Today on the Scene: screenings and film fun for Saturday, February 2, 2013

Groundhog Day

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.


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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