Opening Frames: Cinema and Transcendence

A Two-Day Conference on Film and Spirituality

April 3–4, 2017

TIFF Bell Lightbox, Green Room
350 King Street West, Toronto · map

Featuring cinematic legend Paul Schrader (Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, Affliction), speaking on the "Transcendental Style" in film

Other speakers include:


Monday, 1:00pm–4:00pm
Registration (1:00) and Panel Discussion (2:00–4:00) with David Peck (moderator), Hugh Gibson, Sherien Barsoum, Paul Johansen, and Mark Kingwell

Keynote Speaker 7:00pm
Paul Schrader (with Joe Kickasola)

Tuesday, 10:00am–4:00pm
Workshop 1: Catherine Wheatley (10:30–12:00)
Workshop 2: Mark Cauchi, John Caruana (1:00–2:25)
Workshop 3: Joe Kickasola (2:35–4:00)

Register ($65 for both days)
Registration for Paul Schrader's lecture only can be done at the TIFF page for the lecture. (Note that on the linked page you must float your cursor over the event date and click on that in order to be taken to TIFF's Ticketmaster page, where you can then purchase tickets for the Schrader lecture.)

Presented through a partnership between TIFF, The Institute for Christian Studies' Centre for Philosophy, Religion, and Social Ethics, Ryerson University, and Imago.