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Toronto Film Series
The Black Museum Lurid lectures and sinister screenings for the morbidly curious. Venue: Royal Cinema
Chai Tea & A Movie The Toronto Jewish Film Festival presents this occasional series of hot beverages and Jewish-themed films.
 
Upcoming:
Oct 21    Who Will Write Our History? (2018, USA, D: Roberta Grossman)
Christie Pits Film Festival Outdoor cinema in The Pits. Venue: Christie Pits Park
Doc Soup Monthly documentary screenings, from October to April, programmed by the Hot Docs festival. Filmmaker is usually in attendance. Venue: Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema
Docunight Iran via documentary. Venue: Carlton
Drunk Feminist Films Booze-fuelled feminist film fans mock their way through the lows of Hollywood gender representation.
 
Upcoming:
Oct 24    I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997, USA, D: Jim Gillespie)
Drunken Cinema Movies and booze (and games)!
 
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Oct 13    Night Of The Demons (1988, USA, D: Kevin S. Tenney)
Early Monthly Segments Experimental film, monthly. Venue: Gladstone Hotel Art Bar
Free Friday Films Weekly free screenings of recent flicks and occasional classics presented by U of T's Cinema Studies Student Union (but all are welcome). Prints sources range from 35mm to dvd. Venue: Innis Town Hall
 
Upcoming:
Oct 12    West Side Story (1961, USA, D: Robert Wise & Jerome Robbins)    Free!
Oct 19    Cry-Baby (1990, USA, D: John Waters)    Free!
Hollow Moon Movie Club "It cannot be unseen." Formerly known as Blind Eye. Venue: Handlebar
 
Upcoming:
Oct 14    The Video Dead (1987, USA, D: Robert Scott)
HS Doc Club Doc lovers screen and discuss.
Inside Out Expanding the annual festival of queer cinema to a year-round presence. Venue: TIFF Bell Lightbox
 
Upcoming:
Oct 17    Sorry Angel (2018, France, D: Christophe Honore)
Killer B Cinema Bad movies go down well with booze. Venue: Imperial Pub
L'Altra Italia Italian movies for both downtown and the suburbs.
 
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Oct 18,26    Little Italy (2018, Canada/USA, D: Donald Petrie)
LATAFF Cineforum New Latin American cinema.
Little Terrors Horror shorts, monthly. Presented by Rue Morgue and Unstable Ground. Venue: Carlton
MDFF Presents The cutting edge of indie art cinema, screening at a variety of venues around the city.
 
Upcoming:
Oct 11    Interchange (2018, Canada, D: Brian M. Cassidy & Melanie Shatzky)
Movies For Mommies Baby-friendly screenings of recent releases for new parents dying to get out of the house.
MUFF Society The Monthly Underground Female Film Society puts girl-tastic images on the screen. Venue: Carlton
Mulan Festival Year-round programming from the festival of Chinese cinema. Venue: Innis Town Hall
Nordic Nights Films from the lands of ice and snow. Venue: Ryerson
 
Upcoming:
Oct 30    Heavy Trip (2018, Finland/Norway, D: Juuso Laatio & Jukka Vidgren)
Open Roof Festival Film and music, above street level.
Pleasure Dome Year-round screenings of experimental/avant-garde film and video in a variety of venues, including Cinecycle and Latvian House.
 
Upcoming:
Oct 24    Migratory Crisis
Reel Talk Two monthly series of new World cinema and Engligh-language independent film, followed by discussion with guest filmmakers, critics, etc. Admission requires a subscription to the entire series.
Rue Morgue's Cinemacabre Monthly screenings of horror flicks courtesy the fine folks at Rue Morgue magazine.
Secret Sessions Delivering an interactive immersive movie experience. Each screening's title and venue is kept secret until the last minute.
 
Upcoming:
Oct 17-20,24-27    Ghostbusters (1984, USA, D: Ivan Reitman)
Shorts That Are Not Pants Not pants, not pants at all. But shorts, most definitely.
T.O. Picture Show Outdoors and all around town.
Toronto Anime Film Festival Japanese animation, occasionally.
Toronto Arab Film From the Arab world to Toronto.
 
Upcoming:
Oct 28    Photocopy (2017, Egypt, D: Tamer Ashry)
Toronto Film Noir Syndicate Classic, proto, neo ... all noir.
Toronto Film Review Presents Emerging filmmakers represent. Venue: Cinecycle
Toronto Film Society Programmes several monthly series of classic Hollywood double-bills, both sound and silent. Admission is by subscription/membership only.
 
Upcoming:
Oct 21    The Blue Dahlia (1946, USA, D: George Marshall)
Side Street (1950, USA, D: Anthony Mann)
Oct 29    The Undying Monster (1942, USA, D: John Brahm)
The Uninvited (1944, USA, D: Lewis Allen)
Toronto Jewish Film Society Monthly screenings (with a summer break) of Jewish-themed fare. Single tickets for non-subscribers go on sale 15 minutes before showtime. Venue: Al Green Theatre
 
Upcoming:
Oct 14    Girlfriends (1978, USA, D: Claudia Weill)
Toronto Movie Club From the diaspora to Toronto.
Trash Palace Cult films once unearthed (on 16mm film, not video) in a studio space on Niagara Street, then briefly at the west-end Revue Cinema, now unspooling in their new home. Venue: Cinecycle
 
Upcoming:
Oct 12    Holy Ghost People (1967, USA, D: Peter Adair)
Cult Explosion (1980, USA, D: Brooks Alexander, Rabi Maharaj & Walter Martin)
Trouble Every Day Presents Forgotten should-be favourites and hidden gems awaiting discovery. Venue: Carlton
Vertical Features Bringing vital non-fiction cinema to Toronto. Venue: Ryerson
 
Upcoming:
Oct 16    Also Known As Jihadi (France, France, D: Eric Baudelaire)
Defunct Toronto Film Series
360 Screenings Step into the film with an immersive (and expensive) evening out. Each screening's title and venue is kept secret until the last minute.
Accented Cinema Monthly screenings on the topic of immigration and integration, presented by the Diaspora Film Festival. Venue:
Critic's Choice The Academy Of Canadian Cinema And TV asks local critics to present a Canadian film. Venue:
The Eclectic Screening Room Evenings of film and video oddities curated by the zine of the same name. Venue: Centre For The Arts
Fight 'N Fright Friday nights are made for fights and frights. Venue: Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema
Hump Day Horrorshow Mid-week scares, likely on projected video. Venue:
Kung Fu Fridays After nearly a decade, Asian film guru (and Midnight Madness programmer) Colin Geddes' raucous evenings of fightin' fists and feet have come to a close. To remember the past and look forward to the future, check out the related blog.
MINT Film Festival Connecting Toronto filmmakers, musicians and activists. Venue: Market Square
Out In The City Taking the queer experience outside of the ghetto. Presented by the Inside Out festival.
ReelHeART Monthly Indie films. Venue: Cinecycle
Refocus Sharing indie films in exchange for word of mouth. Venues vary.
Spoony Toons Afternoon cartoons, cereal bar included. Venue: Cinecycle
Sprockets Globetrotter Series The yearly Sprockets festival presents this monthly series of world cinema for wee ones. Venue: The Grande
Streets To Screens Toronto's Public Space committee presents this series of independent films tackling the issues that arise from urban living. Venues: Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema, Toronto Free Gallery
TIFF In Your Park TIFF on the road, outdoors.
Video Vengeance Remembering the VHS age. Venue: Kitch
WILDsound Feedback Excitingly named, but rather pedestrian-sounding in reality, this monthly event screens shorts with the expectation of immediate feedback from the audience for its filmmakers. Venue:
   

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