April 2016 Audience Award Winner

Still from Killer

Thanks to everyone who attended last night, our very first bona-fide SOLD OUT screening, and a hearty congratulations to Matt Kazman, whose film Killer took home the Audience Award prize!

  1. Killer – 26 votes
  2. Thunder Road – 15 votes
  3. The Procedure – 3 votes
  4. Bleu Tonnerre – 1 vote
  5. Homebodies – 1 vote

(46 votes total)

Our next screening of new work will be back at the Carlton on Thursday July 14th. More news here, on Twitter, and on Facebook. Sign up for the newsletter and don’t miss a thing.

Here’s The Lowdown

The Lowdown

So, we’ve gone and become ultra cool, hip, and sexy all of a sudden.

After despairing of finding any cool post-screening hangouts in the Yonge-College neighbourhood where our fantastic venue the Carlton is located, we have been blessed by a bit of serendipity. It turns out that I have a friend who has a friend who just opened a very cool new spot in Kensington Market. And the owner of this spot has been incredibly generous and open to working with us. A few weeks ago, I had a blast playing DJ on St. Patrick’s Day, which is literally my least favourite “holiday” ever. So I’m excited to announce that we’ll be holding our first ever afterparty at The Lowdown on Thursday April 14th. Join us for the screening and then head over afterward. We should get there around 9:00pm and I’ll be DJing until the wee hours.

As an added incentive, I’ll be handing out free drink tokens after the screening. Come and raise a glass to what I hope will be an ongoing post-screening tradition!

The Lowdown
276 Augusta Avenue (just south of College)
(downstairs from Torito)

The Lowdown

Full Program for April 14 Screening

Spring is nearly here! We’ve got you covered with one of our strongest lineups yet, including three recent Sundance selections. We’d love it if you could join us!

Thursday April 14th at 7:00pm
Carlton Cinemas
20 Carlton Street (steps from College subway station)

Still from The Procedure


Dir: Calvin Lee Reeder
USA – 2015

A man is captured and forced to endure a strange experiment.

  • Short Film Jury Award, US Fiction – Sundance Film Festival
  • Official Selection – SXSW Film Festival

Duration: 4:00

Still from We Are Outside in the Garden Playing


Dir: Friedericke Hoppe
Germany – 2013

The Indoor Garden Institution™ is an indoor garden institution where people can apply to go on holidays from their everyday life. We offer ponies, garden games, princess costuming etc. Fun! Fun! Fun! Fun! PARTY PARTY! YAY PARTY! YAY!

  • Canadian Premiere
  • Official Selection – Brooklyn Film Festival

Duration: 13:00

Still from Homebodies


Dir: Yianni Warnock
Australia – 2015

Shannon cooks dinner whilst speaking to a perverted stranger online. Andrew takes a bath wrapped in seared Christmas lights. What could possibly shock this estranged couple from their malaise?

  • Canadian Premiere
  • Official Selection – SXSW Film Festival

Duration: 13:00

Still from Killer


Dir: Matt Kazman
USA – 2015

When Dusty masturbates for the first time, something terrible happens.

  • Official Selection – Sundance Film Festival

Duration: 20:00

Still from Blue Thunder


Dir: Jean-Marc E. Roy and Philippe David Gagne
Canada – 2015

Bruno, in his thirties and in desperate need of a purpose, ends up homeless after a breakup. Without despairing and under the watchful eye of his motherly big sister, this sawmill worker will find the drive to put his beloved blue suit back on and to rekindle an old flame.

  • Directors’ Fortnight – Cannes Film Festival
  • Official Selection – The Shortest Day (Canada)

Duration: 21:00

Still from Thunder Road


Dir: Jim Cummings
USA – 2015

Officer Arnaud loved his mom.

  • Canadian Premiere
  • Short Film Grand Jury Prize – Sundance Film Festival
  • Official Selection – SXSW Film Festival

Duration: 13:00

Put some spring in your shorts! The Facebook RSVP is free, advance tickets are (still!) $10, and door tickets are just $12. And why not bring a friend? 🙂