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May 2019

Reel Abilities Toronto Film Festival — ACT NATURAL, SAME NIGHTMARE and THE DRUMMER AND THE KEEPER Screening

May 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Innis Town Hall, 2 Sussex Ave.
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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From the Reel Abilities Toronto Film Festival facebook event: RAFFTO is excited to show two short films Act Natural and Same Nightmare and one feature film, The Drummer and The Keeper! Thanks to our co-presenting community partners: StopGap Foundation, Bluenose Ability Arts & Film Festival, Autism Ontario, Rendezvous with Madness presented by Workman Arts, Inclusive Education Canada. And venue partner, Innis Town Hall at the University of Toronto! ACT NATURAL Dir. Luca Fox | Australia | 4 mins | Narrative…

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Reel Abilities Toronto Film Festival — LITTLE REBEL and REFUGE IN THE ROCKIES Screening

May 31 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Innis Town Hall, 2 Sussex Ave.
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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From the Reel Abilities Toronto Film Festival Facebook event: RAFFTO is excited to show two films Little Rebel and Refuge in the Rockies! Thanks to our co-presenting community partner JAYU's Human Rights Film Festival, Canadian Sport Film Festival, Variety Village. And venue partner, Innis Town Hall at the University of Toronto. Little Rebel Dir. Aimie Vallat & Guido Ronge | USA | 10 min | Short Doc | 2017 Isatou Jallow, a woman from The Gambia living in Seattle, advocates…

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June 2019

Reel Abilities Toronto Film Festival — BARRIER FREE, LIVING ART and SHAKE WITH ME Screening

June 2 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Innis Town Hall, 2 Sussex Ave.
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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From the Reel Abilities Toronto Film Festival Facebook event: RAFFTO is excited to show Barrier Free: The Art of Adam Cohoon, Living Art, and Shake with Me! Thanks to our co-presenting community partner Design Exchange and L'Arche Daybreak and our venue partner, Innis Town Hall at the University of Toronto. BARRIER FREE: THE ART OF ADAM COHOON Dir. Fotis Kanteres | English | Canada | 17 mins | Documentary Adam Cohoon is a photographer, filmmaker, artist and accessibility advocate who…

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Reel Abilities Toronto Film Festival — Film Criticism and Disability

June 2 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Innis Town Hall, 2 Sussex Ave.
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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ReelAbilities Toronto is proud to present a panel on Film Criticism and Disability. Featuring: - Michael McNeely - Shay Erlich - Angelo Muredda - Linda Luarasi ACCESS FEATURES at this event: - CART - ASL Interpretation For more information or accessibility requests/questions, email inclusion@mnjcc.org.

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Reel Abilities Toronto Film Festival — Me, My Mouth and I Closing Night Screening

June 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Innis Town Hall, 2 Sussex Ave.
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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From the Reel Abilities Toronto Film Festival facebook event: RAFFTO is excited to show our festival closing film Me, My Mouth and I! Thanks to our co-presenting community partners British Council, Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema, Why Not Theatre, and Tangled Art + Disability, and venue partner, Innis Town Hall at the University of Toronto. ME, MY MOUTH AND I Dir. Sophie Robinson | English | United Kingdom | 60 mins | Documentary Follow Jess Thom - a woman with Tourette's…

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Docunight Toronto — FLAX TO FIRE Screening

June 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Innis Town Hall, 2 Sussex Ave.
Toronto, Ontario Canada
$10 – $15

From the Docunight Eventbrite: Flax to Fire Directed by: Bahram Azimpour 2017 / 52 mins Persian with English Subtitles Flax to Fire depicts the life and work of Aliasghar Hajibaba, an elite Iranian industrialist and entrepreneur. Originally trained as a quiltmaker in his youth, he manages to start an independent business in the midst of a tumultuous life. With the help of his family, he successfully pursues his endeavors to the point that he eventually becomes known as a founder…

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Khouri Conversations –The Fakih Case: Confronting Hate in Canada

June 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Innis Town Hall, 2 Sussex Ave.
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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$15

From the Khouri Conversations facebook event: Hear from Mohamad Fakih his first hand account of the court case he won, the motivations that led him to launch it, and the sentiments that accompanied his two-year journey. A discussion on the rise of hate groups, recent attacks on places of worship worldwide, and the potential impact of Quebec's Bill 21 will ensue. Featuring a stellar panel with: Bernie Farber, Chair, Canadian Anti-hate Network Dr. Barbara Perry, Professor, Ontario Tech University and…

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Vertical Features, Innis College and The Cinema Studies Institute — Dedication: Two Films By Kazuo Hara THE EMPEROR’S NAKED ARMY MARCHES ON Screening

June 12 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Innis Town Hall, 2 Sussex Ave.
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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Free

From the Facebook event page: Wednesday 06.12 Doors 6:30 PM Screening 7:00 PM THE EMPEROR'S NAKED ARMY MARCHES ON Long revered as one of the greatest Japanese documentaries ever made, in The Emperor’s Naked Army Marches Hara follows the steadfast efforts by WWII veteran Kenzo Okuzaki, as he attempts to reveal atrocities committed during his time with the Japanese Army. As he repeatedly faces a country more interested in forgetting, his methods advance at the same time as his agitation.…

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Vertical Features, Innis College and The Cinema Studies Institute — Dedication: Two Films By Kazuo Hara SENNAN ASBESTOS DISASTER Screening

June 13 @ 6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Innis Town Hall, 2 Sussex Ave.
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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Free

From the Facebook event page: Thursday 06.13 Doors 6:30 PM Screening 7:00 PM SENNAN ASBESTOS DISASTER After a documentary portrait of novelist Mitsuharu Inoue and a lone foray into fiction, Hara returns to the activist tradition of The Emperor's Naked Army for Sennan Asbestos Disaster. Shot over a decade, the documentary follows the dogged efforts of an asbestos-exposed working class community in rural Japan, in their quest to seek recognition and justice from evasive authorities. In the film Hara moves…

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Toronto Arab Film — THE DAY I LOST MY SHADOW and RUPTURE Screening

June 15 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Innis Town Hall, 2 Sussex Ave.
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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$15 – $20

From the Toronto Arab Film Facebook event: Film Screening: The Day I Lost My Shadow (Feature) Directed by: Soudade Kaadan As winter hits hard in Syria, all Sana wants is to cook a hot meal for her son. When a seemingly simple errand search for gas goes awry, Sana is dragged deeper into the conflict, where people lose their shadows. **This film is not suitable for children.** Rupture (Short) Directed by: Yassmina Karajah Rupture follows the journey of four Arab…

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