Happy September! Instead of lamenting over the long lost days of summer, go see a movie. To help you decide on one (or a couple) here’s what’s happening today on the Scene for September 1, 2012.
Cineplex’s Family Favourites series continues today at 11:00 am with The Ant Bully. This one flew under the radar when it was released, but I’ve always enjoyed it. Admission is only $2.50 so it’s definitely a budget-friendly way to spend the morning.
With TIFF less than a week away, the TIFF Bell Lightbox is a little chaotic, but don’t let that stop you from seeing some great movies. They have the usual offerings of Beasts of the Southern Wild, Compliance, First Position, and Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry. Continuing the Summer in France series is a rare 70 mm print of Playtime at 1:00 pm and ThÃ©rÃ¨se Desqueyroux at 5:00 pm. Did you miss Jaws last month? It’s playing again today at 3:00 pm and 8:00 pm. And if you’re in need of some macho inspiration, Rocky is tonight at 8:00 pm as part of the Rise of the Beefcake Cinema.
The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema isn’t taken over by TIFF yet so there are still documentaries to see today. At 1:00 pm, check out Rush – Beyond the Lighted Stage. For their Essential Docs series, Burden of Dreams is playing at 3:00 pm. See this if you are a Werner Herzog fan. At 6:30 pm, it is the emotional war documentary In My Mother’s Arms. If you saw and loved Jiro Dreams of Sushi, now it is time to see Sushi: The Global Catch at 9:30 pm. Ending the night at 11:00 pm, is the music documentary Dig!.
Today, at 3:00 pm, head down to 1028 Queen Street West to Camera Bar for a free screening of Almost Famous.That’s a pretty hard offer to pass up.
With the long weekend, it is a slower Saturday than usual, but there’s just enough to get you through if you’re stuck in the city like me. And if you’re still stuck tomorrow, make sure to check back for Sunday’s happenings on the Toronto film scene.