Innis Town Hall

University of Toronto

March/April 2008 Events

Saturday March 1

The 5th annual RevWear fashion show begins at 8pm. Through the use of entirely reused and reconfigured materials, ranging from McDonald's litter and cigarette butts to pre-loved clothing and fabric, RevWear is an art show that uses creativity and imagination to tackle serious social issues. For tickets and further information visit www.revwear.org or email revwear2008@gmail.com

 

Monday March 3

CINSSU and Warner Bros. present an advance screening of 10 000 B.C. at 9pm. Passes available from CINSSU; rush line will be admitted after passholders. For more information visit www.cinssu.ca or "Cinema Studies Student Union" on facebook.

 

Tuesday March 4

A Taste of Honey screens at 8pm. Tickets available at the door for $6.

 

Wednesday March 5

The UofT Bookstore reading series presents an evening of conversation with Jim Lebans, award-winning producer at Quirks and Quarks and author of the book, and Bob McDonald, author, CBC science reporter, and Quirks and Quarks host. A question and answer period with the audience will follow the interview. 7:30pm start time. Free admission. For more information visit events.uoftbookstore.com/category/reading-series/

 

Thursday March 6

The UofT Bookstore and UofT's School of Continuing Studies presents an evening of readings by Dr. Vincent Lam, Marina Nemat, Alissa York, and Edward Carson. 7:30pm start time. Free admission. For more information visit learn.utoronto.ca/news/celebrate.htm or events.uoftbookstore.com/category/reading-series/

 

Friday March 7

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

 

Monday March 10

CINSSU, Virginia Kelly PR, and Seville present an advance screening of Funny Games at 9:30pm. Passes available from CINSSU; rush line will be admitted after passholders. For more information visit www.cinssu.ca or "Cinema Studies Student Union" on facebook.

 

Tuesday March 11

Pages Books & Magazines, HarperCollins Canada, and Eye Weekly present a This is Not a Reading Series event featuring Raj Patel, author of Stuffed and Starved. 7:30pm start time. Free admission. Visit here for more information.

 

March 12-15

The UofT Film Festival – Founded in 2002, the festival celebrates and promotes UofT's contribution to the arts through its student and alumni filmmakers. Advanced tickets available from www.uofttix.ca; $5 for students, $8 for everyone else [Friday is free]. For more information visit www.uoftfilmfest.ca

 

Tuesday March 18

Join Oxfam Canada and the Council of Canadians for "Every Drop Counts," a World Water Day celebration. A screening of the film Dead in the Water will be followed by a discussion with several guest speakers, regarding water and sanitation. Light refreshments will be served. 7pm start time; pay what you can admission. For more information visit www.oxfam.ca

 

Thursday March 20

CINSSU presents Cinema Sessions, an evening of discussion with film industry professionals. Panelists include Jason Anderson (writer for Eye Weekly), Shannon Abel (international programmer for Hot Docs, industry coordinator for TIFF), and Michael Dawson (producer of the Toronto Film Challenge, assistant director of Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer). 7:30pm start time, followed by a reception with free food at 9pm in the Innis Cafe. For more information visit www.cinssu.ca or "Cinema Studies Student Union" on facebook.

 

Friday March 21

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

 

Tuesday March 22 and Wednesday March 23

Queer 2 Fly Film Festival – The festival promotes diversity in the arts and encourages queer Canadian filmmakers by producing and screening stories that reflect the interests of the LGBT community. Advanced tickets available from www.uofttix.ca; $12 general admission. For more information visit www.q2fff.com

 

Tuesday March 25

The Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce - Young Professionals presents "Book Smart vs. Street Smart," a panel discussion with four high-profile business leaders in the Indo-Canadian community. The executive guest speakers are Amit Monga (Vice President, Investment Banking, National Bank Financial) and Vinay Sarin (former Senior Vice President, Finance, BMO Financial Group); the entrepreneur guest speakers are Gyan Chand Jain (founder, Atria Development Corp.) and Zark Fatah (owner, Zark Inc.). 6:30pm start time; $10 for members, $15 for non-members. Fore more information or to register, visit www.iccc.org/registration

 

Wednesday March 26

The Centre for Environment and Innis College present the Douglas Pimlott Memorial Lecture, dedicated to the memory of Professor Douglas Pimlott, the first Director of the Environmental Studies Program at Innis College, and an outstanding environmentalist and scholar. In addition to the lecture, the winners of the Douglas Pimlott and Robert Hunter Environmental Scholarships will be recognized. Robert Hunter was a Canadian environmentalist, journalist, author and co-founder of Greenpeace. Free admission. For more information contact Emma Thacker, Program Development and External Relations Assistant, Centre for Environment (em[DOT]thacker[AT]utoronto[DOT]ca, 416.946.5403).

 

Thursday March 27

Paramount presents an advance screening of Stop-Loss. 10pm. Further details to be announced.

 

Friday March 28

UofT's Asian Institute, the Richard Charles Lee Canada Hong Kong Library, and CINSSU present Going Behind the Camera: Hong Kong Films About Films, featuring screenings of Mr. Cinema and The Extras, a panel discussion, and an after party. The panel discussion, entitled Patience and Madcap Impetuosity: Going Behind the Camera in Hong Kong, features Colin Geddes (Ultra 8 Pictures and International Programmer, Toronto International Film Festival) and Bart Testa (Cinema Studies Institute, University of Toronto). Register online for free admission here, though please note that to fill the theatre we are accepting more registrations than there are seats, so please come at least 20 minutes in advance in order to secure a seat. The evening runs from 5:30pm to midnight. For more information visit www.cinssu.ca or "Cinema Studies Student Union" on facebook.

 

Sunday March 30

Toronto Film Society presents a double bill of They Came to Blow Up America and Decision Before Dawn. First film at 2pm. Visit here for more film and ticket information.

 

Thursday April 3

The Cinema Studies Institute presents "DVD Extras: A Director's Commentary," featuring Atom Egoyan speaking about DVD bonus features and his upcoming film, Adoration. 7pm start time.

 

Friday April 4

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

 

April 4-6

The Toronto Singapore Film Festival presents to Canadian audiences the unique experience of Singapore, through the creations of Singaporean filmmakers. For more information visit www.tsff.org

 

Tuesday April 8

The UofT Bookstore reading series presents an evening of conversation with Barrie Wilson, author of How Jesus Became Christian, and Patrick Gray. A question and answer period with the audience will follow the interview. Free admission; 7:30pm start time. For more information visit events.uoftbookstore.com/category/reading-series/

 

Thursday April 10

In Stroke, screening at 7:30pm, German filmmaker Katarina Peters falls in love with and marries Boris Baberkoff, a charismatic cellist with a zest for life. Their perfect world turns upside down during a visit to New York, where Baberkopf collapses, inexplicably suffering multiple strokes. Turning to her camera to make sense of her new reality, Katarina begins a video diary that documents her husband's recovery against all odds and her own personal struggle. Sponsored by the German Department, the Joint Initiative in German Studies, Cinema Studies Institute, and the Centre for Comparative Literature. Katarina Peters will be in attendance.

 

Friday April 11

CINSSU presents a Free Friday Film screening of The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford. Free admission; 7pm. For more information visit www.cinssu.ca or "Cinema Studies Student Union" on facebook.

 

Sunday April 13

Toronto Film Society presents a double bill of Top Secret and Private's Progress. First film at 2pm. Visit here for more film and ticket information.

 

April 18-27

Hot Docs – North America's largest documentary festival presents a selection of more than 100 cutting-edge documentaries from Canada and around the globe. For more information visit www.hotdocs.ca

 

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