As the mega frankenstorm of the century churns toward the eastern part of North America, let’s pause to consider that seemingly professional, rational adults are using the term “frankenstorm” with a straight face. Then let’s try to thing of something clever to say about this frankenstorm and Halloween being only three days away, and then realize the lingering effects of Saturday night are preventing wittiness. Then let’s decide what movie to see, because really, people, it’s just some rain with a swirl of wind. Here’s what’s happening on today on the scene in Toronto.
The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema starts the day with a mini-Batman marathon with Batman Begins at 12:00 pm and The Dark Knight at 3:00 pm. Then we’ve got episodes 9 and 10 of Mark Cousin’s epic The Story of Film: An Odyssey at 6:30 pm and You’ve Been Trumped , a David and Goliath story chronicling Donald Trump’s attempt to turn Scotland into a golf course, at 9:15 pm.
The Revue Theatre has a full day of screenings starting at noon. You can catch Tourist , My Name is Ki , Lose to Win , In the Bedroom , and The Fourth Dimension .
Projection Booth East hosts the wonderful Beauty is Embarrassing starts at 1:00 pm and continues the second annual Python-athon with The Life of Brian at 2:30 pm and Monty Python and the Holy Grail at 9:00 pm. Projection Booth Metro also has Beauty is Embarrassing at 9:00 and Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present at 10:00 pm.
Image from Dial M for Murder.
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