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Retrospectives, Programmes & Festivals
Oct 22 - 24
 
Macedonian Film Festival @ online
Broadening awareness of Macedonian talent.
 
Until
Oct 22
Toronto Arthouse Film Festival @ The Fox
New independent talent.
 
Until
Oct 23
The Uncanny Vision Of Denis Villeneuve @ Lightbox
Filmmaker Villeneuve transitions from Quebecois arthouse origins to Hollywood science-fiction spectacle without losing sight of his influences. This week:
Enemy (2013, Canada/Spain/France, D: Denis Villeneuve) -- Oct 21, 6:15pm
August 32nd On Earth (1998, Canada, D: Denis Villeneuve) -- Oct 22, 6:15pm
The Mystery of Picasso (1956, France, D: Henri-Georges Clouzot) -- Oct 23, 1:30pm
 
Until
Oct 24
ImagineNative
Aboriginal film and video. At: Lightbox, Ontario Place Drive-In, online.
 
Until
Oct 24
Planet In Focus @ online
Taking stock of this hunk of rock we call home every autumn.
 
Oct 25 - 31
 
Toronto International Nollywood Film Festival @ online
From Nigeria to Toronto.
 
Oct 26 - 31
 
Haunted Cinema @ Ontario Place Drive-In
Immsersifying the spooky season. This week:
Goosebumps (2015, USA, D: Rob Letterman) -- Oct 26, 6:30pm; Oct 27, 6:30pm; Oct 28, 6:30pm; Oct 29, 6:30pm; Oct 30, 6:30pm; Oct 31, 6:30pm
Scream (1996, USA, D: Wes Craven) -- Oct 26, 10:00pm; Oct 27, 10:00pm; Oct 28, 10:00pm; Oct 29, 10:00pm; Oct 30, 10:00pm; Oct 31, 10:00pm
 
Oct 26
- Nov 2
Cinéfranco
Recent French-language cinema. At: online, Hot Docs.
 
Until
Oct 27
Reelworld Film Festival
Celebrating cultural diversity through film. At: online, The Paradise.
 
Oct 28
- Nov 7
Rendezvous With Madness
Illuminating mental illness and addiction with both screenings and panel discussions. At: online, Workman Theatre.
 
Until
Oct 28
Commffest
Bringing communities together through film. At: online, Scotiabank, Market Square.
 
Until
Oct 31
Toronto Latin American Film Festival @ online
Hispanic cinema.
 
One-Offs And Short Runs
Oct 21 The Craft (1995, USA, D: Andrew Fleming)   Hold Up!
Catholic schoolgirls use witchcraft to enhance the high school experience. Plus comedy and live commentary from Alice Rose and Rachel Manson.
 
@ The Revue 7:00pm
Oct 21 Halloween (1978, USA, D: John Carpenter)
Disturbed Michael Myers takes out his issues on the teenagers of his hometown.
 
@ The Kingsway 8:00pm
Oct 22
- Oct 28
 
Howl's Moving Castle (2004, Japan, D: Hayao Miyazaki)
A young girl looks to an inexperienced wizard when a witch turns her into an old woman. Screening both dubbed and subbed. At Yonge-Dundas and Winston Churchill Fri,Sun-Tue and Thu, at Eglinton Town Centre Fri,Sun-Tue.
 
@ Cineplex
Oct 22
- Oct 28
 
The Frighteners (1996, New Zealand/USA, D: Peter Jackson)
Human Michael J. Fox and his spirit friends run a ghostbusting scam until they stumble across the grim reaper. At Yonge-Dundas Fri, Sat and Tue-Thu, at Eglinton Town Centre and Winston Churchill Fri, Sat, Tue and Thu.
 
@ Cineplex
Oct 22
- Oct 26
 
Beetlejuice (1988, USA, D: Tim Burton)
Ghosts enlist an anarchic spirit to haunt the new residents of their home.
 
@ Carlton
Oct 22 Howling II: Your Sister Is A Werewolf (1985, UK/USA, D: Philippe Mora)   Fear Is Free Fridays    Free!
The Resurrected (1991, Canada, D: Dan O'Bannon)
P.I. fear x 2! Private investigators 1) track down the werewolf queen 2) delve into the secret of an old family cabin.
 
@ The Kingsway 8:45pm
Oct 23 The Keep (1983, UK, D: Michael Mann)
Nazis unintentionally unleash a supernatural entity.
 
@ The Kingsway 8:00pm
Oct 23
Oct 24
Oct 28
 
Nosferatu The Vampyre (1979, Germany, D: Wener Herzog)
Bruno Ganz wanders into the orbit of vampire Klaus Kinski.
 
@ The Fox
 
 
9:15pm
9:15pm
7:00pm
Oct 23 A Nightmare On Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge (1985, USA, D: Jack Sholder)   Dumpster Raccoon
Queer and homophobic subtext duke it out as Freddy returns to infect the dreams of teen boys. Plus: a drag performance by Seyonce. Hosted by Anthony Oliveira.
 
@ The Revue 9:30pm
Oct 24
- Oct 28
 
Pompeii - Sin City (2021, Italy, D: Pappi Corsicato)
Explore the lives of Pompeii's denizens before the infamous volcanic eruption ended it all. At Empress Walk, Yonge-Eglinton, Queensway, Richmond Hill Sun only. At Yonge-Dundas, Eglinton Town Centre and Winston Churchill Sun,Mon,Wed,Thu.
 
@ Cineplex
Oct 24 Certified Copy (2010, France/Italy/Iran, D: Abbas Kiarostami)   Welcome Back
Antiques dealer Juliette Binoche and art historian William Shimell discuss he notion of authenticity as the audience mulls whether they are strangers role-playing a bickering couple or vice-versa.
 
@ Lightbox 1:30pm
Oct 24
Oct 25
 
The Outsiders: The Complete Novel (1983, USA, D: Francis Ford Coppola)
Murder leads rival gangs into a spiral of violence. With Matt Dillon, Patrick Swayze, Tom Cruise, Ralph Macchio, Rob Lowe and Emilio Estevez. New 4K restoration of the 2005 'Complete Novel' extended version, featuring an introduction by Coppola.
 
@ The Fox
 
3:50pm
6:45pm
Oct 24 Eyes Without A Face (1960, France, D: Georges Franju)
A mad scientist attempts to repair the damage to his daughter's beautiful face by performing face transplants from abducted young women.
 
@ The Kingsway 8:00pm
Oct 25 Phil Liggett: The Voice Of Cycling (2020, Australia, D: Nickolas Bird & Eleanor Sharpe)
TV sports commentator Phil Liggett is cycling's frame on the world stage. At Yonge-Dundas & Winston Churchill Mon.
 
@ Cineplex 7:00pm
Oct 25 The Seventh Victim (1943, USA, D: Mark Robson)
A young woman stumbles across a satanic cult when she tries to track down her mising, depressive sister.
 
@ The Kingsway 8:00pm
Oct 26 TIFF Next Wave Open Screen    Free!
Bring your own cinema.
 
@ Lightbox 6:00pm
Oct 26 The Descent (2005, UK, D: Neil Marshall)
Spelunkers run into monster trouble underground.
 
@ The Kingsway 8:00pm
Oct 27 Jennifer's Body (2009, USA, D: Karyn Kusama)   We Really Like Her
Possessed cheerleader Megan Fox feeds on teen boys.
 
@ The Revue 7:00pm
Oct 27 Stop Making Sense (1984, USA, D: Jonathan Demme)   This Film Should Be Played Loud
David Byrne and his big white suit lead Talking Heads through an immensely enjoyable performance.
 
@ Hot Docs 8:30pm
Oct 28 Stand And Deliver (1988, USA, D: Ramon Menendez)
An East L.A. teacher demystifies calculus for the kids of his working-class Latinx community. In celebration of Latinx Heritage Month. 35mm!
 
@ Lightbox 6:15pm
Oct 28 The Viewing Booth (2019, USA/Israel, D: Ra'anan Alexandrowicz)
An American supporter of Israel reacts to images of the West Bank with biases intact.
 
@ Hot Docs 7:30pm
Oct 28 Messiah Of Evil (1973, USA, D: Willard Huyck & Gloria Katz)   Nightmare Alley
A woman's search for her missing father stumbless across a cult-controlled town by the sea.
 
@ The Revue 9:30pm
Oct 30 Possession (1981, France/West Germany, D: Andrzej Zulawski)
A messy, histrionic break-up finds flesh in unnerving body horror. With Sam Neill & Isabelle Adjani. New restoration!
 
@ The Fox 6:40pm
Oct 30 Possession (1981, France/West Germany, D: Andrzej Zulawski)
A messy, histrionic break-up finds flesh in unnerving body horror. With Sam Neill & Isabelle Adjani. New restoration!
 
@ The Revue 6:45pm

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