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Great news! Cinema is back at the AGO

January 17th, 2017

The world’s best film artists get the red carpet treatment with the debut of AGO Art + Cinema

Film buff? Art lover?  Love both? We’ve got just the thing! This winter marks the return of regular cinema programming to Jackman Hall, as the AGO presents a screening series dedicated to the best films and videos by and about artists. AGO Art + Cinema will feature insightful documentaries, biopics, artist films and videos, many accompanied by commentary from a variety of AGO curators and guest experts. A beloved space for AGO programming and the former home of TIFF’s popular Cinematheque program, Jackman Hall is the perfect theatre to discover new film favourites.

The series debuts with a selection of works co-presented with Toronto-based distribution company Films We Like. Launching the series on Jan. 18 is the Canadian theatrical premiere of Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures, Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato’s 2016 documentary on Robert Mapplethorpe, whose controversial photographs of the New York BDSM scene in the 1970s caused national debate.

Catch the trailer here:

AGO Art + Cinema screenings run from January to March, with premieres on Wednesday evenings and repeat performances happening Thursdays through Saturdays. For the full schedule, including screening times, special guests and tickets, visit AGO Art + Cinema. Did you know that AGO members get a discount? Find out how to join here.

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