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Retrospectives, Programmes & Festivals
Dec 2
- Jan 6
Musicals! The Movies That Moved Us @ Lightbox
Big emotions from around the world find expression in song and dance. This week:
Singin' In The Rain (1952, USA, D: Stanley Donen & Gene Kelly) 35mm -- Dec 2, 6:15pm
The Umbrellas Of Cherbourg (1964, France, D: Jacques Demy) -- Dec 4, 12:00pm
Black Orpheus (1959, France, D: Marcel Camus) 35mm -- Dec 4, 1:30pm
The Sapphires (2012, Australia, D: Wayne Blair) -- Dec 5, 11:00am
The Harder They Come (1972, Jamaica, D: Perry Henzell) -- Dec 9, 6:15pm
 
Until
Dec 2
Regent Park Film Festival
Shining the spotlight on a Toronto neighbourhood in revival. At: online, Daniels Spectrum.
 
Dec 3 - 19
 
Guillermo Del Toro Presents: Film Noirs From 20th Century Studios @ Lightbox
Darkness takes root at Fox, as curated by Guillermo Del Toro on the eve of his remake of Nightmare Alley. This week:
Niagara (1953, USA, D: Henry Hathaway) 35mm -- Dec 3, 6:15pm
Moontide (1942, USA, D: Archie Mayo) 35mm -- Dec 5, 1:30pm
 
Until
Dec 4
Canadian Labour International Film Festival
The world of work and those who do it.
 
Until
Dec 5
Toronto Silent Film Festival @ The Revue
Where the images (accompanied by live music, naturally) do the talking. The first of three monthly mini-fests. More coming in December and January. This week:
The Brilliant Biograph -- Dec 4, 4:00pm @ The Revue
Gallery of Monsters (1924, Spain/France, D: Jacques Catelain) -- Dec 5, 4:00pm @ The Revue
 
Until
Dec 5
Mosaic International South Asian Film Festival
South Asian cinema comes to Canada. At: online, Lightbox.
 
Until
Dec 10
Jayu Human Rights Film Festival
Taking stock of human rights abuses in North Korea and beyond. At: online, Hot Docs.
 
One-Offs And Short Runs
Dec 2 Night Of The Comet (1984, USA, D: Thom Eberhardt)
Valley Girl survivors of humanity's destruction find zombies when they go shopping. 35mm!
 
@ The Revue 7:00pm
Dec 2 Shaolin And Wu Tang (1983, Hong Kong, D: Liu Chia-Hui)
A villain pits two friends from different martial arts school against each other so they will not challenge him.
 
@ The Kingsway 8:00pm
Dec 3
- Dec 9
 
The Souvenir (2019, UK/USA, D: Joanna Hogg)
Back in the cinema for memory-jogging sequel prep. A young woman studying film in early 1980's Britain undertakes a passionate but potentially damaging relationship with an untrustworthy man. Showtimes: Dec 3, 1:00pm, 4:15pm; Dec 4, 11:45am, 3:45pm; Dec 5, 1:00pm, 4:15pm; Dec 9, 1:15pm.
 
@ Lightbox
Dec 3 Love Actually (2003, UK, D: Richard Curtis)
Love, love and more love - at Christmas. With Hugh Grant, Colin Firth, Liam Neeson, Bill Nighy, Emma Thompson, Keira Knightley and Laura Linney.
 
@ Cinesphere 7:30pm
Dec 3 Jeepers Creepers (2021, USA, D: Victor Salva)   Fear Is Free Fridays
The Hills Have Eyes (1977, USA, D: Wes Craven)
Fear x 2. Siblings on vacation run into a monster; a family's car breaks down in dangerous territory.
 
@ The Kingsway 8:45pm
Dec 3 The Tale Of Zatoichi (1962, Japan, D: Kenji Misumi)   Black Belt Cinema
Blind masseuse/samurai Zatoichi struggles with fighting a respected rival when gang war erupts.
 
@ The Revue 9:00pm
Dec 4
- Dec 8
 
The Polar Express (2004, USA, D: Robert Zemeckis)
'Tis the season for motion capture creep-out. Showtimes: Dec 4, 3:30pm; Dec 5, 3:30pm; Dec 7, 7:30pm; Dec 8, 7:30pm.
 
@ Cinesphere
Dec 4
Dec 5
 
Bad Blood (2021, Serbia, D: Milutin Petrovic)
A bid for independence yields unintended consequences during the fall of the Ottoman Empire.
 
@ The Paradise
 
6:30pm
6:30pm
Dec 4 How The Grinch Stole Christmas (2000, USA, D: Ron Howard)
Jim Carrey brings the manic to Seuss' classic.
 
@ Cinesphere 7:00pm
Dec 4 Only God Forgives (2013, Denmark/France/USA, D: Nicolas Winding Refn)
Ryan Gosling becomes entangled in a revenge plot in the Bangkok underworld.
 
@ The Kingsway 8:00pm
Dec 4
Dec 9
 
Deep Red (1975, Italy, D: Dario Argento)
Christmas giallo! An unseen killer targets the witness of a murder.
 
@ The Fox
 
9:20pm
9:15pm
Dec 4
Dec 5
 
Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984, USA, D: Charles E. Sellier Jr.)
'Tis the season for cold-blooded murder. A troubled teen becomes a Santa-garbed killer.
 
@ The Revue
 
9:30pm
9:30pm
Dec 5
Dec 8
 
Meet Me In St. Louis (1944, USA, D: Vincente Minnelli)
The perfect American family prepare to leave their beloved hometown.
 
@ The Fox
 
1:30pm
6:50pm
Dec 5 Little Women (2019, USA, D: Greta Gerwig)
The March sisters (embodied in this adaptation by Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence OPugh and Eliza Scanlen) discover life's joys, disappointments and opportunities as they grow from girls into women.
 
@ Cinesphere 7:30pm
Dec 5 The Neon Demon (2016, USA/Denmark/Belgium/France, D: Nicolas Winding Refn)
New-to-the-scene model Elle Fanning inspires both fascination and sinister jealousy.
 
@ The Kingsway 8:00pm
Dec 6 Little Women (1994, USA, D: Gillian Armstrong)
The March sisters (embodied in this adaptation by Winona Ryder, Trini Alvarado, Samantha Mathis, Kirsten Dunst and Claire Danes) discover life's joys, disappointments and opportunities as they grow from girls into women.
 
@ The Paradise 6:00pm
Dec 6 Records (2021, Canada, D: Alan Zweig)
Music, and the collecting of recordings, reveals both idiosyncracies and universal humanity.
 
@ Hot Docs 7:30pm
Dec 6 The Chase (1946, USA, D: Arthur Ripley)
A gangster's new chauffeur becomes involved with his boss' wife.
 
@ The Kingsway 8:00pm
Dec 6 Sleepless In Seattle (1993, USA, D: Nora Ephron)
A young son enlists a radio show in finding his widower father a new wife.
 
@ The Paradise 8:30pm
Dec 7 Metropolitan (1990, USA, D: Whit Stillman)
An outsider is pulled into the orbit of a group of upper-class Manhattanites over Christmas debutante season.
 
@ The Paradise 6:15pm
Dec 7 Tokyo Godfathers (2003, Japan, D: Satoshi Kon)   Anime @ The Revue
A trio of people living on the street search for an abandoned baby's parents on Christmas Eve.
 
@ The Revue 7:00pm
Dec 7 Gandahar (1987, France, D: Rene Laloux)
Paradise comes under threat from evil. From the director of Fantastic Planet.
 
@ The Kingsway 8:00pm
Dec 7 Night Of The Hunter (1955, USA, D: Charles Laughton)
Love/hate-tattoed preacher Robert Mitchum searches for stolen cash by holing up with Shelley Winters and her two children.
 
@ The Paradise 8:45pm
Dec 8 Rocky IV: Rocky vs Drago (1985, USA, D: Sylvester Stallone)
The champion boxer finds new competition in a fighter (Dolph Lundgren) from the Soviet Union. New Director's Cut. At Yonge-Dundas, Eglinton Town Centre, Queensway, Vaughan and Winston Churchill.
 
@ Cineplex
Dec 8 The Apartment (1960, USA, D: Billy Wilder)   Designing The Movies
Office worker Jack Lemmon tries to get in good with the higher-ups at work by lending them his bachelor pad for romantic trysts.
 
@ The Revue 7:00pm
Dec 8 La Haine (1995, France, D: Matthieu Kassovitz)
Young men from the Parisian suburbs discover a policeman's lost gun the day after riots rocked their neighbourhood.
 
@ The Kingsway 8:00pm
Dec 9 Monsta X: The Dreaming (2021, South Korea, D: Sung Sin-Hyo & Oh Yoon-Dong)
The K-Pop band perform and reflect on their rise to success. At Empress Walk, Scotiabank, Yonge-Dundas, Yorkdale, Eglinton Town Centre, Queensway, Vaughan and Winston Churchill.
 
@ Cineplex
Dec 9 Mulholland Drive (2001, USA, D: David Lynch)
Hollywood Dreams take a detour in Lynch's TV pilot turned cinematic treasure.
 
@ The Kingsway 8:00pm
Dec 9 Altered States (1980, USA, D: Ken Russell)   Nightmare Alley
William Hurt's experiements with hallucinogens induce genetic regressions.
 
@ The Revue 9:30pm

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