Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Mid-Month Recomendations

There are always a few last minute films appearing in Toronto which I usually miss in my early monthly editorials. So to better cover these movies, here are a few more listings:

Toronto director Phil Borg's New Year will be playing at The Royal on Tuesday March 15th (9:15pm), Wednesday March 16th (9:15pm) and Thursday March 17th (7:00pm).

The press release describes it as:
"The random violent murder of a gas station attendant acts as the catalyst for lovers, Jason, a 23-year-old slacker who lives at home and Allison, his girlfriend, to take stock of their lives and relationship. When Allison’s high school sweetheart returns home for the holidays from his tour as a Canadian peacekeeper in the Middle East, he magnifies the unspoken gap that has grown between her and Jason. They all go head-to-head at an unbelievable New Year’s bash full of emotion, egos and really gross humour!"

While the great website for alternative film listings Super 8 Porter brought to attention some gems that will be screening:

-- The U. of T. Cinema Studies Student Union (CINSSU) presents Free Friday Films which will be a Rene Clair Double Feature: Le million (1931) and A nous la liberte (1931). Friday, March 11th, 7pm at Innis Town Hall.

-- Stan Brakhage: The Vancouver Island Quartet (1991-2002, 16mm, 192 minutes, colour, silent) in "one of the first-ever public screenings!" will be introduced by R. Bruce Elder. Friday, March 18th , 8pm at CineCycle.

-- Joyce Wieland DVD Launch & Screening with Selected 16mm shorts with introductions by special guests. Friday, March 25th, 7pm at Jackman Hall.

-- The Images Festival takes place March 31st to April 9th. The film here I most look forward to see is by Lina Rodriguez which is footage that was taken in Vienna, Austria.

-- The Free Screen will be hosting a book launch of Radical Light: Alternative Film and Video in the San Francisco Bay Area, accompanied by some films. Wednesday, March 30th 7PM at the TIFF Bell Lightbox.

1 comment:

Pollo said...

Damn! I can't believe I missed A Nous La Liberte. I've been trying to watch that one for a while.
Anyway, thanks for your postings!