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Apr 12
Distant Sky - Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Live in Copenhagen (UK, D: David Barnard, site)
Cave and his cohorts capture their increasingly intimate brand of blood and thunder for posterity.
City: Yonge & Dundas (Thu-Sat)
Apr 13
Abu (Canada, D: Arshad Khan, site)
A gay filmmaker compares his relationship with his devout Muslim father to his parents' attempts to find a place in Canadian society.
City: Yonge & Dundas
Suburbs: Albion    Woodside    York
Beirut (USA, D: Brad Anderson, site)
Former diplomat Jon Hamm is asked to negotiate the release of a friend who has been kidnapped by a political group.
City: Canada Square    Carlton    Empress Walk    Yonge & Dundas
Suburbs: Eglinton Town Centre    Queensway    Richmond Hill    Winston Churchill
  Borg vs McEnroe (Sweden/Denmark/Finland, D: Janus Metz, site)
Tennis champ opposites Bjorn Borg and John McEnroe face off at the 1980 Wimbledon final.
City: Lightbox
  Cake (Pakistan/UK, D: Asim Abbasi, site)
Siblings, some of them living abroad, reunite in Pakistan when their parents fall ill.
Suburbs: Albion    York
  Finding Your Feet (UK, D: Richard Loncraine, site)
Free-spirited seniors show a potential divorcee how to have a good time.
City: Canada Square    Empress Walk    Varsity
Suburbs: Vaughan    Winston Churchill
  Golak Bugni Bank Te Batua (India, D: Ksshitij Chaudhary, site)
Eloping shopowners run into trouble when money taken from their family has to be exchanged for new currency.
Suburbs: Eglinton Town Centre    Mississauga    Winston Churchill
  Indian Horse (Canada, D: Stephen S. Campanelli, site)
An Indigenous boy suffers residential school, racism and alcoholism while showcasing his talent for playing hockey.
City: Varsity    Yonge & Eglinton
Suburbs: Eglinton Town Centre    Queensway    Winston Churchill
  Krishnarjuna Yudham (India, D: Merlapaka Gandhi, site)
Lookalikes with disparate temperments fall in love with a pair of women.
Suburbs: Albion (Sat only)    Woodside (Sun only)    York (Fri-Sun)
  Lean On Pete (USA/UK, D: Andrew Haigh, site)
A boy goes on the run with a stolen, washed-up racehorse in search of his estranged aunt.
City: Lightbox
  Mercury (India, D: Karthik Subbaraj, site)
Youth become stranded in a ghost town.
Suburbs: Woodside    York
  October (India, D: Shoojit Sircar, site)
A slice of (romantic) life.
City: Yonge & Dundas
Suburbs: Albion    Eglinton Town Centre    Mississauga    Vaughan    Winston Churchill    Woodside    York
  Orayiram Kinakkalal (India, D: Pramod Mohan, site)
A scheme for easy money reveals the character of its participants.
Suburbs: Albion (Sun only)    Woodside (Sat only)    York (Fri-Sun)
  Patay Na Si Hesus (Phillipines, D: Victor Villanueva, site)
A woman and her children travel to attend the funeral of her estranged husband.
City: Canada Square
Suburbs: Scarborough
  Sweet Country (Australia, D: Warwick Thornton, site)
An aboriginal ranch worker goes on the run after killing a white man in self defense.
City: Lightbox
  You Were Never Really Here (UK/France/USA, D: Lynne Ramsay, site)
A veteran with PTSD takes a job to find a missing girl. From the director of Morvern Callar and We Need To Talk About Kevin.
City: Varsity
Apr 14
After Auschwitz (USA/Poland, D: Jon Kean, site)
Holocaust survivors struggle to carry on with their lives.
City: HotDocs
Apr 13
The Party (UK, D: Sally Potter, site)
A gathering of friends explodes in confrontation.
City: Regent (one show Fri-Sun,Tue-Thu)
Apr 12
A Fantastic Woman (Chile, D: Sebastoen Lelio, site)
A transgender woman battles her deceased boyfriend's family for respect as she deals with the police who believe her guilty of his murder.
City: Lightbox
Hichki (India, D: Sidharth P Malhotra, site)
A teacher suffering from Tourette's syndrome is handed a class full of troublemakers.
Suburbs: Winston Churchill    Woodside    York
  Journey's End (UK, D: Saul Dibb, site)
British army officers suffer the horrors of WWI trench warfare.
City: Canada Square
  Komaali Kings (Sri Lanka, D: King Ratnam, site)
An ordinary Sri Lankan man's life is turned upside down by the arrival of a distant relative from the UK.
Suburbs: Woodside
  Mary and The Witch's Flower (Japan, D: Hiromasa Yonebayashi, site)
A girl is granted magical powers for a single night. From the director of When Marnie Was There and The Secret World Of Arietty.
Suburbs: Winston Churchill
  Meditation Park (Canada, D: Mina Shum, site)
An aging Chinese-Canadian woman begins to engage with the people around her when she discovers her husband is not the saint she thought him to be.
City: Canada Square    Carlton
  My Perfect You (Philippines, D: Cathy Garcia-Molina, site)
A heartbroken man contends with an overeager vacation camp owner.
City: Canada Square
Suburbs: Scarborough
  Raid (India, D: Raj Kumar Gupta, site)
A dogged tax inspector stops at nothing to fulfill his duty.
Suburbs: Woodside    York
  Sajjan Singh Rangroot (India, D: Pankaj Batra, site)
A Sikh regiment fights on the Western Front of WWI.
Suburbs: Albion    Mississauga    Winston Churchill
Apr 13
Allure (Canada, D: Jason & Carlos Sanchez, site)
Unstable Evan Rachel Wood convinces a teen girl with an ache for rebellion to run away.
City: Lightbox (one show daily)
Annihilation (UK/USA, D: Alex Garland, site)
A scientific expedition enters a mutated landscape. With Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Oscar Isaac and Tessa Thompson.
City: Carlton    Kingsway (one show Fri,Sun,Tue,Thu)    Scotiabank
  Baaghi 2 (India, D: Ahmed Khan, site)
A man is hired to track down his ex-lover's kidnapped daughter.
City: Yonge & Dundas
Suburbs: Albion    Eglinton Town Centre    Woodside    York
  Be With You (South Korea, D: Lee Jang-hoon, site)
A dead woman honours her promise to return to her husband once more.
City: Empress Walk
  Blackmail (India, D: Abhinay Deo, site)
A man blackmails his cheating wife and her lover.
City: Yonge & Dundas
Suburbs: Winston Churchill
  C'est La Vie! (France, D: Olivier Nakache & Eric Toledano, site)
Veteran wedding organizer Jean-Pierre Bacri deals with professional and personal indignities while trying to pull off one last impressive party.
City: Lightbox
  Call Me By Your Name (Italy/France/USA, D: Luca Guadagnino, site)
A teen boy has an affair with a visiting college student during summer vacation in Italy.
City: Carlton    Mt. Pleasant (one show Fri,Wed)
  Chappaquiddick (USA, D: John Curran, site)
Ted Kennedy's car accident claims the life of a young campaign worker.
City: Scotiabank    Varsity
Suburbs: Eglinton Town Centre    Queensway    Richmond Hill    Vaughan    Winston Churchill
  Darkest Hour (UK, D: Joe Wright, site)
UK Prime Minister Winston Churchill (Gary Oldman) confronts the Nazi menace.
City: Kingsway (one show Sat,Mon,Wed)
  The Death Of Stalin (UK, D: Armando Iannucci, site)
The Russian dicator's final days see his cronies rush to fill the power vaccuum. Comedy. From the man behind In The Loop and The Thick Of It.
City: Empress Walk    Scotiabank    Varsity
Suburbs: Winston Churchill
  Detective Chinatown 2 (China, D: Chen Sicheng, site)
A New York trip brings a new mystery begging to be solved.
Suburbs: Markham
  Dunkirk (USA/UK, D: Christopher Nolan, site)
Surrounded soldiers are evacuated from the beach at Dunkirk, France.
City: Kingsway (one show Fri,Sun,Tue,Thu)
  Final Portrait (UK, D: Stanley Tucci, site)
Swiss artist Alberto Giacometti (Geoffrey Rush) asks art lover James Lord (Armie Hammer) to sit for a portrait.
City: Canada Square
  Foxtrot (Israel, D: Samuel Maoz, site)
Parents receive conflicting news about the fate of their soldier son.
City: Lightbox    Regent (one show Fri-Sun,Tue,Wed)
  I, Tonya (USA, D: Craig Gillespie, site)
Ice skater Tonya Harding chases the championship until her ex-husband foolishly takes matters into his own hands.
City: Kingsway (one show Fri,Sun,Tue,Thu)
  Isle Of Dogs (USA/Germany, D: Wes Anderson, site)
A boy's search for his lost dog takes him to the quarantined island of abandoned canines. Animated.
City: Don Mills VIP    Empress Walk    Varsity    Yonge & Dundas
Suburbs: Eglinton Town Centre    Elgin Mills    Orion Gate    Queensway    Vaughan    Winston Churchill
  Itzhak (USA/Israel, D: Alison Chernick, site)
Musician Itzhak Perlman talks about family history and mastery of the violin.
City: Hot Docs (one show Sun,Mon only)    Mt. Pleasant (Fri-Sun,Tue,Thu)
  Lady Bird (USA, D: Greta Gerwig, site)
Teen Saoirse Ronan experiences a turbulent relationship with her mother, who is like her in many ways.
City: Mt. Pleasant (one show Sat only)
  The Leisure Seeker (Italy/France, D: Paolo Virzi, site)
Donald Sutherland and Helen Mirren go on an RV adventure.
City: Canada Square
  Loving Vincent (Poland/UK, D: Hugh Welchman & Dorota Kobiela, site)
The life of painter Vincent Van Gogh is recounted by way of oil-paint animation.
City: Mt. Pleasant (one show Sun,Wed)
  Madame (France, D: Amanda Sthers, site)
Toni Collette and Harvey Keitel's dinner party ruse unexpectedly leads to their maid being romanced by a wealthy man.
City: Carlton
  Mary Goes Round (Canada, D: Molly McGlynn, site)
An alcholic returns home to kickstart relations with her estranged father and never-met half-sister.
City: Carlton
  Operation Red Sea (China/Hong Kong/Morocco, D: Dante Lam, site)
The Chinese Navy go looking for terrorists abroad.
Suburbs: Markham
  Phantom Thread (USA, D: Paul Thomas Anderson, site)
Dressmaker Daniel Day-Lewis finds a muse.
City: Kingsway (one show daily)
  The Post (USA, D: Steven Spielberg, site)
The Washington Post races to expose a government cover-up.
City: Kingsway (one show Sat,Mon,Wed)
  The Shape Of Water (USA, D: Guillermo del Toro, site)
A cleaning woman develops a relationship with a creature being held by the government.
City: Carlton    Kingsway (one show daily)    Regent (one show Fri-Sun,Tue)    Yonge & Dundas
  Subedar Joginder Singh (India, D: Simerjit Singh, site)
Biography of the famed soldier who fought in three wars for India.
Suburbs: Eglinton Town Centre    Mississauga    Vaughan    Winston Churchill
  Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (UK/USA, D: Martin McDonagh, site)
Frances McDormand attempts to shame the local police into solving her dsughter's murder. From the director of In Bruges and Seven Psychopaths.
City: Carlton    Kingsway (one show Fri,Sun,Tue,Thu)
  Unsane (USA, D: Steven Soderbergh, site)
A woman dealing with a stalker involuntarily ends up in a mental institution.
City: Kingsway (one show Fri,Sat,Mon,Wed)
  What Men Talk About. Continued (Russia, D: Fluxa Farkhshatova, site)
Men run away for a weekend together.
Suburbs: Richmond Hill

Compiled by Don Marks (contact)

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