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Jun 22
The Accidental Detective 2: In Action (South Korea, D: Lee Eon-hie, site)
Investigators both new and seasoned join forces to crack a case of possible murder.
City: Empress Walk
American Animals (USA, D: Bart Layton, site)
Young men heist rare books to feed their sense of exceptionalism.
City: Lightbox
  Asees (India, D: Rana Ranbir, site)
A man leaves home without explanation.
Suburbs: Winston Churchill
  Azaadi (Pakistan, D: Imran Malik, site)
A journalist becomes involved in the struggle for the freedom of Kashmir.
Suburbs: York
  The Cleaners (Germany/Brazil, D: Hans Block & Moritz Riesewieck, site)
Silicon Valley's outsourced content monitors affect what we see or do not see on social media.
City: Hot Docs
  Design Canada (Canada, D: Greg Durrell, site)
The iconography of Canada shapes the country's sense of self.
City: Hot Docs
  Hassan (Afghanistan, D: Emaan, site)
Suburbs: Albion    York
  Hearts Beat Loud (USA, D: Brett Haley, site)
A Brooklyn dad and his daughter embrace their shared love of music by performing as a duo.
City: Varsity
  Lobster Cop (China, D: Li Xinyun, site)
Undercover cops have unexpected success with their front operation.
City: Yonge & Dundas
Suburbs: Markham
  My 2 Mommies (Philippines, D: Eric Quizon, site)
A man belatedly discovers he has a son.
City: Canada Square
  Octavio Is Dead (Canada, D: Sook-Yin Lee, site)
A young woman goes looking for information about her deceased father only to find his ghost.
City: Yonge & Dundas
  Overboard (USA, D: Rob Greenberg, site)
A disgruntled employee takes advantage of her former employer's amnesia to put him to work.
City: Carlton    Market Square
Suburbs: Elgin Mills    Woodbine
  Paper Year (Canada, D: Rebecca Adelman, site)
A newly married woman's committment to her husband is tested by the particularly intoxicating year to follow.
City: Yonge & Dundas
  Tik Tik Tik (India, D: Shakti Soundar Rajan, site)
A magician and a team of scientists plot to obtain a missile to save India from being hit by a massive asteroid.
Suburbs: Woodside    York
Jun 21
Becoming Who I Was (South Korea, D: Moon Chang-Yong & Jeon Jin, site)
A boy believed to be the reincarnation of a Tibetan monk travels across India to reclaim his place as a religious leader.
City: Hot Docs
Carry On Jatta 2 (India, D: Smeep Kang, site)
A man lies about his family to secure a marriage proposal.
Suburbs: Mississauga    Winston Churchill
  Kasal (Phillipines, D: Ruel S. Bayani, site)
The return of a schoolteacher's ex prompts doubt about her current engagement.
City: Canada Square
  Kayak To Klemtu (Canada, D: Zoe Leigh Hopkins, site)
A 14-year-old and her family paddle her activist uncle's ashes to the site of a pipeline protest.
City: Carlton
  Pope Francis: A Man Of His Word (Switzerland/Vatican/Italy/Germany/France, D: Wim Wenders, site)
Pope Francis talks Pope talk.
City: Carlton
  Prodigals (Canada, D: Michelle Ouellet, site)
A man returns to his hometown under the guise of being a successful big city lawyer.
City: Carlton
  The Rider (USA, D: Chloe Zhao, site)
A young man struggles with the aftermath of a riding accident.
City: Carlton
  The Seagull (USA, D: Michael Mayer, site)
Unrequited love destroys in this adaptation of Chekov's classic play.
City: Regent (one show Fri-Sun,Wed,Thu)
Jun 22
The Accountant Of Auschwitz (Canada, D: Matthew Shoychet, site)
Aging former SS guard Oskar Groning is brought to trial over complicity in wartime atrocities.
City: (no show this week at Hot Docs, returns next week)
Beast (UK, D: Michael Pearce, site)
A young woman stifled by her upper-class family takes up with a mysterious man who the locals suspect of murder.
City: Lightbox
  Believer (South Korea, D: Lee Hae-yeong, site)
A cop and a drug dealer join forces to take down an unstable drug lord. A remake of Johnnie To's Drug War.
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: Kingsway (one show daily)    Mt. Pleasant
  The Death Of Stalin (UK, D: Armando Iannucci, site)
The Russian dicator's final days see his cronies rush to fill the power vaccuum. Comedy. From the man behind In The Loop and The Thick Of It.
City: Regent
  Disobedience (Ireland/UK, D: Sebastian Lelio, site)
Rachel Weisz stirs up old controversies when her father's funeral brings her back to the Orthodox Jewish community she once fled.
City: Canada Square
  First Reformed (USA, D: Paul Schrader, site)
A rural priest feels the weight of past and present. With Ethan Hawke and Amanda Seyfried.
City: Carlton    Varsity
  The Gospel According To Andre (USA, D: Kate Novack, site)
Vetern editor Andre Leon Talley makes his mark on the world of fashion.
City: Carlton    Regent
  Hereditary (USA, D: Ari Aster, site)
A family spirals into horrific chaos following the death their matriarch. A hit at Sundance and SxSW.
City: Scotiabank    Varsity    Yonge & Dundas    Yonge & Eglinton    Yorkdale
Suburbs: Eglinton Town Centre    Elgin Mills    Markham    Mississauga    Morningside    Orion Gate    Queensway    Richmond Hill    Scarborough    Vaughan    Winston Churchill
  How Long Will I Love U (China, D: Su Lun, site)
Bedroom time travel changes history but not destiny.
City: Yonge & Dundas
Suburbs: Markham
  Indian Horse (Canada, D: Stephen S. Campanelli, site)
An Indigenous boy suffers residential school, racism and alcoholism while showcasing his talent for playing hockey.
City: Mt. Pleasant
  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: Carlton    Kingsway
  Itzhak (USA/Israel, D: Alison Chernick, site)
Musician Itzhak Perlman talks about family history and mastery of the violin.
City: Mt. Pleasant
  Kaala (India, D: Pa Ranjith, site)
A man stands up on behalf of his slum-dwelling people to face down corrupt land development schemes.
Suburbs: Woodside    York
  Kusama: Infinity (USA, D: Heather Lenz, site)
Artist Yayoi Kusama's creativity brings her fame first in America, then internationally.
City: Mt. Pleasant
  Let The Sunshine In (France, D: Claire Denis, site)
Divorcee Juliette Binoche finds the crop of available men wanting.
City: Lightbox
  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: Carlton    Canada Square
  Race 3 (India, D: Remo D'Souza, site)
A heist sets the stage for betrayal.
City: Fairview    Yonge & Dundas
Suburbs: Albion    Eglinton Town Centre    Mississauga    Vaughan    Winston Churchill    Woodside    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: Canada Square    Carlton
  7 Din Mohabbit In (Pakistan, D: Meenu Gaur & Farjad Nabi, site)
A man searches for true love.
Suburbs: York
  Tully (USA, D: Jason Reitman, site)
A mother of three develops a bond with her new nanny. With Charlize Theron. From both the writer and director of Juno and Young Adult.
City: Kingsway (one show daily)
  Veere Di Wedding (India, D: Shashanka Ghosh, site)
Four former best friends weigh expectations versus reality when they reunite.
City: Yonge & Dundas
Suburbs: Eglinton Town Centre    Mississauga    York
  Won't You Be My Neighbor? (USA, D: Morgan Neville, site)
Children's television legend Fred Rogers is profiled.
City: Varsity    Yonge & Dundas
  You Were Never Really Here (UK/France/USA, D: Lynne Ramsay, site)
A veteran with PTSD takes a job to find a missing girl. From the director of Morvern Callar and We Need To Talk About Kevin.
City: Regent

Compiled by Don Marks (contact)

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