March/April 2010 Events
Monday March 1
The Toronto Film Society presents a double bill, starting at 7pm: Night After Night (1932, 70 min. Directed by Archie Mayo, with Mae West and George Raft). Say hello to the sex goddess of the 20th century in her first film. By the time she hit Hollywood, Mae had long acquired a notorious reputation that no one since has equalled. Only Mae could deliver a line like, “Goodness had nothing to do with it.” Followed by Sextette (1978, 91 min. Directed by Ken Hughes, with Mae West, Timothy Dalton, George Hamilton, Ringo Starr, and George Raft). What can one say about Mae’s last star turn at 86 years? She lived her life her way and laughed at those who didn’t get it. Tongue firmly in cheek, rarely seen and much maligned, this film deserves better. Say goodbye to the icon. Visit here for more information.
Tuesday March 2
CINSSU presents an academic seminar on Caligula at 7pm. Join CINSSU (the Cinema Studies Student Union), the HSA (the History Students' Association) and the ACS (Association of Classics Students) for a look into one of the 20th century's most scandalous and wildly divisive films. The screening of the film will follow an interdisciplinary panel of professors speaking on the subject of both the film and the historical figure of Caligula himself. For more information visit www.cinssu.ca or "Cinema Studies Student Union" on facebook.
Thursday March 4
CINSSU presents a screening of the Oscar-nominated documentary The Cove at 7pm, with an introduction and Q&A by Leah Lemieux, author of Rekindling the Waters. Free admission, with a suggested $5 donation at the door. For more information visit www.cinssu.ca or "Cinema Studies Student Union" on facebook.
The 7th annual World of Comedy Film Festival brings you a feast of comedy films from around the world showcasing the best of the genre from both Canadian and international filmmakers, including classic comedy favourites. Visit here for a full schedule and more information.
Sunday March 7
Innis Town Hall presents the Academy Awards screening for free in high definition. Cast your "pick the winners" ballot for a chance to win a Hot Docs festival pass and other great prizes. Popcorn will be provided. Doors open at 6pm for the pre-show and the awards ceremony starts at 8pm.
Thursday March 11
Allied Marketing, MGM, and United Artists present a screening of Hot Tub Time Machine at 7:30pm. There will be a rush line for those without passes.
Friday March 12
CINSSU presents a Free Friday Film screening of Bound for Glory. Free admission; 7pm. For more information visit www.cinssu.ca or "Cinema Studies Student Union" on facebook.
Sunday March 14
The Toronto Film Society presents a double bill, starting at 2pm: Song o’ My Heart (1930, 80 min. Directed by Frank Borzage, with John McCormack and Maureen O'Sullivan). One of the best known, but now forgotten, singers of the early 20th century stars in the pre-code story of a teacher who takes in the children of his long lost love. Stunning unbroken concert sequence highlights this unique chance to see the screen debut of a rising star and the setting of a silent era great. Followed by Luck of the Irish (1948, 99 min. Directed by Henry Koster, with Tyrone Power, Anne Baxter, and Lee J. Cobb). A dapper reporter is followed back to New York from Ireland by a leprechaun on a mission. Rare early tinted print showcases one of the most charming and whimsical comedies on record. Oscar nominated. Visit here for more information.
Tuesday March 16
The Canadian Journalism Foundation presents another in their series of forums. Visit here for more information.
The 7th annual Toronto Japanese Short Film Festival takes place. Visit here for film, schedule, and ticket information.
Monday March 22
Alliance and CINSSU present a special advance screening of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo at 7:30pm. For more information visit www.cinssu.ca or "Cinema Studies Student Union" on facebook.
Tuesday March 23
CINSSU presents Cinema Sessions, a chance to hear Cinema graduates discuss what you can do with a Cinema Studies degree. Participants include Jocelyn Geddie (Programme Administration Assistant, Bell Lightbox, Toronto International Film Festival), Daniel Demois (co-owner of Fox Theatres), Rad Simonpillai (writer at NOW and POV Magazine), Maureen McGoey (Production Manager, Hot Docs Film Festival), Ron Koperdraad (Theatre Operations Manager, Hot Docs), and Wilson Cameron (Assistant VFX Producer, Mr. X Inc). A reception, including food and cash bar, will also take place, in the Innis Cafe. 6:30pm start time. For more information visit www.cinssu.ca or "Cinema Studies Student Union" on facebook.
Wednesday March 24
The University of Toronto's Centre for Jewish Studies presents the J. Richard and Dorothy Shiff Chair Lecture. Professor David Novak will speak on the topic of "Is There a Philosophical Warrant for a Jewish State in Israel?" at 7pm. Visit here for more information.
Thursday March 25
The Innis Herald and CINSSU presents free screenings of Jean-Luc Godard's Pierrot le fou and Notre musique, starting at 7pm. For more information visit www.cinssu.ca or "Cinema Studies Student Union" on facebook.
"Can You Digit?", the 2010 Cinema Studies Graduate Colloquium, takes place Friday, March 26, at 1pm in Town Hall, with keynote speaker Prof. Caitlin Fisher, and Saturday, March 27, at 1:30pm in Innis College room 222, followed by a screening of Gamer at 7:30pm. Visit here for more information.
Friday March 26
CINSSU presents a Free Friday Film screening of Les chansons d'amour (a.k.a. Love Songs). Free admission; 7pm. For more information visit www.cinssu.ca or "Cinema Studies Student Union" on facebook.
Saturday March 27
The South Asian Studies Students Association and CINSSU present a screening of 1999 at 3pm. Free admission. For more information visit www.cinssu.ca or "Cinema Studies Student Union" on facebook.
Friday April 2
CINSSU presents a Free Friday Film screening of World's Greatest Dad, followed by a screening of Days of Heaven on blu-ray. Free admission; 7pm. For more information visit www.cinssu.ca or "Cinema Studies Student Union" on facebook.
April 6, 8, and 9
The Images Festival presents a series of screenings and live events as part of its 23rd annual festival. Visit here for complete listings and more information.
Sunday April 11
The Polish-Jewish Heritage Foundation presents a screening of Po-Lin: The Slivers of Memory, followed by a discussion moderated by Prof. Piotr Wróbel, starting at 2:30pm. Suggested donation: members and students $5; others $8. Visit here for more information.
Monday April 12
The Toronto Film Society presents a double bill, starting at 7:30pm: The Fleet's In (1942, 93 min. Directed by Victor Schwertzinger, with Dorothy Lamour, William Holden, and Jimmy Dorsey). A shy sailor finds his inner sea wolf when he meets a famous singer. Jimmy Dorsey's band sets a toe-tapping pace as the boys in blue paint the town red. Strike up the band, bring on the fun...get ready girls, come on the run! Followed by The Thrill of Brazil (1946, 91 min. Directed by S. Sylvan Simon, with Evelyn Keyes, Keenan Wynn, and Ann Miller). A wonderful retelling of His Girl Friday as a lively nightclub musical complete with spectacular song and dance numbers. Add some witty verbal sparring and you have a great triangle of love, laughter and fun. Visit here for more information.
April 13 and 15
The first Toronto Silent Film Festival takes place, returning you to a time when images truly spoke - on the big screen, as they were meant to be seen, and with live accompaniment, as they were meant to be heard. Visit here for tickets and more information.
Wednesdays, April 14-May 19
The Academy for Lifelong Learning presents their series of spring talks each Wednesday morning. Coffee at 9:45am followed by speaker at 10:20am; $6 for non-members. Visit here for more information.
Saturday April 17
The second annual Inside Out Screen-A-Thon takes place. Get your friends, family, and co-workers to pledge you to suffer through an afternoon of over-the-top diva classics in support of Inside Out and the Toronto LGBT Film and Video Festival. Visit here for more information.
Sunday April 18
The Toronto Film Society presents a double bill, starting at 2pm: The Upturned Glass (1947, 89 min. Directed by Lawrence Huntington, with James Mason, Pamela Kellino, and Rosamund John). Relentless tension follows the footsteps of a surgeon as he searches for the killer of his last mistress only to face a moral dilemma. Do we do the right thing because it is right or for personal gain? Superior British noir served through a lens darkly. Followed by The House by River (1950, 84 min. Directed by Fritz Lang, with Louis Hayward, Jane Wyatt, and Lee Bowman). Afailed screenwriter's cold heart is capable of anything after he murders a woman, including implicating his own brother and capitalizing on his newfound fame. This forgotten gem from the master of light and shadow will chill you to the bone. Visit here for more information.
Tuesday April 20
The Canadian Journalism Foundation presents a panel discussion on "Arts Journalism: Staying Critical in the Digital Age." From the cultural giants of the past to the celebrity culture of today, arts criticism and literary journalism have changed substantially. Mainstream media cutbacks and the proliferation of blogging means everyone is a critic. Can the web save arts journalism? Visit here for tickets and more information.
Friday April 23
The Organization of Latin American Students presents the 5th annual charity concert, Sounds of Solidarity: Edición Perú, bringing you a night of live Latin American music, dance, and folklore. Contact 647.271.9324 or olas [DOT] stgeorge [AT] utoronto [DOT] ca or visit here for more information.
Saturday April 24
Sponsored by Hart House Good Ideas Fund and OLAS, the Latin American Student Film Festival will feature three Latin American and Caribbean-themed equity films that were created and directed by students in the University of Toronto's Latin American Studies and Equity Studies programs. The goal of this event is to promote Hispanic culture and art through film and to promote awareness of equity issues within the Latin American community to the broader Toronto community. We also want to encourage youth to explore the possibility of pursuing careers in the arts like film. 7:30pm start time. Visit here for more information.
Wednesday April 28
Raindance Canada presents their 99 Minute Film School at 6:30pm, a workshop that will run through the basic essentials you will need to create a film and to create a plan to launch your career. Visit here for registration and more information.
Thursday April 29
At 7:30pm, This Is Not a Reading Series celebrates the release of To Cool The Planet: Geoengineering And The Audacious Quest To Fix Earth’s Climate by inviting author Jeff Goodell to discuss his personal conversion from being downright critical to actively championing the controversial field of geo-engineering. Visit here for more information.