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- $5.00 Tuesday
All Shows, All Ages
- $6.00 Child 3-13
- $6.00 Senior 65+
- $7.00 Student
- $10.00 Adult 14-64
Located in the heart of downtown Toronto, steps from the Yonge/Carlton intersection and the College subway station, Carlton Cinema is the landmark destination for avid cinephiles.
The Magic Lantern Carlton Cinema has been refurbished with a newly designed lobby, upgraded seating and projection system.
Carlton is also Ontario's first full-licensed cinema where customers can enjoy drinks while watching movies.
With 9 auditoriums, "The Carlton", as it is popularly known, showcases a wide variety of independent film, from Canadian to foreign, and some Hollywood fare.
Magic Lantern Theatres Carlton Cinema
20 Carlton Street at Yonge Toronto, ON M5B 2H5
Movie Info: (416) 494-9371
Office: (416) 598-5454
Fax: (416) 598-5456
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Songs She Wrote About People She Knows
Q&As with Writer/Director Kris Elgstrand and Director of Photography Amy Belling after Friday's shows
There will also be Q&As with Kris Elgstrand after the Saturday and Sunday shows too!
Fully licensed for beer, wine & liquor sales!
1 h 20 min
FRI TO THU 2:00 7:00
Carol, an emotionally repressed woman, loses friends and alienates people when she begins singing songs she wrote about people she knows. But she unexpectedly inspires her boss, to whom she dedicates the song Asshole Dave, to attempt to reignite his dream of becoming a rock star.
Director: Kris Elgstrand
Arabella Bushnell, Brad Dryborough
Official Site: http://www.songsshewrote.com/
Official Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FwnfSBRF8dU
The mighty Mads Mikkelsen unleashes a maelstrom of bloodshed in the Wild West in this white-knuckle tale of revenge. When he lays waste to the scoundrels who killed his wife and son, a Danish ex-soldier (Mikkelsen) incurs the wrath of a sadistic gang leader hell-bent on hunting him down. Exploding with eye-popping action, dazzlingly dramatic frontier landscapes, and a smoldering performance by Eva Green, The Salvation is a rip-roaring, blood-spattered saga of sin and redemption.
Director: Kristian Levring
Mads Mikkelsen, Eva Green, Jonathan Pryce, Douglas Henshall, Eric Cantona, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Michael Raymond-James, Mikael Persbrandt, Nanna Oland Fabricius, Alexander Arnold
Official Site: http://www.ifcfilms.com/films/the-salvation
Official Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Imic4ACxSp0
Imprisoned thief Ray Cutter buys his way out of prison when he learns his estranged son has only a few months to live. But his efforts to make up for lost time with the teen are endangered when a crime boss forces him to do one last job.
Director: Philip Martin
John Travolta, Tye Sheridan, Christopher Plummer, Jennifer Ehle, Anson Mount, Abigail Spencer
Official Site: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2376218/?ref_=nv_sr_1
Official Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9uLCyJRtI8
5 To 7
A chance encounter on the streets of Manhattan draws 20-something aspiring writer Brian (Anton Yelchin) into a passionate love affair with a glamorous French woman (Skyfall Bond girl Berenice Marlohe). The catch? She's married, and can only meet him for hotel room trysts between the hours of 5 and 7. As Brian yearns for more than just two hours a day with the woman of his dreams, he learns hard won lessons about life and love. Co-starring Frank Langella, Glenn Close, and Olivia Thirlby, this sexy romance captures the giddy thrill, the pain and the comedy of being young and falling in love.
Director: Victor Levin
Anton Yelchin, Berenice Marlohe, Glenn Close, Eric Stoltz, Frank Langella, Lambert Wilson, Olivia Thirlby
Official Site: http://www.mockingbirdpictures.com/5-7
Official Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9HimzZ6QG2o
Salt Of The Earth
For the last 40 years, the photographer Sebastiao Salgado has been travelling through the continents, in the footsteps of an ever-changing humanity. He has witnessed some of the major events of our recent history; international conflicts, starvation and exodus. He is now embarking on the discovery of pristine territories, of wild fauna and flora, and of grandiose landscapes as part of a huge photographic project which is a tribute to the planet's beauty.
Director: Wim Wenders, Juliano Ribeiro Salgado
Juliano Ribeiro Salgado, Wim Wenders, Sebastiao Salgado
Official Site: http://sonyclassics.com/thesaltoftheearth/
Official Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OivMlWXtWpY
Drama, Comedy, Suspense
Inequality, injustice and the demands of the world we live in cause stress and depression for many people. Some of them, however, explode. This is a movie about those people. Vulnerable in the face of a reality that shifts and suddenly turns unpredictable, the characters of Wild Tales cross the thin line that divides civilization and barbarism. A lover's betrayal, a return to a repressed past and the violence woven into everyday encounters drive the characters to madness as they cede to the undeniable pleasure of losing control.
Director: Damian Szifron
Leonardo Sbaraglia, Ricardo Darin, Oscar Martinez, Dario Grandinetti, Osmar Nunez, Erica Rivas, Diego Gentile, Rita Cortese, Julieta Zylberberg, German De Silva, Nancy Duplaa, Maria Marull, Marcelo Pozzi
Official Site: http://sonyclassics.com/wildtales/
Official Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUnXv6R2HI8
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
THE SECOND BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL is the expansionist dream of Sonny (Dev Patel), and it's making more claims on his time than he has available, considering his imminent marriage to the love of his life, Sunaina (Tena Desae). Sonny has his eye on a promising property now that his first venture, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel for the Elderly and Beautiful, has only a single remaining vacancy-posing a rooming predicament for fresh arrivals Guy (Richard Gere) and Lavinia (Tamsin Grieg). Evelyn and Douglas (Judi Dench and Bill Nighy) have now joined the Jaipur workforce, and are wondering where their regular dates for Chilla pancakes will lead, while Norman and Carol (Ronald Pickup and Diana Hardcastle) are negotiating the tricky waters of an exclusive relationship, as Madge (Celia Imrie) juggles two eligible and very wealthy suitors. Perhaps the only one who may know the answers is newly installed co-manager of the hotel, Muriel (Maggie Smith), the keeper of everyone's secrets. As the demands of a traditional Indian wedding threaten to engulf them all, an unexpected way forward presents itself.
Director: John Madden
Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Dev Patel, Celia Imrie, Richard Gere, David Strathairn, Penelope Wilton, Lillete Dubey, Bill Nighy, Tamsin Greig, Ronald Pickup, Diana Hardcastle, Tena Desae, Shazad Latif
Official Site: http://www.foxsearchlight.com/thesecondbestexoticmarigoldhotel/
Official Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3REYWGRmLnQ
Saturday April 25th
& the last Saturday
of every month
An American black comedy about love and passion, betrayal and lies. It depicts the depths of friendship and relationships in one's life and raises life's real and most asked question: "Can you ever really trust anyone?...Are you ready to see reflections of your life? A successful banker, Johnny, is madly in love with his fiance, Lisa, and plans to be married next month. His plans take a horrid turn when he finds the truth about Lisa and the people surrounding him.
Director: Tommy Wiseau
Tommy Wiseau, Juliette Danielle
Official Site: http://www.theroommovie.com/
Official Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIDEO_KEY_GOES_HERE
Wednesday April 29th
Little Terrors is now in its 4th year/season! Come check out a monthly showcase of horror short films! Hosted at MAGIC LANTERN CARLTON CINEMA, enjoy two full hours of the craziest, goriest, most-disturbing and off-the-wall short films the genre has to offer! Plus Q&As with some of the filmmakers! $10, 18+. Fully liquor-licensed theatre!
Official Site: http://littleterrorsfestival.com/
Starts May 1st
In RIDE, when an editor from The New Yorker (Helen Hunt) follows her son (Brenton Thwaites) to LA after he drops out of college to surf and find himself, she ends up being the one thrust into a sea change of self-discovery. In this comedy written and directed by Helen Hunt, she befriends a limo driver (David Zayas), rediscovers her sexuality with a younger surf instructor (Luke Wilson), and begins to heal her fractured relationship with her son and herself..
Director: Helen Hunt
Luke Wilson, Helen Hunt, Brenton Thwaites, David Zayas
Official Site: http://www.screenmedia.net/project/ride/
Official Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVU2RIOgSJg
Starts May 8th
BEING CANADIAN chronicles the real-life quest of Robert Cohen, a proud Canadian, who left his hometown of Calgary and moved to the U.S. to start a career as a TV comedy writer. He started noticing how people outside Canada knew very little about his beloved homeland. After decades of ignorance, insults, and indifference, he decides to do something about it. Rob sets off on an epic personal quest, driving across Canada from East to West, to confirm the country he's been fighting for is still what he remembers. Interwoven with this journey are interviews with a variety of famous Canadians, along with people he meets along the way. His deadline? Midnight on Canada Day, in Vancouver. Imagine 'Sherman's March', but wearing a toque!
Director: Robert Cohen
Ben Stiller, Seth Rogen, Cobie Smulders
Official Site: http://beingcanadianmovie.com/
Official Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TC0tAdR_b3U
Starts May 8th
When a deadly zombie virus sweeps the nation, a father will stop at nothing to save his infected daughter in this post-apocalyptic thriller starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Abigail Breslin.
Director: Henry Hobson
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Joely Richardson, Abigail Breslin, Laura Cayouette, J.D. Evermore, Raeden Greer
Official Site: http://maggiethefilm.com/
Official Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQ5Vz8qE8R8
Starts May 8th
When Jake, a narcissistic entrepreneur, crashes and burns on the eve of his company's big launch, he is forced to move back in with his estranged sister and her husband and become an unlikely nanny to their 3-year old son in this hilarious and heartfelt comedy.
Director: Ross Katz
Rose Byrne, Nick Kroll, Josh Charles, Paula Garces, Bobby Cannavale, Joel McHale, Mike Birbiglia, Caitlin Fitzgerald, David Bernon
Official Site: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3318750/?ref_=nv_sr_1
Official Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSDKkMS78H0
Always Watching A Marble Hornets Story
Starts May 15th
On the hunt for an intriguing news story, a small-town news team follows a crew inspecting repossessed houses. Inside a particularly strange house, the news team discovers a box of video tapes inside a locked closet. Sensing a story, they decide to take them back to their studio. From the tapes, they learn that the family who had lived in the house was not pushed out by the banks, but fled the house in fear for their lives. Trying to decode the story, the crew keeps seeing a faceless figure dressed in a dark suit appear in the footage that causes the videotape to scramble. Their fear mounts when this figure, The Operator as he is deemed, starts to appear in their real lives, standing quietly and always watching them. Tortured and terrorized, the three crew members must track down the mystery of The Operator before it's too late.
Director: James Moran
Alexandra Breckenridge, Chris Marquette, Jake McDorman, Doug Jones
Official Site: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2737926/?ref_=nv_sr_2
Official Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7V632s1VOBY
Bens At Home
Starts May 15th
Comedy, Drama, Romance
Ben's At Home follows the newly 30 and single Ben (Abramovici) as he copes with life, love, and bouncing back from a bad breakup. Heartbroken and cynical after he's dumped by his girlfriend, Ben makes the unusual decision never to leave his house again, revealing in the struggles that follow the extent to which social media shapes our personal lives. Relevant and witty, the film speaks to the heart of our scattered, digital age, and is a topical and comedic look at today's wired generation.
Director: Mars Horodyski
Dan Abramovici, Jim Annan, Jessica Embro, Inessa Frantowski
Official Site: http://www.bensathome.com/movie/
Official Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ca8aBInesuQ
Banksy Does New York
Starts May 22nd
On Oct. 1, 2013, the elusive British street artist known as Banksy launched a self-proclaimed month-long residency in New York City, posting one unique exhibit a day in an unannounced location, sparking a 31-day scavenger hunt both online and on the streets for Banksy's work. Capturing this month of madness, BANKSY DOES NEW YORK incorporates user-generated content, from YouTube videos to Instagram photos, from New Yorkers and Banksy hunters alike, whose responses became part of the work itself, for an exhilarating, detailed account of the uproar created by the mysterious artist.
Director: Chris Moukarbel
Official Site: http://www.hbo.com/documentaries/banksy-does-new-york#/
Official Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzPGOCYET9Y
Face Of An Angel
Starts May 22nd
Why are we fascinated by murder? Inspired by the killing of British student Meredith Kercher in Italy, The Face of An Angel (starring Daniel Bruhl, Kate Beckinsale, Cara Delevingne and Valerio Mastandrea) looks beyond the salacious headlines to explore both the media and the public's obsession with violent stories, whether fictional or real.
Director: Michael Winterbottom
Daniel Bruhl , Kate Beckinsale, Cara Delevingne, Valerio Mastandrea
Official Site: http://www.westendfilms.com/
Official Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PnjYgPw_zkA
Starts May 29th
Six young computer hackers sent to work on a derelict space freighter, are forced to match wits with a vengeful artificial intelligence that would kill to be human.
Director: David Hewlett
Tenika Davis, Adrian Holmes, Kerr Hewitt
Official Site: http://letterboxd.com/film/debug/
Official Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wR7Op3r7i6I
Starts June 5th
Saverio Costanzo revels in claustrophobic stories of entrapment and emotional trauma. Hungry Hearts, set almost entirely within the confines of a New York apartment, will have some people reaching for Rosemary's Baby comparisons, but Costanzo is very much his own man as he brings an eerie feel to this combustible tale of a husband and wife battling over the future of their newborn baby.
Director: Saverio Costanzo
Alba Rohrwacher, Adam Driver, Jake Weber, David Aaron Baker, Roberta Maxwell, Victor Williams
Official Site: http://www.wildside.it/
Official Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxY56sSsq_8
June 6th 1:30PM
Combining influences from Tex Avery cartoons to Sam Raimi horror movies to 1940s B-movies, Joel Coen and Ethan Coen followed up the stylish film noir of their debut, Blood Simple (1984), with this frantic screwball comedy. H.I. "Hi" McDonnough (Nicholas Cage) is a philosophical but slightly dim career criminal who has been arrested so often that he gets to know "Ed," short for Edwina (Holly Hunter), the officer who takes his mug shots. Hi takes a shine to Ed and promises to go straight if she marries him. She accepts, and they move to the Arizona desert, where Hi holds down a factory job and blissfully watches the sunsets with Ed. Their serenity is shattered when the couple decides that they want a child and discover that, as Hi puts it, "Ed's womb was a rocky place where my seed could find no purchase." (One of the film's many delights is Hi's unexpectedly flowery dime-novel narration.) Ed goes into a severe depression until she sees an item in the news. Nathan Arizona (Trey Wilson), owner of a chain of unpainted furniture stores, has become the father of quintuplets, and he and his wife joke that they now have more children than they know what to do with. In what seems like a perfect "helps you, helps me" situation, Hi and Ed kidnap one of the Arizona infants, figuring that they'll have a baby and the Arizonas will have less of a burden.
Director: Joel Coen
Nicolas Cage, Trey Wilson, William Forsythe, Holly Hunter, John Goodman, T.J. Kuhn
Official Site: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Raising-Arizona/446649335407034
Official Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2AIfVoGUs6c
June 6th 4:00PM
The third of John Woo's American-made feature films, Face/Off stars John Travolta as Sean Archer, an FBI agent obsessed with capturing Castor Troy (Nicolas Cage), a criminal genius who years before killed Archer's son while trying to assassinate the agent. Archer's single-minded pursuit of Troy has caused serious harm to his marriage, but Archer thinks the light may have appeared at the end of the tunnel when a seriously wounded Troy is captured in a bloody shootout. However, it turns out that Troy has planted a time bomb, with a biological payload that could destroy the entire city of Los Angeles -- and Troy isn't about to say where it is. The only other person who knows the bomb's location is Troy's brother, Pollux (Alessandro Nivola), who is no more helpful than Castor. FBI scientists hatch a plan: they have developed an experimental surgery which would allow them to graft Troy's face temporarily on Archer's head and allow him to question Pollux as if he were his brother. But after Archer has taken Troy's face, Troy regains consciousness and forces the doctors to give him Archer's face. Now the criminal mastermind has the FBI at his disposal, and the lawman is underground with few places to turn. Along with Woo's usual elaborately choreographed action scenes, Face/Off features a number of notable supporting performances, including Joan Allen as Archer's wife, Colm Feore and C.C.H. Pounder as FBI scientists, and Gina Gershon as Troy's loyal but long-suffering girlfriend.
Director: John Woo
John Travolta, Nicolas Cage, Joan Allen, Colm Feore, Margaret Cho, Dominique Swain, Gina Gershon, Robert Wisdom, Nick Cassavetes, Alessandro Nivola, Harve Presnell, Matt Ross, CCH Pounder
Official Site: https://www.facebook.com/FaceOffFilm/info
Official Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vlg-VRc6TbY
June 6th 7:00PM
Despite the success of his first produced script, "Being John Malkovich," for which he received an Academy Award nomination for best original screenplay, Charlie Kaufman is plagued by insecurities, both in his career and his personal life. When he is hired to adapt "The Orchid Thief," a nonfiction book about a fanatical orchid breeder, John Laroche, he is completely stumped. Though, on the surface, the book is about Laroche's flower poaching adventures in the Florida Everglades, on another level it's also about the desire in all of us to experience passion. This longing plagues the book's author, Susan Orlean and, Charlie realizes, himself as well. Charlie's twin brother, Donald Kaufman, only makes things worse when he moves in with Charlie and announces he's going to be a screenwriter too. As Charlie battles his severe case of writer's block, Donald cheerily types away on a script about a serial killer with multiple-personality disorder. Donald's script immediately sells, making him the "hot" new writer in town. Then, one day, Charlie has a last ditch inspiration. He'll use his own dilemma as a framework for the script about Laroche and Orlean. But as the words start to flow, and the story takes shape, Charlie inadvertently sets in motion a chain of events impacting on the lives of all the characters.
Director: Spike Jonze
Meryl Streep, Nicolas Cage, Ron Livingston, Chris Cooper, Judy Greer
Official Site: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Adaptation/108286699193138
Official Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0HtZ2M4e_AM
The Wicker Man
June 6th 9:00PM
Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A young child has gone missing and it's up to a haunted but determined policeman to travel to the remote island community where she was last seen and solve the lingering mystery of her disappearance in director Neil LaBute's updated reworking of Anthony Shaffer's 1973 cult horror classic. Upon receiving a letter from his one-time fiancee, Willow (Kate Beahan), imploring him to search for her missing daughter on the secluded island of Summersisle, Policeman Edward Malus (Nicolas Cage) quickly makes his way to the island to locate the girl and seek an answer as to why Willow suddenly and inexplicably disappeared shortly before their wedding date. Once there, Malus is troubled to discover that although there are traces of the child to be found in such locations as the local schoolhouse, the residents of Summersisle seem reluctant to offer any specific details as to the girl's apparent death. His investigation effectively stalled by the highly secretive Wiccan community, Sheriff Malus soon discovers that there are still some cultures that have their own unique beliefs about humankind's relationship with Mother Earth, and refuse to adapt to the rules of modern society.
Director: Neil LaBute
Nicolas Cage, Ellen Mcrae, Kate Beehan, Frances Conroy, Molly Parker, Leelee Sobieski, Diane Delano, Christa Campbell, Erika Shaye Gair
Official Site: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0450345/?ref_=nv_sr_1
Official Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8tHgGncPA0
June 13th at 7pm
June 14th at 4pm
Inspired by true events, KINKY BOOTS is the new hit British comedy that is coming to America. After the death of his father, Charlie Price (Joel Edgerton) must save his family's failing shoe factory or his entire town will be left out in the cold. When Charlie looks for a way to reinvent the family business, he finds help in the most unusual of people. Lola (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a feisty female impersonator with a flair for design. Now these two unlikely friends will hatch a plan to try to save the factory and it's quirky cast of characters. From the makers of 'Calendar Girls,' this heartwarming and hilarious comedy, inspired by true events, shows what really happens when people who have spent their entire lives trying to fit in...suddenly decide to truly stand out.
Director: Julian Jarrold
Linda Bassett, Robert Pugh, Joel Edgerton, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Nick Frost, Jemima Rooper, Josh Cole, Sarah-Jane Potts
Official Site: http://www.miramax.com/movie/kinky-boots/
Official Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5AB5inE20E0
Lady Sings The Blues
FREE with suggested
$5 charitable donation
In this film, Diana Ross plays the magnificent, tragic song stylist Billie Holiday, who while writhing in a strait jacket in a prison cell, reflects on her turbulent life. The film takes several liberties with the facts, but Diana Ross makes even the most illogical of plot contrivances credible.
Director: Sidney J. Furie
Diana Ross, Billy Dee Williams, Richard Pryor
Official Site: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068828/?ref_=nv_sr_1
Official Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PgHDZNr9hyM
FREE with suggested
$5 charitable donation
Directed by Berry Gordy, Jr. as a vehicle for Diana Ross, this film traces the life of a poor girl who makes it in the fashion world, first as a model, then as a designer. After she becomes successful, she deserts her boyfriend and hooks up with a photographer.
Director: Berry Gordy, Tony Richardson
Diana Ross, Billy Dee Williams, Anthony Perkins
Official Site: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0073335/?ref_=nv_sr_2
Official Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jj70JnvQv8k
FREE with suggested
$5 charitable donation
Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Dorothy, a young African-American kindergarten teacher leaves a large family dinner one night to chase after her dog during a New York City snowstorm and gets swept up by a cyclone and transplanted to the urban version of the land of Oz.
Director: Sidney Lumet
Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Nipsey Russell
Official Site: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0078504/?ref_=nv_sr_2
Official Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CGtnHaEK66s