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Jan 22 - 26
 
Art, Architecture, Design Film Festival @ Hot Docs
Shape the world. This week:
Neutra: Survival Through Design (2019, Austria/Germany/USA/Switzerland, D: P.J. Letofsky) -- Jan 22, 6:30pm
Finn With An Oyster (2015, Canada, D: Michael Kainer) -- Jan 23, 4:00pm
City Dreamers (2018, Canada, D: Joseph Hillel) -- Jan 23, 7:00pm
Integral Man (2017, Canada, D: Joseph Clement) -- Jan 24, 1:00pm
The Gardener (2016, Canada, D: Sebastien Chabot) -- Jan 24, 3:30pm
The Price Of Everything (2018, Canada, D: Nathaniel Kahn) -- Jan 24, 6:00pm
The Maestro And The Master: Building The New Marlinsky (2014, Canada, D: Yosif Feyginberg) -- Jan 25, 3:00pm
Beyond The Visible: Hilma af Klint (2019, Germany/Sweden/Switzerland/UK, D: Halina Dyrschka) -- Jan 25, 5:30pm
Gateways To New York: Othmar H. Ammann And His Bridges (2019, Switzerland, D: Martin Witz) -- Jan 26, 1:30pm
Coast Modern (2012, Canada/USA, D: Mike Bernard & Gavin Froome) -- Jan 26, 4:00pm
Eames: The Architect And The Painter (2011, USA, D: Jason Cohn & Bill Jersey) -- Jan 26, 6:00pm
 
Jan 23
- Mar 11
Best Of The Decade: An Alternative View @ Lightbox
Top picks from the 2010's, with a bend towards artiness. This week:
Zama (2017, Argentina/Brazil/Spain/France/Netherlands/Mexico/Portugal/USA, D: Lucrecia Martel) -- Jan 23, 6:30pm
Goodbye To Language (2014, France, D: Jean-Luc Godard) (3D) -- Jan 24, 6:30pm
Toni Erdmann (2016, Germany, D: Maren Ade) -- Jan 25, 3:00pm
The Assassin (2015, Taiwan, D: Hou Hsiao-Hsien) -- Jan 25, 6:15pm
Transit (2018, Germany, D: Christian Petzold) -- Jan 26, 3:20pm
Sieranevada (2016, Romania, D: Cristi Puiu) -- Jan 26, 5:40pm
 
Until
Jan 24
Catherine The Great: In Praise Of Catherine O'Hara @ Lightbox
The Canadian comedy legend is feted with four of her finest features. This week:
Waiting For Guffman (1996, USA, D: Christopher Guest) -- Jan 16, 6:20pm
Best In Show (2000, USA, D: Christopher Guest) -- Jan 17, 6:30pm; Jan 24, 4:30pm
A Mighty Wind (2003, USA, D: Christopher Guest) -- Jan 22, 6:30pm
 
One-Offs And Short Runs
Jan 16 Last Night (1998, Canada, D: Don McKellar)   Toronto Plays Itself
The apocalypse unfolds in a very Canadian fashion.
 
@ The Paradise 6:00pm
Jan 16 Prosecuting Evil (2018, Canada, D: Barry Avrich)
The final surviving Nuremberg Trial prosecutor continues to crusade for justice. Part of a program of Continuing Professional Education events, so tickets are on the pricy side.
 
@ Hot Docs 6:30pm
Jan 16 Booksmart (2019, USA, D: Olivia Wilde)
Academically-inclined high-schoolers decide to let loose.
 
@ Lightbox 7:00pm
Jan 16 Ugetsu (1953, Japan, D: Kenji Mizoguchi)   Cinema Japonais    Free!
Men pursue dreams of riches and glory in spite of family responsibilities and the looming spectre of war. Presented by the Japan Foundation.
 
@ Alliance Francaise 7:30pm
Jan 16 2020 Texas Gladiators (1983, Italy, D: Joe D'Amato)
Warriors fight evil in post-apocalyptic Texas.
 
@ Eyesore Cinema 8:00pm
Jan 16 Wilcox (2019, Canada, D: Denis Côté)   MDFF Presents
vulture (2019, Canada, D: Phil Hoffman)
A man retreats into the wilderness; farm animals roam together. Côté and Hoffman will be in attendance.
 
@ Lightbox 8:45pm
Jan 16 The Dirties (2012, Canada, D: Matthew Johnson)   Toronto Plays Itself
Pretend revenge on school bullies may not be as much of a fantasy as one participant thinks. Director Johnson and actor Owen Williams will be present for a post-screening Q&A.
 
@ The Paradise 9:00pm
Jan 17
- Jan 25
 
On The Waterfront (1954, USA, D: Elia Kazan)   Cineplex Classic Film Series
Ex-boxer Brando reconsiders his allegiances after witnessing a murder by corrupt union goons.
 
@ Cineplex
Jan 17
- Jan 23
 
The Dark Knight (2008, USA, D: Christopher Nolan)   Flashback Film Series
Gotham's crime problem turns more chaotic and diabolical than usual when The Joker arrives on the scene.
 
@ Cineplex
Jan 17
Jan 18
 
My Neighbour Totoro (1988, Japan, D: Hayao Miyazaki)
Kids befriend forest spirits when they move to the country after their mother takes ill. A Studio Ghibli classic.
 
@ The Revue
 
1:15pm
1:00pm
Jan 17 American Dharma (2019, USA/UK, D: Errol Morris)
Extreme-right guru Steve Bannon talks Breitbart, Trump, movies and winning elections. Morris will beam in for discussion via Skype.
 
@ Hot Docs 6:00pm
Jan 17
 
 
My Country, My Country (2006, USA, D: Laura Poitras)
Citizen Four (2014, USA, D: Laura Poitras)
Laura Poitras x 2! Iraqi life unfolds under American occupation; Edward Snowden blows the whistle on his country's clandestine internal spying program. Screening in conjunction with the gallery's exhibit Hito Steyeri: This Is The Future.
 
@ AGO
 
6:30pm
8:30pm
Jan 17 The Chef Of South Polar (2009, Japan, D: Shuichi Okitai)   Ramen Film Series
A Japanese chef cooks for the isolated men of an Antarctic research team.
 
@ Japan Foundation 6:30pm
Jan 17 A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night (2014, USA, D: Ana Lily Amirpour)   FFF    Free!
A hijab-wearing vampire stalks the streets of a dead city.
 
@ Innis Town Hall 7:00pm
Jan 17
Jan 18
 
Forrest Gump (1994, USA, D: Robert Zemeckis)
A simple man is present at the great moments of modern American history.
 
@ Cinesphere
 
7:30pm
7:30pm
Jan 17 The Divide (2011, USA/Germany/Canada/France, D: Xavier Gens)   Fear Is Free Fridays    Free!
The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971, UK, D: Robert Fuest)
Fear x 2.
 
@ The Kingsway 8:45pm
Jan 17 Ghost In The Shell (1995, Japan, D: Mamoru Oshii)
A cyborg cop investigates body hackers in a world where consciousness can be transferred. Animated.
 
@ Lightbox 8:45pm
Jan 17 The Stabilizer (1986, Indonesia, D: Arizal)   Almost Asian
A special agent's anti-drug mission becomes personal when he discovers the identity of his target.
 
@ Eyesore Cinema 9:00pm
Jan 18 The Kingmaker (2019, USA/Denmark, D: Lauren Greenfield)
Former First Lady of the Philippines, the infamous Imelda Marcos, stages a comeback. For supporters only.
 
@ Hot Docs 11:00am
Jan 18 The Addams Family (2019, USA, D: Greg Tiernan & Conrad Vernon)   Family Favourites
A creepy family of monsters moves to the conformist suburbs. Animated.
 
@ Cineplex 11:00am
Jan 18 The Cloud-Capped Star (1960, India, D: Ritwik Ghatak)   From Noir To New Wave: A Tribute To The Film Foundation
A young woman finds herself in the position of breadwinner for her increasingly unstable family.
 
@ Lightbox 1:20pm
Jan 18
- Jan 26
 
Free Solo (IMAX) (2018, USA, D: Jimmy Chin & Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi)
Rock climber Alex Honnold scales Yosemite's El Capitan Wall. Showtimes: Jan 18, 3:00pm; Jan 19, 7:30pm; Jan 25, 3:00pm; Jan 26, 7:30pm.
 
@ Cinesphere
Jan 18 Seven Songs For Malcolm X (1993, UK, D: John Akomfrah)   Game Changers
The legacy of the assassinated civil rights leader looms large.
 
@ Hot Docs 4:00pm
Jan 18 I've Heard The Mermaids Singing (1987, Canada, D: Patricia Rozema)   Toronto Plays Itself
A temp with a vivid imagination transforms her everyday existence. Actress Sheila McCarthy and producer Melissa D'Agostino will conduct a Q&A following the film
 
@ The Paradise 4:00pm
Jan 18 Symbiopsyschotaxiplasm: Take One (1968, USA, D: William Greaves)
A film's meandering Central Park shoot is recorded by an ostensible documentary team and pondered by a crew ready to mutiny. A pioneering fiction/doc hybrid.
 
@ Lightbox 4:30pm
Jan 18 Bullet In The Head (1990, Hong Kong, D: John Woo)   Colin Geddes' Kinovortex
Pals looking to make big bucks in Saigon's black market instead face the horrors of war.
 
@ Lightbox 9:00pm
Jan 18 Mountaintop (2019, USA, D: Bernard Shakey & Daryl Hannah)   This Film Should Be Played Loud
Neil Young and Crazy Horse make a new record.
 
@ Hot Docs 9:15pm
Jan 18
Jan 19
 
Cats (2019, UK/USA, D: Tm Hooper)   Dumpster Raccoon
Dumpster Raccoon turns this season's cinematic disaster into an opporunity for sing-along and performance, a veritable Jellicle ball!
 
@ The Revue
 
9:30pm
7:30pm
Jan 18 The Silent Partner (1978, Canada, D: Daryl Duke)   Toronto Plays Itself
Bank teller Elliott Gould finds himself in danger when he stymies Christopher Plummer's Christmas bank heist for his own benefit. A Toronto neo-noir classic!
 
@ The Paradise 9:30pm
Jan 19
Jan 25
 
Ponyo (1988, Japan, D: Hayao Miyazaki)   Family Pics
A goldfish princess is pursued by her sea-wizard father when she assumes human form ... for love.
 
@ The Paradise
 
10:00am
11:00am
Jan 19 Regarding Susan Sontag (2014, USA, D: Nancy Katesi)   Game Changers
Enter the life of esteemed cultural critic Susan Sontag.
 
@ Hot Docs 11:30am
Jan 19 The Mortal Storm (1940, USA, D: Frank Borzage)   Call Me Jimmy: The Films Of James Stewart
 
@ Lightbox 1:00pm
Jan 19 Rope (1948, USA, D: Alfred Hitchcock)   TFS
The Trouble With Harry (1955, USA, D: Alfred Hitchcock)
Hitchcock x 2! A pair of killers socialize while their victim's body is hidden nearby; the discovery of body prompts a great deal of self-guilt amongst townsfolk.
 
@ Innis Town Hall 1:30pm
Jan 19 Golda's Balcony (2019, USA, D: Scott Schwartz)   TJFS
Tova Feldshuh's one woman show depicting the former Israeli Prime Minister is reconstructed from surviving footage.
 
@ Hot Docs 3:00pm
Jan 19 My Twentieth Century (1989, Hungary, D: Ildiko Enyedi)
Twins lead wildly different lives as they encounter the emerging modernity of the 20th century.
 
@ Lightbox 3:25pm
Jan 19 The Garden Of Secrets: The Future Of Sustainable Design (2019, Canada, D: Nathalie Attallah)
Scientists find solutions in nature. A panel discussion follows the short film.
 
@ Innis Town Hall 6:30pm
Jan 19 Heart Of A Dog (2015, USA, D: Laurie Anderson)   Music On Film
Multimedia legend Laurie Anderson reflects on loss. Plus: discussion with Anderson in person!
 
@ Hot Docs 6:30pm
Jan 19 The Mask (1994, USA, D: Chuck Russell)   Allysin Chaynes Presents
Smokin! A mild-mannered bank clerk turns into an uninhibited cartoon-faced hero when he dons a strange mask. Boozy drag queen commentary provided by Allysin Chaynes.
 
@ The Royal 8:00pm
Jan 20 There Are No Fakes (2019, Canada, D: Jamie Kastner)
The purchase of a Norval Morrisseau painting unravels a large-scale case of art fraud. TVO presents.
 
@ Hot Docs 6:00pm
Jan 20 Barry Lyndon (1975, USA, D: Stanley Kubrick)
Ryan O'Neil's schemes bring him improved social standing ... for a time.
 
@ The Royal 8:00pm
Jan 21 Tkaronto (2008, Canada, D: Shane Anthony Belcourt)   Toronto Plays Itself
Urban aboriginals try to find the balance between modernity and heritage. Director Belcourt will be joined by actors Melanie McLaren and Duane Murray for a post-screening Q&A.
 
@ The Paradise 6:00pm
Jan 21 Mystify: Michael Hutchence (2019, Australia, D: Richard Lowenstein.)   Mental Health    Free!
A brain injura and ensuing depression derails a rock star.
 
@ Hot Docs 6:30pm
Jan 22 Pretty In Pink (1986, USA, D: Howard Deutch)
"You're ashamed to go out with me. You're terrified that your goddamn rich friends won't approve." Teen romance crosses class lines. A benefit for St. Joseph's Health Centre.
 
@ The Revue 7:00pm
Jan 22 The Professionals (1966, USA, D: Richard Brooks)
A quartet of washed-up mercenaries are hired to rescue an inudstrialist's wife from a Mexican bandit. With Burt Lancaster, Lee Marvin, Robert Ryan and Jack Palance! Presented by Sellers & Newell.
 
@ The Royal 8:00pm
Jan 22 Dim The Fluorescents (2017, Canada, D: Daniel Warth)   Toronto Plays Itself
Toronto creatives pay the rent doing corporate presentations. Director Warth will be joined by actors Naomi Skwarna and Claire Armstrong for a post-screening Q&A.
 
@ The Paradise 8:30pm
Jan 22 Predator (1987, USA, D: John McTiernan)   Lowlife Cinema
Arnold vs alien.
 
@ Eyesore Cinema 9:00pm
Jan 23 Brain Candy (1996, Canada, D: Kelly Makin)   Squishy Freak Frolic Film Nite
The sketch troupe targets anti-depressants and the pharmaceutical industry.
 
@ Eyesore Cinema 8:00pm
Jan 23 Gone To Earth (1950, UK, D: Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger)   Ladies Of Burlesque
A beautiful, animal-loving country girl is desired by a self-centered squire. Screening in its original British version. Plus: a burlesque performance by Delicia Pastiche.
 
@ The Royal 8:00pm
Jan 23 The Plagiarists (2019, USA, D: Peter Parlow)   Wavelengths
The rescue of white urban creatives from a breakdown by an older Black man reveals cultural preconceptions and expectations.
 
@ Lightbox 9:00pm
Jan 24 Psycho (1960, USA, D: Alfred Hitchcock)   The New American NightmareN
"A boy's best friend is his mother." On-the-run Janet Leigh runs into a spot of trouble at the Bates Motel. Sady Doyle provides a feminsist look at the film's female archetypes.
 
@ Lightbox 8:45pm
Jan 24
Jan 25
 
Weird Science (1985, USA, D: John Hughes)   Drunken Cinema
"Making a girl. Actually making a girl. Like Frankenstein ... except cuter." Plus: drinking games!
 
@ The Revue
 
9:30pm
9:30pm
Jan 25 The Color Of Pomegranates (1968, Armenia, D: Sergei Parajanov)   From Noir To New Wave: A Tribute To The Film Foundation
The life of Armenian poet Sayat Nova is rendered in images iconic, earthy, pagan, Christian, medieval and modern.
 
@ Lightbox 1:00pm
Jan 25 The Iron Giant (1999, USA, D: Brad Bird)   Throwback Cinema
A boy befriends a giant robot as goverment agents try to ferret out its location. "Sooooperman ..."
 
@ The Revue 1:30pm
Jan 25 Nobody Waved Goodbye (1964, Canada, D: Don Owen)   Toronto Plays Itself
A young man finds making his way in '60s Toronto more daunting than it looked from his suburban enclave.
 
@ The Paradise 2:00pm
Jan 25 Marie Antoinette (2006, USA/France, D: Sofia Coppola)
France's doomed queen revels in decadence.
 
@ Lightbox 9:00pm
Jan 26 How To Train Your Dragon (2010, USA, D: Dean DeBlois & Chris Sanders)   Family Pics
A Viking child learns to be friends with rather than fear the dragons his clan raises him to hunt. The second show will be a 'relaxed' screening.
 
@ The Paradise 10:00am, 1:00pm
Jan 26 The Shop Around The Corner (1940, USA, D: Ernst Lubitsch)   Call Me Jimmy: The Films Of James Stewart
Squabbling shop employees unintentionally connect as anonymous romantic correspondents.
 
@ Lightbox 1:00pm
Jan 26 Waiting For Guffman (1996, USA, D: Christopher Guest)   The Second City At 60
Guest and company send up small-town community theatre.
 
@ The Paradise 3:15pm
Jan 26 The Golem (1920, Germany, D: Paul Wegener)   Silent Revue
A Rabbi creates a living clay creature to protect the Jewish people.
 
@ The Revue 4:00pm
Jan 26
 
 
Canada's Top Ten Shorts Programme 1
Canada's Top Ten Shorts Programme 2
The cream of 2019's Canadian short stuff - including new films from Michael Snow, Brandon Cronenberg and Chloe Robichaud - as chosen by TIFF.
 
@ Lightbox
 
4:00pm
6:30pm
Jan 26 Tales From The Big Smoke   Toronto Plays Itself
Shorts from the last 60+ years provide myriad vantage points from which to view our beloved Toronto.
 
@ The Paradise 6:00pm

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