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Thursday July 19: American Dreams and Nightmares

This month we’re proud to present a curated programme of notable American short films from the past decade or so. These films have played festivals around the world and we’re happy to bring them to you here in Toronto. Please join us and bring a friend or two!

Thursday July 19th at 7:00pm
(but meet us at 6:00pm in the lobby for pre-screening drinks – $5 tall cans courtesy of Woodhouse Brewing Co.)
Carlton Cinemas
20 Carlton Street (steps from College subway station)


Still from CRYSTAL LAKE

CRYSTAL LAKE

Dir: Jennifer Reeder
USA – 2016

Crystal Lake is about a group of girls who take over a skate park, forming an all-female force field on the half pipe. There on the ramp, with no boys around, they are thriving and visible. This is an anthem for young feminists which presents female friends as a means to survive adolescence. EVERY GRRRL-SHAPED BREATH IS A BATTLE CRY.

Duration: 16:00


Still from STRYKA

STRYKA

Dir: Emily Carmichael
USA – 2015

Stryka is an awesome reptile woman from another planet who does heists and odd jobs with her (literal) partner in crime, Callen. But she has a secret: she’s been stealing with somebody else. (She just wants a partner who cleans up well enough to pull off a fancy jewel heist once and a while–is that so wrong?) Anxious about her career in thievery and torn by her loyalty to competing thieves, Stryka has to figure out where she belongs. Luckily, she has a highly advanced robot therapist to talk it over with.

Duration: 8:00


Still from THE PROCEDURE

THE PROCEDURE

Dir: Calvin Lee Reeder
USA – 2016

A man is tranquilized on the street and wakes to find himself tied up in empty room. But what is that thing coming down?

Duration: 4:00


Still from AFTERMATH ON MEADOWLARK LANE

AFTERMATH ON MEADOWLARK LANE

Dirs: David Zellner, Nathan Zellner
USA – 2007

While on their way to a mariachi recital, a devastating car crash forces a mother and her two sons to confront the truth about their past.

Duration: 10:00


Still from FRY DAY

FRY DAY

Dir: Laura Moss
USA – 2017

An adolescent girl comes of age against the backdrop of serial killer Ted Bundy’s execution in 1989.

Duration: 16:00


Still from DARLING DARLING

DARLING DARLING

Dir: Matthew Lessner
USA – 2005

Meeting your date’s parents is never a comfortable experience, but the event is taken to unexpected levels of surreality in Matthew Lessner’s directorial debut starring Michael Cera as an awkward and flustered everyteen forced to make small talk with his prom date’s bizarre father.

Duration: 12:00


Still from MEN DON'T WHISPER

MEN DON’T WHISPER

Dir: Jordan Firstman
USA – 2017

After being emasculated at a sales conference, gay couple Reese and Peyton decide the only way to regain their confidence and prove their masculinity is to sleep with some women. When they meet fellow conference attendees and pleasure seekers Beth and Dominique, it seems like a perfect match. Unfortunately sealing the deal is easier said than done.

Duration: 21:00


Tickets available online or at the Carlton box office ($10 adults, $7 seniors). Facebook RSVP here!

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

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

WE ARE OUTSIDE PLAYING IN THE GARDEN

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

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

KILLER – AUDIENCE AWARD WINNER

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

BLEU TONNERRE (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

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? 🙂