Welcome to the first Trans Film Night of 2010-2011 (now in its third year). These nights offer a great opportunity to come together as a community, meet new people and share in alternative art and alternative learning. Please plan to attend and feel free to help shape the upcoming year's programming with your input. Look forward to more special guests and local artists.
** Special Event - Trans Film Screening Series - "Prisoners' Justice Edition" **
We offer this night in recognition of Prisoners' Justice Day (August 10th) and in opposition to a summer (and history) of police violence. This specific night's plans are still growing so please check-back for additions or get in touch if you want to be involved.
RED LIPS [CAGES FOR BLACK GIRLS]
Almost 30 years after the event, the massacre at Sabra and Shatila within the Lebanon War of 1982 remains a chilling memory to the inhumanity and abuse of military power over the lives and deaths of ordinary people.
The damage to both victim and victimizer is captured admirably by the animated documentary film, Waltz with Bashir. Released in 2008, it is written and directed by Ari Folman who took part as a soldier in the Lebanon War.
We're excited to announce that the Toronto Palestine Film Festival (TPFF) will returning for its third year!
TPFF is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing vibrant Palestinian cinema to GTA audiences. Our mandate is to promote Palestinian culture through cinema, music and other forms of visual arts. TPFF was concieved in 2008 in commemoration of the 60th anniversary of Al-Nakba.
To find out more, please visit www.tpff.ca. You can also stay tuned by adding us on Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and YouTube.
Families are invited to take part in this special French-language, hands-on animation workshop for children ages 6-13. The theme is Lazy Summer Days (2-D clay/pixillation), where participants will create a storybook retelling of their favourite summer memory, to hold onto forever.
Also featuring the much-anticipated sequel to L'Hiver de Léon (Léon in Wintertime), Le printemps de Mélie (Molly in Springtime). This puppet animation by Pierre-Luc Granjon tells a medieval tale of treachery and love.
*Please note this workshop will be conducted in French.
Registration required, as capacity is limited.
All films screened in French with English subtitles.
Mon père, le roi (My Father, the King)
In relating a son's harrowing memories, My Father, the King, tells the story of the reconciliation of a family that fell victim to a father's religious fanaticism, and a mother's desperate tenacity.
Chœur d'une culture (Together in Harmony)
This film shows that French outside Quebec doesn't necessarily have a bleak future, as the Chorale Saint-Jean from Edmonton is invited to take part in festivities organized for Quebec City's 400th anniversary.
Habiter la danse (Inhabiting Dance)
Residents along the Clearwater River in Alberta, opposed to a proposed sour gas well, fear the impact a deadly hydrogen sulphide leak could have on their lives.
Preceded by CITIZEN Z
A flourishing neighbourhood group is threatened with evacuation from a Toronto Park on Christmas Eve.
Film Screening: Michel Perrin's Molakana: Sewing the World
French ethnologist Michel Perrin saw a mola for the first time in 1975 and became enthralled.
Twenty-eight years later he made Molakana: Sewing the World, a film about molas and the Kuna people. Come see views of the San Blas Islands and bright scenes of molas being made in this homage to Kuna women and their artwork. Film length: 52 minutes.
Free for TMC Members and Full-time students, Non-members $10. Advance tickets may be purchased in person at the TMC's front desk. Please arrive early, seating is limited.
Sierra Club presents: Blue Gold a film screening fundraiser
On Tuesday, July 20th, the Atlantic Chapter of Sierra Club Canada will be hosting a film screening fundraiser to support its upcoming conference on water conservation. The conference, part of a national campaign, provides grassroots groups, community leaders and municipal staff with tools and resources to achieve sustainable water conservation practices. To cover the costs of the conference, the Atlantic Chapter will be showing Blue Gold: World Water Wars.
Trans Film Night: "Princesa"
==> Free Film, Free Snacks, Free Talk!
** The Pride Week Edition: Our Pride is Political **
Gear up for Pride with this extraordinary film that showcases trans Pride, sex worker Pride, and celebrates complexity over limited identities.