Toronto Plays Itself

See how our city has been cast over the decades—and how the skyline has dramatically changed—with this diverse survey of Toronto-set films. From older classics (Nobody Waved Goodbye, Goin’ Down the Road) and early works by celebrated Toronto filmmakers (Patricia Rozema, Don McKellar), to sleeper hit cult favourites (Outrageous!, The Silent Partner) and contemporary docs and features (The Last Pogo Jumps Again,The Stairs, Unarmed Verses, Dim the Fluorescents) Paradise presents an eclectic series of 17 Toronto stories spanning 70 years of filmmaking.

In This Series

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Tuesday, Jan 28
Wednesday, Jan 29

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Dim The Fluorescents

A struggling creative duo try to make it in Toronto in this darkly comedic gem.
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Romance and revelations around identity blossom between an Anishinaabe painter and half-Métis TV writer.
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I've Heard the Mermaids Singing

Patricia Rozema’s first feature about a lust-struck dreamer in this Cannes award winner.
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Nobody Waved Goodbye

A troubled teen searches for authenticity on the mean streets of Toronto.
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Monkey Warfare

There’s a perfect Toronto storm of marijuana, gentrification and bikes in this Parkdale-set satire.
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The Silent Partner

A sleek, brilliantly plotted and darkly drenched thriller starring Elliott Gould and Christopher Plummer.
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Tales from the Big Smoke

The city’s best short films on the big screen.
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Goin' Down the Road

A classic from 1970, following two scrappy Nova Scotians trying to make it in The Big Smoke.
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Past Screenings

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

Scott Pilgrim just met his dream girl…and her seven evil exes.
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