhu, site)
A man falls in love with a different woman than the one he is arranged to marry.
Suburbs: Eglinton Town Centre    Mississauga    Winston Churchill
 
   
Continuing
From
Oct 12
Afsar (India, D: Gulshan Singh, site)
A promising romance runs afoul of parental demands.
Suburbs: Albion    Eglinton Town Centre    Mississauga
 
Andhadhun (India, D: Sriram Raghavan, site)
A blind pianist makes beautiful music thanks to the daughter of his employer.
Suburbs: Winston Churchill
 
  Anthropocene: The Human Epoch (Canada, D: Jennifer Baichwal, Nicholas de Pencier & Edward Burtynsky, site)
Human need to dominate the Earth creates environmental change on a massive scale. From the directors of Manufactured Landscapes and Watermark.
City: Lightbox
 
  Becoming Burlesque (Canada, D: Jackie English, site)
A Muslim girl becomes fasciated by the world of burlesque.
City: Carlton
 
  BlacKkKlansman (USA, D: Spike Lee, site)
A black police officer improbably infiltrates the local chapter of the Ku Klux Klan.
City: Canada Square    Kingsway
 
  The Bookshop (UK/Spain/Germany, D: Isabel Coixet, site)
Emily Mortimer finds both opposition and quiet support when she opens a book store in a conservative small town.
City: Regent (Fri-Sun,Tue-Thu)
 
  The Cakemaker (Israel/Germany, D: Ofir Raul Graizer, site)
A German baker travels to Israel to discover his deceased lover's other life.
City: Lightbox
 
  Chekka Chivantha Vaanam (India, D: Mani Ratnam, site)
Sons of a notorious crime boss clash over succession.
Suburbs: Woodside    York
 
  The Children Act (UK, D: Richard Eyre, site)
A judge weighs a case involving a teen's refusal of medical assistance due to religious beliefs.
City: Canada Square
 
  Colette (UK/USA, D: Wash Westmoreland, site)
Rural girl Keira Knightley finds unexpected literary success ghostwriting for her Parisian husband.
City: Empress Walk    Varsity
Suburbs: Queensway    Richmond Hill    Winston Churchill
 
  Cry Me A Sad River (China, D: Luo Luo, site)
Childhood friends give in to their romantic feelings.
Suburbs: Markham
 
  Exes Baggage (Philippines, D: Dan Villegas, site)
A broken-up couple look back on their romance.
City: Canada Square
Suburbs: Scarborough    Winston Churchill
 
  Fat Buddies (China, D: Bao Bei-Er, site)
Heavy-set bumbling cops take on drug traffickers.
City: Yonge & Dundas
Suburbs: Scarborough
 
  Golden Job (Hong Kong, D: Chin Kar Lok, site)
An attempted heist of medicine to supply a refugee camp turns up something valuable and dangerous.
Suburbs: Markham
 
  Hello, Mrs. Money (China, D: Wu Yuhan, site)
A poor boy involves his rich aunt in impressing a snobbish girl.
City: Yonge & Dundas
Suburbs: Markham
 
  Itzhak (USA/Israel, D: Alison Chernick, site)
Musician Itzhak Perlman talks about family history and mastery of the violin.
City: Mt. Pleasant (one show Sun only)
 
  Juliet, Naked (USA, D: Jesse Peretz, site)
Rose Byrne begins a relationship with the object of her boyfriend's musical affections. Adapted from the Nick Hornby novel.
City: Carlton
 
  Let The Corpses Tan (Belgium/France, D: Helene Cattet & Bruno Forzani, site)
Thieves and cops converge at an artist's remote island retreat. A distillation of crime and action cinema tropes filtered through Leone-esque grandiosity.
City: Lightbox
 
  Life Itself (USA, D: Dan Fogelman, site)
A young couple experiences romance, marriage and birth.
City: Kingsway
 
  The Little Stranger (Ireland/UK, D: Lenny Abrahamson, site)
A country doctor finds resonances with his own family history when he takes on new patients at a crumbling, haunted manor.
City: Kingsway (one show Fri,Sun,Tue,Thu)
 
  Loveyatri (India, D: Abhiraj Minawala, site)
A teacher falls for a visiting NRI woman.
Suburbs: Albion    Eglinton Town Centre    York
 
  Mandy (USA/Belgium, D: Panos Cosmatos, site)
Nicholas Cage wreaks bloody vengeance on the creatures who have destroyed his life.
City: Yonge & Dundas (one show Sun,Mon,Thu)
 
  Matangi/Maya/M.I.A. (UK/USA, D: Steve Loveridge, site)
Get up close and personal with refugee-turned-pop-star M.I.A.
City: Carlton
 
  My Generation (UK, D: David Batty, site)
Working class England stokes the country's 'swinging sixties' pop cultural revolution. Narrated by Michael Caine.
City: Regent (one show Fri-Sun,Tue-Thu)
 
  1945 (Hungary, D: Ferenc Torok, site)
A village is thrown into turmoil when imprisoned Jews return following the end of WWII.
City: Mt. Pleasant (one show Sat,Sun,Wed)
 
  96 (India, D: C. Prem Kumar, site)
A mute girl tries to change a rogue for the better.
Suburbs: Woodside    York
 
  The Old Man & The Gun (USA, D: David Lowery, site)
An aging bank robber escapes from prison to renew his life of crime. With Robert Redford.
City: Empress Walk    Scotiabank    Varsity
Suburbs: Winston Churchill
 
  Private Life (USA, D: Tamara Jenkins, site)
A middle-aged couple investigate other possibilities for having a family as they struggle with infertility.
City: Lightbox
 
  Project Gutenberg (China/Hong Kong, D: Felix Chong, site)
An artist faces legal pressure to reveal the identity of the counterfeiter he has worked for. With Chow Yun-Fat and Aaron Kwok.
City: Yonge & Dundas
Suburbs: Markham    Scarborough
 
  The Sisters Brothers (France/Spain/USA, D: Jacques Audiard, site)
Western-era hitmen John C. Reilly and Joaquin Phoenix are hired to off a thieving prospector.
City: Canada Square    Scotiabank
Suburbs: Eglinton Town Centre    Queensway    Richmond Hill    Vaughan    Winston Churchill
 
  Sorry To Bother You (USA, D: Boots Riley, site)
A telemarketer hits upon the winning formula to success.
City: Carlton
 
  A Star Is Born (USA, D: Bradley Cooper, site)
A veteran musician watches a young talent's star rise as his own begins to fall. With Lady Gaga.
City: Don Mills VIP    Empress Walk    Fairview    Humber    Market Square    Scotiabank    Varsity    Yonge & Dundas    Yonge & Eglinton    Yorkdale
Suburbs: Beach    Eglinton Town Centre    Elgin Mills    Markham    Mississauga    Morningside    Promenade    Queensway    Richmond Hill    Scarborough    Vaughan    Winston Churchill    Woodbine
 
  Sui Dhaaga - Made In India (India, D: Sharat Katariya, site)
An artistan's toils in obscurity are eventually rewarded with international fame.
Suburbs: Eglinton Town Centre    Winston Churchill    York
 
  Three Identical Strangers (UK, D: Tim Wardle, site)
Triplets adopted separately discover their unexpected backstory when they find each other later in life.
City: Carlton    Mt. Pleasant (Fri-Sun,Tue,Thu)
 
  White Boy Rick (USA, D: Yann Demange, site)
A teen turns informant for the FBI. With Matthew McConaughey.
City: Carlton    Kingsway
 
  The Wife (UK/Sweden/USA, D: Bjorn Runge, site)
Glenn Close begins to question her role playing the good wife to acclaimed novelist Jonathan Pryce.
City: Empress Walk    Varsity
 
  Won't You Be My Neighbor? (USA, D: Morgan Neville, site)
Children's television legend Fred Rogers is profiled.
City: Kingsway (one show Sat,Mon,Wed)
 
   

Compiled by Don Marks (contact)

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