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Retrospectives, Programmes & Festivals
Until
Sep 15
Toronto Arthouse Film Festival @ The Fox
New independent talent.
 
Sep 16 - 17
 
Toronto Film Week @ The Fox
Free shorts from the indie set.
 
Sep 16 - 17
 
Canadian International Faith And Family Film Festival @ Innis Town Hall
Artists In Christian Testimony present films of faith.
 
Until
Sep 16
Toronto Indie Film Festival @ Carlton
Riding the festival wave in the name of micro-budget cinema.
 
Until
Sep 16
Nollywood International
From Nigeria to Toronto. At: Innis Town Hall, Market Square.
 
Until
Sep 17
Toronto International Film Festival
The big kahuna of Toronto film festivals, this year offering new work from (deep breath) Yorgos Lanthimos, Ruben Östlund, Lucrecia Martel, Luca Guadagnino, Hirokazu Kore-eda, John Woo, Hong Sangsoo, Pen-ek Ratanaruang, Clio Barnard, Frederick Wiseman, Michael Haneke, Fatih Akin, Andrey Zvyagintsev, Paul Schrader Bruno Dumont, Ildiko Enyedi, Aki Kaurismaki, Guillermo del Toro, Wim Wenders, Robert Guediguian, Agnes Varda, Verena Paravel & Lucien Castaing-Taylor, Andrew Haigh, Armando Iannucci, Denis Cote, Greta Gerwig, Deniz Gamze Erguven, Lynn Shelton, Melanie Laurent, Ingrid Veninger, Martin McDonagh, Darren Aronofsky, Alexander Payne, George Clooney, Wang Bing plus Cannes awards winner BPM, ten injections of pure adrenalin at Midnight, a farewell tribute to Midnight Madness programmer Colin Geddes, Canadian classics, chats with the likes of Gael Garcia Bernal and Helen Mirren, big screen television, stars, auteurs, crowds and a heck of a lot more. At: Lightbox, Scotiabank, The Elgin, Ryerson, Princess Of Wales.
 
Sep 20 - 24
 
Toronto Palestine Film Festival
Presenting the narrative of a disposessed people.
 
Sep 21 - 24
 
Toronto International Short Film Festival @ AGO
Short-form cinema.
 
Until
Sep 21
Caribbean Tales
Stories from the islands. At: The Royal, Cineplex.
 
One-Offs And Short Runs
Sep 14 Matisse From MoMA And Tate Modern (2014, UK, D: Phil Grabsky)   Exhibition On Screen
Go behind the scnes at an exhibition of Matisse's work plus related commissions in ballet, jazz and speech.
 
@ Hot Docs 6:30pm
Sep 14 Alien (1979, USA/UK, D: Ridley Scott)
"It's got a wonderful defense mechanism. You don't dare kill it."
 
@ Carlton 6:40pm, 9:15pm
Sep 14 Predator (1987, USA, D: John McTiernan)
Arnold vs alien.
 
@ Carlton 6:40pm, 9:15pm
Sep 14
Sep 18
 
Long Time Running (2017, Canada, D: Jennifer Baichwal & Nicholas de Pencier)
Canada's beloved The Tragically Hip embark upon one last tour.
 
@ Cineplex
 
7:00pm
7:00pm
Sep 14 Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991, USA, D: James Cameron)
A cyborg from the future guards humanity's eventual protector from further threats from the robot-dominated future. Now in 3D.
 
@ The Fox 9:15pm
Sep 15
- Sep 21
 
Close Encounters Of The Third Kind (1977, USA, D: Steven Spielberg)
Richard Dreyfuss' UFO experience becomes an all-consuming obsession. 40th anniversary!
 
@ The Kingsway
Sep 15
- Sep 21
 
Robocop (1987, USA, D: Paul Verhoeven)
"Thank you for your cooperation." Cyborg Peter Weller takes a bite out of crime in dystopic Detroit. Showtimes: Sep 15, 6:40pm, 9:15pm; Sep 16, 6:40pm, 9:15pm; Sep 17, 6:40pm, 9:15pm; Sep 18, 6:40pm, 9:15pm; Sep 19, 6:40pm, 9:15pm; Sep 20, 6:40pm, 9:15pm; Sep 21, 6:40pm, 9:15pm.
 
@ Carlton
Sep 15 Mad Max: Fury Road (2015, USA/Australia, D: George Miller)   FFF
"You will ride eternal, shiny and chrome." Post-apocalyptic drifter Max aids a band of escaped female prisoners in their fight against the despot Immortan Joe.
 
@ Innis Town Hall 7:00pm
Sep 15
Sep 20
 
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988, USA, D: Frank Oz)   Redoubt Cinema
Postman's Knock (1962, UK, D: Robert Lynn)
Con men Steve Martin and Michael Caine settle their rivalry with a contest; country postman Spike Milligan's transfer to the big city lands him in the middle of a train robbery. 35mm!
 
@ The Kingsway
 
8:45pm
8:45pm
Sep 16 Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul (2017, USA, D: David Bowers)   Family Favourites
A family road trip goes awry.
 
@ Cineplex 11:00am
Sep 16
Sep 20
 
Gone With The Wind (1939, USA, D: Victor Fleming)   Cineplex Classic Film Series
The American Civil War touches the lives of a priveleged woman and her dashing suitor.
 
@ Cineplex
 
12:30pm
6:30pm
Sep 16 Rembrandt: From The National Gallery And Rijkmuseum (2015, UK, D: Kat Mansoor)   Exhibition On Screen
Immerse yourself in the final years of Rembrandt's career.
 
@ Hot Docs 4:00pm
Sep 16 time/OUT OF JOINT (2015, D: Caspar Stracke)   Pleasure Dome
"A masterfully edited freefall into the world of time reversal." Free if you buy a two-night pass to the Mixed Input Festival.
 
@ Tranzac Club 7:30pm
Sep 16
Sep 17
 
Mixed Input Festival   Pleasure Dome
Sound + visuals = "multimedia collisions". Two nights!
 
@ Tranzac Club
 
10:00pm
9:00pm
Sep 17 Munch: 150 (2013, UK, D: Ben Harding)   Exhibition On Screen
The National Museum reveals there's more to Edvard Munch than The Scream.
 
@ Hot Docs 1:30pm
Sep 17 Brown Willy (2016, UK, D: Brett Harvey)
A poorly-thought-out stag takes a pair of middle-aged former school friends to the moors of Cornwall. Presented by the Toronto Cornish Association. A Skype Q&A with the director follows the film.
 
@ The Revue 4:00pm
Sep 17 Scarlet Street (1945, USA, D: Fritz Lang)
Mild-mannered Edward G. Robinson comes under the thumb of gold digging Joan Bennett and her skeezy boyfriend Dan Duryea.
 
@ Carlton 4:00pm
Sep 17 Letter From The Past (2012, Israel, D: Ofer Zingerman)   TJFS
A much-delayed letter from East Berlin brings old secrets to the surface. Also on the bill: short Kippur (Day Of Attonement) (2009, D: Sivan Mor Goldman).
 
@ Al Green Theatre 4:00pm, 7:30pm
Sep 17
Sep 19
 
The Farthest (2017, Ireland, D: Emer Reynolds)
NASA's Voyager probes carry recordings of life on Earth into deep space.
 
@ Hot Docs
 
6:30pm
6:30pm
Sep 17 Zoolander (2001, USA, D: Ben Stiller)   Screen Queens
Supermodels Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson reluctantly team up to fight evil incarnate (Will Ferrell). Allysin Chaynes hosts. Expect booze, drunk commentary and surprises.
 
@ The Royal 8:00pm
Sep 18 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. Presented by the Japan Foundation.
 
@ The Revue 6:30pm
Sep 19 Mishima: A Life In Four Chapters (1985, USA, D: Paul Schrader)    Free!
Author Yukio Mishima looks back on his work as he attempts to stage a coup. Free w/ RSVP!
 
@ Japan Foundation 6:30pm
Sep 19 Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989, USA, D: Stephen Herek)   Band And A Movie    Free!
Excellent! On screen: high school slackers interact with history when they travel through time. On stage: Hollerado performs.
 
@ The Royal 8:00pm
Sep 19 Sarah Pucill   Early Monthly Segments
The UK's Sarah Pucill explores bodies, absent lovers and loss. 16mm.
 
@ Gladstone Hotel 8:00pm
Sep 20 Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me (2014, USA, D: James Keach)
Country legend Glen Campbell hits the road for a farewell tour when he is diagnosed with Alzheimer's. Screening to honour the troubadour's memory following his recent passing.
 
@ Hot Docs 6:15pm
Sep 20 Antarctica: Ice And Sky (2016, France, D: Luc Jaquet)
Climate scientist Claude Lorius talks about the environmental changes he's seeen on the icy continent. Screening to launch the This Is Our Time podcast.
 
@ The Revue 7:00pm
Sep 21 It Takes A Riot: Race Rebellion, Reform (Canada, D: Howard Grandison)    Free!
Organizations such as Black Lives Matter and Zero Gun Violence Movement tackle inequality and injustice. Discussion follows. Free w/ RSVP.
 
@ Innis Town Hall 5:30pm
Sep 21 Working Girl (1988, USA, D: Mike Nichols)   Designing The Movies
Melanie Griffith takes the opportunity to climb the '80s corporate ladder while her boss is laid-up. Following the screening, host Nathalie Atkinson and The Social's Jess Allen will discuss power dressing.
 
@ The Revue 6:45pm
Sep 21 Suspiria (1977, Italy, D: Dario Argento)
Argento's beloved, bloody classic returns in a 4K restoration.
 
@ The Fox 7:00pm
Sep 22 Jewel Robbery (1932, USA, D: William Dieterle)   Shadows & Sin
William Powell's gentleman thief robs and romances.
 
@ Media Commons 4:00pm
Sep 23 The Princess Bride (1987, USA, D: Rob Reiner)   Family Favourites
"Iconceivable!" A twisty tale of adventure is spun.
 
@ Cineplex 11:00am
Sep 24 Fashions Of 1934 (1934, USA, D: William Dieterle)   TFS
Irene (1940, USA, D: Herbert Wilcox)
Fashion! William Powell and Bette Davis are caught red-handed ripping off Paris haute couture; a woman entera a love triangle when she takes work as a dress model.
 
@ Carlton 2:00pm
Sep 24 Troublemaker (1988, Luxembourg, D: Andy Bausch)   EUFF Classics    Free!
Two-bit European gangsters ply their trade in an area of economic decline. Free w/ RSVP!
 
@ The Royal 3:00pm

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