Every two months, book and movie lovers alike are treated to Book Revue, a new type of reading club. This time around, TIFF international programmer Jane Schoettle will be on hand to present a screening of What’s Eating Gilbert Grape? In it, Johnny Depp plays Gilbert, a young man stuck in a small town, saddled with big responsibilities—including a younger brother with a developmental disability (Leonardo DiCaprio). Join Jane for a post-screening discussion about the book and its film adaptation.
Want to be part of a live studio audience for the taping of a talk show that has nothing to do with paternity tests? Come out to Quip Talk with Nicky Nasrallah for a fun evening of interviews, comedy, music, and more. Guests on this episode include stand-up comedians Elvira Kurt and Fraser Young, and singer-songwriter Mandippal.
The funny folks in Touch My Stereotype have an exciting new show to help us get through this dreary season. Their three-day-long revue—Hypothetical Spectacle— is packed with music, comedic sketches, videos, and more from Amanda McQueen, Lars Classington, Russell McLeod, Sima Sepehri, Robert Murphy, Liz Johnston, Eitan Shalmon, Padraigh MacDonald, and Chantale Renee.
Rue Morgue is revamping its monthly film screenings to better cater to the die-hard horror fan. At its new home, the Royal Cinema, CineMacabre now comes complete with a concession stand full of sickening (in a good way) snacks, and a bar! This month’s offering is the Canadian premiere of Brian Netto and Adam Schindler’s Delivery. This found-footage film—which could be described as the cinematic love child of Rosemary’s Baby and Paranormal Activity—sees Rachel and Kyle document their life on a reality lifestyle show as they prepare for their first child. But what the cameras catch will never make it to air…