Another week has come and gone, but there are still movies to be seen. I know there’s always a lot to choose from, so here’s a rundown of what’s happening today on the Scene for Sunday, August 12, 2012.
If you missed yesterday’s full line-up of music films at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema, you have a second chance today. At 1:00 pm, Metallica: Some Kind of Monster starts of the day with a loud bang. For a classic fix, Bugsy Malone is playing at 4:00 pm, which makes for a perfect double bill with Paul Williams Still Alive at 6:30 pm. To end your weekend on the right note (pun fully intended), Searching for Sugar Man is screening at 9:00 pm.
TIFF Bell Lightbox is calling my name with some goodies today. Another Douglas Sirk classic, Written on the Wind, hits the big screen at 1:00 pm as part of the Gentlemen Prefer Blondes series. This is a lesser known classic, but definitely one worth seeing. I’ve been loving the James Ivory: Elegant Pairings series, and today is no different. At 5:00 pm, watch The Europeans followed by The Age of Innocence at 7:30 pm for a literary day at the movies.
At the rep cinemas today, there is something for everyone. At the Fox, Jaws is playing at 4:00 pm and 9:15 pm. For a charming double bill, head to the Revue for the Canadian Take This Waltz at 4:00 pm, followed by one of my favourites of the year so far, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel at 6:45 pm.
Summer is soon coming to an end, so you should get in your outdoor screenings while you still can. As long as the weather cooperates, the Christie Pits Film Festival will be screening Rebel Without a Cause. Chosen by audience votes, this will be a great night under the stars. James Dean on the big screen? I’m there. It starts at 9:00 pm, but arrive earlier to ensure a prime spot.
Whether you see a music doc, rediscover a classic, or catch up on a new release, I hope it’s worth the price of admission. Until next weekend, film friends.
Image from Age of Innocence.
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