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Retrospectives, Programmes & Festivals
Mar 23 - 26
Mosaic International South Asian Film Festival
South Asian cinema comes to Canada.
Mar 23
- Apr 23
Toronto Queer Film Festival @ online
Representing the under-represented.
Mar 24 - 26
Toronto Irish Film Festival @ Lightbox
Cinema of the emerald isle.
Mar 26
No Master Territories @ Lightbox
Feminist nonfiction filmmaking creates new ways of representing the female experience. This week:
The Murmuring (1995, South Korea, D: Byun Young-Joo) -- Mar 23, 6:15pm; Mar 23, 8:40pm
After Winter Comes Spring (1989, East Germany, D: Helke Misselwitz) -- Mar 26, 3:00pm
Mar 26
Reformation: Contemporary Quebec Cinema @ Lightbox
Quebecois cinema continues to shine throughout 2000s, addressing social issues with a strong visual sense. This week:
Drunken Birds (2021, Canada/Mexico, D: Ivan Grbovic) -- Mar 24, 6:15pm; Mar 24, 8:45pm
Genesis (2018, Canada, D: Philippe Lesage) -- Mar 26, 6:00pm
Mar 28
- Apr 1
Canadian Film Fest @ Scotiabank
New homegrown fare.
One-Offs And Short Runs
Mar 23 Mamma Mia! (2008, USA/UK, D: Phylida Lloyd)   We Really Like Her
The songs of ABBA fuel a bride's determination to discover which of three men is her actual father.
@ The Revue 6:45pm
Mar 23 I Like Movies (2022, Canada, D: Chandler Levack)
A neurotic movie-obsessed teen runs roughshod over professional and personal relationships. Director and producer in attendance!
@ Innis Town Hall 7:00pm
Mar 23 The Manitou (1978, USA, D: William Girdler)   Nightmare Alley
Native vengeance! A San Francisco woman discovers her tumor is the reincarnation of a Native American spirit.
@ The Revue 9:30pm
Mar 24
Mar 25
Louis Thomlinson: All Of Those Voices (2023, UK, D: Charlie Lightening)
Former One Direction member Louis Tomlinson makes the transition to solo artist. At Yonge & Dundas, Eglinton Town Centre, Vaughan and Winston Churchill.
@ Cineplex
Mar 24
- Mar 30
Roman Holiday (1953, USA, D: William Wyler)
Princess Audrey Hepburn falls for an American newsman. At Yonge & Dundas, Eglinton Town Centre, Queensway, Vaughan and Winston Churchill.
@ Cineplex
Mar 24
- Mar 30
The Breakfast Club (1985, USA, D: John Hughes)
"You see us as you want to see us ... in the simplest terms ... in the most convenient definitions." With Emilio Estevez, Anthony Michael Hall, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald and Ally Sheedy.
@ Carlton
Mar 24 The Secret Garden (1993, USA, D: Agnieszka Holland)   Silver Screenings
An orphan girl finds and restores a garden hidden in her uncle's castle. Seniors only!
@ Lightbox 11:00am
Mar 24 A Thousand Cuts (2020, USA/Philippines, D: Ramona S. Diaz)
The Duterte regime's crackdown on Filipino journalism is detailed.
@ Hot Docs 12:00pm
Mar 24 The Breakfast Club (1985, USA, D: John Hughes)   The Perfect Date
"You see us as you want to see us ... in the simplest terms ... in the most convenient definitions." With Emilio Estevez, Anthony Michael Hall, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald and Ally Sheedy.
@ The Revue 7:00pm
Mar 24 Petite Maman (2021, France, D: Celine Sciamma)   FFF
The Florida Project (2017, USA, D: Sean Baker)
1: A young girl visiting her deceased grandmother's house strikes up a friendship with a very familiar-seeming young girl she meets in the woods. 2: motel-dwelling children live a boisterous if meagre existence in the shadow of Disney World.
@ Innis Town Hall 7:00pm
Mar 24 Shorts Not Pants: Comedy Shorts   Shorts That Are Not Pants
Get briefed, comedically, with pets, revenge, jealousy, public transit and Noah's Ark.
@ Carlton 7:00pm
Mar 24 2010: The Year We Make Contact (1984, USA, D: Peter Hyams)   Always On Film
Getting literal with Kubrick's legacy bridges the American/Russian divide. 35mm!
@ The Kingsway 9:20pm
Mar 24 Night Moves (1975, USA, D: Arthur Penn)   Neon Dreams
L.A. private investigator Gene Hackman runs away from marriage troubles to follow the trail of a missing teen all the way to Florida.
@ The Revue 9:30pm
Mar 25 Siren In The Shadows (2019, D: Hidenori Inoue)
A sniper-turned-geisha has a showdown with the masked leader of the dominant Skull clan. Recorded stage performance. At Yonge-Dundas.
@ Cineplex
Mar 25
Prayer For A Lost Mitten (2020, Canada, D: Jean-Francois Leaage)
The Family Of The Forest (2022, Canada, D: Laura Rietveid)
I Have Loved Living Here (2020, France, D: Regis Sauder)
Eugenie Grandet (2021, France/UK/Belgium, D: Marc Dugain)
Goodbye Happiness (2021, Canada, D: Ken Scott)
North Of Albany (2022, Canada, D: Marianne Farley)
French-language film marathon! 1: The Montreal metro's lost and found department prompts a larger investigation into personal loss. 2: A family of Belgians give their lives to living in and off Quebec's boreal forest. 3: Denizens of a Parisian suburb share their stories. 4: A strong-willed daughter suffers a miserly father and his ill will towards her suitors. 5: Four squabbling brothers gather at the family summer house to pay their respects to their deceased father. 6: A Montrealer gets stuck in upstate NY when her car breaks down while fleeing repercussions from an incident back home.
@ Spadina Theatre
Mar 25 Orfeas2021 (2021, Greece, D: Foivos Dousos & Fil Ieropoulos)    Free!
The music of Monteverdi's 1607 opera L'Orfeo provides the backbone for this modern, Greek, queer take on the Orpheus myth. A Zoom Q&A with co-creator Foivos Dousos follows the screening. Free, but registration is required.
@ Innis Town Hall 2:00pm
Mar 25 The Cat Came Back: Feline Familiars In The Horror Genre
Horror expert Alex West discussed the roles taken on by cats in our beloved scare flicks.
@ The Revue 4:00pm
Mar 25 Bell, Book And Candle (1958, USA, D: Richard Quine)
Witch Kim Novak casts a spell on Jimmy Stewart at Christmas-time.
@ The Revue 6:45pm
Mar 25 Dark City (1998, USA, D: Alex Proyas)   Dumpster Raccoon
A man on the run attempts to elude beings with the power to manipulate the very city he lives in. Plus: pre-show, intro by Anthony Oliveira and a live drag performance.
@ The Revue 9:30pm
Mar 25
Robocop (1987, USA, D: Paul Verhoeven)   Double Vision
Tammy And The R-Rex (Gore Cut) (1994, USA, D: Stewart Raffill)
Brain transplants! 1: Cyborg Peter Weller takes a bite out of crime in dystopic Detroit. 2: A dinosaur with the brain of a murdered high school student reunites with his sweetheart.
@ The Fox
Mar 25 The Room (2003, USA, D: Tommy Wiseau)
The infamy. Bring spoons!
@ Carlton 10:00pm
Mar 26 The Land Before Time (1988, USA, D: Don Bluth)
Cute little dinosaurs try to outrun both a T-Rex and the coming ice age.
@ Hot Docs 2:00pm
Mar 26 Giant (1956, USA, D: George Stevens)   Women Of The West
Rock Hudson returns home to the ranch with new fiancee Elizabeth Taylor only to find a rival in James Dean.
@ The Paradise 2:00pm
Mar 26 Speedy (1928, USA, D: Ted Wilde)   Silent Revue
Harold Lloyd attempts to save his girlfriend's Dad's horse-drawn trolley from getting the axe. Live musical accompaniment by Tania Gill.
@ The Revue 4:00pm
Mar 26 Sing Street (2016, Ireland, D: John Carney)   Destination Love
Romance in Ireland I. '80s Dublin teens try to better their dire circumstances by forming a band.
@ The Revue 6:45pm
Mar 26 Single White Female (1992, USA, D: Barbet Schroeder)   Evil Women
Bridget Fonda experiences severe roommate trouble when Jennifer Jason Leigh moves in.
@ The Paradise 7:00pm
Mar 26
Mar 28
Apr 1
Love In The Time Of Fentanyl (2022, Canada, D: Colin Askey)
Active and former drug users run a renegade safe injection site in Vancouver.
@ Hot Docs
Mar 27 Destry Rides Again (1939, USA, D: George Marshall)   Women Of The West
Gunshy deputy Jimmy Stewart tames the wildness out of the frontier town of Bottleneck, including its saloon singer Marlene Dietrich.
@ The Paradise 6:00pm
Mar 27 Once (2007, Ireland, D: John Carney)   Destination Love
Romance in Ireland II. An Irish busker and a Czech immigrant make beautiful music together.
@ The Revue 6:45pm
Mar 27 Meek's Cutoff (USA, D: Kelly Reichardt)   Women Of The West
Settlers on the 1840 Oregon trail find themselves lost in unknown country when their guide suggests a shortcut.
@ The Paradise 8:30pm
Mar 28 Leap Year (2010, USA/Ireland, D: Anand Tucker)   Destination Love
Romance in Ireland III. Amy Adams plans to force her boyfriend's decision by asking him to marry her on Feb 29th.
@ The Revue 6:45pm
Mar 28 The Island Funeral (2015, Thailand, D: Pimpaka Towira)
A rural road trip enlightens city dwellers about the conflicts taking place outside in their own country.
@ Innis Town Hall 7:00pm
Mar 28 Calvaire (2004, Belgium/France, D: Fabrice du Welz)   Cinemacabre
A traveling musician finds himself mired in a surreal, frightening ordeal when his van breaks down in rural France.
@ The Paradise 8:00pm
Mar 28 Assault On Precinct 13 (1976, USA, D: John Carpenter)   Stompbox
Cops and prisoners reluctantly join forces when their precinct is attacked by a street gang. 4K restoration!
@ The Revue 9:30pm
Mar 29 Brooklyn (2015, UK/Ireland, D: John Crowley)   Destination Love
Romance in Ireland IV. Irish immigrant Saoirse Ronan is caught between countries and romances.
@ The Revue 6:45pm
Mar 29 Rye Lane (2023, UK, D: Raine Allen-Miller)
Two people still processing their respective romantic break-ups find connection in each other over a day together in South London. A teaser for TIFF Next Wave.
@ Lightbox 7:00pm
Mar 30 Blind Ambition (2022, Australia, D: Robert Coe & Warwick Ross)
Zimbabwean sommeliers compete at the World Blind Wine Tasting Championships. A benefit for the Stephen Lewis Foundation's Grandmothers Campaign.
@ Hot Docs 6:30pm
Mar 30 Enys Men (2022, UK, D: Mark Jenkin)   MDFF Presents
A volunteer's observations of a rare flower situated on an uninhabited island push her beyond reality. Also on the bill: Sara Cwynar's short Red Film.
@ Lightbox 6:30pm
Mar 30 The Fugitive (1993, USA, D: Andrew Davis)
Harrison Ford is on the run!
@ The Revue 7:00pm
Mar 30 Re-Sequencing Berio
Newly created concert films remember Luciano Berio's 1972 Toronto concert series while live performances of new commissions look forward.
@ The Paradise 7:00pm
Mar 30 Skies Of Lebanon (2020, France, D: Chloe Mazlo)
A Swiss woman moves to Lebanon for love but instead finds civil war.
@ Spadina Theatre 7:30pm

Compiled by Don Marks (contact)

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