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Jul 18
- Aug 24
Time After Time: The Films Of Alain Resnais @ Lightbox
The subjectivity of time and memory informs the masterful films of Alain Resnais. This week:
Hiroshima Mon Amour (1959, France/Japan, D: Alain Resnais) -- Jul 18, 6:30pm
Last Year At Marienbad (1961, France/Italy, D: Alain Resnais) w/ Christopher House -- Jul 19, 6:15pm
Muriel (1963, France/Italy, D: Alain Resnais) -- Jul 20, 4:45pm
The War Is Over (1966, France/Sweden, D: Alain Resnais) -- Jul 21, 3:35pm
Je T'aime, Je T'aime (1968, France, D: Alain Resnais)
    + La Jetee (1964, France, D: Chris Marker) -- Jul 23, 6:30pm
Stavisky (1974, France/Italy, D: Alain Resnais) -- Jul 24, 6:30pm
My American Uncle (1980, France, D: Alain Resnais) -- Jul 25, 6:15pm
 
Jul 19
 
Insomniac Film Festival @ The Royal
Toronto's young filmmakers create rather than sleep.
 
Until
Aug 18
David Lynch: The Big Dream @ Lightbox
Lynch turns celluoloid into the stuff of dreams and nightmares. This week:
Blue Velvet (1986, USA, D: David Lynch) -- Jul 18, 6:15pm
The Elephant Man (1980, USA/UK, D: David Lynch) -- Jul 20, 2:00pm
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me (1992, USA/France, D: David Lynch) w/ Dennis Lim -- Jul 21, 6:45pm
Eraserhead (1977, USA, D: David Lynch) -- Jul 26, 9:15pm
 
Until
Aug 26
Insolent Enigma/Arrogant Auteur: Marlene Dietrich & Josef von Sternberg @ Lightbox
Von Sternberg's collaborations with Marlene Dietrich fuse directorial exoticism and artifice to the actor's studied sense of indifference. This week:
Touch Of Evil (1958, USA, D: Orson Welles) -- Jul 21, 1:00pm
 
One-Offs And Short Runs
Jul 18 Simone de Beauvoir: Two Interviews (2012, USA)   Game Changers
Interviews from 1959 and 1975 see the feminist icon speak on existentialism and sexism.
 
@ Hot Docs 6:30pm
Jul 18 The Craft (1995, USA, D: Andrew Fleming)
Catholic schoolgirls use witchcraft to enhance the high school experience. Plus: author Isabelle Sterling is interviewed about her novel These Witches Don't Burn. Presented by Penguin Teen Screen.
 
@ The Revue 6:45pm
Jul 18 Jaws (1975, USA, D: Steven Spielberg)   Fox Flashback
"This shark, swallow you whole." Shark attacks beach, in the Beaches.
 
@ The Fox 6:45pm
Jul 18 The Farewell (2019, USA, D: Lulu Wang)
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. Writer-director Lulu Wang will be in attendance!
 
@ Lightbox 7:00pm
Jul 18 Wing Commander (1999, USA/Luxembourg, D: Chris Roberts)
Fighter pilots vs aliens.
 
@ Eyesore Cinema 8:00pm
Jul 18 Harper (1966, USA, D: Jack Smight)
Private eye Paul Newman finds more than he bargained for when he takes on the case of a missing husband. With Lauren Bacall, Janet Leigh, Robert Wagner and Shelley Winters. Scripted by William Goldman! Presented by Sellers & Newell.
 
@ The Royal 8:00pm
Jul 18 A Family Submerged (2018, Argentina/Norway/Germany/Brazil, D: Maria Aiche)   MDFF Presents
A middle-aged woman becomes disconnected from her family and surroundings following the death of her sister. Plus: Sofia Bohdanowicz' short Where.
 
@ Lightbox 8:45pm
Jul 18 Paper Moon (1973, USA, D: Peter Bogdanovich)   T.O. Picture Show
Depression-era grifter Ryan O'Neal involves his daughter in his confidence schemes. Plus: short Waiting For Lou. Outdoors!
 
@ Corktown Common 9:15pm
Jul 19
Jul 23
Jul 24
 
The Great Escape (1963, USA, D: John Sturges)   Cineplex Classic Film Series
McQueen. Bronson. Coburn. Garner. Tough guys make a break.
 
@ Cineplex
 
 
Jul 19
- Jul 25
 
The Goonies (1985, USA, D: Richard Donner)   Flashback Film Series
Young adventurers search the caves under their town for pirate treasure.
 
@ Cineplex
Jul 19
- Jul 24
 
A Hard Day's Night (1964, UK, D: Richard Lester)
From the opening chord to the closing concert, The Fab Four live a madcap life of witticisms, pranks and being chased by screaming teen girls.
 
@ Cineplex
Jul 19 Laura (1944, USA, D: Otto Preminger)
Detective Dana Andrews becomes obsessed with the victim (Gene Tierney) in the murder case he's investigating.
 
@ Lightbox 3:00pm
Jul 19 Never-Ending Man (2016, Japan, D: Kaku Arakawa)   Ikigai Films    Free!
Studio Ghibli animation legend Hayao Miyazaki leaves his retirement behind to begin a CGI project.
 
@ Japan Foundation 6:30pm
Jul 19
Jul 20
 
The Goonies (1985, USA, D: Richard Donner)
Young adventurers search the caves under their town for pirate treasure.
 
@ Cinesphere
 
7:30pm
7:00pm
Jul 19 Do The Right Thing (1989, USA, D: Spike Lee)
"Hey, Sal, how come they ain't no brothas on the wall?" Racial strife boils over on a blisteringly hot day in the city. 30th anniversary! Spike Lee in attendance!
 
@ Lightbox 8:00pm
Jul 19 The Twilight Zone: "Nightmare At 20000 Feet" (1963, USA, D: Richard Donner)   Fear Is Free Fridays    Free!
The Horror At 37000 Feet (1973, USA, D: David Lowell Rich)
Flight 7500 (2014, Japan/USA, D: Takashi Shimizu)
Fear x 3 - in the skies.
 
@ The Kingsway 8:45pm
Jul 19 Duelle (1976, France, D: Jacques Rivette)
Celestial goddesses manifest on Earth to look for a magical object.
 
@ Lightbox 9:00pm
Jul 20
Jul 21
Jul 22
 
Easy Rider (1969, USA, D: Dennis Hopper)
Dennis Hopper and Peter Fonda go looking for America by motorbike.
 
@ Cineplex
 
 
Jul 20 Missing Link (2019, USA, D: Chris Butler)   Family Favourites
A prehistoric creature enlists an explorer to find his long-lost family.
 
@ Cineplex 11:00am
Jul 20
Jul 21
 
For All Mankind (1989, USA, D: Al Reinert)   Moon Movies    Free!
NASA's Apollo missions take man to the moon. Screening as part of a weekend-long festival marking the anniversary of the moon landing.
 
@ Aga Khan
 
2:00pm
12:00pm
Jul 20 Troop Beverly Hills (1989, USA, D: Jeff Kanew)   Girl Power!
Shopaholic Shelly Long takes over a troop of Girl Scouts.
 
@ The Fox 4:00pm
Jul 20 13th Annual TAIS Animation Showcase
The Toronto Animated Image Society's annual collection of cartoon gems.
 
@ The Royal 7:00pm
Jul 20 Do The Right Thing (1989, USA, D: Spike Lee)
"Hey, Sal, how come they ain't no brothas on the wall?" Racial strife boils over on a blisteringly hot day in the city.
 
@ Lightbox 8:00pm
Jul 21 By Woman's Hand (1994, Canada, D: Pepita Ferrari)
Painters from the Beaver Hall Group capture city life in 1920s Montreal. Plus: art professor Gerta Moray speaks. Part of the ongoing Extraordinary Women series.
 
@ The Revue 11:00am
Jul 21 Howard's End (1992, UK/Japan, D: James Ivory)   High Tea Cinema
The fate of a country home is intertwined with the lives of three families in Edwardian England. Plus: tea and scones!
 
@ The Fox 1:30pm
Jul 21 The Life And Times Of Gloria Swizzle (2019, Canada, D: Brett Strong)
A high-schooler gets the idea that being the subject of a documentary will make her more desirable to her crush. Premiere!
 
@ Grand Gerrard 4:00pm
Jul 21 Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989, USA, D: Stephen Herek)
Excellent! High school slackers interact with history and when they travel through time.
 
@ The Fox 4:45pm
Jul 21 Wild Wild West (1999, USA, D: Barry Sonnenfeld)   Allysin Chaynes Presents
Agents Will Smith and Kevin Kline tackle a deranged scientist upset over the loss of the Civil War. Boozy drag queen commentary provided by Allysin Chaynes.
 
@ The Royal 8:00pm
Jul 21 The Odd Couple (1968, USA, D: Gene Saks)   Christie Pits Film Festival
Divorced friends - one a slob, the other neurotic - try rooming together. Plus: short Brunch Queen. Outdoors!
 
@ Christie Pits 9:15pm
Jul 22 Kiss Of Death (1947, USA, D: Henry Hathaway)   TFS
Nightfall (1956, USA, D: Jacques Tourneur)
Noir! A criminal-turned-informer is targeted by the accomplice his testimony sent to jail; an artist becomes the focus of crooks looking for their lost loot.
 
@ Innis Town Hall 6:30pm
Jul 22 Jackie Brown (1997, USA, D: Quentin Tarantino)
Cash-smugglin' Pam Grier schemes to ensure her freedom from both the law and her employer. Adapted from the Elmore Leonard novel.
 
@ Lightbox 7:00pm
Jul 23 Badlands (1973, USA, D: Terrence Malick)   No Future
Martin Sheen and Sissy Spacek take their love-fueled crime spree on the road.
 
@ The Royal 8:00pm
Jul 23 Up (2009, USA, D: Pete Docter)   City Cinema
An old man concocts a scheme to fly his house to South America. Outdoors! Come early for a pre-show Second City improv set at 8:00pm.
 
@ Yonge-Dundas Square 8:30pm
Jul 23 The Cure: Anniversary 1978-2018 (2019, UK, D: Tim Pope)
Brit pop stalwarts The Cure celebrate four decades of great music with a career-spanning concert in London's Hyde Park.
 
@ The Revue 9:00pm
Jul 24
Jul 25
 
Live Fashionably Or Die (2016, Japan, D: Yukio Tanaka)   Ikigai Films    Free!
Old folks walk the runway at a seniors fashion show.
 
@ Japan Foundation
 
2:00pm
6:30pm
Jul 24 The Experimental City (2017, USA, D: Chad Friedrichs)   Our Beautiful City
Minnesota attempts to build a "smart city" of the future in the 1960s.
 
@ Hot Docs 6:30pm
Jul 24 Once Upon A Time In Hollywood (2019, USA, D: Quentin Tarantino)
Sneak preview! Hollywood circa 1969 finds itself in the midst of cultural and personal upheaval.
 
@ Lightbox 7:00pm
Jul 24 I Wanna Hold Your Hand (1978, USA, D: Robert Zemeckis)   Beatlemania
New Jersey teens are afflicted with acute Beatlemania.
 
@ The Fox 7:00pm
Jul 24 Can't Stop The Music (1980, USA, D: Nancy Walker)   Retropath
The Village People distill their essence into "the perfect camp artifact".
 
@ The Royal 7:30pm
Jul 24 Push (2019, Sweden, D: Fredrik Gertten)   Open Roof Festival
Housing is commodified for profit at the expense of affordability. Preceded by a live music performance by Father Christmas. Outdoors!
 
  8:00pm
Jul 24 The Velocipastor (2018, USA/China, D: Brendan Steere)
A priest's sojourn to China gifts him with the ability to turn into a dinosaur.
 
@ Grand Gerrard 9:00pm
Jul 24 Our People Will Be Healed (2017, Canada, D: Alanis Obomsawin)   Under The Stars
Education shows the way forward for indigenous peoples. Outdoors!
 
@ Regent Park 9:00pm
Jul 24 Vampire Hunter D (1985, Japan, D: Toyoo Ashida)   Anime @ The Revue
In a techo-supernatural future society, the victim of a vampire bite enlists a mysterious hunter in a bid to prevent her full transformation.
 
@ The Revue 9:30pm
Jul 25 Time For Ilhan (2018, USA, D: Norah Shapiro)   Game Changers
Somali Muslim Omar Ilhan overcomes the political status quo and the traditions of her community in her bid for election.
 
@ Hot Docs 6:30pm
Jul 25 The Adventures Of Buckaroo Banzai (1984, USA, D: W.D. Richter)
"The man's been through solid matter, for crying out loud!" Brain surgeon and adventurer Banzai (Peter Weller) gathers his crime-fighting team (including Jeff Goldblum and Clancy Brown) to fight alien invasion (led by John Lithgow).
 
@ The Fox 7:00pm
Jul 25 The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999, USA, D: Anthony Minghella)   Designing The Movies
Con man Ripley attempts to take over the life of the wealthy young man he has befriended. Menswear expert Pedro Mendes will discuss fashion and indentity before the film.
 
@ The Revue 7:30pm
Jul 25 Things (1989, Canada, D: Andrew Jordan)   Laserblast
Filmmaking ineptitude meets hoser horror.
 
@ The Royal 8:00pm
Jul 25 Idlewild (2006, USA, D: Bryan Barber)   Boosie Fade Film Club
Outkast's Andre Benjamin and Antwan Patton play friends caught between career aspirations and underworld realities in the Prohibition-era South.
 
@ Lightbox 9:00pm
Jul 25 Some Like It Hot (1959, USA, D: Billy Wilder)   T.O. Picture Show
"What are you afraid of? No one's asking you to have a baby!" Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon disguise themselves as women to avoid the mob. Plus: short Switch. Outdoors!
 
@ Corktown Common 9:00pm
Jul 26 The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975, UK, D: Jim Sharman)
The venerable cult film and its live shadow cast Time Warp monthly.
 
@ Hot Docs 11:30pm
Jul 28 Suburbia (1983, USA, D: Penelope Spheeris)   Stompbox
Runaway punks form a makeshift family.
 
@ The Royal 8:00pm

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