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Remembering the Japanese earthquake and more...

Sneak Peek Party and Screening
Mar 10
Cinecycle

Besides announcing the opening night film of the annual Shinsedai Cinema Festival and generally celebrating Japan's spirit and creativity, there will be raffles held to raise money for The Niji-Iro Rainbow Cinema Support Project, which holds free screenings of Japanese and Hollywood movies, caters hot meals and organize social nights for those displaced by the Tohuku earthquake.

For more information, check out the Shinsedai Cinema Festival website.

Light Up Japan Film Series
Mar 13, Mar 18, Mar 20
Innis Town Hall

One year after the earthquake and tsunami in Northeast Japan, recovery work in the damaged areas is still making slow progress. In many areas, people are still living in temporary housing with no prospect of returning to their normal lives, and many must cope with daily uncertainty and anxiety. Around the world, The Japan Foundation will be showing documentary films that focus on people who stand up for the recovery of their hometowns, and feature films depicting not only natural disasters, but other hardships that people overcome through cooperation and perseverance.

For more information, check out the Japan Foundation Toronto website.

Spirited Away: The Films of Studio Ghibli
Mar 10 to Apr 13
TIFF Bell Lightbox

Discover (or re-discover) such classics as Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro and many others in this fifteen-film retrospective.

For more information, check out the TIFF Bell Lightbox website.

March Break: Can You See in the Dark
Mar 10 to Mar 18
NFB

Enlighten your children - and yourselves! - with a visit to a unique world where life is seen with all of your senses ... except your eyes.

For more information, check out the NFB website.

Sugarbush Maple Syrup Festival
Mar 3 to Apr 9
Kortright Conservation Centre/Bruce Mill's Conservation Centre

It's a sure sign of spring. Go out and tap into nature! Demonstrations, wagon rides, activities and of course pancakes and Maple Syrup. Check their special March Break and Easter activities.

For more information, check out the Sugarbush Maple Syrup Festival website.