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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 22    Across The Waters (2016, Denmark, D: Nicolo Donato)
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 Hollywood gender representation.
 
Upcoming:
Oct 14    Obsessed (2009, USA, D: Steve Shill)
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 13    Repo Man (1984, USA, D: Alex Cox)    Free!
Oct 20    Roma (1972, Italy/France, D: Federico Fellini)    Free!
Inside Out Expanding the annual festival of queer cinema to a year-round presence. Venue: TIFF Bell Lightbox
L'Altra Italia Italian movies for both downtown and the suburbs.
 
Upcoming:
Oct 13,26    Questione di Karma (2017, Italy, D: Edoardo Maria Falcone)
Little Terrors Horror shorts, monthly. Presented by Rue Morgue and Unstable Ground. Venue: Carlton
 
Upcoming:
Oct 26    Littler Terrors #55 - Halloween Edition
MDFF Presents The cutting edge of indie art cinema, screening at a variety of venues around the city.
 
Upcoming:
Oct 17    Golden Exits (2017, USA, D: Alex Ross Perry)
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
 
Upcoming:
Oct 25    Practical Magic (1998, USA, D: Girffin Dunne)
Nordic Nights Films from the lands of ice and snow. Venue: Ryerson
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 14    Watching The Detectives (2017, Canada, D: Chris Kennedy)
How Little We Know Of Our Neighbours (2005, USA, D: Rebecca Baron)
Oct 27    My Life, My Life Is This: Francesco Gagliardi
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 25-28    Shaun Of The Dead (2004, UK, D: Edgar Wright)
Shorts That Are Not Pants Not pants, not pants at all. But shorts, most definitely.
 
Upcoming:
Oct 12    Shorts Not Pants
Toronto Anime Film Festival Japanese animation, monthly.
Toronto Film Noir Syndicate Classic, proto, neo ... all noir.
Toronto Film Society Programmes several monthly series of classic Hollywood double-bills, both sound and silent. Admission is by subscription/membership only.
 
Upcoming:
Oct 22    Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon (1942, USA, D: Roy William Neill)
The Scarlet Pimpernel (1934, USA, D: Harold Young)
Oct 30    The Medium (1951, Italy/USA, D: Gian Carlo Menotti)
The Queen Of Spades (1949, UK, D: Thorold Dickinson)
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 15    The Human Resources Manager (2010, Israel/Germany/Romania, D: Eran Riklis)
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 13    Ghostkeeper (1981, Canada, D: Jim Makichuk)
Vertical Features Bringing vital non-fiction cinema to Toronto. Venue: Ryerson
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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