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Watch List: The Con Is On

If this month’s premiere of The Talented Mr. Rosenberg leaves you gasping at the audacious schemes of Toronto’s own Yorkville Swindler, delve deeper into the brazen world of conmen, grifters and frauds with Watch List: The Con Is On, a curated collection of the best flimflam films to ever hit the screen, including: Alfred Hitchcock’s classic 1973 docu-drama F for Fake; Quentin Tarantino’s homage to 70s blaxploitation, Jackie Brown; the uproariously funny heist flick A Fish Called Wanda; critically acclaimed comedic drama Six Degrees of Separation; and the tense psychological thriller The Talented Mr. Ripley, starring Matt Damon and Jude Law.
Series runs July 16 - 21

Saturday, July 16, 12:00 PM

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F for Fake

In F for Fake, a free-form sort-of documentary by Orson Welles, the legendary filmmaker (and self-described charlatan) gleefully reengages with the central preoccupation of his career: the tenuous lines between illusion and truth, art and lies. 
  • D: Orson Welles
  • France, Iran & West Germany
  • 1973
  • 89 min
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Saturday, July 16, 5:15 PM

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Jackie Brown

A flight attendant with a criminal past gets nabbed by the FBI for smuggling. Under pressure to become an informant against the drug dealer she works for, she must find a way to secure her future without getting killed.
  • D: Quentin Tarantino
  • USA
  • 1997
  • 154 min
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Sunday, July 17, 3:30 PM

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A Fish Called Wanda

In London, four very different people team up on a jewel heist, then try to double-cross one another for the loot, complicated by their efforts to fool a very proper barrister.
  • D: Charles Crichton
  • United Kingdom & USA
  • 1988
  • 108 min
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Tuesday, July 19, 7:00 PM

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Six Degrees of Separation

When compassionate Manhattan art dealers Ouisa (Stockard Channing) and Flan (Donald Sutherland) take in a young man (Will Smith) who has been stabbed in Central Park, their world turns amusingly upside down.
  • D: Fred Schepisi
  • USA
  • 1993
  • 112 min
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Thursday, July 21, 7:00 PM

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The Talented Mr. Ripley

In late 1950s New York, Tom Ripley, a young underachiever, is sent to Italy to retrieve Dickie Greenleaf, a rich and spoiled millionaire playboy. But when the errand fails, Ripley takes extreme measures.
  • D: Anthony Minghella
  • USA
  • 1999
  • 139 min
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