Luca Caminati on Mamma Roma

March 8 at 4pm

Luca Caminati, Italian cinema scholar and Associate Professor of Film Studies at Concordia University, opens our retrospective Pier Paolo Pasolini: The Poet of Contamination with this discussion of Pasolini's post-neorealist masterpiece, examining the film's critique of modernization during the Italian "Economic Miracle" of the late 1950s.

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Showgirls introduced by Adam Nayman

March 14 at 10pm

Verhoeven's deliciously decadent and lovably ludicrous ode to the cutthroat world of Las Vegas' nude stage spectaculars has gone from one of the top turkeys of the 1990s to reclaimed, maudit maybe-masterpiece.

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Bell Free Weekend

March 15 & 16

All regular film screenings plus special family films and events at TIFF Bell Lightbox are completely FREE, courtesy of Bell!

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A Letter to Three Wives introduced by David Bordwell

March 16 at 6:30pm

David Bordwell offers an introduction and a post-screening Q&A session on Joseph L. Mankiewicz's Oscar-winning classic.

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David Bordwell on I Love a Mystery: How 1940s Hollywood Reinvented Cinematic Storytelling

March 17 at 6:30pm

The distinguished film scholar presents a fascinating lecture examining a range of films, both classics and little-known items, to identify some sources and consequences of Hollywood's storytelling innovations in the 1940s.

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Mildred Pierce introduced by David Bordwell

March 17 at 8:30pm

David Bordwell offers an introduction and post-screening Q&A of his Carte Blanche selection, the classic Joan Crawford melodrama about a hard-driving working woman whose devotion to her spoiled and spiteful daughter leads to murder.

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In Conversation With... Agnieszka Holland

April 1 at 7pm

One of the most prominent and prolific directors in international cinema, Agnieszka Holland joins us to discuss her extraordinary career in film and television, which includes the Oscar-nominated Europa Europa and In Darkness, her charming adaptation of The Secret Garden, the HBO Europe miniseries Burning Bush, and episodes for such acclaimed television series as The Wire and Treme.

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