It appears that in celebration of the middle of the week, the cinemas in Toronto are bringing you some genuinely fantastic programming. There’s two outdoor screenings to choose from, excellent run of engagement films, and three special presentations you won’t want to miss. Here’s what’s happening today on the Scene for Wednesday, August 22, 2012.
TIFF Bell Lightbox has lots on today for your viewing pleasure. Besides multiple screenings all day of Beasts of the Southern Wild, First Position, Compliance, and Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry, they’ve also got the latest edition of Packaged Goods, with The Art of the Edit, a show of the best in commercial editing at 7:00 pm. While you’re there, why not also check out the recently opened free exhibition, X-Men Master: Gordon Smith, open from noon until 5:00 pm.
Toronto’s indie cinemas are also bringing it. The Royal is having Woody Allen night with screenings of Midnight in Paris and To Rome with Love at 7:00 and 9:00 pm respectively. At 6:45 pm, the Revue will screen Eames: The Architect and the Painter, a documentary about the influential American husband and wife design team. And the Fox will screen Sarah Polley’s new drama Take This Waltz at 7:00 pm.
The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema has more than documentaries going on. Before they screen Bill W. at 7:00 pm (the story of the founder of Alcoholics Anonymous) and Searching for Sugar Man at 9:45 pm, they’ll have a special 5:00 pm show of A World of Shorts. This month’s programme is titled After School Special, for all the short films on adolescence you could ever want!
And if it’s an outdoor film screening you’re after, there’s one at 8:30 pm in David Pecaut Square tonight for TIFF in the Park, with the Preston Sturges romantic comedy classic, The Lady Eve (1941), starring Barbara Stanwyck and Henry Fonda. Or check out Harbourfront’s Free Flicks: Movies Under the Stars, for their showing of Moneyball at approximately 8:40 pm.
Image from Take This Waltz.
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