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Retrospectives, Programmes & Festivals
Until
Jun 30
Aspect Ratio: Indigenous Actors Beyond The Expected @ Lightbox
A sampling of Indigenous actors playing atypical, and less stereotypical, characters provides possible directions for future filmmakers. This week:
Heat (1995, USA, D: Michael Mann) -- Jun 30, 6:15pm
 
Until
Jun 30
Toronto Japanese Film Festival @ JCCC
Genre-spanning Japanese cinema.
 
Jul 2 - 10
 
Cronenberg: Crimes Of The Past @ Lightbox
Long live the old flesh. This week:
Dead Ringers (1988, Canada/USA, D: David Cronenberg) 35mmm -- Jul 2, 7:30pm
Videodrome (1983, Canada, D: David Cronenberg) 35mm -- Jul 3, 7:30pm
eXistenZ (1999, Canada/UK, D: David Cronenberg) 35mm -- Jul 6, 8:30pm
Crash (1996, Canada, D: David Cronenberg) 4K -- Jul 10, 7:30pm
 
Jul 4 - 11
 
Reel HeART Film Festival @ online
Independent film, from script to screen.
 
Until
Jul 15
Italian Contemporary Film Festival/Lavazza Inclucity Festival
Italian cinema returns to Toronto along with a selection of films from over 20 other countries. . At: Lightbox, Vaughan, Distillery District, online.
 
Until
Jul 17
Revolution! In Cinema @ Lightbox
Socialism attemps to overturn the estasblished order. This week:
The Red Detachment Of Women (1961, China, D: Jin Xie) 2K -- Jul 2, 4:00pm
Cinema Komunisto (2010, Serbia, D: Mila Turajlic) -- Jul 3, 1:30pm
 
Until
Jul 23
Images Festival
Screen art, running the gamut from intriguing features to experimental shorts and gallery installations. At: Innis Town Hall.
 
One-Offs And Short Runs
Jun 30 Can't Hardly Wait (1997, USA, D: Deborah Kaplan & Harry Elfont)   Hold Up!
A high school grad party brings together stoners, meatheads, vengeance-obsessed nerds and unrequieted love. Plus: pre-show stand-up comedy!
 
@ The Revue 7:00pm
Jun 30 Dead Butterflies: Between Friends (2022)
A Work In Progress (2022)
Life's decision points are tricky to navigate; a series of interviews illustrates that it's tough living in the digital age.
 
@ The Paradise 7:00pm
Jun 30 Inland Empire (2006, USA, D: David Lynch)
An actress' new role begins to merge with her own persona. Restored!
 
@ The Fox 9:00pm
Jul 1
- Jul 7
 
Casablanca (1942, USA, D: Michael Curtiz)
"Play it once, Sam, for old time's sake."
 
@ Cineplex
Jul 1
Jul 2
Jul 3
 
Asteroid Hunters (IMAX) (2020, USA, D: W.D. Hogan.)
Everything you wanted to know about big space rocks and the risk they pose to life on Earth.
 
@ Cinesphere
 
 
2:00pm
2:00pm
2:00pm
Jul 1 Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999, USA, D: Jay Roach)   (Not-So) Terrible Twos
The spy-out-of-time returns to deal with losing his mojo at the hands of Dr. Evil and his sidekick Mini-Me..
 
@ The Revue 4:00pm
Jul 1
Jul 2
Jul 3
 
The Last Glaciers (2022, Hong Kong, D: Craig Leeson)
Get up close with the world's glaciers as they disappear due to climate change.
 
@ Cinesphere
 
 
5:00pm
5:00pm
5:00pm
Jul 1 Rude Boy (1980, UK, D: Jack Hazan & David Mingay)
A fan turns roadie for The Clash as they play to counter the rising nationalism of late 1970s Britain. Restored!
 
@ Lightbox 6:15pm
Jul 1
- Jul 6
 
Cat Video Fest 2022
The internet is full of cats. Showtimes: Jul 1, 6:30pm; Jul 2, 4:00pm, 8:45pm; Jul 3, 11:00am, 6:30pm; Jul 4, 7:00pm; Jul 5, 7:00pm; Jul 6, 7:30pm.
 
@ Hot Docs
Jul 1 Strange Brew (1983, Canada/USA, D: Rick Moranis & Dave Thomas)
"Fleshy-headed mutant, are you friendly?" "No way, eh? Radiation has, like, made me an enemy of society!" Hosers Bob & Doug get mixed up in a Hamlet pastiche at a sinister brewery. With Max Von Sydow as the evil Brewmeister!
 
@ The Revue 7:00pm
Jul 1 Back To The Future (1985, USA, D: Robert Zemeckis)
High schooler Marty McFly's time travel adventure threatens to erase his own existence.
 
@ Cinesphere 7:30pm
Jul 1 Long Time Running (2017, Canada, D: Jennifer Baichwal & Nicholas de Pencier)
Happy Canada Day! Canada's beloved The Tragically Hip embark upon one last tour.
 
@ Hot Docs 8:45pm
Jul 1 Dracula Has Risen From The Grave (1968, UK, D: Freddie Francis)   Friday Night Horror
Black Cat (Kuroneko) (1968, Japan, D: Kaneto Shindo)
An exorcism brings Count Dracula back from the dead; ghosts wreak vengeance on passing samurai.
 
@ The Kingsway 9:15pm
Jul 1
- Jul 7
 
Lost Highway (1997, USA, D: David Lynch)
"I like to remember things my own way." Bill Pullman escapes a murder rap and begins a new life when he changes appearance during his stint in jail. 4K restoration! Showtimes: Jul 1, 9:30pm; Jul 2, 6:30pm; Jul 3, 8:30pm; Jul 4, 9:30pm; Jul 5, 9:30pm; Jul 6, 6:30pm; Jul 7, 3:30pm.
 
@ The Revue
Jul 2
- Jul 7
 
Fruit Basket: Prelude (2022, Japan, D: Yoshihide Ibata)
A prelude and continuation of the anime series. Screening subbed and dubbed.
 
@ Cineplex
Jul 2 Pokemon: Detective Pikachu (2019, USA/Japan, D: Rob Letterman)   Family Favourites
Pikachu takes on a mission persons case.
 
@ Cineplex 11:00am
Jul 2
- Jul 6
 
Neil Young: Heart Of Gold (2006, USA, D: Jonathan Demme)
Young takes the stage at Nashville's fabled Ryman Auditorium. Showtimes: Jul 2, 6:30pm; Jul 3, 4:00pm; Jul 5, 4:00pm; Jul 6, 4:30pm.
 
@ Hot Docs
Jul 2 The Bourne Identity (2002, USA, D: Doug Liman)
Matt Damon may not know who he is, but he sure knows how to kill people.
 
@ Cinesphere 7:30pm
Jul 2 Miami Connection (1987, USA, D: Woo-sang Park & Y.K. Kim)   Black Belt Cinema
Taekwando musicians Dragon Sound pit their martial arts skill against ninjas and the Miami drug trade.
 
@ The Revue 9:30pm
Jul 3 Return Of The Living Dead (1985, USA, D: Dan O'Bannon)   The Perfect Date
"Send more cops." On this date in history, the dead rose ... and were ready to party.
 
@ The Revue 5:30pm
Jul 3 The Scenic Route (1978, USA, D: Mark Rappaport)   Streamless Summer
Exterior Night (1993, USA, D: Mark Rappaport)
Rappaport x 2 1: A love triangle is evoked by way of different genres and media. 2: a man's search for his past is super-imposed on rear-screen projection plates from classic Noirs.
 
@ New Circle Of Cinema 9:00pm
Jul 3 A League Of Their Own (1992, USA, D: Penny Marshall)   T.O. Picture Show    Free!
"There's no crying in baseball!" Geena Davis and Lori Petty get coached in the ways of America's pasttime by Tom Hanks. Outdoors! Plus: short Magic In Plain Sight.
 
@ Christie Pits 9:00pm
Jul 3 Dark City (1998, USA, D: Alex Proyas)
A man on the run attempts to elude beings with the power to manipulate the very city he lives in.
 
@ The Kingsway 9:15pm
Jul 5 Forever Golden! A Celebration Of The Golden Girls
Remember television's saucy old ladies with a compliation of beloved episodes.
 
@ The Revue 6:15pm
Jul 5 Monsieur Lazhar (2011, Canada, D: Philippe Falardeau)   Books On Film Club
An Algerian refugee bonds with students at his new teaching position. Playwright Evelyne de la Cheneliere will participate in a live remote discussion about this adaptation of her play.
 
@ Lightbox 7:00pm
Jul 6 Mad God (2021, USA, D: Phil Tippett)
A stop-motion fantasia of macabre dystopia.
 
@ The Fox 6:50pm
Jul 7 Take This Waltz (2011, Canada, D: Sarah Polley)   We Really Like Her
Married Michelle Williams begins an affair with a neighbourhood artist.
 
@ The Revue 7:00pm
Jul 7
Jul 10
 
Get Out (2017, USA, D: Jordan Peele)
An African-American man finds a sinister hidden agenda behind his white girlfriend's seemingly accepting family.
 
@ Lightbox
 
8:00pm
4:30pm
Jul 7 Singin' In The Rain (1952, USA, D: Stanley Donen & Gene Kelly)   T.O. Picture Show    Free!
"I am a shimmering, glowing star in the cinema firmament. It says so - right here!." Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds sing and dance their way through Hollywood's transition to sound. Outdoors! Plus short Esmerelda's Castle.
 
@ Corktown Common 9:00pm

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