Today on the Scene: screenings and film fun for Saturday, November 24. 2012

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Saturday!!!!!! Now that that’s out of my system, here is what’s happening today on the scene for Saturday, November 24, 2012.

At the  TIFF Bell Lightbox  today, there are the usual run of engagement flicks:   Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel,   Chasing Ice,   Holy Motors, Samsara,   and   Inch’Allah.   The Bond continues today with   GoldenEye   at 12:00 pm.  Continuing with the horror films as part of the  Birth of a Villain series,   Child’s Play   begins at 10:00 pm. To see the lost films of Nicolás Pereda, go by at 3:15 pm and 7:00 pm for   All Things Were Now Overtaken by Silence   and   Summer of Goliath.  

It is a busy day at  the  Bloor Hot Docs Cinema, starting at 4:00 pm with   Detropia.   At 7:00 pm, watch the over 80 crowd compete in table tennis in   Ping Pong.   Fruit Hunters   takes the screen at 9:00 pm. Ending the night at 11:30 pm is   The Upsetter: The Life and Music of Lee Scratch Perry.  

At the  Revue Cinema, you have another chance to see   ParaNorman,  Looper,   or   Stories We Tell.    At the  Fox Theatre, the first half of the day is for the young and the young at heart. At 10:00 am, it is Toons for Toddlers: The Best of Chuggington.   At 2:00 pm, you can relive your childhood with the 1980′s classic   E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial.   At 4:15 pm and 7:00 pm,   Arbitrage   continues its rep theater run. At 9:15 pm,   Seven Psychopaths   screens – and this is one I urge you to see if you haven’t already.

If you feel like heading to  Projection Booth East  (it’s far but worth it!), you can watch either   Irvine Welsh’s Ecstasy   or   Shut Up and Play the Hits.   Over at the    Royal Cinema,    The European Union Film Festival  continues with films from Malta, Italy, and Estonia.

At Innis Town Hall, it is the Canadian Labour International Film Festival from 2:30 pm to 8:30 pm, showcasing film all about working and working people.

The 3:00 pm screening at Camera Bar today is   Black White + Gray: A Portrait of Sam Wagstaff and Robert Mapplethorpe.  

At 7:00 pm, Pleasure Dome presents   Lacan Palestine   at Beit Zatoun House. There will be a post-screening discussion.

Today’s Cineplex Family Favourite is   The Flinstones,   playing at 11:00 am at select locations. As usual, the old movies are hanging at Yonge and Dundas Cineplex, with   Caddyshack   playing at 9:50 pm and   Lawrence of Arabia   playing at 1:00 pm and 5:25 pm.

If after everything’s said and done, you really just want to stay home tonight, make sure to watch Saturday Night at the Movies on TVO. Tonight, their double bill is   Frida   and   Persepolis.   I might even stay home for that.

Enjoy the first half of your weekend, movie buddies. Check back tomorrow for Sunday’s happenings on the Toronto film scene.


Danita loves musicals, Bette Midler, sandwiches, any Real Housewives franchise, great horror films, and The Golden Girls. She’s a bookworm, cinephile, and celebrity stalker. If she’s at home, she’s in her pajamas.

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