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Jan 21
Canada's Top Ten 2017 @ Lightbox
The cream of this year's homegrown film crop, according to TIFF. This week:
Our People Will Be Healed (2017, Canada, D: Alanis Obomsawn) -- Jan 18, 12:30pm
Unarmed Verses (2016, Canada, D: Charles Officer) -- Jan 18, 3:30pm
Ava (2017, Canada/Iran/Qatar, D: Sadaf Foroughi) -- Jan 18, 6:00pm; Jan 19, 3:00pm
Les Affamés (2017, Canada, D: Robin Aubert) -- Jan 18, 8:45pm; Jan 21, 7:30pm
The Little Girl Who Was Too Fond Of Matches (2017, Canada, D: Simon Lavoie) -- Jan 19, 6:00pm; Jan 20, 3:30pm
Luk'Luk'l (2017, Canada, D: Wayne Wapeemukwa) -- Jan 20, 6:30pm; Jan 21, 12:15pm
In Conversation With... Evan Rachel Wood -- Jan 20, 7:00pm
Allure (2017, Canada, D: Jason & Carlos Sanchez) -- Jan 20, 9:00pm
Bethune: The Making Of A Hero (1990, Canada/China, D: Philip Borsos) -- Jan 21, 3:30pm
Jan 25 - 28
The 8 Fest
Small-gauge filmmaking.
Jan 25
- Feb 24
In The Shadow Of Love: The Cinema Of Philippe Garrel @ Lightbox
Immerse yourself in the cinema of France's great romantic. This week:
Lover For A Day (2017, France, D: Philippe Garrel) w/ Esther Garrel -- Jan 25, 6:30pm
I Can No Longer Hear The Guitar (1991, France, D: Philippe Garrel) -- Jan 25, 8:45pm
L'Enfant Secret (1979, France, D: Philippe Garrel) -- Jan 26, 6:30pm
La Cicatrice Interieure (1972, France, D: Philippe Garrel) w/ Bruce LaBruce -- Jan 26, 9:00pm
Lover For A Day (2017, France, D: Philippe Garrel) -- Jan 27, 3:30pm
Le Lit De La Vierge (1970, France, D: Philippe Garrel) w/ Sally Shafto -- Jan 27, 6:15pm
Regular Lovers (2005, France, D: Philippe Garrel)
    + Actua 1 (1968, France, D: Philippe Garrel) -- Jan 28, 6:00pm
One-Offs And Short Runs
Jan 18 The Surrounding Game (2017, USA/Canada/China/Japan/South Korea, D: Will Lockhart & Cole D. Pruitt)    Free!
American Go players attempt to bring Asia's pre-eminent game to the West. Presented by the U Of T Go Club.
@ Innis Town Hall 6:30pm
Jan 18 Blade Runner: The Final Cut (1982/2007, USA, D: Ridley Scott)
Harrison Ford is dispatched to find rogue androids in Ridley Scott's sci-fi landmark.
@ The Fox 6:45pm
Jan 18 Much Too Young (2017, Canada, D: Christopher Wynn & Russell Gienapp)
Young adults struggle with caring for parents with early onset Alzheimers. Presented by the Alzheimer Society. Tickets are pay what you can.
@ Hot Docs 7:00pm
Jan 18
Jan 20
Jan 23
The Road Movie (2016, Russia, D: Dmitri Kalashnikov)
Dash cams provide a portrait of life on the open Russian road.
@ The Royal
Jan 19 Mulholland Drive (2001, USA, D: David Lynch)   FFF    Free!
Hollywood Dreams take a detour in Lynch's TV pilot turned cinematic treasure.
@ Innis Town Hall 7:00pm
Jan 19
- Jan 28
North Of Superior (1971, Canada, D: Graeme Ferguson)
Jerusalem (2013, USA, D: Daniel Ferguson)
Rocky Mountain Express (2011, Canada, D: Stephen Low)
IMAX docs, including the one that started it all. Showtimes: Jan 19, 7:30pm; Jan 20, 7:30pm; Jan 21, 7:30pm; Jan 26, 7:30pm; Jan 27, 7:30pm; Jan 28, 7:30pm.
@ Cinesphere
Jan 19 Cracked: New Light On Dementia (2018, Canada, D: Anthony Grani & Julia Gray)    Free!
Thinking about dementia in new ways. A filmed adaptation of Gray's play. Free w/ registration.
@ Hot Docs 8:00pm
Jan 19 Portrait Of Jason (1967, USA, D: Shirley Clarke)   Black Gold
A black gay man reminisces about his life on the hustle.
@ The Royal 8:00pm
Jan 19
Jan 20
Blade Runner: The Final Cut (1982/2007, USA, D: Ridley Scott)
Blade Runner 2049 (2017, USA, D: Denis Villeneuve)
Harrison Ford is dispatched to find rogue androids in Ridley Scott's sci-fi landmark; Ryan Gosling does likewise in the sequel.
@ The Kingsway
Jan 20 The Emoji Movie (2017, USA, D: Tony Leondis)   Family Favourites
The secret life of text.
@ Cineplex 11:00am
Jan 20 The Remnants (2017, South Korea, D: Kim Il-Rhan & Lee Hyuk-Sang)    Free!
Protestors are put on trial for murder when police evicting their occupied building encounter an inferno. A discussion follows the film.
@ Innis Town Hall 2:30pm
Jan 20 The Gold Rush (1925, USA, D: Charles Chaplin)
Chaplin's tramp joins the Klondike Gold Rush. Presented by the Toronto Silent Film Festival.
@ The Fox 4:30pm
Jan 20 Return To Nuke 'Em High Volume 1 (2013, USA, D: Lloyd Kaufman)   Carlton Midnight Society
Return To Return To Nuke 'Em High (2017, USA, D: Lloyd Kaufman)
Mutant high-schoolers solve mysteries and fight evil. Troma maestro Lloyd Kaufman will be in attendance.
@ Carlton 9:00pm
Jan 21 Kadvi Hawa (2017, India, D: Nila Madhab Panda)
Reduced rainfall and bank debt lead to a rash of suicides in the Mahua region of India. Presented by Toronto Movie Club.
@ Hot Docs 1:00pm
Jan 21 The Amazing Quest Of Ernest Bliss (1936, USA, D: Alfred Zeisler)   TFS
None But The Lonely Heart (1944, USA, D: Clifford Odets)
Cary Grant! A rich man takes a working class job to win a bet; a man returns home to help his ailing mother.
@ Carlton 2:00pm
Jan 21 Elizabeth Smart: On The Side Of The Angels (1991, Canada, D: Maya Gallus)
Canadian poet/novelist Smart carries on an affair with British poet George Barker while raising their children as a single mother. Part of the Extraordinary Women series.
@ The Revue 4:00pm
Jan 21 Closed Season (2012, Germany/Israel, D: Franziska Schlotterer)   TJFS
A man fleeing WWII is offered refuge in exchange for help impregnating his saviour's wife.
@ Al Green Theatre 4:00pm, 7:30pm
Jan 21 The Wizard Of Oz (1939, USA, D: Victor Fleming)   Screen Queens
A colourful tale of footwear jealousy. Allysin Chaynes hosts. Expect booze, drunk commentary and surprises.
@ The Royal 8:00pm
Jan 22 Call Me By Your Name (2017, Italy/France, D: Luca Guadagnino)
Author Andre Aciman converses about the adaptation of his novel following a screening of the film.
@ Lightbox 7:00pm
Jan 22 Spice World (1997, UK, D: Bob Spiers)
A quintet of singing spices dominate the pop charts. Screening only at Cineplex's VIP locations.
@ Cineplex 7:00pm
Jan 23 Comrade, Where Are You Today? (2016, Finland/Germany, D: Kirsi Liimatainen)   Nordic Nights
A former student in communist ideology looks up her fellow comrades nearly 30 years later.
@ Ryerson 6:30pm
Jan 23
Jan 24
The Madvo Collection
Two evenings of new films commissioned to make use of the world-travelling footage donated by local documentary filmmaker Jacques Madvo.
@ The Revue
Jan 24 Manic (2017, USA/Canada, D: Kalina Bertin)   Mental Health
A filmmaker looks for the roots of her sibling's mental health issues.
@ Hot Docs 6:30pm
Jan 24 Birth Of A Family (2016, Canada, D: Tasha Hubbard)    Free!
A victim of the Sixties Scoop tracks down her siblings to reform her family. Plus: short film Savage. Presented by the State Violence & Indigenous Resistance film series.
@ Innis Town Hall 7:00pm
Jan 24 Deranged (1974, Canada/USA, D: Jeff Gillen & Alan Ormsby)   Tax Shelter Follies
Canada provides its own fictionalization of the infamous Ed Gein case.
@ The Royal 8:00pm
Jan 24 Landline (2017, USA, D: Tanner Pendleton)
Snowboarders hit the powder.
@ The Revue 9:30pm
Jan 25 The God Of Cookery (1996, Hong Kong, D: Stephen Chow & Lee Lik-Chi)   Food In Film
Humbled chef Stephen Chow looks for redemption. A food pairing will be provided by Revel Food.
@ The Revue 6:45pm
Jan 25 The Kodai Family (2016, Japan, D: Masato Hijikata)   J-Cinema
A daydreamer longing for riches is caught out by the telepath heir to the company she works for.
@ JCCC 7:00pm
Jan 25 David Hockney At The Royal Academy Of Arts (2017, UK, D: Phil Grabsky)   In The Gallery
Britain's popular powerhouse is the subject of not one but two exhibitions at the Royal Academy Of Art.
@ Cineplex 7:00pm
Jan 25 Bigger Than Life (1956, USA, D: Nicholas Ray)   Retropath
New medicine turns fatherly James Mason into a paternalistic tyrant.
@ The Royal 8:00pm
Jan 25
Jan 26
Piuma (Feather) (2016, Italy, D: Roan Johnson)   L'Altra Italia
An unexpected pregnancy rocks a couple's world.
@ Vaughan
@ Lightbox
Jan 26 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 27 The Lego Ninjago Movie (2017, USA, D: Charlie Bean, Paul Fisher & Bob Logan)   Family Favourites
A teen enlists ninja friends to fight back against his evil Dad.
@ Cineplex 11:00am
Jan 28 Itzhak (2017, USA/Israel, D: Alison Chernick)   Chai Tea
Musician Itzhak Perlman talks about family history and mastery of the violin.
@ Empress Walk 1:00pm, 4:00pm

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