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Retrospectives, Programmes & Festivals
Until
Aug 11
The 8 Fest
Small-gauge filmmaking.
 
Aug 12 - 20
 
Mulan International Film Festival @ Innis Town Hall
From China to Toronto.
 
Until
Aug 27
Satyajit Ray: His Contemporaries and Legacy @ Lightbox
Ray's legacy is celebrated with a brief overview of his humanist classics and selections from his contemporaries and filmmakers he inspired. This week:
Nayak: The Hero (1966, India, D: Satyajit Ray) -- Aug 13, 7:30pm
Day Shall Dawn (1959, Pakistan/Bangladesh, D: A.J. Kardar) -- Aug 18, 6:15pm
 
One-Offs And Short Runs
Aug 11
Aug 14
Aug 16
 
The Godfather (1972, USA, D: Francis Ford Coppola)
An offer best not refused. Coppola's legedary underworld saga returns in a new 4K restoration.
 
@ The Kingsway
 
 
6:00pm
9:00pm
9:00pm
Aug 11
Aug 14
Aug 17
 
A Night Of Knowing Nothing (2021, India/France, D: Payal Kapadia)
Discovered love letters form the base of a hybrid documentary/fiction/dream narrative.
 
@ Lightbox
 
 
6:15pm
1:30pm
9:15pm
Aug 11 The Piano (1993, New Zealand/Australia, D: Jane Campion)   FFF
A mute mail-order bride plays a game of sexual extortion with the frontiersman who has claimed her beloved piano. 35mm!
 
@ Innis Town Hall 7:00pm
Aug 11 The Circus (1928, USA, D: Charles Chaplin)   T.O. Picture Show    Free!
Chaplin's 'Little Tramp' inadvertently becomes the star of a traveling circus. Outdoors! Plus: shorts Vistas: Dances Of The Grass and The Little Deputy.
 
@ Bell Manor Park 9:00pm
Aug 11
- Aug 17
 
The Thing (1982, USA, D: John Carpenter)
"If I was an imitation, a perfect imitation, how would you know it was really me?" Tough guy chopper pilot Kurt Russell and the crew of an Antarctic research station face a deadly alien mimic. Showtimes: Aug 11, 9:15pm; Aug 13, 9:00pm; Aug 15, 9:00pm; Aug 17, 9:00pm.
 
@ The Kingsway
Aug 11 Angel Heart (1987, UK/Canada/USA, D: Alan Parker)   Nightmare Alley
Robert DeNiro hires private investigator Mickey Rourke to track down a missing singer in this particularly steamy Noir throwback.
 
@ The Revue 9:30pm
Aug 12
- Aug 18
 
E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (IMAX) (1982, USA, D: Steven Spielberg)
Kids hide a friendly alien in their suburban enclave. At Scotiabank and Empress Walk.
 
@ Cineplex
Aug 12
- Aug 18
 
Xanadu (1980, USA, D: Robert Greenwald)
Olivia Newton-John and Gene Kelly (!) create an ELO-scored roller disco paradise. Showtimes: Aug 12, 5:30pm; Aug 13, 5:30pm; Aug 14, 5:30pm; Aug 15, 5:30pm; Aug 16, 5:30pm; Aug 17, 5:30pm; Aug 18, 5:30pm.
 
@ The Kingsway
Aug 12
- Aug 18
 
Grease (1978, USA, D: Randal Kleiser)
"This car is Auto-matic. It's System-matic. It's Hyyyyydro-matic. Why, it's Greased Lightning!" Get nostalgic for the 1950s by way of the 1970s. Showtimes: Aug 12, 7:10pm; Aug 13, 7:10pm; Aug 14, 7:10pm; Aug 15, 7:10pm; Aug 16, 7:10pm; Aug 17, 7:10pm; Aug 18, 7:10pm.
 
@ The Kingsway
Aug 12
Aug 13
 
Apollo 11 (IMAX) (2019, USA, D: Todd Douglas Miller)
Go deep inside NASA's moon shot. Filmmakers and NASA personel will be in attendance.
 
@ Cinesphere
 
7:30pm
7:30pm
Aug 12 200 Meters (2020, Palestine, D: Ameen Nayfeh)
A Palestinian father tries to get across the border wall with Israel to see his son who has been hospitalized on the other side. Outdoors! Presented by the Toronto Palestine Film Festival.
 
@ Christie Pits 8:30pm
Aug 12 Showdown In Little Tokyo (1991, USA, D: Mark L. Lester)   Black Belt Cinema
Dolph Lundgren + Brand Lee vs Yakuza!
 
@ The Revue 9:30pm
Aug 13 Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets Of Dumbledore (2022, UK/USA, D: David Yates)   Family Favourites
Professor Dumbledore enlists a team of wizards and witches to stop the evil Grindelwald from dominating the world of magic.
 
@ Cineplex 11:00am
Aug 13 The Servant (1963, UK, D: Joseph Losey)
Bogarde's manservant schemes to trade places with his master. 4K restoration.
 
@ Lightbox 1:30pm
Aug 13
Aug 16
Aug 17
 
Imagine (1972, USA, D: John Lennon & Yoko Ono)
John Lennon and Yoko Ono set footage of their lives circa 1971 to their own music.
 
@ Hot Docs
 
 
4:00pm
7:00pm
7:00pm
Aug 13 Roman Holiday (1953, USA, D: William Wyler)   Designing The Movies
Princess Audrey Hepburn falls for American newsman Gregory Peck.
 
@ The Revue 4:00pm
Aug 13 dance: made in canada
Cinema moves in three programs curated by Kathleen Smith. Also streaming online from Aug 15-19.
 
@ The Paradise 4:30pm, 6:00pm, 7:30pm
Aug 13 The Ghost And The Darkness (1996, USA, D: Stephen Hopkins)   When Animals Attack
Michael Douglas and Val Kilmer hunt lions.
 
@ The Revue 9:30pm
Aug 14 My Neighbour Totoro (1988, Japan, D: Hayao Miyazaki)   Pastoral Fantasies: A Cottagecore Series
Kids befriend forest spirits when they move to the country after their mother takes ill.
 
@ Hot Docs 1:00pm
Aug 14 Apollo 11 (IMAX) (2019, USA, D: Todd Douglas Miller)
Go deep inside NASA's moon shot.
 
@ Cinesphere 4:00pm
Aug 14 American Commune (2013, USA, D: Rena Mundo Croshere & Nadine Mundo)   Pastoral Fantasies: A Cottagecore Series
Former members of a Tennessee commune return to survey its rise and fall.
 
@ Hot Docs 4:00pm
Aug 14 Just Another Girl On The I.R.T. (1992, USA, D: Leslie Harris)
A high school student's big dreams are sidelined by an unexpected pregnancy.
 
@ Lightbox 4:00pm
Aug 14 Saved! (2004, USA/Canada, D: Brian Dannelly)
A devout Christian teen struggles with her boyfriend's homosexuality and her own pregnancy.
 
@ The Revue 7:00pm
Aug 14
Aug 17
 
Naked (1993, UK, D: Mike Leigh)
A directionless, eloquent and disturbed young man has numerous verbal encounters while wandering London at night. 4K restoration.
 
@ Lightbox
 
7:30pm
6:15pm
Aug 14 Cabaret (1972, USA, D: Bob Fosse)   T.O. Picture Show    Free!
"Divine decadence darling!" Weimar-era Berlin parties as the Nazis rise to power. Outdoors! Plus: short The Man That Got Away".
 
@ Christie Pits 8:30pm
Aug 14 The Astrologer (1975, USA, D: Craig Denney)   Streamless Summer
A would-be psychic uses newfound powers to amass fame and fortune. Plus: Mondo Elvis.
 
@ New Circle Of Cinema 9:00pm
Aug 15 Studio 17: The Lost Reggae Tapes (2019, UK, D: Mark James)
A Chinese-Jamaican family's record shop becomes a recording studio for reggae greats such as Bob Marley and Peter Tosh.
 
@ Hot Docs 7:00pm
Aug 15 Cleo From 5 To 7 (1962, France, D: Agnes Varda)
A singer waiting on bad news flits around early 1960's Paris in real-time. A French New Wave classic!
 
@ The Revue 7:00pm
Aug 15 Nightclubbing: The Birth Of Punk Rock In NYC (2022, Spain, D: Danny Garcia)
The legendary nightclub Max's Kansas City becomes a cultural hub for New York City's exploding punk rock scene of the 1970s. Plus: Sid Vicious in concert in short Sid: The Final Curtain.
 
@ The Paradise 7:00pm, 9:15pm
Aug 16 Blue Hawaii (1961, USA, D: Norman Taurog)   '60s Summer
Army vet Elvis chooses island life, working as a tour guide, over tending to the family business.
 
@ The Fox 7:00pm
Aug 16 Rolling Stone: The Life And Death Of Brian Jones (2019, Spain/UK, D: Danny Garcia)
Jones' stylish rock star persona succumbs to drug use and death by misadventure.
 
@ The Paradise 7:00pm, 9:15pm
Aug 17 House Of The Dragon (Episode 1) (2022, USA, D: Miguel Sapochnik)
HBO goes back to the Game Of Thrones well. Members only.
 
@ Lightbox 7:00pm
Aug 17 Portrait Of Jason (1967, USA, D: Shirley Clarke)   Queer Cinema Club
A gay Black man reminisces about his life on the hustle.
 
@ The Paradise 8:00pm
Aug 18 The Princess Bride (1987, USA, D: Rob Reiner)   Pastoral Fantasies: A Cottagecore Series
"Iconceivable!" A twisty tale of adventure is spun.
 
@ Hot Docs 7:00pm
Aug 18 Easy A (2010, USA, D: Will Gluck)   Hold Up!
A teen plays the part of the loose girl for financial benefit.
 
@ The Revue 7:00pm
Aug 18 Summer Of Soul (2021, USA, D: Questlove)   T.O. Picture Show    Free!
Get (re-)acquainted with the Harlem Cultural Festival of 1969, a showcase of ace talent that represented the growing empowerment of African Americans. Outdoors! Plus: short Whatever Happened To Jackie Shane?
 
@ Bell Manor Park 9:00pm

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