Toronto Arthouse Film Festival

2018 Toronto Arthouse Film Festival Champions the Best of Indie Cinema With Free Film Screenings.

Toronto's best indie film festival returns. This year, it will showcase groundbreaking films at the Fox Theater at 4.30 p.m. Movie matinees will never be the same again.

The 2018 Toronto Arthouse Film Festival, which celebrates the very best of indie cinema from around the world, kicks off on Wednesday, September 26, 2018. Just like every year, the upcoming festival will showcase innovative, risk-taking filmmakers and fresh new directing talent with a selection of bold, brave, brand-spankin' new movies that will inspire, educate, and change perceptions. This year, film buffs can catch a cutting-edge, genre-defying slice of cinema every day at 4.30 p.m.

Unlike mainstream film festivals, the 2018 Toronto Arthouse Film Festival focuses on groundbreaking cinema — not on the red carpet, champagne or A-list guests. Filmmakers will showcase their artistic visions to an audience who craves more depth than the standard big-budget Hollywood fare. It's all about passion, not popcorn.

The festival, which concludes on Friday, September 28, 2018, takes place at Toronto's Fox Theatre in Beaches, home to second-run movies, indie cinema, and fabulous foreign flicks. It's completely free, so filmmakers can showcase their concepts, without any commercial constraints, to the widest possible audience. At the 2018 Toronto Arthouse Film Festival, there will be no red carpets, no velvet ropes, no distractions — just damn good cinema.

The 2018 Toronto Arthouse Film Festival provides film lovers with an intimate environment where they can hear fresh perspectives and challenging conservations. Each official movie selection is shown at the Fox Theatre from 4.30-6.30 p.m. every day. These are matinees with meaning, movies with real depth.

After the movie has finished, the audience gets to mingle with filmmakers at the Outrigger, just down the street. This casual grill features cozy spaces where guests can talk about their favorite films, upcoming release, and classic and indie cinema.

At 9 p.m. the festival vibe continues with the regular paid screening schedule at The Fox, a selection of award winning films for which the Toronto Arthouse Film Festival is giving away a total of 150 free tickets. In order to win a free ticket for a 9 p.m. screening you just need to show up at the free 4.30 p.m. screening as one of the first 50 attendees. The following 9 p.m. screenings are scheduled:

"McQueen" on Wednesday, September 26, 2018. An intimate look at the life and career of talented-but-tortured British fashion designer Alexander McQueen. Directed by Ian Bonhote, this movie celebrates McQueen's influence on global fashion. Selected at the Tribeca Film Festival.

"Eighth Grade" on Thursday, September 27, 2018. Bo Burnham's portrait of a 13-year-old girl in the 'burbs as she finishes a turbulent year at middle school. This poignant drama/comedy examines the trials and tribulations of adolescence. Selected at the Sundance Film Festival.

"Three Identical Strangers" on Friday, September 28, 2018. Three strangers discover they are identical triplets separated at birth in Tim Wardle's spearheading doc set in '80s New York. Selected at the Sundance Film Festival.

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Toronto Arthouse Film Festival

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