Innis Town Hall

University of Toronto

FEBRUARY 2005 EVENTS

Tuesday February 1

Canadian Friends of Finland presents a screening of Aki Kaurismäki's award-winning film The Man without a Past (2002). 7:30pm. Admission: $12; $10 CFF members, $5 students. Please reserve tickets in advance (will not be mailed but held for you at the door): Tel. 416-730-8350 or email varpul@yorku.ca.

 

Friday February 4

CINSSU and Hart House present a Black History Month Free Friday Film double bill: Freestyle: The Art of Rhyme & Graffiti Verité. First film at 7pm, free admission.

 

Saturday February 5
Prokofiev Onstage: New Light on a Modern Master

All-day symposium examines the composer's life and work.
9:30 am to 12:30 pm & 1:30 to 5 pm

TOPICS: Choreographing 'Romeo' and 'Cinderella' * His Unreleased Films * Prokofiev and the Piano * Modernist Anti-Realism in Opera, Theatre and Ballet * His Unknown Life under Stalin * Was He Really a 'Soviet Composer'?

Free and open to the public. (Donations gratefully accepted.)
For more information: www.utoronto.ca/crees/prokofiev.htm.

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Also on Saturday February 5:

HIP HOP A GO-GO: A HIP HOP SHOUT-OUT

A mini film-fest presented by Hart House and CINSSU, and forum discussion.
Think you know all there is to know about Hip Hop? Get inside the culture and explore hip hop through the lens of North American and International filmmakers. These films begin to dissect the complex web of hip hop as it spins out and intersects with fashion, language, lifestyle, literature and other forms of music. All Screenings are FREE.

7:00pm:
Kwaito Generals
Sound Class

9:00PM:
Inventos: Hip Hop Cubanos
Sneakers

For more info.: http://www.harthouse.utoronto.ca/English/Press-Releases.html

 

Tuesday February 8

Canadian Friends of Finland presents a screening of Laine: The Unknown Soldier (1955). 7:30pm. Admission: $12; $10 CFF members, $5 students. Please reserve tickets in advance (will not be mailed but held for you at the door):
Tel. 416-730-8350 or email varpul@yorku.ca.

 

Wednesday February 9

The Environmental Students Union and University of Toronto Environmental Resource Network (UTERN) host a screening of the documentary THIRST:

"Is water part of a shared “commons,” a human right for all people, or is it
a commodity to be bought, sold and traded in a global marketplace? Thirst
tells the stories of communities in Japan, Bolivia, India and the United States
that are asking these fundamental questions, as waste becomes the most valuable
commodity of the 21st century."

7:30pm, free admission. Donations will be accepted on behalf of the Tsunami Relief - $5 or more and receive a UTERN t-shirt!

 

Thursday February 10

WORLD OF COMEDY FILM FESTIVAL
www.worldcomedyfilmfest.com/

7:00pm - Shorts Program #1
9:00pm - Two Not- So-Shorts Program

 

Friday February 11

CINSSU presents a Free Friday Film: The Apartment (Billy WIlder, 1960, starring Jack Lemmon). 7pm, free admission.

                                                      AND

WORLD OF COMEDY FILM FESTIVAL
www.worldcomedyfilmfest.com/

9:00pm - Feature Film Presentation - Late Watch (Henry S. Miller, USA, 2004, 35mm, 74 minutes)

 

Saturday February 12

WORLD OF COMEDY FILM FESTIVAL
www.worldcomedyfilmfest.com/

1:00pm - Seminar Series #1: "Sketch Comedy Writing" with Robin Duke
3:00pm - Seminar Series #2: I’m Selling, Who’s Buying?
5:00pm - More Shorts - Program #2
7:00pm - Even More Shorts! - Program #3
9:00pm - Feature Film Presentation - "Dating Games People Play"

 

Sunday February 13

WORLD OF COMEDY FILM FESTIVAL
www.worldcomedyfilmfest.com/

1:00pm - Seminar Series #3: The Pitch and Beyond
3:00pm - Feature Film Presentation - "Riki Riki"
5:00pm - Animation and Mockumentaries

 

Tuesday February 15

CINSSU and Warner Brothers present a sneak preview screening of Constantine, starring Keanu Reeves. 7pm, free admission.

 

Friday February 18

CINSSU presents a Free Friday Film TRIPLE BILL: "Reading Week Cult Film Night." The films will play in this order: Say Anything (Crowe, 1989), Harold and Maude (Ashby, 1971), Army of Darkness (Raimi, 1993). First film at 7pm, free admission.

 

Tuesday February 22

A screening of and discussion about Alan Zweig's documentary I, Curmudgeon. 2pm, free admission.

 

Thursday February 24

Benefit for CARE Zambia. 7:30pm Screening of the documentary Crash Course: Canadian Teens in Zambia (44 min.) followed by Q&A, and a reception.
Tickets $10 at the door; can be reserved by emailing rlevere@uts.utoronto.ca.

 

Friday February 25

CINSSU presents a Free Friday Film DOUBLE BILL, part of their Queer Cinema Series: Fire (Deepa Mehta, 1996), and Personal Best (Towne, 1982). 7pm, free admission.

 

Saturday February 26

INSIDE NORTH KOREA FILM FESTIVAL

"Vancouver artist Irwin Oostindie presents photographs, film and digital artwork revealing how North America's misrepresentation of North Korea stands as an obstacle to peace and reunification for the Korean peninsula."

The following ten films will screen throughout the day, from 12noon-11pm:

  • The Game of Their Lives - (UK)
  • Racing Crown (aka Marathon Runner) (DPRK) Premiere screening
  • The Road Taken (Soentaek) - (RoK) Toronto Premiere
  • The Border and the War - (France) North American Premiere
  • North Korea: Beyond the DMZ - (USA) Ontario theatrical premiere
  • Joint Security Area – (RoK) One of South Korea’s top grossing films
  • Pulgasari – (DPRK) North Korea’s answer to Godzilla
  • “Kill ‘em All”: American War Crimes in Korea (UK) - From the BBC
  • South Korean Anti-War Voices/Protesting US Killing Shin Hyo-soon and Shim Mi-sun
  • Girls in My Hometown (DPRK) Rural life and morals in North Korea

Tickets: (Suggested donation) $8 adult/$6 students+youth All-day pass: $12/10. (No one turned away for lack of money)

Please visit http://www.axistogrind.com/ and click on the 'film' tab for descriptions of the films and more information about the festival.

 

Sunday February 27

Canadian Friends of Finland present: KARELIAN FOLK MUSIC ENSEMBLE
(15 instruments including cowbells, saws, and kanteles)

4:00pm

Adults: $20; CFF members: $15; students $10
For reservations: varpul@yorku.ca or 416-730-8350.

ALSO

Innis Town Hall presents the ACADEMY AWARDS telecast. Watch the OSCAR's on the big screen, why don't you. There will be free popcorn and a pick-the-winners contest, with prizes! Come watch all the hottest celebs. 8pm, free admission.

 

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