Well, TIFF is almost over for another year. But there’s still two very full days of screenings on today and tomorrow. Here is what’s happening in film for Saturday, September 15, 2012.
From the Gala and Special Presentation programmes, today has a full slate of options. Argo, Ben Affleck’s new drama about the 1980 Iranian hostage crisis, screens at 3:00 pm at the Visa Screening Room (Elgin). Hannah Arendt is on at 7:30 pm at Cineplex Yonge & Dundas 6, a biopic about the famous political theorist. Director Noah Baumbach’s new film, Frances Ha, plays at 6:15 pm at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema. Also at the Bloor is Neil Jordan’s new vampire feature, Byzantium, on at 9:00 pm. And the hard-boiled thriller Outrage Beyond screens at 9:00 pm at TIFF Bell Lightbox 2.
For a little bit darker, edgier fare, check out some of the films from the Midnight Madness and Vanguard programmes this year. Today, Painless, a horror about dark deeds done during the Spanish Civil War, is on at 2:45 pm at Scotiabank 3. Michel Gondry’s new film, The We and the I, is screening at 3:00 pm at Scotiabank 1. Room 237, showing at 5:45 pm at Cineplex Yonge & Dundas 2, reveals a world of conspiracy theories about secret messages hidden in The Shining. It’s tough talking priests performing exorcisms in JT Petty’s Hellbenders at 9:15 pm at Scotiabank 2. And though the title tells you what happens in John Dies at the End, I’d love to see how that actually comes to be. You can find out at its midnight screening at Ryerson Theatre.
Other films of note include the much anticipated documentary, The Central Park Five, playing at 9:15 am at TIFF Bell Lightbox 1, a film from Ken Burns, Sarah Burns and David McMahon about five youths wrongly convicted of terrible crime. Also on is The Cremator, about a terminally ill undertaker, at 9:45 pm at Scotiabank 11. And Underground, a biopic about WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, starring Anthony LaPaglia, is on at 6:15 pm at Cineplex Yonge & Dundas 9.
In non-TIFF film happenings, keep looking out on your subway platform for the Toronto Urban Film Festival, on screens until September 17. And the CaribbeanTales 2012 Toronto Film Showcase ends today at Harbourfront.
This weekend is your last chance to see any of the TIFF Festival programming for 2012. Check back tomorrow to see what’s going on for Sunday.
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