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.
Mark your calendars and shift your brunch schedule, because Silent Sundays at the Revue Cinema returns tomorrow on January, 15. At bat is La Boheme, directed by King Vidor and starring the amazing Lilian Gish and John Gilbert. Pianist William O’Meara will be providing accompaniment. If that doesn’t get you off the couch on a Sunday afternoon, what will?
La Boheme has long been on Pretty Clever Film Gal’s must-see list, but it can be a tricky one to get your eyeballs, so I’ve never actually seen. Can’t wait though!
The Revue Cinema in Toronto is screening The Cat and the Canary today at 4pm as part of it’s “Silent Sundays” series. Pretty Clever Film Gal is pretty excited to see this one because she’s never had the opportunity to see it before! And did I mention… there’s live musical accompaniment, provided by Laura Silberberg?
If you’re in town, be sure to check it out! In the meantime, brush up on your Cat and the Canary reading.