The Cinema Studies Student Union represents the voice of undergraduate students enrolled in the Cinema Studies programme at the University of Toronto while promoting and celebrating cinema across the campus through a variety of screenings, events, and academic journals. Run entirely by dedicated undergraduate students who volunteer their time, CINSSU is the centre of cinema on campus.
Free Friday Film
This week's FFF is the 1984 cult classic REPO MAN, starring the late, incomparable Harry Dean Stanton.
Innis College presents an upcoming screening of PAN'S LABYRINTH, Guillermo del Toro's mesmerizing 2006 dark fantasy, on Monday, October 16th.
Hey all you confused cinema studies undergrads out there - come out to our grad school info session tomorrow @ 3PM!… https://t.co/qLXNhxxMva
TONIGHT - a #FreeFridayFilm cult night screening of REPO MAN (1984), starring Emilio Estevez and the late, great Harry Dean Stanton.
Doors at Innis Town Hall open 6:30PM, words and introductions by Professor Ben Wright. See you there!
This Friday. 7:00 pm.
Come to out Free Friday Film soft launch of 2001: A Space Odyssey!
What would make you go "all in"? A new car? A dream vacation? Your university tuition!? Tell us in the comments below for a chance to win a prize pack!
When Scott and Kate Johansen’s daughter gets into the college of her dreams it’s cause for celebration. That is, until Scott and Kate (Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler) learn that the scholarship they were counting on didn’t come through, and they’re now on the hook for tuition they can’t begin to afford.
With the help of their friend and neighbor Frank (Jason Mantzoukas)—also in need of a major payday—they decide to open an illegal casino in his suburban house, risking everything together on a Vegas-style bacchanal where money flows, inhibitions are checked at the door, and all bets are off. See THE HOUSE in theatres June 30th! **Please note this contest is only open to current students at the University of Toronto
A dark and layered romance, MY COUSIN RACHEL tells the story of a young Englishman who plots revenge against his mysterious and beautiful cousin, believing that she murdered his guardian. His feelings become complicated as he finds himself falling helplessly and obsessively in love with her.
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RISK EVERYTHING … FOR LOVE: Win passes to the advance screening of #EverythingEverything, in theatres May 19!
What would you risk everything for? Let us know in the comments below for a chance to win!
Come out on May 17th 7-10PM!
Co-Presented with Toronto Animated Image Society (TAIS) and Subtle Technologies
There is more life in a drop of ocean water than most major cities on Earth; yet, this awesome ecology is invisible to the naked eye and goes largely unnoticed. As a practice with a long history of visualizing scientific wonders, this international screening of animated shorts illuminates the majesty of the very medium of life. In keeping with the theme, viewers can enjoy locally crafted beverages and an experimental probiotic cocktail. A Q&A with the curators will follow the screening. Includes admission to the special exhibition.
Further details: https://www.gardinermuseum.on.ca/event/universe-glass-film-screening-qa/
The Caméra Stylo Launch Party will be held at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre at 6PM on Tuesday, April 25th! The event is FREE and there will be free food and booze as well! Come out and celebrate the Caméra Stylo Launch with us!
CINSSU presents an Academic Seminar with Professor Chase Joynt on Thursday, March 30th, from 4 - 7pm at Innis Room 222! The seminar will include a screening of Lizzie Borden's Born in Flames and a discussion afterwards! There will also be a short reception held after the seminar with refreshments.
Lizzie Borden's classic Born in Flames (1983) holds renewed salience in the ongoing and increasing precarity of the contemporary political moment. Join CINSSU and Chase Joynt (Cinema and Sensation: Sex) for a screening and discussion about feminism, queer art, direct action, and anti-racist activist revolution.
The FFF this week is a Japanese Anime double bill featuring Akira by Katsuhiro Otomo at 7PM and Miyazaki's Spirited Away at 9:30 PM! Both films will be screened at Innis Town Hall this Friday, March 31st. Don't miss out on this amazing double bill!
Synopsis: Akira: In 1988 the Japanese government drops an atomic bomb on Tokyo after ESP experiments on children go awry. In 2019, 31 years after the nuking of the city, Kaneda, a bike gang leader, tries to save his friend Tetsuo from a secret government project. He battles anti-government activists, greedy politicians, irresponsible scientists and a powerful military leader until Tetsuo's supernatural powers suddenly manifest. A final battle is fought in Tokyo Olympiad exposing the experiment's secrets.
Trailer: Akira: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6j6UwmifJYI
Synopsis: Spirited Away: In this animated feature by noted Japanese director Hayao Miyazaki, 10-year-old Chihiro (Rumi Hiiragi) and her parents (Takashi Naitô, Yasuko Sawaguchi) stumble upon a seemingly abandoned amusement park. After her mother and father are turned into giant pigs, Chihiro meets the mysterious Haku (Miyu Irino), who explains that the park is a resort for supernatural beings who need a break from their time spent in the earthly realm, and that she must work there to free herself and her parents.
Trailer: Spirited Away: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7cv5p1XNuDw