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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.

 

Event: SPIRITED AWAY Screening! Beguiling Anime @ The Revue

Spirited Away Film Screening
Thursday, May 5th, 2016, @ 7PM
@ The Revue Cinema, 400 Rocesvalles Ave, Toronto
Tickets on sale now.

The Beguiling is proud to continue sponsoring The Revue Cinema’s monthly anime screenings, with a special screening of Hayao Miyazaki’s Academy Award-winning masterpiece SPIRITED AWAY! An absolutely incredible film, packed with rich details that deserves to be seen on the big screen. Page & Panel will be on hand at the screening selling anime-related goodies, and there’ll be prizes too!  See you there!

SPIRITED AWAY
Japan, 2001, 125min. Eng. dub
Directed by Hayao Miyazaki

Wandering through an abandoned carnival site, ten-year-old Chichiro is separated from her parents and stumbles into a dream-like spirit world where she is put to work in a bathhouse for the gods, a place where all kinds of nonhuman beings come to refresh, relax and recharge. Here she encounters a vast menagerie of impossibly inventive characters — shape-shifting phantoms and spirits, some friendly, some less so — and must find the inner strength to outsmart her captors and return to her family. Combining Japanese mythology with Through the Looking Glass-type whimsy, SPIRITED AWAY cemented Miyazaki’s reputation as an icon of inspired animation and wondrous, lyrical storytelling.

Digital print (2K) courtesy GKids Inc.

 

TOKYO GODFATHERS FEB 8 – The Beguiling & Revue Cinema

The Revue Cinema and The Beguiling Books & Art present…
SATOSHI KON’S TOKYO GODFATHERS
First Canadian Screening of new digital print!

February 8, 2016. 7PM
Revue Cinema, 400 Roncesvalles Ave.

The Beguiling is proud to join The Revue Cinema for the return of their monthly anime series, kicking off with a special screening of the acclaimed TOKYO GODFATHERS (2003).

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 reuinte mother and child. Now in a brand new digital print, premiering at this screening!

Running time 92 min. Rated 14A
Screening at 7PM – doors open at 6PM!
Admission $12 general / $9 students/members
Prizes!

January’s screening of MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO was entirely sold out, so get your tickets fast!

Tickets: http://tokyogodfathers.eventbrite.ca

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PSA: Joann Sfar’s new film: THE LADY IN THE CAR WITH GLASSES AND A GUN

Hey there! Just a quick note that the fantastically talented comics creator Joann Sfar (The Rabbi’s Cat) has just directed his third film, and it’s getting a rare theatrical screening in Toronto. So starting today, head over to Carlton Magic Lantern Cinemas (Carlton and Yonge) and check it out. Here’s a trailer, and a little bit about the film:

“Based on Sébastien Japrisot’s (One Deadly Summer, A Very Long Engagement) 1966 award-winning novel by the same title, Joann Sfar’s old-school stylized thriller Lady in the Car with Glasses and a Gun opens in Toronto for a theatrical run on December 18th at the Carlton Cinema. 

“The film is a stylish psychological thriller about a beautiful secretary who steals her boss’ sports car to go joyriding. She ends up in a seaside town she swears she’s never been to, but everyone knows her name somehow. When a body turns up in the truck of the car, she is suddenly the lead suspect in a murder she knows nothing about. Is she going insane?”
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P.S.: We actually ran a contest for free passes for this film on our mailing list! Why not subscribe and get access to all of our contests? Sign-up is in the upper left corner.
– Chris @ The Beguiling

CONTEST: WIN PASSES TO TARANTINO’S HATEFUL EIGHT 70MM ROADSHOW EDITION

image001Our friends over at E1 have provided us with three single passes to a special sneak-preview screening of Quentin Tarantino’s new film HATEFUL EIGHT. Not only is it more than two weeks before the film opens in January, BUT it’s the special Roadshow Edition, being screened in 70MM! The screening is Monday, December 21st, downtown Toronto, and if you want to win a ticket, read on…

HOW TO WIN ONE OF THREE SINGLE PASSES FOR THE HATEFUL EIGHT

To enter to win one of 3 single tickets to see the exclusive, Monday December 21st screening of THE HATEFUL EIGHT 70MM ROADSHOW EDITION, 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 “EIGHTISENOUGH” to  beguilingcontests@gmail.com before Monday, December 21st, at 8am. We’ll draw and e-mail the winners early that day, and send you digital tickets directly.

RULES & REGULATIONS:

  1. Subject line MUST contain entrant’s name, phone number, and “EIGHTISENOUGH”, 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, December 21st, at 8am.
  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

 

CONTEST: WIN TICKETS TO SEE “THE ANTHEM OF THE HEART” AT CINEPLEX

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The good folks at Cineplex and Eleven Arts have hooked us up with passes to see their newest release, THE ANTHEM OF THE HEART, on Friday, November 6th, at 7:00pm. This very special screening is one night only, and is sure to sell out! Getting some guaranteed tickets might be very nice indeed.

naruse_standABOUT THE ANTHEM OF THE HEART

Jun Naruse is a girl who carries the guilt of breaking up her family with the words she carelessly uttered when she was young… Suddenly, a mysterious “Egg Fairy” appears in front of Jun and casts a curse on her so that she can never hurt anybody with her words. Jun’s ability to speak is sealed away: every time she tries, she feels a pain in her stomach. Traumatized by this experience, Jun hides her feelings deep inside of her heart, turning to e-mail as her sole means of communication.

Jun is now a second year high school student, and her teachers have appointed her and three other students to the Regional Friendship Exchange Executive Committee. Can Jun finally make a connection with three other people who may turn out to be just as emotionally traumatized as she is?

HOW TO WIN ONE OF THREE PAIRS OF TICKETS TO SEE THE ANTHEM OF THE HEART

To enter to win one of 3 pairs of tickets to see the exclusive, Friday November 6th screening of THE ANTHEM OF THE HEART, 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 “THEANTHEM” to beguilingcontests@gmail.com  before Wednesday, November 4th, at 11am. We’ll draw and e-mail the winners sometime on that day, and you’ll be able to swing by The Beguiling to pick up your tickets.

RULES & REGULATIONS:

  1. Subject line MUST contain entrant’s name, phone number, and “THEANTHEM”, 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 Wednesday, November 4th, 2015, 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.

For more on Cineplex’s screenings of THE ANTHEM OF THE HEART, visit http://cineplex.com/Movie/the-anthem-of-the-heart.

Good luck to all entrants!

– Chris @ The Beguiling