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Retrospectives, Programmes & Festivals
Feb 2 - 24
 
Perpetratin' Realism: 1990s Black Film @ Lightbox
The 1990s wave of new Black filmmakers infuse fiction with realism, culture and entertainment. This week:
Boyz n The Hood (1991, USA, D: John Singleton) -- Feb 2, 9:15pm
Love Jones (1997, USA, D: Theodore Witcher) -- Feb 4, 3:00pm
New Jack City (1991, USA, D: Mario Van Peebles) -- Feb 8, 9:00pm
 
Feb 3 - 26
 
Love Will Tear Us Apart @ Lightbox
Doomed romance is universal. This week:
Rouge (1987, Hong Kong, D: Stanley Kwan) 2K restoration -- Feb 3, 6:15pm
Merrily We Go To Hell (1932, USA, D: Dorothy Arzner) -- Feb 5, 4:00pm
Francisca (1981, Portugal, D: Manoel de Oliveira) 2K restoration -- Feb 9, 6:15pm
 
One-Offs And Short Runs
Feb 2 Belly (1998, USA, D: Hype Williams)   Boosie Fade Film Club
Drug-dealing gangsters consider lifestyle changes to prolong their lives. With DMX and Nas.
 
@ Lightbox 6:30pm
Feb 2 Hidden Letters (2022, China, D: Violet Du Feng)   Doc Soup
Modern Chinese women find inspiration in the secret language women of the past used to find sisterhood within the oppressive confines of patriarchy.
 
@ Hot Docs 6:30pm
Feb 2 Groundhog Day (1993, USA, D: Harold Ramis)   The Perfect Date
Bill Murray is doomed to repeat his day over and over.
 
@ The Revue 6:45pm
Feb 2 Groundhog Day (1993, USA, D: Harold Ramis)
Bill Murray is doomed to repeat his day over and over.
 
@ The Fox 7:00pm
Feb 3 The Master (2012, USA, D: Paul Thomas Anderson)   FFF    Free!
A drunken WWII vet strikes up a strange friendship with the leader of an up-and-coming religion. With Joaquin Phoenix and Philip Seymour Hoffman.
 
@ Innis Town Hall 7:00pm
Feb 3 Ghost Dog: The Way Of The Samurai (1999, USA/France/Germany/Japan, D: Jim Jarmusch)   Birds Of A Feather
Forest Whitaker's samurai hit man finds a target on his own back.
 
@ Hot Docs 9:00pm
Feb 3 Autopsy (1975, Italy, D: Armando Crispino)   Always On Film
A med student discovers a rash of suicides are in fact murders! 35mm!
 
@ The Kingsway 9:15pm
Feb 3
Feb 7
 
Chungking Express (1994, Hong Kong, D: Wong Kar-Wai)
Love, cops, noodles. Policeman Takeshi Kaneshiro professionally pursues criminal Brigitte Lin while his compatriot Tony Leung is romantically pursued by noodle-seller Faye Wong.
 
@ The Fox
 
9:15pm
7:00pm
Feb 3 The Nest (1987, USA, D: Terence H. Winkless)   When Animals Attack
Man-eating cockroaches attack New England.
 
@ The Revue 9:30pm
Feb 4 DC League Of Super-Pets (2022, USA, D: Jared Stern)   Family Favourites
Super-man's dog Krypto enlists a group of shelter animals to rescue his master.
 
@ Cineplex 11:00am
Feb 4
 
 
 
Before Sunrise (1995, USA, D: Richard Linklater)
Before Sunset (2004, USA, D: Richard Linklater)
Before Midnight (2013, USA, D: Richard Linklater)
Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy 1) meet cute and spend an evening walking around Vienna 2) reconnect a decade later in Paris 3) reach a crisis point on a Greek vacation.
 
@ The Revue
 
 
4:00pm
6:45pm
9:10pm
Feb 4 Hitman Hart: Wrestling With Shadows (1998, Canada, D: Paul Jay)   See The North
An intimate portrait of pro wrestler Hart and his struggles with the WWF. Director Paul Jay will be in attendance and Bret Hart will be joining the post-show conversation virtually.
 
@ Lightbox 6:00pm
Feb 4 Is That Black Enough For You? (2022, USA, D: Elvis Mitchell)   Black Power On Screen
1970s film finds new life in the Black experience.
 
@ Hot Docs 8:45pm
Feb 5 Little Nicholas' Treasure (2021, France/Belgium, D: Julien Rappeneau)
A young boy enlists his gang of best friends to prevent his family from relocating.
 
@ Spadina Theatre 2:00pm
Feb 5 The Challenge (2016, Italy/France, D: Yuri Ancarani)   Birds Of A Feather
Qatari sheiks put their immense wealth to use in developing their passion for falconry.
 
@ Hot Docs 2:00pm
Feb 5 The Thief Of Bagdad (1924, USA, D: Raoul Walsh)   TFS
Douglas Fairbanks swashbuckles his way into a contest for the heart of the Caliph's daughter.
 
  2:45pm
Feb 5 First To Stand: The Cases and Causes of Irwin Cotler (2022, Canada, D: Irene Lillienheim Angelico)
Cotler and his team of activists fight for political prisoners around the globe. Directors in attendance!
 
@ Hot Docs 4:30pm
Feb 5 Asterix & Obelix: The Middle Kingdom (2023, France, D: Guillaume Canet)
Gaul warriors Asterix and Obelix come to the aid of a Chinese princess.
 
@ The Royal 5:00pm
Feb 6 8 1/2 (1963, Italy, D: Fedrico Fellini)
A film director (Marcello Mastroianni) contends with a barrage of personal and professional complications. Perhaps the very definition of Fellini-esque, for good or ill.
 
@ The Revue 7:30pm
Feb 7 Kes (1969, UK, D: Ken Loach)   Birds Of A Feather
An emotionally beaten-down boy forges a relationship with a bird of prey.
 
@ Hot Docs 6:00pm
Feb 7 Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi (1983, USA, D: Richard Marquand)
The third stage of the Skywalker saga continues.
 
@ The Revue 8:00pm
Feb 8 Buck And The Preacher (1972, USA, D: Sidney Poitier)   Black Power On Screen
Wagon master Poitier encounters boisterous, self-proclaimed preacher Harry Belafonte while guarding a caravan of Black settlers from white bounty hunters.
 
@ Hot Docs 3:30pm
Feb 8 Gulistan: An Evening Of Iranian Short Films   Wavelengths
Guest curators Parastoo and Faraz Anoushahpour select shorts by Iranian women filmmakers that deal with "the unspeakable, the silenced and the missing".
 
@ Lightbox 6:15pm
Feb 8 The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010, USA, D: David Slade)
Grad-bound K-Stew must choose between vampire R-Pats and werewolf T-Lauts.
 
@ The Revue 6:45pm
Feb 9 Killer Of Sheep (1977, USA, D: Charles Burnett)   Black Power On Screen
A slaughterhouse worker's disconnection from his family is indicative of the malaise afflicting the 1970's Los Angeles ghettos in Burnett's acclaimed, lyrical gem.
 
@ Hot Docs 4:00pm
Feb 9 Making Activisim An Artform
Conversation with York professor Nancy Nicol and excerpts from the collection of her documentaries makes the case for activism within art.
 
@ Innis Town Hall 7:00pm
Feb 9 Staying Alive (1983, USA, D: Sylvester Stallone)   Paid In Sweat
Disco-dancing John Travolta lands a Broadway gig.
 
@ The Revue 7:00pm
Feb 9 Trailer Trash: Neon Dreams
The Revue's own trailer editor Nathan Boone presents a selection of classic movie trailers and commercials, this time of a noirish and sexy bent. Members only!
 
@ The Revue 9:30pm
Feb 11 Coffy (1973, USA, D: Jack Hill)   Black Power On Screen
Pam Grier wreaks vengeance on the drug dealers who hooked her sister.
 
@ Hot Docs 6:15pm

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