Dir. James Mark (Canadian Premiere)
David Lee (Chris Mark), a troubled high school student, struggles with strange dreams/visions. In these dreams/visions, he hears a mysterious voice telling him ‘to kill’. He lives with his ‘uncle’ Patrick, who gives David medication to help him cope. At school, David appears to be socially awkward. He has one female friend who seems to like him, as much as he likes her. READ MORE
Dir. Gigi Saul Guerrero (Canadian Premiere)
Synopsis: The film follows the lone survivor (Mathias Retamal) of a disaster as he awakens on a deserted beach. It becomes clear that there are more dangers lurking in the woods than a hungry beast. READ MORE
Stand Up Man
Friday November 17, 2017 @ 7:00pm| Isabel Bader Theatre
Synopsis: Forced to move back to his hometown Windsor, wannabe comedian Moses Kim finds his dreams derailed in his family restaurant. Life gets more complicated when Moses’ teenage cousin from Korea unexpectedly shows up.
Justin Chon | USA | 2017 | Rated 14A | English, Korean with English subtitles
Synopsis: Eli (Justin Chon) and Daniel (David So), two Korean American brothers, own a struggling shoe store and have an unlikely friendship with Kamilla (Simone Baker), a street smart 11-year-old African American girl. Kamilla ditches school, Eli stresses about the store, and Daniel seems to always be looking for a good time. It is another typical day at the store until the Rodney King verdict is read and riots break out. With chaos and potential trouble looming, the trio is forced to defend the store while contemplating the future of their own personal dreams and the true meaning of family. READ MORE
A long overdue In The City listing to let you know of some great events starting TONIGHT in Toronto. Read on! READ MORE
Pioneers in devised theatre incorporating movement, live music, interactive design, and media work, Theatre Gargantua is a leading multi-disciplinary theatre company. Jacquie P.A. Thomas, one of Canada’s longest-serving female Artistic Directors, founded Theatre Gargantua in 1992. Alongside with Michael Spence and other artists, Thomas has made Theatre Gargantua an artist-driven company that produces ground-breaking works in two-year cycles.
Nightwood Theatre and Crow’s Theatre have partnered up this season to bring us Rose Napoli‘s latest play to the stage: Lo (Or Dear Mr. Wells). Premiering at Crow’s Theatre this past weekend, and running until November 11, 2017, Lo… is a feminist retake on a student-teacher relationship, wrestling with sexuality and consent, literature and passion, right and wrong.
Nearing the World Premiere of Lo (Or Dear Mr. Wells), Napoli took the time to chat with me about the impetus for writing this piece, her writing process, and much more. READ MORE
Ryerson University’s annual Social Justice Week Mandela ECI Lecture has always managed to capture the imagination of a wide variety of Torontonians by keeping its finger on the pulse of timely, topical issues tied to race, culture, and the African diaspora. This free event takes place Wednesday, October 25 at Ryerson University.
This year’s Mandela ECI Lecture Black Be/longing: At the crossroads of art, culture, and human rights will spotlight one of Canada’s most important contemporary writers and revolutionary thinkers, M. NourbeSe Philip. READ MORE