You made it. It’s Friday. Between soaking up the awesome that is the weekend, go out and enjoy a movie or two. Here is what’s happening today on the Scene for Saturday, November 17, 2012.
At the TIFF Bell Lightbox today, there are the usual run of engagement flicks: Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel, Chasing Ice, Samsara, and Dial M For Murder are all continuing their run. The very cool Holy Motors starts this weekend and it promises to be an exciting movie experience. The films of Werner Shroeter continue to be a focus, with Deux at 7:00 pm. As part of the Indian Expressionism series, The Indian Tomb plays at 2:00 pm. Continuing with the horror films as part of the Birth of a Villain series, Halloween screens at 10:00 pm. When was the last time you saw that one on the big screen? Now is your chance!
It is a busy day at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema, starting at 1:30 pm with The World Before Her. For your Essential Docs fix, The Weather Underground screens at 3:45 pm. Music lovers will not want to miss the rest of the day here. At 6:15. I Am Not a Rock Star will take everyone by storm. Getting rave reviews from us and everyone else in the city, this is a must-see. Next up, for all you hippies, is The Tragically Hip’s Bobcaygeon at 9:30 pm. Closing the night at 11:00 pm is Color Me Obsessed: A Film About the Replacements.
At the Revue Cinema, you have another chance to see Brave, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, and The Master. All pretty good choices. At the Fox Theatre, you can see ParaNorman, The Master, and Stories We Tell.
If you feel like heading to Projection Booth East (it’s far but worth it!), they have made it easy with only one option: Shut Up and Play the Hits at 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm. Happening later tonight is Darryl’s Hard Liquor and Porn Film Festival. Don’t let the name throw you off – it is going to be a campy good time. Come by at 7:00 pm or 9:00 pm to watch comedy short films all about sex.
The festivals keep coming with The European Union Film Festival hitting the Royal Cinema all day and night. Over at the Carlton Cinemas, the Reel Awareness Film Festival brings important human rights documentaries to Toronto audiences.
There’s some movie coolness happening at the AGO today – the films of Warren Sonbert are being screened at 3:00 pm, 6:30 pm, and 8:00 pm. Inspired by Sirk and Hitchcock, his films capture New York and San Francisco in beautiful ways.
For a free screening, head west to Camera Bar. At 3:00 pm, you can catch Alice Neel Documentary.
One of my favourites as a kid, Beethoven, plays at select Cineplex theaters today at 11:00 am as part of the Family Favourites series. I kind of want to go relive my childhood.
Speaking of childhood favourites, Jurassic Park is still pleasing audiences at Yonge and Dundas Cineplex today. Also at Yonge and Dundas is Lawrence of Arabia. For another throwback, Scotiabank Cineplex has Jerry Maguire at 2:00 pm.
It’s good to be a film lover today. Check back tomorrow for Sunday’s happenings on the Toronto film scene.