I’m not a big fan of the outdoors, which means I generally skip out on the long weekend cottage trips. This being one of those weekends, I find myself abandoned by my friends and in need of a good movie. I know I can’t be the only one left in the city this weekend, so if this sounds like you, this is what’s happening today on the Scene for Saturday, August 4, 2012.
It is midway through the summer, and I’m sure the kids are getting restless so why not take them to an 11:00 am screening of Follow That Bird as part of the Cineplex Family Classics series.
The Saturday screenings continue at the funky lounge and screening gallery Camera Bar with Mr. Hulot’s Holiday at 3:00 pm. If you can’t get to TIFF Bell Lightbox for their Summer in France screenings, this French comedy is the perfect alternative.
Speaking of TIFF Bell Lightbox, they have their usual film buff fare today. At 1:00 pm, you can catch Ten Canoes / Sioux Ghost Dance / Buffalo Dance as part of the First Peoples Cinema: 1500 Nations, One Tradition series. At 5:00 pm, the beautiful Le Feu follet is screening to continue the Summer in France series. And if you are in need of a little testosterone, the Rise of the Beefcake Cinema series continues with Demolition Man starting at 8:00 pm
In the Annex today? You may want to check out some of these films playing at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema. If you’re in the mood to relive your high school or college days, Led Zeppelin’s concert documentary The Song Remains the Same is screening at 12:30 pm as part of the Docs That Rock series. Just like last weekend, I am going to plug Grey Gardens at 3:30 pm. I went last weekend, and I may just need to see it again today. At 6:30 pm, the 2011 Hot Docs Audience Award recipient, KumarÃ© is having another go on the big screen. To end the night, you can watch the crowd-pleasing Shut Up and Play the Hits at 9:00 pm.
I know I need a break from patio season so I’m glad that Backyard Cinema at the 519 Church St. Community Center is back tonight with the charming Canadian film Touch of Pink at 9:00 pm.
So, if you aren’t relaxing by the lake today (and if you saw Jaws at TIFF Bell Lightbox recently, this is probably a good thing), get out and enjoy some great movies instead. Check back with us tomorrow for Sunday’s happening on the Toronto film scene.
Image from A Touch of Pink.
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