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MÜ 50! Forest University 50! Exhibit

The Kotkajärve Metsaülikool (Forest University) 50! exhibition will be open at VEMU all summer from April 1, 2017 to September 15, 2017. 

People of Estonian heritage have been going to reconnect with their roots at this total immersion cultural camp in the deep woods of Muskoka, Canada every summer since 1967. Discover what happens at this Estonian camp in Canada.


From the dun-nun of Jaws and the triumphant trumpets of Rocky, to the harrowing strings of Psycho and the slow build of Star Wars—there is an undeniable art and power to the film score that lingers long after the credits roll. For decades now, film composers have been responsible for some of the greatest music being produced.

Experimental Time: Listening, Simultaneity, Dis-Unison

Join Cornell musicologist Benjamin Piekut, specialist in post-1960s experimentalism, and New York sound-installation artist and turntablist Marina Rosenfeld, in an event exploring the relations of listening and behaviour in the social and creative realms. Coffee-break lectures by Piekut and Rosenfeld will be followed by a reception, a collective listening session to Rosenfeld’s new 45-minute radio work “Production a+f,” and a scholar-artist Q&A.


Winner of the Rogers Audience Award for Best Canadian Documentary at Hot Docs 2017, RUMBLE: THE INDIANS WHO ROCKED THE WORLD reveals an essential and, until now, missing chapter in the history of popular music: the Indigenous influence. Lifting the veil on the enormous impact made by First Nations and Native American musicians including Robbie Robertson, Link Wray, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Charley Patton, Jimi Hendrix, Jesse Ed Davis and more, Rumble celebrates their genre-changing and undeniably catchy influence.

Toronto Jewish Film Society presents Sam and Me

Co-presented with 918 Bathurst, celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday
Guest Speaker: Paul Saltzman, Executive Producer of Sam and Me
(Canada, 1991, Deepa Mehta director, 94 min)
A quirky comedy that follows the adventures of a Jewish senior and his minder, a young East Indian immigrant. Sam and Me looks at Toronto’s recent past and portrays the similar dreams of different cultures and generations.
2 screenings: 4:00 and 7:30 pm
Al Green Theatre in the Miles Nadal JCC

Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival 2017

Hot Docs, North America’s largest documentary festival, will present its 24th edition from April 27 to May 7, 2017, presenting 200+ films from across the globe and welcoming hundreds of international filmmakers and industry delegates to Toronto! Screenings will be held at theatres including the Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema, TIFF Bell Lightbox, Scotiabank Theatre, Aga Khan Museum, Toronto Centre for the Arts, Innis Town Hall, Isabel Bader Theatre and Hart House Theatre.

Hot Docs ticket packages, passes and single tickets are on sale now!

ReelAbilities Film Festival: Hold Music & Looking at the Stars

In the Al Green Theatre (in the Miles Nadal JCC)
In this 10-minute semi-silent experimental short, a young, gay, deaf-blind man faces a number of challenges when purchasing tickets for a musical for himself and his loved ones. Q & A with Director Michael McNeely and Cast.
ACCESS FEATURES: Audio Description, ASL Interpretation for Q&A


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