F = Festive event
Thursday, December 6
BLACK MOTHER WITH KHALIK ALLAH Filmmaker and photographer Khalik Allah speaks about his 2018 documentary on Jamaican identity. 9 pm. $TBA. TIFF Bell Lightbox, 350 King W. tiff.net. THE CINEFORUM Silent Films at 5 pm; Judith Merril (1968-2018) at 7 pm; Films For Queer Christians at 9 pm. $10 donation. The Cineforum, 463 Bathurst. 416-603-6643. F HOME ALONE IN CONCERT Screening of the 1990 holiday classic with Toronto Symphony Orchestra and Resonance Youth Choir performing alongside the film. Dec 6-8, ThuSat 7:30 pm, mat Sat 2 pm. $36-$136. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe. 416-593-1285, tso.ca. SCI-FI/FANTASY SHORT FILM FESTIVAL Showcase of short films from around the world. 7 pm. Free. Carlton Cinema, 20 Carlton. nowtickets.ca. TOMORROW – PART 2 Cinema Politica Danforth presents the conclusion of Cyril Dion & Melanie Laurent’s film about the global environmental crisis, followed by discussion. 7 pm. Free/pwyc. Neighbourhood Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 79 Hiawatha. facebook.com/cinemapoliticadanforth.
Friday, December 7
DIE HARD Yippee ki-yay with Bruce Willis and Alan Rickman. Dec 7-9 and 21-23 at 7:30 pm. $11-$15. Cinesphere at Ontario Place, 955 Lake Shore W. 416-314-9938, ontarioplace. com/cinesphere. F GOOD TIDINGS Toronto Indie Horror Fest
presents the 2016 thriller about a homeless veteran who is targeted by three psychopaths in Santa suits. 8 pm. $8. Eyesore Cinema, 1176 Bloor W. facebook.com/toindiehorrorfest. P.A. DAY MOVIE Screening of a Pixar/Disney animated title. 2 pm. Free. Jones Library, 118 Jones. 416-393-7715. PUT GRANDMA IN THE FREEZER Screening of the 2018 Italian comedy, with English subtitles. 9 pm. $13. TIFF Bell Lightbox, 350 King W. 416-893-3966, icff.ca/festival-tickets. TEEN TITANS GO! TO THE MOVIES P.A. Day screening of the 2018 animated adventure. 1 pm. Free. Riverdale Public Library, 370 Broadview. 416-393-7720.
Saturday, December 8
THE CINEFORUM Jane Jacobs: Urban Wisdom at 7 pm; Films of Alfred Hitchcock at 9 pm. $10 donation. The Cineforum, 463 Bathurst. 416-603-6643. F POLAR EXPRESS: AN IMAX 3D EXPERIENCE The 2004 seasonal film by Robert Zemeckis. Dec 8-9 and 15-16 at 3:30 pm. $11-$15. Cinesphere at Ontario Place, 955 Lake Shore W. 416-314-9938, ontarioplace.com/cinesphere.
Sunday, December 9
THE CINEFORUM Herman Hesse: Siddhartha at 5 pm, Films on the Shroud of Turin at 9 pm. $10 donation. The Cineforum, 463 Bathurst. 416-603-6643. MAQBOOL Screening Vishal Bhardwaj’s 2003 film in this series that showcase the Bard’s influence on the Indian film industry. 3 pm. $10-$12. Aga Khan Museum, 77 Wynford.
416-646-4677, agakhanmuseum.org. F SANTA WITH MUSCLES Hollow Moon Movie Club screening, Hulk Hogan plays a millionaire who gets amnesia and thinks he’s Santa Claus. 8 pm. Free. Handlebar, 159 Augusta. fb.com/hollowmoonmovieclub. FTHE SNOWMAN AND FRIENDS: ORCHESTRA TORONTO Seasonal family celebration includes screening of the animated classic with live score. 3 pm. $20-$51. Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge. ticketmaster.ca. STAN LEE FILM FEST Films of Stan Lee and the Marvel Universe. 2 pm. $5 donation. The Cineforum, 463 Bathurst. 416-603-6643.
Monday, December 10
THE CINEFORUM Films of Mae West at 5 pm; Animafeastival: A Feast Of A Festival Of Animated Cartoons at 7 pm. $10 donation. The Cineforum, 463 Bathurst. 416-603-6643. TORONTO FILM SOCIETY On Approval (1943, Clive Brook) and An Ideal Husband (1948, Alexander Korda). 6:30 pm. $18, stu $15. Innis Town Hall, 2 Sussex. 416-785-0335, torontofilmsociety.com.
Tuesday, December 11
DID YOU WONDER WHO FIRED THE GUN? Vertical Features presents Travis Wilkerson’s film about the murder of a Black man by the director’s white great-grandfather in 1946. 7 pm. $5-$7. Jackman Hall. Art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas W. verticalfeaturesto.com. THE FILMS OF CHARLIE CHAPLIN Films from the archive, requests will be taken. 5 pm. $10 donation. The Cineforum, 463 Bathurst. 416-603-6643, reghartt.ca/cineforum. MAPANTSULA The Centre for Free Expression film series screens the 1988 film by Oliver Schmitz. 7 pm. Free. Room IMA-307. Ryerson School of Image Arts, 122 Bond. 416979-5000, cfe.ryerson.ca/events.
Wednesday, December 12
THE CINEFORUM The Films Of Buster Keaton at 5 pm; The Films Of Andy Warhol at 7 pm; The Lost Jimi Hendrix Sex Film Plus Hendrix In Concert at 9 pm. $10 donation. The Cineforum, 463 Bathurst. 416-603-6643. A POCKETFUL OF MIRACLES Screening the 1961 Frank Capra film. 2 pm. Free. Beaches Library, 2161 Queen E. 416-393-7703.
FILM FESTIVAL OF THE WEEKWe talk to JAYU Human Rights Film Festival founder Gilad Cohen (centre) about the must-see docs at the seventh annual event. Full story at nowtoronto.com/movies.