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Retrospectives, Programmes & Festivals
Nov 23 - 26
Blood In The Snow @ The Royal
Warm blood for cold Canadian winter..
Nov 23
European Union Film Festival @ The Royal
The member countries of the European Union showcase continental culture for the benefit of us in the colonies.
Nov 26
The Poetry Of Apocalypse: The Films Of Andrei Tarkovsky @ Lightbox
Revisit the works of Soviet cinema's greatest, and most metaphysical, filmmaker. This week:
Stalker (1979, USSR, D: Andrei Tarkovsky) -- Nov 23, 6:45pm
Solaris (1972, USSR, D: Andrei Tarkovsky) -- Nov 24, 6:30pm; Nov 25, 7:30pm; Nov 26, 4:00pm; Nov 26, 7:30pm; Nov 27, 6:30pm; Nov 28, 6:45pm; Nov 29, 6:30pm; Nov 30, 1:30pm; Nov 30, 6:45pm
The Steamroller And The Violin (1960, USSR, D: Andrei Tarkovsky)
    + One Day In The Life Of Andrei Arsenevich (1999, France, D: Chris Marker) -- Nov 26, 1:00pm
Andrei Rublev (1966, USSR, D: Andrei Tarkovsky) -- Nov 29, 6:15pm
Nov 30
- Dec 1
Bloody Mary Film Festival @ Carlton
Celebrating women in horror, sci-fi and fantasy.
Nov 30
- Dec 1
Video Drunk
Drink deeply from the fountain of cinema. At Farside (600 Gerrard St E).
Nov 30
- Dec 3
Circle Of Three: A Tribute To The TIFF Founders @ Lightbox
TIFF honours founders Bill Marshall and Henk Van der Kolk with screenings of the films they produced. This week:
Outrageous! (1977, Canada, D: Richard Benner) + a tribute to Bill Marshall -- Nov 30, 6:30pm
Dec 13
Guillermo Del Toro: Influences @ Lightbox
As the transplanted Mexican filmmaker prepares to unveil his latest creation, Lightbox takes a look at some of the films that have guided his path. This week:
La Belle Et La Bete (1946, France, D: Jean Cocteau) -- Nov 24, 11:00am
Dec 22
Black Star @ Lightbox
Celebrating the biggest Black screen personas and examining Black screen roles while giving consideration to homegrown efforts at Black representation. This week:
The Proud Valley (1940, UK, D: Pen Tennyson)
    + A Star Drops In (1949, UK, D: Peter Pickering) -- Nov 28, 6:30pm
Pool Of London (1951, UK, D: Basil Dearden) -- Nov 30, 9:15pm
Dec 24
Canada On Screen @ Lightbox
Celebrate Canada's sesquicentennial with a mammoth year-long rundown of the country's all time best. All free! This week:
The Sweet Hereafter (1997, Canada, D: Atom Egoyan) -- Nov 25, 4:15pm   Free!
Atanrjuat: The Fast Runner (2001, Canada, D: Zacharias Kunuk) -- Nov 26, 3:30pm   Free!
Dec 28
Johnnie To: Expect The Unexpected @ Lightbox
Hong Kong's prolific and accomplished director tackles comedies, dramas and even musicals, although he is known in the West largely for his noir-ish crime flicks. This week:
The Heroic Trio (1993, Hong Kong, D: Johnnie To) -- Nov 23, 6:30pm
Loving You (1995, Hong Kong, D: Johnnie To) -- Nov 25, 10:00pm
One-Offs And Short Runs
Nov 23 The Beguiled (2017, USA, D: Sofia Coppola)    Free!
A Southern girls school nurses a wounded Union soldier during the American Civil War. Part of an academic seminar entitled Hauntologies Of Race. In Room 222 (Deluxe Screening Room).
@ Innis Town Hall 3:00pm
Nov 23 A Tale Of Samurai Cooking (2013, Japan, D: Yuzo Asahara)    Free!
A spirited and expert cook teaches the heir to a family of kitchen samurai how to honur his lineage. Free w/ RSVP!
@ Japan Foundation 6:30pm
Nov 23 Wayne's World (1992, USA, D: Penelope Spheeris)
"Ex-squeeze me?" "A sphincter says what." "She will be mine." Mike Meyers transplants the iconic hard-rockin' Canuck hoser to the suburban United States.
@ Carlton 6:40pm, 9:15pm
Nov 23 The Other Side Of Hope (2017, Finland/Germany, D: Aki Kaurismaki)   Member Premieres
A former salesman's new restaurant venture brings him into the orbit of a refugee looking for asylum.
@ Lightbox 7:00pm
Nov 23
Nov 24
Dolores (2017, USA, D: Peter Bratt)
Labour organizer Dolores Huerta, co-founder of the National Farmworkers Association, continues to speak out about abuse of power.
@ Hot Docs
Nov 23 Le Doulos (1962, France, D: Jean-Pierre Melville)
A heist becomes complicated by doubt as to whether Jean-Paul Belmondo is working for the crooks or the cops.
@ Lightbox 8:45pm
Nov 24
- Nov 30
Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987, USA, D: John Hughes)
Hell is travelling with other people. Showtimes: Nov 24, 1:40pm, 6:40pm; Nov 25, 1:40pm, 6:40pm; Nov 26, 1:40pm, 6:40pm; Nov 27, 1:40pm, 6:40pm; Nov 28, 1:40pm, 6:40pm; Nov 29, 1:40pm, 6:40pm; Nov 30, 1:40pm, 6:40pm.
@ Carlton
Nov 24 One Hour With You (1932, USA, D: Ernst Lubitsch)   Shadows & Sin
Lovebirds Maurice Chevalier and Jeanette MacDonald fall out (singing) over presumed romantic dalliances.
@ Media Commons 4:00pm
Nov 24 Crimson Peak (2015, USA, D: Guillermo del Toro)   The Films Of Guillermo Del Toro
A Victorian woman's marriage to a mysterious man turns into a waking nightmare when they relocate to his crumbling home.
@ AGO 7:00pm
Nov 24 Fargo (1996, USA, D: Joel Coen)   FFF    Free!
"And for what? For a little bit of money?" The American Dream curdles in the MidWest. 35mm!
@ Innis Town Hall 7:00pm
Nov 24 Films by Laura Huertas Millan   MDFF Presents
History and family bear on the work of French-Colombian filmmaker Laura Huertas Milan.
@ Lightbox 8:30pm
Nov 24 A Town Called Panic (2009, Belgium/France, D: Stephane Aubier & Vincent Patar)   Wild & Wonderful Mostly Not For Kids
Toy plans for birthday celebrations go hilariously awry.
@ Carlton 9:00pm
Nov 24 The Space Between (2016, Italy/Australia, D: Ruth Borgobello)   L'Altra Italia
A failed chef has his outlook changed by a spirited Australian.
@ Lightbox 9:00pm
Nov 24 The Shining (1980, USA, D: Stanley Kubrick)   Nightmare On Dundas Street
"All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy." Kubrick does King.
@ AGO 10:00pm
Nov 24 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
Nov 25 Home Alone (1990, USA, D: Chris Columbus)   Family Favourites
An accidentally abandoned boy protects his Christmas from a pair of bumbling crooks.
@ Cineplex 11:00am
Nov 25 Mully (2015, USA/Kenya, D: Scott Haze)
An abandoned child grows up to become a wealthy, powerful adult looking to make a positive mark on the world.
@ Yonge & Dundas 12:30pm
Nov 25 Eames: The Architect and The Painter (2011, USA, D: Jason Cohn & Bill Jersey)   Game Changers
The parents of modernism marry beauty to function.
@ Hot Docs 2:00pm
Nov 25 Rope (1948, USA, D: Alfred Hitchcock)
Hitchcock masks the cuts in his seamless narrative as a pair of murderers hide the body of their victim in the midst of a dinner party.
@ Lightbox 2:00pm
Nov 25 A Prominent Patient (Masaryk) (2016, Czech Republic/Slovakia/Germany, D: Julius Sevcik)
A Czech diplomat can't escape the invasion of his country even as he flees to the USA.
@ The Revue 4:00pm
Nov 25 Ad Hoc: Films From The Canyon Cinema Collection    Free!
Avant-garde gold, culled from the Canyon Cinema collection by Director Antonella Bonfanti and Toronto-based curator Tess Takahashi, both of whom will be in attendance. 16mm! In Room 222 (Deluxe Screening Room).
@ Innis Town Hall 7:00pm
Nov 25 The Room (2003, USA, D: Tommy Wiseau)
The infamy. Bring spoons!
@ Carlton 11:00pm
Nov 26 Babe (1995, USA/Australia, D: Chris Noonan)   We Love Animals    Free!
A pig takes up sheep herding to escape the knife.
@ Carlton 1:00pm
Nov 26 Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs (2009, USA, D: Chris Miller & Phil Lord)   Food In Film
An inventor and a weathergirl investigate the replacement of rain with food in their small town. Meatballs will be provided by Alimentari Italian Grocery.
@ The Revue 1:30pm
Nov 26 Free Angela And All Political Prisoners (2012, USA, D: Shola Lynch)   Game Changers
Activist Angela Davis ends up on the FBI's Most Wanted list.
@ Hot Docs 4:00pm
Nov 26 The Stranger (1945, USA, D: Orson Welles)   Noirvember
Edward G Robinson tracks a notorious Nazi to small-town Connecticut.
@ Carlton 4:00pm
Nov 26 Stroszek (1977, West Germany, D: Werner Herzog)
A trio of German misfits follow the American Dream to eventual disappointment.
@ Lightbox 7:00pm
Nov 27 Time Of Eve (2010, Japan, D: Yasuhiro Yoshiura)    Free!
An android's log leads its owner to a strange cafe. Free w/ registration!
@ Japan Foundation 6:30pm
Nov 27 Grease (1978, USA, D: Randal Kleiser)
Star of the new Toronto stage revival of Grease Janel Parrish chats about taking on the role before a screening of the summer lovin' favourite.
@ Lightbox 7:00pm
Nov 28 Spooks And Spirits (2013, Iceland, D: Agust Guomundsson)   Nordic Nights    Free!
The ghost of a woman's late father forbids her from selling his home, which is now her's.
@ Ryerson 6:30pm
Nov 28 Codename Sally (2017, Canada, D: Ari Gunnarsson)
Salman Rushdie emerges from his life in hiding to attend a PEN Canada event in Toronto some 25 years ago. A benefit for PEN. PEN Canada president Richard Stursberg, former Ontario Premier Bob Rae and others will be in attendance.
@ Hot Docs 7:30pm
Nov 28 A Life In Waves (2017, USA, D: Brett Whitcomb)   Stompbox
The Delian Mode (2009, Canada, D: Kara Blake)
Electronic music pioneers! Suzanne Ciani makes her mark on movies, advertising and the New Age scene; the creator of the Doctor Who theme, Delia Derbyshire, collages and manipulates sound.
@ The Royal 8:00pm
Nov 28 Bullitt (1968, USA, D: Peter Yates)
Cinema's king of cool chases crooks (spectacularly so) around San Francisco.
@ Lightbox 8:45pm
Nov 29 Sel8nne (2013, Finland, D: Jukka-Pekka Siili)
Hockey player Teemu Selanne is dubbed 'The Finnish Flash' for his unbeatable speed. Documentary. Presented by the Finnish Film Festival.
@ Innis Town Hall 7:00pm
Nov 29 Citizen Jane: Battle For The City (2016, USA, D: Matt Tyrnauer)
Urban activist Jane Jacobs fights planned NYC expressways that endanger vibrant urban neighbourhoods. Presented by the High Park Community Alliance.
@ The Revue 7:00pm
Nov 29 California Typewriter (2016, USA, D: Doug Nichol)
The techonologically obsolete but much loved manual typewriter serves as a source of inspiration to the likes of Sam Shepard and Tom Hanks. Typewriter collector Martin Howard, who is featured in the film, will be in attendance with some items from his collection.
@ The Fox 8:00pm
Nov 29 King Of New York (1990, USA, D: Abel Ferrara)   Neon Dreams
Christopher Walken aims to dominate NYC's drug trade. Also featuring Laurence Fishburne, Giancarlo Esposito, Steve Buscemi and Wesley Snipes! 35mm! Come early for the pre-show.
@ The Royal 8:00pm
Nov 30 Signature Move (2017, USA, D: Jennifer Reeder)    Free!
A thirty-something Muslim and a brash Mexican find lesbian romance through wrestling. Presented by LGBTOUT.
@ Innis Town Hall 6:00pm
Nov 30 Mamil (2017, Australia, D: Nickolas Bird & Eleanor Sharpe)
Middle-aged men in lycra! Dudes live to take to the road on their bikes.
@ Yonge & Dundas 6:30pm
Nov 30 Paperbacks From Hell Live!
Subway Cinema's Grady Hendrix delivers an oral report on the onslaught of paperback horror novels that swamped bookcases following the success of Rosemary's Baby and The Exorcist.
@ The Royal 8:00pm
Dec 1 Pan's Labyrinth (2006, Spain, D: Guillermo Del Toro)   The Films Of Guillermo Del Toro
A young girl discovers a dangerous fantasy world during the Fascist takeover of Spain.
@ AGO 7:00pm
Dec 1 Repulsion (1965, UK, D: Roman Polanski)   Nightmare On Dundas Street
Catherine Deneuve slowly loses her mind in a claustrophobic London flat.
@ AGO 10:00pm

Compiled by Don Marks (contact)

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