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Sunday is the international day for sleeping in. But don’t do it. Go out and see some movies instead. Here is what’s happening today on the Scene for Sunday, October 21, 2012.
Why not start the day at TIFF Bell Lightbox? They’ve got Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel, Keep the Lights On, Samsara, and Dial M for Murder. Today is also the last day of the ImagineNATIVE Film Festival. The closing events begin 6:00 pm tonight with The Lesser Blessed.
The Toronto After Dark Film Festival takes over the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema all day today for all you weirdos out there (myself included). At 1:00 pm, we have the Toronto premiere of Doomsday Book. At 3:44 pm, it is Lloyd the Conquerer. Jean Claude Van Damme’s latest action flick, Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning is at 6:45 pm. And for a dark fantasy thriller, After finishes the night at 9:45 pm.
Of course Toronto is known for its well known festivals, but there are dozens that you don’t hear about often. Taking place at the Regent Theatre this weekend is the Pomegranate Film Festival, focusing on Armenian film and Armenian inspired films. There is scheduling all day, but the closing film tonight is appropriately Lost and Found in Armenia at 9:15 pm.
It is a full day at the Fox Theatre. Brave begins at 2:00 pm, followed by Robot & Frank at 4:15 pm. The Intouchables is at 7:00 pm, and The Bourne Legacy at 9:15 pm.
Brazil takes over the Royal Cinema with the Brazil Film Festival. Red Light Bandit kicks the day off at 2:00 pm. At 3:50 pm, Dirty Hearts takes center stage. Closing the festival at 6:00 pm is Rio Disco 70. Okay, so I am not even going to try to hide my excitement over the 9:15 pm screening. Harold and Maude, ladies and gentlemen. Best movie ever.
As if the Revue Cinema wasn’t awesome enough, they are playing classic films over the next few weeks in celebration of their 100th birthday. It is one eclectic day of programming, might I add. At 2:00 pm, it is the forever lovely Wizard of Oz. At 4:15 pm, Silent Sundays presents Jekyll & Hyde. If you need a Bogey fix, Casablanca begins at 7:00 pm. And to really end your weekend with a confusing bang, 2001: A Space Odyssey screens at 9:15 pm.
Playing at select Cineplex theaters today as part of the Classic Film series is the much anticipated Dracula/Frankenstein double feature. You can go at 12:45 pm, 4:15 pm, or 7:45 pm so there is no reason to miss this.
As we head into the next week, I hope everyone had a restful weekend. And if you still haven’t decided on a Halloween costume, maybe you can find inspiration at the movies. Check back with us tomorrow for Monday’s happenings on the Toronto film scene.
Image From: Casablanca
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