Innis Town Hall

University of Toronto

January / February2006 Events

Friday January 12

CINSSU presents a Free Friday Film double bill: Bon Cop, Bad Cop at 7pm, C.R.A.Z.Y. at 9pm. Free admission.

Wednesday January 17

The Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies presents films by and discussion with one of Russia's best documentary filmmakers, Vitaly Mansky. Screening at Innis is Our Motherland (Mansky, 2005, English subtitles). Anti-Semitism at the hands of the Soviet state made many families in the 1970s emigrate to Israel. Filmmaker Vitaly Mansky heads to Israel, the USA, Canada and Ukraine in search of those he once knew so well to discuss their mutual past and their dreams and disappointments, discrimination and dominance, homeland and happiness. Free admission, 7-10pm.

Thursday January 18

Latin American Studies presents a screening of the award winning documentary The Revolution Will Not Be Televised, about the military coup in Venezuela. 6:30pm.

Friday January 19

CINSSU presents a Free Friday Film screening of Atom Egoyan's Exotica. 7pm, free admission.

Saturday January 20

Back by popular demand: a repeat screening of Journey From the Fall (Ham Tran, 2006, USA/Thailand), from the 2006 Reel Asian lineup. English and Vietnamese with English subtitles. 7pm, tickets $15 / $10 with student ID. To buy tickets, visit and click on TICKETS, or call 416-703-9333.

Sunday January 21

Toronto Film Society's Sunday Film Buffs series screens Private Worlds (1935, starring Claudette Colbert) and The Light that Failed (1939, directed by William Wellman). First film at 2pm. For ticket and film information visit

Wednesday January 24

OPIRG presents another Radical Films screening with Avi Lewis' The Take. Free admission, 7pm.

Thursday January 25

"Isn't it time for peace?" an evening of music, dance, film, and discussion. The event is hosted by filmmaker David Battistella whose recent film "Alphabet Peace" will be screened for the first time. There will also be a screening of the 1953 National Film Board of Canada Oscar winning film "Neighbours" directed by Norman Mclaren, musical performances by Lee Whalen and BrilliantFish, the band Six String Nation Guitar, visual artist and musician Dale Clark (aka OrangeCap) will be presenting a dance piece. As well, Laurie Brown, veteran Arts Broadcaster, reads excerpts of "Letters of Peace", kindly selected for the event by The Sun Magazine editor Sy Safransky, writer, thinker and long time peace activist ( Peace activist Daria Richards will be reading a selection of works by Washington DC based author, Colman McCarthy. She will be reading an except from his book, "Teaching Peace".

Free admission, 7 -9:30pm.

Friday January 26

CINSSU presents a Free Friday Film screening of The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (Gilliam, 1988). 7pm, free admission.

Tuesday January 30

The Ethnic Artistic Society presents a musical concert, "A Journey to Greece." 7pm. More details to be announced.

Wednesday January 31

Finnish Film event, 7pm. More details to be announced.

Thursday February 1

Pages Bookstore presents J.L. Granatstein and her new book "Whose war is it? How Canada can survive in the Post 9/11 World". Granatstein will present a lecture on the need for a new military policy. 7:30pm (doors at 7pm), free admission.

Friday February 2

CINSSU presents a Free Friday Film screening of Trainspotting (Boyle, 1996). 7pm, free admission.

Tuesday February 6

University of Toronto Bookstore presents Chris Hedges, author of American Fascists: The Christian Right and the War on America, in a debate with Dr. Charles McVety, president of Canada Christian College in Toronto. Moderated by AM640 radio host John Oakley. 7pm, $5 (tickets at U of T Bookstore, 214 College St., 416-640-5836).

Wednesday February 7

Mongrel Media and CINSSU present a free advance screening of the award-winning German film The Lives of Others. (view trailer) 7pm, free admission with a pass. Contact CINSSU for passes

Thursday February 8

Screening of Invisible Children, a documentary about the thousands of Ugandan children who are forced to become soldiers or sex slaves. $2 admission goes toward the charity Gulu Walk. 7pm.

Friday February 9

CINSSU presents a Free Friday Film screening of Faust (Svankmajer, 1994). 7pm, free admission.

Sunday February 11

Toronto Film Society presents a Sunday Film Buffs double bill, The Great Victor Herbert (1939) and Atlantic City (1944). 2pm. For more film and ticket information visit

Wednesday February 14

CINSSU presents a Free Valentines Day screening of The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (Demy, 1964). 7pm, free admission.

Thursday February 15

The Filipino Students Association presents a talent show. 7pm

Friday February 16

CINSSU presents a Free Friday Film double bill, Amores Perros and 9 Queens. First film at 7pm, free admission.

Wednesday February 21

Italian Cultural Institute screening, further details to be announced.

Saturday February 17

A Is For Orange presents "Generations of Resistance", a night of readings and performances by queer emerging artists and friends of African and Caribbean descent. 7pm. Advance tickets $7-12 sliding scale at the Toronto Women's Bookstore (73 Harbord). More info:

Thursday February 22

Vita Health Clinic screening of The Secret. 7pm. More details to be announced.

Friday February 23

CINSSU presents a Free Friday Film reading week triple bill: Monster Squad, The Brood, and Human Tornado. First film at 7pm, free admission.

Sunday February 25

Innis Town Hall presents OSCAR NIGHT!! See the Academy Awards telecast on the big screen. The red carpet show starts at 6pm, and the award show at 8pm. There will be free popcorn and prizes. Free admission.

Tuesday February 27

Voices For Children presents "Voices on Bullying" an interactive evening of questions, provocative discussion, and solutions. Dr. Debra Pepler, one of Canada's top experts in bullying behaviour will be present for a Q and A. 7pm until 9:30pm.


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