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Jun 11
Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese (USA, D: Martin Scorsese, site)
Bob Dylan tours the troubled land of America circa 1975.
City: Lightbox
Jun 14
Casablanca (Egypt, D: Peter Mimi, site)
Modern-day pirates take on the Mob for the spoils of a diamond heist.
Suburbs: Woodbine
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: Scotiabank    Varsity    Yonge & Eglinton
Suburbs: Eglinton Town Centre    Queensway    Richmond Hill    Vaughan    Winston Churchill
  Game Over (India/Turkey, D: Ashwin Saravanan, site)
A disabled woman with a fear of the dark battles an entity that has invaded her home.
City: Yonge & Dundas
Suburbs: York
  Jind Jaan (India, D: Darshan Bagga, site)
A secret mission to Thailand yields romance and adventure.
Suburbs: Eglinton Town Centre
  Kissing Cousins (USA, D: Michael Feifer, site)
A woman's retreat to her hometown attracts the attention of a psychotic, romantically obsessed family member.
City: Carlton
  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: Don Mills VIP    Empress Walk    Market Square    Varsity    Yonge & Dundas    Yonge & Eglinton
Suburbs: Eglinton Town Centre    Elgin Mills    Queensway    Richmond Hill    Scarborough    Vaughan    Winston Churchill
  Munda Faridkotia (India, D: Mandeep Singh Chahal, site)
An aimless but life-loving man wakes up in a village of the same name in Pakistan.
Suburbs: Albion    Eglinton Town Centre    Vaughan    Winston Churchill
  My Best Summer (China, D: Disha Zhang, site)
A high school student develops a strong friendship with her deskmate.
City: Yonge & Dundas
Suburbs: Markham
  My Great Grandfather (India, D: Aneesh Anwar, site)
A youthful grandfather plans to marry a woman who is his daughter's age.
Suburbs: York
  Nenjamundu Nermaiyundu Odu Raja (India, D: Karthik Venugopalan, site)
Translation: 'You've got a heart, you've got integrity, so run boy."
Suburbs: Woodside    York
  Rainbow's Sunset (Philippines, D: Joel Lamangan, site)
En elderly man reveals to his children that he is gay.
City: Canada Square    Carlton
  There Are No Fakes (Canada, D: Jamie Kastner, site)
The purchase of a Norval Morrisseau painting unravels a large-scale case of art fraud.
City: AGO (Fri-Sun)
  Watergate (USA, D: Charles Ferguson, site)
Nixon's infamous scandal is given a deep-dive investigation.
City: Hot Docs
Jun 14
The Biggest Little Farm (USA, D: John Chester, site)
A Los Angeles couple head back to the land
City: Hot Docs (Sat,Sun,Tue)
Jun 13
Ask Dr. Ruth (USA, D: Ryan White, site)
Get the lowdown on the life of the noted sex therapist.
City: Canada Square
Chhalawa (Pakistan, D: Wajahat Rauf, site)
Love, Pakistani-style.
Suburbs: York
  Dastaan-E-Miri Piri (India, D: Vinod Lanjewar, site)
Take an animated trip back to the Sikh strongholds of 400 years ago.
Suburbs: Winston Churchill
  The Fall Of The American Empire (Canada, D: Denys Arcand, site)
A philosophy grad struggling to make ends meet stumbles upon the spoils of a heist gone wrong.
City: Canada Square    Carlton
  Framing John DeLorean (USA, D: Don Argott & Sheena M. Joyce, site)
Carmaker John DeLorean's automotive ambitions run aground on charges of cocaine trafficking.
City: Yonge & Dundas
  Halston (USA, D: Frederic Tcheng, site)
Fashion designer Halston becomes a 1970s icon only to change course in the 1980s.
City: Carlton
  Meeting Gorbachev (UK/Germany/USA, D: Werner Herzog & Andre Singer, site)
Conversations with Mikhail Gorbachev illuminate the break-up of the Soviet Union.
City: Lightbox
  Muklawa (India, D: Simerjit Singh, site)
In pre-partition India, a new bride visits her in-laws for the first time.
Suburbs: Winston Churchill
  Nipawistamasowin: We Will Stand Up (Canada, D: Tasha Hubbard, site)
The family of Coulten Boushie pursue justice following his killing by a Saskatchewan farmer.
City: Lightbox
  The Public (USA, D: Emilio Estevez, site)
Cincinatti's homeless stage a library sit-in that draws the attention of the police.
City: Carlton
  Wild Nights with Emily (USA, D: Madeleine Olnek, site)
Poet Emily Dickinson carries on an affair with her sister-in-law.
City: Yonge & Dundas
  Wrong No 2 (Pakistan, D: Yasir Nawaz, site)
An heiress's relationship with a man of less means runs aground following the appearance of an old flame.
Suburbs: Albion    Woodside    York
Jun 14
The Aftermath (UK/Germany/USA, D: James Kent, site)
A British couple move into a German man's house as they aid in post-war reconstruction efforts. With Keira Knightley and Alexander Skarsgard.
City: Kingsway (one show Tue,Thu only)
All Is True (UK, D: Kenneth Branagh, site)
Shakespeare leaves theatre behind to build a relationship with his family in Stratford-upon-Avon.
City: Carlton    Regent (one show Fri-Sun,Tue-Thu)
  Amazing Grace (USA, D: Alan Elliott & Sydney Pollack, site)
Aretha Franklin wows a Watts church circa 1972.
City: Cinesphere (Sat,Sun only)    Regent (one show Fri-Sun,Tue-Thu)
  Bharat (India, D: Ali Abbas Zafar, site)
The trajectory of a man's life follows that of India following independence.
City: Yonge & Dundas
Suburbs: Albion    Eglinton Town Centre    Mississauga    Vaughan    Winston Churchill    Woodside    York
  Chasing The Dragon 2: Wild Wild Bunch (China, D: Wong Jing & Jason Kwan, site)
An undercover police officer infiltrates a secret kidnapping gang. With Tony Keung Ka-fai, Louis Koo, Gordon Lam and Simon Yam.
City: Yonge & Dundas
Suburbs: Markham
  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: Hot Docs    Kingsway    Mt. Pleasant (one show Fri-Sun,Tue,Wed)
  The Gangster, The Cop, The Devil (South Korea, D: Lee Won-Tae, site)
A gang leader reluctantly joins forces with a cop to track down the serial killer who has targeted him.
City: Empress Walk
  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 Fri-Sun,Wed)
  The Grizzlies (Canada, D: Miranda de Pencier, site)
Inuit teens living in a depressed town take up lacrosse.
City: Carlton    Mt. Pleasant (one show Sat,Sun,Thu)
  Kolaigaran (India, D: Andrew Louis, site)
A killer plays a cat-and-mouse game with the police.
Suburbs: Woodside    York
  Laiye Je Yaarian (India, D: Sukh Sanghera, site)
A businesswoman's chances of besting a business rival run aground on the whims of an unreliable new hire.
Suburbs: Eglinton Town Centre    Mississauga    Winston Churchill
  Mouthpiece (Canada, D: Patricia Rozema, site)
A woman manages conflicting inner impulses, given voice by two actresses, as she prepares for her mother's funeral. Adapted from the stage play.
City: Lightbox
  The Mustang (France/USA, D: Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre, site)
A violent inmate is enrolled in a therapy program centered around training wild horses.
City: Kingsway (one show Sat,Mon,Wed only)
  NGK (India, D: K. Selvaraghavan, site)
Politics yields action.
Suburbs: Woodside    York
  Origin Bound (Canada/USA, D: David Li, site)
An actor diagnosed with cancer sets off to see the world while communicating with his fans.
Suburbs: York
  Pavarotti (UK/USA, D: Ron Howard, site)
The legendary opera singer is profiled.
City: Canada Square    Varsity
  Photograph (India/Germany/France, D: Ritesh Batra, site)
A Mumbai street photographer convinces his marriage-minded grandmother than the subject of one his photos is his financee.
City: Lightbox
  Red Joan (UK, D: Trevor Nunn, site)
KGB agent Judi Dench infiltrates the British civil service.
City: Regent (one show Fri-Sun,Tue)
  Shadow (China, D: Zhang Yimou, site)
A general adopts the use of a lookalike to outwit his king's enemies and maybe even the king himself.
City: Lightbox (Fri,Sat,Tue,Wed)
  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: Lightbox
  They Shall Not Grow Old (UK/New Zealand, D: Peter Jackson, site)
World War 1, and its participants, are brought to vivid life.
City: Kingsway (one show Mon,Wed only)
  The Tomorrow Man (USA, D: Noble Jones, site)
Crusty doomsayer John Lithgow begins a romance with shopaholic Blythe Danner.
City: Canada Square
  Us (USA, D: Jordan Peele, site)
A family is terrorized by seeming copies of themselves.
City: Kingsway (one show Fri,Tue only)
  Virus (India, D: Aashiq Abu, site)
An epidemic breaks out in Kerala.
Suburbs: York
  The White Crow (UK/France, D: Ralph Fiennes, site)
Russian ballet legend Rudolf Nureyev defects.
City: Carlton

Compiled by Don Marks (contact)

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