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Aug 17 - 24
30 Days Of Summer @ Cineplex
Summertime is movie time. This week:
Man Of Steel (2003, USA, D: Zack Snyder) -- Aug 18
Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice (2016, USA, D: Zack Snyder) -- Aug 18
The Dark Knight (2008, USA, D: Christopher Nolan) -- Aug 18; Aug 24
Suicide Squad (2016, USA, D: David Ayer) -- Aug 18
Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them (2016, USA/UK, D: David Yates) -- Aug 19; Aug 24
Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone (2001, USA/UK, D: Chris Columbus) -- Aug 19
Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 1 (2010, USA/UK, D: David Yates) -- Aug 19
Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 2 (2011, USA/UK, D: David Yates) -- Aug 19
The Fast And The Furious (2001, USA, D: Rob Cohen) -- Aug 20
Fast & Furious 6 (2013, USA, D: Justin Lin) -- Aug 20
Furious 7 (2015, USA, D: James Wan) -- Aug 20
The Fate Of The Furious (2017, USA, D: F. Gary Gray) -- Aug 20; Aug 24
21 Jump Street (2012, USA, D: Phil Lord & Christopher Miller) -- Aug 21
Neighbours (2014, USA, D: Nicholas Stoller) -- Aug 21
Sausage Party (2016, USA, D: Greg Tiernan & Conrad Vernon) -- Aug 21
Anchorman: The Legend Of Ron Burgundy (2004, USA, D: Adam McKay) -- Aug 21
The Maze Runner (2014, USA, D: Wes Ball) -- Aug 22; Aug 24
Daddy's Home (2015, USA, D: Sean Anders) -- Aug 22
Pitch Perfect (2012, USA, D: Jason Moore) -- Aug 22
10 Cloverfield Lane (2016, USA, D: Dan Trachtenberg) -- Aug 22
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012, USA, D: Peter Jackson) -- Aug 23
The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug (2013, USA, D: Peter Jackson) -- Aug 23
The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies (2014, USA, D: Peter Jackson) -- Aug 23
Aug 17
Like Totally '80s! @ Hot Docs
Re-live the 1980's with Spielberg, John Hughes, Patrick Swayze, videogames, new wave and hip-hop. This week:
Dirty Dancing (1987, USA, D: Emile Ardolino) -- Aug 17, 9:00pm
Aug 19
Army Of Shadows: The Films Of Jean-Pierre Melville @ Lightbox
"If there are two ... one will betray". Melville's ice-cold French crime classics (and other entries in his oeuvre) return. This week:
Le Samourai (1967, France, D: Jean-Pierre Melville) -- Aug 19, 4:00pm
Aug 20
Something In The Air: The Cinema Of Olivier Assayas @ Lightbox
The French director surveys political revolutions and personal relationships with a cinephile's touch. This week:
Personal Shopper (2016, France/Germany, D: Olivier Assayas) -- Aug 17, 6:00pm
HHH - Portrait de Hou Hsiao-hsien (1997, France/Taiwan, D: Olivier Assayas) -- Aug 20, 3:00pm
A Time To Live And A Time To Die (1985, Taiwan, D: Hou Hsiao-hsien) -- Aug 20, 5:00pm
Aug 24 - 26
Toronto African Film & Music Festival
Celebrate African culture and history with film and song.
Aug 24 - 27
Deja Revue @ The Revue
The Revue remembers its '50s/'60s incarnation as a German-language cinema with three choice titles from that era. 35mm prints, thanks to the Goethe Institut! This week:
The Captain From Kopenick (1956, Germany, D: Helmut Kautner) -- Aug 24, 7:00pm
The Sinner (1951, Germany, D: Willi Forst) -- Aug 25, 7:00pm
Teenage Wolfpack (1956, Germany, D: Georg Tressler) -- Aug 27, 4:00pm
Sep 2
Ida Lupino: Independent Woman @ Lightbox
Hollywood starlet Lupino turns her attention to then-scandalous subjects from behind the camera. This week:
The Hitch-Hiker (1953, USA, D: Ida Lupino) w/ Jesse Wente intro -- Aug 22, 6:30pm
Outrage (1950, USA, D: Ida Lupino) -- Aug 24, 6:30pm
Sep 3
Canada On Screen @ Lightbox
Celebrate Canada's sesquicentennial with a mammoth year-long rundown of the country's all time best. All free! This week:
Two Generators (1984, Canada, D: Rodney Graham) -- Aug 19, 12:00pm   Free!
Sep 3
Panique: French Crime Classics @ Lightbox
The land that gave 'film noir' its name does its best to live up to the genre on its own terms. This week:
Bande A Part (1964, France, D: Jean-Luc Godard) -- Aug 18, 6:30pm
Pepe Le Moko (1937, France, D: Julien Duvivier) -- Aug 19, 6:30pm
Sep 3
The Enchanted Screen: Fantasy In Silent Film @ Lightbox
Fantasy and fairy tales, sans sound. This week:
Snow White (1916, USA, D: J. Searle Dawley)
    + Sleeping Beauty (1908, France, D: Albert Capellani) -- Aug 19, 1:45pm
The Adventures Of Prince Achmed (1926, Germany, D: Lotte Reiniger)
    + The Palace Of The Arabian Nights (1905, France, D: Georges Melies) -- Aug 20, 1:00pm
One-Offs And Short Runs
Aug 17 The Neverending Story (1984, Germany/USA, D: Wolfgang Petersen)
A strange book is a boy's gateway to fantastic adventure.
@ Carlton 1:35pm, 6:45pm
Aug 17
Aug 19
Fairy Tale: Dragon Cry (2017, Japan, D: Tatsuma Minamikawa)
A dragon-slayer and his team of wizards (not to mention a flying cat) attempt to recover a staff holding incredible power. Screening both subbed and dubbed.
@ Yonge & Dundas
4:30pm, 7:00pm, 9:10pm
3:45pm, 9:50pm
Aug 17 Raia Prays For... (2015, Japan, D: Hiroyuki Kurokawa)    Free!
A divorcee changes course when she encounters an ancient culture. Free, but registration is required.
@ Japan Foundation 6:30pm
Aug 17 Stalker (1979, USSR, D: Andrei Tarkovsky)
A writer and a scientist are guided through the reality-bending Zone in search of a room that grants wishes. An allegorical, high-art, sci-fi classic. Restored!
@ The Fox 7:00pm
Aug 17 The Swimmer (1968, USA, D: Frank Perry)   Retropath
Burt Lancaster swims his way across the suburbs, one pool at a time.
@ The Royal 8:00pm
Aug 17 Blow-Up (1966, UK/Italy, D: Michelangelo Antonioni)
A groovy photographer finds evidence of murder in his work ... or does he?
@ Lightbox 9:00pm
Aug 17 Too Late (2016, USA, D: Dennis Hauck)
P.I. John Hawkes is hired to track down a woman from his own past. Filmed and projected in glorious 35mm.
@ The Kingsway 10:15pm
Aug 18
- Aug 24
Labyrinth (1986, UK/USA, D: Jim Henson)
David Bowie's Goblin King stands between a girl and the brother she wished away. Showtimes: Aug 18, 1:30pm, 6:45pm; Aug 19, 1:30pm, 6:45pm; Aug 20, 1:30pm, 6:45pm; Aug 21, 1:30pm, 6:45pm; Aug 22, 1:30pm, 6:45pm; Aug 23, 1:30pm, 6:45pm; Aug 24, 1:30pm, 6:45pm.
@ Carlton
Aug 18 Downtown 81 (1981, USA, D: Edo Bertoglio)   Black Gold
Jean-Michel Basquiat provides a peek into the 1980's New York art scene as he tries to rustle up some rent money. Come early for the pre-show!
@ The Royal 8:00pm
Aug 18
Aug 23
The Devil At 4 O'Clock (1961, USA, D: Mervyn LeRoy)   Redoubt Cinema
Priest Spencer Tracy enlists a trio of convicts, including Frank Sinatra, to save a kids leper colony from a volcano.
@ The Kingsway
Aug 18 Les Hautes Solitudes (1974, France, D: Philippe Garrel)
Faded star Jean Seberg goes about her daily life, tormented but alive.
@ Lightbox 9:00pm
Aug 18 Slingshot Hip Hop (2008, USA, D: Jacqueline Reem Salloum)    Free!
Palestinians take to rapping to give voice to the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian struggle. Outdoors! Presented by the Toronto Palestine Film Festival.
@ Christie Pits 9:00pm
Aug 18 La Pazza Gioia (Like Crazy) (2016, Italy/France, D: Paolo Virzi)   L'Altra Italia    Free!
A delusional extrovert and a mysterious introvert escape from care. Outdoors! At 5300 Dundas West in Etobicoke.
Aug 18 Destroy All Monsters (1968, Japan, D: Ishiro Honda)    Free!
Aliens set Kaiju on a path of destruction. Screening in honor of Haruo Nakajima, the man inside the Godzilla suit.
@ Carlton 11:00pm
Aug 19
Aug 26
Pup Star: Better 2Gether (2017, USA, D: Robert Vince)   Family Favourites
A singing Yorkie is swapped with a street dog following her success in a TV competition.
@ Cineplex
Aug 19
Aug 20
The Goonies (1985, USA, D: Richard Donner)   Throwback Fam Films
Young adventurers search the caves under their town for pirate treasure.
@ The Revue
Aug 19 Airport 77 (1977, USA, D: Jerry Jameson)
A hijacked airplane crashes into the Bermuda Triangle. Kier-La Janisse will provide context with a lecture entitled Airline Anxiety And The Golden Age Of Hijacking.
@ The Royal 8:00pm
Aug 19
Aug 20
Surprise Boxing Films   Christie Pits Film Festival    Free!
Close out the season with a pair of surprise boxing flicks, one classic, one an up-and-comer. Outdoors! Come early for "eats & treats". Film begins at sundown.
@ Christie Pits
Aug 19 Crash (1996, Canada/UK, D: David Cronenberg)
Traumatized car-crash survivors begin a kinky affair. Winner of the Special Jury Prize for audacity at the 1996 Cannes Film Festival!
@ Lightbox 9:00pm
Aug 19 Night Of The Hunter (1955, USA, D: Charles Laughton)   Carlton Midnight Society
Love/hate-tattooed Robert Mitchum searches for stolen cash by holing up with Shelley Winters and her two children. A Mitchum impersonation contest will precede the screening.
@ Carlton 11:00pm
Aug 20 Mapplethorpe: Look At The Pictures (2016, USA/Germany, D: Fenton Bailey & Randy Barbato)   The Great Photographers
Legendary photographer Mapplethorpe's career is recounted with archival interviews and copious examples of his work.
@ Hot Docs 11:00am
Aug 20 Hirune Hime - Ancien And The Magic Tablet (2017, Japan, D: Kenji Kamiyama)   J-Cinema
A young girl looks to her dreams to discover family secrets. Animated.
@ JCCC 2:00pm
Aug 20 To Life, Death And Beyond: The Music Of Magma (2017, Canada, D: Laurent Goldstein)
The music of Magma is celebrated by founder and fan alike. Magma will be in attendance!
@ The Royal 2:00pm
Aug 20 Anne Of Green Gables (2016, Canada, D: John Kent Harrison)
Or, as it's known in Japan, Anne With The Red Hair. See Canada's latest adaptation of Lucy Maud Montgomery's beloved story like you've never seen it before - dubbed into Japanese with English subtitles. Actress Ella Ballentine will be in attendance!
@ JCCC 4:00pm
Aug 20 Queen Kong (1976, UK/France/Germany/Italy, D: Frank Agrama)   Going Bananas
A female giant ape takes a shine to a visiting actor.
@ Carlton 4:00pm
Aug 20 Charlie's Angels (2000, USA, D: McG)   Screen Queens
Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymoore and Lucy Liu bring '70s television's kick-ass investigation team to the modern big screen. Allysin Chaynes hosts. Expect booze, drunk commentary and surprises.
@ The Royal 8:00pm
Aug 21 The Ancient Magus' Bride (2016, Japan, D: Norihiro Naganuma)
A girl living a hard-knock life finds a new path when she encounters a man sporting the head of a beast. Anime.
@ Yonge & Dundas 4:30pm, 7:00pm
Aug 21 Kano (2014, Taiwan, D: Ma Chih-Hsiang)    Free!
Taiwanese high-school students travel to Japan in the 1930s to compete in a baseball tournament. Free, but registration is required.
@ Japan Foundation 6:30pm
Aug 21 Dirty Dancing (1987, USA, D: Emile Ardolino)
"Nobody puts Baby in a corner." Jennifer Grey has a time-of-her-life dance romance with Patrick Swayze. Screening only at Cineplex's VIP locations.
@ Cineplex 7:00pm
Aug 21 Flaxy Martin (1949, USA, D: Richard L. Bare)   TFS
Born To Be Bad (1950, USA, D: Nicholas Ray)
Dangerous dames! Showgirl Virginia Mayo escapes suspicion of murder by letting another take the rap; Joan Fontaine's sweet exterior hides the ruthless manipulator underneath.
@ Carlton 7:00pm
Aug 22 Deconstructing The Beatles' White Album (2016, USA, D: Scott Freiman)
Go behind The Beatle's landmark album.
@ Yonge & Dundas 7:00pm
Aug 22 It Comes At Night (2017, USA, D: Trey Edward Shults)   Open Roof Festival
Encroaching horror creates tension between a family living in a remote home and another seeking refuge. Preceded by a live music performance by Marlon Chaplin.
Aug 22 Men With Brooms (2002, Canada, D: Paul Gross)   City Cinema    Free!
A group of men look to curling as a way to salvage their honour. Outdoors!
@ Yonge-Dundas Square 8:00pm
Aug 22 Point Blank (1967, USA, D: John Boorman)
Lee Marvin is damn determined to get what he's owed.
@ Lightbox 8:30pm
Aug 23 Spy Kids (2001, USA, D: Robert Rodriguez)   TIFF Kids Summer
The offspring of a pair of spies must use both gadgets and wits to rescue their parents (Antonio Bandera, Carla Gugino) from the clutches of an evil mastermind (Alan Cumming).
@ Lightbox 11:00am
Aug 23 Le Ride (2016, USA/France/New Zealand, D: Phil Keoghan)
In 1928, a ragtag crew from New Zealand and Australia come to be the first English-speaking team to ride the Tour de France.
@ Yonge & Dundas 6:30pm
Aug 23 Touch Of Evil (1958, USA, D: Orson Welles)   Hardboiled
Charlton Heston and Orson Welles clash over differing notions of justice.
@ The Fox 7:00pm
Aug 23 Marie Antoinette (2006, USA/France, D: Sofia Coppola)   Ladies Of Burlesque
France's doomed queen revels in decadence. Preceded by a live burlesque performance by Dolly Monroe.
@ The Royal 8:00pm
Aug 23 Pacific Rim (2013, USA, D: Guillermo del Toro)   Free Flicks    Free!
Mankind creates big robots to counter the giant monster menace. Outdoors!
@ Harbourfront 8:30pm
Aug 24 Solaris (1972, USSR, D: Andrei Tarkovsky)
Scientists manning a planetary outpost contend with materialized thoughts and memories. A high-art, sci-fi classic. Restored!
@ The Fox 7:00pm
Aug 24 Turn It Around: The Story Of East Bay Punk (2017, USA, D: Corbett Redford)
Punk rock takes root in Berkeley, California.
@ Yonge & Dundas 7:00pm
Aug 24 Grease (1978, USA, D: Randal Kleiser)   Movies In St. James Park    Free!
"This car is Auto-matic. It's System-matic. It's Hyyyyydro-matic. Why, it's Greased Lightning!" Outdoors!
@ St. James Park 8:00pm
Aug 24 Brain Damage (1988, USA, D: Frank Henenlotter)   Cinemacabre
A parasitic space slug encourages his host to bring him fresh victims. A cult classic from the director of Frankenhooker and Basket Case.
@ The Royal 8:00pm
Aug 24 Aragane (2015, Bosnia/Japan, D: Kaori Oda)   Wavelengths    Free!
Landscape For Fire (D: Anthony McCall)
Oda's camera intertwines with the miners working a poorly lit coal pit; fire is lit and extinguished on the land.
@ Lightbox 8:30pm
Aug 25 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
Aug 26 Meeting People Is Easy (1998, UK, D: Grant Gee)   This Film Should Be Played Loud
Radiohead endure tedium as they tour OK Computer. Come early for a pre-show of Radiohead video rarities..
@ Hot Docs 9:30pm
Aug 26 The Room (2003, USA, D: Tommy Wiseau)
The infamy.
@ Carlton 11:00pm

Compiled by Don Marks (contact)

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