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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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Cast No Shadow
Starts April 3rd
Cast No Shadow tells the story of Jude Traynor, 13-year old boy who tries to navigate a delinquent life in a rough and rugged seaside town. Branded as a thief and a liar, Jude imagines the hardships that surround him are the workings of an evil troll that lives in a secluded cave across the harbor. When Jude's abusive father is sent to prison, Jude takes refuge with a local recluse named Alfreda who nurtures his active imagination, but warns of using it as a means of escape. But when Jude's father is released, he turns Jude against Alfreda with rumors of her involvement in Jude's mother's mysterious death. Haunted by this truth, Jude lashes out at the few people he loves in misguided efforts to protect himself and prove his worth, but finds himself trapped between the pressures of his criminal father, the imagined threats of the "troll" and the one friendship he has in Alfreda.
Director: Christian Sparkes
Percy Hynes-White, Mary-Colin Chisholm, Joel Thomas Hynes, Stephen Lush, Des Walsh
Official Site: http://www.castnoshadowmovie.com/
Official Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XM6ApB8GaE8
Pretend We're Kissing
Starts April 3rd
Comedy, Drama, Romance
Pretend We're Kissing follows Benny and Jordan, two average people who have a whirlwind weekend romance. Dov Tiefenbach (Harold and Kumar, Sympathy for Delicious) plays Benny, a nebbish character who struggles to make a real romantic connection; Tommie-Amber Pirie (Michael: Tuesday and Thursdays) is Jordan, a girl hell bent on proving magical love can exist and Autumn, brought to life by rising star Zoe Kravitz (Divergent, Mad Max: Fury Road) is an unemployed, bi-sexual hippy who is also a self-diagnosed agoraphobic.
Director: Matt Sadowski
Zoe Kravitz, Tommie-Amber Pirie, Dov Tiefenbach
Official Site: http://nonromcom.com/
Official Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dtytnf7xXoc
The Last Knights
Starts April 3rd
Academy Award Nominee Clive Owen (Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role, Closer, 2004) delivers an electrifying performance as a fallen warrior who rises against a corrupt and sadistic ruler to avenge his dishonored master, Academy Award Winner Morgan Freeman (Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role, Million Dollar Baby, 2004) in this epic, sword-clashing adventure of loyalty, honor, and vengeance.
Director: Kazuaki Kiriya
Clive Owen, Morgan Freeman, Aksel Hennie
Official Site: https://www.facebook.com/lastknightsmovie/info
Official Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e44QilQbvB0
Starts April 10th
Winner of the Prize Un Certain Regard Award at this year's Cannes Festival, Kornel Mundruczo's newest film is a story of the indignities visited upon animals by their supposed "human superiors," but it's also an brutal, beautiful metaphor for the political and cultural tensions sweeping contemporary Europe. When young Lili is forced to give up her beloved dog Hagen, because it's mixed-breed heritage is deemed 'unfit' by The State, she and the dog begin a dangerous journey back towards each other. At the same time, all the unwanted, unloved and so-called 'unfit' dogs rise up under a new leader, Hagen, the one-time housepet who has learned all too well from his 'Masters' in his journey through the streets and animal control centers how to bite the hands that beats him ...
Director: Kornel Mundruczo
Zsofia Psotta, Sandor Zsoter, Lili Horvath, Szabolcs Thuroczy, Gergely Banki
Official Site: http://www.magpictures.com/whitegod/
Official Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kIGz2kyo26U
Starts April 10th
Dwayne McLaren has been looking for a way out of his small town upbringing of CUT BANK, MT since he graduated high school several years earlier. When he finds himself in the wrong place at the right time, he jumps at a chance to pursue a better life in a bigger city with his girlfriend Cassandra. But luck doesn't exist in Cut Bank, and this perceived good fortune is quickly followed by a flood of bad karma.
Director: Matt Shakman
Liam Hemsworth, John Malkovich, Teresa Palmer, Billy Bob Thornton, Bruce Dern
Official Site: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1661820/?ref_=nv_sr_1
Official Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvavIfjTDaE
Starts April 10th
Plus-sized and 30 years old, LEXIE IVY is a feisty bed & breakfast owner who desperately needs a date to her sister's wedding. In small town Nova Scotia, that's no easy task, especially when the most eligible bachelor is JOSS, the rough handyman fixing her roof. When ADRIAN, a handsome and charming guest, arrives and seems to take an interest in Lexie, she thinks all her problems are solved. But she misreads the situation and is soon reeling, believing her romantic dream has slipped away, maybe forever. Lexie then needs to open her heart and eyes to see that love may be a lot closer than she thought. RELATIVE HAPPINESS is a romantic comedy, every bit as feisty as Lexie herself, starring Australian actress, MELISSA BERGLAND, in a breakout role, based on the best selling novel by Lesley Crewe and directed by Deanne Foley (BEAT DOWN).
Director: Deanne Foley
Melissa Bergland, Aaron Poole, Johnathan Sousa
Official Site: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3269932/?ref_=nv_sr_1
Official Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXj2fJ6yCQ0
Starts April 10th
After his movie and television career has run dry, Bruce Madsen (Adam Carolla) is forced to go back on the road playing one dingy comedy club after another, spending endless nights in budget hotel rooms and always flying coach. Amidst trying to revitalize his career, rekindle his love life and put his daughter through college, Bruce knows one thing for sure--he must get off the road. ROAD HARD is the story of that journey.
Director: Adam Carolla, Kevin Hench
Adam Carolla, Jay Mohr, Howie Mandel, David Koechner, Diane Farr, David Alan Grier, Philip Rosenthal
Official Site: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3110770/?ref_=nv_sr_1
Official Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M---zvyUaK4
Beyond The Reach
Starts April 17th
Ben is a young tracker living in the southwest with his girlfriend Laina. When she leaves for college on a scholarship, Ben makes the difficult choice to remain behind, a decision that he will come to regret. Madec is a rich,powerful international businessman, who is hunting for a bighorn to add to his trophy collection. He hires Ben as his guide through 'The Reach', a vast and hostile desert basin. The hunt goes tragically wrong as Madec, too eager for a kill, pulls the trigger quickly, and accidentally kills an old prospector. Attempting to cover up his crime, Madec tries to bribe Ben to dispose of the body and forget the incident, but Ben staunchly refuses to play along. Now, Madec must eliminate his only witness. He turns on Ben, sending him into the desert without clothing, food or water. In a sadistic game of cat and mouse, Madec stalks Ben with his weapons and massive six-wheel-drive Mercedes truck. Ben becomes the target of Madec's fiendish mind. Ben uses his survival skills and his knowledge of 'The Reach' to challenge Madec at his own game in an attempt to bring him to justice. Wounded and emotionally changed by the experience, Ben escapes the desert and reunites with Laina at her college. The two young lovers pledge to stay together, but The Reach continues to haunt Ben and Madec's shadow looms over and threatens their fate.
Director: Jean-Baptiste Leonetti
Michael Douglas, Ronny Cox, Jeremy Irvine
Official Site: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2911668/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1
Official Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qlFGI5n_C8
Starts April 24th
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
Starts April 24th
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
Starts April 24th
Songs She Wrote About People She Knows
Starts May 1st
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
Starts May 1st
Starts May 8th
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
Bens At Home
Starts May 15th
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