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Mar 23
Canadian Film Fest @ Scotiabank
Homegrown independent cinema.
Mar 24
For the love of H20. At: OISE, Hot Docs.
Mar 25 - 30
Canadian Screen Arts Festival - Documentaries @ Hot Docs
This year's CSA nominees for top doc! This week:
Anthropocene: The Humamn Epoch (2018, Canada, D: Jennifer Baichwal, Edward Burtynsky & Nicholas de Pencier) -- Mar 25, 8:00pm
Take Light (2018, Canada, D: Shash Nakhai) -- Mar 26, 6:15pm
Transformer (2017, Canada, D: Michael Del Monte) -- Mar 28, 3:00pm
What Walaa Wants (2018, Canada/Denmark, D: Christy Garland) -- Mar 28, 9:30pm
Letter From Masanjia (2018, Canada, D: Leon Lee) -- Mar 30, 6:00pm
Mar 31
Objects Of Desire: The Cinema Of Claire Denis @ Lightbox
Enumerating the elliptical ouevre of France's most sensual filmmaker. This week:
Trouble Every Day (2001, France, D: Claire Denis) w/ Angelo Muredda -- Mar 21, 9:00pm
35 Shots Of Rum (2008, France, D: Claire Denis) -- Mar 22, 4:00pm; Mar 27, 6:30pm
Vendredi Soir (2002, France, D: Claire Denis) -- Mar 22, 6:30pm
L'Intrus (2004, France, D: Claire Denis)
    + Vers Nancy (2002, France, D: Claire Denis) -- Mar 23, 7:00pm
Vers Mathilde (2005, France, D: Claire Denis)
    + Voila L'enchainement (2013, France, D: Claire Denis) -- Mar 24, 5:45pm
White Material (2009, France, D: Claire Denis)
    + To The Devil (2011, France, D: Claire Denis) -- Mar 28, 9:00pm
Apr 7
Sui Generis: An Alternative History of Mexican Cinema @ Lightbox
Guillermo del Toro and Diana Sanchez survey Mexican film history. This week:
The Shark Hunters (1962, Mexico, D: Luis Alcoriza) -- Mar 21, 6:30pm
Angel Of Fire (1992, USA, D: Dana Rotberg) -- Mar 23, 4:30pm
Poison For The Fairies (1985, Mexico, D: Carlos Enrique Taboada) -- Mar 24, 3:30pm
Like A Bride (1994, Mexico, D: Guita Schyfter) -- Mar 28, 6:15pm
Apr 21
Fearless: The Films Of Katharine Hepburn @ Lightbox
The Hollywood lioness challenges gender roles while starring in a slew of all-time classics. This week:
Summertime (1955, USA, D: David Lean) -- Mar 22, 11:00am; Mar 31, 1:00pm
Bringing Up Baby (1938, USA, D: Howard Hawks) -- Mar 24, 1:00pm
One-Offs And Short Runs
Mar 21 Wheels On Meals (1984, Hong Kong, D: Sammo Hung)   Food In Film
Food trucks meet kung fu as Jackie Chan and Yuen Biao run into trouble delivering meals in Barcelona. Plus: food from Patois.
@ The Revue 6:45pm
Mar 21 Kamikaze 89 (1982, West Germany, D: Wolf Gremm)   Neon Dreams
Fassbinder steps in front of the camera to play a leapord-suited detective working a tricky case in a corporate-ruled dystopia.
@ The Royal 8:00pm
Mar 21 Midnight Ride (1990, USA, D: Bob Bralver)
A madman kidnaps the soon-to-be-ex-wife of a police officer. Part of the month-long March Hamillfest!
@ Eyesore Cinema 9:00pm
Mar 22
- Mar 28
Spaceballs (1987, USA, D: Mel Brooks)   Flashback Film Series
May the farce be with you! Brooks spoofs space.
@ Cineplex
Mar 22 Harvest: 3000 Years (1976, Ethiopia, D: Haile Gerima)
A landowner and a protestor butt heads over labor conditions as daily Ethiopian life rolls on.
@ AGO 7:00pm
Mar 22 The Wizard Of Oz (1939, USA, D: Victor Fleming)   FFF    Free!
"Birds fly Over The Rainbow. Why then, oh why can't I?"
@ Innis Town Hall 7:00pm
Mar 22
Mar 23
Mar 24
Pulp Fiction (1994, USA, D: Quentin Tarantino)
Travolta. Jackson. Roth. Willis. Rhames. Stoltz. Tarantino.
@ Cinesphere
Mar 22 The Last Picture Show (1971, USA, D: Pete Bogdanovich)   Ladies Of Burlesque
Teenagers come of age amidst the cultural decay of small-town Texas.
@ The Royal 8:00pm
Mar 22 Possession (1981, France/West Germany, D: Andrzej Zulawski)   Fear Is Free Fridays    Free!
Nightbreed (1990, USA, D: Clive Barker)
Metamorphosis: The Alien Factor (1990, USA, D: Glenn Takakjian)
Fear x 3.
@ The Kingsway 8:45pm
Mar 22 Down By Law (1986, USA, D: Jim Jarmusch)
Jailbirds Tom Waits, John Lurie and Roberto Benigni escape into the bayou.
@ Lightbox 8:45pm
Mar 22 Savage Gringo (1966, Italy, D: Antonio Roman)   Trash Palace
A drifter takes a job as a hired hand only to witness the unscrupulous conduct of the ranch's landowner. 16mm!
@ Cinecycle 9:30pm
Mar 23 Smallfoot (2018, USA, D: Karey Kirkpatrick)   Family Favourites
A Yeti is traumautized by the discovery that mythical monsters known as 'humans' really do exist.
@ Cineplex 11:00am
Mar 23 The Muppet Movie (1979, USA, D: James Frawley)   Throwback Cinema
"A bear in his natural habitat ... a Studebaker." Movin' right along ...
@ The Revue 1:00pm
Mar 23 Paris, Texas (1984, USA, D: Wim Wenders)
Drifter Harry Dean Stanton attempts to re-integrate himself into society and family.
@ Lightbox 1:00pm
Mar 23 Gold Diggers Of 1933 (1933, USA, D: Mervyn LeRoy)   Designing The Movies
An aspiring composer with a cache of money comes to the rescue of a new revue. With Dick Powell, Ruby Keeler and Joan Blondell. Featuring the infamous tune 'Pettin' In The Park'. Choreography by Busbey Berkeley! Plus: host Nathalie Atkinson and curator/professor Elizabeth Semmelhack will discuss 1930's fashion and feminism.
@ The Revue 4:00pm
Mar 23 The Passion Of Joan Of Arc (1928, France, D: Carl Theodor Dreyer)
Joan of Arc is tried for heresy. Actor Viggo Mortensen, who selected the film, will be in attendance.
@ Lightbox 6:45pm
Mar 23 Man Made (2018, USA, D: T Cooper)
Transgender bodybuilders reflect on masculinity and competition. Presented by JAYU.
@ Innis Town Hall 7:00pm
Mar 23 What Walaa Wants (2018, Canada/Denmark, D: Christy Garland)   Canadian Screen Arts Festival
A young woman raised in a refugee camp attempts to pull her life together to be considered for the Palestinian Security Forces.
@ Yonge & Dundas 7:00pm
Mar 23 Bad Boys (1995, USA, D: Michael Bay)   Drunken Cinema
Cops Will Smith and Martin Lawrence attempt to recover a cache of drugs stolen from their precinct. Plus: drinking games!
@ The Revue 9:30pm
Mar 23 The Navigator: A Medieval Odyssey (1988, New Zealand, D: Vincent Ward)   Colin Geddes' Kinovortex
14th-century Englanders escaping the Black Plague dig a tunnel to modern-day New Zealand.
@ Lightbox 10:00pm
Mar 24 Drop Dead Fred (1991, USA, D: Ate De Jong)   Mega Fun Movie Explosion!
A woman's imaginary friend (Rik Mayall!) returns to upend her adult life. Come early for games and activities!
@ The Royal 2:00pm
Mar 24 The Lost Squadron (1932, USA, D: George Archainbaud)   TFS
The Captain Hates The Sea (1934, USA, D: Lewis Milestone)
1930's! Ex-fighter pilots find work as Holywood stuntmen; a drunken reporter stumbles upon several cases of false identity on what was supposed to be a restful cruise.
@ The Kingsway 2:00pm
Mar 24 A Woman Of Paris (1923, USA, D: Charles Chaplin)   Silent Revue
Chaplin does tragedy! An woman must choose between her rich suitor and her old flame, a bohemian artist.
@ The Revue 4:00pm
Mar 24 Tommy (1975, UK, D: Ken Russell)   Retropath
A deaf, dumb and blind kid plays a mean game of pinball in Ken Russell's psychedelic take on The Who's operatic rock.
@ The Royal 5:00pm
Mar 24 Cemetery Man (Dellamorte Dellamore) (1994, Italy, D: Michele Soavi)   Cinemacabre
Graveyard caretaker Rupert Everett has zombie problems. A Midnight Madness favourite.
@ The Royal 8:00pm
Mar 25 Through Black Spruce (2018, Canada, D: Don McKellar)    Free!
A Cree woman leaves Northern Ontario for the city to search for her missing sister. Director Don McKellar, producer Tina Keeper, actress Tanaya Beatty and author Joseph Boyden will be in attendance. Free w/ registration!
@ Innis Town Hall 7:00pm
Mar 25 Love & Friendship (2015, USA/Ireland/France, D: Whit Stillman)   Books On Film Club
A widow looks for suitors for both her daughter and herself. Adapted from the Jane Austen novella. Director Whit Stillman will be in attendance.
@ Lightbox 7:00pm
Mar 25 Austin Powers: International Man Of Mystery (1997, USA/Australia, D: Jay Roach)
An swinging '60s spy is unfrozen to fight his arch-nemesis once more. At Cineplex VIP locations only.
@ Cineplex 7:00pm
Mar 25 Hamilton (2001, Sweden/Norway)
Swedes try to stop Russian nuke smugglers. Part of the month-long March Hamillfest! Also featuring Peter Stormare and Lena Olin.
@ Eyesore Cinema 8:00pm
Mar 26 Short Films From Finland   Nordic Nights    Free!
Missives animated, experimental and Sami.
@ Ryerson 6:30pm
Mar 26 The Last Days Of Disco (1998, USA, D: Whit Stillman)
Witty postgrads try forge careers and relationships in late '80s NYC. Director Stillman will be in attendance!
@ Lightbox 7:00pm
Mar 26 Diana Ross: Here Life, Love And Legacy (2017, USA)
Celebrate Ross' 75th birthday with highlights from her famed Central Park concert and never-before-seen footage.
@ Cineplex 7:30pm
Mar 26 Clifford (1994, USA, D: Paul Flaherty)
Happy Birthday Martin Short! Short, then-44, plays a 10-year-old menace to Charles Grodin. Come early for the Martin Short Career Appreciation pre-show! 35mm!
@ The Royal 8:00pm
Mar 26 Little Terrors Vol. 67 - Monsters & Meltdowns   Little Terrors
The monthly program of short, sharp shocks returns with danger from above, in the basement, in the woods and other dark places. Presented by Rue Morgue and Unstable Ground.
@ Eyesore Cinema 8:30pm
Mar 27 Young Picasso (2019, UK, D: Phil Grabsky)   In The Gallery
The cities of Malaga, Barcelona and Paris make their impact on the young artist.
@ Cineplex
Mar 27 Falls Around Her (2018, Canada, D: Darlene Naponse)
An indigenous musician finds it tough to keep the world at bay even when she returns to the reserve for a much-needed break. With Tantoo Cardinal. Writer/director Naponse will be in attendance.
@ Lightbox 6:45pm
Mar 27
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Mar 30
Betty: They Say I'm Different (2017, UK/France, D: Philip Cox)
Funk legend Betty Davis, a pivotal figure in the 70's music scene with links to Jimi Hendrix, Sly Stone and Miles Davis, resurfaces after 35 years out of the spotlight.
Mar 27 Monitor 13
New South Asian film and video.
@ Innis Town Hall 7:00pm
Mar 27 I Remember Better When I Paint (2009, USA/France, D: Eric Ellena & Berna Huebner)    Free!
Art-making alleviates the symptoms of Alzheimer's Disease.
@ Aga Khan 7:00pm
Mar 27 Becoming Burlesque (2018, Canada, D: Jackie English)
A Muslim girl becomes fascinated by the world of burlesque. Plus: the real deal courtesy Love Letters Cabaret.
@ The Royal 7:00pm
Mar 27 Time Runner (1993, Canada/USA, D: Michael Mazo)   Waybackbacon Playback
Mark Hamill escapes from the future to 1992. Part of the month-long March Hamillfest!
@ Eyesore Cinema 9:00pm
Mar 27 The Grey Fox (1982, Canada, D: Philip Borsos)   See The North    Free!
Richard Farnsworth leaves highway thievery behind to tackle train robbery in Borsos' elegiac Western love story.
@ Lightbox 9:00pm
Mar 28 A Free Soul (1931, USA, D: Clarence Brown)   Designing The Movies
A lawyer has second thoughts about his successfull defense of a mobster when he begins dating his independent-minded daughter. Plus: a slide show on 1930's movie glamour!
@ The Revue 6:45pm
Mar 29 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

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