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May 20
Of Myth And Magic: The Films Of Powell and Pressburger @ Lightbox
England's Archers, Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, jointly craft lasting, transcendent cinema. This week:
Black Narcissus (1947, UK, D: Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger) 35mm -- May 16, 6:30pm; May 21, 6:30pm
The Thief Of Bagdad (1940, USA, D: Michael Powell, Ludgwig Berger & Tim Whelan) 35mm -- May 17, 6:30pm
A Canterbury Tale (1944, UK, D: Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger) -- May 18, 3:30pm
The Tales Of Hoffman (1951, UK, D: Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger) 35mm -- May 19, 6:30pm
A Matter Of Life And Death (1946, UK, D: Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger) -- May 23, 6:30pm
 
May 24
- Jun 1
Inside Out Lesbian And Gay Film Festival
Eleven days of the queer cinematic experience.
 
One-Offs And Short Runs
May 16 Cecil B. Demented (2000, USA/France, D: John Waters)   Flurry Of Filth: A John Waters Retrospective
An underground filmmaker kidnaps a Hollywood actress.
 
@ The Paradise 6:00pm
May 16 Lethal Nationalism: Genocide of the Greeks (2019, USA, D: Peter Lambrinatos)    Free!
An account of the early 20th century genocide of Greek, Armenian and Assyrian Christians at the hands of the Turks.
 
@ Innis Town Hall 6:30pm
May 16 The Transfiguration Film Festival   Pleasure Dome
A traveling series of playful experimental shorts programmed by Jonni Peppers. At the Small World Music Centre (180 Shaw St, Unit 305).
 
6:30pm
May 16 Smooth Talk (1985, USA, D: Joyce Chopra)   We Really Like Her
Teenage Laura Dern's innocence runs straight into Treat Williams' mysterious stranger.
 
@ The Revue 7:00pm
May 16 Film Talks: A Touring Programme of Experimental Cinema   Ad Hoc Film Collective    Free!
Authors Andrew Vallance and Simon Payne promote their conversational book on experimental cinema Film Talks with a programme demonstating the multi-faceted nature of experimental cinema.
 
@ Innis College, Rm 222 8:00pm
May 16 Polyester (1981, USA, D: John Waters)   Flurry Of Filth: A John Waters Retrospective
Suburban housewife Divine's family troubles include a porn-exhibiting husband (Tab Hunter), a perverted son and a pregnant daughter. In glorious Odorama!
 
@ The Paradise 8:30pm
May 17
- May 22
 
Dawn Of The Dead (1978, USA, D: George A. Romero)
Survivors of the zombie plague hole up in a shopping mall. At Yonge & Dundas, Eglinton Town Centre and Vaughan. Screening, for some unknown reason, in 3D.
 
@ Cineplex
May 17
- May 23
 
The Muppet Movie (1979, USA, D: James Frawley)
"A bear in his natural habitat ... a Studebaker." Movin' right along, a frog finds likeminded souls in his quest for stardom. At Yonge & Dundas, Eglinton Town Centre, Vaughan and Winston Churchill.
 
@ Cineplex
May 17
- May 23
 
Waterworld (1995, USA, D: Kevin Reynolds)
Gilled Kevin Costner comes to the aid of those being chased by pirates across a waterlogged post-apocalyptic planet.
 
@ Carlton
May 17
May 18
 
Iris (2014, USA, D: Albert Maysles)
Profiling the New York fashion scene's flamboyant, quick-witted Iris Apfel. Screening in memory of the icon's recent passing.
 
@ Hot Docs
 
3:45pm
3:45pm
May 17
May 23
 
Omen (Augure) (2023, Belgium/Congo/Netherlands/France, D: Baloji)
A young man experiences a disconnect between the European ways he has learned living abroad and the customs of his native Kinshasa.
 
@ The Revue
 
7:00pm
9:30pm
May 17 Desperate Living (1977, USA, D: John Waters)   Flurry Of Filth: A John Waters Retrospective
A housewife and her maid go on the lam after murdering the former's husband.
 
@ The Paradise 7:00pm
May 17
May 18
 
Pirates Of The Caribbean: The Curse Of The Black Pearl (2003, USA, D: Gore Verbinski)
Pirate Captain Jack Sparrow is enlisted to save a young woman from the clutches of his old comrades, who are now cursed to sail the seven seas as the undead. Live score by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra.
 
@ Roy Thomson Hall
 
7:30pm
7:30pm
May 17 Crazy Rich Asians (2018, USA, D: Jon M. Chu)
A New York girl travels with her boyfriend to Singapore to meet his dynastic family. Screening to mark Asian Heritage Month. Hosted by RepresentASIAN. A discussion and bubble tea precedes the screening.
 
@ Hot Docs 9:00pm
May 17 Source Code (2011, USA, D: Duncan Jones)   Always On Film
A soldier is body-switched into a passenger on a train containing a bomb. 35mm.
 
@ The Kingsway 9:15pm
May 17
May 19
 
Prince Of Darkness (1987, USA, D: John Carpenter)
Physics students unearth the gooey essence of evil in a church basement.
 
@ The Fox
 
9:15pm
9:15pm
May 17 Society (1989, USA, D: Brian Yuzna)   35 on 35
A teen investigates when he receives evidence of his family's participation in a strange orgy. 35mm!
 
@ The Revue 9:30pm
May 17 Serial Mom (1994, USA, D: John Waters)   Flurry Of Filth: A John Waters Retrospective
Bored housewife Kathleen Turner takes up murder to pass the time.
 
@ The Paradise 9:30pm
May 18
May 19
May 20
 
Dr. Suess' The Lorax (2012, USA, D: Chris Renaud)
A young boy learns the story of the titular protector of Tuffaluff trees to impress a girl. At Carlton, Elgin Mills and Promenade.
 
@ Imagine Cinemas
 
 
May 18 Migration (2023, USA, D: Benjamin Renner)   Family Favourites
Ducks go on vacation.
 
@ Cineplex 11:00am
May 18
May 19
 
Transformers 40th Anniversary Event
The first four episodes of the 1984 animated series, a table read with the original voice actors and a preview of Transformers EarthSpark celebrate 40 years of toys that are more than meets the eye. At Yonge & Dundas, Eglinton Town Centre, Vaughan and Winston Churchill.
 
@ Cineplex
 
12:30pm
3:00pm
May 18 Ponyo (2008, Japan, D: Hayao Miyazaki)
A goldfish princess wishes to become human. Dubbed.
 
@ Hot Docs 1:00pm
May 18
May 25
 
Kiki's Delivery Service (1989, Japan, D: Hayao Miyazaki)
A young witch makes a stab at independence. A Studio Ghibli classic.
 
@ The Fox
 
1:00pm
12:45pm
May 18 Peppermint Candy (1999, South Korea/Japan, D: Lee Chang-dong)
Events in man's life, which are intertwined with South Korea's own recent history, illuminate his despair.
 
@ Lightbox 6:30pm
May 18 Shakma (1990, USA, D: Hugh Parks)   When Animals Attack
Med students are attacked by an escaped lab baboon. 35mm!
 
@ The Revue 6:45pm
May 18 Executioners From Shaolin (1977, Hong Kong, D: Liu Chia-Liang)
One Armed Boxer (1972, Hong Kong, D: Jimmy Wang Yu)
Shaw Brothers martial arts x 2, via Liam's Double Trouble. 1) A family trains to defeat the villainous Pai Mei. 2) The loss of an arm only makes Jimmy Wang Yu even more determined to avenge his master.
 
@ Eyesore Cinema 7:00pm
May 18 Pecker (1998, USA, D: John Waters)   Flurry Of Filth: A John Waters Retrospective
Sweet young photographer Edward Furlong finds unexpected (and largely unwanted) fame when his pictures of his eccentric neighbourhood are discovered by the art world elite. Plus: John Waters in person, providing a live talk-back during the film and having a conversation with programmer Weird Alice following the screening.
 
@ The Paradise 7:00pm
May 18
May 21
 
12.12: The Day (2023, South Korea, D: Kim Sung-soo)
One faction of the military tries to head off a coup following the assassination of the president.
 
@ Lightbox
 
7:30pm
7:00pm
May 18 Stargate (1994, USA/France, D: Roland Emmerich)   Always On Film
Colonel Kurt Russell and Egyptologist James Spader find a portal to the other side of the universe. 35mm!
 
@ The Kingsway 9:00pm
May 18 Tommy Boy (1995, USA, D: Peter Segal)
Chris Farley's incompetence stands to lose him the business his father built. Plus: the broadcast of this year's Saturday Night Live finale follows the film.
 
@ The Fox 9:30pm
May 18 Demolition Man (1993, USA, D: Marco Brambilla)   Drunken Cinema
Stallone is defrosted for futuristic crime-fighting. Plus: drinking games!
 
@ The Revue 9:30pm
May 18 A Dirty Shame (2004, USA, D: John Waters)   Flurry Of Filth: A John Waters Retrospective
Uptight Tracey Ullman becomes a raging nymphomaniac when she is bonked on the head.
 
@ The Paradise 11:15pm
May 19
May 21
 
Nausicaa Of The Valley Of The Wind (1984, Japan, D: Hayao Miyazaki)
A brave princess tries to put a stop to a war between nations as her planet slowly dies.
 
@ Carlton
 
May 19 On The Adamant (2023, France/Japan, D: Nicolas Philibert)   Silver Screenings
Adults with mental disorders spend their days getting therapy and support at a Parisian hospital floating on the Seine. For seniors.
 
@ Lightbox 12:00pm
May 19
May 20
 
Ghiaccio (Ice) (2022, Italy, D: Alessio De Leonardis & Fabrizio Moro)
A rising boxer remains in debt to the underworld. At Yonge & Dundas and Vaughan.
 
@ Cineplex
 
12:30pm
7:00pm
May 19 Window Horses (2016, Canada, D: Ann Marie Fleming)
A young Canadian poet's eyes are opened by a trip to a festival in Iran. Animated.
 
@ Lightbox 1:00pm
May 19 Ponyo (2008, Japan, D: Hayao Miyazaki)
A goldfish princess wishes to become human. Dubbed.
 
@ The Fox 1:00pm
May 19 Reason (2018, India, D: Anand Patwardhan)
An expose of right-wing Hindu nationalism and its use of violence and faith to quash opposition voices. A leaner version of the documentary, which was originally 4+ hours long, will screen.
 
@ Hot Docs 1:30pm
May 19 Forrest Gump (1994, USA, D: Robert Zemeckis)
A simple man is present at the great moments of modern American history.
 
@ The Revue 4:00pm
May 19
May 24
 
Invisible Nation (2023, USA/Taiwan, D: Vanessa Hope)
Taiwan's first female president walks a tough line between her people's dreams and the realities imposed by superpowers like the USA and China.
 
@ Hot Docs
 
7:00pm
3:45pm
May 19 Yamnuska: The Ragged Edge (2023, Canada, D: John Price)
Rock climbers climb through time as they tackle an imposing cliff and witness the names etched into the rock.
 
@ The Revue 8:00pm
May 19 The Mechanic (1972, USA, D: Michael Winner)   Always On Film
Middle-aged hit man Charles Bronson passes his trade on to young Jan-Michael Vincent just as he becomes a target himself. 35mm!
 
@ The Kingsway 8:45pm
May 20 Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017, USA, D: Jon Watts)
Teen Spidey deals with high school angst, superhero aspirations and a deadly foe. At Queensway, Yonge & Dundas, Eglinton Town Centre, Vaughan and Winston Churchill.
 
@ Cineplex
May 20
May 22
 
Castle In The Sky (1986, Japan, D: Hayao Miyazaki)
A girl and her companion search for a floating island in the sky.
 
@ Carlton
 
May 20
May 22
May 23
 
The Lavender Hill Mob (1951, UK, D: Charles Crichton)
Shy bank employee Alec Guiness hatches a scheme to defraud his employer of a fortune in gold.
 
@ The Fox
 
 
4:00pm
4:00pm
7:00pm
May 20 On The Waterfront (1954, USA, D: Elia Kazan)
Ex-boxer Brando reconsiders his allegiances after witnessing a murder by corrupt union goons.
 
@ The Revue 6:30pm
May 21 Soylent Green (1973, USA, D: Richard Fleischer)
"There was a world, once, you punk." Charlton Heston makes a shocking discovery about his overpopulated, overheated dystopia's food source. Screening to mark End of the World Day. Plus: green popcorn!
 
@ The Fox 7:00pm
May 21 Wildcat (2023, USA, D: Ethan Hawke)
Writer Flannery O'Connor refines her creative process in service of creating work that stands the test of time.
 
@ Lightbox 7:15pm
May 21 The Godfather Part II (1974, USA, D: Francis Ford Coppola)
The Corleone family crime saga continues.
 
@ The Revue 7:30pm
May 22 D.E.B.S. (2004, USA, D: Angela Robinson)   TIFF Next Wave Presents
High school girls are recruited for high energy espionage. Director Angela Robinson will join in for a virtual Q&A following the screening.
 
@ Lightbox 6:30pm
May 22 Footloose (1984, USA, D: Herbert Ross)
A rebellious city teen teaches a no-fun-allowed town how to rock out.
 
@ The Revue 6:45pm
May 22 Crazy Rich Asians (2018, USA, D: Jon M. Chu)
A New York girl travels with her boyfriend to Singapore to meet his dynastic family. At Varsity, Yonge & Eglinton, Queensway and Winston Churchill.
 
@ Cineplex 7:00pm
May 22 UHF (1989, USA, D: Jay Levey)
'Weird Al' Yankovic takes over the high-frequency airwaves.
 
@ The Revue 9:30pm
May 23 Eyes Of Laura Mars (1978, USA, D: Irvin Kershner)   Designing The Movies
New York goes giallo as controversial photographer Faye Dunaway begins to receive psychic visions of an unknown killer murdering her associates.
 
@ The Revue 6:45pm
May 23 Do Not Expect Too Much From The End Of The World (2023, Romania, D: Radu Jude)    Free!
A beleaguered production assistant deals with the fallout from a scandal that erupts during the making of a workplace safety video.
 
@ Innis Town Hall 7:00pm
May 23 The Zen Diary (2022, Japan, D: Yuji Nakae)
A man lives aligned to the natural rhythms of the world, yet cannot bring himself to bury his dead wife's ashes. Director in attendance!
 
@ JCCC 7:00pm
May 23 One Man And His Cow (2016, France, D: Mohamed Hamidi)
An Algerian farmer is invited to bring his prize cow to the Paris Agricultural Fair.
 
@ Spadina Theatre 7:30pm

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