Is the smell of turkey wafting through your house driving you nuts? Well, get used to it, because as we approach the holiday season, turkey is going to be your middle name. The only way to escape for a few hours is to go see a movie. Here is what’s happening today on the Scene for Sunday, October 7, 2012.
At the TIFF Bell Lightbox, you still have a chance to see the visually stunning Beasts of the Southern Wild. For even more eye candy, go see the documentary Samsara. There is always a lot of Hitchcock to go around at this time of year, but the stakes have been raised with a new print of Dial M for Murder in 3-D. And if you haven’t seen it yet, Queen of Versailles is continuing its run today.
There’s really something for everyone today at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema. Or if you’re like me, you’ll just want to spend the day there and see it all. Beginning at 1:00 pm, the documentary Requiem for Detroit? starts the day off right. I should tell you that this is part of the Essential Docs series so you’ll get a little stamp on your Essential Docs punch card for seeing this one! One step closer to a free movie! The edutainment continues at 3:30 pm with the 5th and 6th episodes of The Story of Film: An Odyssey. At 6:30 pm, check out Detropia. And to get you into the Thanksgiving spirit with some comedy, Planes, Trains, and Automobiles is screening at 9:00 pm.
In the October tradition mentioned earlier (SO MUCH HITCHCOCK!), Psycho is screening at Yonge and Dundas Cineplex today at 2:00 pm, 4:30 pm, and 7:00 pm. Whenever Psycho is playing on the big screen, I always make time to go see it. And you should too. There’s really nothing else like it.
If your Thanksgiving dinner isn’t until tomorrow, enjoy the peace before the family frenzy. If your Thanksgiving dinner is today, just hide in your closet with Netflix. No one will notice.
Happy Thanksgiving, film friends! Make sure to wake up from your turkey-induced coma tomorrow for Monday’s happenings on the Toronto film scene.