Friday, May 28, 2010

Film events this weekend in Toronto

There are two things definitely worth catching this weekend in Toronto that are film-related.

The Toronto Underground Cinema is a revamped theatre in Chinatown that was launched last week and offiicially opens this weekend. They are located at 186 Spadina Avenue, just north of Queen Street on the west side. Their excellent opening weekend lineup features Un Prophète (A Prophet), The Ghost Writer, Hard Core Logo, Rumble in the Bronx, and The Runaways. For more information, check their website.

The other thing you'll want to catch is a free retrospective screening of Hong Kong films at Innis Town Hall. The screening is to celebrate the donation of 35mm Hong Kong films by the Toronto International Film Festival's Midnight Madness programmer Colin Geddes to the University of Toronto. The two films will be Ringo Lam Ling-Tung's Esprit d'Amour and Ronny Yu's The Occupant. You can read more about it at Colin's Kung Fu Fridays blog.

Here is the schedule for both events:

Toronto Underground Cinema Official Opening Weekend

Friday May 28th:
6:30 - A Prophet
9:30 - Rumble in the Bronx

Saturday May 29th:
7:00 - The Runaways
9:15 - Hard Core Logo

Sunday May 30th:
4:00 - Ghost Writer
7:00 - The Runaways
9:15 - A Prophet

Monday May 31st:
7:00 - Rumble in the Bronx
9:15 - The Runaways

Restless Spirits: Ronnie Yu and Ringo Lam's 1980S Ghost Comedies

3:30 Doors open
4:00 - Film Screening - ESPIRT D'AMOUR
6:00-7:30 Panel on Hong Kong Films with Bart Testa (Professor of Cinema Studies) and Colin Geddes (International Programmer, TIFF & Ultra 8 Pictures), and moderated by Peter Kuplowsky [Dim sum snack will be provided]
8:00 - Film Screening - THE OCCUPANT

4:00PM - Film Screening
1983 / 35MM / Hong Kong / English Subtitle / 98 min
Director. Ringo Lam Ling-Tung
Cast: Alan Tam Wing-Lun, Joyce Ngai Suk-Kwan, Cecilia Yip Tung, Bill Tung Biu, Billy Lau Nam-Kwong, Phillip Chan Yan-Kin

8:00PM - Film Screening
1984 / Hong Kong / English Subtitle / 96 min
Director. Ronny Yu
Cast: Chow Yun-Fat, Sally Yeh, Raymond Wong, Lo Lieh

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