Innis Town Hall

University of Toronto

January/February 2009 Events

Friday January 9

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

 

Sunday January 11

The Toronto Film Society presents a double bill, starting at 2pm: Henry and Dizzy (1941, 71 min. Directed by Hugh Bennett, with Jimmy Lydon and Carles Smith). Hopeless blunderer Henry and sidekick pal Bazil (Dizzy) encounter increasingly complicated mishaps, resulting in a climactic finale at Lake Wopacotapotalong. A well crafted and slickly paced film from Paramount’s Henry series. Followed by Our Miss Brooks (1956, 85 min. Directed by Al Lewis, with Eve Arden and Gale Gordon). A delightful school comedy, based on the hit TV series, featuring some of the finest and most tickling morsels of human wit. Visit here for more film and ticket information.

 

Friday January 16

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

 

Sunday January 18

Catalyst presents their official launch at 10:30am for service and kids superchurch. Visit here for more information.

 

Monday January 19

adoration

4 pm. The Cinema Studies Institute presents a free screening of Atom Egoyan's Adoration, with the filmmaker in attendance.

7:30 pm. The Toronto Film Society presents a double bill: New Orleans Uncensored (1955, 76 min. Directed by William Castle, with Arthur Franz and Beverly Garland). The seamy side of life on the docks, filmed on location and rarely seen. Kickbacks, corrupt unions, stolen cargo, and mob murder combine for an underground noir thriller of sweet revenge. Followed by The Houston Story (1956, 79 min. Directed by William Castle, with Gene Barry, Barbara Hale, and Edward Arnold). Greed, betrayal, and oil mix together in a lethal cocktail for a wildcatter who plots to take over a syndicate to steal the black gold. Another rare noir, not to be missed. Visit here for more film and ticket information.

 

Wednesday January 21

In their Cinema Sessions: Industry Careers panel, CINSSU presents a chance to learn about the exciting and diverse careers open to students with a degree in Cinema Studies. Find out about jobs in film festivals, broadcasting, film journalism, and other exciting opportunities, and the educational background that can help get you there. Panelists include Myrocia Watanamiuk (film festival programmer and television producer), Dave Alexander (managing editor, Rue Morgue magazine), Katarina Gligorijevic (project coordinator, Reel Canada), and Kate Dickson (communications supervisor, Teletoon Canada). Reception to follow in the Innis Cafe.

 

Thursday January 22

The Toronto Film Seminar presents a colloquium at 7pm, in conjunction with the release of Rob King's book The Fun Factory: The Keystone Film Company and the Emergence of Mass Culture. Rob King (UofT Cinema Studies Institute/History) will speak, as will Charlie Keil (UofT CSI/History) and Paul Moore (Ryerson Sociology).

 

Friday January 23

CINSSU presents their Cinema Sessions: Filmmaking Careers panel, followed by a Free Friday Film screening of Living in Oblivion. Free admission; 7pm. For more information visit www.cinssu.ca or "Cinema Studies Student Union" on facebook.

 

Thursday January 29

7pm. Hillel of Greater Toronto presents a screening of Noodle, a look at the connections beween Israeli and Chinese cultures. Visit here for more information.

10pm. Paramount Pictures of Canada presents an advanced screening of The Uninvited. There will be a rush line for those without passes.

 

Friday January 30

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

 

Wednesday February 4

Paramount Pictures of Canada presents an advanced screening of I Love You, Man at 7pm. There will be a rush line for those without passes.

 

Friday February 6

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

 

Sunday February 8

The Toronto Film Society presents a double bill, starting at 2pm: The Shadow on the Window (1957, 73 min. Directed by William Asher, with Phil Carey, John Barrymore, Jr., and Jerry Mathers). Thrill-seeking teens break into an isolated house, terrorizing a woman and her son. The traumatized boy breaks free and is found wandering and catatonic by the police. It's a race against time to save the mother in this noirish nightmare. Followed by Storm Warning (1951, 93 min. Directed by Stuart Heisler, with Ginger Rogers and Doris Day). Packed with noir sensibility and laced with Tennessee Williams’s nuances. The taut atmosphere combines small southern town xenophobia, mob mentality, and the KKK, and showcases exceptional acting by Ronald Reagan. Visit here for more film and ticket information.

 

Tuesday February 10

CINSSU and WB present an advanced screening of the new Friday the 13th at 8:30pm. For more information visit www.cinssu.ca or "Cinema Studies Student Union" on facebook.

 

Thursday February 12

The Textile Museum of Canada presents "Judy Chicago Today: Art, Feminism and Activism in the 21st Century," an evening of discussion with the renowned artist starting at 7pm. Advance tickets are $20 for members, $25 for non-members; tickets will be more at the door. Visit here for more information.

 

Friday February 13

CINSSU presents a Free Friday Film Valentine's Day-themed screening of West Side Story. Free admission; 7pm. For more information visit www.cinssu.ca or "Cinema Studies Student Union" on facebook.

 

February 14-15

The 2nd annual Toronto Romanian Film Festival takes place, aiming to emphasize the extent to which “things peripheral” continue to inspire a less ironic, less tragic, and less miserable understanding of the idiosyncrasies of the everyday. Vist here for more information.

 

Friday February 20

CINSSU presents a Free Friday Film cult night triple bill screening of Barbarella, Super Fuzz, and Dolemite. Free admission; first film at 7pm. For more information visit www.cinssu.ca or "Cinema Studies Student Union" on facebook.

 

Sunday February 22

Innis Town Hall presents the 81st annual Academy Awards starting at 6pm, with the ceremony at 8pm. Admission and popcorn are free, and there are prizes to be won.

 

Monday February 23

The Toronto Film Society presents a double bill, beginning at 8pm: The Phantom Light (1935. Directed by Michael Powell, with Binnie Hall, Gordon Harker, and Ian Hunter). A rare early work by the acclaimed director of The Red Shoes and The Spy in Black. A lighthouse keeper is murdered on an isolated coastline in Wales. Haughty Londoners, investigating the crime, clash with Welsh eccentrics in a frisson of sex and pithy humour as they both try to solve the mystery and prove their points in this fun comedy-drama. Train of Events (1949, 89 min. Directed by S. Cole, C. Chrichton, and B. Dearden, with Valerie Hobson, John Clements, and Peter Finch). The riveting stories of passengers’ lives unfold as a train hurls them towards the different destinies that await them. Four separate stories tie together for the gripping finale. Visit here for more film and ticket information.

 

Friday February 27

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

 

February 27-March 1

The 6th annual World of Comedy Film Festival presents a feast of comedy films from around the world showcasing the best films of the genre, from both Canadian and international filmmakers, including classic comedy favourites. Visit here for more information.

 

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