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Retrospectives, Programmes & Festivals
Jul 18 - 21
 
Female Eye @ Lightbox
Another gaze.
 
Jul 19 - 20
 
BE Fest @ The Paradise
Bleeding Edge celebrates two years of bringing vital independent cinema to Toronto with a week-long program of new work. This week:
Bleeding Edge Shorts -- Jul 19, 6:30pm
The Becomers (2023, USA, D: Zach Clark) -- Jul 19, 9:00pm
Berman's March (2023, USA, D: Joshua Pikovsky & Jordan Tetewsky) -- Jul 20, 6:30pm
The Pee Pee Poo Poo Man (2024, Canada, D: Braden Sitter Sr.) -- Jul 20, 9:00pm
 
Until
Jul 21
Italian Contemporary Film Festival/Lavazza Inclucity Festival @ Distillery District
Italian cinema returns to Toronto along with a selection of films from over 20 other countries. .
 
Until
Jul 30
Edward Yang's Taipei Stories @ Lightbox
Yang chronicles human relations in the rapidly changing city of Taipei. This week:
A Brighter Summer Day (1991, Taiwan, D: Edward Yang) -- Jul 20, 1:30pm
Yi Yi (2000, Taiwan, D: Edward Yang) 35mm -- Jul 21, 2:00pm
Mahjong (1996, Taiwan, D: Edward Yang) w/ Shelly Kraicer -- Jul 24, 6:30pm
 
Until
Jul 31
Women In Action @ Lightbox
Ladies kick ass. This week:
Stuntwomen: The Untold Hollywood Story (2020, USA, D: April Wright) + panel discussion -- Jul 18, 6:30pm
Lady Snowblood (1973, Japan, D: Toshiya Fujita) -- Jul 19, 6:30pm
Mad Max: Fury Road (2015, USA/Australia, D: George Miller) 3D -- Jul 20, 6:30pm
Charlie's Angels (2000, USA, D: McG) 35mm -- Jul 21, 6:30pm
Coffy (1973, USA, D: Jack Hill) + series programmers -- Jul 23, 5:45pm
Prey (2022, USA, D: Dan Trachtenberg) + Amber Mudthunder virtual Q&A -- Jul 25, 6:30pm
Mulan (1998, USA, D: Tont Bancroft & Barry Cook) -- Jul 28, 1:00pm
Alien (1979, UK/USA, D: Ridley Scott) -- Jul 28, 6:30pm
 
One-Offs And Short Runs
Jul 18 Mildred Pierce (1945, USA, D: Michael Curtiz)
"Alligators have the right idea. They eat their young." Self-made woman Joan Crawford is seen as an embarrassment by her stuck-up, self-obsessed daughter. Plus: Crawford's home movies narrated by Crawford's grandson Casey Lalonde.
 
@ The Fox 7:00pm
Jul 18 Meditations On Home
Expanding North resident Niya Ahmed Abdullahi presents a work-in-progress and three other films on the the theme of home.
 
@ L.I.F.T. 7:00pm
Jul 18 Defending Your Life (1991, USA, D: Albert Brooks)
Newly deceased souls make their case for continued existence. Presented by COVID-era film series Masked at the Movies. Respirator masks are mandatory. Free masks will be available.
 
@ Innis Town Hall 7:30pm
Jul 18 Star Wars: Episode VI - Return Of The Jedi (1983, USA, D: Richard Marquand)
Rebel forces rescue the captured Han Solo and begin plans to prevent the arming of a second Death Star.
 
@ The Revue 7:30pm
Jul 18 Shrek (2001, USA, D: Andrew Adamson & Vicky Jenson)
A flatulent Scots ogre falls for the princess he's agreed to rescue. Outdoors!
 
@ Evergreen Brickworks 7:30pm
Jul 18
Jul 19
 
Rest And Relax (2024, Canada, D: Dylan Gamble & Sook-Yin Lee)
Life under late capitalism is explored in this quartet of odd tales. Plus: a mystery live performance, q&a and deep space karaoke.
 
@ Eyesore Cinema
 
8:00pm
8:00pm
Jul 18 Chungking Express (1994, Hong Kong, D: Wong Kar-Wai)   T.O. Picture Show
As Hong Kong is transformed into "a woozy array of sublime neons and entropic slow-motion", cop Takeshi Kaneshiro professionally pursues criminal Brigitte Lin and cop Tony Leung is romantically pursued by noodle-seller Faye Wong. Plus: shorts A Hundred Joys and She Stoops To Conquer. Outdoors!
 
@ Corktown Common 9:00pm
Jul 19
- Jul 25
 
The Lion King (1994, USA, D: Roger Allers & Rob Minkoff)
Lion cub Simba finds himself in danger when his villainous uncle makes a play for the jungle throne. 30th anniversary! At Carlton and Elgin Mills.
 
@ Imagine Cinemas
Jul 19
- Jul 25
 
The Lion King (1994, USA, D: Roger Allers & Rob Minkoff)
Lion cub Simba finds himself in danger when his villainous uncle makes a play for the jungle throne. 30th anniversary! At Yonge & Dundas, Eglinton Town Centre, Richmond Hill and Winston Churchill.
 
@ Cineplex
Jul 19
- Jul 25
 
Barbie (2023, USA, D: Greta Gerwig)
A beloved children's toy's newly dark thoughts send her on a quest to the real world. At Yonge & Dundas, Eglinton Town Centre, Vaughan and Winston Churchill.
 
@ Cineplex
Jul 19
- Jul 25
 
Oppenheimer (2023, USA/UK, D: Christopher Nolan)
J. Robert Oppenheimer leads the way for America in the race to create the atomic bomb. At Yonge & Dundas, Eglinton Town Centre, Vaughan and Winston Churchill.
 
@ Cineplex
Jul 19
- Jul 25
 
Paprika (2006, Japan, D: Satoshi Kon)
A thief uses a stolen machine to make people experience their own dreams while they are still awake.
 
@ Carlton
Jul 19
- Jul 25
 
Suzume (2022, Japan, D: Makoto Shinkai)
A teen girl is enlisted to help close dimensional portals that are causing disasters in Japan.
 
@ Carlton
Jul 19
- Jul 25
 
Repo Man (1984, USA, D: Alex Cox)
Punk rocker Emilio Estevez learns the ropes of the repossession trade.
 
@ Carlton
Jul 19 Jaws 2 (1978, USA, D: Jeannot Szwarc)   (Not-So) Terrible Twos
New shark attacks plague a community trying to heal from the last go around.
 
@ The Revue 6:45pm
Jul 19 Kung Fu Panda 4 (2024, USA, D: Mike Mitchell)
As martial arts panda Po searches for a replacement Dragon Warrior, a shapeshifter seemingly resurrects villains from his past battles.
 
@ Downsview Park 9:00pm
Jul 19 Battlefield Earth (2000, USA, D: Roger Christian)   Always On Film
A man leads a beaten-down human population to revolt against their alien overlords. 35mm!
 
@ The Kingsway 9:15pm
Jul 19 Bring Me The Head Of Alfredo Garcia (1974, USA/Mexico, D: Sam Peckinpah)   Neon Dreams
Warren Oates travels dangerous terrain to collect a bounty on a severed head. 35mm!
 
@ The Revue 9:30pm
Jul 19
Jul 25
 
Lair Of The White Worm (1988, UK, D: Ken Russell)
Lord of the manor Hugh Grant and visiting archaeology student Peter Capaldi take on snake-god-worshipping Amanda Donohoe.
 
@ The Fox
 
9:30pm
9:30pm
Jul 20 The Iron Giant (1999, USA, D: Brad Bird)   Family Favourites
A boy befriends a giant robot as government agents try to ferret out its location. "Sooooperman ..."
 
@ Cineplex
Jul 20 The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms (1953, USA, D: Eugene Lourie)
Atomic testing wakes a monstrous dinosaur. 16mm!
 
@ The Revue 6:30pm
Jul 20 Savage Beach (1989, USA, D: Andy Sidaris)
Savage Sisters (1974, Philippines/USA, D: Eddie Romero)
Female-fronted action times two via Liam's Double Trouble. 1) DEA agents stumble upon a motley crew of treasure hunters. 2) Revolutionaries, bandits and cops all want to get their hands on a corrupt general's stash.
 
@ Eyesore Cinema 7:00pm
Jul 20 Many Ways
Arists survey the lines between the natural and the digital. Part of this year's Vector Festival.
 
@ Charles St. Video 8:00pm
Jul 20 Stalker (1979, USSR, D: Andrei Tarkovsky)
A writer and a scientist are guided through the reality-bending Zone in search of a room that grants wishes.
 
@ The Revue 9:00pm
Jul 21 When Strangers Marry (1944, USA, D: William Castle)   TFS
Woman In Hiding (1950, USA, D: Michael Gordon)
Dangerous husbands! 1. A small-town girl fears her big city husband is a murderer. 2. Heiress Ida Lupino is troubled the the possibly sinister motives of her new husband.
 
@ The Paradise 2:30pm
Jul 21 The Rose (1979, USA, D: Mark Rydell)
A female rock star's mental health disintegrates on the road.
 
@ The Revue 3:30pm
Jul 21 The Young Girls Of Rochefort (1967, France, D: Jacques Demy)
Small town sisters embark upon a quest for romance in Demy's beloved musical.
 
@ The Fox 3:40pm
Jul 21 Son Of Rambow (2007, UK, D: Garth Jennings)
British schoolboys on summer break join forces to make a film inspired by the Sylvester Stallone hit.
 
@ The Revue 6:45pm
Jul 21 Someone Lives Here (2023, Canada, D: Zack Russell)   T.O. Picture Show
A carpenter's tussle with city hall over building tiny shelters for the city's homeless reveals the city's priorities with regards to those falling by the wayside. Plus: shorts The Repair Shop and Mathilde and the Love Room. Outdoors!
 
@ Christie Pits 9:00pm
Jul 22 A Hard Day's Night (1964, UK, D: Richard Lester)
From the opening chord to the closing concert, The Fab Four live a madcap life of witticisms, pranks and being chased by screaming teen girls.
 
@ The Revue 7:00pm
Jul 22 Coal Miner's Daughter (1980, USA, D: Michael Apted)   The Summer Sessions
Country music takes poor young Loretta Lynn out of the Kentucky hills and into Nashville superstardom.
 
@ The Paradise 7:00pm
Jul 23 Jiro Dreams Of Sushi (2011, USA, D: David Gelb)
Highly rated sushi chef Jiro Ono and his apprentice son preside over their small but beloved restaurant.
 
@ Japan Foundation 6:00pm
Jul 23 Godzilla Vs. Mechagodzilla (1974, Japan, D: Jun Fukuda)
A rampaging Godzilla is revealed to be the monster's robot double!
 
@ The Revue 7:00pm
Jul 23 Open Screening
A selection of new films, experiments, found footage and works in progress.
 
@ L.I.F.T. 7:00pm
Jul 23 Clueless (1995, USA, D: Amy Heckerling)   Free Flicks    Free!
Jane Austen's Emma is filtered through the Beverly Hills high school experience. Outdoors!
 
@ Harbourfront 8:30pm
Jul 24 Fertile Memory (1981, Germany/Palestine/Netherlands/Belgium, D: Michel Khleifi)   re:assemblage collective    Free!
Two Palestinian women - one divorced, one widowed - react differently to their feelings of being trapped in a situation beyond their control. At the 918 Bathurst Cultural Centre.
 
7:00pm
Jul 24 The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999, USA, D: Anthony Minghella)   Heat Wave
Con man Ripley attempts to take over the life of the wealthy young man he has been charged with bringing back to America.
 
@ The Revue 7:30pm
Jul 24 Crooklyn (1994, USA, D: Spike Lee)   Under The Stars
Kids grow up at the mercy of their struggling musician father and bread-winning mother in pre-gentrification Brooklyn. Outdoors!
 
@ Regent Park 9:00pm
Jul 25 Perfect Days (2023, Japan/Germany, D: Wim Wenders)
A man finds simple pleasure in music, books, work and dreams, but seldom in people.
 
@ JCCC 7:00pm
Jul 25 Death Of A Cheerleader (1994, USA, D: William A. Graham)   Hold Up!
A cheerleader murder whodunnit.
 
@ The Revue 7:00pm
Jul 25 Open Vault Film Festival
New shorts.
 
@ Eyesore Cinema 8:00pm
Jul 25 Inside Man (2006, USA, D: Spike Lee)   T.O. Picture Show
Policeman Denzel Washington attempts to defuse criminal Clive Owen's hostage situation. Plus: short Closing Dynasty. Outdoors!
 
@ Corktown Common 9:00pm
Jul 25 Breathless (1983, USA, D: Jim McBride)
America refashions Godard with rockabilly, sex and Richard Gere. 16mm.
 
@ The Revue 9:30pm
Jul 26 It Happened One Night (1934, USA, D: Frank Capra)    Free!
Reporter Clark Gable attempts to get an exclusive out of heiress Claudette Colbert.
 
@ Lightbox 6:30pm

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