Innis Town Hall

University of Toronto

SEPTEMBER 2006 EVENTS

Sept 6 - 10

Rebelfest

REBELFEST is a non-profit Showcase for independent film made without government funds & independent of "established" film Institutes of Centres. A new selection committee every year enables REBELFEST to stay on the cutting edge. REBELFEST the next wave in Film Festivals.

Categories include features, shorts, music video and a student program. Plus workshop series with industry professionals and presentation of the Equinoxe Rebel Award (last year's recipient: Michael Madsen, presenter Harvey Keitel).

- www.rebelfest.com, or check out the teaser at www.myspace.com/Rebelfest2006

 

Tuesday September 12

CINSSU and Warner Independent present an advance screening of The Science of Sleep, directed by Michel Gondry. Free admission. Doors at 7pm, starts at 6:30pm. Pass holders will be admitted first. Passes available through CINSSU (Innis College room 107).

 

Wednesday September 13

Paramount Pictures presents an advance screening of The Last Kiss, starring Zach Braff. Free admission; tickets have been given out already, but non-passholders will be admitted, space permitting. Doors at 9:30pm, screening at 10pm.

 

Thursday September 14

7:30 - 9:00pm The Canadian Opera Company presents a lecture and screening. Dr. Paul Fryer, Senior Lecturer in Theatre at Rose Bruford College, U.K., and noted expert in early film and opera, presents a screening of the rarely seen 1913 silent film The Life of Wagner. The Life of Wagner offers a fascinating insight into how Wagner was perceived in the early part of the 20th century. Dr. Fryer will discuss the history and making of this unique biographical film and will also take questions after the screening.

9:45 - 11:15pm Screening of Wagner at the Movies. From Bugs Bunny to Apocalypse Now to My Big Fat Greek Wedding, discover how Wagner’s music has enhanced, energized and influenced movie soundtracks over the years. A light-hearted look at the harnessing of one of the 19th-century’s monumental masterpieces to the service of celluloid entertainment. Introduced by Dr. Paul Fryer.

www.ringcycle.ca/visiting/events.htm

 

Friday September 15

CINSSU presents a Free Friday Film screening of Brick. Free admission, doors at 6:30pm, film starts at 7pm.

 

Saturday September 16

OPIRG - Toronto presents the first film in their Radical Film Series. Why We Fight, the new documentary by Eugene Jarecki which won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival, is an unflinching look at the anatomy of the American war machine, weaving unforgettable personal stories with commentary by a “who’s who” of military and beltway insiders. Featuring John McCain, William Kristol, Chalmers Johnson, Gore Vidal, Richard Perle and others, Why We Fight launches a bipartisan inquiry into the workings of the military industrial complex and the rise of the American Empire. Free admission, 7pm.

 

Monday September 18

Election 06: What Future for Toronto? Mayor David Miller and Councillor Jane
Pitfield in open debate. Free admission, 7:30-9:30pm. Please see the attachment for details. http://www.canurb.com/media/pdf/
program/ELECTION06program.pdf

 

Tuesday September 19

Toronto Animated Film Society presents a lecture by Gary Baseman on Pervasive Art. Admission: $14 TAIS members, $20 general public. Advance tickets and more information available at the following link www.tais.ca/events-September%2019.htm or by calling 416-533-7889.

 

Wednesday September 20

U of T Bookstore presents renowned theoretical physicist Lee Smolin who will talk about his latest book Trouble with Physics: Rise of String Theory. Lee will be interviewed by author and host of the Discovery Channel’s Daily Planet Jay Ingram. Lee’s book argues that physics — the basis for all other sciences — has lost its way. Why is physics suddenly in trouble? And what can we do about it? 7:30pm, tickets $5 (on sale at the U of T Bookstore, 214 College St.).

For more information: events.uoftbookstore.com/

 

Wednesday September 20

Paramount Pictures presents an advance screening of Jackass 2. Free admission, 10pm. Tickets have been given out already, but non-passholders will be admitted, space permitting.

 

Thursday September 21

7:30 - 9:00pm The Canadian Opera Company presents a lecture and screening. Dr. Paul Fryer, Senior Lecturer in Theatre at Rose Bruford College, U.K., and noted expert in early film and opera, presents a screening of the rarely seen 1913 silent film The Life of Wagner. The Life of Wagner offers a fascinating insight into how Wagner was perceived in the early part of the 20th century. Dr. Fryer will discuss the history and making of this unique biographical film and will also take questions after the screening.

9:45 - 11:15pm Screening of Wagner at the Movies. From Bugs Bunny to Apocalypse Now to My Big Fat Greek Wedding, discover how Wagner’s music has enhanced, energized and influenced movie soundtracks over the years. A light-hearted look at the harnessing of one of the 19th-century’s monumental masterpieces to the service of celluloid entertainment. Introduced by Dr. Paul Fryer.

For more information: www.ringcycle.ca/visiting/events.htm

 

Friday September 22

CINSSU presents a Free Friday Film screening of The Long Goodbye (Altman, 1973). Free admission, doors at 6:30pm screening at 7pm.

Sunday September 24

5 Minutes to Midnight Human Rights Festival. 6pm. Details to be announced. Visit this website for more information: www.i2r.org/fmm/

 

Tuesday September 26

Toronto Animated Image Society presents a restored 35mm screening of Allegro Non Troppo (filmmaker Bruno Bozzetto will be in attendance). 7pm, free admission (PWYC).

For more information: www.tais.ca/events-September%2027.htm

 

Wednesday September 27

Toronto Animated Image Society in partnership with the Instituto Italiano di Cultura presents short animations by Bruno Bozzetto (1958 - 2004). The Filmmaker will be present. 7pm, free admission (PWYC).
For more: www.tais.ca/events-September%2026.htm and for information about the filmmaker www.bozzetto.com/welcome.htm

 

Thursday September 28

7:30 - 9pm Screening of the rarely seen 1913 silent film The Life of Wagner. Directed by Carl Frölich and William Wauer, and featuring a newly composed score by Barry Seaman (a British composer known for his musical score of the 1915 silent film Ivan the Terrible), The Life of Wagner offers a fascinating insight into how Wagner was perceived in the early part of the 20th century.

9:45 - 11:15pm Screening of Wagner at the Movies. From Bugs Bunny to Apocalypse Now to My Big Fat Greek Wedding, discover how Wagner’s music has enhanced, energized and influenced movie soundtracks over the years. A light-hearted look at the harnessing of one of the 19th-century’s monumental masterpieces to the service of celluloid entertainment.

www.ringcycle.ca/visiting/events.htm

 

Friday September 29

Museum Studies an McMichael Gallery presents ReVisions: Canadian Voices Symposium. 9:30am to 5pm. Open to the public. $10 students, $15 regular.

 

Friday September 29

CINSSU presents a Free Friday Film screening of the Hong Kong gangster film Infernal Affairs. Free admission, doors at 6:30pm screening at 7pm.

 

Saturday September 30

The Nuit Blanche arts festival presents Cinema ce soir, a screening of cinematic works by students and alumni, from animation to fictional narratives, documentary to experimental films. Co-curated by Kay Armatage and members of the Hart House Film Board. Free Admission. 7pm - 7am. www.livewithculture.ca

 

Sunday October 1

2pm
SHAKEDOWN (1950) USA B/W 80 mins.
Director: Joseph Pevney. With Howard Duff, Peggy Dow, Brian Donlevy, Bruce Bennett, Peggy Castle, Lawrence Tierney.

Continuing with our Summer theme of “Crime” we open our Fall series with an effective noir about a ruthless, corrupt photographer who resorts to blackmail. Cogent and fast-moving. The film was originally programmed for October 2005 but was unavailable at that time.

THE NIGHT HOLDS TERROR (1955) USA B/W 86 mins.
Director: Andrew L. Stone. With Jack Kelly, Vince Edwards, John Cassavetes, Hildy Parks.

A factory worker (Kelly) is kidnapped at gunpoint by three thugs, and held for ransom. A neat, low-budget suspenser.

For ticket information visit: pages.interlog.com/~tfs/fallwinterfilmlist.htm#sundays

 

Monday October 2

The Cinema Studies Program at U of T presents a film lecture by Tom Hamilton. Room 222, 10:30pm.

 

Tuesday October 3

OCAD class screening demonstrating the difference between film and video projection. 6:30pm.

 

Friday October 6

CINSSU presents a Free Friday Film double bill: Elevator to the Gallows (Malle, 1958) at 7pm, and 36 Quai des Orfevres (Marchal, 2004) at 8:45pm. Free admission. For more information visit www.cinssu.ca/

 

Saturday October 7

U of T's Faculty of Arts and Sciences presents The Year of Languages Film Festival. At Innis Town Hall at 7pm: Before the Rain (Macedonia) and Dance With Me (Canada). Directors will be in attendance. Reception at 6:30pm.

There will be a number of screenings at different venues from October 2 - 7. For more information visit www.artsci.utoronto.ca/languages

 

Tuesday October 10

Canadian Friends of Finland and Finnish Studies event. 6:30pm.

 

Thursday October 12

The New Democratic Party (Ontario) presents Protect the Nahanni River: Stop the Mine. Panel discussion with Olivia Chow, Harvey Locke (Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society), and Neil Hartling (Nahanni River Adventures). 7pm - 9pm. Free tickets available at 144 Augusta Avenue, or call 416-533-2710. www.oliviachow.ca/page/63

 

Friday October 13

CINSSU presents a Free Friday Film: Scratch, a documentary about DJ culture. Free admission, 7pm. www.cinssu.ca/

 

Saturday October 14

Celebrating Creative Writing at U of T: readings and panel discussions, 10am to 6:30pm. www.utoronto.ca/innis/wr/\

 

Sunday October 15

Celebrating Creative Writing at U of T: readings and panel discussions, 1pm to 5:30pm. www.utoronto.ca/innis/wr/\

 

Tuesday October 17

CINSSU presents Kenny and Spenny in person. There will be an advance screening of a new episode, a feature film, and a question and answer period. Free admission, 8pm. Pick up tickets at the CINSSU office at Innis College. Ticket holders will be admitted first. www.cinssu.ca/

 

Wednesday October 18

OPIRG Toronto's Radical Film Series presents a screening of the award-winning documentary about black South African freedom music, Amandla. Pay what you can, 6pm. For more information about the film visit www.amandla.com or www.opirguoft.org.

 

Thursday October 19

Student Shorts 2006, student short films, 8pm. For ticket and film information visit:
www.endless-films.com/studentshorts/2002.htm

 

Friday October 20

CINSSU presents a Free Friday Film screening of Muriel's Wedding. Free admission, 7pm. www.cinssu.ca/

 

Friday October 20

Student Shorts 2006, student short films, 9:30pm. For ticket and film information visit: www.endless-films.com/studentshorts/2002.htm

 

Saturday October 21

Student Shorts 2006, student short films. 3pm, 6:30pm, and 9:30pm screenings. For ticket and film information visit: www.endless-films.com/studentshorts/2002.htm

 

Sunday October 22

Toronto After Dark Film Festival. Lloyd Kaufman panel discussion. 1pm. For more information visit www.torontoafterdark.com

 

Sunday October 22

Diaspora Film Festival. Details to be annouced. www.diasporafilmfest.org

 

Tuesday October 24

Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Centre for Holocaust Studies present a screening of Never Again, a documentary about antisemitism around the world. 7pm. For tickets and information call 416-864-9735 (xt. 29), email jhacker@fswc.ca, or visit www.fswc.ca

 

Thursday October 26

The Petro Jacyk program and the Ukrainian Film Club present Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Ukrainian Cinema since Independence. Lecture Four: "A Ukrainian Despite Herself: The Cinema of Kira Muratova". There will be a screening of The Tuner (2004) and an introduction by Yuri Shevchuk, the director of the Ukrainian Film Club and lecturer at Columbia University.
www.utoronto.ca/jacyk/

 

Friday October 27

CINSSU presents a Free Friday Film screening of Birth. Free admission, 7pm.
www.cinssu.ca/

 

October 27 - 29

Fantasy Worldwide Film Festival. Film and ticket information online at www.fwifft.com/

 

Friday October 31

CINSSU presents a Free Friday Film screening of From Dusk Til Dawn (Tarrantino). Free admission, 7pm. www.cinssu.ca/

 

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