Are you sick of looking at leaves, and everyone already complaining that it’s too cold? I am. While foliage is groovy, and the weather is fascinating, I’d much rather watch a movie. Here is what’s happening today on the scene for Saturday, October 13, 2012.
For once, you have a pretty straightforward decision to make at TIFF Bell Lightbox today, as there are only two films playing. The first is the heartbreaking drama Keep the Lights On. The second is Nobody Walks. With co-writer Lena Dunham being all the rage right now (deservedly so), you might want to check it out. As a special treat, director Ry Russo-Young will be introducing the film via Skype before the 6:45 pm screening.
It’s a super cool day at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema. At least I think it’s super cool. I went through a big documentary phase a few years ago, and the Up series is one of the most fascinating things I’ve ever come across. While the whole series is a huge commitment, it is totally worth it. You can catch the first three installments today at 12:45 pm, 2:30 pm, and 4:45 pm. For two Hot Docs festival favourites, Herman’s House screens at 7:30 pm and Detropia screens at 9:30 pm. And if all that isn’t enough for you, you can rock out to The White Stripes Under Great White Northern Lights at 11:30 pm.
The creative buzz continues over at the Royal Cinema today. See the final two 1K Wave films today. Sockeye begins at 7:00 pm and Liquid Handcuffs: the un-making of METHADONIA begins at 9:15 pm. Go and support local filmmakers!
Cineplex has the most ridiculous addition yet to their Family Favourites series this morning at 11:00 am. Space Jam. You heard me. Why not relive the time when it was still new and cool to mix cartoon and live action? And while you’re at it, you can feel doubly old because none of the kids in the theatre will even know who Michael Jordan is! As always, proceeds go to the Starlight Children’s Foundation.
Continuing with the “lost” theme at Camera Bar, the Argentinean film Lost Embrace screens today at 3:00 pm – for free!
Recycling is great, but why don’t you take another green step and check out the 13th annual Planet in Focus film festival? The festivities take over TIFF Bell Lightbox beginning at 10:00 am. With short and feature length films, our great Mother Earth is beautifully celebrated. For more information, visit their website here.
Between all of this and the awesome new theatrical releases this weekend (Argo, Seven Psychopaths, Antiviral), we are all going to be very, very busy. There will be even more tomorrow so check back for Sunday’s happenings on the Toronto film scene.
Image from: Nobody Walks
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