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LECTURE | Media Mondays
Tonight marks the beginning of "Media Mondays," with author and critic Kevin Courrier, running with the theme "Reflections in the Hall of Mirrors: American Movies and the Politics of Idealism." This series will examine the ways in which American films are genuine cultural artifacts of their time: how each cinematic work contains the "the political and cultural ideals" of its era. Tonight's lecture will focus on two films: "The Manchurian Candidate" and "The Godfather Part 2," and how they relate to the Kennedy Era. This lecture series will continue until the end of March
Miles Nadal JCC (750 Spadina Avenue) 7PM $12 ($6 students)

Tonight at the Gladstone, a screening of J.J. Murphy's 1974 experimental film, "Print Generation." This film follows the process of abstraction that occurs when a one minute film degrades from being "re-photographed" many times over. A comment on fading memory? The imperfections of the real world? Hard to say, but I'm sure some good theories will be bandied about this evening. The launch of issue number 44 of Public will also be a part of this event.
Gladstone Hotel (1214 Queen Street West) 6PM

MUSIC | Shoeless Mondays at The 'Shoe
It's a Monday night, and that means great music, but with no cover! Shoeless Mondays delivers consistently strong lineups of up and coming local acts that should be on your radar, so to speak. Tonight, Live On Brighton will start things off. They are originally from out West, and moved to TO back in September. Nicole Aub, has the coveted 'middle slot', and Darker Still from Orillia close things off. Support indie music!
Horseshoe Tavern (370 Queen Street West) 9PM

BOOKS & LIT | Poetry Reading with Lillian Necakov and Jim Smith
Libraries are such a great resource! Not only do they have have so many books and other media to peruse and borrow, but they hold special events, as well. If you are in the mood for a poetry reading at no cost, check out local poet Lillian Necakov, who will be reading from her book "Hooligans," and other works. Jim Smith, author of "Back Off Assasin!" will give a reading, as well.
Annette Street Public Library (145 Annette Street) 7PM


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