This weekend is probably your last of the summer to really soak in and enjoy. With Labour Day weekend, and TIFF right after, things are about to get hectic. So why not take today to enjoy some great movies? Here’s what’s happening today on the Scene for Saturday, August 25, 2012.
Select Cineplex theaters are showing Night at the Museum as part of their ongoing Family Favourites series. The film begins at 11:00 am, so you will get out just in time for lunch.
There’s been some new additions to the line-up at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema this weekend. If you’re into architecture, be sure to check out Coast Modern screening with Three Walls, at 1:00 pm. For a classic documentary, Hearts and Minds is a good choice at 3:30 pm. As extra incentive, you will receive a stamp card for the Essential Docs series and you will be on your way to a free movie. At 6:30 pm, it is the politically charged Hell and Back Again. At 9:00 pm, Darwin is continuing its run. If you’ve been loving the music documentaries this summer, you’re in luck because at 11:15 pm you can watch Rush — Beyond the Lighted Stage.
In a few week’s time, the TIFF Bell Lightbox will be wildly busy with TIFF buzz. For now, it is still a peaceful spot to see some great flicks. The almost over Summer in France series continues today at 1:00 pm with Van Gogh. As an accompaniment to this series, the Fathers and Daughters: The Films of Mia Hansen-LÃ¸ve sbegins this evening at 5:00 pm, with Goodbye First Love and an introduction by Mia Hansen-LÃ¸ve herself. And for your weekly testosterone, The Running Man plays tonight for another installment of Rise of the Beefcake Cinema series.
To continue their Saturday screenings, the cool Queen West hangout Camera is showing Before Sunset at 3:00 pm. This is a great date movie, if that’s what you’re looking for this afternoon.
Do you love short films? I know it is sometimes hard to find them on the big screen, but here is your chance. WILDsound’s Short Film Festival is happening tonight at the National Film Board. It begins at 7:00 pm, and you can reserve your free ticket by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Make it a family night and bring the kids to an outdoor screening of Up at the 519 Church St. Community Center. If you haven’t seen it, I urge you to do so. And if you have seen it, you know it is worth another watch.
Enjoy, film lovers. Between Buskerfest, Fan Expo, and the CNE, there is a lot happening in the city this weekend, but don’t forget to check back tomorrow for Sunday’s happenings on the Toronto film scene.
Image from Up.
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