Category Archives: Film

CONTEST: FLOYD NORMAN: AN ANIMATED LIFE (CO-PRESENTATION)

The Beguiling is proud to co-present FLOYD NORMAN: AN ANIMATED LIFE, a new documentary about the first African American hired at Disney in 1956 screening at Hot Docs Bloor Cinema on Sunday, February 19th. It looks like a good one, so if you want to guarantee your ticket to the special presentation with the director and a Skype Q&A with Floyd Norman himself, go grab one now. We’ll also be running a contest this week for tickets! Stay tuned.

Doc Soup Sundays: FLOYD NORMAN: AN ANIMATED LIFE

Pick an influential era of American animation within the last 60 years, and there is a good chance Floyd Norman was there. In 1956, he was the first African American hired at Disney, starting a career that also took him to Hanna-Barbera and Pixar. He was forcibly retired at 65, but his creativity is matched only by his tenacity, so he continues to work out of a vacant cubicle at Disney publishing. “I miss being around the action,” says Norman. “I found an empty office and I moved in. I was probably in violation of some rule or law or whatever, but there I was.” Whether facing racism or ageism, this self-avowed troublemaker never backs down.

Filmmaker Michael Fiore will be in attendance for a Skype Q&A with Floyd Norman.
SUN, FEB 19, 11:00 AM
Details: http://ow.ly/tSS03085Xl6

WIN 1 of 8 DOUBLE-PASSES TO THE EXCLUSIVE SCREENING OF FLOYD NORMAN: AN ANIMATED LIFE!

To enter to win one of 8 double passes for the advance screening of FLOYD NORMAN: AN ANIMATED LIFE on February 19th, all you all you have to do is make sure you’re subscribed to The Beguiling mailing list (sign-up is in the upper-left corner of beguilingbooksandart.com), and send an email with your name, phone number, and “ANIMATED LIFE” in the subject line, to  beguilingcontests@gmail.com before Monday, February 13th, 2017, at 11am. We’ll draw and e-mail the winners that day.

RULES & REGULATIONS:

  1. Subject line MUST contain entrant’s name, phone number, and “ANIMATED LIFE” and must be sent to beguilingcontests@gmail.com.
  2. Entries must be made from an e-mail address subscribed to The Beguiling’s mailing list. Signup on the front page of http://www.beguilingbooksandart.com. (Seriously, we check and we disqualify people not subscribed to the mailing list.)
  3. Entries must be received before Monday, February 13th, 2017, at 11am.
  4. Employees and family members of The Beguiling are not eligible to win.
  5. One entry per person/phone number.
  6. No purchase necessary, void where prohibited, no cash value, odds of winning depend on total number of entries received, etc.

Good luck to all entrants! And yes, you can absolutely enter this contest AND any other contest we have going on at the same time. 

CONTEST: Win Passes to an advance screening of FIST FIGHT

We’ve got another interesting film contest for ya! This time, it’s for an advance screening of FIST FIGHT, a new comedy starring Charlie Day and Ice Cube.

“On the last day of the year, mild-mannered high school English teacher Andy Campbell (Day) is trying his best to keep it together amidst senior pranks, a dysfunctional administration and budget cuts that put jobs on the line. But things go from bad to worse when he accidentally crosses his much tougher and deeply feared colleague, Ron Strickland (Ice Cube), who challenges Campbell to an old-fashioned throw down after school. News of the fight spreads like wildfire and may end up becoming the very thing this school, and Campbell, needed.”

The film opens in theatres on February 17th, but if you wanna see it early here’s your chance:

WIN 1 of 3 DOUBLE-PASSES TO AN ADVANCE SCREENING OF FIST FIGHT!

To enter to win one of 3 double passes for an advance screening of FIST FIGHT, starring Ice Cube and Charlie Day on February 15th, all you all you have to do is make sure you’re subscribed to The Beguiling mailing list (sign-up is in the upper-left corner of beguilingbooksandart.com), and send an email with your name, phone number, and “FIST FIGHT” in the subject line, to  beguilingcontests@gmail.com before Monday, February 13th, 2017, at 11am. We’ll draw and e-mail the winners that day.

RULES & REGULATIONS:

  1. Subject line MUST contain entrant’s name, phone number, and “FIST FIGHT” and must be sent to beguilingcontests@gmail.com.
  2. Entries must be made from an e-mail address subscribed to The Beguiling’s mailing list. Signup on the front page of http://www.beguilingbooksandart.com. (Seriously, we check and we disqualify people not subscribed to the mailing list.)
  3. Entries must be received before Monday, February 13th, 2017, at 11am.
  4. Employees and family members of The Beguiling are not eligible to win.
  5. One entry per person/phone number.
  6. No purchase necessary, void where prohibited, no cash value, odds of winning depend on total number of entries received, etc.

Good luck to all entrants! And yes, you can absolutely enter this contest AND any other contest we have going on at the same time. 

DEC 7: Tokyo Godfathers – Beguiling Anime @ The Revue

Tokyo Godfathers (New Digital Print)
Beguiling Anime @ The Revue
Wednesday, December 7th, 7pm
@ The Revue Cinema, 400 Roncesvalles Avenue
Tickets online at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/anime-at-the-revue-tokyo-godfathers-on-the-big-screen-tickets-29427486404

TOKYO GODFATHERS ON THE BIG SCREEN! The Revue’s monthly anime series, sponsored by The Beguiling, returns with a screening of the acclaimed TOKYO GODFATHERS (2003), in a brand new digital print!

About the film: From the award winning anime director Satoshi Kon, the visionary behind PERFECT BLUE and MILLENIUM ACTRESS, and the legendary anime studio Madhouse, the creative force behind X, VAMPIRE HUNTER D and NINJA SCROLL, TOKYO GODFATHERS tells the story of three homeless people who discover an abandoned baby and join together to reunite mother and child.

Running time 92 min. Rated 14A

A prize will be raffled courtesy of The Beguiling and the TCAF Shop!

Screening at 7PM – doors open at 6PM!

Nov 16: Photography Opening at Alliance Francaise – Jean-Baptiste Le Mercier

This is not our event, but may be of interest – Chris

Jean Baptiste Le Mercier Photo Exhibition
@ Alliance Francaise, 24 Spadina Road, Toronto
Wednesday, November 16th, 2016, @ 5PM
Free to attend

2016-11-16grande1TIFF is one of the world’s most important film festivals and many French talents attend. These include filmakers, actors and producers, all of whom were subjects for photographer Jean-Baptiste Le Mercier. Through a gallery of portraits, his exhibit recounts intense meetings at the festival.

Jean-Baptiste Le Mercier has lived in Toronto for several years. As a portraitist he works not only in his studio, but also on location in the spirit of the documentary, where he can capture the interactions between the subjects photographed and their environment.

Exhibit from November 16th to December 16th as part of the European Union Film Festival (EUFF).

http://www.jean-baptistelemercier.com/

OCT31: Project Itoh: The Empire Of Corpses – Beguiling Anime @ The Revue

Beguiling Anime @ The Revue Presents:
THE EMPIRE OF CORPES (Canadian Premiere)
Presented in English
Monday, October 31st, @ 7pm (Doors at 6pm)
Tickets: empireofcorpsesrevue.eventbrite.ca

The Beguiling Anime @ The Revue returns for October with a special Hallowe’en treat: The Canadian theatre debut of Project Itoh: The Empire of Corpses!

Adapted from the Sci-Fi Steampunk Adventure Zombie novel, The Empire of Corpses is a perfectly spooky entry to start your Hallowe’en off right! Come by when the doors open at 6pm to see an array of horror graphic novels and manga from sponsors The Beguiling and Page & Panel: The TCAF Shop. As always they’ll be a raffle for all attendees for some goodies.

And bonus: immediately following this screening, The Revue presents a free screening of White Zombie (1932), starring Bela Lugosi.

Revue Event Pricing: $13 General, $10 Members, Students and Seniors.

The Empire of Corpses (Shisha No Teikoku) – Canadian Premiere!
Doors open at 6:00PM | Film at 7:00PM
Directed by Ryôtarô Makihara | 120min. | 14A

From the studio that produced Attack on Titan comes a captivating historical action thriller based on an award-winning steampunk dystopian novel by Project Itoh. In an alternate version of 19th century London, the world has been revolutionized by “corpse reanimation technology” creating armies of undead who serve the living as laborers across the globe.

In an attempt to revive his dearly departed friend, young medical student John Watson becomes obsessed with replicating the work of Dr. Victor Frankenstein—the legendary corpse engineer whose research produced the only re-animated corpse to possess a soul. But when his illegal experiments put him at odds with the British government, Watson is drafted into a worldwide race to find the lost research notes of Victor Frankenstein before the secrets of the human soul fall into the wrong hands.

 

DASH SHAW @ THE BEGUILING & TIFF SEP 13 – MY ENTIRE HIGH SCHOOL SINKING INTO THE SEA

Dash Shaw Signing @ The Beguiling
For “Cosplayers” and “My Entire High School Sinking Into The Sea”
Tuesday, September 13th, @ 6:30pm
The Beguiling, 601 Markham Street
Tickets for TIFF screening here.
Signing is free!

9781606999486-cosplayersThe Beguiling is proud to welcome our long-time pal Dash Shaw, creator of the graphic novels Cosplayers, New School, Body World, and so many more for a very special signing at the shop! See Dash is in town because one of his comics has been turned into a film, and it’s screening at The Toronto International Film Festival, or TIFF, from September 11th through the 16th! Hooray!

Here’s where it gets super interesting: The film is screening at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema (around the corner) on Tuesday, September 13, at 4:00pm. So Dash is gonna come by a do a little signing and meet and greet at The Beguiling afterwards, at 6:30pm! Go see the movie (tickets available here) and then come get your books signed, or pick up his new one COSPLAYERS, or just say hi to a great guy who makes great comics (my favourite is BodyWorld, but they’re all good).

The film sounds really great too, check out the synopsis below!

My Entire High School Sinking into the Sea
Directed by Dash Shaw
USA, 2016, 75m
U.S. Premiere
No matter your age, part of you never outgrows high school, for better or worse. Dash Shaw, known for such celebrated graphic novels as Cosplayers and New School, brings his subjective, dreamlike sense of narrative; his empathy for outsiders and their desire to connect; and his rich, expressive drawing style to his first animated feature. Packed with action but seen from the inside out, My Entire High School Sinking into the Sea is about friends overcoming their differences and having each other’s backs in times of crisis, and its marvelously complex characters are voiced by Jason Schwartman, Lena Dunham, Reggie Watts, Maya Rudolph, Susan Sarandon,  Alex Karpovsky and John Cameron Mitchell. w/ Synopsis courtesy Film Society of Lincoln Center.

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Sep 15: Grave of the Fireflies – The Beguiling Anime @ The Revue

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Grave of the Fireflies – Beguiling Anime at The Revue
Thursday, September 15, Doors 6:00PM, Film 7:00PM
@ The Revue Cinema, 400 Roncesvailles
Tickets Available Online
RSVP
: https://www.facebook.com/events/1664696617183046/

The Beguiling’s Anime series at The Revue Cinema continues with a certified animated masterpiece, the Isao Takahata/Studio Ghibli film The Grave of the Fireflies.

A tremendously affecting and poigniant look at not just the horrors of war, but the guilt and struggle of the survivors, Grave of the Fireflies is perhaps legendary in animation circles for being one of the saddest stories told in the medium. If you’ve never seen it, you absolutely have to.

Arrive early to meet fellow anime fans and check out series sponsor The Beguiling’s awesome merch table. Prizes will be raffled before the screening courtesy of sponsors Beguiling Books & Art / Page and Panel.

Revue Event Pricing: $13 General, $10 Members, Students and Seniors.

Thursday, September 15, Doors 6:00PM, Film 7:00PM
The Beguiling presents Anime! At The Revue!

Grave of the Fireflies
JAPAN 1988 89min. PG
Directed by Isao Takahata

As the Empire of the Sun crumbles upon itself and a rain of firebombs falls upon Japan, the final death march of a nation is echoed in millions of smaller tragedies. This is the story of Seita and his younger sister Setsuko, two children born at the wrong time, in the wrong place, and now cast adrift in a world that lacks not the care to shelter them, but simply the resources. Forced to fend for themselves in the aftermath of fires that swept entire cities from the face of the earth, their doomed struggle is both a tribute to the human spirit and the stuff of nightmares. Beautiful, yet at times brutal and horrifying. Based on the retellings of survivor Nosaka Akiyuki and directed by Iaso Takahata (co-founder, with Hayao Miyazaki, of Japan’s legendary Studio Ghibli,) Grave Of The Fireflies has been universally hailed as an artistic and emotional tour de force. Now digitally remastered and restored, it is one of the rare films that truly deserves to be called a masterpiece.

Sep 15: Grave of the Fireflies – The Beguiling Anime @ The Revue

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Grave of the Fireflies – Beguiling Anime at The Revue
Thursday, September 15, Doors 6:00PM, Film 7:00PM
@ The Revue Cinema, 400 Roncesvailles
Tickets Available Online
RSVP
: https://www.facebook.com/events/1664696617183046/

The Beguiling’s Anime series at The Revue Cinema continues with a certified animated masterpiece, the Isao Takahata/Studio Ghibli film The Grave of the Fireflies.

A tremendously affecting and poigniant look at not just the horrors of war, but the guilt and struggle of the survivors, Grave of the Fireflies is perhaps legendary in animation circles for being one of the saddest stories told in the medium. If you’ve never seen it, you absolutely have to.

Arrive early to meet fellow anime fans and check out series sponsor The Beguiling’s awesome merch table. Prizes will be raffled before the screening courtesy of sponsors Beguiling Books & Art / Page and Panel.

Revue Event Pricing: $13 General, $10 Members, Students and Seniors.

Thursday, September 15, Doors 6:00PM, Film 7:00PM
The Beguiling presents Anime! At The Revue!

Grave of the Fireflies
JAPAN 1988 89min. PG
Directed by Isao Takahata

As the Empire of the Sun crumbles upon itself and a rain of firebombs falls upon Japan, the final death march of a nation is echoed in millions of smaller tragedies. This is the story of Seita and his younger sister Setsuko, two children born at the wrong time, in the wrong place, and now cast adrift in a world that lacks not the care to shelter them, but simply the resources. Forced to fend for themselves in the aftermath of fires that swept entire cities from the face of the earth, their doomed struggle is both a tribute to the human spirit and the stuff of nightmares. Beautiful, yet at times brutal and horrifying. Based on the retellings of survivor Nosaka Akiyuki and directed by Iaso Takahata (co-founder, with Hayao Miyazaki, of Japan’s legendary Studio Ghibli,) Grave Of The Fireflies has been universally hailed as an artistic and emotional tour de force. Now digitally remastered and restored, it is one of the rare films that truly deserves to be called a masterpiece.

CONTEST: Win tickets to see ‘LIFE, ANIMATED’ at Hot Docs July 22nd

This looks like a hell of a tear-jerker, huh? Really lovely animation though, and we’ve got 8 (eight!) pairs of tickets for the Friday, July 22nd, 6:30pm screening of this film to give away, as co-presenters with Hot Docs!

WIN TICKETS TO SEE LIFE, ANIMATED JULY 22ND @ HOT DOCS

To enter to win one of 8 pairs of tickets to the July 22nd, 6:30pm screening of LIFE, ANIMATED, all you have to do is make sure you’re subscribed to The Beguiling mailing list (sign-up is in the upper-left corner of beguilingbooksandart.com), and send an email with your name, phone number, and “JAFAR” in the subject line, to  beguilingcontests@gmail.com before Tuesday, July 19th, 2016, at 11am. We’ll draw and e-mail the winners early that day.

RULES & REGULATIONS:

  1. Subject line MUST contain entrant’s name, phone number, and “JAFAR” and must be sent to beguilingcontests@gmail.com.
  2. Entries must be made from an e-mail address subscribed to The Beguiling’s mailing list. Signup on the front page of http://www.beguilingbooksandart.com. (Seriously, we check and we disqualify people not subscribed to the mailing list.)
  3. Entries must be received before Tuesday, July 19th, 2016, at 11am.
  4. Employees and family members of The Beguiling are not eligible to win.
  5. One entry per person/phone number.
  6. No purchase necessary, void where prohibited, no cash value, odds of winning depend on total number of entries received, etc.

Good luck to all entrants!

AUG 4: Evangelion 3.33: You Can (Not) Redo – Beguiling Anime @ The Revue

Evangelion 3.33: You Can (Not) Redo – Screening
The Beguiling Anime @ The Revue
Thursday, August 4th, 6pm-10pm
@ The Revue Cinema, 400 Roncesvailles
Tickets Now On Sale

ONE NIGHT ONLY! The Beguiling’s popular monthly anime series at the Revue Cinema returns in August for a screening of Evangelion 3.33: You Can [Not] Redo. Doors open at 6:00PM – come early to meet fellow anime fans and check out The Beguiling’s awesome merch table. Prizes will be raffled before the screening courtesy of sponsors Beguiling Books & Art / Page and Panel. Cosplay encouraged!

Spoileriffic description of the movie under the cut:

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