Innis Town Hall

University of Toronto

March / April 2007 Events

Thursday March 1

The Petro Jacyk Program for the Study of Ukraine at the University of Toronto and the Ukrainian Film Club of Columbia University offer the fifth installment of the ongoing film series devoted to contemporary Ukrainian cinema. The programme will feature three: The Name (2006, short feature), There Was a Woman Who Lived in a Shoe (2005, short documentary), and Wandering Around (2005, short animation). 7pm, free admission.

Friday March 2

CINSSU presents a Free Friday Film double bill: Full Metal Jacket and Eyes Wide Shut. The first film starts at 7pm. Free admission.

Saturday March 3

Action Sports Coalition presents a Flatland BMX DVD Night. Premiering is Bobby Carter's Diversion 6.0 and ASC's TD Squared. 9:30pm (sharp!), free admission.

Monday March 5

CINSSU and Warner Brothers present an advance screening of The 300. 9pm, free admission with a pass (get passes from CINSSU, 2 Sussex Ave.). Those without passes will be admitted if there is room.

Tuesday March 6

"Why the War on Terror is the Wrong War" Zionists @ UofT and a number of other groups present a talk by conservative columnist Jonah Goldberg (editor of National Review online). 7pm, free admission.

Wednesday March 7

CINSSU and UrSSU present a free screening of Ikiru (Kurosawa, 1952). 8pm, free admission.

Thursday March 8

Leaks, Lies & Liability - CJFE presents a debate about journalists and
protecting sources.  The event, co-sponsored by The Walrus is in celebration
of Freedom to Read Week. There will be a reception afterwards sponsored by
Sheridan College, Canadian Journalism for Internationally Trained Writers
Program. Panelists include investigative journalist and author of "Hear no Evil,
Write no Lies" Andrew Mitrovica, media law expert, Brian MacLeod Rogers,
investigative journalist Marci McDonald, and journalist and Chair of the
School of Journalism at Ryerson University, Paul Knox.  Doors at 6:30pm, event at 7pm. Suggested donation at the door of $10, free for all members of Journalists in Exile.

March 9 - 11

World of Comedy Film Festival. A wide variety of comedy shorts and features from around the world, as well as seminars on the industry. For more visit:

Tuesday March 13

Political Science Group presents a screening of An Inconvenient Truth, 7:30pm, $2 admission at the door.

Wednesday March 14

Join OPIRG – Toronto for an evening of film and discussion: "Remembering Iraq: 4 Years Later". The documentary Fallujah will be screened: "After a major US led offensive launch in November of 2004, two-thirds of the city was destroyed and thousands of its citizens were forced into refugee camps. Fallujah is a collaborative production created by Iraqi and American filmmakers that documents the destruction of the small city of 350 000 people, including the death of 2000 people, the use of chemical weapons on civilians, and the levelling of countless homes and mosques.

Ahmed Habib, of Independent Arabic Media, will speak. 7pm, free admission. For more:

Wednesday March 14

Paramount Pictures presents an advance screening of Shooter (link), 10pm. More details to come.

Thursday March 15

UTSU Equity Film Festival and Arts Showcase, 6:30pm. More details to come.

Friday March 16

CINSSU presents a Free Friday Film: F is for Fake (Welles). 7pm, free admission.

Saturday March 17

Toronto-Singapore Film Festival, 12:30pm start. Screenings at 1pm, 3:20pm, 4:45pm, and 7:10pm. For full film, ticket, and schedule information visit

Sunday March 18

"Screenparty," a cast and crew screenign hosted by Cameron Bailey. Four short films will screen: Rock Garden: A Love Story, Last Year at Killaloe, Tell Us the Truth About Josephine, and Babysitting Andy. 7:36pm, free admission.

Tuesday March 20

NFB Citizenshift and OPIRG Toronto event. More Details to come.

Wednesday March 21

CINSSU, LGBT-OUT, and SEC present a screening of the acclaimed Shortbus. 8pm.

Thursday March 22

South Asian Visual Arts Collective presents "Monitor 3: Contemporary South Asian Short Film and Video." 7pm, $8 (free for SAVAC members). The videos selected for Monitor 3 (both by design and coincidence) deal with traumatic actions, testimony and mobility. What do these prevalent themes tell us about video practice within the South Asian diaspora?  Can video be a tool for empathy and healing in the aftershock of tragic events or physical assault? The representations of these themes and subject matter vary forcefully. They range from acts of assault, technically aggressive camera and editing styles, statements on prejudice and the past, to essayistic examinations of distressing events.

Thursday March 22

Paramount Pictures presents an advance screening of Disturbia. Doors at 10pm, screening at 10:30pm. Non-ticket-holders will be admitted space permitted. Free.

Friday March 23

CSP/Law present a talk by entertainment Lawyer Peter Grant: "Canadian Cultural Product and the Long Tail:  The New Economics of Production and Distribution in Canada." An eye-opening examination of the impact of new technologies on the production and distribution of Canadian content.  1pm - 3pm, reception to follow. Free admission.

Friday March 23

CINSSU presents a Free Friday Film screening of The New World. 7pm, free admission.

Saturday March 24

The Cinema Studies Program 's Year of Languages event: a 35mm film screening of Secret Ballot (winner of the special jury prize Best Director at the Venice Film Festival) and a discussion with Babak Payami, the film's writer/director. 4pm, free admission.

Sunday March 25

Oxfam Canada presents a fundraising screening of the award-winning documentary Black Gold about the coffee industry and its mistreatment of farmers. 7pm, $3. For more movie information visit

Wednesday March 28

Finnish film screening. More details to come.

Thursday March 29

Innis College and Division of the Environment present the annual Pimlott Lecture. 7pm.

Thursday March 29

Paramount Pictures presents an advance screening of Blades of Glory. Doors at 9:30pm, screening starts at 10pm. Free. Those without passes will be admitted space permitting.

Friday March 30

The Urban Studies department presents a lecture by Anne Golden, 2:30pm. More details to come.

Friday March 30

CINSSU presents a Free Friday Film double bill screening: The Wild Bunch at 7pm and El Topo at 9:30pm. Free admission.

Tuesday April 3

Warner Brothers presents an advance screening of The Reaping, 10pm. Free with a pass. Those without passes will be admitted space permitting.

Tuesday April 3

Ryerson University presents "From the Ground Up" urban farming event, 7pm.

Wednesday April 4

Korean Canadian U of T Students' Association event, 7pm.

Thursday April 5

The Carribean Studies Program presents the Canadian premiere of the award-winning documentary Calypso Dreams, and a live performance by calypso legends Lord Superior and Brother Valentino. Doors open at 6:30pm. $10 advance, $12 at the door. Advance tickets available at A Different Booklist (746 Bathurst). For more information call 416-978-8286.

Friday April 6

CINSSU presents a Free Friday Film screening of Terminator 2 on a 35mm print. 7pm, free admission.

Saturday April 7

Taiwan Student Association singing contest, 1:30pm.

Saturday April 7

Asian Community AIDS Services movie night, 7:30pm.

Sunday April 8

Projections: A survey of projection-based works in the history of contemporary art in Canada, 1964-2007. At Innis Town Hall is Rodney Graham's "Two Generators" (1984), running continuously from 3-5pm. There are a number of other projections at other venues as well. For more information visit:

Wednesday April 11

"Short and Sweet (and sour)." The Cinema Studies Program hosts filmmaker Atom Egoyan, who will screen a selection of his short films and speak about the appeals and limitations of the short film form. 7pm, free admission.

Friday April 13

CINSSU presents a Free Friday Film screening of Volver. 7pm, free admission. There will be a program of student shorts beforehand at 6pm (free).

Saturday April 14

Centre for Diaspora & Transnational Studies presents Urban Life Film Series as part of their Street Life conference. 7pm. The following films will screen: Oscar-nominated short Walking and Ryan Larkin's Street Musique, Painted Nation (Cyrus Sundar Singh),When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts (Spike Lee). For more information visit

Sunday April 15

Toronto Film Society Sunday Film Buffs series presents The Masquerader and The man in the Iron Mask (James Whale, 1939). First film at 2pm.

Sunday April 15

Centre for Diaspora & Transnational Studies presents Urban Life Film Series as part of their Street Life conference. 7pm. The following films will screen: 23 Skidoo (Julian Biggs), When Hockey Came to Belfast (Linda Conway), Through a Blue Lens (Veronica Alice Mannix), Downtown 81 (Edo Bertoglio, starring artist Jean-Michel Basquiat). For more information visit

Tuesday April 17

U of T Bookstore Reading Series event: "Prisoner of Tehran: Marina Nemat." Marina Nemat, who was imprisoned in Teheran’s notorious Evin prison for two years, talks about her new book Prisoner of Tehran. 7:30pm, free. For more information visit

Wednesday April 18

OPIRG Toronto Radical Film Series screening of Bledi: This is Our Home (2006, 53 mins.). Fleeing their war-torn homeland, forty thousand Algerians come to Montreal, Quebec in the 1990s. Many are refused refugee status and are not allowed to study or work normally. Years go by, children are born and Canada becomes home. Then comes 911. Deportations begin. Dramatic and personal, Bledi This is Our Home raises crucial questions about Canada's refugee policies and its treatment of Muslims and Arabs. 7pm. For more information visit

Thursday April 19

Harper Collins preents "Silence of the Songbirds" book launch event. Further details to come.

April 20 - 29

Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival screenings and panel discussions with filmmakers. The popular festival returns for another year of documentary shorts and features. For screening and film information visit:

Monday April 30

Screening of Hoodwinked: The Myth of Free Trade and a discussion with the filmmakers. This documentary shows how life has not improved for most Canadians since we entered a free trade agreement with the U.S. Head offices are disappearing, our economy has reverted to resource extraction and corporate profits trump environmental concerns. With the help of knowledgeable people like John Turner, Stephen Clarkson and David Orchard, the film examines the hidden clauses of NAFTA and their effect on Canadian society. Free trade or corporate bill of rights? Whose sovereignty is it anyway? 7:30pm, $10. For more information on the film visit


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