Innis Town Hall

University of Toronto

November/December 2010 Events

 

November 2-7

The tenth annual Diaspora Film Festival takes place, providing Toronto audiences with an opportunity to experience the cultural mosaic of the present world through the medium of cinema. Visit here for more information.

 

Friday November 5

CINSSU presents a Free Friday Film screening of The Purple Rose of Cairo  at 7pm. For more information visit www.cinssu.ca or "Cinema Studies Student Union" on facebook.

 

November 10 to 14

The Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival takes place, providing a unique showcase of contemporary Asian cinema and work from the Asian diaspora. Visit here for more information.

 

Friday November 12

CINSSU presents a Free Friday Film screening of Mansfield Park at 7pm. For more information visit www.cinssu.ca or "Cinema Studies Student Union" on facebook.

 

Monday November 15

The Toronto Film Society presents a double bill, starting at 7:30pm: Thieves' Highway (1949, 94 min. Directed by Jules Dassin, with Richard Conte and Valentina Cortese). Richly-shaded noir of an edgy returning vet seeking revenge for his father's death at the hands of merciless produce wholesalers. Riveted together by the skilled direction of soon-to-be-blacklisted Dassin, and standout performances of the stars, this is a must-see masterpiece. Followed by Edge of the City (1957, 85 min. Directed by Martin Ritt, with John Cassavettes and Sidney Poitier). The code of silence surrounding the murky, corrupt world of the docks is set up by the blacklisted Ritt (in his directorial debut) to explore the complexities of racial brotherhood and tension. Simultaneously subtle and sharp, this film leaves an impact long after the closing credits. Visit here for more information.

 

Tuesday November 16

The Canadian Journalism Foundation presents Mark Lukasiewicz, the vice president of NBC News Specials and Digital Media, speaking on the topic of "What's Next for Broadcast News?" Visit here for registration and more information.

 

Thursday November 18

The aluCine Toronto Latin Film & Media Arts Festival presents their opening Film Gala. Visit here for more information.

 

Friday November 19

CINSSU presents a Free Friday Film screening of The Limey at 7pm. For more information visit www.cinssu.ca or "Cinema Studies Student Union" on facebook.

 

November 20-21

The Canadian Labour International Film Festival takes place, screening films about workers and the conditions under which they live, work, fight and succeed. Visit here for more information.

 

Monday November 22

The Cinema Studies Institute and the Innis Alumni Network present a free screening of Barney's Version at 6pm sharp, followed by a Q&A with producer Robert Lantos. Visit here for more information.

 

Thursday November 25

"Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Ukrainian Cinema Since Independence" is a screening and lecture series focusing on Ukrainian cinema as it tries to shake off the crippling legacy of the Soviet past and adapt to today's fast-moving reality. A selection of recent works by a younger generation of Ukrainian filmmakers screens at 7pm. Free admission; the films will be shown in their Ukrainian or Russian language version with English subtitles. Visit here for more information.

 

Friday November 26

CINSSU presents a Free Friday Film screening of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom at 7pm. For more information visit www.cinssu.ca or "Cinema Studies Student Union" on facebook.

 

November 27-28

The Canadian Labour International Film Festival continues.

 

Friday December 3

CINSSU presents a Free Friday Film screening of The Story of the Last Chrysanthemum at 7pm. For more information visit www.cinssu.ca or "Cinema Studies Student Union" on facebook.

 

Monday December 6

The Toronto Film Society presents a double bill, starting at 7:30pm: Weekend in Havana (1941, 80 min. Directed by Walter Lang, with Alice Faye, Carmen Miranda, and Cesar Romero). Hot Latin blood jumps in this magical musical comedy. The plot? Who cares. Spend the evening sipping cocktails and dancing the rumba with Alice, Carmen and Cesar in this tropical heat wave of a film. Followed by Springtime in the Rockies (1941, 91 min. Directed by Irving Cummings, with Betty
Grable, John Payne, and Carmen Miranda). The definitive Fox musical adds a Technicolor hit to Grable's gams, Carmen's energy and the Harry James band. Battling Broadway stars duel it out amongst the Canadian Rockies. One of the most enjoyable movies you'll see all year. Visit here for more information.

 

Sunday December 12

The Toronto Film Society presents a double bill, starting at 2pm: The Lemon Drop Kid (1951, 91 min. Directed by Sidney Lanfield, with Bob Hope, Marilyn Maxwell, and Lloyd Nolan). Bob is hilarious as a racetrack tout who may not be able to dodge the local mob boss after causing the gangster's girl to lose at the races. Given that it's Christmas, maybe he can hide behind some good deeds, posing as a charity fundraiser. Debut of the hit song "Silver Bells." Followed by The Man Who Lost Himself (1941, 71 min. Directed by Edward Ludwig, with Nils Asther, Brian Aherne, and Kay Francis). What's a guy to do when he steps into the shoes of his look-a-like? Why--take over his life, and his wife, think of that!? This neatly packaged farce combines snappy direction and fine performances. Visit here for more information.

 

December 13-14

The Goethe-Institut Toronto presents "Beyond the Border: The European Dimension of Film," a screening series and discussion of award-winning films from the Atelier Ludwigsburg-Paris, presented by Jan Schütte. Visit here for more information.

 

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