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    May 3, 2016
     
    Raving Iran

    International Premiere Raving Iran D: Susanne Regina Meures | Switzerland | 2016 | 85 min In a country where the routine “eat, sleep, rave, repeat” is an act of political dissidence, two passionately driven DJs at the heart of Iran’s illegal techno scene peddle their beats on the black market and furtively throw desert dance [&helli  More...

     
    3:15pm –
    TBLB2 Get Tickets Here
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    May 3, 2016
     
    Gary Numan: Android In La La Land

    Canadian Premiere Gary Numan: Android In La La Land D: Steve Read, Rob Alexander | UK | 2016 | 85 min Eighties electro-pop pioneer Gary Numan has re-emerged from the wilderness—anxiety, depression and creative block in check—with a renewed love of performing; but is his new hometown of Hollywood ready for this singular British rock [&  More...

     
    12:45pm –
    TBLB1 Get Tickets Here
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    May 3, 2016
     
    I Am the Blues

    Canadian Premiere I Am the Blues D: Daniel Cross | Canada | 2016 | 106 min From smoky juke joints to spirited church halls, this musical travelogue immerses us in the heart of the American South in search of wisdom and rhythm from the last of the original blues legends, including Bobby Rush, Lazy Lester […]

     
    1:00pm –
    BLOOR Get Tickets Here
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    May 4, 2016
     
    I Am the Blues

    Canadian Premiere I Am the Blues D: Daniel Cross | Canada | 2016 | 106 min From smoky juke joints to spirited church halls, this musical travelogue immerses us in the heart of the American South in search of wisdom and rhythm from the last of the original blues legends, including Bobby Rush, Lazy Lester […]

     
    10:45am –
    TBLB2 Get Tickets Here
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    May 4, 2016
     
    The Wonderful Kingdom of Papa Alaev

    World Premiere The Wonderful Kingdom of Papa Alaev D: Tal Barda, Noam Pinchas | Israel, France | 2016 | 74 min Meet Tajikistan’s hilarious answer to the Jackson family.  Ruling his celebrated folk music clan with an iron tambourine, the titular patriarch, an ex-wrestler and part-time drunk who micro-manages their fiery performances and  More...

     
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    May 4, 2016
     
    Contemporary Color

    International Premiere Contemporary Color D: Bill Ross IV, Turner Ross | USA | 2016 | 96 min An extraordinary lineup of top music stars including event mastermind David Byrne of The Talking Heads, Nelly Furtado, St. Vincent and more perform live with 10 “colour guard” teams—perfectly synchronized students in pep-rally choreography  More...

     
    4:15pm –
    TBLB1 Get Tickets Here
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    May 5, 2016
     
    Hip-Hop Evolution

    World Premiere Hip-Hop Evolution D: Darby Wheeler | Canada | 2016 | 90 min Acclaimed Canadian rapper Shad travels to the Bronx and Harlem to talk with hip-hop’s originators and biggest stars—Kool Herc, Afrika Bambaataa and Grandmaster Flash among others—tracing its evolution from underground to global phenomenon. Parts one and two o  More...

     
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    May 6, 2016
     
    Aim For The Roses

    World Premiere Aim For The Roses D: John Bolton | Canada | 2016 | 102 min What do a daredevil jump in a rocket-powered car, a classical double bass album and an outrageous documentary musical have in common? Not much, except insane artistic risk that either ends in brilliance or utter disaster. You be the […]

     
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    May 6, 2016
     
    The Revolution Won’t Be Televised

    North American Premiere The Revolution Won’t Be Televised D: Rama Thiaw | Senegal, France | 2016 | 110 min Merging artistry and activism, two celebrated hip-hop artists mobilize Senegal’s frustrated citizens into a popular movement during the 2012 presidential campaign by challenging corruption and bolstering the voice of the peop  More...

     
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    May 6, 2016
     
    Hip-Hop Evolution

    World Premiere Hip-Hop Evolution D: Darby Wheeler | Canada | 2016 | 90 min Acclaimed Canadian rapper Shad travels to the Bronx and Harlem to talk with hip-hop’s originators and biggest stars—Kool Herc, Afrika Bambaataa and Grandmaster Flash among others—tracing its evolution from underground to global phenomenon. Parts one and two o  More...

     
    9:15pm –
    BLOOR Get Tickets Here
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    May 7, 2016
     
    Raving Iran

    International Premiere Raving Iran D: Susanne Regina Meures | Switzerland | 2016 | 85 min In a country where the routine “eat, sleep, rave, repeat” is an act of political dissidence, two passionately driven DJs at the heart of Iran’s illegal techno scene peddle their beats on the black market and furtively throw desert dance [&helli  More...

     
    7:00pm –
    TBLB3 Get Tickets Here
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    May 7, 2016
     
    I Am the Blues

    Canadian Premiere I Am the Blues D: Daniel Cross | Canada | 2016 | 106 min From smoky juke joints to spirited church halls, this musical travelogue immerses us in the heart of the American South in search of wisdom and rhythm from the last of the original blues legends, including Bobby Rush, Lazy Lester […]

     
    3:45pm –
    TBLB1 Get Tickets Here
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    May 7, 2016
     
    Strike a Pose

    Canadian Premiere Strike a Pose D: Ester Gould, Reijer Zwaan | Netherlands, Belgium | 2016 | 83 min The scene-stealing dancers from Madonna’s wildly popular concert doc Truth or Dare open up 25 years later about life after suddenly becoming queer icons at a young and, for some, unready age. FRIDAY, APRIL 29              7:0  More...

     
    6:30pm –
    BLOOR Get Tickets Here
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    May 8, 2016
     
    Gary Numan: Android In La La Land

    Canadian Premiere Gary Numan: Android In La La Land D: Steve Read, Rob Alexander | UK | 2016 | 85 min Eighties electro-pop pioneer Gary Numan has re-emerged from the wilderness—anxiety, depression and creative block in check—with a renewed love of performing; but is his new hometown of Hollywood ready for this singular British rock [&  More...

     
    8:30pm –
    ROYAL Get Tickets Here
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    May 8, 2016
     
    Spirit Unforgettable

    World Premiere Spirit Unforgettable D: Pete McCormack | Canada | 2016 | 86 min After a career as the captivating frontman for multi-platinum Canadian folk-rock band Spirit of the West, John Mann now faces the challenges of early onset Alzheimer’s while preparing for what could be his final performance at Massey Hall. Screening With: And  More...

     
    12:30pm –
    ROYAL Get Tickets Here
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    May 8, 2016
     
    The Wonderful Kingdom of Papa Alaev

    World Premiere The Wonderful Kingdom of Papa Alaev D: Tal Barda, Noam Pinchas | Israel, France | 2016 | 74 min Meet Tajikistan’s hilarious answer to the Jackson family.  Ruling his celebrated folk music clan with an iron tambourine, the titular patriarch, an ex-wrestler and part-time drunk who micro-manages their fiery performances and  More...

     
    3:15pm –
    ROYAL Get Tickets Here
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    May 8, 2016
     
    Contemporary Color

    International Premiere Contemporary Color D: Bill Ross IV, Turner Ross | USA | 2016 | 96 min An extraordinary lineup of top music stars including event mastermind David Byrne of The Talking Heads, Nelly Furtado, St. Vincent and more perform live with 10 “colour guard” teams—perfectly synchronized students in pep-rally choreography  More...

     
    1:00pm –
    BLOOR Get Tickets Here