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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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JUL 7: DOUBLE BILL! Evangelion 1.11 and 2.22 – Beguiling Anime @ The Revue

Evangelion 1.11 and 2.22 Screening
@ The Revue Cinema, 400 Roncesvailles
Thursday, July 7th, 2016 
7PM: Evangelion 1.11, 9PM: Evangelion 2.22
Tickets $13 each or both for $24
Buy tickets online at Eventbrite

The Beguiling’s popular monthly anime series at the Revue kicks it up a notch in July with a double bill of Evangelion 1.11 and Evangelion 2.22! Doors open at 6:00PM – come meet fellow anime fans and check out The Beguiling’s awesome merch table! Prizes will be raffled before each film! Both films will be presented in Japanese w/ English subtitles. Buy the double pass and save on admission! Last month’s screening of AKIRA sold out long before the screening, so don’t miss out!

7:00PM: Evangelion: 1.11 You Are [Not] Alone
JAPAN 2007 98min. PG
Directed by Masayuki & Kazuya Tsurumaki

The stunning rebuild of the anime masterpiece is now extended and enhanced with never before seen new animation and 266 visual and audio improvements.

Tokyo-3 still stands after most of civilization was decimated in the Second Impact. Now the city endures the ceaseless onslaught of the deadly Angels, bizarre creatures bent on eradicating the human race. To combat this strange and ruthless enemy, the government agency NERV constructs a fleet of towering humanoid machines – the Evas – and Shinji Ikari is called into action, reluctantly taking his place at the controls of Eva Unit 01.

Living a life of loneliness and questioning his existence, Shinji struggles to accept responsibility for mankind’s battle for survival in this visually striking rebuild of one of the most important anime of all time. Shinji will fight the Angels alongside the only person who might understand his plight – Rei Ayanami, the elusive and frail pilot of Eva Unit 00. In this film experience not to be missed, Shinji and Rei will struggle to learn a simple truth: when carrying the burden of humanity’s survival on your shoulders, you are not alone.

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9:00PM: Evangelion: 2.22 You Can [Not] Advance
JAPAN 2009 112 min. PG
Directed by Masayuki & Kazuya Tsurumaki

Brutal mechanized action explodes on a grand scale as towering cyborg gladiators – the Eva Units – fight for the fate of the world in Evangelion: 2.22.

In the earliest battles against the monstrous Angels, young Eva pilots Shinji and Rei were forced to carry humanity’s hopes on their shoulders. Now, with the deadly onslaught of the Angels escalating and the apocalyptic Third Impact looming, Shinji and Rei find their burden shared by two new Eva pilots, the fiery Asuka and the mysterious Mari. Maneuvering their enormous Eva machines into combat, the four young souls fight desperately to save mankind from the heavens – but will they be able to save themselves?

CONTEST: WIN TICKETS TO SEE THE TORONTO PREMIER OF LEWIS KLAHR’S “SIXTY SIX”

SIXTY SIX
A film by Lewis Klahr
Tuesday, May 24th, 2016. Doors @ 6:30, Screening @ 7PM
@ Innis Town Hall, 2 Sussex Avenue 
Tickets $8 in advance, $10 at the door

Presented by Cinema Scope Magazine, the Cinema Studies Institute at the University of Toronto, and The Beguiling Books & Art

In the feature-length collage film Sixty Six, Lewis Klahr pastes together an oblique and ominous narrative from scraps of 1960s printed ephemera (comic books, glossy magazines, advertisements), classical music, and Greek mythology. More than a decade in the making, Klahr’s densely constructed magnum opus is “one of the finest cinematic achievements of the year” (Manohla Dargis, The New York Times),” and is the cover feature of the latest issue of Cinema Scope (the aptly numbered #66).

Named one of the top five experimental filmmakers of the 2000s by Film Comment, Lewis Klahr is a Los Angeles-based artist and Guggenheim Fellow who has been hand-making films since 1977. Specializing in collage, he has exhibited internationally, including at the Whitney Biennial, and his work has been purchased by New York’s Museum of Modern Art, where Sixty Six debuted in December.

HOW TO WIN 1 OF 3 PAIRS OF TICKETS TO SEE SIXTY-SIX

To enter to win one of 3 pairs of tickets to see the exclusive screening of SIXTY SIX on Tuesday, May 24th, 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 “SIXTYSIX” to  beguilingcontests@gmail.com before Monday, May 23rd, 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 “SIXTYSIX”, 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, May 23rd, 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!

– Chris @ The Beguiling

The Beguiling Proudly Supports The Toronto Japanese Film Festival, June 9-23

The Toronto Japanese Film Festival
June 9th-23rd, 2016
@ The Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre, 6 Garamond Court
PARASYTE Screening June 18th, 7pm
More info at: http://jccc.on.ca/tjff/

Now in its fifth year, the Toronto Japanese Film Festival showcases the finest Japanese films that have been recognized for excellence by Japanese audiences and critics, international film festival audiences and the Japanese Film Academy. Held annually at The Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre, the Festival will screen two dozen films this June.

The Beguiling will be presenting the screening of PARASYTE, based on the manga by Hitoshi Iwaaki and currently published by Kodansha Comics. That screening takes place on Saturday, June 18th, 2016, at 7pm @ The Japanese Canadian Cultural Center.

But wait there’s more! We’ll be organizing a free ticket give-away the first week of June EXCLUSIVE to our mailing list, so sign up today in the upper right corner of this site!

Even more! The Beguiling will also be coming on board to present the second Parasyte movie on July 21st! Stay tuned for details!

– Chris @ The Beguiling

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AKIRA: The Beguiling Anime @ The Revue June 2nd

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AKIRA
Thursday, June 2nd, 2016. 7pm
@ The Revue Cinema, 400 Roncesvalles Ave.
Tickets available at Eventbrite and at the door

One of the best-known examples of contemporary Japanese animation, this cyberpunk adventure takes place in the post-apocalyptic city of Neo-Tokyo. A teen-age boy is exposed to a mysterious energy source and develops telekinetic powers that place him at the center of a conflict that may destroy the world.

Doors open at 6:30. Come early and check out Page & Panel’s merch table, and be sure to grab a raffle ticket on your way in – our sponsors have fantastic prizes to give away!

Presented in Japanese with English subtitles.

Tickets available at akirarevue.eventbrite.ca.