The Québécois comedy Starbuck was inspired by a true story of a bull that fathered hundreds of thousands of offspring through artificial insemination. In the film, Patrick Huard’s middle-aged character is informed by his lawyer that he has fathered 533 children through sperm donation. Legal action is launched by more than 100 of the offspring to find out who their biological father is, but Huard’s character wants to keep his identity under wraps. The film is directed by Ken Scott and also stars Antoine Bertrand and Julie LeBreton. Roy Thomson Hall, Wednesday, 6:30 p.m.
What could be a standard home invasion gets more complicated when Kyle, played by Nicolas Cage, refuses to open the safe at his family home. The thriller Trespass begins with obvious domestic tensions between Kyle, his wife (Nicole Kidman) and daughter, which escalate throughout the invasion. Both Kidman and Cage have worked with director Joel Schumacher before, Kidman in Batman Forever and Cage in 8MM. Roy Thomson Hall, Wednesday, 9:30 p.m.
The installation series Plot Against Time is by David Rokeby, a Governor-General’s Award-winning new-media artist. The series has videos of flitting bugs, turbulent snowflakes, swooping gannets and more. The movements of figures and objects are tracked, creating streaks across the screen. The Drake Hotel, Until Sunday.
A segregated road system that confronts Palestinians living in the West Bank is made more unpredictable by turbulent politics. Road Movie is made up of short, stop-motion animation films, by Elle Flanders and Tamira Sawatzky, presented on six double-sided walls. Subjects include ambulance and taxi drivers, Israeli settlers and activists. The installation makes its world premiere in Toronto. 51 Wolseley St. (fifth floor), until Sunday.
After the premiere of Trespass, star Nicolas Cage and director Joel Schumacher will walk the red carpet and celebrate the film at an exclusive party. Soho Metropolitan Hotel, Wednesday, 11 p.m.
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