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In celebration of its 35th anniversary, the Toronto International Film Festival gives back to film lovers with the TIFF For Free programme, a series of free public film screenings showcasing programming gems from Festivals past.

How to get a free ticket: Please join the free screening designated lineup and tickets will be handed out on a first come first served basis to the lineup two hours before screening start time.

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American Beauty

Sam Mendes


Hilariously macabre, this is a tale of suburban angst taken to extremes. Lester (Kevin Spacey) is a sexually frustrated forty-something who quits his job in favour of full-time self-indulgence. His neurotic wife pursues various i...

Away from Her

Sarah Polley


When Fiona’s (Julie Christie) memory starts to deteriorate, her husband Grant (Gordon Pinsent) must move her to a rest home. Distressed by the intimate relationship she strikes up with fellow patient, Aubrey (Michael Murphy), Gra...

The Big Chill

Lawrence Kasdan


When a group of friends reunite for the funeral of a friend who has committed suicide, they realize how much they’ve changed since the idealism of their youth. Each has a deep need to re-establish intimacies they once shared in t...


Paul Haggis


Crash is a deeply felt meditation on redemption in the wake of tragedy. As beautiful as it is provocative, this powerful epic won accolades for director Paul Haggis and its ensemble cast. Rife with moments of intolerance, Crash i...


Richard Benner


The Princess Bride

Rob Reiner


Follow Buttercup and Wesley (Robin Wright and Cary Elwes) as they do battle with pirates, sea monsters and an evil prince with the help of a rag tag crew: a flamboyant Spaniard (Mandy Patinkin), his slow-witted friend (Andre the ...


Bruce McDonald



Deepa Mehta


Delving into Indian society of the thirties, Water is a remarkably inspirational film about Chuyia (Sarala), a girl who struggles against the powerful religious customs that turn her into a prisoner without a future. Her refusal ...

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