Thursday has it pretty rough as a day, at least until the societal birth of dollar beer and electro-house music. Now everyone (who counts) loves Thursday! So here is what’s happening today on the scene for Thursday October 4, 2012. You have a problem with that?!
Renowned Bollywood star Naseeruddin Shah will be at TIFF Bell Lightbox for today’s installment of In Coversation With… at 6:30pm. Shah has been in Toronto for Why Not There productions of Dear Liar and Ismat Apa Ke Naam, the latter of which closes its run at the Regent Arts and Culture Centre on October 7th. Shah will speak on his decades long career in Indian indie and mainstream film, as well as his international work. Afterwards he will be joined by director Richie Mehta for a screening of their Canadian project Amal at 8:30pm.
Bloor Hot Docs Cinema will be showing round two of yesterday’s Doc Soup selection, The Source at 6:45pm. The film, in case you missed yesterday’s post (what the hell, dude?) the film follows the The Source Family from the late 1960s – early 1970s, known for their new wave natural health utopia in the Hollywood Hills. Tonight also shows us how the nature of time as a fleeting sentient being, as it’s your second last chance (amendment: this week!) to catch the Walter White documentary Beauty is Embarrassing at 9:30pm. A heartfelt and often hilarious doc on the former puppet master of Pee Wee’s Playhouse and his rise to the spotlight with his counterculture folk art.
Now we look to the indie cinemas to see what’s going on. Over at Projection Booth East we have Kumare, the true story of a false prophet screening at 4:30pm. Revue Cinema keeps it light with Woody Allen’s latest To Rome with Love night at 7:00pm followed by Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom tonight at 9:15pm.
And there we have Thursday, the day that pretends tomorrow is but another weekend before we awaken, having to phone it in at work while regretting multiple decisions from the night prior (electro-house… really?) But whilst we have to face yet another work day tomorrow, you must remember to use that time your employers pay you for to come back here, and check out what’s happening on the Scene.
Image from Amal.