Special Screenings: Gone Girl’s gender politics

Plus: black history screenings and Curators of Hip-Hop


Thursday, February 5

Age Of Panic Screening of the Justine Triet film, in French w/ English subtitles. 7 pm. Free. Alliance Française, 24 Spadina Rd. 416-922-2014, alliance-francaise.ca.

The Book Revue: Gone Girl Screening of the film adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s book followed by a discussion on gender politics with Steph Guthrie and Kiva Reardon. 6:30-9:30 pm. $11, stu/srs $8. Revue Cinema, 400 Roncesvalles. 416-531-9959, revuecinema.ca.

Hue: A Matter Of Colour Screening of the NFB film by Vic Sarin. Free. 5 pm at Centennial Library, 578 Finch W 6 pm at Agincourt Library, 155 Bonis. torontopubliclibrary.ca.

Le Patin Libre Film about former figure skaters reinventing dancing on ice. Feb 5-19, Sun-Thu 7 pm. Cineforum, 463 Bathurst. 416-603-6643, reghartt.ca/cineforum.

Under The Starry Sky Screening of the Dyana Gaye film as part of the Toronto Black Film Festival. In French w/ English subtitles. 7 pm. Free. Alliance Française, 24 Spadina Rd. 416-922-2014, alliance-francaise.ca.


Friday, February 6

Curators Of Hip-Hop Screening of the film that looks at the next generation of artists forging a path in the community. 8-9:30 pm. Free. Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay W. harbourfrontcentre.com.

Exposure Vol. II Screening of the film about five young climbers redefining the limits of difficulty in their sport. 7:30 pm. $10. Auditorium. Riverdale Collegiate Institute, 1094 Gerrard E. rockoasis.com.

The Stirring Of A Thousand Bells Screening of a visual and musical tour of life in Indonesia by Matt Dunning. 8 pm. $10. Small World Music Centre, 180 Shaw, studio 101. smallworldmusic.com.


Saturday, February 7

African Triple Feature Screening of 100% Dakar, Electric Roots: The Detroit Sound Project and Fantastic Man. 7:30-9:30 pm. Free. Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay W. harbourfrontcentre.com.

Cineforum Saturdays The Salvador Dali Film Fest, 7 pm. The Sex & Violence Cartoon Fest, 9 pm. Cineforum, 463 Bathurst. 416-603-6643, reghartt.ca/cineforum.

NFB Celebrates Black History Month For Kids Short films about past generations of activists, fighters, survivors and people who make up Afro-Canada’s rich history. Feb 7-8, 1 & 2 pm. Free. Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay W. harbourfrontcentre.com.

Sun Ra: A Joyful Noise Screening of the film by Rob Mugge about the musician and pioneer of the Afrofuturism movement. 7 pm. Free. Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay W. harbourfrontcentre.com.


Sunday, February 8

Coming Back For More Screening of William Alkema’s film about his search for Sly Stone. 4 pm. Free. Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay W. harbourfrontcentre.com.


Tuesday, February 10

Easy Like Water: Designing A Future That Floats Screening of Glenn Baker’s film about one man’s quest to fight the effects of climate change in rural Bangladesh. Discussion to follow with guest speaker Dewan Afzal. 6:15 pm. Free. Annette Library, 145 Annette. green13toronto.org.    



Film festivals

Toronto Black Film Festival Showcase of films by and about black people everywhere in the world, their realities and perspectives. $10, pass $99. Carlton Cinema, 20 Carlton (Events also at Isabel Bader Theatre, AGO and other venues, see website). torontoblackfilm.com. Feb 10 to 15.    

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