Drum roll please… in this humble film goer’s on-going countdown to Friday, the main attraction has arrived! Friday night, especially the Friday night before Halloween, is the finest night for seeing a movie there ever was. Fortunately we are all denizens of the city of Toronto, which offers up more movies that you can shake a stick at. Here’s what’s happening today on the scene.
The TIFF Bell Lightbox continues to host Keep the Lights On, Samsara, and Dial M for Murder, and Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel. More importantly, today marks the launch of Designing 007: 50 Years of Bond Style and a retrospective screening of From Russia with Love .
The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema wraps up the final day of the Toronto After Dark Film Festival, but also sneaks in a 4:00 pm showing of You’ve Been Trumped , a David and Goliath story chronicling Donald Trump’s attempt to turn Scotland into a golf course. And then, the Toronto Shadow Cast returns to the Bloor with The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
The Revue Theatre is screening The Suicide Room at 7:00 pm and and Crulic: Path to the Beyond at 9:00 pm.
Projection Booth East hosts the wonderful Beauty is Embarrassing starts at 3:00 pm. Then hosts the second annual Python-athon with The Life of Brian at 6:00 pm and Monty Python and the Holy Grail at 7:30 pm. Stick around and catch the Serbian Film Series at 9:00. Projection Booth Metro also has Beauty is Embarrassing at 9:30 and Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present at 10:30 pm.
And if you want to catch some horror from Hong Kong, Korea, and Japan hit the University of Toronto’s Cinema Studies Student Union for Three… Extremes with screenings of Dumplings, Cut , and Box. For additional details, visit the CINSSU website.
Image from From Russia with Love.
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