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Sep 16
The Game Changers (USA, D: Louie Psihoyos, site)
Ultimate Fighter James Wilkes meets with the best of the best in numerous disciplines to determine if excellence is linked to a meat-based diet.
City: Yonge & Dundas (Mon-Thu,Sat,Wed-Thu)
Suburbs: Eglinton Town Centre (Mon-Wed,Sat-Sun,Tue-Wed)    Winston Churchill (Mon-Thu,Fri-Sat,Mon-Thu)
Sep 20
Ad Astra (USA, D: James Gray, site)
Astronaut Brad Pitt investigates the failed mission led by his father.
City: Don Mills VIP    Empress Walk (IMAX)    Fairview    Market Square    Scotiabank (+IMAX)    Varsity    Yonge & Dundas    Yonge & Eglinton    Yorkdale
Suburbs: Beach    Eglinton Town Centre (IMAX)    Elgin Mills    Markham (IMAX)    Mississauga (IMAX)    Morningside    Promenade    Queensway    Richmond Hill    Scarborough    Vaughan (IMAX)    Winston Churchill (IMAX)    Woodbine
The Bad Guys: Reign Of Chaos (South Korea, D: Son Yong-ho, site)
Cops round up dangerous criminals set loose by a bus crash.
City: Empress Walk
  Before You Know It (USA, D: Hannah Pearl Utt, site)
Sisters discover their true mother, a soap opera actress, is the beneficiary of their father's will.
City: Lightbox
  Honey Bee (Canada, D: Rama Rau, site)
An underage prostitute is put into foster care on a working farm.
City: Yonge & Dundas
  Kaappaan (India, D: K.V. Anand, site)
Tamil action.
Suburbs: Albion    Woodside    York
  The Last Wish (China, D: Tian Yu-sheng, site)
A dying teen's friends help him achieve his dream.
Suburbs: Markham
  Midnight Diner (China, D: Tony Leung Ka Fai, site)
Late night eaters share their stories at an all-night restaurant.
Suburbs: Markham
  Nikka Zaildar 3 (India, D: Simerjit Singh, site)
A newly deceased father's soul enters his son's body.
Suburbs: Albion    Eglinton Town Centre    Mississauga    Vaughan    Winston Churchill    Woodside
  Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band (Canada/USA, D: Daniel Roher, site)
From backing Bob Dylan to achieving stardom on their own, The Band cut an influential swath through the music scene of the '60s and '70s.
City: Yonge & Dundas
  Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas (India, D: Sunny Deol, site)
Love amongst the mountains.
Suburbs: Eglinton Town Centre    Vaughan    York
  The Panti Sisters (Philippines, D: Jun Lana, site)
Three gay brothers are offered a hefty inheritance if they can produce their dying father a grandchild.
City: Canada Square
Suburbs: Scarborough
  Porinju Mariam Jose (India, D: Joshi, site)
A revenge scenario plays out at a church festival.
Suburbs: York
  Prassthanam (India, D: Deva Katta, site)
A remarried politician favours his stepson's opinions over those of his biological son.
Suburbs: Albion    Woodside    York
  Send Me To The Clouds (China, D: Teng Congcong, site)
A journalist seeks financial and sexual fulfillment before scheduled surgery.
City: Yonge & Dundas
  Toxic Beauty (Canada/USA, D: Phyllis Ellis, site)
Victims take action against poisons in personal care products.
City: Hot Docs
  Valmiki (India, D: Harish Shankar, site)
Complications ensue when a filmmaker decides to make a film about a gangster.
Suburbs: York
  Zeroville (USA, D: James Franco, site)
An actor experiences Hollywood's transitional period of 1969 firsthand.
City: Scotiabank
  The Zoya Factor (India, D: Abhishek Sharma, site)
A female ad exec becomes the lucky charm of India's cricket team.
Suburbs: Eglinton Town Centre    Mississauga    York
Sep 18
Pavarotti (UK/USA, D: Ron Howard, site)
The legendary opera singer is profiled.
City: Regent (Fri,Sat,Tue,Wed)
Sep 19
D-Day (USA, D: Nick Lyon, site)
WWII soldiers go behind enemy lines.
City: Carlton
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: Kingsway (one show Fri,Sun,Tue,Thu)
  Fagara (China, D: Heiward Mak, site)
A Hong Kong girl ropes in her newfound sisters from Taiwan and mainland China to run the family hotpot restaurant.
City: Yonge & Dundas
Suburbs: Markham
  For Sama (UK, D: Waad Al-Khateab & Edward Watts, site)
A woman experiences romance, marriage and motherhood while the war in Syria rages around her.
City: Hot Docs
  Gang Leader (India, D: Vikramn K. Kumar, site)
A man helps a group of women take revenge.
Suburbs: York
  Hello, Love, Goodbye (Philippines, D: Cathy Garcia-Molina, site)
Filipinos working abroad in Hong Kong connect, but have different plans for their lives.
City: Carlton
  Just A Stranger (Philippines, D: Jason Paul Laxamana, site)
Existing committments and age difference complicate a new romance.
Suburbs: Scarborough
  Line Walker 2: Invisible Spy (China, D: Jazz Boon, site)
Police suspect their own of being double agents.
Suburbs: Markham
  Road To The Lemon Grove (Canada/Italy, D: Dale Hildebrand, site)
A man tries to fulfill his father's wishes of having his ashes spread amongst Sicily's lemon groves.
Suburbs: Vaughan
  Saaho (India, D: Sujeeth, site)
A mastermind unleashes power struggles around the globe.
Suburbs: Eglinton Town Centre
  Section 375 (India, D: Ajay Bahl, site)
A film director is tried for the rape of a crew member.
Suburbs: Albion    Woodside    York
  Surkhi Bindi (India, D: Jagdeep Sidhu, site)
A bride-to-be must settle for second best despite her desire for s NRI Canadian groom.
Suburbs: Eglinton Town Centre
  Teri Meri Jodi (India, D: Aditya Sood, site)
Couples contend with outmoded opposition from their families.
Suburbs: Albion
  Vortex (China, D: Gan Jianyu & Cao Baoping, site)
Attempted auto theft is complicated by the existence of a little girl in the trunk.
Suburbs: Markham
Sep 20
After The Wedding (USA, D: Bart Freundlich, site)
An American living in India returns to New York to seek funds for the orphanage she runs in Kolkata. With Michelle Williams and Julianne Moore.
City: Carlton
Blinded By The Light (UK, D: Gurinder Chadha, site)
A Brit teen of Pakistani descent finds meaning in the music of Bruce Springsteen.
City: Canada Square    Carlton    Kingsway
  Brittany Runs A Marathon (USA, D: Paul Downs Colaizzo, site)
A woman takes up running as a way to get her health and her life under control.
City: Canada Square    Scotiabank    Varsity
Suburbs: Queensway
  Chhichhore (India, D: Nitesh Tiwari, site)
College friends eventually part ways as they age only to come back together in a moment of crisis.
City: Yonge & Dundas
Suburbs: Eglinton Town Centre    Vaughan    Winston Churchill    York
  Dream Girl (India, D: Raaj Shaandilyaa, site)
A man attracts unwanted romantic attention when posing as a woman on a love line.
City: Yonge & Dundas
Suburbs: Albion    Eglinton Town Centre    Mississauga    Winston Churchill    Woodside    York
  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: Carlton    Kingsway (one show Fri,Sun,Tue,Thu)    Regent (one show Sat,Sun,Tue,Thu)    Scotiabank
  Fiddler: A Miracle Of Miracles (USA, D: Max Lewkowicz, site)
Smash Broadway musical Fiddler On The Roof finds its origins in an age of changing tradition.
City: Carlton    Empress Walk    Mt. Pleasant (Fri-Sun,Tue,Thu)
  Freaks (Canada/USA, D: Zach Lipovsky & Adam B. Stein, site)
A young girl discovers the truth about society's treatment of those with abnormal powers.
City: Yonge & Dundas
  The Goldfinch (USA, D: John Crowley, site)
A boy's loss of his mother in an art gallery bombing defines the trajectory of his life.
City: Canada Square    Empress Walk    Fairview    Market Square    Varsity    Yonge & Dundas
Suburbs: Eglinton Town Centre    Elgin Mills    Mississauga    Morningside    Promenade    Queensway    Richmond Hill    Vaughan    Winston Churchill    Woodbine
  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 Sun only)
  Hustlers (USA, D: Lorene Scafaria, site)
Strippers bilk Wall Street.
City: Don Mills VIP    Empress Walk    Fairview    Market Square    Varsity    Yonge & Dundas    Yonge & Eglinton    Yorkdale
Suburbs: Beach    Eglinton Town Centre    Elgin Mills    Markham    Mississauga    Morningside    Promenade    Queensway    Richmond Hill    Scarborough    Vaughan    Winston Churchill    Woodbine
  Love Action Drama (India, D: Dhyan Sreenivasan, site)
A man hopes love plus action equals marriage.
Suburbs: York
  Luce (USA, D: Julius Onah, site)
A family come to terms with troubling news about their adopted son.
City: Canada Square
  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: Regent (one show Sat,Sun,Thu)
  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: Carlton (director's cut)    Scotiabank (director's cut)
  Miles Davis: Birth Of The Cool (USA, D: Stanley Nelson, site)
Look behind the jazz icon to discover the man.
City: Hot Docs (no show Tue)
  Ne Zha (China, D: Jiaozi, site)
A heavenly boy grown up on Earth must decide whether to save or destroy the planet.
City: Fairview    Yonge & Dundas
Suburbs: Markham    Richmond Hill
  Official Secrets (UK/USA, D: Gavin Hood, site)
British intelligence specialist Katharine Gun leaks a classified memo implicating the United States in an attempt to blackmail the UN into going to war.
City: Varsity
  Once Upon A Time In Hollywood (USA, D: Quentin Tarantino, site)
A downard-trending actor and his stunt double experience the cultural upheaval of 1969 Hollywood.
City: Empress Walk    Varsity    Yonge & Dundas    Yonge & Eglinton
Suburbs: Morningside    Queensway    Richmond Hill    Vaughan    Winston Churchill
  The Peanut Butter Falcon (USA, D: Tyler Nilson & Michael Schwartz, site)
A man with Down Syndrome escapes his care facility to follow his dream of entering the wrestling ring.
City: Canada Square    Carlton    Scotiabank
  Riot Girls (Canada, D: Jovanka Vuckovic, site)
Gangs vie for supremacy in an adult-less world.
City: Carlton
  Tel Aviv On Fire (Israel/Luxembourg/Belgium/France, D: Sameh Zoabi, site)
A Palestinian soap opera star is caught between Arab money men and an Israeli border guard with aspirations of screenwriting.
City: Mt. Pleasant (Fri-Sun,Wed,Thu)
  Where'd You Go, Bernadette? (USA, D: Richard Linklater, site)
A Mom puts her family to the side to reconnect with her creativity.
City: Regent (one show Sat,Sun,Tue)
  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: Canada Square    Carlton    Kingsway (one show daily)

Compiled by Don Marks (contact)

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