Innis Town Hall

University of Toronto

Upcoming Events

EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT

In the Innis Cafe: "1001 Nights of Storytelling." Every Friday night since 1978, storytellers and listeners have been gathering in downtown Toronto for an open evening of oral stories. Each Friday night is unique, and everyone is welcome to come and listen, come and tell. Suggested donation: $5. 8pm - 10:30pm. For more information visit www.1001fridays.org

January 2010 Events

 

Tuesday January 5

Ciné-Asie and CINSSU present a screening of The Bird Who Stops in the Air on 35mm as part of the touring Jeon Soo-Il retrospective. Free admission; 7pm start time. Visit here for a full programme and more information.

 

Friday January 8

CINSSU presents a Free Friday Film screening of Octobre, preceded by the short A Chairy Tale and an introduction by Prof. Scott MacKenzie. Free admission; 7pm. For more information visit www.cinssu.ca or "Cinema Studies Student Union" on facebook.

 

Sunday January 10

CERES presents the first full screening of Reconstructing Prokofiev, a major new documentary exploring the complex mind and troubled career of composer Sergei Prokofiev. Its prizewinning Canadian director, Yosif Feyginberg, will introduce the film and lead a discussion after the screening. Free admission; 4pm start time. Visit here or here for more information.

 

Monday January 11

Disney and CINSSU present a free advance screening of When in Rome at 7:30pm. Tickets available through CINSSU; doors open at 6:30pm. For more information visit www.cinssu.ca or "Cinema Studies Student Union" on facebook.

 

Tuesday January 12

The Jackman Humanities Institute and the Cinema Studies Institute present "May I Blow My Bugle Now? My Life in Clips," an illustrated lecture by Guy Maddin on his major influences and favourite films. Free admission; 7pm start time. Visit here for more information.

 

Wednesday January 13

The Jackman Humanities Institute and the Cinema Studies Institute present "Machine Gun Lullabies and Short Sleep," a consideration by Guy Maddin of the short film as an artistic form. Free admission; 7pm start time. Visit here for more information.

 

Thursday January 14

The Jackman Humanities Institute and the Cinema Studies Institute present a screening of My Winnipeg with live narration by Guy Maddin. Free admission; 7pm start time. Visit here for more information.

 

Friday January 15

CINSSU presents a Free Friday Film screening of Brand Upon the Brain! with Guy Maddin in attendance. Free admission; 7pm. For more information visit www.cinssu.ca or "Cinema Studies Student Union" on facebook.

 

Sunday January 17

The Toronto Film Society presents a double bill, starting at 2pm: Always Goodbye (1938, 75 min. Directed by Sidney Lanfield, with Barbara Stanwyck and Herbert Marshall). The harsh realities of life plague a young woman when she is forced to give up her baby. She goes on to a new life and career but a hole still remains in her heart. Stanwyck at her finest in a sensitive and moving performance. Followed by The Lady Gambles (1949, 98 min. Directed by Michael Gordon, with Barbara Stanwyck and Robert Preston). One night at the tables in Vegas, "the Babylon of the Desert," is enough to send a happy woman's life down the spiral of despair to seedy men, degraded addiction, and back alley gambling. No one can beat Barbara at her game. Visit here for more information.

 

Tuesday January 19

The Canadian Journalism Foundation presents a panel discussion on "The Rise of 'Ethnic Media'". Visit here for tickets and more information.

 

Friday January 22

CINSSU presents a Free Friday Film Jackie Chan double bill, featuring Project A2 and Police Story. Free admission; first film at 7pm. For more information visit www.cinssu.ca or "Cinema Studies Student Union" on facebook.

 

Monday January 25

The Toronto Film Society presents a double bill, starting at 7pm: The Night of January 16 (1941, 79 min. Directed by William Clemons, with Robert Preston and Ellen Drew). The tycoon can't explain the missing $20 million to his board and is murdered. The secretary has a "personal" interest and is a suspect. The sailor who just wants to sail off into the sunset has just got to solve it all. Adapted from an Ayn Rand play, this engaging mystery unfurls the evidence in deceptive ways. Followed by Train of Events (1949, 89 min. Directed by S. Cole, C. Crichton, and B. Dearden, with Valerie Hobson and Jack Warner). In this portmanteau of four stories a la Dead of Night, the riveting tales of passengers' lives unfold as a train hurls them towards the different destinies that await them. They all tie together for the gripping finale. Visit here for more information.

 

Tuesday January 26

CINSSU and Warner Bros. present an advance screening of Edge of Darkness. For more information visit www.cinssu.ca or "Cinema Studies Student Union" on facebook.

 

Wednesday January 27

Canadian Friends of Finland present a screening of Letters to Father Jacob, the visually stunning film directed by Klaus Haro which has won Best Film award in three Film Festivals in Europe this year. $10 admission for members; $12 for non-members. 7pm start time. Visit here for tickets and more information.

 

Friday January 29

CINSSU presents a Free Friday Film screening of The Double Life of Veronique. Free admission; 7pm. For more information visit www.cinssu.ca or "Cinema Studies Student Union" on facebook.

 

Friday February 5

CINSSU presents a Free Friday Film screening of Paths of Glory. Free admission; 7pm. For more information visit www.cinssu.ca or "Cinema Studies Student Union" on facebook.

 

February 6-7

The 3rd Annual Toronto-Romanian Film Festival will explore the intricacies, modes, and relational realities of adaptation, as they manifest themselves socially, politically, and economically. Visit here for screening schedule and more information.

 

Monday February 8

The Toronto Film Society presents a double bill, starting at 7pm: King Solomon's Mines (1937, 80 min. Directed by Robert Stephenson, with Paul Robeson and Cedric Hardwicke). The majestic Robeson as the mysterious native guide fills the screen with his star quality in the first and best screen version of the adventures of Allan Quatermain and the lost diamond mines. Followed by Seven Angry Men (1952, 90 min. Directed by Charles Marquis Warren, with Raymond Massey and Jeffrey Hunter). The abolition movement in 19th century Kansas turns violent at the hands of fanatic John Brown and sons.  Massey's vivid and committed portrayal captures the intensity of Brown's soul. Visit here for more information.

 

Tuesday February 9

Innis College alumnus Lesra Martin, author of The Power of a Promise, will give a presentation, followed by a Q&A and signing, starting at 6:30pm. Admission proceeds will be donated to Doctors Without Borders Emergency Relief Fund: $3 for students; $5 for alumni and friends. Reserve your spot by emailing rsvp [DOT] innis [AT] utoronto [DOT] ca or phone 416-978-3424.

 

Thursday February 11

"Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Ukrainian Cinema Since Independence" is a screening and lecture series focusing on Ukrainian cinema as it tries to shake off the crippling legacy of the Soviet past and adapt to today's fast-moving reality. Taras Bulba screens at 7pm, followed by a panel discussion. Free admission; the film will be shown in its Russian language version with English subtitles. Visit here for more information.

 

Friday February 12

CINSSU presents a Free Friday Film screening of Days of Heaven. Free admission; 7pm. For more information visit www.cinssu.ca or "Cinema Studies Student Union" on facebook.

 

Saturday February 13

The Toronto Nepali Film Festival (TNFF) is proud to announce a programme of ten extraordinary films from around the world that highlight the dramatic political and social developments in contemporary Nepal. Screening schedule:
12:00 to 3:40, Session A: $15
4:15 to 8:00, Session B: $20
Full Day Package: $30
Visit www.tnff.ca for more information.

 

Sunday February 14

The Toronto Film Society presents a double bill, starting at 2pm: One Night of Love (1934, 84 min. Directed by Victor Schertzinger, with Grace Moore and Tullio Carminati). A young opera diva and her over-demanding mentor/teacher develop a rocky relationship that may tip into hate or love.  Dazzling excerpts from Carmen and Madame Butterfly by the great Metropolitan opera star elevate this into a musical masterpiece. Followed by The Cat and the Fiddle (1934, 90 min. Directed by William K. Howard, with Jeanette MacDonald and Ramon Novarro). A visually inventive screen version of the Kern and Hammerstein operetta.  An aspiring singer is waylaid in her love for a temperamental composer by her big break. Visit here for more information.

 

Tuesday February 16

The Canadian Journalism Foundation presents a panel discussion on "Defending Against Libel and Contempt: Supreme Court Cases and their Impact on Journalism". Visit here for tickets and more information.

 

Friday February 19

CINSSU presents a Free Friday Film triple bill screening of The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai, Dark Star, and Fritz the Cat. Free admission; first film at 7pm. For more information visit www.cinssu.ca or "Cinema Studies Student Union" on facebook.

 

Tuesday February 23

"Harsh Light: Queer Stage-to-Screen Adaptations in Québec and Canada" is a Tuesday screening and lecture series presented by Graduate Centre for Study of Drama Sexual Diversity Studies (University of Toronto). Il était une fois dans l’est, a pioneering work of queer Québec cinema from 1974, screens at 6pm in a rare 35mm print donated by the Cinémathèque québécoise. At 8pm, Cinema Studies co-presents a talk by Thomas Waugh (Concordia University), called "Acting Up, Acting Out: Staging & Screening Queer Canada." Visit here for more information.

 

Wednesday February 24

The University of Toronto's Sustainability Office and WWF Canada present a screening of Manufactured Landscapes, followed by a discussion with WWF conservation specialist Steven Price. Free admission; 7pm start time. Visit here for more information.

 

February 26-28

The University of Toronto's Asian Institute presents Taiwan Cinema: Yesterday & Today, a series of film screenings and lectures. Visit here to purchase tickets, view the complete schedule, and find more information.

 

Friday February 26

2pm. Stephanie Savage, co-creator and executive producer of Gossip Girl and Innis College alumna, will be speaking in room 222 of the college. RSVP by February 25 to gradcinema [DOT] studies [AT] utoronto [DOT] ca.

9:30pm. CINSSU presents a Free Friday Film screening of Happiness. Free admission. For more information visit www.cinssu.ca or "Cinema Studies Student Union" on facebook.

 

March/April 2010 Events

 

Monday March 1

The Toronto Film Society presents a double bill, starting at 7pm: Night After Night (1932, 70 min. Directed by Archie Mayo, with Mae West and George Raft). Say hello to the sex goddess of the 20th century in her first film. By the time she hit Hollywood, Mae had long acquired a notorious reputation that no one since has equalled. Only Mae could deliver a line like, “Goodness had nothing to do with it.” Followed by Sextette (1978, 91 min. Directed by Ken Hughes, with Mae West, Timothy Dalton, George Hamilton, Ringo Starr, and George Raft). What can one say about Mae’s last star turn at 86 years? She lived her life her way and laughed at those who didn’t get it. Tongue firmly in cheek, rarely seen and much maligned, this film deserves better. Say goodbye to the icon. Visit here for more information.

 

Tuesday March 2

CINSSU presents an academic seminar on Caligula at 7pm. Join CINSSU (the Cinema Studies Student Union), the HSA (the History Students' Association) and the ACS (Association of Classics Students) for a look into one of the 20th century's most scandalous and wildly divisive films. The screening of the film will follow an interdisciplinary panel of professors speaking on the subject of both the film and the historical figure of Caligula himself. For more information visit www.cinssu.ca or "Cinema Studies Student Union" on facebook.

 

Thursday March 4

CINSSU presents a screening of the Oscar-nominated documentary The Cove at 7pm, with an introduction and Q&A by Leah Lemieux, author of Rekindling the Waters. Free admission, with a suggested $5 donation at the door. For more information visit www.cinssu.ca or "Cinema Studies Student Union" on facebook.

 

March 5-7

The 7th annual World of Comedy Film Festival brings you a feast of comedy films from around the world showcasing the best of the genre from both Canadian and international filmmakers, including classic comedy favourites. Visit here for a full schedule and more information.

 

Sunday March 7

Innis Town Hall presents the Academy Awards screening for free in high definition. Cast your "pick the winners" ballot for a chance to win a Hot Docs festival pass and other great prizes. Popcorn will be provided. Doors open at 6pm for the pre-show and the awards ceremony starts at 8pm.

 

Thursday March 11

Allied Marketing, MGM, and United Artists present a screening of Hot Tub Time Machine at 7:30pm. There will be a rush line for those without passes.

 

Friday March 12

CINSSU presents a Free Friday Film screening of Bound for Glory. Free admission; 7pm. For more information visit www.cinssu.ca or "Cinema Studies Student Union" on facebook.

 

Sunday March 14

The Toronto Film Society presents a double bill, starting at 2pm: Song o’ My Heart (1930, 80 min. Directed by Frank Borzage, with John McCormack and Maureen O'Sullivan). One of the best known, but now forgotten, singers of the early 20th century stars in the pre-code story of a teacher who takes in the children of his long lost love. Stunning unbroken concert sequence highlights this unique chance to see the screen debut of a rising star and the setting of a silent era great. Followed by Luck of the Irish (1948, 99 min. Directed by Henry Koster, with Tyrone Power, Anne Baxter, and Lee J. Cobb). A dapper reporter is followed back to New York from Ireland by a leprechaun on a mission. Rare early tinted print showcases one of the most charming and whimsical comedies on record. Oscar nominated. Visit here for more information.

 

Tuesday March 16

The Canadian Journalism Foundation presents another in their series of forums. Visit here for more information.

 

March 18-21

The 7th annual Toronto Japanese Short Film Festival takes place. Visit here for film, schedule, and ticket information.

 

Monday March 22

Alliance and CINSSU present a special advance screening of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo at 7:30pm. For more information visit www.cinssu.ca or "Cinema Studies Student Union" on facebook.

 

Tuesday March 23

CINSSU presents Cinema Sessions, a chance to hear Cinema graduates discuss what you can do with a Cinema Studies degree. Participants include Jocelyn Geddie (Programme Administration Assistant, Bell Lightbox, Toronto International Film Festival), Daniel Demois (co-owner of Fox Theatres), Rad Simonpillai (writer at NOW and POV Magazine), Maureen McGoey (Production Manager, Hot Docs Film Festival), Ron Koperdraad (Theatre Operations Manager, Hot Docs), and Wilson Cameron (Assistant VFX Producer, Mr. X Inc). A reception, including food and cash bar, will also take place, in the Innis Cafe. 6:30pm start time. For more information visit www.cinssu.ca or "Cinema Studies Student Union" on facebook.

 

Wednesday March 24

The University of Toronto's Centre for Jewish Studies presents the J. Richard and Dorothy Shiff Chair Lecture. Professor David Novak will speak on the topic of "Is There a Philosophical Warrant for a Jewish State in Israel?" at 7pm. Visit here for more information.

 

Thursday March 25

The Innis Herald and CINSSU presents free screenings of Jean-Luc Godard's Pierrot le fou and Notre musique, starting at 7pm. For more information visit www.cinssu.ca or "Cinema Studies Student Union" on facebook.

 

March 26-27

"Can You Digit?", the 2010 Cinema Studies Graduate Colloquium, takes place Friday, March 26, at 1pm in Town Hall, with keynote speaker Prof. Caitlin Fisher, and Saturday, March 27, at 1:30pm in Innis College room 222, followed by a screening of Gamer at 7:30pm. Visit here for more information.

 

Friday March 26

CINSSU presents a Free Friday Film screening of Les chansons d'amour (a.k.a. Love Songs). Free admission; 7pm. For more information visit www.cinssu.ca or "Cinema Studies Student Union" on facebook.

 

Saturday March 27

The South Asian Studies Students Association and CINSSU present a screening of 1999 at 3pm. Free admission. For more information visit www.cinssu.ca or "Cinema Studies Student Union" on facebook.

 

Friday April 2

CINSSU presents a Free Friday Film screening of World's Greatest Dad, followed by a screening of Days of Heaven on blu-ray. Free admission; 7pm. For more information visit www.cinssu.ca or "Cinema Studies Student Union" on facebook.

 

April 6, 8, and 9

The Images Festival presents a series of screenings and live events as part of its 23rd annual festival. Visit here for complete listings and more information.

 

Sunday April 11

The Polish-Jewish Heritage Foundation presents a screening of Po-Lin: The Slivers of Memory, followed by a discussion moderated by Prof. Piotr Wróbel, starting at 2:30pm. Suggested donation: members and students $5; others $8. Visit here for more information.

 

Monday April 12

The Toronto Film Society presents a double bill, starting at 7:30pm: The Fleet's In (1942, 93 min. Directed by Victor Schwertzinger, with Dorothy Lamour, William Holden, and Jimmy Dorsey). A shy sailor finds his inner sea wolf when he meets a famous singer.  Jimmy Dorsey's band sets a toe-tapping pace as the boys in blue paint the town red.  Strike up the band, bring on the fun...get ready girls, come on the run! Followed by The Thrill of Brazil (1946, 91 min. Directed by S. Sylvan Simon, with Evelyn Keyes, Keenan Wynn, and Ann Miller). A wonderful retelling of His Girl Friday as a lively nightclub musical complete with spectacular song and dance numbers.  Add some witty verbal sparring and you have a great triangle of love, laughter and fun. Visit here for more information.

 

April 13 and 15

The first Toronto Silent Film Festival takes place, returning you to a time when images truly spoke - on the big screen, as they were meant to be seen, and with live accompaniment, as they were meant to be heard. Visit here for tickets and more information.

 

Wednesdays, April 14-May 19

The Academy for Lifelong Learning presents their series of spring talks each Wednesday morning. Coffee at 9:45am followed by speaker at 10:20am; $6 for non-members. Visit here for more information.

 

Saturday April 17

The second annual Inside Out Screen-A-Thon takes place. Get your friends, family, and co-workers to pledge you to suffer through an afternoon of over-the-top diva classics in support of Inside Out and the Toronto LGBT Film and Video Festival. Visit here for more information.

 

Sunday April 18

The Toronto Film Society presents a double bill, starting at 2pm: The Upturned Glass (1947, 89 min. Directed by Lawrence Huntington, with James Mason, Pamela Kellino, and Rosamund John). Relentless tension follows the footsteps of a surgeon as he searches for the killer of his last mistress only to face a moral dilemma.  Do we do the right thing because it is right or for personal gain?  Superior British noir served through a lens darkly. Followed by The House by River (1950, 84 min. Directed by Fritz Lang, with Louis Hayward, Jane Wyatt, and Lee Bowman). Afailed screenwriter's cold heart is capable of anything after he murders a woman, including implicating his own brother and capitalizing on his newfound fame.  This forgotten gem from the master of light and shadow will chill you to the bone. Visit here for more information.

 

Tuesday April 20

The Canadian Journalism Foundation presents a panel discussion on "Arts Journalism: Staying Critical in the Digital Age." From the cultural giants of the past to the celebrity culture of today, arts criticism and literary journalism have changed substantially. Mainstream media cutbacks and the proliferation of blogging means everyone is a critic. Can the web save arts journalism? Visit here for tickets and more information.

 

Friday April 23

The Organization of Latin American Students presents the 5th annual charity concert, Sounds of Solidarity: Edición Perú, bringing you a night of live Latin American music, dance, and folklore. Contact 647.271.9324 or olas [DOT] stgeorge [AT] utoronto [DOT] ca or visit here for more information.

 

Saturday April 24

Sponsored by Hart House Good Ideas Fund and OLAS, the Latin American Student Film Festival will feature three Latin American and Caribbean-themed equity films that were created and directed by students in the University of Toronto's Latin American Studies and Equity Studies programs. The goal of this event is to promote Hispanic culture and art through film and to promote awareness of equity issues within the Latin American community to the broader Toronto community. We also want to encourage youth to explore the possibility of pursuing careers in the arts like film. 7:30pm start time. Visit here for more information.

 

Wednesday April 28

Raindance Canada presents their 99 Minute Film School at 6:30pm, a workshop that will run through the basic essentials you will need to create a film and to create a plan to launch your career. Visit here for registration and more information.

 

Thursday April 29

At 7:30pm, This Is Not a Reading Series celebrates the release of To Cool The Planet: Geoengineering And The Audacious Quest To Fix Earth’s Climate by inviting author Jeff Goodell to discuss his personal conversion from being downright critical to actively championing the controversial field of geo-engineering. Visit here for more information.

 

May/June 2010 Events

April 30 - May 9

Hot Docs, North America's largest documentary festival, takes place, featuring Canadian and international competitive programmes, and much more. Visit here for more information.

 

Thursday May 13

Defence for Children International holds its 11th Annual Lowery Lecture on Child Rights. In the lecture, "The Children of Afghanistan: Protection, Education and the Challenge of Peace," Christopher Alexander will speak to his experience as former Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary General in Afghanistan and former Ambassador of Canada to Afghanistan. Doors open at 6pm; lecture at 7pm, followed by a reception and silent auction. Free admission. Visit here for more information.

 

May 13-16

The Toronto Russian Film Festival, an annual film festival, celebrates and promotes the art of Russian and Russian-language post-Soviet Cinema. Visit here for tickets, schedule, and more information.

 

Saturday May 22

The Asian Heritage Month Film Festival takes place, featuring screenings of Off World by Mateo Guez, Chinese Restaurants by Cheuk Kwan, and others, followed by Q&A's with the filmmakers and programmer Bobby Del Rio from the ReelWorld Film Festival. Free admission; start time 1pm. Visit here for more information.

 

Tuesday May 25

The Canadian Journalism Foundation presents a panel discussion: "Keeping an Eye on Journalism." Is an ombuds still needed these days? Join CBC ombuds Vince Carlin, Toronto Star public editor Kathy English, and National Post assistant managing editor John Racovali, as they answer this question and more. The panel will be moderated by Ryerson journalism professor Jeffrey Dvorkin. 6:30pm start time. Visit here for tickets and more information.

 

Wednesday May 26

The Rotaract and the Rotary Club of Toronto present a screening of Tapped. 7pm start time; $5 admission includes pop corn, with all proceeds going to WASRAG - the Water and Sanitation Rotarian Action Group. Visit here for more information.

 

Saturday May 29

Colin Geddes launches his donation of Asian films to UofT with screenings of Ringo Lam's and Ronnie Yu's 1980s ghost comedies, Esprit d'amour and The Occupant. Free admission; first film at 4pm. Visit here for more information.

 

June 4-6

For 3 days in June at the 13th annual Subtle Technologies Festival, an exciting line up of scientists, artists and designers will journey from around the world to share ideas, science and artworks that explore this year’s theme – Sustainability. Visit here for more information.

 

Saturday June 5

The 6th annual Joe Shuster Awards take place, celebrating Canadian comic book creators. Free admission; 8pm start time. Visit here for more information.

 

Thursday June 10

The Polish-Jewish Heritage Foundation of Canada presents the Canadian premiere of The Peretzniks (Perecowicze), presented by the film's director, Sławomir Grünberg. 7:30pm start time; $8 suggested donation, $5 for PJHF members and students. Visit here for more information.

 

Friday June 11

The Toronto Irish Film Festival presents a gala screening of The Yellow Bittern: The Life and Times of Liam Clancy. 7pm start time; $20 ticket includes admission to reception afterward. Visit here for tickets and more information.

 

Tuesday June 15

The Eye Film Institute Netherlands, in association with UofT and Ryerson, presents "Beyond the Screen," an evening of screenings devoted to the diverse contexts of early film, including scientific and instructional films, films about film stars, and more. $5 admission (free for Domitor members); 8pm start time. Visit here for more information.

 

June 18-19

VanArts is proud to present a Masterclass in Animation & Story Development with instructors Story Artist Matthew Luhn and Animator Andrew Gordon, both from Pixar Animation Studios. Visit here for registration and more info.

 

July/August 2010 Events

Monday July 5

The Toronto Film Society presents a double bill, starting at 7:30pm: Craig's Wife (1936, 75 min. Directed by Dorothy Arzner, with Rosalind Russell and John Boles). A beautiful woman cannot mask her cold heart and manipulative soul fueling her obsessions for status and possessions. This haunting, breakout role for Russell is the best of the three screen versions from George Kelly's Pulitzer Prize-winning play. Followed by The Last of Mrs. Cheyney (1929, 94 min. Directed by Sidney Franklin, with Norma Shearer and Basil Rathbone). The rich, gullible London aristocrat mob is no match for quick-witted jewel thieves prowling around at their society parties. This rare glimpse of the earlier screen version reveals droll pick-up lines within playwright Frederick Londsdale's delightful comedy of manners. Nominated for an Oscar. Visit here for more information.

 

Monday July 12

The Toronto Film Society presents a double bill, starting at 7:30pm: We're Not Dressing (1934, 74 min. Directed by Norman Taurog, with Bing Crosby and Carole Lombard). Oh, what a lovely shipwreck we will have. Stranded on a desert island, sailor Bing uses his cooking and crooning skills to woo a hoity-toity socialite. Throw in an admirable supporting cast including Ethel Merman, Ray Milland and the irrepressible Burns & Allen (as scientists no less) and it's smooth sailing. Revamped from J.M. Barrie's play, The Admirable Crichton. Followed by Twentieth Century (1934, 74 min. Directed by Howard Hawks, with John Barrymore and Carole Lombard). A megalomaniac Broadway producer pulls out all the stops to try to get his discovery back under his control when he runs into her on the Twentieth Century Limited. This seminal screwball comedy set the bar high for all that follows. Barrymore spews "brimstone and honey" as the utterly mad, obnoxious and thoroughly delightful Jaffe, and Lombard emerges as the most beautiful, wackiest comedienne on film. Visit here for more information.

 

July 14-17

The 2nd annual Toronto Youth Shorts Film Festival takes place, showcasing of some of the best cinema this city has to offer made by young adults. Visit here for more information.

 

Monday July 19

The Toronto Film Society presents a double bill, starting at 7:30pm: Dream Girl (1948, 85 min. Directed by Mitchell Leisen, with Betty Hutton and MacDonald Carey). A daydreaming female Walter Mitty meets her match in a tough sports writer who wants her to live her own life. Beautifully adapted for the screen from Elmer Rice's equally delightful play. Followed by My Sister Eileen (1942, 96 min. Directed by Alexander Hall, with Rosalind Russell and Brian Aherne). When two small-town sisters try to take New York by storm, they leave havoc in their wake. A sparkling comedy with a guaranteed priceless ending fully deserves its Oscar nomination. Visit here for more information.

 

Monday July 26

The Toronto Film Society presents a double bill, starting at 7:30pm: Kiss Me Again (1931, 75 min. Directed by William A. Seiter, with Bernice Clair and Edward Everett Horton). From Victor Herbert's hit 1905 Broadway musical Mlle. Modest, this early talkie retains all of the original's charm. This little-seen gem reveals a fine singing voice from a very young Walter Pidgeon. Followed by Bitter Sweet (1940, 94 min. Directed by W.S. Van Dyke, with Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy). Don't miss this rare screening of one of the best MacDonald/Eddy pairings. Lavishly staged with all the glamour of Noel Coward's songs and nominated for two Oscars. Visit here for more information.

 

Thursday July 29

The Canada Eurasia Russia Business Association presents a networking and fundraising event to support flood victims in Yakutia. A silent auction and wine and cheese reception starts at 6pm, with a screening of One War at 7pm. Visit here for registration and more information.

 

Monday August 9

The Toronto Film Society presents a double bill, starting at 7:30pm: Separate Tables (1958, 99 min. Directed by Delbert Mann, with Rita Hayworth and David Niven). An impressive character study of the inner lives of the residents of an off-season seaside hotel when they are forced to examine their feelings following a scandalous revelation. Reworked from Terence Rattigan's pair of short plays, it garnered seven Oscar nominations, including wins for best actor for Niven and best supporting actor for Wendy Hiller. Followed by That Uncertain Feeling (1941, 84 min. Directed by Ernst Lubitsch, with Merle Oberon and Melvyn Douglas). The "Lubitsch Touch" is all over this hilarious tale of a shaky marriage and a wife's infatuation with a temperamental musician. Victor Sardou's whimsical play became an Oscar-nominated film. Visit here for more information.

 

Monday August 16

The Toronto Film Society presents a double bill, starting at 7:30pm: Private Lives (1931, 84 min. Directed by Sidney Franklin, with Norma Shearer and Robert Montgomery). They can't live with each other and they can't live apart. Razor-sharp dialogue dishes up slices of sophisticated wit in a romantic comedy of manners that is easily Noel Coward's funniest play. Followed by The Four Poster (1952, 103 min. Directed by Irving Reis, with Rex Harrison and Lilli Palmer). A fine screen comedy from another hit Broadway play by Jan De Hartog revolves around the relationship a married couple has with their four-poster bed. Enough said. Nominated for an Oscar and a Golden Globe. Visit here for more information.

 

Thursday August 19

CINSSU and Warner Bros. present a special advance screening of Going the Distance at 7pm. For more information visit www.cinssu.ca or "Cinema Studies Student Union" on facebook.

 

Monday August 23

The Toronto Film Society presents a double bill, starting at 7:30pm: One Touch of Venus (1948, 81 min. Directed by William A. Seiter, with Ava Gardner and Robert Walker). A statue of Venus in a department store window suddenly comes to life causing a whirlwind of romances and misunderstandings in her wake. This Broadway musical comedy was an audience hit and retains the lovely Kurt Weill and Ogden Nash score. Followed by Androcles and the Lion (1952, 98 min. Directed by Chester Erskine, with Jean Simmons and Victor Mature). The wit and drollery of George Bernard Shaw's wordsmithing shines through in this stimulating combination of physical comedy and epigrammatic discourse. Visit here for more information.

 

September 2010 Events

 

Friday September 10

CINSSU presents a Free Friday Film screening of The Lost Boys. Free admission; 7pm. For more information visit www.cinssu.ca or "Cinema Studies Student Union" on facebook.

 

Wednesday September 15

The Innis College Urban Studies Program and UofT's Cities Centre, in collaboration with the Canadian Urban Institute and the Toronto Star, present a Toronto mayoral debate, with moderator John Honderich. 7:30pm start time; seating is limited. Visit here for more information.

 

Friday September 17

CINSSU presents a Free Friday Film screening of Mother. Free admission; 7pm. For more information visit www.cinssu.ca or "Cinema Studies Student Union" on facebook.

 

Thursday September 23

UofT's Department of Spanish and Portuguese presents "Gender and Political Violence: A Conversation with Dedé Mirabal." The International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, observed yearly on November 25, was designated by the United Nations to commemorate the death of three of the Mirabal sisters. They were assassinated by the Trujillo regime in the Dominican Republic in 1960. Join us in welcoming Ms. Dedé Mirabal, the surviving sister, who will visit Toronto this September, just over a month before the commemoration of the 49th anniversary of the assassination of her sisters. The event will begin at 7:30pm with a screening of the documentary Codename: Butterflies. Visit here for more information.

 

Friday September 24

3pm. The Brazilian Film & TV Festival of Toronto presents a seminar entitled "Contemporary Brazilian Cinema: From Nelson Pereira dos Santos to Fernando Meirelles," by Dr. Hudson Moura. The goal of this one-day workshop is to understand the national issues and social and cultural contexts that have affected and driven Brazilian cinema for the last sixty years. Free admission; limited seating. Visit here for registration and more information.

7pm. CINSSU presents a Free Friday Film screening of selected NFB shorts. Free admission. For more information visit www.cinssu.ca or "Cinema Studies Student Union" on facebook.

 

Saturday September 25

4:30pm. The Beguiling welcomes author Blake Bell to Toronto to discuss his new book, Fire & Water: Bill Everett, the Sub-Mariner, and the Birth fo Marvel Comics. Also attending the book launch will be Wendy Everett, the daughter of the famed cartoonist. Free admission. Visit here for more information.

7pm. The Beguiling is proud to be partnering with The French Consulate in Toronto and The Alliance Francaise de Toronto to welcome the bestselling French cartoonist Lewis Trondheim to Toronto! Mr Trondheim is one of the most famous and respected cartoonists in the entire world—this is quite possibly a once in a lifetime event. Mr. Trondheim will be giving a drawing presentation and will be interviewed in an event that will primarily take place in English, but will have some small French-language components that will also be translated. Free admission. Visit here for more information.

 

Sunday September 26

The Toronto Film Society presents a double bill, starting at 2pm: Search for Beauty (1934, 78 min. Directed by Erie Kenton, with Buster Crabbe and Toby Wing). One of the sexiest pre-Code films you'll ever see! This fast-paced comedy satirizing the health and fitness business has a trio of con artists luring good-looking Olympic athletes to their scam. You have to see it to believe the liberties on screen. Followed by A Damsel in Distress (1937, 101 min. Directed by George Stevens, with Fred Astaire, Joan Fontaine, and Burns & Allen). Bright Gershwin songs, P.G. Wodehouse's script and London backdrops set the tone for this rarely seen Astaire film. Burns and Allen offer their usual wacky support to the dancing star as he pursues an aristocratic heiress. Oscar win. Visit here for more information.

 

Wednesday September 29

As part of the Mandingue Summit: West African Dance & Drum Festival, two classic African films have been selected to provide audiences with a visible and moving representation of traditional Mandinka culture. Moolaadé screens at 7pm, and Sia, Myth of the Python at 9pm. Doors open at 6:30pm; $3 per film, or both for $5. Visit here for more information.

 

Thursday September 30

A screening of episodes 1 and 2 of The Brotherhood of Leet, plus the world premiere of episode 3, takes place. 7pm doors; 8pm start time. $5 in advance; $10 at the door. Visit here for more information.

 

September 30-October 2

The 5th Annual Indie Can Film Festival – Come see a wide variety of shorts, features, music videos and documentaries made by committed filmmakers from all over the world working outside of mainstream channels of production and distribution. All screenings are FREE; tickets are not required. For more information visit: www.indiecanfilmfestival.com

 

Sunday October 3

The Icelandic Canadian Club of Toronto and Andy Orchard, Provost, Trinity College, are pleased to present "Eruption of Eyjafjallajökull," with Icelandic geologist Kristinn Guðjónsson at 2:30pm. For reservations call 416.946.3346 or email brenda [DOT] duchesne [AT] utoronto [DOT] ca; or call Heather at 647.349.4610 for more information.

 

Monday October 4

The Toronto Film Society presents a double bill, starting at 7:30pm: Going Hollywood (1933, 78 min. Directed by Raoul Walsh, with Marion Davies and Bing Crosby). A liberated schoolteacher follows her heart and a crooner to the bright lights of Hollywood. This early tinsel town spoof also features some fine tunes by Brown and Freed and pokes fun at many early radio stars. Followed by Too Many Girls (1940, 89 min. Directed by George Abbott, with Lucille Ball and Richard Carlson). Lucy plays a headstrong daughter insisting that she go to her father's alma mater. Knowing trouble follows her every move, he hires four protective footballers that may end up dropping the ball with their own distractions. Rodgers and Hart score. Visit here for more information.

 

Wednesday October 6

The Backpack to Briefcase series takes place at 6:30pm, offering Cinema Studies students an opportunity to meet and learn from Cinema Studies alumni as they share experiences and career advice. This session features a discussion and Q&A with Jim Shedden (Project Manager, Publications and Special Projects, AGO), Theresa Scandiffio (Manager, Adult Learning, TIFF), and Sarah Barmak (freelance journalist), moderated by CSI instructor Paul Babiak. A reception will follow. Visit here to RSVP and for more information.

 

Thursday October 7

UofT and the Goethe-Institut Toronto present a free screening of Seeds of Doubt at 7pm. Director Samir Nasr will be present for a Q&A following the film. Visit here for more information.

 

Friday October 8

CINSSU presents a Free Friday Film double bill of Jean Cocteau's Beauty and the Beast and Orpheus. Free admission; first film at 7pm. For more information visit www.cinssu.ca or "Cinema Studies Student Union" on facebook.

 

Saturday October 9

Pleasure Dome is pleased to present the Canadian premiere of Stay the Same Never Change. Written, shot, and directed by Laurel Nakadate, this debut feature film situates itself at the crossroads of visual fact and narrative fiction. 8pm start time; $12/8 members + students. Visit here for more information.

 

Thursday October 21

The Canadian Journalism Foundation presents John Stackhouse, editor-in-chief of the Globe and Mail, in conversation with the CBC's Ira Basen on the topic of "Newspapers -- The Strategic Generation." Presentation at 6:30pm; reception at 8:30. Visit here for registration and more information.

 

Friday October 22

CINSSU presents a Free Friday Film screening of First Spaceship on Venus at 7pm. For more information visit www.cinssu.ca or "Cinema Studies Student Union" on facebook.

 

Saturday October 23

Philippine Advocacy through Arts and Culture presents Ang Bayan Kong Pilipinas, a fundraising concert to support PATAC's programs and the Children's Rehabilitation Centre in the Philippines. 2:30pm start time; $15 admission. Visit here for more information.

 

Sunday October 24

The Toronto Film Society presents a double bill, starting at 2pm: Little Man, What Now? (1934, 91 min. Directed by Frank Borzage, With Douglas Montgomery and Margaret Sullavan). An obscure classic weaves the heartbreaking tale of a young German couple trying to survive in a collapsing Weimar republic and the growing horrors of Hitler. Borzage employs the gorgeous cinematography of his late silent period to create the first of his anti-Nazi films. Very rare print. Followed by Bright Victory (1951, 97 min. Directed by Mark Robson, with Arthur Kennedy and Peggy Dow). Blinded by a sniper, an ex-soldier tries to tough out readjustment to civilian life. Excellent and sensitive performance by Kennedy. Golden Globe winner; two Oscar nominations; Grand Prize at Cannes. Visit here for more information.

 

Tuesday October 26

CINSSU and WB present a special advance screening of Due Date. For more information visit www.cinssu.ca or "Cinema Studies Student Union" on facebook.

 

Thursday October 28

UofT's Centre for the Study of the United States, Cinema Studies Institute, and Department of History present a screening of John Walker's Passage, followed by a roundtable discussion. Doors open at 6:30pm; 7pm start time. Visit here for more information.

 

Friday October 29

CINSSU presents a Free Friday Film screening of Shivers at 7pm. For more information visit www.cinssu.ca or "Cinema Studies Student Union" on facebook.

November/December 2010 Events

 

November 2-7

The tenth annual Diaspora Film Festival takes place, providing Toronto audiences with an opportunity to experience the cultural mosaic of the present world through the medium of cinema. Visit here for more information.

 

Friday November 5

CINSSU presents a Free Friday Film screening of The Purple Rose of Cairo  at 7pm. For more information visit www.cinssu.ca or "Cinema Studies Student Union" on facebook.

 

November 10 to 14

The Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival takes place, providing a unique showcase of contemporary Asian cinema and work from the Asian diaspora. Visit here for more information.

 

Friday November 12

CINSSU presents a Free Friday Film screening of Mansfield Park at 7pm. For more information visit www.cinssu.ca or "Cinema Studies Student Union" on facebook.

 

Monday November 15

The Toronto Film Society presents a double bill, starting at 7:30pm: Thieves' Highway (1949, 94 min. Directed by Jules Dassin, with Richard Conte and Valentina Cortese). Richly-shaded noir of an edgy returning vet seeking revenge for his father's death at the hands of merciless produce wholesalers. Riveted together by the skilled direction of soon-to-be-blacklisted Dassin, and standout performances of the stars, this is a must-see masterpiece. Followed by Edge of the City (1957, 85 min. Directed by Martin Ritt, with John Cassavettes and Sidney Poitier). The code of silence surrounding the murky, corrupt world of the docks is set up by the blacklisted Ritt (in his directorial debut) to explore the complexities of racial brotherhood and tension. Simultaneously subtle and sharp, this film leaves an impact long after the closing credits. Visit here for more information.

 

Tuesday November 16

The Canadian Journalism Foundation presents Mark Lukasiewicz, the vice president of NBC News Specials and Digital Media, speaking on the topic of "What's Next for Broadcast News?" Visit here for registration and more information.

 

Thursday November 18

The aluCine Toronto Latin Film & Media Arts Festival presents their opening Film Gala. Visit here for more information.

 

Friday November 19

CINSSU presents a Free Friday Film screening of The Limey at 7pm. For more information visit www.cinssu.ca or "Cinema Studies Student Union" on facebook.

 

November 20-21

The Canadian Labour International Film Festival takes place, screening films about workers and the conditions under which they live, work, fight and succeed. Visit here for more information.

 

Monday November 22

The Cinema Studies Institute and the Innis Alumni Network present a free screening of Barney's Version at 6pm sharp, followed by a Q&A with producer Robert Lantos. Visit here for more information.

 

Thursday November 25

"Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Ukrainian Cinema Since Independence" is a screening and lecture series focusing on Ukrainian cinema as it tries to shake off the crippling legacy of the Soviet past and adapt to today's fast-moving reality. A selection of recent works by a younger generation of Ukrainian filmmakers screens at 7pm. Free admission; the films will be shown in their Ukrainian or Russian language version with English subtitles. Visit here for more information.

 

Friday November 26

CINSSU presents a Free Friday Film screening of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom at 7pm. For more information visit www.cinssu.ca or "Cinema Studies Student Union" on facebook.

 

November 27-28

The Canadian Labour International Film Festival continues.

 

Friday December 3

CINSSU presents a Free Friday Film screening of The Story of the Last Chrysanthemum at 7pm. For more information visit www.cinssu.ca or "Cinema Studies Student Union" on facebook.

 

Monday December 6

The Toronto Film Society presents a double bill, starting at 7:30pm: Weekend in Havana (1941, 80 min. Directed by Walter Lang, with Alice Faye, Carmen Miranda, and Cesar Romero). Hot Latin blood jumps in this magical musical comedy. The plot? Who cares. Spend the evening sipping cocktails and dancing the rumba with Alice, Carmen and Cesar in this tropical heat wave of a film. Followed by Springtime in the Rockies (1941, 91 min. Directed by Irving Cummings, with Betty
Grable, John Payne, and Carmen Miranda). The definitive Fox musical adds a Technicolor hit to Grable's gams, Carmen's energy and the Harry James band. Battling Broadway stars duel it out amongst the Canadian Rockies. One of the most enjoyable movies you'll see all year. Visit here for more information.

 

Sunday December 12

The Toronto Film Society presents a double bill, starting at 2pm: The Lemon Drop Kid (1951, 91 min. Directed by Sidney Lanfield, with Bob Hope, Marilyn Maxwell, and Lloyd Nolan). Bob is hilarious as a racetrack tout who may not be able to dodge the local mob boss after causing the gangster's girl to lose at the races. Given that it's Christmas, maybe he can hide behind some good deeds, posing as a charity fundraiser. Debut of the hit song "Silver Bells." Followed by The Man Who Lost Himself (1941, 71 min. Directed by Edward Ludwig, with Nils Asther, Brian Aherne, and Kay Francis). What's a guy to do when he steps into the shoes of his look-a-like? Why--take over his life, and his wife, think of that!? This neatly packaged farce combines snappy direction and fine performances. Visit here for more information.

 

December 13-14

The Goethe-Institut Toronto presents "Beyond the Border: The European Dimension of Film," a screening series and discussion of award-winning films from the Atelier Ludwigsburg-Paris, presented by Jan Schütte. Visit here for more information.

 

January / February Events 2011

January 13

The Innis College Alumni Network presents a free talk, Q&A, and book signing with Tom Rachman, author of the acclaimed and Giller longlisted debut novel The Imperfectionists. Registration at 7:30pm; event begins at 8. Please rsvp to rsvp [DOT] innis [AT] utoronto [DOT] ca by January 11. Visit here for more information.

 

January 14

CINSSU presents a Free Friday Film screening of BAADASSSSS! at 7pm. For more information visit www.cinssu.ca or "Cinema Studies Student Union" on facebook.

 

January 17

The Toronto Film Society presents a double bill, starting at 7:30pm: Way Out West(1937, 65 mins. Director: James W. Horne. With Laurel and Hardy, James Finlayson.)A bona-fide comedy masterpiece from filmdom's most beloved comedy duo. Amongst the many priceless moments throughout is the graceful awkwardness of Stan and Ollie's off-the-cuff shoftshoe routine rivalling anything by Gene Kelly. Absolutely hilarious. Followed By: The Left-Handed Gun (1958, 102 mins. Director: Arthur Penn. With Paul Newman, Lita Milan, John Dehner. Rejected, uneducated New York youngster becomes the most wanted man in the west--Billy the Kid. Based on a Gore Vidal TV play, Penn elevates the iconic figure through deft psychological insights and Newman's assured performance. Visit here for more information.

 

January 18

A Look Ahead: Journalism in 2011with Joshua Benton, director of the Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard University Q&A hosted by Nora Young, host of CBC Radio's Spark. Event at 6:30pm. Visit here for registration and more details.

 

January 20

Paramount Pictures presents a special advance screening of NO STRINGS ATTACHED 7pm. A rush line will be available for those without passes.

 

January 21

CINSSU presents a Free Friday Film screening of THE DECLINE OF THE AMERICAN EMPIRE at 7pm. For more information visit www.cinssu.ca or "Cinema Studies Student Union" on facebook.

 

January 23

The Toronto Film Society presents a double bill, starting at 2pm: Sleepers West (1941, 74 mins. Director: Eugene Forde. With Lloyd Nolan, Lyn Bari, Edward Brophy.) He's got underworld trouble, politician trouble and girlfriend trouble. Mike Shayne lives for trouble; hopefully he won't die of it as well, when he has to escort a surprise witness to a mob trial in San Francisco. Followed By: Scandal Sheet(1952, 82 mins. Director: Phil Karlson. With Broderick Crawford, Donna Reed and John Derek.) A ruthless yellow-sheet editor becomes entangled in his own deadly web when his ace reporters start tracking down his wife's murderer. Based on the Sam Fuller novel, this little seen noir hits as hard as it comes. Filled with New York City atmosphere and the whirlwind energy buzzing around a press room, Sam Fuller’s years with the tabloid New York Evening Graphic comes alive – with murder. Visit here for more information.

 

January 24

CINSSU and Alliance Films present a special advance screening of THE MECHANIC at 7pm. For more information visit www.cinssu.ca or "Cinema Studies Student Union" on facebook.

 

January 28

CINSSU presents a Free Friday Film double bill screening of MR. VAMPIRE 3 and HOLY WEAPON . First screening starts at 7pm. For more information visit www.cinssu.ca or "Cinema Studies Student Union" on facebook.

 

February 4

CINSSU presents a Free Friday Film screening of Black Book at 7 pm. For more information visit cinssu.ca or "Cinema Studies Student Union" on facebook.

 

February 11

CINSSU presents a Free Friday Film double bill of Paprika and Paranoia Agent first screening starts at 7 pm. For more information visit cinssu.ca or "Cinema Studies Student Union" on facebook.

 

February 12

UNITY Charity & UNITY at UofT present... "Breaking the Cycle 7" starts at 7pm. Tickets are $10 and are available through unityut@gmail.com. Tickets are also available at the door the night of the event.

 

February 14

The Toronto Film Society presents a double bill, starting at 7:30 pm: First Love (1939, 84 min, Director: Henry Koster. With Deanna Durbin, Robert Stack, Eugene Pallette). Updated, slightly screwball comedy of Cinderella showcases a more "mature" Durbin. The stunning, handsome Robert Stack gives Deanna her first screen kiss. Followed by: Glamour Boy(1941, 79 min. Director: Ralph Murphy. With Jackie Cooper, Susanna Foster, Jackie Searl). Marathon Pictures is stuck with a radio star but movie flop, when a washed up ex-child star sells them on a remake of the picture that made him famous. A great look at the other side of fame. Visit here for more information

 

February 15

The vaccine-autism link controversy: A science journal case study.
with Brian Deer, investigative journalist with The Sunday Times
panel discussion moderated by Daily Planet host Jay Ingram and featuring Penny Park, executive director of Science Media Centre Canada (other panellists TBC). Event at 6:30 visit here for registration and more details.

 

February 17

Cinema Studies Institute presents: YouTube Rising: Publics, Popularity and Politics with Dr. Alexandra Juhasz, professor of Media Studies at Pitzer College. Event at 7 pm. Visit here for more details.

 

February 18

CINSSU presents a Free Friday Film screening of The Organizer. Screening begins at 7 pm. Visit here for more details or "Cinema Studies Student Union" on facebook.

 

February 19

The Department of Religion presents Lhacham, A Tibetan Nun and The Art of Documentary Filmmaking: Women in Myanmar. Screening begins at 7 pm. Event is free and open to the public. Visit here for more details.

 

February 25

CINNSU Free Friday Films presents a cult night triple bil of: Meet the Feebles, Q: The Winged Serpent & Miami Connection, 7pm. Visit here for more details or "Cinema Studies Student Union" on facebook.

 

February 27

Innis Town Hall presents it's annual Oscar NIght Screening party. Free popcorn and chances to win great prizes! Doors open at 6pm. Admission is FREE.

 

March / April Events 2011

 

March 3

Between a Rock and a Hard Place continues with Lecture 20. Event begins at 7 PM. Visit here for more details.

 

March 4

CINSSU Free Friday Films presents Lets Get Lost. Screening begins at 7pm. Visit here for more details or "Cinema Studies Student Union" on facebook.

 

March 7

The Toronto Film Society presents a double bill starting at 7:30pm. Troubled Waters (1936, 74 min, Director: Albert Parker. With Alastair Sim, James Mason, Virginia Cherrill). A poacher leads a government agent along a twisting trail. One of Mason's first roles –a very rare film presentation. Followed by: They Were Sisters (1945, 108 min, Director: Arthur Crabtree. With James Mason, Phyllis Calvert, Dulcie Gray). The life stories of three sisters are marked by their distinct personalities and the men they married after the First World War. At a reunion 18 years later, two of them realize that the third is in the tortuous grasp of her sadistic husband. Mason is at his darkest. Visit here for more details.

 

March 9

CINSSU presents an evening with Bruce McDonald. Event is free and begins at 7 PM. A reception follows the screening and Q & A in the Innis Cafe. For more details search "Cinema Studies Student Union" on facebook.

 

March 10

The Centre for the Study of the United States; Sociology and Equity Studies; Diaspora and Transnational Studies; History; Caribbean Studies; Canadian Studies presents a film screening of Freedom Riders at 7 pm. Visit here for more details.

 

March 11

CINSSU presents a Free Friday film double bill of Le Million and A Nous la Liberte. Screening begins at 7 pm. Visit here for more details or search "Cinema Studies Student Union" on facebook.

 

March 12

Toronto Nepali Film Festival returns to Innis Town Hall. Second Toronto Nepali Film Festival will feature nine extraordinary films highlighting contemporary narratives of Nepal. The program includes documentary, fiction, shorts and experimental films from Canada, Nepal, Switzerland and the UK.  There will also be a dance performance and a food stall selling delicious Nepali cuisine. All films are in English or with subtitles. Visit here for more details.

 

March 13

The Toronto Film Society presents a double bill at 2 pm featuring: QUACKSER FORTUNE HAS A COUSIN IN THE BRONX (1970, 90 min With Gene Wilder, Margot Kidder) Whimsical, offbeat Irish love story sets gentle, non-conforming Quackser on a collision course with reality, when cars replace horses on Dublin's streets and his livelihood disappears. A vibrant college student (Kidder) shares his heart in this forgotten little treasure of a film. Followed by: ST. MARTIN'S LANE (1938, 84 min Director: Tim Whelan. With Charles Laughton, Vivien Leigh, Rex Harrison.) London's streets come alive with the loves, ambitions and sacrifices of a group of buskers eking out a living performing to the passer-by's. A forgotten gem showcases the enormous talents of Laughton and the beguiling charms of rising star Vivien Leigh. Visit here for more details.

 

March 14

CINSSU and Alliance films present an advance screening of Limitless. Screening begins at 7:30 PM. Passes available through CINSSU and a rush line will be available for those without passes. Visit here for more details or search " Cinema Studies Student Union" on facebook.

 

March 17-20

The Toronto Japanese Short Film Festival returns to Innis Town Hall. Visit here for more details.

 

March 17

U of T Arts council presents Joe Sacco. Visit here for more details.

 

March 23

The Canadian Friends of Finland present a screening of The Philosopher of Havukko-aho at 7 pm. Please reserve tickets in advance (for pick up at the door) CFF members $10, non-members $12. Visit here for more details.

 

March 24

The South Asian Visual Arts centre presents: Monitor 7 New South Asian Short film and Video. Event begins at 7:30 pm. Admission free for members, 10$ for non members, 5$ for students. Visit here for more information.

 

March 25

CINSSU presents a Free Friday Film screening of The Thomas Crown Affair at 7 PM. Visit here for more details or "Cinema Studies Student Union" on facebook.

 

March 28

CINSSU and Alliance Films presents an advance screening of Insidious. Screening begins at 7:30 PM. Passes available through CINSSU. Visit here for more details or search "Cinema Studies Student Union" on facebook.

 

March 30-31

The Toronto Silent Film Festival returns to Innis Town Hall. Doors open at 7:30pm. Visit here for more details.

 

April 1

CINSSU presents a Free Friday Film screening of The Illusionist at 7 pm. Visit here for more details or "Cinema Studies Student Union" on Facebook.

 

April 2

The Department of Spanish and Portugeuse presents Literacy Voices of Equitorial Guinea. Event begins at 6 pm.

 

April 4

CINSSU and Warner Brothers presents an advance screening of Arthur. Screening begins at 7:30. Passes available through CINSSU. There will be a rush line for those without tickets. Visit here for more details or "Cinema Studies Student Union" on facebook.

 

April 7

The corporate communications program at Seneca College invites you to join a panel of inspiring minds for a discussion on using social media to fund-raise, engage and inspire action for social causes. Event at 6:30 p.m. Visit here for registration and more details.

 

April 8

The Institute of Traditional Medicine presents An evening with 'Survivorman' Les Stroud & Anishnabe Elder Dave Courchene. Visit here for more details and ticket sales. Event begins at 7 pm.

April 13 - May 18

The Academy for Lifelong Learning presents the Spring Talks series. Coffee at 9:45 a.m. - Speaker at 10:20 a.m. Free for members (no reservation necessary), $7.00 for non members. Visit here for more details.

 

April 15

The Asian Institute presents an evening with Ryan Pyle to discuss his photography career, his motorcycle expedition, and the challenges of film making in "The Middle Kingdom". Samples of his photography and video clips from his motorcycle film will be included in his lecture. Event at 6:30 pm. Visit here for registration and more details.

 

April 17

The Toronto Film Society presents a double bill starting at 2 p.m. Featuring: Frenchman's Creek(1944, 113 min, Director: Mitchell Leisen. With Joan Fontaine, Arturo De Cordova, Basil Rathbone.) Dashing, swashbuckling Frenchman pirate pits his wits and sword against villainy on the Cornish coast. Fontaine is delicious as the damsel in this glorious Technicolor romp. Followed By: The Black Arrow (1948, 76 min Director: Gordon Douglas. With Louis Hayward, Janet Blair, George Macready.) At the close of the War of the Roses, a young man returns to find his father mysteriously murdered. Treachery lurks in every scene as the hero plunges deeper into intrigue and closer to his revenge. Visit here for more details.

 

April 18

The Toronto Film Society presents a double bill starting at 7:30 p.m. Featuring: A Lady Takes a Chance (1943, 86 min Director: William Seiter. With Jean Arthur, John Wayne, Phil Silvers.) A wide-eyed city gal hooks up with a rough and ready rodeo cowboy on her bus vacation, but she has to compete with his sidekicks--including his horse. Followed By: Salty O'Rourke (1945, 99 mins. Director: Raoul Walsh. With Alan Ladd, Gale Russell, William Demarest.) After his partner leaves Salty holding a big bag of debt, the smooth talking conman dreams up a complicated plot involving a banned jockey, an un-rideable horse and a big race. It gets a lot more complicated when he and the jockey spy the pretty schoolteacher. Oscar nomination for best original screenplay. Visit here for more details.

April 19

The Canadian Journalism Foundation presents: Freedom of Information in Canada with Suzanne Legault, Canada's Information Commissioner. Event at 6:30 p.m. Visit here for registration and more details.

 

April 29 - May 8

Visit here for screening schedules and ticket information.

 

April 13 - May 18

The Academy for Lifelong Learning presents the Spring Talks series. Coffee at 9:45 a.m. - Speaker at 10:20 a.m. Free for members (no reservation necessary), $7.00 for non members. Visit here for more details.

 

 

May / June Events 2011

 

 

April 29 - May 8

Visit here for screening schedules and ticket information.

 

May 12 & 14

The Toronto International Deaf Film and Arts Festival Opening Gala and screenings are happening at Innis Town Hall. Visit here for screening times and ticket information.

 

May 15

The Toronto Russian Film Festival is at Innis Town Hall on May 15th. For more details on tickets and screening times visit here.

 

May 17

Please visit here for registration and more details.

 

May 19

A screening of 100 Days is happening at Innis Town Hall May 19th. Q&A with Brett Rogers to follow the screening.Tickets are available at the door at 7:30 and are 10 dollars.

 

May 21-22

The Toronto Romanian Film Festival is at Innis Town Hall. Visit here for screening schedules and ticket information.

 

May 27-29

Fusion: The Ontario Clay and Glass Assosiation presents the Fireworks 2011 Conference from May 27 to the 29th. For registration and more details visit here.

 

May 29 & June 5

Asian Heritage Month Film Festival takes place Sunday, May 29, 2011 and Sunday, June 5, 2011 at 6:30 pm. Visit here for more details.

 

June 2-5

The Subtle Technologies Festival returns to Innis Town Hall June 2-5. Visit here for more information regarding the festival and ticket information.

 

June 13-14

The Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes annual meeting is at Innis Town Hall. Please visit here for registration and more information.

 

June 18-19

The Toronto Youth Shorts film festival returns ot Innis Town Hall June 18-19. For screening schedules and ticket information visit here.

 

June 20-25

The Reel HeART Festival is at Innis Town hall from June 20-25th. For Screening times and ticket info click here.

 

June 23

The Toronto Animated Image Society presents it's 2011 Animation showcase screening at 7:30 PM. Please visit here for more details.

 

July / August Events 2011

 

July 10

The Institute for the Research of Genecide Canada in association with Global Lens presents a screening of Belvedere. The event begins at 4:30 pm. For tickets and more information please visit here.

 

July 21

The McLuhan Legacy Network presents a celebration of the centenary birth of Marshall McLuhan with a special celebration programme and the presentation of the Gutenberg Galaxy Award for Literature to John Ralston Saulfor his Career Achievements in Literature & His Contribution to the Culture of Canada.Doors open at 6:30 pm. For more information and to reserve your free tickets visit here.

 

July 23

A professional storyteller from Korea will be coming to Canada to showcase her performance as an independent production. The event begins at 7:30pm and tickets are $15 for adults and 10$ for Seniors and those under 18 years of age. For more information visit here.

 

July 30

A Pure Pwnage Fan Wake and Brotherhood of Leet Episode 4 Premier is happening at 7pm. Tickets are 5 dollars and proceeds will be donated to the Canadian Testicular Cancer Association. Visit here for more details.

 

September / October Events 2011

September 5

CINSSU presents an Orientation Week screening of Scott Pilgrim vs. The World at 7pm. Admission is free.

 

September 11

DOC Toronto presents a TIFF special: Frederic Wiseman: Master Filmmaker, in conversation with Kevin McMahon. Doors open at 2pm. For tickets and information please visit here.

 

September 11

A special Screening of Akwantu: The Journey. Doors open at 6:30pm
Screening begins at 7 pm with a reception to follow at 9:30 pm.
RSVP to 647-991-1753. For more information visit here.

 

September 15

The Canadian Journalism Foundation presents The State of Financial Journalism, hosted by CBC News senior business reporter and co-host of The Lang And O'Leary Exchange Amanda Lang. Event begins at 7 pm. For registration and more details visit here.

 

September 16

CINNSU presents a Free Friday Film screening of SOURCE CODE. Screening begins at 7 pm and admission is FREE. For more details search "Cinema Studies Student Union" on Facebook.

 

September 18

The Images Festival presents a special screening of Karkwa: Les Cendres de Verre. The band will be in attendance. Screening begins at 2:30 pm. For tickets and more information please visit here.

 

September 23

CINSSU presents a Free Friday Film screening of THE PROPOSITION. Screening begins at 7 pm. For more details search 'Cinema Studies Student Union' on facebook.

 

September 29

Room to Read Canada presents a speaker event titled Healthy Mind, Healthy Body with Christine Aquin Pope, author of "Blast Open Big Doors: How to Prospect Fortune 1000 Companies." Doors will open at 6:00pm. For registration and other details visit here.

 

September 30

CINSSU presents a Free Friday Film Screening of GOOD MORNING. Screening begins at 7pm. For more details search 'Cinema Studies Student Union' on Facebook.

October 2

The Toronto Palestine Film Festival presents a panel titled: Arab Women and Media Representation. Ruba Nadda and Nahla Abdo discuss. Event begins at 3 pm. Please visit tpff.ca for more details.

 

October 7

CINSSU presents a Free Friday Film screening of ITS NOT ME I SWEAR! Film begins at 7 pm. For more details search "Cinema Studies Student Union" on facebook or visit cinssu.ca

 

October 11

The Italian Cultural Institute presents a screening of The Last Capitolist. The Director, Enrico Bernard will be in attendance. The screening begins at 7pm. Admission is free. For more information please visit here.

 

October 12

Innis College and the Cinema Studies Institute present an event in celebration of the official launch of Town Hall's fundraising campaign. A screening of Unauthorized: The Harvey Wienstein Project begins at 6:30 pm to be followed by a roundtable and Q&A moderated by Professor Corinn Columpar with special guests: Barry Avrich, Richard Crouse, Bryan Gliserman and Peter Howel. RSVP to rsvp.innis@utoronto.ca or at 416-987-2510 before October 4th. For more details please visit here.

 

October 14

CINSSU presents a Free Friday Film screening of The Tenant. The film begins at 7pm. For more info search "Cinema Studies Student Union" or visit cinssu.ca

 

October 15

Run, Laugh and Love Join The Running Date In the Heart of City. Registration begins at 10am. For more details please visit here.

 

October 17

A special screening of Bonsai People: The Vision of Muhammad Yunus in support of Results Canada will happen at Innis Town Hall October 17th. Doors open at 6:45 pm. For ticket prices and more information please visit here.

 

October 18

The Toronto Police Accountability Coalition presents: We can improve Toronto policing! A public forum about 8 ideas for change. Event begins at 7 pm. For more details please visit tpac.ca

 

October 20

The Latin American Studies program presents a screening of Habana Eva as part of: Venezuela in Its Bicentennial, a two day symposium. Screening begins at 3:15. Visit here for registration and further details.

 

October 20

The Canadian Journalism Foundation presents, Fallout from Phone Hacking: Do We Need Regulation? Event begins at 6:30 pm. For registration and more details visit here.

 

October 21

The University of Toronto Asian Institute presents a Film Weekend. The Opening night gala screening of Night Market Hero begins at 7:30pm. To register for the event please visit here.

October 22

ATPPP 35TH SCIENTIFIC SESSION: The Practice of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy with Gay Patients with presenter: Jack Drescher. The event begins at 9 AM. For registration and further details please visit here.

 

October 22

The Asian Institute Film Weekend continues at Innis Town Hall with EAT DRINK MAN WOMAN | Taiwanese Cuisine: Intimate Politics in Film At 2:30 pm. At 5 pm the Film Weekend Panel | Taiwanese Cuisine: Intimate Politics in Film takes place in the Innis Cafe. At 8 pm enjoy a presentation of KUEI-MEI, A WOMAN | Taiwanese Cuisine: Intimate Politics in Film. To register for the events and for more details please visit here.

 

October 27

A book launch event with author Jay Bahadur in support of his new work The Pirates of Somalia. Event begins at 6:30 pm. For more details please visit here.

 

October 28

CINSSU presents a Free Friday Film screening of BRAIN DAMAGE. Screening begins at 7 pm. Search "Cinema Studies Student Union" on Facebook or visit here for more details.

 

October 29 & 30

The Toronto Macedonian Film Festival returns to Innis town Hall October 29th and 30th. For ticket information and more details please visit here.

October 30

The Toronto Film Society presents a double bill Sunday October 30th at 2 pm. CALCUTTA (1947, 83 minutes) Director: John Farrow; Starring: Alan Ladd, Gail Russell, William Bendix. Some nice old-fashioned intrigue here as Ladd tries to get even when his buddy's bumped off. Compact and satisfying, with the lovely Gail not quite the girl she seems to be. Followed By: AN AFFAIR IN TRINIDAD (1952, 98 Minutes) Director: Vincent Sherman; Starring: Rita Hayworth, Glenn Ford, Alexander Scourby. Intrigue and romance in the tropics with Rita cast as a valuable pawn in the deadly game of espionage. Ford gets involved in the murky doings while Rita sings and dances beautifully. Please visit here for more deatils.

 

November / December 2011 Events

 

November 1

Innis College and the Cinema Studies Institute presents an evening with Deepa Mehta. Event begins at 7pm. To RSVP and for other information please visit here.

 

November 1-6

The Diaspora film festival returns to Innis Town Hall November 1st to the 6th. For tickets and screening information please visit diasporafilmfest.com

 

November 4

CINSSU Free Firday Films presents a screening of Koyaanisqatsi. Screening begins at 7 pm. Search "Cinema Studies Student Union" on facebook or visit cinssu.ca for more details.

 

November 9 & 10

The Toronto International Reel Asian Film Festival returns to Innis Town Hall November 9th and 10th. For ticketing info and further details please visit reelasian.com

 

November 11

The Goethe Institut presents a screening of Under Control - An Archeology of Nuclear Energy. A Q&A with the filmmaker, Volker Sattle will follow the screening. The event begins at 6 pm. Admission is free. For more information please visit here.

 

November 17

The Laugh Your Balls Off Comedy Shorts Film Festival is at Innis Town Hall at 7:30 pm. Tickets are 10 $. For tickets and more information please visit here.

 

November 18

CINSSU presents a Free Friday Film Jean-Pierre Melville Double Bill featuring: Le Cercle Rouge and Le Doulos. Screening begins at 7 pm. For more info search "Cinema Studies Student Union" on facebook or visit cinssu.ca

 

November 19 & 20

The Canadian Labour International Film Festival is at Innis Town Hall. For tickets and screening information please visit labourfilms.ca

 

November 22

The Canadian Journalism Foundation presents: Freedom (Or Not) of Information in Canada featuring... SUZANNE LEGAULT Federal Information Commissioner. Other panalists T.B.A. Event begins at 7 pm. For registration and more details please visit here.

 

November 23

The Petro-Jacyk Program for the Study of Ukraine at The University of Toronto in cooperation with the Ukranian Film Club presents: New Films and New Names from Ukraine. A parade of Canadian premiers. Screening begins at 6:30 pm. Admission is free and open to the public. Please visit here for more details.

 

November 25

CINSSU presents a Free Friday Film screening of Wim Wenders' Wings of Desire. Screening begins at 7 pm. For more information search "Cinema Studies Student Union" on Facebook or visit cinssu.ca

 

November 26 & 27

The Canadian Labour International Film Festival is at Innis Town Hall. For tickets and screening information please visit labourfilms.ca

 

November 29

The League of Ukrainian Canadians and the Ukrainian Student's Club at the University of Toronto present a screening of Genocide Revealed. The event begins at 7pm. Tickets are 15$ for adults and 5$ for students.

 

December 2

CINSSU presents a Free Friday Film screening of The Road Warrior. Screening begins at 7 pm. For more information search "Cinema Studies Student Union" on facebook or visit cinnsu.ca

 

December 3 & 4

Tribute to Tagore Film Festival 2011 In honour of the 150th Birth Centenary of Rabindranath Tagore. Dates: Saturday December 3, 2011, 12:30pm - 9:00pm Sunday, December 4, 2011, 1:00pm – 8:00pm Tickets: $10 one day; $15 both days. Sponsored by New College, Innis College, Centre for South Asian Studies and York University.

 

December 8

University of Toronto Toronto Initiative for Iranian Studies, Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, Department of Historical Studies-UTM, Department of History & Cinema Studies Institute present Iranian Cinema-A Historiography with Professor Hamid Naficy. Event begins at 4 PM. Visit here for more information.

 

December 11

The Toronto Film Society presents a Double Bill starting at 2 pm featuring: SING YOU SINNERS (1938, 88 minutes Director: Wesley Ruggles; Starring: Bing Crosby, Fred MacMurray, Donald O'Connor) Solid entertainment with easy-going Bing prodded by his brother (MacMurray) for his lack of work ethic. Followed by: THE GREAT AMERICAN BROADCAST (1941, 92 mins Director: Archie Mayo; Starring: Alice Faye, John Payne, Jack Oakie, Cesar Romero) The history of radio is used as a background for a tuneful film, loaded with specialty acts. Jack Oakie is in top form and this one is fine entertainment. Please visit here for more details

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

PROSPECTIVE CLIENTS PLEASE NOTE: the following are public events taking place at Innis Town Hall. This list does not include private functions so it does not give a complete picture of the theatre's availability. For full information about available dates please email town.hall@utoronto.ca. Thank you!


 

 

 

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