On Wednesday, September 9 at 7pm at Tartu College, TCFS presents: "ESTDOCS IS ALMOST HERE" with a special screening of the film "Georg" about the famous Estonian baritone, Georg Ots. The film will be introduced by its director, Peeter Simm. The film is in Estonian with English subtitles; admission is a voluntary contribution to VEMU.
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The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) presents a special screening of ROMSpeaks: Masters of Dreams – The French and Swiss Jewellers, explore the world of some of Europe’s most legendary jewellers, and join filmmaker Ken McGrath for a post-screening reception. In Signy and Cléophée Eaton Theatre Level 1B, and Teck Suite of Galleries: Earth’s Treasures. Doors open at 6:30pm, purchase tickets at rom.on.ca.
Michael Harris' bestselling and Governor General's Award-winning The End of Absence: Reclaiming What We’ve Lost in a World of Constant Connection was one of the most talked about books of 2014. It is a provocative examination of what it is like to be part of the only generation to know life before and after the internet. Michael Harris will take over the Bloor for an evening of film and conversation about life in the digital age.
Enjoy the final days of summer by catching up on the year’s most beloved, most critically acclaimed and most talked about docs.
FRI, AUG 28—SEPT 10, select times and dates
5-Pack: Five screenings for $50 (Members: $35, $25, Free)
Single Tickets: $12 (Members: $8, $6, Free) - see individual films below
FRI, AUG 28, 6:15 PM
MON, AUG 31, 6:30 PM
GOING CLEAR: SCIENTOLOGY AND THE PRISON OF BELIEF
SAT, AUG 29, 6:15 PM
THU, SEP 3, 9:15 PM
SUN, AUG 30, 3:30 PM
THU, SEP 3, 4:00 PM
Winner—Special Jury Prize, World Cinema-Documentary, Sundance Film Festival 2014
An ineffable mix of unbridled joy and vérité realism, A Poem Is a Naked Person is the story of beloved singer-songwriter and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Leon Russell. Filmed by legendary documentarian Les Blank between 1972 and 1974, this singular portrait of an artist and his community never had an official theatrical release and has attained legendary status. Blank’s camera lets us into Russell’s world, capturing intimate, off-the-cuff moments and combining them with mesmerizing scenes of Russell and his band performing live.
Arcade Fire. Stars. Wolf Parade. Grimes. The list of Montreal artists that have become major forces on the world stage is so large it’s almost cliché. So what makes the island of Montreal such a fertile ground for talented and boundary pushing artists? A City is an Island takes us to clubs, concert venues and pop-up shows around the city where we meet musicians such as Mac DeMarco, Sean Nicholas Savage, Spencer Krug (Wolf Parade, Sunset Rubdown, Moonface), Tim Hecker and Raphaelle Standell-Preston (Braids, Blue Hawaii). Discover new music and enjoy this one-way ticket to Montreal!
Exhibition on Screen: The works of masters featured in art exhibitions from galleries around the world.
Travel behind the scenes and into the heart of London’s Tate Modern and New York’s MoMA for a glimpse at this once-in-a-lifetime blockbuster exhibition Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs. Explore the galleries and hear tributes by those who knew Matisse best, as well as insight from curators and historians. This captivating film also includes breathtaking performances by the Royal Ballet’s principal dancer Zenaida Yanowsky and jazz musician Courtney Pine.
WED, SEPT 23 6:30 PM
Ballet on Screen: Exquisite productions of beloved ballets from The Royal Ballet.
"Extraordinary." - The Telegraph
Christopher Wheeldon’s three-act ballet adaptation of Shakespeare’s tale of love, loss and reconciliation is a triumph for The Royal Ballet. The story follows the destruction of a marriage through consuming jealousy, the abandonment of a child and a seemingly hopeless love. Yet, through remorse and regret, the ending is one of forgiveness and reconciliation.
"Captivating." - The Telegraph
Shakespeare's Globe on Screen: Featuring productions from London's historic Globe Theatre.
When Caesar returns to Rome from the wars a virtual dictator, Brutus and his republican friends resolve that his ambition must be curbed, which in Rome can mean only one thing: the great general must be assassinated. But once the deed is done, the conspirators must reckon with the forces of a new power bloc, led by Mark Antony and Caesar’s nephew Octavius. When their armies close at Philippi, will Caesar’s ghost be avenged?