Starting this Saturday, and running for the next four weekends, are the new Fall Weekend Series at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema. Each week, they’ll feature screenings on a different theme. And if you want to see the entire series, you can save some money by purchasing a series pass – each weekend is only $22 ($19 for members).
This weekend, on Saturday, September 22, they’ll be serving up Films by Design, screening films selected for IIDEX Canada’s Toronto Design Week. At 1:30 pm, it’s the Wim Wenders gorgeous classic Wings of Desire. At 5:00 pm, Les Enfants du Paradis (1945), France’s answer to Gone with the Wind, is showing. And Joel and Ethan Coen’s dark comedy, A Serious Man, screens at 9:00 pm.
The weekend starting September 28, it’s the Headliners series, bringing you movies about the comedy giants. Friday, September 28 features Sarah Silverman: Jesus is Magic at 9:30 pm and The Aristocrats at 11:30 pm. The following day, September 29, it’s Eddie Murphy Raw at 11:45 pm. And on Sunday, September 30 at 1:00 pm, the Bloor features Jerry Seinfeld: Comedian.
Starting Friday, October 5, it’s a weekend of Revenge of the Bloor, bringing you ’80s and ’90s cult classics for your Thanksgiving holiday. First up on Friday is Little Shop of Horrors at 11:15 pm, starring Steve Martin and Rick Moranis. On Saturday, October 6 at 1:00 pm, it’s Innerspace, with Dennis Quaid, and Death Becomes Her at 11:30 pm, starring Meryl Streep and Bruce Willis. Lastly, Planes, Trains and Automobiles, also starring Steve Martin, screens on Sunday, October 7 at 9:00 pm.
And for you documentary fans, the weekend of October 13 and 14 will feature the Up Series, one of the most interesting and entertaining documentary series out there. A filmed social experiment that began in 1964, the filmmakers interviewed a bunch of 7 year olds from different socioeconomic and educational backgrounds in Britain, and then revisited them every seven years for follow up interviews. The films will be screened in chronological order starting with Seven Up and 7 Plus Seven Up at 12:45 pm on Saturday, October 13. The next two will screen the same day at 2:30 pm and 4:45 pm. And on Sunday, October 14 at 11:30 am, 2:00 pm and 5:00 pm, it’s the rest of the series – 35 Up, 42 Up and 49 Up.
When: Every weekend from September 22 to October 13, 2012
Where: Bloor Hot Docs Cinema, 506 Bloor Street West
More info: For additional details, visit their website.
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