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Retrospectives, Programmes & Festivals
Oct 12 - 20
Toronto After Dark @ Scotiabank
Nine wild nights of new horror, fantasy and action cinema, including graphic novel adaptation My Friend Dahmer, Korea's The Villainess, Bendon & Moorhead's The Endless, Tragedy Girls, sequels Victor Crowley and Cult Of Chucky, plus more!
Oct 12
Cinéfranco @ Carlton
Recent French-language cinema.
Oct 13 - 21
Bringing communities together through film.
Oct 14 - 15
Toronto South African Film Festival @ Lightbox
The culture, history and politics of South Africa.
Oct 14
Chinese films illuminate with greatness. At: Innis Town Hall. This week:
Free And Easy (2017, China, D: Geng Jun) -- Oct 14, 3:00pm
The Summer Is Gone (2016, China, D: Daniel Chang) -- Oct 14, 7:00pm
Oct 15
Reel World Film Festival
Celebrating cultural diversity through film. At: Glenn Gould Studio, Canada Square.
Oct 18 - 22
Aboriginal film and video. At: Hot Docs, Lightbox.
Oct 19 - 20
Toronto International Nollywood Film Festival
From Nigeria to Toronto.
Oct 19 - 22
Planet In Focus
Taking stock of this hunk of rock we call home every autumn. At: The Royal, Innis Town Hall, The Revue, Al Green Theatre, Hot Docs.
Oct 21
Toronto Latin American Film Festival
Hispanic cinema. At: AGO, U Of T. The full schedule can be found here.
Oct 31
The Heart Of The World: Masterpieces Of Soviet Silent Cinema @ Lightbox
The Russian Revolution (now 100 years old) takes its status quo-changing mission to the nation's film industry. This week:
Strike (1924, USSR, D: Sergei Eisenstein) -- Oct 12, 6:15pm
The House On Trubnaya (1928, USSR, D: Boris Barnet) -- Oct 14, 4:15pm
By The Law (1926, USSR, D: Lev Kuleshov) w/ accompaniment by Marilyn Lerner -- Oct 15, 1:00pm
Aelita - Queen Of Mars (1924, USSR, D: Yakov Protazanov) -- Oct 17, 6:15pm
Nov 4
People Have The Power: Resistance In Filipino Cinema @ Lightbox
Filipino filmmakers fight the power. This week:
On The Job (2013, Philippines, D: Erik Matti) w/ Todd Brown intro -- Oct 13, 6:15pm
Norte, The End Of History (2013, Philippines, D: Lav Diaz) -- Oct 14, 6:30pm
Dec 13
Guillermo Del Toro: Influences @ Lightbox
As the transplanted Mexican filmmaker prepares to unveil his latest creation, Lightbox takes a look at some of the films that have guided his path. This week:
The Spirit Of The Beehive (1973, Spain, D: Victor Erice) -- Oct 13, 9:30pm
Dec 24
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:
La Vie Revee (1972, Canada, D: Mireille Dansereau) -- Oct 12, 8:30pm   Free!
The Hundred Videos (a selection) (Canada, D: Steve Reinke) w/ Steve Reinke -- Oct 15, 3:15pm   Free!
Not A Love Story: A Film About Pornography (1981, Canada, D: Bonnie Sherr Klein) -- Oct 18, 6:30pm   Free!
One-Offs And Short Runs
Oct 12 Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked The World (2017, Canada, D: Catherine Bainbridge & Alfonso Maiorana)
Indigenous musicians such as Link Wray and Robbie Robertson make their mark on rock and roll. A fundraiser for the Regent Park Film Festival, so tickets are on the pricy side.
@ Daniels Spectrum 6:00pm
Oct 12 Hannah Arendt (2012, Germany/Luxembourg/France, D: Margarethe von Trotta)   Goethe Films: Margarethe & Barbara
Political theorist Arendt covers the trial of Holocaust mastermind Adolf Eichmann.
@ Lightbox 6:30pm
Oct 12 The Craft (1995, USA, D: Andrew Fleming)
Catholic schoolgirls use witchcraft to enhance the high school experience.
@ Carlton 6:40pm, 9:15pm
Oct 12 Mully (2015, USA/Kenya, D: Scott Haze)
An abandoned child grows up to become a wealthy, powerful adult looking to make a positive mark on the world.
@ Cineplex 7:00pm
Oct 12 Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992, USA, D: Francis Ford Coppola)   Designing The Movies
Gary Oldman wants your blood. Host Nathalie Atkinson will discuss the costume designs of Eiko Ishioka with Ane Crabtree before the film.
@ The Revue 7:00pm
Oct 12
Oct 18
Mully (2015, USA/Kenya, D: Scott Haze)
An abandoned child grows up to become a wealthy, powerful adult looking to make a positive mark on the world.
@ Yonge & Dundas
Oct 12 Shorts Not Pants   Shorts That Are Not Pants
The quarterly shorts program returns with personalized death, treasure, disrupted balance and more.
@ Carlton 7:00pm
Oct 12 Time Form Scene #2
Madi Piller and Leslie Supnet select homegrown animated jewels from Kelly Egan, Greg Boa, Patrick Jenkins and others.
@ Cinecycle 8:00pm
Oct 12 Carrie (1976, USA, D: Brian De Palma)   Queer Fear
Telekinesis + bullying = worst prom ever. Plus: a drag pre-show.
@ The Royal 8:00pm
Oct 13
- Oct 19
Beetlejuice (1988, USA, D: Tim Burton)
Ghosts enlist an anarchic spirit to haunt the new residents of their home. Showtimes: Oct 13, 6:40pm, 9:15pm; Oct 14, 6:40pm, 9:15pm; Oct 15, 6:40pm, 9:15pm; Oct 16, 6:40pm, 9:15pm; Oct 17, 6:40pm, 9:15pm; Oct 18, 6:40pm, 9:15pm; Oct 19, 6:40pm, 9:15pm.
@ Carlton
Oct 13 The Devil's Backbone (2001, Spain/Mexico, D: Guillermo Del Toro)   The Films Of Guillermo Del Toro
A new arrival at a boy's orphanage during the Spanish Civil War uncovers the truth about the institution's haunted past.
@ AGO 7:00pm
Oct 13 Repo Man (1984, USA, D: Alex Cox)   FFF    Free!
Punk rocker Emilio Estevez learns the ropes of the reposession trade. Screening in memory of the late, great Harry Dean Stanton.
@ Innis Town Hall 7:00pm
Oct 13 Vamp (1986, USA, D: Richard Wenk)   Black Gold
New frat pledges run into vampires (including Grace Jones!) while running a sleazy errand to the big city. Co-presented with Ladies Of Burlesque; a performance by Dainty Smith precedes the movie.
@ The Royal 8:00pm
Oct 13 A Bay Of Blood (1971, Italy, D: Mario Bava)   Carlton Midnight Society
Friday The 13th: The Final Chapter (1984, USA, D: Joseph Zito)
An inheritance prompts a murder spree; hockey-masked killer Jason lives again! The cinema promises an immersive 4-D experience featuring Jason himself (or a doppelganger at the very least).
@ Carlton 9:00pm
Oct 13 Questione di Karma (2017, Italy, D: Edoardo Maria Falcone)   L'Altra Italia
A reluctant heir to industry encounters the reincarnation of his dead father.
@ Lightbox 9:00pm
Oct 13 Friday The 13th (1980, USA, D: Sean Cunningham)
Hockey-masked killer Jason is born.
@ The Fox 9:15pm
Oct 13 Ghostkeeper (1981, Canada, D: Jim Makichuk)   Trash Palace
Stranded snowmobilers find something scary in the basement of an abandoned lodge.
@ Cinecycle 9:30pm
Oct 13 Carrie (1976, USA, D: Brian De Palma)   Nightmare On Dundas Street
Telekinesis + bullying = worst prom ever.
@ AGO 10:00pm
Oct 14 Community Day
Free movies & cheap concessions raise money for WE.
@ Cineplex 9:00am
Oct 14 Share Her Journey   Short Cuts
Emerging female voices light up the screen. Proceeds go to TIFF's Share Her Journey campaign.
@ Lightbox 1:45pm
Oct 14
Oct 15
Labyrinth (1986, USA, D: Jim Henson)
Goblin King David Bowie stands between a girl and the brother she wished away.
@ The Fox
Oct 14 Notorious (1946, USA, D: Alfred Hitchcock)   Designing The Movies
Ingrid Bergman is recruited to spy on Nazis. Special guests Vince and Rosemarie Keenan, who write classic Hollywood-era mysteries under the name Renee Patrick, will be present to discuss legendary costume designer Edith Head. Co-presented by the Film Noir Syndicate.
@ The Revue 4:00pm
Oct 14 The Addams Family (1991, USA, D: Barry Sonnenfeld)
Raul Julia, Anjelica Huston, Chrstina Ricci and Christopher Lloyd bring television's creepy clan to the big screen.
@ The Royal 4:00pm
Oct 14 Sea Of Life (2017, Canada, D: Julia Barnes)   We Love Animals    Free!
A filmmaker travels the world trying to save endangered ecosystems.
@ Carlton 6:00pm
Oct 14 Countown Canada (1970, Canada, D: Robert Fothergill)
A faux doc chronicles Canada's assimilation by the United States of America.
@ Innis College, Rm 222 7:00pm
Oct 14 Watching The Detectives (2017, Canada, D: Chris Kennedy)   Pleasure Dome
How Little We Know Of Our Neighbours (2005, USA, D: Rebecca Baron)
Mass surveillance, present and past. Amateur sleuths fancy they've found the perpetrators of the Boston Marathon bombing; the UK's culture of surveillance begins as a people-powered anthropology movement.
@ Cinecycle 8:00pm
Oct 14 Obsessed (2009, USA, D: Steve Shill)   Drunk Feminist Films
Beyonce stalks Idris Elba. The DFF-ers and female rap crew The Sorority provide the running sanity check.
@ The Royal 8:30pm
Oct 15 Nosferatu (1922, Germany, D: F.W. Murnau)   Silent Sundays
The original screen vampire rises.
@ Carlton 4:00pm
Oct 15 The Human Resources Manager (2010, Israel/Germany/Romania, D: Eran Riklis)   TJFS
The Human Resources manager of an Israeli bakery takes the body of a deceased Romanian worker back to her home country.
@ Al Green Theatre 4:00pm, 7:30pm
Oct 15 Time To Die (1966, Mexico, D: Arturo Ripstein)
Revenge gets in the way of a convicted murderer's desire to get on with his life after serving his time. From an original story by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
@ Lightbox 6:15pm
Oct 15
Halloween III: Season Of The Witch (1982, USA, D: Tommy Lee Wallace)
Season Of The Witch (1972, USA, D: George A. Romero)
Witchery! Halloween masks prove deadly to trick-or-treating kids; a housewife turns to witchcraft to escape her humdrum, put-upon existence.
@ The Royal
Oct 16 Pan's Labyrinth (2006, Spain, D: Guillermo Del Toro)    Free!
A young girl discovers a dangerous fantasy world during the Fascist takeover of Spain.
@ Innis Town Hall 6:30pm
Oct 16
Oct 17
Oct 21
Tokyo Ghoul (2017, Japan, D: Kentaro Hagiwara)
A college student goes on the run after surviving, but becoming infected by, a ghoul attack.
@ Yonge & Dundas
Oct 16 May It Last: A Portrait Of The Avett Brothers (2017, USA, D: Judd Apatow & Michael Bonfiglio)
Musical duo The Avett Brothers deal with life crises as they record their album True Sadness with Rick Rubin.
@ Hot Docs 8:30pm
Oct 17 The Destruction Of Memory (2016, USA/France/Germany, D: Tim Slade)
Forces conspire to destroy cultural identity. Presented by the Toronto Society of Architects.
@ Innis Town Hall 6:30pm
Oct 17 Shin Godzilla (2016, Japan, D: Hideaki Anno)
Godzilla meets a formidable opponent in the form of Japan's government bureaucracy. Presented by Toronto's best comic book store The Beguiling.
@ The Revue 6:45pm
Oct 17 Eaten Alive (1976, USA, D: Tobe Hooper)   Retropath
Hotel guests fall victim to a crazed proprietor and his killer croc. Come early for pre-show and lobby pop-up!
@ The Royal 8:00pm
Oct 17 Golden Exits (2017, USA, D: Alex Ross Perry)   MDFF Presents
Tensions rise between a Brooklyn archivist, his new assistance, his wife, her sister and a married friend. Alex Ross Perry will be in attendance.
@ Lightbox 8:45pm
Oct 18 Suspiria (1977, Italy, D: Dario Argento)   Ladies Of Burlesque
Argento's beloved, bloody classic returns in a 4K restoration. Preceded by a burlesque performance by Sam Antics. Goblin, the band behind the film's signature score, will be present for a post-screening Q&A.
@ The Royal 8:00pm
Oct 19 Mystic Pizza (1988, USA, D: Donald Petrie)   Food In Film
Pizzeria workers Julia Roberts, Annabeth Gish and Lili Taylor try to figure out their next step in life during the summer following high school graduation. Snacks provided by Village Pizza.
@ The Revue 6:45pm
Oct 20 Black Donnellys (2017, Canada, D: Aaron Huggett)
A land dispute kicks off a feud between Irisn immigrants and the residents of Lucan, Ontario. Based on the true story.
@ The Royal 7:00pm
Oct 20 Roma (1972, Italy/France, D: Federico Fellini)   FFF    Free!
Life ebbs and flows in Italy's capital city.
@ Innis Town Hall 7:00pm
Oct 20 Night Of The Hunter (1955, USA, D: Charles Laughton)   Nightmare On Dundas Street
Love/hate-tattooed Robert Mitchum searches for stolen cash by holing up with Shelley Winters and her two children.
@ AGO 10:00pm
Oct 21
Oct 22
The Dark Crystal (1982, USA, D: Jim Henson & Frank Oz)
A humble gelfling quests to stop the Skeksis' reign of evil in this muppet fantasy.
@ The Fox
Oct 21
Oct 22
Suspiria (1977, Italy, D: Dario Argento)
Argento's beloved, bloody classic returns in a 4K restoration.
@ The Royal
Oct 21 Re-Animator (1985, USA, D: Stuart Gordon)   Carlton Midnight Society
From Beyond (1986, USA, D: Stuart Gordon)
Lovecraft! Herbert West conducts experiments to bring the dead back to life; a machine enabling humans to see beyond normal reality brings on attack by strange life forms.
@ Carlton 9:00pm
Oct 22 Mala Junta (Bad Influence) (2016, Chile, D: Claudia Huaquimilla)
The friendship of two young boys explores the conflict between Indigenous people and the Western notion of progress. A fundraiser for the Ontario Mapuche Support Group.
@ The Revue 10:30am
Oct 22 Across The Waters (2016, Denmark, D: Nicolo Donato)   Chai Tea
A Jewish family puts its trust in strangers to escape Nazi-occupied Denmark.
@ Empress Walk 1:00pm, 4:00pm
Oct 22 Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon (1942, USA, D: Roy William Neill)   TFS
The Scarlet Pimpernel (1934, USA, D: Harold Young)
Adventure! Holmes and Moriarty clash over WWII bomb technology; the elusive Pimpernel spirits royals away from the revolution's clutches.
@ Carlton 2:00pm
Oct 22 Gaslight (1944, USA, D: George Cukor)   Rendezvous With Madness Presents
A new husband's secrecy and lies drive his loving wife to the brink of insanity. A panel discussion led by Geoff Pevere follows the film.
@ The Revue 4:00pm
Oct 22 The Lost World (1925, USA, D: Harry O. Hoyt)   Silent Sundays
Explorers search the Amazon for dinosaurs.
@ Carlton 4:00pm
Oct 22 The Nude Vampire (1970, France, D: Jean Rollin)
The son of a rich industrialist attempts to free his father's captive, a girl believed to be immortal. A book launch for critical appreciation Lost Girls. publisher and film writer Kier-La Janisse will be in attendance.
@ The Royal 8:00pm

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