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The Sower

Driven to safeguard rare and forgotten vegetable varieties for the sake of biodiversity, Patrice Fortier works with painstaking perseverance to create a remarkable seed company based in rural Quebec. In French and English, with English subtitles.

Director Julie Perron will participate in a post-screening Skype Q&A.

Presented by Planet in Focus

WED, APR 22, 7:00 PM

The Royal Ballet: Swan Lake

Anthony Dowell’s glorious production of Swan Lake, one of the world’s greatest romantic ballets, draws upon the opulence of 1890s Russia with dramatic costumes that create a magical setting.

Performed at the Royal Opera House on March 17, 2015.

Co-presented by Canada’s National Ballet School.

TUE, APR 21, 6:30 PM


Duran Duran Unstaged

Duran Duran Unstaged is a multimedia event that takes the audience on a cinematic journey with one of the most successful music acts in the world during their performance at the Mayan Theater in Los Angeles. Academy Award®-nominated filmmaker, David Lynch, creates a new experience in live concert filmmaking.

Arrive early to kick off the evening with a DJ set by Tim McCready.
8:30 PM: Doors Open
9:30 PM: Screening

Co-presented by NXNE. 

FRI, APR 3, 9:30 PM.

Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me

Nominee—Original Song, Academy Awards 2015

When music legend Glen Campbell was diagnosed with Alzheimer's, he and his family set out on a five-week tour that turned into an incredible year-and-a-half long journey filled with music, laughter, and love.

FRI, APR 3 - 9, select dates and times.

The dance of words

At 5:15pm

Program of screening

The Dance of Words, (documentary, 2014, 44 min, 7 years old and +), directed by Yves Etienne Massicotte, features young artists who have embraced their deaf identity in adulthood after spending a difficult childhood in the grey zone between hearing culture and deaf culture. These emerging artists show how they are using the arts to build a deaf culture that makes them proud. They shine a spotlight on their community while promoting and advancing deaf culture with a keen sensitivity.

CINEMA: Rust and Bone

At 7pm

Put in charge of his young son, Alain leaves Belgium for Antibes to live with his sister and her husband as a family. Alain's bond with Stephanie, a killer whale trainer, grows deeper after Stephanie suffers a horrible accident.

Directed by Jacques Audiard

Stars Marion Cotillard, Matthias Schoenaerts, Armand Verdure

Type : Drama

The movie will be screened in French with English subtitles. It will be presented by Laurence Véron the executive director of FRIC.

BALLET SCREENING: Balanchine / Millepied

At 1:30pm 

Discover on screen the lyrical and choreographic masterpieces of the Paris National Opera. Operas from the 2014-2015 season of the Paris National Opera will be screened in the brand new Theatre of Alliance française de Toronto.

Alongside Balanchine’s Palais de Cristal, set to music by Bizet, Benjamin Millepied adapts Ravel’s Daphnis et Chloé. Philippe Jordan will be accompanying the Paris Opera Ballet for the first time.


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