May 2008 Events
Friday May 2
The Over the Top Festival presents screenings of Pop Skull [with Liars' We Fenced Other Gardens with the Bones of Our Own] at 9pm and 100 Tears [with Hokuro Brothers: Full Throttle] at 11pm. Visit www.overthetopfest.com for tickets and other information.
Tuesday May 6
In Try It on Everything, screening at 7pm (doors 6:30pm), discover how the tapping process called Emotional Freedom Techniques can be used to help with anything from allergies to pain to trauma. View the trailer here. $5 per person; students are free. Seating is limited so please RSVP to Crystal Hawk at 416.922.4325 or crystal [DOT] hawk [AT] sympatico [DOT] ca.
Wednesday May 7
The Academy of Lifelong Learning presents Jeffrey Kopstein speaking on the topic of "Growing Apart? America and Europe in the 21st Century". Coffee at 10am; speaker at 10:30am. Free for members; $6 for non-members. Visit www.allto.ca/talks.html for more information.
Thursday May 8
Esprit Orchestra presents part of their 2008 New Wave Composers Festival. Free admission; 7pm start time. Visit here for more information.
Wednesday May 14
10am. The Academy of Lifelong Learning presents Helen Nolan speaking on the topic of "Toronto's Sculptural Heritage, 1857-2007". Coffee at 10am; speaker at 10:30am. Free for members; $6 for non-members. Visit www.allto.ca/talks.html for more information.
8pm. CINSSU, Allied Advertising, and Paramount Vantage present a free advance screening of American Teen. For more information visit www.cinssu.ca or "Cinema Studies Student Union" on facebook.
The Canadian Sport Film Festival explores the ways in which sport, physical activity, recreation, dance, and play provide meaningful experiences in the lives of people around the world. Visit www.sportfilmfestival.ca for tickets and more information.
Sunday May 18
The Inside Out Toronto Lesbian and Gay Film and Video Festival presents a screening of Passiflora at 7:30pm. Visit here for tickets and more information.
Wednesday May 21
10am. The Academy of Lifelong Learning presents Ron Denham speaking on the topic of "World Water Challenge: Lessons for Canada". Coffee at 10am; speaker at 10:30am. Free for members; $6 for non-members. Visit www.allto.ca/talks.html for more information.
7pm. The War Resisters Support Campaign presents a conversation with U.S. war resisters, moderated by Andy Barrie, CBC radio host and Vietnam War resister. For more information call 416.598.1222, visit www.resisters.ca or email resisters [AT] sympatico [DOT] ca.
Saturday May 24
DOC Toronto presents a Doc Master Series all-day workshop with one of Canada’s most innovative directors, Dr. Allan King. "As examples," says King, "I will use selections from my own work Rickshaw, Skidrow, A Matter of Pride, Come on Children, Who’s in Charge? and Field Day. Ask any questions you want. This seminar is for you to explore what you want, not for me to preach. The aim of all my work is to be useful in helping people find authority for their own lives; that is the only way to become free." 9:30am start time. Limited attendance; visit www.docorg.ca/toronto.html to register.
Sunday May 25
The Great Granny Revolution screens at 4pm and 7pm, with a Q&A following each screening. Visit here for more information.
Wednesday May 28
Journalists for Human Rights present a screening of LUMO: One Woman's Struggle to Heal in a Nation Beset by War. Doors open at 7pm. Visit here for more information.
May 29-June 1
The 11th annual Subtle Technologies Festival focuses on the theme of "light," and attempts to critically understand and interpret the impact and convergence of art and science in the contemporary world. Visit www.subtletechnologies.com for more information.
Monday June 2
A screening of It's Time: African Women Join Hands against Domestic Violence will be followed by a panel discussion with Mahdere Paulos (Executive Director, Ethiopian Women Lawyers Association) and Tsidi Kambula (Prosecutor, South African National Prosecuting Authority). Free admission. 6pm doors; 6:30pm screening. Visit www.itstimeafrica.org for more information, or contact Yukyung Kim-Cho at ykimcho [AT] ojen [DOT] ca or 416.947.5273.
Saturday June 7
learninginthecity.com presents the Alternative Learning Expo in the Innis cafe from 11am to 2pm. The Expo allows the public to explore alternative learning opportunities in the city, such as craft classes, language classes, seminars, cooking classes, and other ways of gaining life-long learning experiences. Visit www.learninginthecity.com for more information.
Tuesday June 10
The Toronto Cyclist Union presents a screening of Long Road North followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers. 7pm start time; $10 for members, $12 for non-members. Visit www.longroadnorth.com or www.bikeunion.to for tickets and more information.
Monday June 16
CINSSU and Warner Bros. present a free advance screening of Get Smart. For more information visit www.cinssu.ca or "Cinema Studies Student Union" on facebook.
The ReelHeART International Film Festival is dedicated to providing exposure for independent filmmakers around the world. A 'truly open' festival, RHIFF presents films of all genres and nationalities. For tickets and more information, visit www.reelheart.com; view the festival trailer here.
Saturday June 22
Flow Fitness presents their student showcase starting at 7pm. Visit www.flowfitness.ca for more information.
Wednesday June 25
The "Up Against a Giant" fundraiser -- a night of Somali food, inspirational speakers, film, and music -- helps support the case of eight temp workers against United Parcel Services Canada. Featuring MC Uzma Shakir (Atkinson Economic Justice Fellow), keynote speakers Anisa Hagi (former temp worker at UPS) and Carol Wall (human rights activist), and musical guests LAL, Farheen Beg and Raging Asian Women Taiko Drummers. $20 or suggested donation; 6pm start time. For tickets or more information contact Karen at 416.531.0778 ext. 225.
Saturday June 28
True Experience is an evening of music and poetry featuring Craig Doyle Henry and a selection of special guests and upcoming talent. 7pm start time. Visit www.cdhlive.com for more information.