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Retrospectives, Programmes & Festivals
Apr 19
Italian Contemporary Film Festival Youth Edition
A youth-oriented spin on contemporary Italian cinema. At: Lightbox, Vaughan, Yorkdale, SC Richmond Hill.
Apr 20 - 22
Toronto International Porn Festival
The former Feminist Porn Awards expands to explore the diversity of human lust.
Apr 20
Images Festival
Ten days of art on screen, running the gamut from intriguing features to experimental shorts and gallery installations. At: The Royal, Innis Town Hall.
Apr 23
Epilogues @ Hot Docs
Past Hot Docs favorites are brought up to date with post-screening interviews answering the burning question 'Whatever happened to ...?' This week:
The English Surgeon (2007, USA, D: Geoffrey Smith) w/ Henry Marsh & Geoffrey Smith via Skype -- Apr 21, 2:00pm
Anvil! The Story of Anvil (2008, Canada, D: Sacha Gervasi) w/ Steve "Lips" Kudlow & Robb Reiner -- Apr 23, 6:30pm
Apr 24
Human Rights Watch @ Lightbox
Fighting injustice, inspiring hope. This week:
Muhi - Generally Temporary (2017, Israel/Germany, D: Rina Castelnuovo-Hollander & Tamir Elterman) w/ Michael Dan & Tarek Loubani -- Apr 19, 6:30pm
What Will People Say (2017, Norway/Germany/Sweden, D: Iram Haq) w/ Deepa Mattoo -- Apr 20, 6:30pm
This Is Congo (2017, Congo/USA/Canada/Qatar, D: Daniel Mccabe) w/ Daniel McCabe -- Apr 21, 6:30pm
The Other Side Of Everything (2017, Serbia/France/Qatar, D: Mila Turajilic) w/ Samer Muscati, Eliott Behar & Emma Daly -- Apr 22, 3:30pm
The Poetess (2017, Germany, D: Andreas Wolff & Stefanie Brockhaus) w/ Farida Deif -- Apr 24, 6:30pm
Silas (2017, Canada/South Africa/Kenya, D: Anjali Nayar & Hawa Essuman) w/ Anjali Nayar -- Apr 25, 6:30pm
Apr 26
- May 6
Hot Docs
Ten days of reality-based cinema. The cream of the Sundance/SXSW/Tribeca slate, plus many World and North American premieres. At: Hot Docs, Lightbox, Hart House Theatre, Isabel Bader, Scotiabank, Innis Town Hall, The Fox, The Revue, Cinesphere, Aga Khan.
One-Offs And Short Runs
Apr 19 Footloose (1984, USA, D: Herbert Ross)
A rebellious city teen teaches a no-fun-allowed town how to rock out.
@ Yonge & Dundas 2:00pm, 9:30pm
Apr 19
- Apr 26
Grease (1978, USA, D: Randal Kleiser)
"This car is Auto-matic. It's System-matic. It's Hyyyyydro-matic. Why, it's Greased Lightning!" Showtimes: Apr 19, 4:30pm; Apr 20, 2:00pm, 4:45pm; Apr 21, 4:45pm; Apr 22, 7:45pm; Apr 23, 4:10pm; Apr 24, 4:45pm; Apr 26, 4:15pm.
@ Yonge & Dundas
Apr 19 Oh Lucy! (2017, Japan, D: Atsuko Hirayanagi)   J-Cinema
An odd English class encourages a young woman to embrace her inner American.
@ JCCC 7:00pm
Apr 19 Big Fish & Begonia (2016, China, D: Liang Xuan & Zhang Chun)
A young girl from a race of supernatural beings becomes a dolphin to explore the earthly realm. Animated.
@ Yonge & Dundas 7:00pm
Apr 19 Orphan (2009, USA, D: Jaume Collet-Serra)   No Future
A couple get much more than they bargained for when they adopt a 9-year-old orphan.
@ The Royal 8:00pm
Apr 19 Friends By Chance (2017, Italy, D: Francesco Bruni)   L'Altra Italia
A young man's new job as companion to an Alzheimers-suffering poet prompts him to unravel the puzzle of his patient's memories.
@ Vaughan 8:00pm
Apr 19 Rock 'N' Roll High School (1979, USA, D: Allen Arkush)
Experience high school-set RamonesMania! Plus: bonus films before (at 6:30pm) and after (at 10:00pm). Presented by Lowlife Cinema.
@ The Garrison 8:30pm
Apr 19 Scarecrow (1973, USA, D: Jerry Schatzberg)
Ex-con Hackman and traveling sailor Pacino become fast friends as they encounter obstacles on their cross-country trek.
@ Lightbox 9:30pm
Apr 20
Apr 27
Yayoi Kusama: I Adore Myself (2008, Japan, D: Takako Matsumoto)
Artist Kusama's daily life gives insight into her creative process.
6:00pm, 8:30pm
6:00pm, 8:30pm
Apr 20 Dazed And Confused (1993, USA, D: Richard Linklater)   Screen Queens
Stoners, slackers and jocks celebrate the last day of high school. The perfect companion for 4/20. Allysin Chaynes hosts. Expect booze, drunk commentary and surprises.
@ The Royal 8:00pm
Apr 20 Thief (1981, USA, D: Michael Mann)
Safecracker James Caan finds himself beholden to a mobster while trying to engineer his exit from the criminal underworld.
@ Lightbox 10:00pm
Apr 21 Pup Star: Better 2Gether (2017, USA, D: Robert Vince)   Family Favourites
A singing Yorkie is swapped with a street dog following her success in a TV competition.
@ Cineplex 11:00am
Apr 21 Metropolis (1927, Germany, D: Fritz Lang)
A futuristic utopia for the priveleged is built upon the toil of an unseen working class.
@ Lightbox 12:00pm
Apr 21 Memories Of Underdevelopment (1968, Cuba, D: Toma Gutierrez Alea)
A bourgeois writer observes and experiences the effects of the Cuban revolution.
@ Lightbox 3:05pm
Apr 21 Ute Aurand In Person!   Early Monthly Segments
German filmmaker Ute Aurance (in attendance) joyously interacts with the moment in films Terzen and Fadenspiele.
@ The Revue 4:00pm
Apr 21 Purple Rain (1984, USA, D: Albert Magnoli)   Black Gold
Sign 'O' The Times (1987, USA, D: Prince)
Prince x 2! First: as the star of his own (loosely) biographical drama. Second: as the main attraction in an electrifying rock show.
@ The Royal 7:00pm
Apr 21 Purple Rain (1984, USA, D: Albert Magnoli)   This Film Should Be Played Loud
Prince suffers daddy issues while rising in the Minneapolis music scene. Arrive early for the DJ set!
@ Hot Docs 9:30pm
Apr 21 Alien (1979, USA/UK, D: Ridley Scott)
"It's got a wonderful defense mechanism. You don't dare kill it."
@ Lightbox 9:30pm
Apr 22 Les Girls (1957, USA, D: George Cukor)
The complicated relationships of dance troupe star Gene Kelly and his internationally sourced co-stars are recounted from three different vantage points.
@ Lightbox 12:00pm
Apr 22 Forbidden Planet (1956, USA, D: Fred M. Wilcox)   Designing The Movies
Sci-fi takes inspiration from Shakespeare's The Tempest and introduces the immortal Robby The Robot. Host Nathalie Atkinson will be joined by cartoonist Seth for a discussion of the film's visual influences.
@ The Revue 3:00pm
Apr 22 Barry Lyndon (1975, USA, D: Stanley Kubrick)
Ryan O'Neil's schemes bring him improved social standing ... for a time.
@ Lightbox 6:30pm
Apr 22 Intent To Destroy (2017, USA, D: Joe Berlinger)
As historical epic The Promise shoots, Berlinger digs into the history of its backdrop, the Armenian genocide, and Turkey's continued denial of its occurrence. Atom Egoyan will be in attendance for a panel discussion following the film.
@ Hot Docs 7:00pm
Apr 22 Wadjda (2012, Saudi Arabia/Netherland/Germany/Jordan/UAE/USA, D: Haifaa Al-Mansour)   Bechdel Tested
A Saudi girl's desire for a new bike leads her to enter a Koran-reciting contest. A discussion among women in the cycling community follows the film.
@ The Revue 7:00pm
Apr 23 Littler Terrors #61 - Infections   Little Terrors
The monthly program of short, sharp shocks returns with metal, games, a pet cactus and more. Presented by Rue Morgue and Unstable Ground.
@ Carlton 9:00pm
Apr 24 Song Of Lahore (2015, Pakistan/USA, D: Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy & Andy Schocken)   Music On Film
An experimental fusion of South Asian instrumentation and American jazz brings an ensemble fame in the Western world even as Islamic law ensures they remain unknown in their home of Pakistan.
@ Hot Docs 6:30pm
Apr 24 Skip Tracer (1977, Canada, D: Zale Dalen)   Laserblast
A hard-ass repo man begins to develop a conscience in Dalen's tough-as-nails west-coast cult classic. Co-presented with Tax Shelter Follies. Come early for the pre-show!
@ The Royal 8:00pm
Apr 24 Bonnie And Clyde (1967, USA, D: Arthur Penn)
Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway rob banks across depression-era America.
@ Lightbox 9:30pm
Apr 25
Apr 29
Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie (2004, Japan, D: Hatsuki Tsuji)
Battle is waged with an Egyptian spirit. Remastered!
@ Cineplex
Apr 25 The Treasure Of The Sierra Madre (1948, USA, D: John Huston)   Fox Film Canon
"Badges? We ain't got no badges. We don't need no badges. I don't have to show you any stinking badges!" Bogie and friends get gold fever.
@ The Fox 7:00pm
Apr 25 Basket Case (1982, USA, D: Frank Henenlotter)   Cinemacabre
Formerly conjoined twins, one deformed and confined to a basket, seek revenge on the one who separated them. 4K restoration!
@ The Royal 8:00pm
Apr 26 Ugetsu (1953, Japan, D: Kenji Mizoguchi)   Fashion Films    Free!
Men pursue dreams of riches and glory in spite of family responsibilities and the looming spectre of war. Free w/ RSVP.
@ Japan Foundation 1:00pm, 6:30pm
Apr 26 Stanley & Iris (1990, USA, D: Martin Ritt)   Food In Film
A newly widowed baker (Jane Fonda) agrees to teach a newly unemployed cook (Robert DeNiro) how to read.
@ The Revue 6:45pm
Apr 26 Cinema Trivia
Test your cinematic knowledge. Tonight's theme: cult films.
@ The Fox 7:00pm
Apr 26 Shorts Not Pants Animation Showcase   Shorts That Are Not Pants
Shorts Not Pants takes a tour through the animated world.
@ Carlton 7:00pm
Apr 26 A Face In The Crowd (1957, USA, D: Elia Kazan)   Retropath
Drifter Andy Griffith spins his unexpected newfound celebrity into a policital campaign as those around him witness his erratic personality become furhter unhinged.
@ The Royal 8:00pm
Apr 26 The Room (2003, USA, D: Tommy Wiseau)
The infamy travels to the Beaches. Bring spoons!
@ The Fox 9:30pm
Apr 27
Apr 28
Apr 29
The Changeling (1980, Canada, D: Peter Medak)
A pianist grieving the loss of his wife and child experiences supernatural phenomena in his new home. A spooky Canuck classic! 4K restoration!
@ The Royal
Apr 28 Pup Star: World Tour (2018, USA, D: Robert Vince)   Family Favourites
A singing Yorkie joins the judges of a globe-trotting singing competition.
@ Cineplex 11:00am
Apr 28 The Tale Of Princess Kaguya (2013, Japan, D: Isao Takahata)   Fashion Films    Free!
A farming family raise a baby princess they discover within a stalk of bamboo. Free w/ RSVP.
@ Japan Foundation 1:00pm
Apr 28 Wings (1927, USA, D: William A. Wellman)
WWI fighter pilots from different classes share feelings for the same woman. Presented by the Toronto Silent Film Festival.
@ The Fox 4:00pm
Apr 28 The Room (2003, USA, D: Tommy Wiseau)
The infamy. Bring spoons!
@ Carlton 11:00pm
Apr 29 Evangelion 1.0: You Are (Not) Alone (2007, Japan, D: Masayuki & Kazuya Tsurumaki)   Toronto Anime Film Festival
Evangelion 2.0: You Can (Not) Advance (2009, Japan, D: Masayuki & Kazuya Tsurumaki)
Evangelion 3.0: You Can (Not) Redo (2012, Japan, D: Masayuki & Kazuya Tsurumaki)
Pilots of humanoid fighting machines struggle with the responsibility of ensuring mankind's survival.
Apr 29 The Yacoubian Building (2006, Egypt, D: Marwan Hamed)
Lives intertwine in a Cairo apartment building during the lead-up to the Gulf War.
@ Aga Khan 2:00pm
Apr 29 Laugh, Clown, Laugh (1928, USA, D: Tod Browning)   Silent Revue
A clown with a crying problem and a count suffering from excess laughter find themselves attracted to the same girl.
@ The Revue 4:15pm

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