May/June 2009 Events
Wednesdays, April 15-May 20
The Academy for Lifelong Learning presents their series of spring talks each Wednesday morning. Coffee at 10am followed by speaker at 10:30am; $6 for non-members. Visit here for more information.
April 30-May 10
This year, Hot Docs, North America's largest documentary festival, will feature Canadian and international competitive programmes, an international documentary market, The Doc Shop, and the 10th annual Toronto Documentary Forum. Visit here for more information.
Saturday May 2
The Toronto Comic Arts Festival, The Beguiling, and Hot Docs present a free midnight screening of Comic Book Confidential. Visit here for more information.
Wednesday May 13
UofT's Cities Centre and the Neptis Foundaton present "The Impact of Power Retailing on Toronto's Regional Landscape: A Forum," featuring speakers Ron Buliung (UTM), Tony Hernandez (Ryerson University) and other panel members. The event begins at 4pm, followed by a reception. Seating is limited; please RSVP to citiescentre [AT] utoronto [DOT] ca. Visit here for more information.
Tuesday May 19
The Koffler Centre of the Arts screens the first part of the mini-series A Touch Away at 7pm. A multi-family drama set in the Orthodox Tel Aviv neighbourhood of Bnei Barak, the series portrays the cultural clash that occurs upon the arrival of a secular family from Russia. Admission is $10, or $35 for a series pass. Visit here for more information.
Wednesday May 20
CANCELLED. UofT's Asian Institute presents an Asian Heritage Month premiere screening of Flowers in the Sky, with filmmaker Prasanna Vithanage in attendance. Admission is free with pre-registration; 6pm start time. An informal reception will follow in the Innis Cafe. Visit here for more information. CANCELLED.
The Toronto International Deaf Film & Arts Festival showcases the work of talented national and international deaf, hard of hearing, deafened, deaf-blind filmmakers and artists, as well as those who produce works in collaboration with the deaf community. Visit here for more information.
Friday May 22
416 Community Support for Women hold their Spring Fling, featuring a doorprize, guest speaker, live music, and cash bar, with all proceeds from auctioned items going to the women of 416. 6pm start time. For more information phone Lesley Clark at 416.964.6936 x225 or Rosie Smyth at 416.928.3334 x222.
Monday May 25
CINSSU and Warner Bros. present an advanced screening of The Hangover at 7:30pm. Passes will be available from CINSSU. For more information visit www.cinssu.ca or "Cinema Studies Student Union" on facebook.
Tuesday May 26
The Koffler Centre of the Arts screens the second part of the mini-series A Touch Away at 7pm. Admission is $10, or $35 for a series pass. Visit here for more information.
Friday May 29
The Carter Thor Film Festival 2009 takes place starting at 8pm (doors at 7:30pm). $10 admission. Visit here for more information or call 416.970.6541.
Sunday May 31
The finale of the Asian Heritage Month Outreach Film Festival features several short films, a documentary, and a feature film shown free of charge. The day's programming begins at 2pm.
Tuesday June 2
The Koffler Centre of the Arts screens the third part of the mini-series A Touch Away at 7pm. Admission is $10, or $35 for a series pass. Visit here for more information.
Thursday June 4
The Toronto Youth Shorts Film Festival is a showcase of thought-provoking cinematic short works created by young filmmakers from all over the city of Toronto. Festivities include a film screening of over 17 short films and a discussion panel with the directors. Filmmakers come from Ryerson, Humber, York, UofT and OCAD. Visit here for more information.
Friday June 5
A spiritual discourse and darshan takes place with Amma Sri Karunamayi at 7pm. Free admission. Biographies of Amma are available in advance for a donation of $50 by contacting ranjan90 [AT] hotmail [DOT] com. Visit here for more information.
Saturday June 6
Muslim Education Project, Student Services, and GSA and CTLSA at OISE present "Transforming Classrooms and Streets: Life Lessons of Poets and Beat Masters." The evening will consist of free screenings of New Muslim Cool and Sedition,
followed by community discussion with educators, activists and artists. 6:30pm start time.
Monday June 8
Defence for Children International - Canada presents this year's Lowery Lecture on children's rights, "Is This Our Canada?" In her lecture, Cindy Blackstock, the executive director of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada, will challenge us to imagine a Canada in which our promises under the Convention on the Rights of the Child become a reality for all children -- including Aboriginal children. Doors open at 6pm; 7pm start time. Admission is free. Visit here for more information.
Tuesday June 9
The Koffler Centre of the Arts screens the final part of the mini-series A Touch Away at 7pm. Admission is $10, or $35 for a series pass. Visit here for more information.
The 12th annual Subtle Technologies Festival focuses on the theme of "networks," and attempts to critically understand and interpret the impact and convergence of art and science in the contemporary world. Visit here for more information.
The Worldwide Short Film Festival presents "Short Films, Big Ideas: A Symposium on the Art and Commerce of Short Filmmaking." Visit here for more information.
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. Show your UofT student card for half-price admission. Visit here for tickets and more information.