Free screenings and other events should get the community talking
REGENT PARK FILM FESTIVAL at Daniels Spectrum (585 Dundas East) to November 26. Free admission and child care. regentparkfilmfestival.com.
The Regent Park Film Festival returns to Daniels Spectrum through Saturday with its most expansive program to date – and, as always, all screenings are free (with seats reservable online) and free child care is available on-site.
This year’s offerings include The Prison In Twelve Landscapes (Thursday, 3:30 pm), Driving With Selvi (Saturday, 5:30 pm), and Jean Of The Joneses (Saturday, 8 pm). There’s also a screening of Hugh Gibson’s powerful documentary The Stairs Thursday at 6 pm, followed by a talkback panel with Gibson, his subjects and the South Riverdale Community Health Centre’s Zoë Dodd.
An episode of the CBC sitcom Kim’s Convenience screens Friday at 6:30 pm, followed by a conversation with creator Ins Choi, cast members Paul Sun-Hyung Lee, Jean Yoon and Simu Liu and Soulpepper founder Albert Schultz.
This year’s family programming is pretty animated: Saturday morning’s Breakfast And A Movie program features the Brazilian allegory Boy & The World at 9 am, French sci-fi adventure April And The Extraordinary World at 11:15 am, and Japan’s The Boy And The Beast at 1:15 pm.
And the late-night screening of Joe Cornish’s delirious sci-fi actioner Attack The Block (Friday, 11 pm) – which launched the career of The Force Awakens star John Boyega – is sure to be a blast.
The fest also offers morning master classes in sci-fi video (Friday, 11 am) and virtual reality (Saturday, 11 am) and an afternoon panel on the intersection of digital activism and Black Lives Matter (Saturday, 3 pm).