Current Schedule

Dec
11
Mon
2017
Tom of Finland
Dec 11 @ 7:30 pm

(2017, Finland-Sweden-Denmark-Germany) Directed by Dome Karukoski. Screenplay by Aleksi Bardy. Cast: Pekka Strang, Lauri Tilkanen, Jessica Grabowsky, Jakob Oftebro.

OutFilm CT Second Thursdays presents a delightfully transgressive new film about a real-life gay hero: artist Touko Laaksonen, who signed his erotic paintings of leather-and-uniform-clad men as ‘Tom of Finland.’ After fighting in World War II, Laaksonen (Pekka Strang) returns to Helsinki, only to realize that life for gay men in Finland is still restricted and dangerous. Living with his uptight sister Kaija (Jessica Grabowsky), Tom secretly sketches the men he desires. And as he finds love with a shy dancer (Lauri Tilkanen), Tom courageously puts his artwork out into the (grateful) world. Embraced by the gay liberation movement in the States, Tom of Finland’s outrageous fantasies went from being trashed as porn, to hanging on the walls of MOMA. 117 min.
“The paintings, in which macho authority figures abandon themselves without shame provided not just arousal but also humour, affirmation and pride for a frequently despised minority.” – Alex Needham, the Guardian.

Dec
12
Tue
2017
Tom of Finland
Dec 12 @ 7:30 pm

(2017, Finland-Sweden-Denmark-Germany) Directed by Dome Karukoski. Screenplay by Aleksi Bardy. Cast: Pekka Strang, Lauri Tilkanen, Jessica Grabowsky, Jakob Oftebro.

OutFilm CT Second Thursdays presents a delightfully transgressive new film about a real-life gay hero: artist Touko Laaksonen, who signed his erotic paintings of leather-and-uniform-clad men as ‘Tom of Finland.’ After fighting in World War II, Laaksonen (Pekka Strang) returns to Helsinki, only to realize that life for gay men in Finland is still restricted and dangerous. Living with his uptight sister Kaija (Jessica Grabowsky), Tom secretly sketches the men he desires. And as he finds love with a shy dancer (Lauri Tilkanen), Tom courageously puts his artwork out into the (grateful) world. Embraced by the gay liberation movement in the States, Tom of Finland’s outrageous fantasies went from being trashed as porn, to hanging on the walls of MOMA. 117 min.
“The paintings, in which macho authority figures abandon themselves without shame provided not just arousal but also humour, affirmation and pride for a frequently despised minority.” – Alex Needham, the Guardian.

Dec
13
Wed
2017
Tom of Finland
Dec 13 @ 7:30 pm

(2017, Finland-Sweden-Denmark-Germany) Directed by Dome Karukoski. Screenplay by Aleksi Bardy. Cast: Pekka Strang, Lauri Tilkanen, Jessica Grabowsky, Jakob Oftebro.

OutFilm CT Second Thursdays presents a delightfully transgressive new film about a real-life gay hero: artist Touko Laaksonen, who signed his erotic paintings of leather-and-uniform-clad men as ‘Tom of Finland.’ After fighting in World War II, Laaksonen (Pekka Strang) returns to Helsinki, only to realize that life for gay men in Finland is still restricted and dangerous. Living with his uptight sister Kaija (Jessica Grabowsky), Tom secretly sketches the men he desires. And as he finds love with a shy dancer (Lauri Tilkanen), Tom courageously puts his artwork out into the (grateful) world. Embraced by the gay liberation movement in the States, Tom of Finland’s outrageous fantasies went from being trashed as porn, to hanging on the walls of MOMA. 117 min.
“The paintings, in which macho authority figures abandon themselves without shame provided not just arousal but also humour, affirmation and pride for a frequently despised minority.” – Alex Needham, the Guardian.

Dec
14
Thu
2017
Tom of Finland
Dec 14 @ 7:30 pm

(2017, Finland-Sweden-Denmark-Germany) Directed by Dome Karukoski. Screenplay by Aleksi Bardy. Cast: Pekka Strang, Lauri Tilkanen, Jessica Grabowsky, Jakob Oftebro.

OutFilm CT Second Thursdays presents a delightfully transgressive new film about a real-life gay hero: artist Touko Laaksonen, who signed his erotic paintings of leather-and-uniform-clad men as ‘Tom of Finland.’ After fighting in World War II, Laaksonen (Pekka Strang) returns to Helsinki, only to realize that life for gay men in Finland is still restricted and dangerous. Living with his uptight sister Kaija (Jessica Grabowsky), Tom secretly sketches the men he desires. And as he finds love with a shy dancer (Lauri Tilkanen), Tom courageously puts his artwork out into the (grateful) world. Embraced by the gay liberation movement in the States, Tom of Finland’s outrageous fantasies went from being trashed as porn, to hanging on the walls of MOMA. 117 min.
“The paintings, in which macho authority figures abandon themselves without shame provided not just arousal but also humour, affirmation and pride for a frequently despised minority.” – Alex Needham, the Guardian.

Dec
15
Fri
2017
Novitiate
Dec 15 @ 7:30 pm

(2017, US) Written and directed by Maggie Betts. Cast: Margaret Qualley, Melissa Leo, Julianne Nicholson, Dianna Agron, Rebecca Dayan, Denis O’Hare.

It’s youth against age, progress vs. tradition and a quiet but fierce rebellion challenging power. Writer/director Maggie Betts situates this battle in a Tennessee convent in 1965 – but it feels as fresh as this morning’s (online) news. An idealistic young novitiate named Cathleen (played by Margaret Qualley, actor Andie MacDowell’s daughter) loves her Catholic faith, even more so as the liberalization policies of The Second Vatican Council propels it into the 20th century. However, the forces of conservatism have no intention of going quietly, and they have a powerful defender in Mother Superior (Melissa Leo, who won the Golden Globe, SAG, and Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actress for her role in The Fighter.) 123 min.
“Ritualistic and enthralling, with a complex feminism woven into its cloth. It’s something of a blessing.” –Julia Cooper, Toronto Globe and Mail.

Dec
16
Sat
2017
Novitiate
Dec 16 @ 2:30 pm

(2017, US) Written and directed by Maggie Betts. Cast: Margaret Qualley, Melissa Leo, Julianne Nicholson, Dianna Agron, Rebecca Dayan, Denis O’Hare.

It’s youth against age, progress vs. tradition and a quiet but fierce rebellion challenging power. Writer/director Maggie Betts situates this battle in a Tennessee convent in 1965 – but it feels as fresh as this morning’s (online) news. An idealistic young novitiate named Cathleen (played by Margaret Qualley, actor Andie MacDowell’s daughter) loves her Catholic faith, even more so as the liberalization policies of The Second Vatican Council propels it into the 20th century. However, the forces of conservatism have no intention of going quietly, and they have a powerful defender in Mother Superior (Melissa Leo, who won the Golden Globe, SAG, and Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actress for her role in The Fighter.) 123 min.
“Ritualistic and enthralling, with a complex feminism woven into its cloth. It’s something of a blessing.” –Julia Cooper, Toronto Globe and Mail.

Novitiate
Dec 16 @ 7:30 pm

(2017, US) Written and directed by Maggie Betts. Cast: Margaret Qualley, Melissa Leo, Julianne Nicholson, Dianna Agron, Rebecca Dayan, Denis O’Hare.

It’s youth against age, progress vs. tradition and a quiet but fierce rebellion challenging power. Writer/director Maggie Betts situates this battle in a Tennessee convent in 1965 – but it feels as fresh as this morning’s (online) news. An idealistic young novitiate named Cathleen (played by Margaret Qualley, actor Andie MacDowell’s daughter) loves her Catholic faith, even more so as the liberalization policies of The Second Vatican Council propels it into the 20th century. However, the forces of conservatism have no intention of going quietly, and they have a powerful defender in Mother Superior (Melissa Leo, who won the Golden Globe, SAG, and Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actress for her role in The Fighter.) 123 min.
“Ritualistic and enthralling, with a complex feminism woven into its cloth. It’s something of a blessing.” –Julia Cooper, Toronto Globe and Mail.

Dec
17
Sun
2017
The Bolshoi Ballet: The Nutcracker
Dec 17 @ 12:55 pm

(Russia, 2014) Director: Vincent Bataillon. Libretto by Yuri Grigorivich, based on the story by T. E. Hoffman. Music: Piotr Tchaikovsky. Choreography: Yuri Grigorovich, based on the 1892 original by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov. Cast: The Bolshoi Principals, Soloists and Corps de Ballet.

Moscow’s Bolshoi Ballet performance of the ultimate holiday dance classic will thrill the whole family, proving that one is never too young or too old to be swept away by the magic of dance. Join us for an encore broadcast of The Nutcracker in ultra high definition at Cinestudio! Just about every ballet student – and ballet dancer – has cut their teeth on The Nutcracker, from Alicia Markova to Vaslav Nijinsky to Mikhail Baryshnikov. Treat the children in your life to the music of Tchaikovsky, colorful sets and costumes, and the timeless enchantment of dance!
“I want the ballet world to be given the respect that it deserves and to be seen by more people – for so many more to experience the beauty that I’ve found in the dance world!” Misty Copeland, American Ballet Theatre.

Baraka
Dec 17 @ 4:30 pm

(1992) Directed and filmed and co-edited by Ron Fricke. Music by Michael Stearns, Dead Can Dance, David Hykes/The Harmonic Choir, Somet Satoh, Anugama & Sebastiano, Kohachiro Miyata, Monks of the Dip Tse Chok Ling Monastery, the Rustavi Choir, and more.

More than any other year when we’ve screened Baraka as an alternative addition to our community’s holiday season, in 2017 this amazing film speaks not only to our planet’s diversity, but to its fragile vulnerability. Director/cinematographer Ron Fricke traveled six continents and 24 countries to capture mesmerizing images of life on earth, shot in in ToddAO 70mm. With Cinestudio’s stellar sound and projected images you will experience the multiplicity of spiritual expression, from chanting Buddhist monks, Jews praying at the Wailing Wall, African tribal dancers to hypnotic Dervishes. The destructive side of humanity is on display in places like Auschwitz and industrialized poultry farms. We invite you on a “journey of rediscovery that plunges into nature, into history, into the human spirit and finally into the realm of the infinite.” – director/photographer Ron Fricke. (Fine for most children over 10). 108 min.

Dec
18
Mon
2017
It’s A Wonderful Life
Dec 18 @ 7:30 pm

(US, 1946) Directed by Frank Capra. Screenplay: Frances Goodrich, based on Philip Van Doren Stern’s novel.
Cast: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Henry Travers, Lionel Barrymore, Karolyn Grimes.

At the end of a challenging year, we’re all for drowning our sorrows in a glass of holiday rum punch. But it feels even better if you recharge your energies with Frank Capra’s movie celebrating the hard-won values of community and caring. We invite you to take the whole family or special group of friends to see a great American classic film as well as a holiday tradition! James Stewart plays a small town guy who’s put his own dreams on hold to help others, only to see his optimism crushed by the greed of the privileged few. It takes an angel-in-training named Clarence to reveal what Bedford Falls would have become without his sacrifice and commitment. 129 min.

“More than just a holiday classic, Capra’s film is a powerful vote for the hope and change we need.”- Roger Ebert, Great Movies.

Dec
19
Tue
2017
It’s A Wonderful Life
Dec 19 @ 7:30 pm

(US, 1946) Directed by Frank Capra. Screenplay: Frances Goodrich, based on Philip Van Doren Stern’s novel.
Cast: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Henry Travers, Lionel Barrymore, Karolyn Grimes.

At the end of a challenging year, we’re all for drowning our sorrows in a glass of holiday rum punch. But it feels even better if you recharge your energies with Frank Capra’s movie celebrating the hard-won values of community and caring. We invite you to take the whole family or special group of friends to see a great American classic film as well as a holiday tradition! James Stewart plays a small town guy who’s put his own dreams on hold to help others, only to see his optimism crushed by the greed of the privileged few. It takes an angel-in-training named Clarence to reveal what Bedford Falls would have become without his sacrifice and commitment. 129 min.

“More than just a holiday classic, Capra’s film is a powerful vote for the hope and change we need.”- Roger Ebert, Great Movies.

Dec
20
Wed
2017
It’s A Wonderful Life
Dec 20 @ 7:30 pm

(US, 1946) Directed by Frank Capra. Screenplay: Frances Goodrich, based on Philip Van Doren Stern’s novel.
Cast: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Henry Travers, Lionel Barrymore, Karolyn Grimes.

At the end of a challenging year, we’re all for drowning our sorrows in a glass of holiday rum punch. But it feels even better if you recharge your energies with Frank Capra’s movie celebrating the hard-won values of community and caring. We invite you to take the whole family or special group of friends to see a great American classic film as well as a holiday tradition! James Stewart plays a small town guy who’s put his own dreams on hold to help others, only to see his optimism crushed by the greed of the privileged few. It takes an angel-in-training named Clarence to reveal what Bedford Falls would have become without his sacrifice and commitment. 129 min.

“More than just a holiday classic, Capra’s film is a powerful vote for the hope and change we need.”- Roger Ebert, Great Movies.

Dec
21
Thu
2017
It’s A Wonderful Life
Dec 21 @ 7:30 pm

(US, 1946) Directed by Frank Capra. Screenplay: Frances Goodrich, based on Philip Van Doren Stern’s novel.
Cast: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Henry Travers, Lionel Barrymore, Karolyn Grimes.

At the end of a challenging year, we’re all for drowning our sorrows in a glass of holiday rum punch. But it feels even better if you recharge your energies with Frank Capra’s movie celebrating the hard-won values of community and caring. We invite you to take the whole family or special group of friends to see a great American classic film as well as a holiday tradition! James Stewart plays a small town guy who’s put his own dreams on hold to help others, only to see his optimism crushed by the greed of the privileged few. It takes an angel-in-training named Clarence to reveal what Bedford Falls would have become without his sacrifice and commitment. 129 min.

“More than just a holiday classic, Capra’s film is a powerful vote for the hope and change we need.”- Roger Ebert, Great Movies.

Dec
22
Fri
2017
It’s A Wonderful Life
Dec 22 @ 7:30 pm

(US, 1946) Directed by Frank Capra. Screenplay: Frances Goodrich, based on Philip Van Doren Stern’s novel.
Cast: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Henry Travers, Lionel Barrymore, Karolyn Grimes.

At the end of a challenging year, we’re all for drowning our sorrows in a glass of holiday rum punch. But it feels even better if you recharge your energies with Frank Capra’s movie celebrating the hard-won values of community and caring. We invite you to take the whole family or special group of friends to see a great American classic film as well as a holiday tradition! James Stewart plays a small town guy who’s put his own dreams on hold to help others, only to see his optimism crushed by the greed of the privileged few. It takes an angel-in-training named Clarence to reveal what Bedford Falls would have become without his sacrifice and commitment. 129 min.

“More than just a holiday classic, Capra’s film is a powerful vote for the hope and change we need.”- Roger Ebert, Great Movies.

Dec
23
Sat
2017
It’s A Wonderful Life
Dec 23 @ 2:30 pm

(US, 1946) Directed by Frank Capra. Screenplay: Frances Goodrich, based on Philip Van Doren Stern’s novel.
Cast: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Henry Travers, Lionel Barrymore, Karolyn Grimes.

At the end of a challenging year, we’re all for drowning our sorrows in a glass of holiday rum punch. But it feels even better if you recharge your energies with Frank Capra’s movie celebrating the hard-won values of community and caring. We invite you to take the whole family or special group of friends to see a great American classic film as well as a holiday tradition! James Stewart plays a small town guy who’s put his own dreams on hold to help others, only to see his optimism crushed by the greed of the privileged few. It takes an angel-in-training named Clarence to reveal what Bedford Falls would have become without his sacrifice and commitment. 129 min.

“More than just a holiday classic, Capra’s film is a powerful vote for the hope and change we need.”- Roger Ebert, Great Movies.