December 2005 events
Friday December 2
CINSSU presents a Free Friday Film double bill: Ed Wood (Burton, 1994), and Lost in La Mancha (2002). First film starts at 7pm. Free admission.
For more information visit: www.utoronto.ca/fff/current_fff.html
Saturday December 3
Citizen's Environment Watch invites you to a Toronto Community Hall featuring speakers, presentations, and a film screening of Maximum Mamora Phenomenon, co-presented with Planet in Focus Environmental Film Festival.
9:30am - 2:00pm. This is a free event, but please RSVP by December 1 (call 416-978-4144 or email email@example.com).
also on Saturday December 3
Focus on Nepal: a mini Nepali film festival
The University of Toronto's Nepal Group is organizing the first Nepali film
festival in Canada titled Focus on Nepal. The one day film festival will
take place on December 3rd, 2005 (saturday) at the Innis Town Hall ( 2
Sussex Avenue; Sussex and St. George), University of Toronto with the first
screening starting at 6pm. The festival is a fundraiser for Namaste Radio,
the first Nepali radio program of Canada.
The Focus on Nepal festival will feature four high quality films from Nepal
made by emerging Nepali filmmakers. The festival includes a feature film
called Numafung (directed by Nabin Subba; 108 minutes) which explores the
intersection between gender and cultural politics in Nepal within the
changing socio-economic framework of the country. Specifically, it is about
a Limbu woman, named Numafung (which means “beautiful flower” in Lepcha
language), attempting to negotiate her own grounding within highly binding,
patriarchical traditions and dizzyingly rapid modernizing processes. The
remaining three films are documentary films. These include The Living of
Jogimara (directed by Mohan Mainali; 38 minutes) about 17 innocent people
from Jogimara village in Nepal who were killed in the crossfire between the
army and Maoist forces, Andolan Jaari Chha (English title: The Struggle
Continues; Filmmakers to remain anonymous due to security reasons; 23
minutes) a guerilla style documentary film about the street-level politcal
protests in Nepal and their brutal clampdown by the forces in power all
captured with hidden camera, and Bhenda Ko Oon Jasto (English title: In
Search of a Song; Director: Kiran Khrishna Shrestha; 60 minutes) about a
couple of young Nepalese pop musicians who go on a trip to rural Nepal in
search for the origin of the folk song that they sang in a modern version,
and became famous for. Together, the films provide a non-essentializing,
critical glimpse of some of the complex socio-economic changes and struggles
taking place in Nepal. All films have English subtitles.
6pm: Andolan Jaari Chha (23 mins.), and Numafung (108 mins.)
9pm: Bheda Ko Oon Jasto (60 mins.) and The Living of Jogimara (38 mins.)
Tickets for each screening session will be $10. A festival pass
(admission to both screening sessions, ie all four films) can be purchased
for $16. All proceeds to benefit Namaste Radio (101.3 FM; sundays 9-10am;
www.yenamaste.com). For more information contact Sabin Ninglekhu at
416- 925-6075 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday December 8
The third annual FRAME Toronto Student Film Festival presented by Centennial College Corporate Communications and Public Relations students. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Screenings begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5 at the door. For more information, including online ticket reservation, please visit www.framefilmfestival.com.
Friday December 9
CINSSU presents a Free Friday Film, Wong Kar-Wai's 2046. 7pm, free admission. For more information visit www.utoronto.ca/fff/current_fff.html
Saturday December 10
A video premiere and fundraising evening: "Let Them Stay: Voices of U.S. War Resisters in Canada," featuring music from the 70-voice Common Thread Community Chorus, and Sara Marlowe. The documentary investigates the hidden realities of U.S. military recruitment and warfare through interviews with American war resisters (some of whom will be present). 7pm, $10 - 20 or pwyc.
A benefit for the War Resisters Support Campaign www.resisters.ca
Sunday December 11
The Toronto Film Society presents a screening of The Man Who Lost Himself (1941), starring Brian Aherne, Kay Francis, Henry Stephenson, Nils Asther, Sig Ruman, and. S.Z. Sakall. "A snappy bit of comic froth, with Aherne very amusing in the role of a look-alike gent romancing the glamorous Francis. A rare and delightful picture." 2:00pm. To find out about cost and registration visit www.interlog.com/~tfs/film%20list.htm#sundays