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July 2019

Toronto Film Society — TFS Summer Series Double-Bill: Kiss of Death & Nightfall

July 22 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Innis Town Hall, 2 Sussex Ave.
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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Monday July 22nd 6:30PM   Feature Film #1: KISS OF DEATH 1947 (98 min.) Dir. Henry Hathaway w. Victor Mature, Brian Donlevy, Coleen Gray, Richard Widmark. In this famous gangster saga, Mature is solid as a thief who can’t stay straight but turns state’s evidence. However, it’s hard to compete with Widmark’s remarkable film début as a giggling, psychopathic killer! Filmed on location in New York.   Feature Film #2: NIGHTFALL 1956 (78 min.) Dir. Jacques Tourneur w. Aldo Ray,…

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Ad hoc presents I DRINK

July 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Innis Town Hall, 2 Sussex Ave.
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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I Drink dir. Peter McAuley and Jim Shedden 2014, 87:00 minutes, colour, English I Drink is a film made entirely by two recovering alcoholics, Peter McAuley and Jim Shedden. The two of them realized that in recovery circles they are privy to deeply honest and courageous stories by recovering alcoholics and drug addicts. Sharing these stories is the cornerstone of recovery for many individuals, but most people only have the benefit of hearing them once they've hit rock bottom and…

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Toronto Film Society — TFS Summer Series Double-Bill: Force of Evil & Fallen Angel

July 29 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Innis Town Hall, 2 Sussex Ave.
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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Monday July 29th 6:30PM Feature Film #1: FORCE OF EVIL 1948 (78 min.) Dir. Abraham Polonsky w. John Garfield, Beatrice Pearson, Thomas Gomez, Marie Windsor. The “numbers” racket is broken wide open when one of its hirelings (Garfield, in a stunning performance) refuses to play ball any longer. A solid film noir, it’s become a cult item. Screenwriter Polonsky’s directorial début. (He would be blacklisted in 1951.)   Feature Film #2: FALLEN ANGEL 1945 (97 min.) Dir. Otto Preminger w.…

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Trouble Every Day Presents: Jesus’ Son (1999) in 35 mm + Director Q&A

July 30 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Innis Town Hall, 2 Sussex Ave.
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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From the facebook event: Jack Black, Michael Shannon, Billy Crudup and Samantha Morton before they were famous. One of Greta Gerwig’s favourite films. Top 10 Films Of 1999: New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Roger Ebert. 20th anniversary screening. Based on Denis Johnson’s classic short story collection. A film by Alison Maclean (CRUSH, Natalie Imbruglia’s “Torn”, PERSONS OF INTEREST, THE REHEARSAL). Wesley Morris: "Maclean's film is a handsome dance with Johnson's words, a dialogue with the cycles of lucidity, a…

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August 2019

Toronto Film Society — TFS Summer Series Double-Bill: The Locket & Johnny O’Clock

August 12 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Innis Town Hall, 2 Sussex Ave.
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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Monday August 12th 6:30PM. Feature Film #1: THE LOCKET 1946 (86 min.) Dir. John Brahm w. Laraine Day, Brian Aherne, Robert Mitchum, Gene Raymond. Beautiful but unbalanced Day ruins the lives of men who fall in love with her, blinding them to her true personality (and problems). Famed for the film’s flashback within a flashback.   Feature Film #2: JOHNNY O’CLOCK 1947 (95 min.) Dir. Robert Rossen w. Dick Powell, Evelyn Keyes, Lee J. Cobb, Ellen Drew. Powell is solid…

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Toronto Film Society — TFS Summer Series Double-Bill: The Chase & Tension

August 19 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Innis Town Hall, 2 Sussex Ave.
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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Monday August 19th 6:30PM. Feature Film #1: THE CHASE 1946 (86 min.) Dir. Arthur D. Ripley w. Robert Cummings, Michele Morgan, Steve Cochran, Peter Lorre. Luckless vet Cummings becomes involved with a ruthless racketeer (Cochran) and his melancholy wife (Morgan). A neat drama based on a book by Cornell Woolrich.   Feature Film #2: TENSION 1949 (95 min.) Dir. John Berry w. Richard Basehart, Audrey Totter, Cyd Charisse, Barry Sullivan. A hen-pecked husband whose wife leaves him for another man…

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Toronto Film Society — TFS Summer Series Double-Bill: Christmas Holiday & Phantom Lady

August 26 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Innis Town Hall, 2 Sussex Ave.
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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Monday August 26th 6:30PM. Feature Film #1: CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY 1944 (92 min.) Dir. Robert Siodmak w. Deanna Durbin, Gene Kelly, Gale Sondergaard, Richard Whorf. A nice girl marries a ne’er-do-well whose weakness turns him to crime. From a Somerset Maugham novel set in America, this sordid tale receives classy direction and good performances. A real change of pace by both stars.   Feature Film #2: PHANTOM LADY 1944 (87 min.) Dir. Robert Siodmak w. Elle Raines, Franchot Tone, Alan Curis,…

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