18th Annual Edition
November 6-16, 2014 

Thursday, 25 October 2012 11:04
Action-Packed Features!

Deception, fear, greed and guns fuel these action-packed features! Prepare to sit on the edge of your seat and get your adrenaline pumping at this year's selections. Get dragged into the seedy underbelly of Manila in the noir thriller Graceland (Nov 8). In Tatsumi (Nov 9) the sinister stories of manga legend Yoshihiro Tatsumi are brought to the big screen. Action auteur David Wu’s Cold Steel (Nov 10) turns up the heat with Tony Leung Ka Fai on the battlefield of 1930’s China.


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PRISON DANCER

 

Director Romeo Candido | Canada 2012 | 60:00 | Canadian Premiere | Director and Cast in Attendance
 

Inspired by the real-life dancing rehabilitation program that went viral on YouTube, Prison Dancer tells the personal, poignant, and hilarious stories of 6 Filipino prison dancers whose group dancing turned a maximum-security prison into a world stage.


Friday Nov. 9, 6:45 PM | The Royal Theatre (608 College St)
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GRACELAND

 

Director/Writer Ron Morales | USA/Philippines 2012 | 84:00 | Toronto Premiere | Director in Attendance
 

The driver for a corrupt politician gets embroiled in a botched kidnapping and must traverse the seedy underbelly of Manila to save his daughter in this gritty noir.


Thursday Nov. 8, 9:55 PM | Innis Town Hall (2 Sussex Ave)
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TATSUMI 

 

Director Eric Khoo | Singapore 2011 | 98:00 | Toronto Premiere
 

The fascinating life and sinister stories of legendary manga artist Yoshihiro Tatsumi are brought to life on the big screen in this animated biography about the man who pioneered gekiga, a genre of dark adult themed comics. Tatsumi premiered at Cannes in 2011.


Friday Nov. 9, 11:00 PM | The Royal Theatre (608 College St)
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COLD STEEL

Director David Wu Tai-wai | China/Hong Kong 2011 | 101:00 | Toronto Premiere | Director in Attendance

Bullets fly, swords are drawn and enemies slashed in John Woo’s longtime collaborator David Wu’s historical film that recalls the energy and glory of classic 1980s Hong Kong action films. Starring Tony Leung Ka Fai.


Saturday Nov. 10, 10:45 PM | The Royal Theatre (608 College St)
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