September 2010 Events
Friday September 10
CINSSU presents a Free Friday Film screening of The Lost Boys. Free admission; 7pm. For more information visit www.cinssu.ca or "Cinema Studies Student Union" on facebook.
Wednesday September 15
The Innis College Urban Studies Program and UofT's Cities Centre, in collaboration with the Canadian Urban Institute and the Toronto Star, present a Toronto mayoral debate, with moderator John Honderich. 7:30pm start time; seating is limited. Visit here for more information.
Friday September 17
CINSSU presents a Free Friday Film screening of Mother. Free admission; 7pm. For more information visit www.cinssu.ca or "Cinema Studies Student Union" on facebook.
Thursday September 23
UofT's Department of Spanish and Portuguese presents "Gender and Political Violence: A Conversation with Dedé Mirabal." The International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, observed yearly on November 25, was designated by the United Nations to commemorate the death of three of the Mirabal sisters. They were assassinated by the Trujillo regime in the Dominican Republic in 1960. Join us in welcoming Ms. Dedé Mirabal, the surviving sister, who will visit Toronto this September, just over a month before the commemoration of the 49th anniversary of the assassination of her sisters. The event will begin at 7:30pm with a screening of the documentary Codename: Butterflies. Visit here for more information.
Friday September 24
3pm. The Brazilian Film & TV Festival of Toronto presents a seminar entitled "Contemporary Brazilian Cinema: From Nelson Pereira dos Santos to Fernando Meirelles," by Dr. Hudson Moura. The goal of this one-day workshop is to understand the national issues and social and cultural contexts that have affected and driven Brazilian cinema for the last sixty years. Free admission; limited seating. Visit here for registration and more information.
7pm. CINSSU presents a Free Friday Film screening of selected NFB shorts. Free admission. For more information visit www.cinssu.ca or "Cinema Studies Student Union" on facebook.
Saturday September 25
4:30pm. The Beguiling welcomes author Blake Bell to Toronto to discuss his new book, Fire & Water: Bill Everett, the Sub-Mariner, and the Birth fo Marvel Comics. Also attending the book launch will be Wendy Everett, the daughter of the famed cartoonist. Free admission. Visit here for more information.
7pm. The Beguiling is proud to be partnering with The French Consulate in Toronto and The Alliance Francaise de Toronto to welcome the bestselling French cartoonist Lewis Trondheim to Toronto! Mr Trondheim is one of the most famous and respected cartoonists in the entire world—this is quite possibly a once in a lifetime event. Mr. Trondheim will be giving a drawing presentation and will be interviewed in an event that will primarily take place in English, but will have some small French-language components that will also be translated. Free admission. Visit here for more information.
Sunday September 26
The Toronto Film Society presents a double bill, starting at 2pm: Search for Beauty (1934, 78 min. Directed by Erie Kenton, with Buster Crabbe and Toby Wing). One of the sexiest pre-Code films you'll ever see! This fast-paced comedy satirizing the health and fitness business has a trio of con artists luring good-looking Olympic athletes to their scam. You have to see it to believe the liberties on screen. Followed by A Damsel in Distress (1937, 101 min. Directed by George Stevens, with Fred Astaire, Joan Fontaine, and Burns & Allen). Bright Gershwin songs, P.G. Wodehouse's script and London backdrops set the tone for this rarely seen Astaire film. Burns and Allen offer their usual wacky support to the dancing star as he pursues an aristocratic heiress. Oscar win. Visit here for more information.
Wednesday September 29
As part of the Mandingue Summit: West African Dance & Drum Festival, two classic African films have been selected to provide audiences with a visible and moving representation of traditional Mandinka culture. Moolaadé screens at 7pm, and Sia, Myth of the Python at 9pm. Doors open at 6:30pm; $3 per film, or both for $5. Visit here for more information.
Thursday September 30
A screening of episodes 1 and 2 of The Brotherhood of Leet, plus the world premiere of episode 3, takes place. 7pm doors; 8pm start time. $5 in advance; $10 at the door. Visit here for more information.
September 30-October 2
The 5th 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 3
The Icelandic Canadian Club of Toronto and Andy Orchard, Provost, Trinity College, are pleased to present "Eruption of Eyjafjallajökull," with Icelandic geologist Kristinn Guðjónsson at 2:30pm. For reservations call 416.946.3346 or email brenda [DOT] duchesne [AT] utoronto [DOT] ca; or call Heather at 647.349.4610 for more information.
Monday October 4
The Toronto Film Society presents a double bill, starting at 7:30pm: Going Hollywood (1933, 78 min. Directed by Raoul Walsh, with Marion Davies and Bing Crosby). A liberated schoolteacher follows her heart and a crooner to the bright lights of Hollywood. This early tinsel town spoof also features some fine tunes by Brown and Freed and pokes fun at many early radio stars. Followed by Too Many Girls (1940, 89 min. Directed by George Abbott, with Lucille Ball and Richard Carlson). Lucy plays a headstrong daughter insisting that she go to her father's alma mater. Knowing trouble follows her every move, he hires four protective footballers that may end up dropping the ball with their own distractions. Rodgers and Hart score. Visit here for more information.
Wednesday October 6
The Backpack to Briefcase series takes place at 6:30pm, offering Cinema Studies students an opportunity to meet and learn from Cinema Studies alumni as they share experiences and career advice. This session features a discussion and Q&A with Jim Shedden (Project Manager, Publications and Special Projects, AGO), Theresa Scandiffio (Manager, Adult Learning, TIFF), and Sarah Barmak (freelance journalist), moderated by CSI instructor Paul Babiak. A reception will follow. Visit here to RSVP and for more information.
Thursday October 7
UofT and the Goethe-Institut Toronto present a free screening of Seeds of Doubt at 7pm. Director Samir Nasr will be present for a Q&A following the film. Visit here for more information.
Friday October 8
CINSSU presents a Free Friday Film double bill of Jean Cocteau's Beauty and the Beast and Orpheus. Free admission; first film at 7pm. For more information visit www.cinssu.ca or "Cinema Studies Student Union" on facebook.
Saturday October 9
Pleasure Dome is pleased to present the Canadian premiere of Stay the Same Never Change. Written, shot, and directed by Laurel Nakadate, this debut feature film situates itself at the crossroads of visual fact and narrative fiction. 8pm start time; $12/8 members + students. Visit here for more information.
Thursday October 21
The Canadian Journalism Foundation presents John Stackhouse, editor-in-chief of the Globe and Mail, in conversation with the CBC's Ira Basen on the topic of "Newspapers -- The Strategic Generation." Presentation at 6:30pm; reception at 8:30. Visit here for registration and more information.
Friday October 22
CINSSU presents a Free Friday Film screening of First Spaceship on Venus at 7pm. For more information visit www.cinssu.ca or "Cinema Studies Student Union" on facebook.
Saturday October 23
Philippine Advocacy through Arts and Culture presents Ang Bayan Kong Pilipinas, a fundraising concert to support PATAC's programs and the Children's Rehabilitation Centre in the Philippines. 2:30pm start time; $15 admission. Visit here for more information.
Sunday October 24
The Toronto Film Society presents a double bill, starting at 2pm: Little Man, What Now? (1934, 91 min. Directed by Frank Borzage, With Douglas Montgomery and Margaret Sullavan). An obscure classic weaves the heartbreaking tale of a young German couple trying to survive in a collapsing Weimar republic and the growing horrors of Hitler. Borzage employs the gorgeous cinematography of his late silent period to create the first of his anti-Nazi films. Very rare print. Followed by Bright Victory (1951, 97 min. Directed by Mark Robson, with Arthur Kennedy and Peggy Dow). Blinded by a sniper, an ex-soldier tries to tough out readjustment to civilian life. Excellent and sensitive performance by Kennedy. Golden Globe winner; two Oscar nominations; Grand Prize at Cannes. Visit here for more information.
Tuesday October 26
CINSSU and WB present a special advance screening of Due Date. For more information visit www.cinssu.ca or "Cinema Studies Student Union" on facebook.
Thursday October 28
UofT's Centre for the Study of the United States, Cinema Studies Institute, and Department of History present a screening of John Walker's Passage, followed by a roundtable discussion. Doors open at 6:30pm; 7pm start time. Visit here for more information.
Friday October 29
CINSSU presents a Free Friday Film screening of Shivers at 7pm. For more information visit www.cinssu.ca or "Cinema Studies Student Union" on facebook.