Be the first to see some of the year's most exciting new films! Formerly known as Reel Talk: Sneak Preview, Secret Movie Club showcases the best of independent cinema before it hits Toronto theatres, from highly anticipated festival favourites, to small-budget indies, to the year’s most buzzworthy art-house films.
Part of the fun is the surprise: titles are not announced ahead of time, and all screenings are previews of films not yet released. Each event offers thought-provoking post-film discussion led by a filmmaker, critic, or subject expert, and you are welcome to enjoy complimentary coffee, tea, and pastries before each screening.
This season's hosts are Kerri Craddock, TIFF’s Director of Festival Programming, and Norm Wilner, senior film writer for NOW Magazine. To give you an idea of what to expect: last season's lineup included Wonderstruck, Sweet Virginia, The Party, Finding Your Feet, Permission, Nostalgia, and Beirut.
The 2018-2019 season of Secret Movie Club takes place on the following Sundays at 10:30am:
Subscription renewals available as of May 2.
Subscriptions on sale to TIFF Members on May 16, and to the public on May 23.
Admittance restricted to persons 18 years of age or older unless otherwise stated. Proof of age by government-issued identification will be required prior to admission for persons who appear to be under the age of 21. Regardless of age, each attendee must have a ticket.
Tiered pricing for subscriptions is as follows:
Click here for a seating map!
*Please note: seats marked orange in Row F are reserved for patrons with accessibility needs.
Norm Wilner is the senior film writer for NOW Magazine, and the host of the podcast Someone Else's Movie. He lives in Little Italy with his wife and their terrible dog.
Kerri Craddock joined TIFF in 2007 and is the Director of Programming for the Toronto International Film Festival. Craddock selects films from Western Europe, Turkey and the USA, and programmes for the Gala and Special Presentations sections, as well as supporting the Platform section. She regularly represents the organization at the Sundance, Berlin and Cannes film festivals, serves on juries for feature and documentary films, and speaks on industry panels. She served the Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival features panel in 2012, and on the National Ballet of Canada’s Turnout Cabinet from 2011 to 2014.