May/June/July 2007 Events
The Asia Institute, Reel Asian Film Festival, and the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office present the University of Toronto Hong Kong Film Festival. Three days of films, talks, parties, and panel discussions. Feature film screenings include the Toronto premiere of Isabella (Ho-Cheung Pang, 2006), the animated feature My Live as McDull (Toe Yuen, 2001), the horror film Dumplings (Fruit Chan, 2004), the romantic drama Lost in Time (Derek Yee Tung See, 2003), the crime thriller One Night in Mongkok (Derek Lee, 2004), the mockumentary The Heavenly Kings (Daniel Wu, 2006), and the social drama From the Queen to the Chief Executive (Herman Yau, 2001).For full film, schedule, and ticket information visit webapp.mcis.utoronto.ca/ai/pdfdoc/hkff.pdf
Tuesday May 8
The U of T Bookstore presents Sleeping Buddha: Portraits of a Changing Afghanistan. Afghan-born Canadian journalist Hamida Ghafour talks about her book, an intimate family memoir and a unique portrait of Afghanistan. 7:30pm, free admission. For more visit events.uoftbookstore.com
Wednesday May 9
Esprit Orchestra performs a new musical score for Fritz Lang's Metropolis as part of the annual New Wave Composers Festival. Composers/artists talk at 7:15pm, film at 8pm. Tickets at the door, $7. For more information visit www.espritorchestra.com or call 416-815-7887
May 10 - 13
The 2nd Annual Indie Can Film Festival -- Come see a wide variety of shorts, features and documentaries made by committed filmmakers from all over the world working outside of mainstream channels of production and distribution. All screenings are FREE; tickets are not required. For more information visit: www.indiecanfilmfestival.com
Saturday May 17
Toronto Animated Image Society screening, a film programme highlighting the best short films screened at the 2006 Ottawa International Animation Festival. Admission $10, students $8, TAIS members $5. 7pm. www.tais.ca/Events/Ottawa/Best%20of%20Ottawa.htm
A new, chewable nanotechnology lets people take pictures with their eyes
and cures cancer. But the early adopters find out it's hard to uninstall something after it's spread through their bloodstream... Shot entirely in Toronto, INFEST WISELY is a lo-fi sci-fi no-budget feature written by Jim Munroe. Seven segments, each with a different director and intertwining characters, is about the huge changes caused by the tiniest product in history. 7pm, $5.
See http://infestwisely.com for the trailer and more info.
May 24 - 27
Subtle Technologies Conference, a multidisciplinary event where artists and scientists come together to discuss, demonstrate and exhibit their work. Subtle Technologies challenges specialists, including physicists, geneticists, engineers, mathematicians, astronomers, film-makers, architects, dancers, painters and musicians to contemplate the ways art and science act upon one another and reshape our perspectives. For full festival information, registration, and a schedule of events visit www.subtletechnologies.com
Monday May 28
"Mad Cow Mysteries," a public lecture by Jay Ingram about the cultural and scientific mysteries of misfolded proteins (prions) These proteins cause BSE and are having an impact on our food supply and economy. Doors at 7pm, lecture starts at 7:30pm. Admission is free but seating priority will go to those who have registered. Register by May 23 at www.prionetcanada.ca
Wednesday May 30
"Revitalizing Democracy: Is Electoral Reform the Answer?" A Churchill Society / Citizen's Assembly debate. This spring, Ontario begins an historic debate: will we change the way we elect our members of provincial parliament? The Ontario Citizens’ Assembly on Electoral Reform is recommending major changes to the way our votes are translated into seats at Queen’s Park.
This fall, Ontarians will have their say in a provincial referendum. But members of the Churchill Society will join the debate early — as two prominent MPPs offer very different — but equally passionate — perspectives on electoral reform (Cherri DiNovo, MPP, and Norm Sterling, MPP).
7pm, free admission.
June 1 & 8-9
Alucine Toronto Latin@ Media Festival. Alucine is a competetive festival that screens work by established and emerging practitioners.Showcasing Canadian independent works, international selections and the best of the independent Latin American short film productions. Full schedule and ticket information at www.alucinefestival.com
June 13 - 17
Canadian Film Centre's Worldwide Short Film Festival. A wide variety of short films from around the world. This year features among many other programs, a Nordic spotlight, as well as a program of shorts from the Irish National Film School. Full schedule and ticket information at www.worldwideshortfilmfest.com
June 19 - 23
ReelHeART Film Festival. An eclectic festival of fiction and documentary shorts and features returns for its third year. Emerging and student filmmakers are showcased alongside established and master filmmakers. For full schedule and ticket information visit www.reelheart.com
Saturday June 30
Plan Canada Donor presents a screening of Sognare, a film of photography from around the world. After over 30-plus years of photography experience and travels to over 80 countries, Grant Faint created Sognare, a dynamic one-hour film of striking stills and remarkable video footage set to music from around the world. Following screenings in New York, London, Rome, Paris, Tokyo, Sydney, and Perth, Sognare comes to Toronto! 7:30pm, tickets are $20 in advance, $30 at the door, and $18 for students. Proceeds from the film go directly to the AIDS Affected Orphans Project in Tanzania. For tickets please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday July 9
Toronto Film Society summer series presents The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo and Buy Me That Town. First film at 7:30 pm. For more information visit pages.interlog.com/~tfs/summer.htm
Friday July 13
ToRo Arts Group and CINSSU present an exposé on Romanian cinema. Cannes award-winner Tudor Voican will introduce a screening of recent short films by Cristian Nemescu, Cristi Puiu, Catalin Mitulescu, and others. Advance tickets available at www.uofttix.ca, 7 Hart House Circle, 416-978-8849, for $10 ($5 for students). 7 pm start time. For more information visit www.toroartsgroup.com/events.html
Monday July 16
Toronto Film Society summer series presents The Case of the Lucky Legs and The Gracie Allen Murder Case. First film at 7:30 pm. For more information visit pages.interlog.com/~tfs/summer.htm
Thursday July 19
CINSSU and Paramount present an advance screening of Hot Rod starring Andy Samberg. Further details TBA. For more information visit www.cinssu.ca
Sunday July 22
Screening of Yoga, Inc. -- a documentary about the business of yoga -- followed by a discussion with the director. Tickets $10 at the door; start time 7 pm. For more information call 416-509-3286.
Monday July 23
Toronto Film Society summer series presents Miss Grant Takes Richmond and The Man from the Diner's Club. First film at 7:30 pm. For more information visit pages.interlog.com/~tfs/summer.htm
Wednesday July 25
The Toronto J-Film Pow-Wow presents Takeshi Kitano's Hana-Bi (Fireworks) in Innis College room 222. Admission $5; start time 7 pm. Please RSVP to Chris at jfilmpowwow [AT] yahoo [DOT] ca
Thursday July 26
Speakers David Hawk (author, Concentrations of Inhumanity), Paula Schriefer (director of advocacy, Freedom House), and Adrian Hong (executive director, Liberty in North Korea) discuss human rights in North Korea. Start time 6:30 pm. For more information email info [AT] linkglobal [DOT] org
Friday July 27
CINSSU presents Raising Arizona as a summer Free Friday Film. Start time 7 pm. For more information visit www.cinssu.ca
Monday July 30
Toronto Film Society summer series presents Fast and Furious and The Housekeeper's Daughter. First film at 7:30 pm. For more information visit pages.interlog.com/~tfs/summer.htm
Friday September 7
CINSSU presents a Free Friday Film screening of Paris Je T'Aime. 6pm, free admission. www.cinssu.ca
Tuesday September 11
AMPR presents an advance screening of Weirdsville. Details to be announced.
Wednesday September 12
CINSSU and Warner Brothers present an advance screening of Brave One. 9pm. www.cinssu.ca or "Cinema Studies Student Union" on facebook.
Friday September 14
CINSSU presents a Free Friday Film screening of Ghost World. Free admission, 7pm. www.cinssu.ca or "Cinema Studies Student Union" on facebook.
Friday September 21
CINSSU presents a Free Friday Film screening of David Lynch's Elephant Man. Free admission, 7pm. www.cinssu.ca or "Cinema Studies Student Union" on facebook.
Saturday September 22
"Amani Live ," a CD release concert for "AMANI, the Words, the Rhythm, the Music." Featuring Anne-Marie Woods, a.k.a. Amani, with special guest artists Heron Jones (guest emcee and poet), Chelsea Nisbett (singer from Nova Scotia), Jugular (musician), Michael Shand (keys), and DJ Sean Sax. Tickets cost $20 in advance (includes CD) or $20 at the door. Doors at 7:30 pm; show starts at 8 pm. Advance ticket sales begin Wednesday, August 22, and continue to Wednesday, September 12; call 416-706-7694 to purchase. www.myspace.com/amanithepoet
Tuesday September 25
Health Providers Against Poverty presents an All Candidates Debate on Poverty and Health. 7 - 9pm, free admission. If you need childcare please RSVP to Maggie Sicilia at 416-907-7964 by September 21.
Friday September 28
CINSSU presents a Free Friday Film screening of Iron Giant. Free admission, 7pm. www.cinssu.ca or "Cinema Studies Student Union" on facebook.
Saturday September 29
Nuit Blanche at Innis Town Hall: "Onscreen/Offscreen FILM SCHOOL." A program of video works that study mainstream cinema by editing and combining sections of source films into new narratives, highlighting typecasting, and the stock of conventions and dramatic motifs. Three short films loop all night, from 7pm.
Saturday September 29
Screening of Paraiso: The Gawad Kalinga Movie. "Paraiso" means Paradise and is what GK has been to the masses as the grassroots movement is radically rebuilding the country one village at a time. The movie highlights three stories of ordinary people and how GK has touched, inspired and transformed their lives. Sponsored by GK Youth Build, Youth for Christ and Ancop Canada. 3pm.