Today on the Scene: screenings and film fun for Friday, October 26, 2012

Still image from "From Russia With Love"

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.

The  Fox Theatre  is screening Trouble with the Curve at 7:00 pm and Lawless at 9:15 pm.

The  Royal Cinema  is screening Unlucky  at 7:00 pm followed up by   In Their Skin  at 9:30 pm and The Room at 9:30 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.  

 


Brandy Dean is the owner of the digital marketing consultancy Pretty Clever Things and the editor, writer, and janitorial staff for the film blog Pretty Clever Films. She likes dogs, poutine, silent movies, and hockey, not necessarily in that order.

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