Today on the Scene: screenings and film fun for Monday, November 19, 2012

Still from Leos Carax's Holy Motors

Man, it’s another Monday. How do they keep coming around so fast!? I guess I’ll just have to console myself with a movie. If you thought Mondays were supposed to be slow in the entertainment department, you’re wrong – there’s a ton of really interesting film stuff going on! Here’s what is happening today on the scene for Monday, November 19, 2012.

TIFF Bell Lightbox  continues to host  Samsara , Holy Motors , and the National Geographic documentary Chasing Ice , with multiple screenings throughout  the day. Also up today, at 6:30 pm, is a screening of V. Shantaram’s 1934 Amrit Manthan , part of TIFF’s Indian Expressionism retrospective that ends this Wednesday, November 21. And of course, TIFF’s exhibit Designing 007: Fifty Years of Bond Style is on, and will continue into January 2013.

At the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema, at 7:30 pm, it’s Outward Bound Canada’s Annual Lecture Series in Exploration, tonight featuring author Wade Davis, who will discuss his new book about the conquest of Mount Everest. Then, at 9:30 pm, it’s the winner of this year’s Best Canadian Feature at Hot Docs, The World Before Her (click on this link for a chance to win tickets to the November 21 screening).

The  Revue Cinema will be screening the premieres of the Toronto 48 Hour Film Project. Short films made by Torontonians in just two days. You get to vote on your favourites, and most of all, be impressed by the amazing films people come up with in such a short time. Screenings are at 7:00 and 9:00 pm on Monday and Tuesday.

The  Fox Theatre has Sarah Polley’s exceptional new autobiographical documentary Stories We Tell at 7:00 pm, and Paul Thomas Anderson’s new one starring Philip Seymour Hoffman and Joaquin Phoenix, The Master , at 9:15 pm.

The Royal is taken over by the European Union Film Festival, which runs until November 27. Up today are the Latvian film, The Hunt at 6:00 pm, and at 8:30 pm, it’s Brides , from Greece.

Projection Booth East continues screenings of Shut Up and Play the Hits , a concert chronicling the last concert of LCD Soundsystem at Madison Square Gardens at 7:30 and 9:00 pm.

Also today at 7:00 pm at the Miles Nadal JCC (750 Bloor Street W), the Toronto Jewish Film Society presents the latest in their Media Mondays series on the Social Cinema of Sidney Lumet, with a lecture from film critic Shlomo Schwartzberg and clips from some of Lumet’s classics: Bye Bye Braverman , The Pawnbroker , Daniel , A Stranger Among Us and The Dybbuk .

Image from Holy Motors.

Obsessed with watching movies as far back as she can remember, Pam loves film enough to have two university degrees in the subject. When not focused on a movie screen, she can usually be found reading, cooking, touring vineyards, or planning where to spend her vacation time.

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  • Reply November 19, 2012


    U of T's Cinema Studies Student Union (CINSSU) has also organized a very special treat for those who love Alfred Hitchcock. They're holding a free sneak preview fo the upcoming film, "Hitchcock" that will be prefaced by The Master's psycho-horror classic, "Psycho". Space is very limited, so if you'd like a ticket you'll need to stop by CINSSU's office (Room 107 at Innis College) anytime between 12PM and 4PM.

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