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Hot Docs for the Holidays

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Its Wonderful Life Series

It's a Wonderful Life

  • USA
  • 97
  • G
  • Frank Capra
SAT, DEC 14 - 10:45 AM

Frank Capra's classic tale of a family man learning to look at his life in a whole new light on Christmas Eve remains no less enchanting today than when it was first released.

Harold Kumar Series

A Very Harold and Kumar Christmas

  • USA
  • 90
  • 18A
  • Todd Strauss-Schulson
SAT, DEC 14 - 9:45 PM

The iconic stoner duo reunite for a madcap Christmas Eve hunt for the perfect festive tree in this heartwarming holiday entry in this comedy saga.

White Christmas Series

White Christmas

  • USA
  • 120
  • G
  • Michael Curtiz
SUN, DEC 15 - 10:00 AM

Join Bob Wallace and Phil Davis as they team up with Betty and Judy to sing and dance their way through the holidays in Vermont.

The Holiday Series

The Holiday

  • USA
  • 138
  • PG
  • Nancy Meyers
MON, DEC 16 - 9:00 PM

After suffering through breakups, a woman in the UK (Kate Winslet) and the US (Cameron Diaz) swap houses for the holidays and unexpectedly find romance.

Christmas Vacation Series

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

  • USA
  • 89
  • PG
  • Jeremiah S. Chechik
WED, DEC 18 - 9:00 PM

Chevy Chase leads this National Lampoon holiday classic as Clark Griswold, whose attempts to put on a proper Christmas for his family go hilariously awry.

Christmas Story Series

A Christmas Story

  • USA, Canada
  • 94
  • PG
  • Bob Clark
SAT, DEC 21 - 10:45 AM

Meet Ralphie, a typical nine-year-old boy, whose unbridled enthusiasm for a Red Ryder BB gun becomes his Christmas obsession.

Special Events

Nutcracker Series

The Royal Ballet's The Nutcracker

  • UK
  • 160
  • Peter Wright
DEC 22 & DEC 26

A young girl’s enchanted present leads her on a wonderful adventure in this definitive production of the classic holiday ballet.

Dff Love Actually Series

*SOLD OUT* Drunk Feminist Films: Love Actually

  • UK
  • 135
  • R
  • Richard Curtis
WED, DEC 11 - 8:30 PM

Back by popular demand, Drunk Feminist Films is screening Love Actually this December to get you into the holiday spirit(s).

Dff Mail Series

*SOLD OUT* Drunk Feminist Films: You've Got Mail

  • USA
  • 119
  • Nora Ephron
THU, DEC 12 - 8:30 PM

Dial up and Dot-com on down for this Nora Ephron cozy classic. Join Drunk Feminist Films on a journey back to a time when we all thought the internet wasn’t a terrible hellscape.

Carol Series

Inside Out LGBT Film Festival Presents: Carol

  • USA, UK
  • 118
  • Todd Haynes
FRi, DEC 13 - 8:00 PM

On Friday, December 13, Inside Out is back to celebrate the season with the beloved holiday tradition: A Christmas ‘Carol’. It’s not totally what it sounds like, this version has less Dickens and a lot more Cate Blanchett.

Dreaming Jewish Series

Taste of China & Dreaming of a Jewish Christmas

  • Canada
  • 52
  • Larry Weinstein
SUN, DEC 15 - 2:15 PM

For many, the Christmas season is not complete without the one-two punch of Chinese food and a good movie. Join us for a screening of Larry Weinstein’s new holiday favourite, accompanied by a selection of Chinese classics from Toronto favourite, Taste of China.

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