Toronto continues to exhaust me with the wide array of silent/classic movie offerings. Really, it could be my full time job to see all these movies. (By the way, is anyone willing to provide a salary for this job? Just sayin’…)
Here’ s brief run down of the just some of the upcoming things I’m excited about.
TIFF kicked off a pretty bad ass Robert Bresson retrospective yesterday, but you can catch Pickpocket tonight at the TIFF Bell Lightbox at 7 pm. The series continues ’til March 8.
The Toronto Film Society marches on with two Fall/Winter Screening Series. The next installment of Film Buffs screens on February 12. Catch Chip Off the Old Block (1944) and The Pajama Game (1957) at Innis Town Hall at 2 pm.
To prime the V-day pump (ba dum dum), the fabulous pianist Robert Bruce will be providing accompaniement for 3 romantic silent Buster Keaton shorts, Neighbours (1921), The Balloonatic (1923) and Sherlock Jr. (1924), at Trinity-St.Paul’s United Church on February 13. Tix are available at the door or you can reserve at firstname.lastname@example.org or 905.777.9196.
The Toronto Film Society (the hardest working film society in the biz?) screens Roxie Hart (1942) and The Adventuress (I See a Dark Stranger) (1946) at the Carlton Cinema on February 20, 7:30 PM as part of the Oscar Oversights series.
The Revue Cinema dishes up the next installment of The Epicure’s Revue on February 23. Have you always, always, always wanted to drop into Rick’s Cafe Americain in Casablanca? Now you can!
Celebrate the Oscars by seeing the first Best Picture winner ever at the Revue Cinema’s Silent Sunday series. Wings will be screening on February 26 with Bill O’Meara on the keys.
I have the remarkable privilege of spending a great deal of my time just a hop away from the TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto. (Don’t worry Film Forum… you’ll always have my heart.) Just 3 bucks and a few streetcar stops brings me to one of the more remarkable film venues I’ve ever had the privilege of visiting. The physical space is stunning… not quite a movie palace of yore, but grand nonetheless. Of course, the real draw is the top notch programming. From debuts to special events and lectures, TIFF offers a wealth of movie going pleasures. So it was I found myself at the Bell Lightbox on a rainy Saturday morning for a lecture and screening event, Mary Pickford: From Actress to Icon. Read the rest of this entry