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Jul 19
Aadai (India, D: Rathna Kumar, site)
Tamil-language thriller.
Suburbs: York
Ardaas Karaan (India, D: Gippy Grewal, site)
The generation gap afflicts Indian families living in Canada.
City: Yonge & Dundas
Suburbs: Albion    Eglinton Town Centre    Mississauga    Vaughan
  The Art Of Self-Defense (USA, D: Riley Stearns, site)
Jesse Eisenberg takes up karate after suffering a beating.
City: Scotiabank
  The Farewell (USA, D: Lulu Wang, site)
A Chinese family keeps the impending death of their matriarch a secret as they gather to visit with her in her final days. With Awkwafina.
City: Varsity
  iSmart Shankar (India, D: Puri Jagannadh, site)
Telugu-language cyborg action.
Suburbs: York
  Kadaram Kondan (India, D: Rajesh M. Selva, site)
Tamil-language car-jacking thriller.
Suburbs: Woodside    York
  Looking Up (China, D: Deng Chao & Yu Baimei, site)
Chinese-language drama about astronauts, fathers and sons.
City: Yonge & Dundas
Suburbs: Markham
  Munchausen By Internet (USA, D: Michael Feifer, site)
A private nurse hired to care for a sick boy sets her sights on becoming his mother instead.
City: Carlton
  Pathinettam Padi (India, D: Shanker Ramakrishnan, site)
Malayalam-language class-fueled high school drama.
Suburbs: York
  Propaganda: The Art Of Selling Lies (Canada/Germany, D: Larry Weinstein, site)
Art is harnessed to persuade and manipulate.
City: Hot Docs
  Push (Sweden, D: Fredrik Garten, site)
Housing is commodified for profit at the expense of affordability.
City: Hot Docs
  Roads In February (Canada/Uruguay, D: Katherine Jerkovic, site)
A grieving young woman encounters further emotional distance when she decamps to her family's native Urugay to spend time with her grandmother.
City: Lightbox
  Sword Of Trust (USA, D: Lynn Shelton, site)
Two women try to unload a Civil War relic that purportedly reveals the true victor of that conflict.
City: Lightbox
Jul 19
There Are No Fakes (Canada, D: Jamie Kastner, site)
The purchase of a Norval Morrisseau painting unravels a large-scale case of art fraud.
City: Hot Docs
Wild Nights with Emily (USA, D: Madeleine Olnek, site)
Poet Emily Dickinson carries on an affair with her sister-in-law.
City: Carlton
Jul 17
Chasing The Dragon 2: Wild Wild Bunch (China, D: Wong Jing & Jason Kwan, site)
An undercover police officer infiltrates a secret kidnapping gang. With Tony Keung Ka-fai, Louis Koo, Gordon Lam and Simon Yam.
Suburbs: Markham
Jul 18
Article 15 (India, D: Anubhav Sinha, site)
A police officer struggles with doing his duty in the face of India's caste system.
City: Yonge & Dundas
Suburbs: Eglinton Town Centre    York
Gorilla (India, D: Don Sandy, site)
Tamil heist comedy. Bumblers enlist a chimpanzee to rob a bank.
Suburbs: Woodside    York
  Munda Hi Chahida (India, D: Santosh Subhash Thite & Dheepak Thaper, site)
A man surrounded by women desires a son.
Suburbs: Eglinton Town Centre    Mississauga
  Shadaa (India, D: Jagdeep Sidhu, site)
A son finally gives into parental pressure to marry.
Suburbs: Vaughan
  Sunshine Family (Philippines/South Korea, D: Kim Tai-sik, site)
A family involved in a hit-and-run while on vacation attempt to destroy the evidence before they return home.
City: Canada Square
Jul 19
The Biggest Little Farm (USA, D: John Chester, site)
A Los Angeles couple head back to the land
City: Regent (one show Fri-Sun,Tue)
The Dead Don't Die (USA/Sweden, D: Jim Jarmusch, site)
Zombies, Jarmusch-style. Featuring Bill Murray, Adam Driver, Tom Waits, Chloe Sevigny, Steve Buscemi, Danny Glover, RZA and more!
City: Carlton    Kingsway (one show Sat,Mon,Wed)
  Echo In The Canyon (USA, D: Andrew Slater, site)
Los Angeles' Laurel Canyon community - The Beach Boys, The Byrds, Buffalo Springfield -- soundtracks the 1960's.
City: Kingsway (one show Fri,Sun,Tue,Thu)    Mt. Pleasant (one show Fri-Sun,Wed,Thu)
  Gordon Lightfoot: If You Could Read My Mind (Canada, D: Martha Kehoe & Joan Tosoni, site)
Canadian musical legend Gordon Lightfoot's storied career takes him from small town Ontario to the coffeehouse folk scene to arena-scale tours.
City: Mt. Pleasant (one show Fri-Sun,Tue)
  The Grizzlies (Canada, D: Miranda de Pencier, site)
Inuit teens living in a depressed town take up lacrosse.
City: Mt. Pleasant (one show Sat,Sun)
  I'll Take Your Dead (Canada, D: Chad Archibald, site)
A one-man disposal crew for gangland murders stumbles across a live one.
City: Carlton
  Kabir Singh (India, D: Sandeep Reddy Vanga, site)
A surgeon turns to substance abuse when his girlfriend marries another man.
City: Yonge & Dundas
Suburbs: Eglinton Town Centre    Winston Churchill    York
  The Last Black Man In San Francisco (USA, D: Joe Talbot, site)
A Black man lays claim to an old house built by his grandfather.
City: Canada Square    Lightbox
  Late Night (USA, D: Nisha Ganatra, site)
Late-night talk show host Emma Thompson hires a new writer (Mindy Kaling) to breathe new life into her fading show.
City: Canada Square    Carlton
  Maiden (UK, D: Alex Holmes, site)
An all-female sailing crew competes in the Whitbread Round the World Race.
City: Canada Square    Lightbox
  Marianne & Leonard: Words Of Love (USA, D: Nick Broomfield, site)
Singer/poet Leonard Cohen finds inspiration in Marianne Ihlen while living in an artist community on the Greek island of Hydra.
City: Empress Walk    Varsity
  Midsommar (USA, D: Ari Aster, site)
A relationship teetering on collapse enters the crucible of a pagan Swedish summer festival. From the director of Hereditary.
City: Canada Square    Empress Walk    Scotiabank    Varsity
Suburbs: Eglinton Town Centre    Morningside    Queensway
  Pavarotti (UK/USA, D: Ron Howard, site)
The legendary opera singer is profiled.
City: Canada Square    Carlton
  The Souvenir (UK/USA, D: Joanna Hogg, site)
A young woman studying film in early 1980's Britain undertakes a passionate but potentially damaging relationship with an untrustworthy man.
City: Lightbox (matinees Sat,Sun,Tue-Thu only)
  Super 30 (India, D: Vikas Bahl, site)
Mathemetician Anand Kumar creates a popular reality series training underpriveleged kids for a national exam.
City: Yonge & Dundas
Suburbs: Albion    Eglinton Town Centre    Mississauga    Vaughan    Winston Churchill    Woodside    York
  Superpower Dogs (USA, D: Daniel Ferguson, site)
Brave dogs save lives. Narrated by Chris Evans.
City: Cinesphere (Sat,Sun)
  Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am (USA, D: Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, site)
African American author and Nobel Prize winner Toni Morrison becomes a beacon for marginalized voices.
City: Regent (one show Fri-Sun,Tue-Thu)
  Unplanned (USA, D: Chuck Konzelman & Cary Solomon)
Anti-abortion religious propaganda.
City: Kingsway
Suburbs: Woodside
  The White Crow (UK/France, D: Ralph Fiennes, site)
Russian ballet legend Rudolf Nureyev defects.
City: Carlton    Regent (one show Fri-Sun,Tue-Thu)
  The White Storm 2: Drug Lords (Hong Kong/China, D: Herman Yau, site)
Drug dealer Louis Koo's expanding business attracts the attention of drug-hating philanthropist Andy Lau.
City: Yonge & Dundas
Suburbs: Markham    Scarborough
  Wild Rose (UK, D: Tom Harper, site)
A troubled lass from Glasgow yearns to become a country music star.
City: Carlton    Lightbox
  Yesterday (UK, D: Danny Boyle, site)
A struggling musician takes the opportunity of finding himself in a suddenly Beatles-less world to claim their classic songs as his own.
City: Don Mills VIP    Empress Walk    Fairview    Market Square    Scotiabank    Varsity    Yonge & Dundas    Yonge & Eglinton    Yorkdale
Suburbs: Beach    Eglinton Town Centre    Elgin Mills    Mississauga    Morningside    Promenade    Queensway    Richmond Hill    Vaughan    Winston Churchill

Compiled by Don Marks (contact)

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