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Retrospectives, Programmes & Festivals
Apr 11 - 14
 
TIFF Next Wave @ Lightbox
World cinema for teens, tweens and young adults. Most screenings free for anyone under 25!
 
Apr 11 - 16
 
Images Festival @ Innis Town Hall
Screen art, running the gamut from intriguing features to experimental shorts and gallery installations.
 
Apr 12 - 14
 
Toronto Silent Film Festival @ The Revue
Where the images (accompanied by live music, naturally) do the talking. This week:
Pandora's Box (1929, Germany, D: Georg Wilhelm Pabst) -- Apr 12, 6:30pm
Mark Of Zorro (1920, USA, D: Fred Niblo) -- Apr 13, 1:00pm
West Of Zanzibar (1928, USA, D: Tod Browning) -- Apr 13, 4:15pm
So This Is Paris (1926, USA, D: Ernst Lubitsch) -- Apr 14, 1:30pm
1000 Laffs: Surreal Slapstick -- Apr 14, 4:00pm
 
Until
Apr 12
Toronto Indie Horror Fest @ Eyesore Cinema
New blood.
 
Apr 17
 
Canadian Film Day
All Canada, all day.
 
Until
Apr 24
Destroy, She Said: The Cinema of Margeurite Duras @ Lightbox
French author Duras turns to cinema to explore colonialism, desire and malaise on her own terms. This week:
Nathalie Granger (1972, France, D: Marguerite Duras) w/ Claire Foster -- Apr 16, 6:30pm
Hiroshima Mon Amour (1959, France, D: Alain Resnais) -- Apr 17, 6:30pm
 
One-Offs And Short Runs
Apr 11
Apr 14
 
500 Days In The Wild (2023, Canada, D: Dianne Whelan)
The filmmaker hikes, bikes, paddles and skis all 24,000 km of the Trans Canada Trail.
 
@ Hot Docs
 
6:45pm
12:00pm
Apr 11 Clockwatchers (1997, USA, D: Jill Sprecher)   We Really Like Her
Friendships between office temps are tested due to ongoing thefts and the desire for a permanent position with the company.
 
@ The Revue 6:45pm
Apr 11 River (2023, Japan, D: Junta Yamaguchi)
A 100-year-old spa becomes stuck in a time loop. From the director of the similarly-themed Beyond the Infinite Two Minutes.
 
@ JCCC 7:00pm
Apr 11 The Natural (1984, USA, D: Barry Levinson)
Middle-aged Robert Redford gets a belated shot at baseball glory. The Great Escape book store will be discussing the book the film is based on at Kingston Road United Church on Apr 4.
 
@ The Fox 7:00pm
Apr 11 The Sympathizer (2024, USA, D: Park Chan-wook)
A communist spy during the Vietnam War continues his trade while living as a refugee in Los Angeles. A preview of the new HBO television series. Co-showrunner Don McKellar, producer Niv Fichman and actors Hoa Xuande, Fred Nguyen Khan, Duy Nguyen and Kieu Chinh will be in attendance for a Q&A.
 
@ Lightbox 7:30pm
Apr 11 In Flames (2023, Pakistan/Canada, D: Zarrar Kahn)
A mother and daughter turn to each other following the death of the family patriarch. Filmmaker and cast in attendance!
 
@ The Paradise 8:00pm
Apr 11 Alice Sweet Alice (1976, USA, D: Alfred Sole)   Nightmare Alley
A 12-year-old Catholic girl becomes the prime suspect in a series of murders, including that of her more popular sister on the day of her first communion.
 
@ The Revue 9:30pm
Apr 12
- Apr 17
 
Eyes Wide Shut (1999, UK/USA, D: Stanley Kubrick)
Discovery of his wife's thoughts of infidelity sends Tom Cruise on a dangerous journey into the city's sexual underworld. At Yonge & Dundas, Eglinton Town Centre, Vaughan and Winston Churchill.
 
@ Cineplex
Apr 12
- Apr 18
 
Shrek 2 (2004, USA, D: Andrew Adamson & Kelly Asbury)
Princess Fiona takes her beloved ogre Shrek back home to meet her parents. 20th anniversary re-issue! At Empress Walk, Queensway, Scotiabank, Yorkdale, Eglinton Town Centre, Mississauga, Morningside, Richmond Hill, Vaughan and Winston Churchill.
 
@ Cineplex
Apr 12
- Apr 18
 
Annihilation (2018, UK/USA, D: Alex Garland)
A crew of female soldiers investigate strange phenomena inside a mutated landscape.
 
@ Carlton
Apr 12
- Apr 18
 
The Big Lebowski (1998, USA, D: Joel Coen)
"Yeah, well, you know, that's just, like, your opinion, man." The dude abides.
 
@ Carlton
Apr 12 Shakes The Clown (1991, USA, D: Bobcat Goldthwait)   Drag Me To The Movies
An alcoholic clown is framed for murder by rivals on the kids party circuit.
 
@ The Paradise 7:00pm
Apr 12
Apr 13
Apr 18
 
Dawn Of The Dead (1978, USA, D: George A. Romero)
Survivors of the zombie plague hole up in a shopping mall. Screening, for some unknown reason, in 3D.
 
@ Lightbox
 
 
8:30pm
7:30pm
7:30pm
Apr 12 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013, USA, D: Francis Lawrence)
The winner of a fight-to-the-death inspires rebellion against the ruling classes. A Fangirl Picture Show event hosted by comedian Carley Thorne.
 
@ Hot Docs 8:45pm
Apr 12 The Matrix (1999, USA, D: Lana & Lilly Wachowski)   Always On Film
"You take the blue pill - the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill - you stay in Wonderland and I show you how deep the rabbit-hole goes." Keanu dives deep into virtual reality. 35mm!
 
@ The Kingsway 9:15pm
Apr 12
Apr 13
 
The People's Joker (2022, USA, D: Vera Drew)
A would-be clown deals with gender identity issues while running afoul of Gotham's crack-down on comedy.
 
@ The Fox
 
9:15pm
9:15pm
Apr 12 Girls In The Night (1953, USA, D: Jack Arnold)   Trash Palace
A family hoping to escape their slum home get caught up in a murder investigation. 16mm!
 
@ Cinecycle 9:30pm
Apr 12 Mad Max (1979, Australia, D: George Miller)   The Midnight Revue
On the highways of post-apocalyptic Australia, Mel Gibson seeks bloody revenge.
 
@ The Revue 11:59pm
Apr 13
Apr 14
 
Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs (2009, USA, D: Chris Miller & Phil Lord)
An inventor and a weathergirl investigate the replacement of rain with food in their small town. At Carlton, Elgin Mills and Promenade.
 
@ Imagine Cinemas
 
Apr 13 The Boy and The Heron (2023, Japan, D: Hayao Miyazaki)   Family Favourites
A boy enters a strange fantasy world on the verge of collapse after moving to the country following the death of his mother.
 
@ Cineplex
Apr 13 Fear And Desire (1952, USA, D: Stanley Kubrick)
Soldiers behind enemy lines encounter existential crises on their way back to safe territory. Famously suppressed by Kubrick throughout his life, the film has now been restored to its original 1952 cut. At Yonge & Dundas, Eglinton Town Centre, Vaughan and Winston Churchill.
 
@ Cineplex
Apr 13 Killer's Kiss (1955, USA, D: Stanley Kubrick)
A boxer's new romance runs afoul of his girlfriend's former gangland lover. At Yonge & Dundas, Eglinton Town Centre, Vaughan and Winston Churchill.
 
@ Cineplex
Apr 13 The Ox-Bow Incident (1942, USA, D: William A. Wellman)
The Proposition (2005, Australia, D: John Hillcoat)
Westerns! A posse argues over lynching a trio of murder suspects; a captured outlaw is turned loose to hunt down his brothers. Presented by Waffles and a Movie. A waffle is included with admission.
 
@ Eyesore Cinema 7:00pm
Apr 13 Dan Savage's Hump! Film Festival
Sex columnist Dan Savage selects short, kinky, and, above all, human smut.
 
@ Hot Docs 8:00pm
Apr 13 Ninja III: The Domination (1984, USA, D: Sam Firstenberg)   Black Belt Cinema
An evil ninja takes revenge by possessing the body of a female aerobics instructor.
 
@ The Revue 9:30pm
Apr 13 Joker (2019, USA, D: Todd Phillips)   Always On Film
Joaquin Phoenix's alienation turns to criminality. 35mm!
 
@ The Kingsway 10:30pm
Apr 14
Apr 15
 
Con Chi Viaggi (Drive Me Crazy) (2022, Italy, D: Younuts)
An ordinary ride share turns into an unexpected adventure for a quartet of strangers. At Yonge & Dundas and Vaughan.
 
@ Cineplex
 
Apr 14
Apr 15
Apr 16
 
Dr. Strangelove (1964, USA, D: Stanley Kubrick)
"Gentlemen, you can't fight in here! This is the War Room!" A payload of atomic weapons are headed straight for the Soviet Union in Kubrick's nuclear war comedy. At Yonge & Dundas, Eglinton Town Centre, Vaughan and Winston Churchill.
 
@ Cineplex
 
 
Apr 14
Apr 15
 
Paths Of Glory (1957, USA, D: Stanley Kubrick)
Kirk Douglas defends three men accused of cowardice in a failed WWI attack. At Yonge & Dundas, Eglinton Town Centre, Vaughan and Winston Churchill.
 
@ Cineplex
 
Apr 14 Casablanca (1942, USA, D: Michael Curtiz)
"Play it once, Sam, for old time's sake." Ex-pat Bogie's former lover Ingrid Bergman reappears at his Morocco nightclub, rekindling old feelings that are now complicated by wartime realities. Screening to mark the Fox's 110th Birthday!
 
@ The Fox 1:00pm
Apr 14 Bajirao Mastani (2015, India, D: Sanjay Leela Bhansali)
A battle-hardened general finds passion for something other than war when he fights alongside warrior princess Mastani. Presented by Butt's Backdoor Bollywood.
 
@ Eyesore Cinema 7:00pm
Apr 14 How To Steal A Million (1966, USA, D: William Wyler)   Contours
Audrey Hepburn hires professional thief Peter O'Toole to remove a forgery from a Paris museum.
 
@ The Paradise 7:30pm
Apr 15 Spider-Man (2002, USA, D: Sam Raimi)
Teen Peter Parker's newfound spider-based super powers are put to the test against a goblin-themed supervillain. At Yonge & Dundas, Queensway, Eglinton Town Centre, Vaughan and Winston Churchill.
 
@ Cineplex
Apr 15 Best Worst Thing That Could Have Happened (2016, USA, D: Lonny Price)
The cast of legendary Broadway flop Merrily We Roll Along gather to take another look at the challenging Sondheim/Prince collaboration. Screening as a sidebar to the Curious Minds series The Stars of the Broadway Stage.
 
@ Hot Docs 4:00pm
Apr 15 Valerie and Her Week Of Wonders (1970, Czechoslovakia, D: Jaromil Jires)   Puberty Blues
A Czech teen navigates not only puberty but also the strange beings that appear when she puts on a pair of magic earrings.
 
@ The Paradise 6:00pm
Apr 15 Peppermint Soda (1977, France, D: Diane Kurys)   Puberty Blues
Teen sisters are awakened both romantically and politically in the volatile times of early 1960s France.
 
@ The Paradise 8:30pm
Apr 15 After Midnight (1989, USA, D: Jim & Ken Wheat)
A psychology professor invites his students to tell scary stories to study the nature of fear.
 
@ The Revue 9:30pm
Apr 16
Apr 17
Apr 18
 
A Clockwork Orange (1971, UK/USA, D: Stanley Kubrick)
"Viddy well, little brother. Viddy well." Young thug Malcolm McDowell enters experimental therapy to cure his violent impulses. At Yonge & Dundas, Eglinton Town Centre, Vaughan and Winston Churchill.
 
@ Cineplex
 
 
Apr 16 Gamera, Super Monster (1980, Japan, D: Noriaki Yuasa)   Important Cinema Club Masterpiece Classics
Turtle Kaiju Gamera reprises his battles against former foes -- via clips from earlier films, naturally -- who have been awakened by invading aliens.
 
@ The Fox 7:00pm
Apr 16 The Shawshank Redemption (1994, USA, D: Frank Darabont)
Incarcerated banker Tim Robbins inspires his fellow inmates with dreams of escape.
 
@ The Revue 7:30pm
Apr 17 The Killing (1956, USA, D: Stanley Kubrick)
Sterling Hayden masterminds a daring robbery at a horse-racing track. At Yonge & Dundas, Eglinton Town Centre, Vaughan and Winston Churchill.
 
@ Cineplex
Apr 17
Apr 18
 
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968, UK/USA, D: Stanley Kubrick)
Astronauts deal with a rogue computer on their way to investigate strange goings-on near Jupiter. At Yonge & Dundas, Eglinton Town Centre, Vaughan and Winston Churchill.
 
@ Cineplex
 
Apr 17 The Notebook (2004, USA, D: Nick Cassavetes)
Poor, passionate Gosling falls for idle, rich McAdams. At Yonge & Eglinton, Queensway and Winston Churchill.
 
@ Cineplex
Apr 17 Ru (2023, Canada, D: Charles-Olivier Michaud)    Free!
A young Vietnamese girl and her family flee their home country for a new life in Quebec. For Canadian Film Day. Presented by Cinefranco.
 
@ Scotiabank 1:00pm
Apr 17 Shake Hands With The Devil: The Journey Of Romeo Dallaire (2004, Canada, D: Peter Raymont)
Canadian General Romeo Dallaire becomes witness to Rwandan genocide. For Canadian Film Day!
 
@ Hot Docs 3:00pm
Apr 17 The Left-Hand Side Of The Fridge (2000, Canada, D: Philippe Falardeau)   See The North
Roommates find differing degrees of success when one begins to film the other's job search. For Canadian Film Day! Director Philippe Falardeau will be in attendance.
 
@ Lightbox 4:00pm
Apr 17 The Fruit Machine (2018, Canada, D: Sarah Fodey)    Free!
Canada's purge of homosexuals from the civil service is chronicled. For Canadian Film Day. Presented by Inside Out.
 
@ Scotiabank 4:00pm
Apr 17 Eternal Spring (2022, Canada, D: Jason Loftus)    Free!
Falun Gong practitioners resist oppression by the Chinese government. Winner of the audience award at Hot Docs 2022 and Canada's selection for Oscar submission. Director in attendance! For Canadian Film Day. Presented by TAAFI.
 
@ Scotiabank 4:00pm
Apr 17 Toni Erdmann (2016, Germany, D: Maren Ade)   Goethe Films: We're Funny That Way
A stressed corporate climber plays a psychological game of chicken with her prankster father.
 
@ Lightbox 6:30pm
Apr 17 Stay The Night (2022, Canada, D: Renuka Jeyapalan)    Free!
A woman in search of a one night stand instead finds connection with an athlete pondering his future. For Canadian Film Day. Presented by Reel Asian and Breakthroughs FF.
 
@ Carlton 6:30pm
Apr 17 Akilla's Escape (2020, Canada/USA, D: Charles Officer)    Free!
A retiring drug dealer takes the opportunity to save a teenager from a life of crime when the are caught in the middle of an armed robbery. Screening in memory of director Charles Officer. A panel discussion follows the film. For Canadian Film Day. Presented by Regent Park Film Festival.
 
@ Scotiabank 6:30pm
Apr 17 BlackBerry (2023, Canada, D: Matt Johnson)    Free!
Waterloo's Research In Motion rides breakthrough technology through boom to bust. Director Matt Johnson in attendance. For Canadian Film Day. Presented by the Canadian Film Festival.
 
@ Scotiabank 6:30pm
Apr 17 eXistenZ (1999, Canada, D: David Cronenberg)    Free!
Virtual reality game designer Jennifer Jason Leigh enters her latest creation when she is attacked by a band of assassins. For Canadian Film Day.
 
@ The Revue 6:45pm
Apr 17 Festival Express (2003, Canada, D: Bob Smeaton)    Free!
Janis Joplin, The Grateful Dead and The Band booze and jam as they cross Canada by train. For Canadian Film Day.
 
@ The Fox 7:00pm
Apr 17 Peace By Chocolate (2021, Canada, D: Jonathan Keijser)    Free!
A young Syrian refugee weighs the possibility of carrying on his father's chocolate-making tradition. For Canadian Film Day.
 
@ Carlton 7:00pm
Apr 17 Another Planet (1999, Canada, D: Christene Browne)    Free!
A Toronto woman gets a new outlook on life working on a Quebec farm. For Canadian Film Day. Presented by ReelWorld. Director in attendance!
 
@ Carlton 7:00pm
Apr 17 Ariel: Back To Buenos Aires (2022, Canada/Argentina, D: Alison Murray)    Free!
Argentina-born siblings unearth family secrets when they return to their birth country to dance. For Canadian Film Day. Presented by LATAFF. Director in attendance!
 
@ Carlton 7:00pm
Apr 17 BlackBerry (2023, Canada, D: Matt Johnson)    Free!
Waterloo's Research In Motion rides breakthrough technology through boom to bust. For Canadian Film Day. Presented by the Canada China International Film Festival.
 
@ Empress Walk 7:00pm
Apr 17 In Flames (2023, Pakistan/Canada, D: Zarrar Kahn)    Free!
A mother and daughter turn to each other following the death of the family patriarch. Director in attendance! For Canadian Film Day. Presented by the Muslim International Film Festival.
 
@ Eglinton Town Centre 7:00pm
Apr 17 True Confections (1991, Canada, D: Gail Singer)
A young Jewish woman struggles with being an ill-fit for conservative 1950s Winnipeg as she looks for Mr Right. For Canadian Film Day. Presented by the Toronto Jewish Film Foundation. Filmmaker in attendance!
 
@ Yonge-Eglinton 7:00pm
Apr 17 Roadkill (1989, Canada, D: Bruce McDonald)    Free!
A rock promoter's assistant encounters numerous oddballs when she searches Northern Ontario for a touring band that have gone missing. A virtual Q&A with screenwriter Don McKellar follows the film. For Canadian Film Day.
 
@ Redwood Theatre 7:30pm
Apr 17 Bound (1996, USA, D: Lana & Lily Wachowski)   Queer Cinema Club
A gangster's moll and an ex-con seal their newly intimate bond by robbing the Mafia.
 
@ The Paradise 8:00pm
Apr 17 The Thirteenth Floor (1999, USA, D: Josef Rusnak)
A computer scientist suspected of murdering his colleague looks for evidence to clear his name in a virtual reality recreation of 1937 Los Angeles. 35mm!
 
@ The Revue 9:30pm
Apr 17 Machotaildrop (2009, Canada/USA, D: Corey Adams & Alex Craig)    Free!
An amateur skater turned pro discovers the dark underbelly to his dream. For Canadian Film Day. Presented by the Laserblast Film Society. Featuring a pre-recorded intro from directors Adams and Craig.
 
@ Scotiabank 9:30pm
Apr 17 I Killed My Mother (2009, Canada, D: Xavier Dolan)    Free!
A young gay man's love/hate relationship with his mother remains central to his being throughout his teenage years. For Canadian Film Day. Presented by the Pendance Film Festival.
 
@ Scotiabank 9:30pm
Apr 18 Lolita (1962, UK, D: Stanley Kubrick)
Visiting professor James Mason is consumed by desire for his landlady's 14-year-old daughter. At Yonge & Dundas, Eglinton Town Centre, Vaughan and Winston Churchill.
 
@ Cineplex
Apr 18 Family Portrait (2023, USA, D: Lucy Kerr)   MDFF Presents
A family's annual group photo derails when their matriarch goes missing. Director Lucy Kerr and actress Deragh Campbell in attendance!
 
@ Lightbox 6:30pm
Apr 18 SLC Punk! (1998, USA, D: James Merendino)   Hold Up!
Two punks eke out a lonely existence in Reagan-era Salt Lake City.
 
@ The Revue 6:45pm
Apr 18 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. Presented by COVID-era film series Masked at the Movies. Respirator masks are mandatory. Free masks will be available.
 
@ Innis Town Hall 7:00pm
Apr 18 Gagarine (2020, France, D: Fanny Liatard & Jeremy Trouilh)
A teen with dreams of becoming an astronaut begins to see his to-be-demolished apartment block as his spaceship.
 
@ Spadina Theatre 7:30pm
Apr 18 Trailer Trash: King Corman
The Revue's own trailer editor Nathan Boone presents a selection of movie trailers condensing the best bits of movies produced by independent film pioneer Roger Corman. Members only!
 
@ The Revue 9:30pm
Apr 19 Spring Open Screening
A selection of new films, experiments, found footage and works in progress.
 
@ L.I.F.T. 7:00pm

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