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Retrospectives, Programmes & Festivals
Nov 24
Canadian Sport Film Festival
Giving the armchair quarterback a festival to call his own. At: Lightbox, online.
Nov 25
Pure Cinematic Oxygen: The Films Of Michael Roemer @ Lightbox
Characters are caught between self-improvement and self-destruction in the underseen work of American immigrant director Michael Roemer. This week:
Vengeance Is Mine (1984, USA, D: Michael Roemer) 35mm -- Nov 25, 6:15pm
Nov 26
Blood In The Snow @ Isabel Bader
Warm blood for the cold Canadian winter.
Nov 27
Shorts Not Pants Festival
Quick takes. At: Innis Town Hall, online.
Nov 29
Lost And Beautiful: New Italian Cinema @ Lightbox
The works of Allesandro Comodin, Michelangelo Frammartino, Pietro Marello and Alice Rohrwacher revitalize Italian cinema from the margins. This week:
Il Buco (2021, Italy/France/Germany, D: Michelangelo Frammartino) -- Nov 24, 6:00pm
Martin Eden (2019, Italy/France, D: Pietro Marcello) -- Nov 29, 6:30pm
Nov 29
Canadian Labour International Film Festival
The world of work and those who do it.
Dec 10
European Union Film Festival @ online
The member countries of the European Union showcase continental culture for the benefit of us in the colonies.
One-Offs And Short Runs
Nov 24 E.T. - The Extra-Terrestrial (1982, USA, D: Steven Spielberg)   Silver Screenings    Free!
Kids hide a friendly alien in the suburban enclave.
@ Lightbox 11:00am
Nov 24
Nov 26
Riotsville USA (2022, USA, D: Sierra Pettengill)   The Hottest Docs
1960s-era military and police are trained to quell riots in specially built training grounds.
@ Hot Docs
Nov 24 Troll 2 (1990, Italy, D: Claudio Fragasso)    Free!
A family contends with goblins who plan to devour them in The infamously inept non-sequel, once immortalized in the doc Best Worst Movie. Celebrating 10 years of Bad Movie Night courtesy Exploding Zebra.
@ The Fox 6:30pm
Nov 24 Isabella (2020, Argentina/France, D: Matias Pineiro)   MDFF Presents
Actresses helping each other prepare for an audition discover they are vying for the same role. Director in attendance!
@ Lightbox 6:30pm
Nov 24 Black Swan (2010, USA, D: Darren Aronofsky)   Paid In Sweat
Ballet dancer Natalie Portman begins to lose her mind after being cast in a prestigious role.
@ The Revue 6:45pm
Nov 24 Becoming Black (2019, Germany, D: Ines Johnson-Spain)    Free!
A young bi-racial woman grows up with family and community insisting that she's white. Filmmaker in attendance.
@ Innis Town Hall 7:00pm
Nov 24 The Lost Boys (1987, USA, D: Joel Schumacher)
New kids in town discover its vampire-infested secret.
@ Lightbox 9:00pm
Nov 24 The Game (1997, USA, D: David Fincher)   Revue Birthday Celebration
A strange birthday present places a wealthy man's life in constant danger.
@ The Revue 9:30pm
Nov 25
Nov 26
Nov 27
Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987, USA, D: John Hughes)
Hell is travelling with other people. At Yonge-Dundas, Eglinton Town Centre and Winston Churchill.
@ Cineplex
Nov 25 Last Flight Home (2022, USA, D: Ondi Timoner)   The Hottest Docs
The director's father looks back upon his remarkable life as he prepares to end his life.
@ Hot Docs 3:15pm
Nov 25 13 Going On 30 (2004, USA, D: Gary Winick)   Revue Birthday Celebration
A 13-year-old girl's wish sends her into the body of her 30-year-old self (Jennifer Garner).
@ The Revue 7:00pm
Nov 25
Nov 30
Rear Window (1954, USA, D: Alfred Hitchcock)
A voyeur witnesses murder. With Jimmy Stewart and Grace Kelly.
@ The Fox
Nov 25 Fragile Systems: Films and Videos by Christine Lucy Latimer   Ad Hoc Film Collective
Latimer's work pushes and embraces the constraints of image-creation technology.
@ Innis College, Rm 222 7:00pm
Nov 25 All About Lily Chou-Chou (2001, Japan, D: Shunji Iwai)   FFF    Free!
Alienated teens find solace in the lush sounds of the titular pop star.
@ Innis Town Hall 7:00pm
Nov 25 Hyenas (1992, Senegal/France, D: Djibril Diop Mambety)
A now-rich woman returns to her impoverished village with promises of salvation that hinge on the death of the lover who abandoned her. Restored!
@ Lightbox 9:00pm
Nov 25 Red Scorpion (1988, South Africa/USA, D: Joseph Zito)
Russkie war machine Dolph Lundgren charts his own course.
@ The Kingsway 9:30pm
Nov 25 The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975, UK, D: Jim Sharman)
The venerable cult film and its live shadow cast return to Time Warp again.
@ Hot Docs 9:30pm
Nov 25 The Warriors (1979, USA, D: Walter Hill)   Neon Dreams
Come out and play. A colorful street gang is hunted by its equally flamboyant counterparts.
@ The Revue 9:30pm
Nov 26 A Christmas Story (1983, USA/Canada, D: Bob Clark)   Family Favourites
Little Ralphie would love nothing more than for Santa to bring him a Red Ryder BB gun.
@ Cineplex 11:00am
Nov 26 Go West (1925, USA, D: Buster Keaton)
City-slicker Buster goes looking for ranch work. Introduction by Chris Seguin. Live musical accompaniment by William O'Meara. Presented by the Toronto Silent Film Festival.
@ The Fox 1:00pm
Nov 26 The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993, USA, D: Henry Selick)   Throwback Cinema
The King of Halloween tries to bring Christmas magic to his realm.
@ The Revue 4:00pm
Nov 26 I Didn't See You There (2022, USA, D: Reid Davenport)   The Hottest Docs
The arrival of the circus prompts a disabled filmmaker to consider when and how the differently abled are allowed to be seen and heard by the dominant culture.
@ Hot Docs 6:00pm
Nov 26 Rhymes For Young Ghouls (2013, Canada, D: Jeff Barnaby)
A drug-dealing Mi'q Maq teen is threatened with residential school when she can't pay the Indian agent's requisite bribe. Screening in memory of recently passed director Jeff Barnaby. Also on the bill: Barnaby's 2007 short Colony.
@ Lightbox 6:00pm
Nov 26 Liar Liar (1997, USA, D: Tom Shadyac)   Revue Birthday Celebration
Pathological liar Jim Carrey must tell the truth for one whole day.
@ The Revue 6:45pm
Nov 26 Backstreet Boys: Show 'Em What You're Made Of (2015, UK/USA, D: Stephen Kijak)
'90s phenomenons look back 20 years later as they prepare to record a new record. Plus: pre-show cocktails and DJ.
@ Hot Docs 9:00pm
Nov 26 Lady Terminator (1988, Indonesia, D: H. Tut Djalil)   Black Belt Cinema
South Asia gender-flips and folklore-skews its namesake's unstoppable killing machine.. "A true classic in the pantheon of WTF cinema."
@ The Revue 9:30pm
Nov 26 House (1977, Japan, D: Nobuhiko Obayashi)   Midnight Madness Presents
Seven schoolgirls fall victim to an evil house in Obayashi's hallucinatory, psychedelic, absolutely bugfuck horror singularity. Also on the program: Owen Land's short On The Marriage Broker Joke as Cited by Sigmund Freud in Wit and Its Relation to the Unconscious or Can the Avant-Garde Artist Be Wholed?.
@ Lightbox 9:30pm
Nov 26 The Room (2003, USA, D: Tommy Wiseau)
The infamy. Bring spoons!
@ Carlton 10:00pm
Nov 27 The Queen (2006, UK, D: Stephen Frears)   High Tea Cinema
Helen Mirren IS Her Majesty. Plus: tea and scones!
@ The Fox 12:45pm
Nov 27 The 48 Hour Film Project: Best Of Screening
Two days to make a movie, a couple of hours to showcase the best.
@ Hot Docs 2:30pm
Nov 27 Underground (1928, UK, D: Anthony Asquith)   Silent Revue
A love triangle plays out on the trains running through the London Underground.
@ The Revue 4:00pm
Nov 27 The Palm Beach Story (1942, USA, D: Preston Sturges)
Joel McCrea pursues his ex, who has decided that a quickie divorce and a speedy marriage will enable her to fund his dreams.
@ Lightbox 6:30pm
Nov 27 Risky Business (1983, USA, D: Paul Brickman)   Destination Love
Chicago romance I. Tom Cruise turns his parents' vacation into a business opportunity.
@ The Revue 6:45pm
Nov 27 A House Made Of Splinters (2022, Denmark/Ukraine/Sweden, D: Simon Lereng Wilmont)   The Hottest Docs
Social workers care for kids near the frontline of the war in Ukraine.
@ Hot Docs 7:00pm
Nov 27 City Slickers (1991, USA, D: Ron Underwood)   Revue Birthday Celebration
Old friends soothe their mid-life crises by playing cowboy.
@ The Revue 9:30pm
Nov 28 Desert Hearts (1985, USA, D: Donna Deitch)   Leaving Home
A professor waiting for a quickie divorce falls for a Nevada casino worker. A lesbian romance classic. Restored!
@ The Paradise 6:00pm
Nov 28 Love Jones (1997, USA, D: Theodore Witcher)   Destination Love
Chicago romance II. Talented young African Americans navigate the murky waters of love and sex.
@ The Revue 6:45pm
Nov 28 Paris, Texas (1984, USA, D: Wim Wenders)   Leaving Home
Drifter Harry Dean Stanton attempts to re-integrate himself into society and reconnect with his family.
@ The Paradise 8:30pm
Nov 28 Gridlock'd (1997, USA, D: Vondie Curtis-Hall)
Tupac Shakur and Tim Roth run into all manner of obstacles when they try to kick their drug habit.
@ The Revue 9:30pm
Nov 29
Nov 30
Navalny (2022, USA, D: Daniel Roher)   The Hottest Docs
Russian political reformer Alexei Navalny attempts to get to the bottom of his attempted assassination by poison.
@ Hot Docs
Nov 29 Grethe Meyer: The Queen Of Danish Design (2022, Denmark, D: Isabel Bernadette Brammer & Vibeke Muasya)    Free!
Danish ceramic designer Grethe Meyer's independence and knack for analysis leads her to create work that continues to live today. Presented by The Canadian Society for Decorative Arts.
@ Hot Docs 6:30pm
Nov 29 My Best Friend's Wedding (1997, USA, D: PJ Hogan)   Destination Love
Chicago romance III. A woman tries to put a stop to her best friend's wedding when she realizes she's in love with him.
@ The Revue 6:45pm
Nov 29 Conan The Barbarian (1982, USA, D: John Milius)
"Crush your enemies. See them driven before you. Hear the lamentations of their women." Schwarzenegger brings Robert E. Howard's Crom-worshipping barbarian to over-muscled life. Plus: a live performance by barbarian band Thunder Glove.
@ The Revue 9:30pm
Nov 30 Sambizanga (1972, Angola/France, D: Sarah Maldoror)
A woman searches her country's jails for her missing freedom fighter husband.
@ Lightbox 6:30pm
Nov 30 High Fidelity (2000, UK/USA, D: Stephen Frears)   Destination Love
Chicago romance IV. Record store owner John Cusack deals with his troubled store and the end of his current relationship.
@ The Revue 6:45pm
Nov 30 Eternal Spring (2022, Canada, D: Jason Loftus)   The Hottest Docs
Falun Gong practitioners resist oppression by the Chinese government. Winner of the audience award at Hot Docs 2022 and Canada's selection for Oscar submission.
@ Hot Docs 7:00pm
Nov 30 Moneyball (2011, USA, D: Bennett Miller)
Billy Beane leades his Oakland A's to baseball success through the power of statistics. Introduced by pop culture critic Elamin Abdelmahmoud and CBC's Tom Power.
@ Lightbox 7:00pm
Nov 30 Solomon King (1974, USA, D: Jack Bomay & Sal Watts)   Stompbox
An ex-CIA agent goes on a vengeance quest fueled by funk and fashion. Restored and resurrected!
@ The Revue 9:30pm
Dec 1 Descendant (2022, USA, D: Margaret Brown)   The Hottest Docs
Descendants of the last slave ship to arrive in Alabama wrestle with family histories and news of the discovery of the ship's ruins.
@ Hot Docs 4:00pm
Dec 1 Buddies (1985, USA, D: Arthur J. Bressan Jr.)
A gay man takes on the role of visiting buddy to another dying of AIDS. Restored! Intro by John Greyson.
@ Lightbox 6:00pm
Dec 1 B*A*P*S (1997, USA, D: Robert Townsend)   Boosie Fade Film Club
A pair of Southern girls become L.A.-living Black American Princesses. 35mm!
@ Lightbox 6:30pm
Dec 1 Little Women (1994, USA, D: Gillian Armstrong)   We Really Like Her
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 Revue 6:45pm
Dec 1
Dec 4
Harvest Time (2022/1971, USA, D: Bernard Shakey)
Follow Neil Young from his California barn to London and to Nashville as he crafts and performs the songs that would appear on his immortal album Harvest.
@ The Fox
Dec 1
Dec 4
All That Breathes (2022, UK/India/USA, D: Shaunak Sen)   The Hottest Docs
New Delhi brothers care for wounded birds as unrest escalates around them.
@ Hot Docs
Dec 1 Christmas Evil (1980, USA, D: Lewis Jackson)   Nightmare Alley
Psycho Santa gives the naughty more than just coal.
@ The Revue 9:30pm

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