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The acclaimed winner of the Best Canadian Feature Documentary Award at Hot Docs 2017, Unarmed Verses follows Francine Valentine, a 12-year-old Black girl who is just one of many people facing eviction from a low-income housing block in Toronto's north-east end due to the impending demolition of their home. With a creative spirit, love for art and perceptive point of view beyond her years, Francine and other neighbourhood children turn to creative expression, as they prepare to record music and poetry at a local studio.

L'Estonie au Cinema

On Thursday, September 21st at 7:30pm, Estonian Studies Centre and Alliance Francaise in collaboration present: L'Estonie au CInema.

The first film in the series Une Estonienne a Paris (Eestlanna Pariisis) will be screened at Alliance Francaise (24 Spadina Rd. At the corner of Lowther Ave. and Spadina Rd.).

In French with English subtitles. No admission fee.

Toronto Jewish Film Society: The Concert

Co-presented with The Royal Conservatory of Music
Guest speaker: Musicologist Jordan Klapman
(France, 2009, Radu Mihaileanu director, 119 min)
Former Bolshoi conductor Andrei Simoniovich Filipov was fi red for engaging Jewish musicans. Now he works at the Bolshoi as a cleaner. Learning that the orchestra has been invited to play in Paris, he conspires to conduct the concert. Witness his triumph over his disastrous past in this delightful comedic drama. In French and Russian with English Subtitles.


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