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 NicolÃ¡s 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.