Last week saw the release of Gimme the Loot, the SXSW Grand Jury Prize winner by Adam Leon, which sees two graffiti artists seek revenge after their replica of the…
Now that most of us have eaten as much chocolate as we could stuff in our faces over the Easter long weekend, it’s time to cleanse our palates with some salty popcorn at one of the many offerings available this week at Toronto’s Rep Cinemas.
Bloor Hot Docs Cinema
Screenings of The Vanishing Spring Light and Mixed Martial Arts documentary Fightville run from Monday through Thursday. Opening on Friday, April 13 is the modelling exposÃ© Girl Model, and Happy People: A Year in The Taiga, the Herzog-narrated documentary about Siberia, both of which will enjoy a week long run at the Bloor. And this weekend, the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema brings back a couple of classics; on Saturday, April 14 at 3:30 pm there will be a screening of Canadian documentary director Alan King’s A Married Couple (1969), and on Sunday at 3:30 pm is the Coen Brothers’ darkly comic The Big Lebowski (1998). Check their website for all the details and showtimes.
Continuing this week at the Fox are The Descendants starring George Clooney, the recent Margaret Thatcher biopic The Iron Lady, Martin Scorsese’s Hugo, Cold War spy thriller Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Pina, and this year’s Oscar winner for Best Picture, The Artist. Starting this weekend is director Lasse Hallstrom’s new one Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, starring Emily Blunt and Ewan McGregor and the newly released 3D version of Star Wars: Episode 1 – The Phantom Menace. Check their website for all the details and showtimes.
The Projection Booth will have multiple screenings of Pink Ribbons Inc, Newlyweds, Battle Royale, Black Butterflies, and Webdultery from Monday through Thursday this week. Highly appropriate for Friday the 13 at 9:00 pm is Fangoria Fright Night with a screening of Monster Brawl, a darkly comic death match of all your favourite monsters. Cast and crew will be in attendance for a Q&A. On Saturday at 7:00 pm there’s another treat in store with a screening in honour of the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic; Projection Booth presents the 1943 German propaganda version of Titanic (no Kate Winslet or Leonardo DiCaprio here), with a special guest speaker to introduce the film and give the audience some historical context. 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 the new Genie winner Monsieur Lazhar, the recent Margaret Thatcher biopic The Iron Lady starring Meryl Streep, Cold War spy thriller Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, George Clooney in The Descendants, and Hugo from Martin Scorsese. There will also be screenings of the popular documentary Being Elmo: A puppeteer’s journey on April 10 through 12. Screening April 11 and 12 is In Darkness, one of this year’s Foreign Language Oscar nominees. And on Sunday, April 15 at 3:30 pm is the next installment of Book Revue with the excellent political thriller All the President’s Men (1976) about the scandal that took down President Nixon, starring Dustin Hoffman and Robert Redford. Check out the Revue website for all the details and showtimes.
The Royal will run screenings of Genie winner Monsieur Lazhar and We Need to Talk About Kevin from Monday through Wednesday. The 2012 Images Festival has its gala opening night on Thursday, April 12 at 6:45 pm featuring a screening of The Nine Muses. The Iranian drama A Separation, and the recent documentary adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s book Payback both begin a week-long run on Friday, April 13. There’s a late night showing of cult favourite The Room at 11:30 pm on Friday. And also screening Saturday at 7:00 pm is Superpowers, a film entirely written, produced and directed by high school students. Check out the Royal’s website for details and showtimes.
Original Artwork of the Royal Cinema by Bennett O’Brian.
This Week at the Rep Cinemas is published weekly, bringing you a snapshot of what’s going on at Toronto’s repertory cinemas.
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