July 2008 Events
Monday July 7
Toronto Film Society presents a double bill of City Streets and The Garment Jungle. First film at 7:30pm. Visit here for more film and ticket information.
Friday July 11
CaribbeanTales presents part of their third annual film festival, Fokus Jamaica, a celebration of film and television from Jamaica. Visit www.caribbeantales.ca/filmfestival for tickets and more information.
Saturday July 12
Imani Productions presents "The Resilient Spirit," an evening of music, spoken word, acting, gospel, and mime in aid of Lupus Awareness. Doors at 7:30pm; 8pm show time. Tickets $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Visit here or call 416.706.7694 for more information.
Monday July 14
Toronto Film Society presents a double bill of The Glass Alibi and So Evil My Love. First film at 7:30pm. Visit here for more film and ticket information.
Tuesday July 15
FLOW: For Love of Water, a new documentary by Irena Salina which highlights the local intimacies of an emerging global catastrophe, will screen at 7:30, followed by a discussion with Meera Karunananthan (national water campaigner, Council of Canadians) and others yet to be announced. Free admission. For more information contact frigenic [AT] gmail [DOT] com or barkeymike [AT] hotmail [DOT] com.
Wednesday July 16 and Thursday July 17
The Toronto Film Challenge presents entries from their Summer 48 competition each night beginning at 6:30pm. Doors at 6pm; $5 admission (free for participants). Visit www.torontofilmchallenge.com for more information.
Sat July 19
UofT's Asian Institute presents a free screening of the classic kung fu film Heroes of the East (a.k.a. Shaolin Challenges Ninja). Following the movie, star Gordon Liu will participate in a Q&A session and sign autographs. Visit here for registration and more information.
Monday July 21
Toronto Film Society presents a double bill of Secret Fury and The Man I Love. First film at 7:30pm. Visit here for more film and ticket information.
Monday July 28
Toronto Film Society presents a double bill of Hollow Triumph and The City that Never Sleeps. First film at 7:30pm. Visit here for more film and ticket information.
Wednesday July 30
Participate in the 100sX100s reality show. 7pm; $20 admission.
July 31-August 1
The Irie Music Festival presents a film series as part of the commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the abolition of the trans-Atlantic slave trade. Films include Congo: White King, Red Rubber, Black Death, Adwa: An African Victory, Darwin's Nightmare, and 500 Years Later. Visit here for more information.
Wednesday August 6
Eric Yealland and the Sabri Khan Academy of South Asian Music present an evening of Indian classical and Sufi music featuring the voice of Gulfam Sabri. $20 admission (students, unemployed, underemployed pay what you can); doors at 7:30pm, showtime at 8pm. Visit www.sabriacademy.com for more information.
Monday August 11
Toronto Film Society presents a double bill of Impact and Dangerous Crossing. First film at 7:30pm. Visit here for more film and ticket information.
Tuesday August 12
Journalists for Human Rights presents a screening of When Silence is Golden, an insider look at the effects of Canadian mining activities in Africa. Following the film, director Alexandra Sicotte-Lévesque will be joined by a Mining Watch Canada representative and other experts to discuss the situation on the ground. Free admission, but $10 donations are suggested; doors at 7pm. Visit here for more information.
Saturday August 16
Grupo Capoeira Malês present a batizado beginning at 4pm; $10 admission.
Monday August 18
Toronto Film Society presents a double bill of There's That Woman Again and A Night to Remember. First film at 7:30pm. Visit here for more film and ticket information.
Saturday August 23
The premiere screening of Bummer in the Summer, which documents Toronto's 2006 experimental music festival of the same name. $10 admission; 9pm showtime. Visit www.bummerfilm.com for more information.
Monday August 25
Toronto Film Society presents a double bill of The Hollywood Story and Stage Fright. First film at 7:30pm. Visit here for more film and ticket information.
Tuesday August 26
Canadian Journalists for Free Expression, Hot Docs and The Walrus present a screening of An Independent Mind. The documentary explores the state of freedom of expression around the world in 2008, the 60 year anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which protects freedom of expression under Article 19. Following the screening, there will be a panel discussion on the limitations of freedom of expression featuring media defence lawyer Frank Addario, CBC journalist Carol Off, and journalist/lecturer Mary Deanne Shears. Facebook users can look up the event at http://tinyurl.com/58mvt7. Doors at 6:30pm; screening at 7pm. Admission $8; $10 for students or journalists in exile. Purchase at the door, or phone 416-515-9622 x231.