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Jan 18
The Ties That Bind: The Films Of James Gray @ Lightbox
A timely survey of the career-to-date of one of America's finest, and under-appreciated, talents. This week:
The Immigrant (2013, USA, D: James Gray) -- Jan 18, 11:00am
Jan 19
Japan Foundation Film Screenings @ Hot Docs
The Japan Foundation's annual movie event in Toronto. Free! This week:
Close-Knit (2017, Japan, D: Naoko Ogigami) -- Jan 19, 2:00pm
Jan 21
indiefilmTO Fest @ Innis Town Hall
Adding value.
Jan 25 - 27
The 8 Fest @ SPK
Small-gauge filmmaking.
Feb 10
1999: Movies At The Millennium @ Lightbox
Cinematically party likes it's 1999 by looking back 20 years to breakout works and career highlights. This week:
Being John Malkovich (1999, USA, D: Spike Jonze) -- Jan 17, 6:30pm
The Sixth Sense (1999, USA, D: M. Night Shyamalan) -- Jan 18, 4:00pm
All About My Mother (1999, Spain, D: Pedro Almodovar) -- Jan 18, 6:30pm
Pola X (1999, France, D: Leos Carax) -- Jan 19, 5:00pm
Eyes Wide Shut (1999, USA, D: Stanley Kubrick) -- Jan 19, 8:00pm
The Wind Will Carry Us (1999, Iran/France, D: Abbas Kiarostami) -- Jan 20, 3:00pm
L'Humanite (1999, France, D: Bruno Dumont) -- Jan 20, 5:30pm
Ratcatcher (1999, UK/France, D: Lynne Ramsay) -- Jan 23, 6:25pm
Three Kings (1999, USA, D: David O. Russell) -- Jan 24, 6:30pm
Bringing Out The Dead (1999, USA, D: Martin Scorsese) -- Jan 24, 9:00pm
Feb 10
Working Girls: The Films Of Dorothy Arzner @ Lightbox
Director Dorothy Arzner frames top female talent as she transitions from silent to sound. This week:
The Wild Party (1929, USA, D: Dorothy Arzner) -- Jan 20, 1:00pm
One-Offs And Short Runs
Jan 17 The Song And The Sorrow (2018, Canada, D: Millefiore Clarkes)   Mental Health    Free!
Musician Catherine MacLellan faces up to her father committing suicide when she was only a teen.
@ Hot Docs 6:30pm
Jan 17 They Shall Not Grow Old (2018, UK/New Zealand, D: Peter Jackson)
World War I, and its participants, come to vivid life.
@ Lightbox 7:00pm
Jan 17
Jan 25
The Girl In The Fog (2017, Italy/Germany/France, D: Donato Carrisi)   L'Altra Italia
A police officer investigates a teen girl's disappearance from a small Alpine town.
@ Vaughan
@ Lightbox
Jan 17 Notes On An Appearance (2018, USA, D: Ricky D'Ambrose)   MDFF Presents
Bresson and Antonioni provide stylistic reference points to a story about the disappearance of a young academic. Plus: Kazik Radwanski's Scaffold.
@ Lightbox 9:00pm
Jan 18
- Jan 27
Superman (1978, USA, D: Richard Donner)   Flashback Film Series
An alien child grows up to become Earth's mighty protector while maintaining the secret identity of a mild-mannered newsman.
@ Cineplex
Jan 18
Jan 20
My Neighbour Totoro (1988, Japan, D: Hayao Miyazaki)
Kids befriend forest spirits when they move to the country after their mother takes ill. A Studio Ghibli classic.
@ The Fox
Jan 18
Jan 19
Daughters Of The Dust (1991, USA, D: Julie Dash)
An early-20th-century island colony of former slaves weighs a move to mainland America versus maintaining their cultural isolation.
Jan 18 Prototype (2017, Canada, D: Blake Williams)
Stereoscopic images of the 1900 Galveston hurricane become the jumping-off point for the personal, speculative and spectacular. In 3D. Plus: recent 3D experimental shorts from Ken Jacobs, Johann Lurf and Rainer Kohlberger. Presented by MDFF and Cinemascope.
@ The Royal 7:00pm
Jan 18 Black Orpheus (1959, Brazil/France, D: Marcel Camus)   FFF    Free!
Musician Orfeo falls hard for Eurydice during Carnival.
@ Innis Town Hall 7:00pm
Jan 18 Sakura Killers (1987, USA/Taiwan, D: Wang Yu & Dusty Nelson)   Almost Asian
Agents become ninjas to defeat ninjas.
@ Eyesore Cinema 8:00pm
Jan 18
Jan 19
Jan 20
The Greatest Showman (IMAX)
"Impossible comes true, it's taking over you. Oh, this is the greatest show!"
@ Cinesphere
Jan 18 Next Of Kin (1982, Australia/New Zealand, D: Tony Williams)   Fear Is Free Fridays    Free!
The Million Eyes Of Sumuru (1967, UK, D: Lindsay Shonteff)
Female Vampire (1973, France/Belgium, D: Jesus Franco)
Fear x 3 spans the globe.
@ The Kingsway 8:45pm
Jan 18 Vengeance (1970, Hong Kong, D: Chang Cheh)   Kung Fu Fridays
David Chiang takes relentless, bloody revenge (by way of Point Blank) on his brother's murderers.
@ Lightbox 9:00pm
Jan 18
Jan 20
The 400 Blows (1959, France, D: Francois Truffaut)
The French New Wave starts here. Young Antoine Doinel looks for escape from family and society.
@ The Royal
Jan 19 The Devil We Know (2018, USA, D: Stephanie Soechtig & Jeremy Seifert)
West Virginians take DuPont to court over environmental pollution. Free for supporters. Toxin expert Rick Smith will be in attendance for a post-screening discussion.
@ Hot Docs 10:30am
Jan 19 Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle (2017, USA, D: Jake Kasdan)   Family Favourites
Dwayne Johnson, Karen Gillan, Jack Black and friends are transported into a video game.
@ Cineplex 11:00am
Jan 19 Jumanji (1995, USA, D: Joe Johnston)   Throwback Cinema
A board game comes alive.
@ The Revue 1:00pm
Jan 19 Kes (1969, UK, D: Ken Loach)
A young boy emotionally beaten down by growing up in a rough mining town forges a relationship with a bird of prey.
@ Lightbox 2:15pm
Jan 19 Festival (1967, USA, D: Murray Lerner)   This Film Should Be Played Loud
Footage from the Newport Folk Festival captures the changing culture of mid-1960's America. Come early for the DJ set!
@ Hot Docs 9:30pm
Jan 19 The Brady Bunch Movie (1995, USA, D: Betty Thomas)   Dumpster Racoon
The television sitcom family find themselves out of synch with life in the 1990's.
@ The Revue 9:30pm
Jan 20 In The Symphony Of The World: A Portrait Of Hildegard Of Bingen
Discover extraordinary 12th century composer, poet and theologian Hildegard of Bingen with this documentary about her life followed by a post-film discussion and a performance of her compositions.
@ The Revue 11:00am
Jan 20 Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990, USA, D: Joe Dante)   Mega Fun Movie Explosion!
Vicious little critters invade a New York skyscraper. Come early for games and activities!
@ The Royal 1:00pm
Jan 20 AKA Doc Pomus (2012, Canada/USA, D: William Hechter & Peter Miller)   TJFS
A polio survivor turns blues singer turns songwriter of such all-time classics as "Save The Last Dance For Me" and "Viva Las Vegas".
@ Hot Docs 1:00pm, 4:30pm
Jan 20 Dead Reckoning (1947, USA, D: John Cromwell)   TFS
99 River Street (1953, USA, D: Phil Karlson)
Noir! Bogie investigates the disappearance of his army buddy; a former boxer races against time to prevent himself being implicated in his wife's murder.
@ Innis Town Hall 1:30pm
Jan 20 Cold Journey (1975, Canada, D: Martin Defalco)   Toronto Film Review Presents
A man struggles to incorporate his Indian ancestry into his life despite an educational system that instructs him to be white.
@ Media Commons 2:30pm
Jan 20 Kung Pow: Enter The Fist (2002, USA, D: Steve Oedekerk)   Hollow Moon Movie Club
Kung Fury (2015, Sweden, D: David Sandberg)
Martial arts comedy night, from spoof to pastiche.
@ Handlebar 8:00pm
Jan 20 Nightmare On Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987, USA, D: Chuck Russell)   Cinemacabre
A survivor of Freddy's initial movie massacre helps others fight back against the dream invader.
@ The Royal 8:00pm
Jan 20 Harold And Maude (1971, USA, D: Hal Ashby)
"A lot of people enjoy being dead. But they are not dead, really. They're just backing away from life." A suicidal young man hooks up with a vivacious senior citizen. Screening to accompany a new documentary about the film's director, Hal.
@ Hot Docs 9:00pm
Jan 21 They Shall Not Grow Old (2018, UK/New Zealand, D: Peter Jackson)
World War 1, and its participants, come to vivid life like never before.
@ Cineplex
Jan 21 Water Lilies By Monet - The Magic Of Water And Light (2018, Italy, D: Giovanni Troilo)   In The Gallery
Monet transmutes light into magic.
@ Cineplex
Jan 21 Bring It On (2000, USA, D: Peyton Reed)
Kirsten Dunst and friends break out the cheer. At Cineplex VIP locations only.
@ Cineplex 7:00pm
Jan 21 Howling III (1987, Australia, D: Philippe Morra)   Full Moon Monday
Were-marsupials sow terror down under.
@ Eyesore Cinema 9:00pm
Jan 22 Miss Hokusai (2015, Japan, D: Keiichi Hara)    Free!
The daughter of the renowned Japanese artist inherits his talent but also his streak of independence. Free w/ RSVP!
@ Japan Foundation 6:30pm
Jan 22 Vivre Sa Vie (1962, France, D: Jean-Luc Godard)
Anna Karina's dreams of an acting career flounder, leaving her to work the Paris underworld. 35mm!
@ The Royal 8:00pm
Jan 23 Laila At The Bridge (2018, Canada/Afghanistan, D: Elizabeth & Gulistan Mirzaeie)   Mental Health    Free!
Laila Haidari combats her country's drug problem by helping addicts find treatment and housing.
@ Hot Docs 6:30pm
Jan 23 More American Graffiti (1979, USA, D: Bill Norton)   Retropath
Former teen cruisers deal with the turmoil of the 1960's.
@ The Royal 8:00pm
Jan 23 Within Mirrors: Films By Paul Clipson   Wavelengths    Free!
Remembering San Fransico-based filmmaker Clipson and his films marked by spontaneity and improvisation.
@ Lightbox 9:00pm
Jan 24 The Woman Who Loves Giraffes (2018, Canada, D: Alison Reid)    Free!
Canadian Anne Dagg's unprecedented field study of giraffes in 1950's Africa runs aground on homegrown sexism. Dr. Dagg and director Alison Reid will be in attendance. Free w/ registration!
@ Innis Town Hall 6:30pm
Jan 24 A League Of Their Own (1992, USA, D: Penny Marshall)   We Really Like Her
"There's no crying in baseball!" Geena Davis and Lori Petty get coached in the ways of baseball by Tom Hanks. Screening to mark director Marshall's recent passing.
@ The Revue 6:45pm
Jan 24 Cannibal! The Musical (1993, USA, D: Trey Parker)
The Packer party resort to cannibalism ... and song! Written and directed by a pre-South Park Trey Parker.
@ Eyesore Cinema 7:00pm
Jan 24 I'm Going To Break Your Heart (2019, Canada)
Raine Maida and Chantal Kreviazuk make music together while working on the rocky patches in their marriage. Maida and Kreviazuk will be in attendance to answer questions and perform.
@ The Royal 7:00pm
Jan 25 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
Jan 26 The Poetess (2017, Germany/UAE, D: Stefanie Brockhaus & Andreas Wolff)   Toronto Arab Film
Brotherhood (2018, Canada/Tunisia/Qatar/Sweden, D: Meryam Joobeur)
A contestant in a televised Saudi poetry contest draws anger with her condemnation of Islamic extremism; a prodigal son returns home with a mysterious new wife.
@ Innis Town Hall 7:00pm
Jan 26 The '60s Show   Anime Hell
Vintage anime, and attendant weirdness, from the 1960's, including episodes of Speed Racer and Prince Planet.
@ Eyesore Cinema 8:00pm
Jan 27 The Sound Of Music (1965, USA, D: Robert Wise)   Cineplex Classic Film Series
Julie sings, 50+ years on.
@ Cineplex

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