Another busy day at the Toronto International Film Festival. Here is what’s happening in film for Tuesday, September 11, 2012.
Of TIFF’s Gala and Special Presentation programmes, there are several notable films on today. Roger Michell’s historical pic, Hyde Park on the Hudson starring Bill Murray and Laura Linney is on today at 12:30 pm at the Winter Garden Theatre. Ruba Nadda’s (director of the excellent Sabah and Cairo Time) new film Inescapable staring Joshua Jackson and Alexander Siddig is at TIFF this year, and it screens at Roy Thompson Hall tonight at 6:30 pm. Neil Jordan’s film Byzantium, about a couple of young vampires in an English seaside town, is on today at 11:00 am at the Visa Screening Room. At 3:45 pm at TIFF Bell Lightbox 1, The Sapphires screens, an Australian film about four Aboriginal girls in the late 1960s who form a singing group to entertain military troops in Vietnam.
TIFF’s Contemporary World Cinema is also well represented in today’s schedule. The Canadian film My Awkward Sexual Adventure from director Sean Garrity and starring Emily Hampshire, is on at 7:00 pm at Scotiabank 4. What Richard Did, screening at 5:45 pm in Cineplex Yonge & Dundas 8, is a film from Ireland about a young high school rugby champ trying to deal with a terrible mistake. Also from Ireland, Jump, a dark comic thriller about New Year’s Eve in Derry, screens at 8:15 pm at Cineplex Yonge & Dundas 6. And Crimes of Mike Reckett is on at 9:45 pm at Cineplex Yonge & Dundas 7, a police procedural drama about a failed real estate agent.
For a little bit edgier fare, look to the Vanguard and Midnight Madness programmes. The Canadian dark comedy about neighbourhood children whose summer games turn deadly, I Declare War, is on at 2:00 pm at Cineplex Yonge & Dundas 10. Peter Strickland’s psychological thriller Berberian Sound Studio screens at 2:45 pm at Cineplex Yonge & Dundas 3. And at the Ryerson Theatre, playing (appropriately) at midnight, it’s Aftershock, about some American tourists whose vacation becomes a nightmare when an earthquake hits their holiday town in Chile.
Also screening at 2:15 pm at Cineplex Yonge & Dundas 2, it’s Detroit Unleaded, the debut feature film from Rola Nashef, a coming-of-age story about a young Lebanese-American man. Burn It Up Djassa, a Ivory Coast-France co-production and director Lonesome Solo’s first feature film, is screening at Jackman Hall at 7:00 pm.
TIFF is also a great place to take in some of the short films made in this country, and there are two programmes on offer today. Short Cuts Canada Programme #3 screens at 12:15 pm at TIFF Bell Lightbox 4, and Short Cuts Canada Programme #4 is on in the same theatre at 6:30 pm.
And in other film happenings, the CaribbeanTales Toronto Film Showcase continues with a repeat screening of The Story of Lover’s Rock at 6:30 pm at Innis Town Hall (2 Sussex Ave). The Toronto Independent Film Festival, which runs until September 15, continues their screening schedule at Toronto Underground Cinema. And don’t forget to keep an eye out on subway platforms for the Toronto Urban Film Festival, on screens until September 17.
Come back here tomorrow for what’s happening in film on Wednesday.
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