The new TIFF Bell Lightbox is up and running, and chock full of cinephile activities. The spirit of the festival feels alive all year long, thanks to screenings of fantastic films from all over the spectrum. So, what’s there to see? We’re most excited about Exclusive Engagements, week-long screenings for $12 ($9.50 for students.)

The list of films on offer couldn’t be any better. Bruce McDonald’s fantastic new film set in Toronto’s underground music scene, Trigger, screens the week of September 30th, along with a new print of SDTC staff favourite A bout de Souffle (Breathless), Jean Luc Godard’s 1960 film that is #18 on TIFF’s list of Essential 100 Films. Jean Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child, screens the week of October 7th. A documentary about the famous 1970s and 80s New York artist, this film is an intimate portrait of a fascinating man made by one of his close friends. Also screening the week of October 7th is Howl, the biopic of Allen Ginsberg starring James Franco that we could not be more excited for, and The Godfather. You could fill your entire social calendar with screenings.

Check out these, and more, including concerts and exclusive speaking engagements, at the TIFF Bell Lightbox website.

Begins Sept. 30th: Trigger, A bout de Souffle
Begins Oct. 7th: Jean Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child, Howl, The Godfather
Begins Oct. 14th:

You can pick up tickets at the TIFF Bell Lightbox box office, 350 King St. W.