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Retrospectives, Programmes & Festivals
Jul 12 - 16
Vector Festival
Born digital. Highlights include:
Words Before All Else: Oral Histories In The Digital Age -- Jul 14, 7:00pm @ AGO
Art On The Screens -- Jul 16, 8:00pm
Jul 12 - 19
Filmmaker In 5: William Friedkin @ Lightbox
Five essential films from the Hollywood maverick. This week:
To Live And Die In L.A. (1985, USA, D: William Friedkin) -- Jul 12, 9:10pm
Cruising (1980, USA, D: William Friedkin) w/ Sarah-Tai Black -- Jul 13, 9:00pm
Sorcerer (1977, USA, D: William Friedkin) -- Jul 14, 9:15pm
The French Connection (1971, USA, D: William Friedkin) -- Jul 17, 9:00pm
The Exorcist (1973, USA, D: William Friedkin) -- Jul 19, 9:15pm
Jul 12 - 29
Brave: The Festival Of Risk And Failure @ Harbourfront
The risk of attempting to bring a vision to life and the threat of failing to make good, or even bearable, art is illustrated with copious examples of films successful on their own terms, or occasionally their audience's terms. This week:
Cecil B. DeMented (2000, USA, D: John Waters) -- Jul 13, 6:30pm   Free!
He Hated Pigeons (2015, Canada, D: Ingrid Veninger) w/ live improvised score -- Jul 13, 8:00pm   Free!
The Room (2003, USA, D: Tommy Wiseau) -- Jul 13, 8:30pm   Free!
Desperate Living (1977, USA, D: John Waters) -- Jul 13, 8:30pm   Free!
The Disaster Artist (2017, USA, D: James Franco) -- Jul 13, 10:30pm   Free!
A Dirty Shame (2004, USA, D: John Waters) -- Jul 13, 10:30pm   Free!
Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory (1971, USA, D: Mel Stuart) -- Jul 14, 1:30pm   Free!
Pecker (1998, USA, D: John Waters) -- Jul 14, 2:00pm   Free!
The Wizard Of Oz (1939, USA, D: Victor Fleming) -- Jul 14, 3:30pm   Free!
Cry-Baby (1990, USA, D: John Waters) -- Jul 14, 5:30pm   Free!
Female Trouble (1974, USA, D: John Waters) -- Jul 14, 6:30pm   Free!
Hairspray (1988, USA, D: John Waters) -- Jul 14, 7:00pm   Free!
Heathers (1989, USA, D: Michael Lehmann) -- Jul 14, 7:30pm   Free!
Polyester (1981, USA, D: John Waters) -- Jul 14, 8:45pm   Free!
Pink Flamingos (1972, USA, D: John Waters) -- Jul 14, 10:45pm   Free!
Serial Mom (1994, USA, D: John Waters) -- Jul 15, 2:00pm   Free!
Brazil (1985, USA, D: Terry Gilliam) -- Jul 15, 2:45pm   Free!
The Breadwinner (2017, Canada, D: Nora Twomey) w/ pre-movie music performance -- Jul 15, 3:00pm   Free!
Dazed And Confused (1993, USA, D: Richard Linklater) -- Jul 15, 4:20pm   Free!
Donnie Darko (2001, USA, D: Richard Kelly) -- Jul 15, 6:00pm   Free!
Jul 15
Toronto Korean Film Festival @ Innis Town Hall
Taste kimchi cinema.
Jul 21
Modernist Master: Michelangelo Antonioni @ Lightbox
The Italian filmmaker makes existential masterpieces out of modern alienation. This week:
Identification Of A Woman (1982, Italy, D: Michelangelo Antonioni) -- Jul 14, 6:15pm
Beyond The Clouds (1995, France/Germany/Italy, D: Michelangelo Antonioni and Wim Wenders) -- Jul 19, 6:30pm
Sep 1
Summer In Japan @ Lightbox
Spend summer vacation out east. This week:
Ikiru (1952, Japan, D: Akira Kurosawa) -- Jul 12, 6:15pm
Rashomon (1950, Japan, D: Akira Kurosawa) -- Jul 13, 3:00pm
Ugetsu (1953, Japan, D: Kenji Mizoguchi) w/ Linda Ehrlich -- Jul 13, 6:30pm
Late Spring (1949, Japan, D: Yasujiro Ozu) w/ Linda Ehrlich -- Jul 14, 3:00pm
Stray Dog (1949, Japan, D: Akira Kurosawa) -- Jul 15, 3:35pm
Boy (1969, Japan, D: Nagisa Oshima) -- Jul 17, 6:30pm
Sep 2
Dark Passages: The Films Of Humphrey Bogart & Lauren Bacall @ Lightbox
Classic-era Hollywood's steamiest on/off-screen couple usher in the summer heat. This week:
In A Lonely Place (1950, USA, D: Nicholas Ray) -- Jul 15, 1:00pm
Casablanca (1943, USA, D: Michael Curtiz) -- Jul 20, 3:00pm
One-Offs And Short Runs
Jul 12 Hush! (2002, Japan, D: Ryosuke Hashiguchi)    Free!
A single woman desiring motherhood asks a gay male couple to be the biological fathers. For Pride Month. Free w/ RSVP!
@ Japan Foundation 1:00pm
Jul 12
- Jul 19
Yellow Submarine (1968, UK/USA, D: George Dunning)
"So we sailed on to the sun / Till we found a sea of green / And we lived beneath the waves ..." The Beatles take a psychedelic journey to Pepperland. Some showtimes are a singalong version. Showtimes: Jul 12, 1:00pm; Jul 13, 1:30pm, 9:30pm; Jul 14, 4:00pm; Jul 15, 1:00pm, 6:30pm; Jul 16, 7:00pm; Jul 17, 4:00pm, 9:30pm; Jul 18, 10:30pm; Jul 19, 7:00pm.
@ Yonge & Dundas
Jul 12
- Jul 15
Under The Sea (2009, USA/Canada, D: Howard Hall)
Dive headfirst into the stunning underwater vistas of the Indian and Pacific oceans. Showtimes: Jul 12, 1:30pm; Jul 13, 1:30pm; Jul 14, 1:30pm; Jul 15, 1:30pm.
@ Cinesphere
Jul 12
- Jul 15
Aircraft Carrier (2016, Canada, D: Stephen Low)
War grames provide the opportunity to examine the workings of the USS Ronald Reagan. Showtimes: Jul 12, 3:00pm, 6:00pm; Jul 13, 3:00pm, 6:00pm; Jul 14, 3:00pm, 6:00pm; Jul 15, 3:00pm, 6:00pm.
@ Cinesphere
Jul 12
- Jul 19
A Hard Day's Night (1964, UK, D: Richard Lester)
The Beatles live the madcap life on their way to a London concert. Showtimes: Jul 12, 3:20pm; Jul 13, 4:00pm; Jul 14, 10:00pm; Jul 15, 9:00pm; Jul 16, 4:00pm; Jul 17, 1:30pm; Jul 18, 5:00pm; Jul 19, 1:00pm, 9:30pm.
@ Yonge & Dundas
Jul 12
- Jul 15
The Trolley (2018, Canada, D: Stephen Low)
Ride the humble streetcar into the future. Showtimes: Jul 12, 4:30pm, 7:30pm; Jul 13, 4:30pm, 7:30pm; Jul 14, 4:30pm, 7:30pm; Jul 15, 4:30pm, 7:30pm.
@ Cinesphere
Jul 12
Jul 18
Cowboy Bebop (2001, Japan, D: Shinichiro Watanabe)   Anime @ The Revue
Bounty hunters track the person responsible for a viral terrorist attack.
@ The Revue
Jul 12 Muse Drones World Tour (2018, Netherlands, D: Tom Kirk & Kan Willem Schram)
Rock band Muse take their Drones album on tour.
@ Yonge & Dundas 7:00pm, 10:40pm
Jul 12 Crooklyn (1994, USA, D: Spike Lee)   Black Gold
A clan of kids grow up at the mercy of their struggling musician father and bread-winning mother in pre-gentrification Brooklyn. Come early for the pre-show!
@ The Royal 8:00pm
Jul 12
- Jul 19
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968, USA, D: Stanley Kubrick)
The ultimate trip is back - in a new 'unrestored' 70mm print intended to reproduce the experience of audiences 50 years ago. Showtimes: Jul 12, 8:30pm; Jul 13, 7:15pm; Jul 15, 2:00pm, 6:00pm; Jul 16, 6:30pm; Jul 17, 6:00pm; Jul 19, 3:00pm, 7:30pm.
@ Lightbox
Jul 12 Save The Last Dance (2001, USA, D: Thomas Carter)   Drunk Feminist Films
The DFF crew find comedic fodder in the Julia Stiles-starring cross-cultural teen drama.
@ Hot Docs 8:30pm
Jul 12 Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World (2010, USA, D: Edgar Wright)   T.O. Picture Show    Free!
"Once upon a time in the mysterious land of Toronto ..." Michael Cera frustrates his friends, plays indie rock and fights his new girlfriend's evil exes. Outdoors!
@ Corktown Common 9:15pm
Jul 13
- Jul 18
Bad Boys (1995, USA, D: Michael Bay)
Cops Will Smith and Martin Lawrence attempt to recover a cache of drugs stolen from their precinct.. Showtimes: Jul 13, 1:30pm, 6:30pm; Jul 14, 1:30pm, 6:30pm; Jul 15, 1:30pm, 6:30pm; Jul 16, 1:30pm, 6:30pm; Jul 17, 1:30pm, 6:30pm; Jul 18, 1:30pm, 6:30pm.
@ Carlton
Jul 13
- Jul 19
Big (1988, USA, D: Penny Marshall)
A boy's wish places him in the adult body of Tom Hanks. Showtimes: Jul 13, 6:50pm; Jul 14, 1:00pm; Jul 15, 3:30pm; Jul 16, 1:00pm, 9:30pm; Jul 17, 6:50pm; Jul 18, 7:50pm; Jul 19, 3:30pm.
@ Yonge & Dundas
Jul 13
Jul 14
Three Colors: Blue (1993, France/Poland, D: Krzysztof Kieslowski)
Three Colors: White (1994, France/Poland, D: Krzysztof Kieslowski)
Three Colors: Red (1994, France/Poland, D: Krzysztof Kieslowski)
Kieslowski's final films, a trilogy based on the colours of the French flag interrogating the ideals it represents.
@ The Royal
Jul 13 Friday The 13th Part VI: Jason Lives (1986, USA, D: Tom McLoughlin)
The Friday The 13th series revives its villain while going meta.
@ The Fox 9:15pm
Jul 13 The Force On Thunder Mountain (1977, USA, D: Peter B. Good)   Trash Palace
A father and son camping trip takes a turn towards the supernatural in the Trash Palace 'favourite'. 16mm!
@ Cinecycle 9:30pm
Jul 14
Jul 18
Ice Dragon: Legend Of The Blue Daisies (2018, Canada, D: Bruce Stacey)   Family Favourites
A young girl holds the secret to thawing a village frozen by a fearsome ice dragon.
@ Cineplex
Jul 14
Jul 15
Superman (1978, USA, D: Richard Donner)   Throwback Cinema
An alien child grows up to become Earth's mighty protector while maintaining the secret identity of a mild-mannered newsman.
@ The Revue
Jul 14
Jul 15
Chandni (1989, India, D: Yash Chopra)
English Vinglish (2012, India, D: Gauri Shinde)
Lightbox pays their respects to Bollywood icon Sridevi Kapoor with both her beloved love triangle romance and her language-fuelled comedy comeback. The former is preceded by a special performance and other activities at 6:00pm.
@ Lightbox
Jul 14 The Shining (1980, USA, D: Stanley Kubrick)
"All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy." Kubrick does King. Screening in conjunction with the release of documentary Filmworker about Kubrick's right-hand man Leon Vitali.
@ Hot Docs 8:45pm
Jul 15 Jurassic Park (1993, USA, D: Steven Spielberg)   Screen Queens
Cloned dinos run amuck at a state-of-the-art theme park. Allysin Chaynes hosts. Expect booze, drunk commentary and surprises.
@ The Royal 8:00pm
Jul 15 In The Mood For Love (2000, Hong Kong, D: Wong Kar-Wai)   Christie Pits Film Festival    Free!
Spouses of cheating partners develop a longing to be with each other. With Tony Leung Chiu-wai and Maggie Cheung. Outdoors!
@ Christie Pits 9:15pm
Jul 16 Lily Festival (2001, Japan, D: Sachi Hamano)    Free!
A new arrival in a senior's apartment awakens desires of all stripes in its residents. For Pride Month. Free w/ RSVP!
@ Japan Foundation 1:00pm
Jul 16 Mad Love (1935, USA, D: Karl Freund)   TFS
The Private Affairs Of Bel Ami (1947, USA, D: Albert Lewin)
Cads! Surgeon Peter Lorre gives the husband of his obsession hands with the urge to kill; George Sanders uses women to climb the social ladder.
@ Carlton 7:00pm
Jul 17
Stand By Me (1986, USA, D: Rob Reiner)
Children Of The Corn (1984, USA, D: Fritz Keirsch)
Two sides of Stephen King! Boys hike to see a dead body in one of the great coming-of-age films; adults are beseiged by pint-sized religious fanatics.
@ The Fox
Jul 17 Standing In The Shadows Of Motown (2002, USA, D: Paul Justman)   City Cinema: Rockumentariea    Free!
Motown's ace backing band, The Funk Brothers, are given their due. Outdoors!
@ Yonge-Dundas Square 8:00pm
Jul 17 Detroit Rock City (1999, USA, D: Adam Rifkin)   Band And A Movie    Free!
On screen: high schoolers are desperate to see KISS. On stage: Sam Coffey & The Iron Lungs perform.
@ The Royal 8:00pm
Jul 18 Junun (2015, USA, D: Paul Thomas Anderson)
Musicians collaborate at the behest of the Maharaja of Jodhpur. Plus: Radiohead's Johnny Greenwood and composer Shye Ben Tzur talk, Rajastahn Express performs.
@ Lightbox 7:00pm
Jul 18 Big Fish (2003, USA, D: Tim Burton)
The son of a dying man investigates the tall tales he told about his life. A Movies & Beer outing, which will inject socializing time via a mid-film intermission.
@ The Fox 7:00pm
Jul 18 Enemy Territory (1987, USA, D: Peter Manoogian)   Laserblast
An insurance salesman tries to evade a violent street gang in a New York tenement ... floor by floor. 35mm!
@ The Royal 8:00pm
Jul 18 Thoroughbreds (2017, USA, D: Cory Finley)   Open Roof Festival
Upper class girls concoct a dangerous scheme to solve family problems. Preceded by a live music performance by Chelsey Bennett. Outdoors!
Jul 18 U2 3D (2007, USA, D: Catherine Owens & Mark Pellington)
The Irish rock band take its Vertigo tour into the third dimension.
@ Cinesphere 9:00pm
Jul 18 The Tale Of Princess Kaguya (2013, Japan, D: Isao Takahata)   Under The Stars    Free!
A farming family raise an otherworldly princess they discover within a stalk of bamboo. Outdoors!
@ Regent Park 9:00pm
Jul 19 The World Stopped Watching (2003, Canada, D: Peter Raymont)
Raymont returns to Nicaragua to assess the fallout of Sandinista-Contra hostilities once Western media attention faded. A fundraiser for Casa Pueblito. The director and special guests will be in attendance.
@ The Revue 6:45pm
Jul 19 The Miseducation Of Cameron Post (2018, USA, D: Desiree Akhavan)   Member Premieres
A teen sent away for de-gaying conversion therapy finds cameraderie with her fellow inmates. Previewing tonight for members before it opens in August.
@ Lightbox 6:45pm
Jul 19 Top Gun (1986, USA, D: Tony Scott)
"That was some of the best flying I've seen to date - right up to the part where you got killed." Flyboys reach for the sky.
@ The Fox 7:00pm
Jul 19 Gun Crazy (1950, USA, D: Joseph H. Lewis)   Ladies Of Burlesque
Peggy Cummins and John Dall find they share a fixation on firearms. 4K restoration. Plus: a live burlesque performance.
@ The Royal 8:00pm
Jul 19 Cabaret (1972, USA, D: Bob Fosse)   T.O. Picture Show    Free!
"Divine decadence darling!" Weimar-era Berlin parties as the Nazis rise to power. Outdoors!
@ Corktown Common 9:05pm
Jul 21 The Greatest Showman (2017, USA, D: Michael Gracey)   Family Favourites
Hugh Jackman brings a sense of spectacle to the masses.
@ Cineplex 11:00am

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