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Retrospectives, Programmes & Festivals
Sep 20
Caribbean Tales
Stories from the islands. At: The Royal, Carlton.
Sep 22
Toronto Palestine Film Festival @ Lightbox
Presenting the narrative of a disposessed people.
Sep 27 - 29
Culture Days
An annual cross-Canada weekend of culture, including film.
One-Offs And Short Runs
Sep 19 17 And Life Doesn't Wait (2019, Canada, D: Maureen Judge)
Three teen girls deal with societal expectations as they prepare to graduate from high school. Director in attendance. A panel discussion follows the film.
@ Innis Town Hall 6:00pm
Sep 19 Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am (2019, USA, D: Timothy Greenfield-Sanders)
In memoriam. African American author and Nobel Prize winner Toni Morrison becomes a beacon for marginalized voices.
@ Hot Docs 6:30pm
Sep 19 Nobody To Watch Over Me (2008, Japan, D: Ryoichi Kimizuka)    Free!
A detective attempts to protect the family of a teen murderer from the ensuing media frenzy.
@ Japan Foundation 6:30pm
Sep 19 The Goldfinch (2019, USA, D: John Crowley)
A boy's loss of his mother in an art gallery bombing defines the trajectory of his life.
@ AGO 7:00pm
Sep 19 Night Of The Creeps (1986, USA, D: Fred Dekker)
"The good news is your dates are here." Alien brain parasites wreak havoc on prom night.
@ Eyesore Cinema 9:00pm
Sep 20 Tokyo Ghoul S (2019, Japan, D: Kazuhiko Hiramaki & Takuya Kawasaki)
A ghoul desires the taste of a half-ghoul college student.
@ Cineplex
Sep 20
Sep 22
Sep 26
Legends Of The Fall (1994, USA, D: Edward Zwick)   Cineplex Classic Film Series
Anthony Hopkins and Brad Pitt experience early 1900's America in the Montana wildnerness.
@ Cineplex
Sep 20
- Sep 27
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968, USA/UK, D: Stanley Kubrick)   Flashback Film Series
'The Ultimate Trip' returns.
@ Cineplex
Sep 20 Dead Poets Society (1989, USA, D: Peter Weir)   FFF    Free!
A new English teacher encourages his students to sieze the day.
@ Innis Town Hall 7:00pm
Sep 20
Sep 21
Edge Of Tomorrow (IMAX) (2014, USA, D: Doug Liman)
Tom Cruise's knack for repeatedly dying allows him to gain the necessary expertise to fight an alien meance.
@ Cinesphere
Sep 20 The Last Man On Earth (1964, USA/Italy, D: Ubaldo Ragona & Sidney Salkow)   Fear Is Free Fridays    Free!
The Final Programme (1973, UK, D: Robert Fuest)
Fear x 2.
@ The Kingsway 8:45pm
Sep 20 College Kickboxers (1991, USA, D: Eric Sherman)   Almost Asian
A college student's co-worker teaches him the ways of kung-fu after he is attacked by a gang.
@ Eyesore Cinema 9:00pm
Sep 20 Clueless (1995, USA, D: Amy Heckerling)   Fox Flashback
Jane Austen's Emma is filtered through the Beverly Hills high school experience.
@ The Fox 9:15pm
Sep 20 Devil's Pie: D'Angelo (2019, Netherlands/UK/USA, D: Carina Bijlsma)   This Film Should Be Played Loud
R&B superstar D'Angelo returns after fleeing the spotlight.
@ Hot Docs 9:30pm
Sep 20 One Cut Of The Dead (2017, Japan, D: Shinichiro Ueda)   Midnight Madness Presents
A low-budget zombie film is beset by the real deal.
@ Lightbox 9:30pm
Sep 21
Sep 28
The Drowned World
Film and sound art inspired by J.G. Ballard's apocalyptic vision imagine societal shifts to come. Presented by the Toronto Biennial every Saturday until Dec 1.
@ Cinesphere
Sep 21 Puss In Boots (2011, USA, D: Chris Miller)   Family Favourites
A sword-wielding cat looks for adventure.
@ Cineplex 11:00am
Sep 21 The Karate Kid (1984, USA, D: John G. Avildsen)   I Can Do That
"Wax on, wax off." Pat Morita teaches Ralph Macchio the ways of kung fu. Plus: a presentation by De Zilva Martial Arts.
@ The Royal 12:00pm
Sep 21 Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986, USA, D: John Hughes)    Free!
"Why should he get to do whatever he wants, whenever he wants? Why should everything work out for him? What makes him so goddamn special?" Start the school year right by ditching class with Matthew Broderick and company.
@ The Revue 4:00pm
Sep 21 To Kill A Secret (2019, Canada, D: Jevon Boreland)
A plan to shanghai a groom-to-be for an impromptu bachelor party goes awry.
@ The Fox 7:45pm
Sep 21 Turbo Kid (2015, Canada/New Zealand, D: Francois Simard, Anouk Whissell & Yoann-Kari Whissell)
A young wasteland scavenger tries to save his new best friend from the clutches of an evil warlord. Preceded by a musical performance by Ensh. Plus: shorts!
@ Grand Gerrard 9:00pm
Sep 21 Sudden Impulse Film Festival
Local shorts, interspersed with a little live music.
@ The Revue 9:00pm
Sep 22
- Sep 26
Promare (2019, Japan, D: Hiroyuki Imaishi)
Firefighting mechas fight fire-lighting mutants. Screening both subbed and dubbed.
@ Cineplex
Sep 22
- Sep 29
Gauguin In Tahiti: Paradise Lost (2019, Italy, D: Claudio Poli)   In The Gallery
Follow in the footsteps of Gauguin as he leaves Marseille for French Polynesia and its uninhibited sensuality.
@ Cineplex
Sep 22 Vanity Fair (2004, USA/UK/India, D: Mira Nair)   High Tea Cinema
A poor London lass climbs the social ladder. Plus: tea and scones!
@ The Fox 1:00pm
Sep 22 The High And The Mighty (1954, USA, D: William A. Wellman)   TFS
A co-pilot must step up when disaster strikes his trans-Pacific flight. With John Wayne, Claire Trevor and Robert Stack.
@ The Kingsway 2:00pm
Sep 22 From Morn To Midnight (1920, Germany, D: Karl Heinz Martin)   Silent Revue
A bank employee embezzles his way into the high life as death follows closely behind. A German Expressionist rarity.
@ The Revue 4:00pm
Sep 22 Cloud Atlas (IMAX) (2012, Germany/USA/Hong Kong/Singapore/China, D: Tom Tykwer, Lana Wachowski & Lily Wachowski)
Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Bae Doona and others ham it up across space and time in a compendium of intertwined stories.
@ Cinesphere 4:30pm
Sep 23 Fight Club (1999, USA, D: David Fincher)
The first rule of Fight Club is ... At Cineplex VIP locations only.
@ Cineplex
Sep 24 Concerto - A Beethoven Journey (2015, UK, D: Phil Grabsky)   Music On Film
Pianist Leif Ove Andsnes interprets Beethoven's piano concertos.
@ Hot Docs 6:30pm
Sep 24 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
Sep 24 Perfect Blue (1997, Japan, D: Satoshi Kon)   Anime @ The Revue
A pop musician's career change brings on feelings of guilt and paranoia.
@ The Revue 7:00pm
Sep 24 Pretty Maids All In A Row (1971, USA, D: Roger Vadim)
Telly Savalas investigates a string of high school murders. With Rock Hudson and Angie Dickinson!
@ Eyesore Cinema 8:00pm
Sep 25 Prey (2019, Canada, D: Matt Gallagher)
A survivor of sexual abuse by a priest takes the Catholic Church to court rather than settle and let his case be swept under the rug. Presented by TVO.
@ Hot Docs 6:00pm
Sep 25 Digital Disconnect (2018, USA, D: Jeremy Earp)    Free!
The Internet's effect on democracy is examined. Plus: a panel discussion on the Internet's erosion of Canadian sovereignty. led by actor Eric Peterson, follows the film.
@ The Revue 7:00pm
Sep 25 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 25 Porky's (1981, Canada/USA, D: Bob Clark)   Waybackbacon Playback
Horny high-schoolers desperately desire to lose their virginity. A Candian box office sensation!
@ Eyesore Cinema 9:00pm
Sep 26 Dad's Lunch Box (2017, Japan, D: Masakazu Fukatsu)    Free!
A high school student dutifully consumes the contents of the bento box her dad sends for daily lunch.
@ Japan Foundation 2:00pm
Sep 26 I Go Gaga, My Dear (2018, Japan, D: Naoko Nobutomo)
The filmmaker's 90-year-old parents contend with aging and dementia.
@ JCCC 7:00pm
Sep 26 Crossroads (2002, USA, D: Tamra Davis)   We Really Like Her
Childhood besties Britanny Spears, Zoe Saldana and Taryn Manning hit the road. A round of Britney karaoke precedes the film.
@ The Revue 7:00pm
Sep 26 The Vatican Deception (2018, Canada/USA, D: Paul Stark)
Exposing a possible crisis in the Catholic Church.
@ The Fox 7:00pm
Sep 26 Miami Connection (1987, USA, D: Woo-sang Park & Y.K. Kim)
Taekwando musicians Dragon Sound pit their martial arts skill against ninjas and the Miami drug trade. All sorts of awesome.
@ Grand Gerrard 8:00pm
Sep 26 Dave Made A Maze (2017, USA, D: Bill Watterson)   Squishy Freak Frolic Film Nite
A frustrated artist becomes trapped in a boobytrapped fort of his own making.
@ Eyesore Cinema 8:30pm

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