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Toronto Screening Calendar: April 1-7 2019

What's on in Toronto from April 1-7

With the embarrassment of riches being shown on Toronto’s multiple screens dedicated to repertory cinema, we decided it was high time to create a monthly guide for all of our local readers. Highlighting everything from the classic to the bizarre, from the backroom at Eyesore Cinema to the recently reopened Ontario Cinesphere, we’ve included dozens of screenings taking place all over the city. Find out which ones are FREE, which are 35mm prints, and which screenings are accompanied by special guests and other performances, from burlesque dancing and live bands, to the classic monthly shadowcast screening of Rocky Horror Picture Show.

See what’s playing April 1 through April 7 in Toronto!


April 1-5

The Matrix (1999) @ Cineplex Cinemas Yonge and Dundas

The Matrix

Part of Cineplex’s Flashback Film Series.

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April 1

Chopping Mall (1986) @ Comedy Bar

Pro comics rip a horror movie to shreds, every month at Comedy Bar with Guts for Laughs!


April 2

Ravi Shankar: Between Two Worlds (2001) @ Ted Rogers Hot Docs Cinema

Ravi Shankar Between Two Worlds
Part of Music on Film – Inspiring music docs from around the world come together with special musical performances and discussions selected by the Royal Conservatory of Music.


The Woman of the Port (1933) @ TIFF Bell Lightbox

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The Woman of the Port La mujer del puerto

Russian-born director Arcady Boytler’s daring melodrama galvanized the careers of its leads Palma and Soler (who both went on to become major stars in Mexico and throughout Latin America), and was subsequently remade by Emilio Gómez Muriel in 1949 and by Arturo Ripstein in 1991. Guillermo del Toro co-curates Sui generis: An Alternative History of Mexican Cinema, an expansive and eclectic survey of Mexican film history.


April 3

Stalker (1979) @ The Royal

Attack the Bloc: Cold War Science Fiction from Behind the Iron Curtain - Stalker

40th anniversary screening of the Tarkovsky classic!


April 4

Gates of Heaven (1978) @ The Royal

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Gates of Heaven Errol Morris

Presented as part of the Retropath! screening series.


ATL (2006) @ TIFF Bell Lightbox

ATL

A special screening of Chris Robinson’s ATL, presented by the Boosie Fade Film Club. Screening followed by drinks at a post-screening party.

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Darkness (1993) @ Eyesore Cinema

Darkness Leif Jonker

Trashterpiece Theatre presents Leif Jonker’s Darkness: The Vampire Version!


April 5

Om Dar-B-Dar (1988) @ The Royal

OM DAR-B-DAR

Give a warm welcome to a brand new series: Sanghum: Regional Cinemas of India!

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Goodfellas (1990) @ Cinesphere

Goodfellas

The Martin Scorsese classic on the big screen.


On the Waterfront (1954) 4K Restoration @ TIFF Bell Lightbox

On the Waterfront Marlon Brando

Winner of eight Academy Awards (including Best Picture, Director, and Actor), Elia Kazan’s blistering account of racketeering on the New Jersey waterfront was hailed as a milestone in screen realism and a bona fide American art film.


Bastard Swordsman (1983) @ TIFF Bell Lightbox

Bastard Swordsman

Part of TIFF’s Kung Fu Fridays: Fatal Fists and Crazy Kicks from the Shaw Brothers.


Honey Moccasin (1998) FREE @ Innis Town Hall

Honey Mocassin

Director Shelley Niro’s investigation of the authenticity, cultural identity, and the articulation of modern Native American experience in cinematic language and pop culture.

Part of the University of Toronto Cinema Studies Student Union’s (CINSSU) Free Friday Films programme.


April 6

Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001) 35mm @ TIFF Bell Lightbox

Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Just in time for its release on Criterion, director John Cameron Mitchell’s glam-rock opera about Hedwig, the fictional non-binary punk-rock icon. Toronto’s glamazon scene queen Jada Hudson will appear for a high-energy performance to kick off the screening.


One-Eyed Jacks (1961) 4k Restoration @ TIFF Bell Lightbox

One-Eyed Jacks Marlon Brando

A 4K digital restoration of Marlon Brando’s one and only directorial effort (he famously took over filmmaking duties after Stanley Kubrick dropped out), this Western revenge tale is Brando at his best.


Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (2002) @ The Royal

Sympathy For Mr. Vengeance

The Eastern Promises series brings the masterful revenge flick from Park Chan-Wook to the Royal.


Goodfellas (1990) @ Cinesphere

Goodfellas

The Martin Scorsese classic on the big screen.


Road House (1989) @ Revue Cinema

Drunken Cinema presents special one-night-only theatrical drinking game event to the over-the-top action ’80s classic.


A Family Like Many Others (1949) @ TIFF Bell Lightbox

A Family Like Many Others Una familia de tantas
Long considered one of the key films of the Golden Age of Mexican cinema, Alejandro Galindo’s resonant family drama movingly depicts the tension between tradition and modernity that was gripping Mexican society at the time. Guillermo del Toro co-curates Sui generis: An Alternative History of Mexican Cinema, an expansive and eclectic survey of Mexican film history.


April 7

Skinner’s Dress Suit (1926) @ The Royal

Skinner's Dress Suit

Presented by the Toronto Silent Film Festival – The premiere of the new Canadian restoration of Skinner’s Dress Suit (1928) with live accompaniment by Tania Gill.


When the Clouds Roll By (1919) @ The Royal

When The Clouds Roll By

Presented by the Toronto Silent Film Festival – In honour of the 100th anniversary of the founding of United Artists, a celebration of one of the founders, Douglas Fairbanks. Special guest, Kelley Smoot, Fairbanks family historian and editor of the newly published Douglas Fairbanks: The Fourth Musketeer will be in attendance.


Blood Simple (1984) @ The Royal

Blood Simple
35th Anniversary screening of Joel and Ethan Coen’s iconic neo-noir.


Goodfellas (1990) @ Cinesphere

Goodfellas
The Martin Scorsese classic on the big screen.


Another Dawn (1943) @ TIFF Bell Lightbox

Another Dawn Distinto amanecer

Uniting Palma and Armendáriz, two of the biggest screen stars in Latin America, Julio Bracho’s Another Dawn is both a timely portrait of a Mexican society at the juncture of tradition and modernity and a stylish, film noir–like thriller featuring marvellously atmospheric cinematography from the great Gabriel Figueroa (Los OlvidadosThe Exterminating Angel). Guillermo del Toro co-curates Sui generis: An Alternative History of Mexican Cinema, an expansive and eclectic survey of Mexican film history.


Have a film event or screening in Toronto or the GTA? Want to be listed on That Shelf’s weekly Toronto Screening Calendar? Let us know at editor@thatshelf.com

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