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MUFF TO: Practical Magic

  • Carlton Cinema 20 Carlton Street Toronto, ON, M5B 2H5 Canada (map)

Pop-Up Shop + Photobooth: 8:00 PM
Film: 9:00 PM
Tickets: $10!!!!!!

Okay ladies, grab a broom and form a circle because we've got a witch to save! We love going scary and genre for Halloween as much as anyone else, but we thought it was high time we paid homage to one of the best witchy movies of all time, a movie that also gave us the gift of Nicole Kidman and Sandra Bullock playing sisters—swoon! Practical Magic is based on a book by Alice Hoffman and the fantastic Robin Swicord (Little Women, Matilda, The Jane Austen Book Club, Wakefield) co-wrote the screenplay. 

The witches in Practical Magic might be able to cast spells, but they have the same problems we do: love problems. An old family curse is to blame and no matter how hard they try, Sally and Gillian can't seem to avoid it. And it's not until they get over old wounds and come together as sisters do they discover the strongest magic of all: family. All together now: awwwww. Also did we mention there's a super hot Aidan Quinn in this movie? Plus Dianne Wiest is in it too so really, it's a win-win all around. Hold on to your husbands, girls! 

Our Mini MUFF selection for this month is the fantastically gory UNDRESS ME from writer/director Amelia Moses. It is a previous selection of Monster FestCelluloid Screams: Sheffield Horror Film FestivalFantasia International Film FestivalEtheria Film Night, and more!

As always, we will have lots to enjoy prior to the film: a photobooth with props, a witchy playlist, three incredible local vendors selling their wares, and even a tarot card reader! And be sure to show up on time because we will have a TON of amazing prizes to win!! 

Our pop-up shop will include:

Brandy with The Femme Fandom Fix

Paige with Frills & Morbidity

Lea with Lea’s Boutique

Lara with Fiendish Fancies

PLUS: Tarot Card Readings from Sonia!

A big thank you to our MUFF Friends & sponsors of this event: Imagine Cinemas CarltonThe BeguilingThe Candy BarCondom Shack, Lea’s Boutique, The Femme Fandom Fix, and Frills & Morbidity

This month’s poster designed by Mariel Ashlinn Kelly. Check her out here:


The MUFF Society (Monthly Underground Female Film Society) is a feminist screening series based in Toronto, (with prior pop-ups in New York City and San Francisco). We aim to champion women in film both on and off screen and we do this by programming films that have awesome female characters and/or have powerhouse female players behind the scenes: directors, writers, editors, producers etc. We are also an online community that aims to keeps the conversations about women in film flowing and supports and promotes other film events and initiatives which are focused on women in film.


Our awesome venue and home base, Carlton Cinemas, has a fully accessible entrance, snack area (very important), theatres, and toilets. If you have any additional accessibility concerns, please reach out to us in advance of a screening. MUFF is dedicated to creating a welcoming environment for all of our patrons and will do our best to accommodate. You can read more about Imagine Cinema’s Accessibility Plan here: