The weekend is here! Friday has arrived in all its magical glory. Here’s what’s happening today on the Scene for Friday, September 28, 2012.
Fans of humour will find a real treat at Bloor Hot Docs Cinema tonight. The Bloor has two comedic documentaries presented by JFL 42. Sarah Silverman: Jesus is Magic plays at 9:30 pm, and the screening is hosted by Canadian comedian Mark Little. The Aristocrats, a film about a malleable dirty joke, plays at 11:30 pm and features some of the top comedians out there.
Beauty is Embarrassing also screens at The Bloor, with showtimes at 4:00 pm and 6:30 pm. The subject of the documentary is Wayne White, an artist and co-creator of Pee-Wee’s Playhouse, who will be in attendance for the 6:30 pm screening. Check out our review of this great film here.
Eddie the Sleepwalking Cannibal, a quirky indie about an artist inspired exclusively by gore, debuts at 9:30 pm tonight at the Royal and screens into next week as well. The Fox Theatre features To Rome With Love at 7:00 pm and The Bourne Legacy at 9:15 pm, while the Revue Cinema has To Rome With Love at 7:00 pm followed by Beasts of the Southern Wild at 9:15 pm.
TIFF Bell Lightbox continues its run of Beasts of the Southern Wild along with TIFF 2012 favourites Laurence Anyways, Tabu and Rebelle. Also featured at the theatre is Show Stopper: The Theatrical Life of Garth Drabinsky and The Queen of Versailles. Show Stopper profiles the life of Cineplex founder Garth Drabinsky, screening at 1:15 pm and 6:15 pm. The Queen of Versailles, showing at 4:30 pm and 8:30 pm is a documentary about a billionaire family in the process of building a gaudy dream home before being awoken by the cruel realities of the current economic crisis.
CineCycle presents a special event tonight at 9:30 pm. Making Connections: Untapping Emerging Talent in Toronto’s Special Needs Community is a great film night featuring four short films starring actors with special needs. Actors featured in the videos, and their directors, will be present for the screening. It’s free admission and will be followed by a Q&A.
As always, be sure to check our listings for more information and additional screenings. Have a great weekend!
Jordan Moffatt is a person living in Toronto. He is an improviser, actor, writer and graduate of the University of Ottawa. His favourite Indiana Jones film is Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. He was the third string point guard of his high school basketball team.
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