Innis Town Hall

University of Toronto

November / December 2006 Events

Wednesday November 1

The Churchill Society for the Advancement of Parliamentary Democracy presents a panel discussion and debate: "Revitalizing Democracy: Is Electoral Reform the Answer?" As the Ontario Citizens' Assembly on Electoral Reform begins its work this fall, the Churchill Society is putting on a debate between prominent Ontarians with compelling - and very different - perspectives on electoral reform. Free admission, 7pm.

November 2 - 5

The 7th annual Planet in Focus, Canada’s leading international environmental film and video festival features over 80 films from across Canada and around the world, panel discussions, special events, an Eco-Fair, free films for children, an Organic Pancake Breakfast and a Spotlight on Toronto.

Tuesday November 7

Sony Pictures presents an advance screening of Stranger Than Fiction, a quirky black comedy starring Will Ferrell. 7pm, free admission with pass. Pass-holders will be admitted first, and any remaining seats are first come first serve.

Thursday November 9

Toronto Women's Bookstore "Taboo Memories, Diasporic Voices" book launch event is postponed.

November 10-12

The 4th Annual Toronto Japanese Short Film Festival. A rare chance to view a wide variety of Japanese short films. For film and ticket information please visit

Saturday November 11

Homelessness and the Criminal Justice System, a public forum presented by the John Howard Society of Toronto & Centre for Urban and Community Studies . The forum will examine the following questions: How many people are homeless on discharge from jail? l What offences do homeless people commit? How does the regulation of public space affect how homeless individuals are treated? How do homeless individuals experience policing? How can access to legal and other services be improved?

9:30am to 2:30pm, free admission. Please confirm your attendance by Thursday, November 9:

Monday November 13

CINSSU and Warner Brothers presents an advance screening of Darren Aronofsky's new film The Fountain. 9:30pm, free admission with pass. Get a pass from CINSSU (2 Sussex Avenue, room 107).

Tuesday November 14

Frontier College Students for Literacy hosts a literacy awareness event, "Reel Literacy: A public screening of Akeelah and the Bee." This inspiring film will be shown starting at 7.30, with doors opening at 7.00. This event is completely free, but for a small donation of 5 dollars, guests can receive a coffee or water and a muffin or cookie courtesy of our sponsor.

Wednesday November 15

OPIRG presents another film in their political film series, Continuous Journey. In 1914, the Komagata Maru, a ship carrying 376 immigrants from British India, was turned away by Canada. Only a half-mile from Canadian shores, the ship was surrounded by immigration boats and the passengers were held in communicado, prisoners on the ship. Thus began a dramatic stand-off which would escalate over the course of two months, becoming one of the most infamous incidents in Canadian history. Continuous Journey is a compelling and eye-opening investigation into the past and present ramifications of this incident. 6pm, free admission. More information at

November 16 - 19

The 10th Annual Reel Asian Film Festival! Come see a wide variety of shorts, features, and documentaries from the Asian diaspora at this award-winning festival. For ticket and film information please visit


Thursday November 23

Pages Books & Magazines, Knopf Canada, and NOW present a This Is Not A Reading Series Lecture: THOMAS HOMER-DIXON celebrates the launch of THE UPSIDE OF DOWN (Knopf Canada) with a lecture on Catastrophe, Creativity, and the Renewal of Civilization. 7:30pm (doors 7pm), $5 (tickets at Pages Books, in-store or online). For ticket and more event information visit


Friday November 24

U of T's Latin American Studies & Alucine screening of Distinctive, a series of shorts by Latino filmmakers that explore new ways of making understanding film and video in Canada. 3pm, free admission. Filmmakers will be present.

Friday November 24

CINSSU presents a Free Friday Film Kung Fu Friday double bill: Flirting Scholar, starring Steven Chow, and a second film to be announced. Free admission, 7pm.


November 25-26

The second Indie Can Film Festival screens a variety of films made by committed filmmakers working outside of mainstream channels of production and distribution. All screenings are free; tickets are not required. For more information visit


Sunday November 26

Toronto Film Society presents a double bill screening of My Name is Julia Ross, and Watch on the Rhine. 2pm. For ticket and film information visit


Friday December 1

Philosophy Course Union's screening of "Derrida and An Other", followed by lecture by Mark Kingwell. 3:30pm, free admission.

Friday December 1 (and December 3)

Toronto Arab Film Festival. The Toronto Arab Film Festival is a non-profit, non-sectarian collective of Arab Canadian Independent media artists. TAFF exhibits and promotes films and videos by Arabs (on any topic) and films about the Arab world (by everyone). More details to be announced. Also check the festival website for updates:


Saturday December 2

Citizens' Environment Watch presents "EcoChill" a day of speakers, films , a student poster presentation, vendors, and info booths. 11am - 3pm. Free admission for students, others pay what you can. For more information please visit CEW online at


Sunday December 3 (and December 1)

Toronto Arab Film Festival. The Toronto Arab Film Festival is a non-profit, non-sectarian collective of Arab Canadian Independent media artists. TAFF exhibits and promotes films and videos by Arabs (on any topic) and films about the Arab world (by everyone). More details to be announced. Also check the festival website for updates:


Wednesday December 6

OPIRG Toronto presents another screening as part of their political film series. More details to be announced.


Thursday December 7

Centennial College presents the 4th annual [Frame] Film Festival. The [Frame] Film Festival is a student film festival which aims at providing students in the Toronto area with an opportunity to showcase their talent and present their films. Doors at 7pm, screenings start at 7:30pm.


Friday December 8

CINSSU presents a Free Friday Film screening of Little Miss Sunshine. 7pm, free admission.


Saturday December 9

The Centre for South Asian Studies, and the Asia Institute present the Bengali Film Festival. 12-6pm. The films screened are: Liliputs Will Overcome Someday (Rakibul Hassan), Pikoo's Day (Satyajit Ray), Color of Faith (Saiful Wadud Helal), and Abhijaan (Satyajit Ray). $10 per film, or $25 for all the films. For more information about the films and the festival visit


Saturday December 9

The Toronto Women's Bookstore presents the launch of Ella Shohat new book Taboo Memories, Diasporic Voices. 7pm, $7-$20 sliding scale. For more information on the book and event click here


Sunday December 10

Toronto Film Society presents a Film Buff Sundays double bill. Woman Chases Man (1937), a vastly entertaining screwball comedy about love among the rich, with Miriam Hopkins trying to fleece wealthy Joel McCrea and falling in love in the process. Also screening is Everybody Does It (1949), in which a wife wants a singing career but her husband gets one in this hilarious tale, involving singer Celeste Holm, her husband Paul Douglas, and prima donna Linda Darnell. 2pm. For more information visit


Tuesday December 12

Wiegand Memorial Foundation Lecture Series presents Philip Kitcher on: "Darwin, Design and the Future of Faith." 7pm, free admission.


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