September/October 2009 Events
Friday September 4
The Brazilian Film Festival of Toronto presents a panel discussion, "Filmmaking on a Dime," at 2:30pm. The speakers will discuss the stages, processes, and paths to make a low-budget film, with the goal of creating initiatives that promote the exchange of experiences among Brazilian and Canadian film industry professionals. The documentary Side B will screen at the beginning of the session. Visit here for more information.
Friday September 11
CINSSU presents a Free Friday Film screening of The Girlfriend Experience. Free admission; 7pm. For more information visit www.cinssu.ca or "Cinema Studies Student Union" on facebook
Tuesday September 15
The Canadian Journalism Foundation presents a conversation, "Journalism is Dead; Long Live Journalism." Rem Rieder will discuss with Ira Basen how the web is reinventing journalism. The presentation begins at 6:30pm, followed by a Q&A session and reception. Visit here to register and for more information.
Thursday September 17
Family Contact presents a screening of My Awesome Movie at 8pm. $2 admission with student card; $5 without. Visit here for more information.
Friday September 18
The Canadian Urban Institute presents an urban leadership session, "The Future of Food: Sustainable Supply Chain Strategies for Growing Urban Regions." A panel of experts will discuss the issue, and local growers and artisanal producers will also be on hand. A Greenbelt-grown breakfast will be served at 7:30am, with the discussion to follow. Visit here to register and for more information.
7pm. CINSSU presents a Free Friday Film screening of CQ. Free admission. For more information visit www.cinssu.ca or "Cinema Studies Student Union" on facebook.
Friday September 25
CINSSU presents a Free Friday Film double bill screening of Stranger than Paradise and Night on Earth. Free admission; first film at 7pm. For more information visit www.cinssu.ca or "Cinema Studies Student Union" on facebook
Saturday September 26
The Joe Shuster Awards are Canadas first national award recognizing outstanding achievement in the creation of comic books, graphic novels and webcomics and are named after pioneering Toronto-born artist Joe Shuster who, along with writer Jerry Siegel, created the iconic super-powered hero, Superman. The 5th Annual Joe Shuster Canadian Comic Book Creator Awards ceremony starts at 8pm; doors open for general seating at 7:30pm. Admission is free. Special preview of the 2009 Visions of an Icon: Wolverine original comic art show from 5pm - 7pm in the lobby. Visit here for more information www.joeshusterawards.com
Wednesday September 30
CINSSU and Warner Bros. present a free advance screening of The Invention of Lying at 7pm. No passes remain; rush seating only. For more information visit www.cinssu.ca or "Cinema Studies Student Union" on facebook.
Thursday October 1
Forum Snowboarding's sixth team-inspired video, Forever, premieres at 7:30pm. Doors at 7pm; admission $5 (proceeds go to wearecontributors.com). Peter Line and Eddie Wall will be in attendance. Email ian [AT] nicksonagencies [DOT] com for more information.
Friday October 2
CINSSU presents a Free Friday Film screening of Sugar. Free admission; 7pm. For more information visit www.cinssu.ca or "Cinema Studies Student Union" on facebook.
The Canadian Sport Film Festival is an annual event that showcases films that go beyond the “on-the-field” sport stories and offers filmmakers and audiences an opportunity to explore the important connections between sport and society. Visit here for more information.
The 4th Annual Indie Can Film Festival – Come see a wide variety of shorts, features, music videos 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
Sunday October 4
The Toronto Film Society presents a double bill, starting at 2pm: The Shining Hour (1938, 80 min. Directed by Frank Borzage, with Joan Crawford and Margaret Sullavan). City and country clash when a worldly woman marries a farmer over the strenuous objections of his brother. But when the brother starts to notice her curves…. Joan at the top of her game. Followed by Two-Faced Woman (1941, 94 min. Directed by George Cukor, with Greta Garbo and Melvyn Douglas). Despite the critics, this is a sharp bedroom farce about an outdoorsy gal who poses as her more vivacious sister in order to win back her husband's affections. It raised eyebrows at the censor board but Garbo and Douglas enchant. The film goddess's last screen appearance.
Monday October 5
The Toronto Film Society presents a double bill, starting at 7:30pm: Charlie Chan at the Opera (1936, 66 min. Directed by H. Bruce Humberstone, with Warner Oland and Boris Karloff). After seven years in the loony bin, a singer’s amnesia about the identity of who tried to kill him begins to fade, and he goes after revenge. The inscrutable one finds that high culture and low murder are not incompatible. Followed by The Climax (1944, 86 min. Directed by George Waggner, with Boris Karloff and Susanna Foster). The master of gothic is back again in a moody Technicolor thriller that has something for everyone. A mad doctor becomes obsessed with a beautiful opera singer who reminds him of his murdered mistress.
October 8 and 10
The Abilities Arts Festival presents their "Projections" film forum, featuring a diverse range of feature films, documentaries, and shorts written, produced, directed by, or starring artists with disabilities. Screenings begin each night at 7pm, with a youth matinee on the 10th at 3pm. Visit here for tickets and more information.
Friday October 9
CINSSU presents a Free Friday Film screening of Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter ... and Spring. Free admission; 7pm. For more information visit www.cinssu.ca or "Cinema Studies Student Union" on facebook.
The fourth annual Macedonian Film Festival features a line-up of films spotlighting the many talents of Macedonian filmmakers, including Stole Popov classics and short and animated films by emerging and established filmmakers. Opening the festival and making its North American debut is A Name is a Name, a documentary–style road film which explores the “name issue” that Macedonia has been faced with since declaring its independence from Yugoslavia. Visit here for more information.
Friday October 16
CINSSU presents a Free Friday Film screening of The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3. Free admission; 7pm. For more information visit www.cinssu.ca or "Cinema Studies Student Union" on facebook.
Monday October 19
As part of the Backpack to Briefcase series, English, History, and Cinema Studies students are invited to "Screen Real." Award-winning creators Ron Mann, James Cullingham, and Stuart Coxe discuss what alternative culture has in common with international documentaries and reality TV. 7pm start time. The Q&A follows a screening (with snacks). RSVP at alumni.utoronto.ca/backpack or email backpack [AT] artsci [DOT] utoronto [DOT] ca
The Planet in Focus festival takes place. Visit here for more information.
Sunday October 25
The Images Festival presents a special screening of The BQE, a film by Sufjan Stevens. A cinematic suite inspired by the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway and the Hula-Hoop, The BQE is accompanied by an idiosyncratic musical soundtrack composed by Stevens for band and chamber orchestra. Tickets are $10 advance; $12 at the door. 7:30pm start time. Visit here for tickets and more information.
Friday October 30
CINSSU presents a Free Friday Film screening of The Changeling. Free admission; 7pm. For more information visit www.cinssu.ca or "Cinema Studies Student Union" on facebook.