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Jan 24
And The Birds Rained Down (Canada, D: Louise Archambault, site)
A trio of woodland hermits cross paths with a pair of women after wildfires throw their lives into chaos.
City: Yonge & Eglinton
Color Out Of Space (Portugal/USA/Malaysia, D: Richard Stanley, site)
Alpaca-raising Nicolas Cage and family contend with a mutating force from beyond the stars. Adapted from the Lovecraft story by the director of Hardware. Selected for TIFF Midnight Madness 2019.
City: Carlton
  Disco Raja (India, D: Vi Anand, site)
A scientist is prohibited from furthering his medical research.
Suburbs: York
  Dosed (Canada/Gabon/Netherlands/USA/UK, D: Tyler Chsndler, site)
A woman suffering from mental illness turns away from pharmaceuticals towards natural psychedelics.
City: Carlton
  Jinde Meriye (India, D: Pankaj Batrs, site)
A young woman is caught between an arranged marriage and a suitor not approved by her parents.
City: Eglinton Town Centre
  The Last Full Measure (USA, D: Todd Robinson, site)
A push to award a long overdue posthumous medal runs into the wall of army politics. With Sebastian Stan, Samuel L Jackson, Peter Fonds, Ed Harris, Christopher Plummer and Diane Ladd.
City: Scotiabank
Suburbs: Queensway    Richmond Hill    Vaughan    Winston Churchill
  Panga (India, D: Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari, site)
A wife and mother returns to the sport of kabaddi.
City: Yonge & Dundas
Suburbs: Eglinton Town Centre    Vaughan    Winston Churchill    York
  Psycho (India, D: Myshkin, site)
A blind man crosses paths with a serial killer.
Suburbs: Woodside    York
  Shylock (India, D: Ajai Vasudev, site)
A good heart crosses paths with a heartless money-lender.
Suburbs: Woodside    York
  Street Dancer (India, D: Remo D'Souza, site)
Rival Indian and Pakistani street dance troupes come together at an international competition.
City: Yonge & Dundas
Suburbs: Albion    Eglinton Town Centre    Mississauga    Vaughan    Winston Churchill    Woodside    York
  Vaxxed II: The People's Truth (USA, D: Brian Burrowes, site)
More anti-vaccination idiocy.
City: Kingsway (one show nightly)
Jan 23
Honey Boy (USA, D: Alma Har'el, site)
Rehab prompts an actor to look back on his younger years living with his unpredictable father. Written by Shia LaBeouf and based on his own experiences.
City: Carlton
Queen & Slim (USA/Canada, D: Melina Matsoukas, site)
A Black couple's interaction with a traffic officer leads to an explosion of violence and flight from the aftermath.
City: Carlton
Jan 24
Adoring (China, D: Larry Yang, site)
Pets prove to be a catalyst for romance.
Suburbs: Markham
Anjaam Pathiraa (India, D: Midhun Manuel Thomas, site)
Police hunt a cop-killing serial murderer.
Suburbs: York
  A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood (USA, D: Marielle Heller, site)
A jaded journalist learns to embrace kindness after being assigned a story on TV's Mr. Rogers.
City: Carlton    Kingsway (one show Sat-Thu)    Yonge & Dundas
Suburbs: Winston Churchill
  Bombshell (USA, D: Jay Roach, site)
Blondes fight back against Fox News' toxic work environment.
City: Canada Square    Scotiabank    Varsity
Suburbs: Queensway
  Chhapaak (India, D: Meghna Gulzar, site)
A woman endures the aftermath of an acid attack.
Suburbs: Eglinton Town Centre
  Clemency (USA, D: Chinonye Chukwu, site)
A prison warden suffers the emotional impact of the executions occurring under her watch.
City: Lightbox
  Cunningham (Germany/France/USA, D: Alia Kovgan, site)
The last generation of Merce Cunningham's dancers perform striking works from the choreographer's oeuvre. In 3D.
City: Lightbox
  Darbar (India, D: A.R. Murugadoss, site)
A flamboyant cop hunts a dangerous gangster.
Suburbs: Albion    Woodside    York
  Dark Waters (USA, D: Todd Haynes, site)
A corporate defense lawyer is enlisted to make chemical corporation Dupont pay for their environmental crimes.
City: Kingsway (one show Fri,Tue)
  Fantastic Fungi (USA, D: Louie Schwartzberg, site)
The lowly mushroom may hold answers to humanity's medical and environmental problems.
City: Hot Docs (one show Mon,Tue)
  Ford v. Ferrari (USA, D: James Mangold, site)
Car manufacturer Ford turns to designer Matt Damon and volatile driver Christian Bale to give their brand some pizazz by beating Ferrari at Le Mans.
City: Canada Square    Scotiabank
Suburbs: Queensway
  Golda (Israel/Germany, D: Sagi Bornstein, Udi Nir & Shani Rozanes, site)
The story of the pioneering female prime minister of Israel is told.
City: Hot Docs (matinees Sat,Sun,Tue)    Mt. Pleasant (one show Sun,Wed)
  The Good Liar (USA, D: Bill Condon, site)
The table turns when Ian McKellan attempts to swindle Helen Mirren.
City: Kingsway (one show Fri,Tue)
  Good Newwz (India, D: Rah Mehta, site)
In vitro fertilization produces comedy due to an unexpected sperm switch.
Suburbs: Mississauga    Vaughan
  Harriet (USA, D: Kasi Lemmons, site)
Harriet Tubman escapes slavery and works to free others from the same fate.
City: Kingsway (one show Sat,Mon,Wed)
  The Invisible Life Of Euridice Gusmao (Brazil/Germany, D: Karim Ainouz, site)
Sisters grow into adulthood in bustling Rio as each believes the other to be across the ocean in Europe.
City: Kingsway (one show Wed only)    Mt. Pleasant (one show Sat only)
  Ip Man 4: The Finale (Hong Kong/China, D: Wilson Yip, site)
Donnie Yen's titular martial arts master travels to the United States to ease tensions between Bruce Lee and the kung fu community.
Suburbs: Markham    Mississauga
  The Irishman (USA, D: Martin Scorsese, site)
WWII vet Frank Sheeran becomes an integral figure in the history of 20th century organized crime.
City: Kingsway (one show daily)    Lightbox (Sat,Sun,Wed)    Regent (Tue,Thu matinee only)
  Jojo Rabbit (New Zealand, D: Taika Waititi, site)
A young Nazi consults his imaginary friend Hitler about the Jewish girl hiding in his home. Winner of the People's Choice Award at TIFF 2019.
City: Canada Square    Empress Walk    Kingsway    Scotiabank    Varsity
  Just Mercy (USA, D: Destin Daniel Cretton, site)
Michael B. Jordan fights to clear the name of a wrongly convicted man awaiting execution.
City: Canada Square    Empress Walk    Market Square    Varsity    Yonge & Dundas
Suburbs: Eglinton Town Centre    Elgin Mills    Morningside    Queensway    Richmond Hill    Scarborough    Vaughan    Winston Churchill    Woodbine
  Knives Out (USA, D: Rian Johsnon, site)
The unexpected death of a crime novelist brings suspicion on all and sundry in Johnson's riff on the Agatha Christie-style mystery thriller.
City: Canada Square    Don Mills VIP    Empress Walk    Scotiabank    Varsity    Yonge & Dundas    Yorkdale
Suburbs: Beach    Mississauga    Morningside    Queensway    Richmond Hill    Scarborough    Winston Churchill
  The Lighthouse (USA, D: Robert Eggers, site)
Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe keep watch at a remote lighthouse.
City: Carlton
  Little Women (USA, D: Greta Gerwig, site)
Louisa May Alcott's beloved novel is adapted for a new generation by Ladybird director Gerwig. Starring Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh and Timothee Chalamet.
City: Empress Walk    Fairview    Market Square    Scotiabank    Varsity    Yonge & Eglinton
Suburbs: Eglinton Town Centre    Elgin Mills    Morningside    Queensway    Richmond Hill    Vaughan    Winston Churchill
  Marriage Story (USA, D: Noah Baumbach, site)
Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson navigate the end of their marriage and the beginning of divorce proceedings.
City: Kingsway (one show Sat,Mon,Wed)
  Miracle In Cell #7 (Philippines, D: Nuel C. Naval, site)
The grown daughter of a mentally disabled man incarcerated for sexual assault fights to clear her father's name. Remake of the South Korean film of the same title.
City: Canada Square
Suburbs: Scarborough
  Les Miserables (France, D: Ladj Ly, site)
Tensions rise between cops and the downtrodden residents of the Parisian banlieues.
City: Canada Square    Lightbox
  1917 (UK/USA, D: Sam Mendes, site)
The fortunes of over a thousand men depend on the success of a mission to deliver a message into enemy territory.
City: Don Mills VIP    Empress Walk    Fairview    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
  Nomad: In The Footsteps Of Bruce Chatwin (UK, D: Werner Herzog, site)
Herzog visits the favourite, and far-flung, places beloved of late travel writer Bruce Chatwin.
City: Mt. Pleasant (one show Fri-Sun)
  Once Upon A Time In Hollywood (USA, D: Quentin Tarantino, site)
A downard-trending actor and his stunt double experience the cultural upheaval of 1969 Hollywood.
City: Kingsway (35mm) (one show Sat,Mon,Wed)
  Pain And Glory (Spain, D: Pedro Almodovar, site)
A film director looks back on his life, his relationships and his art.
City: Carlton    Regent (one show Fri-Sun,Tue)
  Parasite (South Korea, D: Bong Joon-ho, site)
A poor, unambitious family's fortunes become dependent on a family of wealthy benefactors.
City: Canada Square    Empress Walk    Scotiabank    Varsity    Yonge & Dundas
Suburbs: Eglinton Town Centre    Richmond Hill    Winston Churchill
  Pattas (India, D: R.S. Durai Senthikumar, site)
A slum thief enters a kickboxing tournament.
Suburbs: Woodside    York
  Richard Jewell (USA, D: Clint Eastwood, site)
A security guard is mistakenly pegged as the prime suspect when he prevents a terrorist attack at the 1996 Olympics.
City: Kingsway (one show Sun,Thu)
  Sheep Without A Shepherd (China, D: Sam Quah, site)
A father pits his wits against the law when his daughter kills the police chief's son in self defense.
Suburbs: Markham
  63 Up (UK, D: Michael Apted, site)
Checking in on how our Britons have aged.
City: Hot Docs (Sat-Wed)    Regent (one show Fri-Sun,Wed,Thu)
  The Song Of Names (Canada/Hungary, D: Francois Girard, site)
A man scours Europe for the friend, a violin prodigy, who disappeared before he could perform his first solo concert.
City: Carlton
  Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior (India, D: Om Raut, site)
Opposing forces battle for control of Southern India.
Suburbs: Albion    Eglinton Town Centre    Vaughan    Winston Churchill    York
  The Two Popes (USA/UK/Italy/Argentina, D: Fernando Meirelles, site)
One's a hardline traditionalist unwilling to compromise, the other's a free-spirited iconoclast seeing the need the adapt. Can they hash out the future of Catholocism? With Jonathan Pryce and Anthony Hopkins.
City: Kingsway (one show Fri,Sun,Tue,Thu)
  Uncut Gems (USA, D: Benny & Josh Safdie, site)
NYC jeweler Adam Sandler plays a high stakes game with hot basketball players and a newly arrived jewel to keep ahead of his creditors.
City: Kingsway (one show nightly)    Lightbox    Paradise (Fri,Sun,Mon,Wed)    Regent (one show Fri-Sun,Tue,Thu)
  Weathering with You (Japan, D: Makoto Shinkai, site)
A high-school runaway meets a girl who can bring limited periods of sunshine to apocalyptically rainy Tokyo.
City: Yonge & Dundas
Suburbs: Eglinton Town Centre    Vaughan    Winston Churchill
  What She Said: The Art Of Pauline Kael (USA, D: Rob Garver, site)
The dinstinctive critical voice of Pauline Kael paves the way for the New Hollywood of the 1970s.
City: Mt. Pleasant (one show Fri-Sun,Tue,Thu)

Compiled by Don Marks (contact)

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