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Hedy Lamarr’s stint as a Hollywood starlet had her best known for her tabloid scandals rather than her performances—but behind the scenes she was a secret genius inventor changing the course of history. In the 1940s she starred alongside legends like Clark Gable and James Stewart, and infamously had affairs with the likes of Howard Hughes and JFK.


"Math men" have replaced the "mad men." Advertisers today have access to an unprecedented level of data about us, our preferences and predilections. With porous levels of digital privacy, advertising is no longer simply something we see, it?s what surrounds us in every new arena. Ads are no longer targeted to us based on creative teams thinking up marketing strategies?they are the result of perpetual surveillance and collection of personal information.


American feminist, labour leader and civil rights icon Dolores Huerta has never been afraid to speak truth to power. She co-founded the National Farmworkers Association, the first farm worker?s union in the U.S., but was never quite as well-known as her ally César Chávez. This is even true when it comes to the movement's famous slogan, Sí se puede, which inspired Barack Obama's "yes we can" and is often wrongly attributed to Chavez.

Eighth Annual Roald Dahl Day & MATILDA

Matilda Wormwood is a very special six-year-old who doesn?t fit in with her ignorant family. She immerses herself in literature?but when her dad tears up her copy of Moby Dick, they?ll find she?s got more than just book smarts. Don't miss the chance to watch director-actor Danny Devito's acclaimed adaptation of Roald Dahl's beloved novel, about a remarkable girl who uses her genius-level IQ (and telekinetic powers) to overcome having terrible parents and a bully for a teacher, on a big screen.

This Film Should Be Played Loud: PEARL JAM: LET'S PLAY TWO

Amidst the historic 2016 Chicago Cubs season, Pearl Jam, led by Chicago’s own Eddie Vedder, put on two unforgettable sold-out shows at the world famous Wrigley Field. Let’s Play Two is highlighted by the legendary band’s amazing performances as captured by acclaimed director/photographer Danny Clinch—while also telling the unique story of Pearl Jam’s deep-seated relationship and history with the city, team and stadium in an unlikely intersection of sports and music.


Join us and Vice/Noisey for the premiere of the music-filled and insistently local new film from Shawney Cohen (whose debut film The Manor opened Hot Docs Festival in 2013). Following the success of Drake and The Weeknd, 6ix Rising follows emerging Toronto rap artists whose lives are all on the cusp of change. Offering an intimate glimpse into each artist’s community and challenges, 6ix Rising is one of the most comprehensive documentaries about the Toronto hip hop scene ever created.

Performance on Screen: LA BOHEME

Set in 19th Century Paris, Puccini’s tremendously moving La bohème tells the story of a star-crossed romance between an impoverished poet named Rodolfo, and his delicate neighbour Mimi who falls ill. Rodolfo lives a Bohemian existence with his fellow artist friends, holed up in a dingy apartment when fate brings Mimi into his life one night when her candle goes out and she knocks on his door looking for matches. It’s love at first sight but Rodolfo’s jealousy and Mimi’s worsening condition lead to a devastating conclusion.


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