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Retrospectives, Programmes & Festivals
Sep 20 - 23
 
Toronto Palestine Film Festival @ Lightbox
Presenting the narrative of a disposessed people.
 
Until
Sep 20
Caribbean Tales
Stories from the islands. At: The Royal, The Revue, Scotiabank.
 
Sep 26 - 28
 
Toronto Arthouse Film Festival @ The Fox
New independent talent.
 
Sep 27 - 30
 
Toronto Motorcycle Film Festival @ The Revue
Big wheels on screen.
 
Sep 28 - 30
 
Culture Days
An annual cross-Canada weekend of culture, including film.
 
Sep 29
 
Nuit Blanche
Artists take us deep into the Toronto night.
 
One-Offs And Short Runs
Sep 20 Collared (2018, Canada)
An insider trading scheme atypically nets a conviction. A panel discussion about insider trading follows the film.
 
@ Hot Docs 6:30pm
Sep 20
Sep 26
 
Perfect Blue (1997, Japan, D: Satoshi Kon)   Anime @ The Revue
A pop musician's career change brings on feelings of guilt and paranoia. 20th anniversary!
 
@ The Revue
 
6:45pm
7:00pm
Sep 20 The Godfather (1972, USA, D: Francis Ford Coppola)
An offer best not refused. Plus: charcuterie from Capo's and Coppola wine.
 
@ The Fox 7:30pm
Sep 21
- Sep 27
 
Imagine (1972, USA, D: John Lennon & Yoko Ono)
A day in the life of John & Yoko.
 
@ Cineplex
Sep 21
- Sep 30
 
Rolling Stones: At The Max (1991, Ireland/Canada/USA, D: Noel Archambault, David Douglas, Roman Kroitor & Julien Temple)
The Rolling Stones make an immsersive, large-scale document of their Steel Wheels tour. Showtimes: Sep 21, 6:00pm; Sep 22, 4:30pm; Sep 23, 4:30pm; Sep 28, 6:00pm; Sep 29, 4:30pm; Sep 30, 4:30pm.
 
@ Cinesphere
Sep 21
- Sep 27
 
Distant Voices, Still Lives (1988, UK, D: Terence Davies)
Children grow up in 1940's/50's Liverpool under the rule of a tyrannical father. New 4K restoration! Showtimes: Sep 21, 6:30pm; Sep 22, 6:30pm; Sep 23, 6:30pm; Sep 24, 6:30pm; Sep 25, 6:30pm; Sep 26, 6:30pm; Sep 27, 6:30pm.
 
@ Lightbox
Sep 21 Cabaret (1972, USA, D: Bob Fosse)   FFF    Free!
"Divine decadence darling!" Weimar-era Berlin parties as the Nazis rise to power.
 
@ Innis Town Hall 7:00pm
Sep 21
- Sep 30
 
The Dark Knight (70mm IMAX) (2008, USA, D: Christopher Nolan)
Gotham's crime problem turns more chaotic and diabolical than usual when The Joker arrives on the scene. 10th anniversary! Showtimes: Sep 21, 8:30pm; Sep 22, 7:30pm; Sep 23, 7:30pm; Sep 28, 8:30pm; Sep 29, 7:30pm; Sep 30, 7:30pm.
 
@ Cinesphere
Sep 21 Zombie (1979, Italy, D: Lucio Fulci)   Fear Is Free Fridays    Free!
The House By The Cemetary (1981, Italy, D: Lucio Fulci)
The Man From Deep River (1972, Italy, D: Umberto Lenzi)
Viva Italia!
 
@ The Kingsway 8:45pm
Sep 21
Sep 22
 
Big Trouble In Little China (1986, USA, D: John Carpenter)   Drunken Cinema
Motormouth Kurt Russell takes on San Francisco's Chinatown. Plus: drinking games!
 
@ The Revue
 
9:30pm
9:30pm
Sep 22 Show Dogs (2018, USA, D: Raja Gosnell)   Family Favourites
A police dog and his human partner go undercover at a dog show.
 
@ Cineplex 11:00am
Sep 23 The Apartment (1960, USA, D: Billy Wilder)   Cineplex Classic Film Series
Office worker Jack Lemmon tries to get in good with the higher-ups by lending them his bachelor pad for evenings with their mistresses.
 
@ Cineplex
Sep 23 Broadway Bad (1933, USA, D: Sidney Lanfield)   TFS
Success At Any Price (1934, USA, D: J. Walter Ruben)
Pre-code! Showgirl Joan Blondell embraces scandal; a man from the wrong side of the tracks finds business success can't bring him happiness.
 
@ The Kingsway 2:00pm
Sep 23 Chavela (2017, Mexico/Spain/USA, D: Catherine Gund & Daresha Kyi)
Entertainer Chavela Vargas is profiled. A fundraiser for Patronato Pro Ninis, so tickets are pricey.
 
@ The Revue 4:00pm
Sep 23 Cleo From 5 To 7 (1962, France, D: Agnes Varda)    Free!
A singer waiting on bad news flits around early 1960's Paris in real-time. A French New Wave classic! Screening to mark Art House Theater Day. Free w/ RSCP!
 
@ The Revue 7:00pm
Sep 24 Agave: Spirit Of A Nation (2018, USA/Mexico, D: Nick Kovacic & Matthew Riggieri)
Traditional Mexican distiller turns the agave plant into tequila and mezcal. Preceded by a tequila tasting.
 
@ Hot Docs 6:00pm
Sep 24 Say Anything... (1989, USA, D: Cameron Crowe)
"She's gone. She gave me a pen. I gave her my heart, she gave me a pen." John Cusack puts his heart on the line for Ione Skye. At Cineplex VIP locations only.
 
@ Cineplex 7:00pm
Sep 25
Sep 26
Sep 29
 
My Hero Academia: Two Heroes (2018, Japan, D: Kenji Nagasaki)
Heroes encounter villains when they're invited to an exhibition in a floating city.
 
@ Cineplex
 
 
Sep 25 Heartstone (2016, Iceland/Denmark, D: Gudmundur Arnar Gudmundsson)   Nordic Nights    Free!
Boys in a fishing village develop romantic feelings - one towards a girl, the other towards his friend.
 
@ Ryerson 6:00pm
Sep 25 Cathedrals Of Culture: Part I (2013, Germany, D: Wim Wenders, Michael Glaswogger & Michael Madsen)   Music On Film
Explore the Berlin Philharmonic Hall, St. Petersburg's National Library and Norway's Halden Prison - architectural landmarks that reflect the culture of their countries.
 
@ Hot Docs 6:30pm
Sep 26 Margaret Atwood: Once In August (1984, Canada, D: Michael Rubbo)
The Queen of CanLit is profiled ... over 30 years ago.
 
@ Hot Docs 1:00pm
Sep 26 God Straightens Legs (2018, Canada, D: Joele Walinga)   Vertical Features
The outside world moves on outside the home of a Christian woman forgoing treatment for breast cancer.
 
@ AGO 7:00pm
Sep 27 The Fruit Machine (2018, Canada, D: Sarah Fodey)
The RCMP ferrets out homosexuals in Canada's civil service during the 1950's and 1960's.
 
@ Hot Docs 6:00pm
Sep 27 Mahogany (1975, USA, D: Berry Gordy)   Designing The Movies
Model Diana Ross' success as a fashion designer threatens her romance with activist Billy Dee Williams. Plus: a discussion about Ross, fashion and politics with Zoomer's Suzanne Boyd.
 
@ The Revue 6:45pm
Sep 27 Grease (Sing-Along) (1978, USA, D: Randal Kleiser)
Follow the bouncing ball towards a little summer lovin' in this ode to the 50's by way of the 70's.
 
@ The Fox 7:00pm
Sep 28 All That Jazz (1979, USA, D: Bob Fosse)   FFF    Free!
Fosse gets sordidly autobiographical in a story of Broadway brilliance and excess.
 
@ Innis Town Hall 7:00pm
Sep 28 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
Sep 29 Wonder (2017, USA, D: Stephen Chbosky)   Family Favourites
A boy with facial abnormalities attends public school for the first time.
 
@ Cineplex 11:00am

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