Craig Thompson appears on Thursday, September 22nd, 2011 at the Toronto Underground Cinema, 186 Spadina Avenue, Btwn Dundas & Queen
Doors Open at 6:30pm, Event starts at 7pm sharp
Admission: $10* or Free with Purchase of Habibi
Craig Thompson’s long-awaited, highly anticipated follow-up to BLANKETS is will make its debut on September 20th, and just 2 days later he’ll be in Toronto to celebrate!
Please join us in welcoming Craig Thompson to Toronto to launch HABIBI, a sprawling and epic love story that is sure to be one of the most-talked about books of 2011. Thompson will be giving a presentation from HABIBI that will take us behind the scenes of its gestation and creation, and he will then be interviewed on stage, with a moderated Q&A and a signing to follow. This will all take place at The Toronto Underground Theatre, an exciting indy theatre and event space on Spadina between Dundas and Queen.
Admission to this event will be $10, or free with the purchase of Habibi at the event or in advance of the event at The Beguiling Books & Art. Those purchasing the $10 Admission will be given a $10 gift certificate for The Beguiling, good until September 23rd 2012. Tickets for the event and pre-sales of HABIBI will both go on sale Tuesday, August 16th, at 11am, in-store only. We will be selling HABIBI for $30 Canadian.
The Beguiling is proud to team with Random House Canada to present this event.
Sprawling across an epic landscape of deserts, harems, and modern industrial clutter, Habibi tells the tale of Dodola and Zam, refugee child slaves bound to each other by chance, by circumstance, and by the love that grows between them. We follow them as their lives unfold together and apart; as they struggle to make a place for themselves in a world (not unlike our own) fueled by fear, lust, and greed; and as they discover the extraordinary depth—and frailty—of their connection.
At once contemporary and timeless, Habibi gives us a love story of astounding resonance: a parable about our relationship to the natural world, the cultural divide between the first and third worlds, the common heritage of Christianity and Islam, and, most potently, the magic of storytelling.
Adam West appears at Toronto Underground Cinema With a Screening of the 1966 Batman Movie on Friday August 27th, 2010 at 8PM.
Toronto Underground Cinema
186 Spadina Ave, Toronto, ON
Tickets $20 Advance, $25 Door
Batman on the big screen, Adam West in front of it, and bat-tastic prizes will be given out! Doors open at 7, the film starts at 8, the Q & A will follow the movie.
Edgar Wright returns to Toronto for another run at his fabulous THE WRIGHT STUFF screening series, now at its new home Toronto Underground Cinema! The first run was a blast and we expect this to be just as exciting! Quite a few Beguiling staffers will be out to check out the films, and who knows WHO else will be at these screenings!
Screenings start at 7PM
Tickets $8, Double Bill $14
Friday August 6th: 7pm: Shaun of The Dead. 9:30pm: Hot Fuzz
Saturday August 7th: 7pm: Flash Gordon. 9:30pm: TBA
Sunday August 8th: 7pm: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. 9:30pm: TBA
The Beguiling is super-pleased to be supporting this event! We’ll be working with Toronto Underground Cinema to give away awesome prize-packs at every screening, and The Beguiling will be set-up on site with all kinds of cool comics and merch!
For more info check out http://www.torontoundergroundcinema.com.