2015 Subscriptions

Join Our Gang!

Last year, we introduced subscriptions, which allowed our biggest fans to pre-purchase their tickets for an entire year, and get a whole lot of extra stuff in the bargain. This year, subscriptions are even better. For one low price, you get all of this:

  • Admission to our screenings in January, April, July, and October
  • Admission to our “Secret Screening” and party, with food and drink (probably sometime between June and August)
  • A guest voucher to bring a friend (or enemy!) along
  • A silk-screened t-shirt so you can become a walking billboard!
  • A silk-screened tote bag so even during the winter months you can advertise for us!
  • $10 gift certificate for the Carlton Cinemas, which you can spend on movie tickets, popcorn, or even booze (19+, of course)!
  • 90-day trial membership at MUBI Canada, a curated online cinema bringing you cult, classic, independent, and award-winning movies. ($15 value)
  • 20% discount on all DVDs from KinoSmith
  • A subscriber-only newsletter, with sneak peeks and chances to win prizes and help shape our programming.
  • A warm, fuzzy feeling inside your heart from knowing you’re supporting grassroots arts programming in our city.

Here are a few pictures from our Secret Screening from July 2014:
Secret Screening 2014
Secret Screening 2014
Secret Screening 2014

We have a limited number of subscriptions to sell, but we’d love to have you join us! Needless to say, these also make excellent holiday gifts! C’mon, join our gang!

NOTE: Subscribers will be able to pick up their subscription kits at our screening on January 15th, but we need to get t-shirt orders in soon!

The Shortest Day 2014

The Shortest Day

Join us on the shortest day of the year to celebrate short film! Thanks to Telefilm Canada, the National Film Board of Canada, and SODEC, we’ll be presenting three programmes at the Carlton Cinemas on Sunday December 21st. Admission is completely FREE!

  • 3:30pm – Kid’s Programme (suitable for ages 8 and under)
  • 5:00pm – Family Programme (suitable for ages 8 and up)
  • 7:00pm – Comedy Programme (suitable for ages 13 and up)

More information on the lineups can be found on The Shortest Day microsite. If you’re not in Toronto, you’ll also find listings for screenings happening all over the country. And if you’re outside of Canada, check out this page on the site created by the event’s originator, France’s Centre national du cinéma et de l’image animee (CNC).

Rendezvous with Madness Co-presentation: Short Bursts of Madness

We are delighted to be co-presenting a program of short films at this year’s Rendezvous with Madness Film Festival. It’s on Thursday November 13th at 9:30pm at TIFF Bell Lightbox, and it’s called Short Bursts of Madness. Here are some details about the films in the lineup:

Still from Mother is God

Director: Maria Bäck | Denmark/Sweden 2013 | 30:00

Director Maria Bäck talks to her mother (whose face we do not see) on Skype, constructing an account that captures evidence of several mutable feelings.

Still from Luk'Luk'I: Mother

Director: Wayne Wapeemukwa | Canada 2014 | 19:00

A full-time mother and part-time sex worker goes missing on Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside during the 2010 Winter Olympics. This narratively sophisticated and righteously angry commentary on social neglect is set against a backdrop of glib patriotism.

Still from Manic

Director: Brooks Hunter | Canada 2014 | 6:00

Director Brooks Hunter examines how he has transformed from being ashamed of his mental illness at 17 to now embracing and using it to shape the way he sees and shapes the world every day.

Still from The Auroratone Project

Directors: Various | Canada 2012 | 45:00

The Auroratone Project is a commission of original short films by experimental Canadian filmmakers set to the music of participating artists from POP Montreal’s 2012 roster. Auroratones were abstract musical films used in mental institutions and army hospitals after WWII as a means of soothing post-traumatic stress disorder and general mental disturbance, invented by film enthusiast Cecil Stokes who was continuing on nearly two centuries of previous pseudo-scientific attempts to correlate colour with musical notes. For The Auroratone Project, filmmakers Leslie Supnet (Manitoba), Emily Pelstring (Quebec), Jon Rafman (Quebec), Alex MacKenzie (BC), Walter Forsberg (Manitoba), Leslie Bell (Alberta), Jaimz Asmundson (Manitoba), Cheryl Hann (Nova Scotia), Tamara Scherbak (Quebec) and Sabrina Ratte (Quebec) were approached to create original abstract films guided by the principles of Cecil Stokes’ Auroratones. Music by Yamantaka // Sonic Titan, Julia Holter, Tim Hecker, Cresting, Doldrums and more.

Tickets are $12 and are available online or at the door.