So many films, so little time. Ever feel like that? I look at the array of cinematic glory available in Toronto Rep Cinemas this week, and I know there aren’t enough hours in the day to see everything I want to see. Enjoy, Toronto!
Bloor Hot Docs Cinema
On Monday, March 26 is a replay of some of the Bloor’s Sunday programming; For the Love of Movies: The Story of American Film Criticism (2010) and Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone (2010). The new documentary Eames: The Architect and The Painter telling the story of American designers Charles and Ray Eames, and Tabloid , the latest from doco master Errol Morris will both screen from March 27 to 29.
There’s lots of special stuff on this weekend; The Guantanamo Trap , the award-winning new film from Canadian filmmaker Thomas Wallner begins a week-long theatrical run at the Bloor on March 30. Wallner, his producer Amit Breuer and writer Manfred Becker will be in attendance for March 30 and 31 showings. Also screening is The Disappearance of McKinley Nolan and director Henry Corra will be in the house on March 31 for a Q&A. And the afternoon of Saturday, March 31 features an Errol Morris classic, The Thin Blue Line (1988), a film that got a man off of Death Row in Texas. Check their website for all the details and showtimes.
Continuing this week at the Fox are Monsieur Lazhar , the recent winner of the Genie for Best Picture, The Descendants starring George Clooney, the 2012 Best Picture Oscar winner The Artist , Steve McQueen’s Shame , and Glenn Close in Albert Nobbs . Also returning this week is the 3D ballet documentary Pina , from director Wim Wenders. Check their website for all the details and showtimes.
The Projection Booth will have multiple screenings of Pink Ribbons Inc , Newlyweds , Battle Royale , and Black Butterflies from Monday through Thursday this week. As of the time this post, there was nothing scheduled for the weekend. Be sure to check back at their website soon to see what’s coming up.
Up this week at the Revue will be several screenings of Cold War thriller Tinker Tailor Solider Spy and the new Genie winner, Monsieur Lazhar . Beginning on Saturday, March 30 is the recent Margaret Thatcher biopic The Iron Lady starring Meryl Streep, and the new Iranian domestic drama, A Separation . The next Epicure’s Revue is on Thursday, March 29 at 6:30 pm with a screening of A Matter of Taste: Serving up Paul Liebrandt profiling the celebrated New York chef. And as part of the Toronto Silent Film Festival, the Revue will be screening Blood and Sand (1922) starring Rudolph Valentino at 4:00 pm on Saturday, March 31. Check out the Revue website for all the details and showtimes.
The Royal will run screenings of Canadian filmmaker Michael Dowse’s hilarious new hockey movie Goon on Tuesday, March 27. And then, the rest of the week will be taken up by screenings from the Canadian Film Fest, making its first return to the city since 2008. The festival runs from March 28 to 30, and will open with Thom Fitzgerald’s new film Cloudburst at 8:00 pm. You can see the entire schedule at the Canadian Film Fest website or check out the Royal’s website for details and showtimes.
Toronto Underground Cinema
This week at the Underground, on Friday, March 30 at 8:00 pm is a screening of Warren Ellis: Captured Ghost (2011), the new documentary from Patrick Meaney. The film profiles the prolific writer of novels, television and comics, and Ellis gives his most extensive interview ever. He wrote the graphic novel Reds , which was recently adapted into the film of the same name starring Helen Mirren and Bruce Willis. Also on that same night is an 11:45 pm screening of cult favourite Rocky Horror Picture Show . Check their website for all the details and showtimes.
Original Artwork of the Projection Booth by Bennett O’Brian.
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