It’s good to be back. Last weekend we had some technical problems, but everything seems to be running smoothly again and we are ready to watch movies. Here is what’s happening today on the Scene for Saturday, February 2, 2013.
Head over to the TIFF Bell Lightbox for their run of engagement films: On the Road, The Master, Amour, and Sound City. It’s easy enough to check off the feature length Oscar films, but what about the short ones? See some amazing work with the Oscar Shorts programs. The live action short films can be seen at 4:30 pm and 9:00 pm, while the animated short films can be seen at 12:00 pm, 2:15 pm, and 6:45 pm. February is of course Black History Month, and TIFF is celebrating in the only way they know how: through cinema. To kick start the L.A. Rebellion: Creating a New Black Cinema series, Killer of Sheep will screen at 1:00 pm with an introduction from Cameron Bailey. Continuing with the series is Bush Mama with Daydream Therapy beginning at 4:15 pm. As part of the Japanese Divas series, Tokyo Story screens at 7:00 pm, and as part of the Tokyo Drifters series, Retaliation beings at 10:00 pm.
Yippee! A new month of documentaries at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema! 56 Up returns at 12:30 pm and 8:45 pm. It wouldn’t be Groundhog Day without watching Groundhog Day so grab a ticket for the 3:45 pm screening of the Bill Murray classic. And at 6:30 pm, watch The Last White Knight. Our managing editor, Kristal, deems it an essential opening weekend watch.
At the Revue Cinema, take the kids to see Wreck It Ralph at 2:00 pm. If you don’t have kids, you can reaffirm why not with Judd Apatow’s This is 40 at 4:15 pm and 9:15 pm. Or, A Late Quartet plays at 7:00 pm. The Fox Theatre has Les Miserables at 1:00 pm and 6:30 pm, or This is 40 at 4:00 pm and 9:30 pm. Both good choices if you’re asking me. At the Royal Cinema, Krivina has extened its run so check it out tonight at 7:00 pm, followed by Anna Karenina at 9:00 pm.
Over at Camera Bar, there’s a free screening at 3:00 pm of Farewell My Concubine.
For a family friendly screening this morning, check out Racing Stripes at 11:00 am at select Cineplex Theaters. At Cineplex Yonge and Dundas, you can watch Groundhog Day with screening times throughout the day. And at the Scotiabank Theater, the Great Digital Film Festival is in full swing. The Fifth Element begins at 11:40 am, while Indiana Jones takes over at 2:10 pm for most of the day with all of his sequels. For some midnight madness, Cockneys vs Zombies begins at 11:59 pm.
Enjoy your Saturday, movie buddies. Check back tomorrow for Sunday’s happenings on the Toronto film scene.
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