Special Screenings: Hip-Hop Evolution, Siddhartha, Toronto Jewish Film Festival and more

May 5 to 11, 2016


Thursday, May 5

Docs At Dusk: Hip-Hop Evolution Hot Docs presents music by Relic The Oddity followed by an outdoor screening of the film by Darby Wheeler. 9 pm. Free. Innis Town Hall, 2 Sussex. hotdocs.ca/p/free-hot-docs-events.

The Hunger The 1983 film by Tony Scott, starring David Bowie. 9 pm. Donation $10. Cineforum, 463 Bathurst. 416-603-6643.

Jane Jacobs Film Fest Videos featuring the urban activist. Sat-Thu at 5 pm. Donation $10. Cineforum, 463 Bathurst. 416-603-6643.

King Creole Michael Curtiz’s 1958 film starring Elvis Presley. 11:59 pm. Donation $10. Cineforum, 463 Bathurst. 416-603-6643.

OSC Omnimax Films Screenings of A Beautiful Planet, The Human Body, Humpback Whales and Under The Sea. Daily, see website for times. $9-$13. Ontario Science Centre, 770 Don Mills. ontariosciencecentre.ca.

Siddhartha The 1972 film by Conrad Rooks. Mon-Thu 7 pm. Donation $10. Cineforum, 463 Bathurst. 416-603-6643.

Friday, May 6

I Am What I Play Screening the documentary about rock radio DJs from the 60s to the 80s and Q&A with director Roger King and DJ David Marsden. 7 pm. $10. Carlton Cinema, 20 Carlton. rainbowcinemas.ca.

Saturday, May 7

Metropolis The 1927 classic by Fritz Lang, rescored by Reg Hartt. 7 pm. Donation $10. Cineforum, 463 Bathurst. cineforum.ca.

Sunday, May 8

Cineforum Sunday The Jungle Book (1942, Zoltan & Alexander Korda). 2 pm Jane Jacobs Film Fest at 5 pm Salvador Dali/Luis Buñuel Film Fest at 7 pm The Genius Of Fritz Freleng at 9 pm. Donation $10. Cineforum, 463 Bathurst. 416-603-6643.

Visual Language Pages Unbound screening and discussion w/ Michael Snow and Vera Frankel. 2 pm. $10. Jackman Hall, AGO, 317 Dundas W. pages-unbound.com.

Monday, May 9

Shadow Pleasures Film by Veronica Tennant with dance interpretations of Michael Ondaatje’s poetry and prose. 7 pm. $20. Dancemakers, 9 Trinity, #313-314. 416-365-3233, bit.ly/shadowpleasures.

Wild In The Country The 1961 film starring Elvis Presley. 11:59 pm. Donation $10. Cineforum, 463 Bathurst. 416-603-6643.

Wild w/ Cheryl Strayed TIFF Books On Film screening followed by author Strayed reflecting on Jean-Marc Vallée’s adaptation of her memoir. 7 pm. $35. TIFF Bell Lightbox, 350 King W. 416-599-8433, tiff.net/books.

Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars The 1973 film by D.A. Pennebaker starring David Bowie. 9 pm. Donation $10. Cineforum, 463 Bathurst. 416-603-6643.

Tuesday, May 10

Behind The Fare Short film about T.O. taxi drivers pushing back against Uber, followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers and panelists from the taxi industry. 7 pm. $5/pwyc. Alliance Française, 24 Spadina Rd. mayworks.ca.

Cowspiracy Kip Andersen’s documentary about the destructive impact of industrial agriculture. Discussion to follow. 7-9:30 pm. Free. 2nd floor Council Chamber. Swansea Town Hall, 95 Lavinia. green13toronto.org.

Jailhouse Rock Richard Thorpe’s 1957 film starring Elvis Presley. 11:59 pm. Donation $10. Cineforum, 463 Bathurst. 416-603-6643.

Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence The 1983 film by Nagisa Oshima starring David Bowie. 9 pm. Donation $10. Cineforum, 463 Bathurst. 416-603-6643.

Wednesday, May 11

Siddhartha The 1972 film by Conrad Rooks. Mon-Thu 7 pm. Donation $10. Cineforum, 463 Bathurst. 416-603-6643.


film festivals

Hot Docs International Documentary Festival North America’s largest documentary festival, conference and market, with more than 150 cutting-edge docs from Canada and around the globe. Bloor Hot Docs Cinema, TIFF Bell Lightbox and other venues, see website for film info, schedules, tickets & passes and more details. hotdocs.caApr 28 to May 8

Lakeshorts International Short Film Festival Independent short films from around the world, with a focus on Loved And Local works May 6, (6:30-10:45 pm), and a gala of international shorts May 7 (6:30-10:30 pm). May 6 & 7. $40-$65. The Assembly Hall, 1 Colonel Samuel Smith Park Dr. lakeshorearts.caMay 6 to 7

Ryerson University Film Festival Films by student filmmakers from the School Of Image Arts. Fri & Sat 7 pm. $12, $20 for both evenings. Ryerson Theatre, 43 Gerrard E. –ryersonuniversityfilmfestival.caMay 6 to 7

Toronto Jewish Film Festival Feature films, documentaries and shorts from around the world on themes of Jewish culture and identity. Highlights include feature films Atomic Falafel and Night Song, documentaries That Daughter’s Crazy and The Singing Abortionist, short films and more. $14-$20, stu/srs $10, weekday mats $9, some free events, passes available. Various venues. Bloor Hot Docs Cinema, 506 Bloor W. 416-324-9121, tjff.comMay 5 to 15

See our movie listings at movies.nowtoronto.com. 

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