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Aug 12
Arranged Marriage (USA, D: Anoop Rangi, site)
A young woman's life is upended by her parents arranging a husband for her against her will.
Suburbs: Eglinton Town Centre    Mississauga    Vaughan
Bloom Up: A Swinger's Couple Story (Italy, D: Mauro Russo Rouge, site)
Middle-aged pet store owners spend their evenings having erotic encounters with friends and strangers.
City: Hot Docs (Fri,Sat only)
  Emergency Declaration (South Korea, D: Han Jae-rim, site)
A mid-flight medical emergency breaks out on the same aircraft holding a possible terrorist.
City: Empress Walk    Yonge & Dundas
Suburbs: Markham
  Emily The Criminal (USA, D: John Patton Ford, site)
A young woman (Aubrey Plaza) struggling financially in the gig economy finds opportunity in the underworld.
City: Yonge & Dundas
  Gaalipata 2 (India, D: Yograj Bhat, site)
Romance binds three friends together.
Suburbs: York (Fri-Sun)
  Girl Picture (Finland, D: Alli Haapasalo, site)
Three teen BFFs deal with romance and desire over three Friday evenings.
City: Lightbox
  Inu-Oh (Japan/China, D: Masasaki Yuasa, site)
A blind musician and an outcast noble rock 14th century Japan.
City: Queensway (Sat,Mon,Wed)    Yonge & Dundas
Suburbs: Eglinton Town Centre    Richmond Hill (Sat,Mon,Wed)    Winston Churchill
  Laal Singh Chaddah (India, D: Advait Chandan, site)
A simple man experiences India's modern history in this Bollywood remake of *Forrest Gump*.
City: Fairview    Yonge & Dundas
Suburbs: Albion    Eglinton Town Centre    Mississauga    Morningside    Scarborough    Vaughan    Winston Churchill    Woodside    York
  Maid In Malacanang (Philippines, D: Darryl Yap, site)
Palace maids witness the final days of the Marcos regime.
City: Yonge & Dundas    Yorkdale
Suburbs: Eglinton Town Centre    Scarborough
  Mama's Affair (Hong Kong, D: Kearen Pang, site)
A housewife returns to the music industry after a long absence.
City: Yonge & Dundas
Suburbs: Markham
  Nna Thaan Case Kodu (India, D: Ratheesh Balakrishnan Poduval, site)
A dog bite victim seeks legal recompense.
Suburbs: York (Fri-Sun)
  Raksha Bandhan (India, D: Anand L. Rai, site)
A young man attempts to honour his dead mother's wish that his sisters be married before him.
City: Fairview    Yonge & Dundas
Suburbs: Albion    Eglinton Town Centre    Mississauga    Scarborough    Vaughan    Winston Churchill    Woodside    York
  Returning Home (Canada, D: Sean Stiller, site)
Residential school trauma and dwindling salmon numbers plague the Secw├ępemc community, offering lessons in more harmonious living to settlers.
City: Hot Docs
  Viruman (India, D: M. Muthaiah, site)
A man holds a grudge against his father for his mother's suicide.
Suburbs: Woodside    York
  We Are Living Things (USA/China/Italy, D: Antonio Tibaldi, site)
Immigrants living on America's fringes attempt to get to the bottom of their abduction by a UFO.
City: Carlton
Aug 13
Costa Brava, Lebanon (Lebanon/France/Spain, D: Mounia Aki, site)
A couple leave the pollution of urban Lebanon behind for the promise of a healthier existence in the mountains.
City: Revue (Sat-Wed)
Aug 10
Bajre Da Sitta (India, D: Jass Grewal, site)
Singing sisters run into family resistance when they have an unexpected hit.
Suburbs: Vaughan
Paappan (India, D: Joshiy, site)
A retired police officer is pulled back into service to investigate an unsolved case.
Suburbs: Woodside (until Wed)    York (until Wed)
  Poikkal Kuthirai (India, D: Santhosh P. Jayakumar, site)
A man with a prosthetic leg suffers further when his daughter is hospitalized.
Suburbs: Woodside (until Mon)    York (until Wed)
  Vikrant Rona (India, D: Anup Bhandari, site)
Potentially supernatural events plague a remote village.
Suburbs: Albion (Fri-Sun)    York (until Wed)
Aug 11
Ali & Ava (UK, D: Clio Barnard, site)
A middle-aged working class single mother and a Pakistani immigrant find connection despite the societal and familial forces working aligned them.
City: Carlton    Lightbox
The Art Of Making It (USA, D: Kelcey Edwards, site)
Young artists challenge the elite, money-focused art world and agitate for a more inclusive, artist-focused system.
City: Hot Docs
  Bahebek (Egypt, D: Tamer Hosny, site)
A man is torn between his fiancee and his old flame.
Suburbs: Winston Churchill
  Crimes Of The Future (Canada/Greece, D: David Cronenberg, site)
A performance artist who expresses himself with his body becomes key to the future of human evolution. With Viggo Mortensen, Lea Seydoux and Kristin Stewart.
City: Carlton
  Flux Gourmet (UK/USA, D: Peter Strickland, site)
Culinary performance artists struggle with power grabs and gastrointestinal issues.
City: Revue (Fri-Sun,Tue-Thu)
  I Love My Dad (USA, D: James Morosini, site)
Patton Oswalt resorts to catfishing to connect with his estranged son.
City: Lightbox
  Resurrection (USA, D: Andrew Semans, site)
Single mother Rebecca Hall's successful life is thrown into disarray when an abusive man from her past (Tim Roth) returns.
City: Lightbox
Aug 12
Bimbisara (India, D: Malidi Vasishta, site)
An ancient king is transported to the present day.
Suburbs: York
Chhalla Mud Ke Nahi Aya (India, D: Amrinder Gill, site)
In the years before Partition, a resident of the Punjab finds work in the Canadian lumber industry to earn money for his family.
Suburbs: Eglinton Town Centre    Mississauga    Scarborough    Vaughan    Winston Churchill
  Chilli Laugh Story (Hong Kong/China, D: Coba Cheng, site)
A man goes into business selling the family matriarch's hot sauce.
Suburbs: Markham
  Detective Vs Sleuths (Hong Kong, D: Wai Ka-Fai, site)
Police pull in a disgraced former investigator (Lau Ching-Wan) to illuminate a new series of murders related to cold cases he had worked on. Directed by frequent Johnnie To collaborator Wai Ka-Fai.
Suburbs: Markham    Richmond Hill
  The Duke (UK, D: Roger Michell, site)
An aging taxi driver attempts to blackmail his nation by stealing the National Gallery's portrait of the Duke of Wellington.
City: Fox (Fri,Sun,Thu)
  Ek Villain Returns (India, D: Mohit Suri, site)
A new serial killer adopts the visual signifiers of a predecessor.
City: Yonge & Dundas
Suburbs: Morningside    Vaughan
  Elvis (USA/Australia, D: Baz Luhrmann, site)
The king of rock'n'roll is crowned.
City: Don Mills VIP    Empress Walk    Fox    (Sat,Tue,Wed)    Fairview    Queensway    Scotiabank    Varsity    Yonge & Dundas    Yonge & Eglinton
Suburbs: Eglinton Town Centre    Elgin Mills    Mississauga    Morningside    Richmond Hill    Vaughan    Winston Churchill
  Everything Everywhere All At Once (USA, D: Dan Kwan & Daniel Scheinert, site)
Michelle Yeoh travels the multiverse.
City: Carlton    Fox (extended) (Sun only)    Scotiabank (extended)
  Fire Of Love (USA/Canada, D: Sara Dosa, site)
Married vulcanoligists traverse the planet filming themselves and the volcanoes they visit until their eventual demise.
City: Lightbox
  The Forgiven (UK, D: John Michael McDonagh, site)
A house party in Morocco affects the lives of both the locals and its Western attendees. With Jessica Chastain and Ralph Fiennes.
City: Kingsway (Sat,Mon,Wed)    Revue (Fri,Sun,Tue-Thu)
  Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Song (USA, D: Daniel Geller & Dayna Goldfine, site)
The story of singer/songwriter/poet Leonard Cohen's cultural touchstone.
City: Fox
  Hansan: Rising Dragon (South Korea, D: Kim Han-min, site)
A Korean navy Admiral repels Japanese invaders circa 1592.
City: Empress Walk
  Jind Mahi (India, D: Sameer Pannu, site)
Circumstances draw a positive girl and a negative man together in London.
Suburbs: Mississauga    Morningside    Vaughan
  Kira & ElJin (Egypt, D: Marwan Hamed, site)
Friends fight the British occupation in 1919 Egypt.
City: Empress Walk
Suburbs: Winston Churchill
  Lighting Up The Stars (China, D: Liu Jiangjiang, site)
An ex-con's outlook on life changes when a young girl enters his life.
City: Yonge & Dundas
Suburbs: Markham    Richmond Hill
  Marcel The Shell With Shoes On (USA, D: Dean Fleischer-Camp, site)
A shell's newfound notoriety opens up possibilities both good and bad.
City: Carlton    Fox (Fri,Sat,Mon,Thu)    Lightbox
  Men (UK, D: Alex Garland, site)
Vacationing Jessie Buckley finds the men she meets similarly unhelpful.
City: Kingsway (Sun)
  Mrs. Harris Goes To Paris (UK/France/USA, D: Anthony Fabian, site)
A widow scrapes and saves to buy her own piece of French fashion.
City: Queensway    Varsity
  Nope (USA, D: Jordan Peele, site)
Owners of a remote ranch look to the skies for evidence that there is something uncanny flying above their land.
City: Beach    Don Mills VIP    Empress Walk    Market Square    Queensway    Scotiabank    Varsity    Yonge & Dundas    Yonge & Eglinton    Yorkdale
Suburbs: Eglinton Town Centre    Markham    Mississauga    Morningside    Richmond Hill    Scarborough    Vaughan    Winston Churchill
  Sita Ramam (India, D: Hanu Raghavapudi, site)
A soldier falls in love.
Suburbs: Woodside (Sat,Sun)    York
  Vengeance (USA, D: B.J. Novak, site)
A woman's murder draws a New York City journalist to Texas.
City: Varsity

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