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Aug 16
After The Wedding (USA, D: Bart Freundlich, site)
An American living in India returns to New York to seek funds for the orphanage she runs in Kolkata. With Michelle Williams and Julianne Moore.
City: Varsity
Ambili (India, D: Johnpaul George, site)
A child-like man yearns for love.
Suburbs: York
  Awake (USA, D: Aleksandr Chernyaev, site)
An amnesiac is wanted for murder. With Jonathan Rhys Meyers.
City: Carlton
  Batla House (India, D: Nikkhil Advani, site)
Hindi action docudrama.
City: Yonge & Dundas
Suburbs: Albion    Winston Churchill    Woodside    York
  Blinded By The Light (UK, D: Gurinder Chadha, site)
A Brit teen of Pakistani descent finds meaning in the music of Bruce Springsteen.
City: Don Mills VIP    Fairview    Market Square    Scotiabank    Varsity    Yonge & Dundas    Yonge & Eglinton    Yorkdale
Suburbs: Eglinton Town Centre    Elgin Mills    Markham    Mississauga    Morningside    Promenade    Queensway    Richmond Hill    Scarborough    Vaughan    Winston Churchill
  Cold Case Hammarskjold (Denmark/Norway/Sweden/Belgium, D: Mads Brugger, site)
An investigation into the 1961 death of the UN's Dag Hammarskjold turns up both dead ends and shocking secrets.
City: Lightbox
  Comali (India, D: Pradeep Ranganathan, site)
A man adjusts to the modern world after waking from a coma.
Suburbs: Woodside    York
  The Divine Fury (South Korea, D: Kim Joo-hwan, site)
A lapsed Christian turned fighter finds himself the target of supernatural forces.
City: Empress Walk
  Evaru (India, D: Venkat Ramji, site)
A seemingly open-and-shut case of self-defense takes unexpected turns during its investigation.
Suburbs: York
  Kingdom (Japan, D: Shinsuke Sato, site)
An orphan becomes the general that will unite China.
City: Yonge & Dundas
Suburbs: Eglinton Town Centre    Markham    Winston Churchill
  Holiday Heist (USA, D: Roger M. Bobb, site)
Crooks plan to steal jewels from a struggling, family-run business during the Christmas season.
City: Carlton
  Line Walker 2: Invisible Spy (China, D: Jazz Boon, site)
Police suspect their own of being double agents.
City: Yonge & Dundas
Suburbs: Markham
  Mine 9 (USA, D: Eddie Mensore, site)
An explosion traps miners underground with limited oxygen.
City: Carlton
  Mission Mangal (India, D: Jagan Shakti, site)
India's space program launches a mission to Mars.
City: Yonge & Dundas
Suburbs: Albion    Eglinton Town Centre    Mississauga    Vaughan    Winston Churchill    Woodside    York
  The Narcissist (Canada, D: Max McGuire, site)
A single mother begins to suspect her new romantic partner is too good to be true.
City: Carlton
  Spice It Up (Canada, D: Lev Lewis, Yonah Lewis & Calvin Thomas, site)
A shy film student deals with indifference and dismissiveness in trying to complete her thesis project.
City: Lightbox
  Survival Box (Canada, D: William Scoular, site)
Partiers find themselves locked in a fallout shelter.
City: Carlton
  Where'd You Go, Bernadette? (USA, D: Richard Linklater, site)
A Mom puts her family to the side to reconnect with her creativity.
City: Canada Square    Scotiabank    Varsity
Suburbs: Eglinton Town Centre    Queensway    Richmond Hill    Winston Churchill
Aug 16
Push (Sweden, D: Fredrik Garten, site)
Housing is commodified for profit at the expense of affordability.
City: Mt. Pleasant (one show Fri,Sat,Thu)
Aug 14
The Souvenir (UK/USA, D: Joanna Hogg, site)
A young woman studying film in early 1980's Britain undertakes a passionate but potentially damaging relationship with an untrustworthy man.
City: Regent (one show Fri,Sat,Wed)
Aug 15
Deception (USA, D: ?)
A headmaster's summer affair turns out to be a transfer student with his mind set on revenge.
City: Carlton
Free Trip To Egypt (Switzerland/Egypt/USA, D: Ingrid Serban, site)
Americans feeling threatened by Islam are offered a free trip to Egypt to counter their misperceptions.
City: Carlton
  Jabariya Jodi (India, D: Prashant Singh, site)
A crook earns a living kidnapping grooms.
Suburbs: York
  Light Of My Life (USA, D: Casey Affleck, site)
A man attempts to protect his daughter after most the of planet's women have been killed by plague.
City: Carlton
  Museo (Mexico, D: Alonso Ruizpalacios, site)
Rank amateurs successfully steal priceless artifacts from a Mexico City museum. With Gael Garcia Bernal.
City: Lightbox
  Parey Hut Love (Pakistan, D: Asim Raza, site)
Pakistani romantic comedy.
Suburbs: Albion    Eglinton Town Centre    Woodside    York
  Singham (India, D: Navaniat Singh, site)
Punjabi action.
Suburbs: Eglinton Town Centre    Mississauga    Vaughan
  Superstar (Pakistan, D: Mohammed Ehteshamuddin, site)
An actress deals with the complications of romance and stardom.
Suburbs: Albion    Eglinton Town Centre    Woodside    York
  Unplanned (USA, D: Chuck Konzelman & Cary Solomon)
Anti-abortion religious propaganda.
City: Kingsway (one show daily)
  The White Storm 2: Drug Lords (Hong Kong/China, D: Herman Yau, site)
Drug dealer Louis Koo's expanding business attracts the attention of drug-hating philanthropist Andy Lau.
Suburbs: Markham
  Wild Rose (UK, D: Tom Harper, site)
A troubled lass from Glasgow yearns to become a country music star.
City: Regent (one show Fri-Sun,Tue,Thu)
Aug 16
Bodies At Rest (China/Hong Kong, D: Renny Harlin, site)
A morgue is invaded by crooks demanding access to one of the stiffs.
Suburbs: Markham
The Bravest (China, D: Tony Chan, site)
The explosion of an oil pipeline gives Chinese firefighters a tough challenge.
City: Yonge & Dundas
Suburbs: Markham    Richmond Hill    Scarborough    Winston Churchill
  Bring The Soul: The Movie (South Korea, D: Park Jun-Soo, site)
BTS tours.
City: Yonge & Dundas (Fri,Sat only)
Suburbs: Eglinton Town Centre (Fri,Sat only)    Winston Churchill (Fri,Sat only)
  Chal Mera Putt (India/Pakistan/UK, D: Janjot Singh, site)
Punjabis travel abroad to make a living.
Suburbs: Eglinton Town Centre    Vaughan
  David Crosby: Remember My Name (USA, D: A.J. Eaton, site)
Musician David Crosby lives a life defined by passion, excess and creativity.
City: Hot Docs (one show Mon-Thu)
  The Dead Don't Die (USA/Sweden, D: Jim Jarmusch, site)
Zombies, Jarmusch-style. Featuring Bill Murray, Adam Driver, Tom Waits, Chloe Sevigny, Steve Buscemi, Danny Glover, RZA and more!
City: Kingsway (one show Sat,Mon,Wed)
  Echo In The Canyon (USA, D: Andrew Slater, site)
Los Angeles' Laurel Canyon community - The Beach Boys, The Byrds, Buffalo Springfield -- soundtracks the 1960's.
City: Mt. Pleasant (one show Fri-Sun,Wed)
  Exit (South Korea, D: Lee Sang Geun, site)
A one-time rock climber puts his skills to use in saving himself and his beloved from a toxic gas cloud.
City: Empress Walk
  The Farewell (USA, D: Lulu Wang, site)
A Chinese family keeps the impending death of their matriarch a secret as they gather to visit with her in her final days. With Awkwafina.
City: Empress Walk    Kingsway (one show daily)    Varsity    Yonge & Dundas
Suburbs: Richmond Hill
  Gordon Lightfoot: If You Could Read My Mind (Canada, D: Martha Kehoe & Joan Tosoni, site)
Canadian musical legend Gordon Lightfoot's storied career takes him from small town Ontario to the coffeehouse folk scene to arena-scale tours.
City: Mt. Pleasant (one show Sun,Tue)
  The Grizzlies (Canada, D: Miranda de Pencier, site)
Inuit teens living in a depressed town take up lacrosse.
City: Mt. Pleasant (one show Sat,Sun)
  Hello, Love, Goodbye (Philippines, D: Cathy Garcia-Molina, site)
Filipinos working abroad in Hong Kong connect, but have different plans for their lives.
City: Canada Square
Suburbs: Mississauga    Scarborough    Vaughan
  Honeyland (Macedonia, D: Tamara Kotevska & Ljubomir Stefanov, site)
A female Macedonian beekeeper contends with the threat of intruders stealing her livelihood.
City: Lightbox
  The Last Black Man In San Francisco (USA, D: Joe Talbot, site)
A Black man lays claim to an old house built by his grandfather.
City: Lightbox
  Late Night (USA, D: Nisha Ganatra, site)
Late-night talk show host Emma Thompson hires a new writer (Mindy Kaling) to breathe new life into her fading show.
City: Regent (one show Sat,Sun,Tue)
  Luce (USA, D: Julius Onah, site)
A family come to terms with troubling news about their adopted son.
City: Varsity
  Marianne & Leonard: Words Of Love (USA, D: Nick Broomfield, site)
Singer/poet Leonard Cohen finds inspiration in Marianne Ihlen while living in an artist community on the Greek island of Hydra.
City: Regent (one show Fri-Sun,Tue-Thu)
  Midsommar (USA, D: Ari Aster, site)
A relationship teetering on collapse enters the crucible of a pagan Swedish summer festival. From the director of Hereditary.
City: Carlton    Scotiabank
  Mike Wallace Is Here (USA, D: Avi Belkin, site)
Wallace asks the hard questions as one of the original correspondents on television's 60 Minutes.
City: Hot Docs (Fri,Mon-Thu)
  Nerkonda Paarvai (India, D: H. Vinoth, site)
Tamil-language legal drama.
Suburbs: Woodside    York
  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: Don Mills VIP    Empress Walk    Fairview    Market Square    Scotiabank    Varsity (+70mm)    Yonge & Dundas    Yonge & Eglinton    Yorkdale
Suburbs: Beach    Eglinton Town Centre    Markham    Mississauga    Promenade    Queensway    Richmond Hill    Scarborough    Vaughan    Winston Churchill
  One Child Nation (USA, D: Wang Nanfu & Zhang Jialing, site)
China's population ccontrol policy begets human rights abuses at the hands of the government.
City: Lightbox
  Pavarotti (UK/USA, D: Ron Howard, site)
The legendary opera singer is profiled.
City: Hot Docs    Regent (one show Fri-Sun,Tue-Thu)
  Superpower Dogs (USA, D: Daniel Ferguson, site)
Brave dogs save lives. Narrated by Chris Evans.
City: Cinesphere (Sat,Sun)
  Tel Aviv On Fire (Israel/Luxembourg/Belgium/France, D: Sameh Zoabi, site)
A Palestinian soap opera star is caught between Arab money men and an Israeli border guard with aspirations of screenwriting.
City: Canada Square
  Thanneer Mathan Dinangal (India, D: Girish A.D., site)
Malayalam-language romantic comedy.
Suburbs: York
  Yesterday (UK, D: Danny Boyle, site)
A struggling musician takes the opportunity of finding himself in a suddenly Beatles-less world to claim their classic songs as his own.
City: Canada Square    Kingsway    Scotiabank    Varsity

Compiled by Don Marks (contact)

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