This Week in Rep Cinema: Goin' Down the Road, The Lady Eve, Midnight in Paris, The Running Man, Full Metal Jacket
This Week in Rep Cinema features second-run and classic film selections from cinemas such as the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema, The Fox, The Revue, The Royal, Toronto Underground Cinema, the Projection Booth, TIFF Bell Lightbox, and more.
This week marks an unfortunate chapter in the Toronto cinema history book, as we received word of a sad farewell from the Toronto Underground Cinema. Due to a struggle with building's condo board, the Underground crew will be departing from the cinema scene in mid-September. We will miss the little cinema-that-could and hope for their next cinema-to-be. Thanks Alex, Nigel, and Charlie.
TUESDAY AUGUST 21 / GOIN' DOWN THE ROAD / REVUE CINEMA / 7 PM
Cancon classic Goin' Down the Road gets some love at the Revue this week as part of a special edition of the Book Revue. The film about a pair of down-and-out twenty-somethings struggling to find something better in life than they've got, really resonated with audiences in the '70s, and is still relatable today. The film is preceded by a book launch at 5:30, which will be followed with a Q&A and the sequel, Down the Road Again, which will screen at 9:15 pm. Ticket prices vary.
WEDNESDAY AUGUST 22 / THE LADY EVE / TIFF IN THE PARK / 8:30 PM
Deception never looked this sweet. TIFF in the Park kicks it up a notch with a tale about a lady-wary heir, and the girl with the skill to lay her claim to him. Barbara Stanwyck plays Jean Harrington, a second-generation con artist with her eyes on Charles Pike, the heir to a beer fortune. During her romance with 'Hopsie,' Jean falls haphazardly in love with him, and her attempt to save him from her father's plan results in the couple being torn apart. Months later, she finds him again, and hatches a seemingly foolproof plan to win the confused boy back. The screening starts at dusk.
THURSDAY AUGUST 23 / MIDNIGHT IN PARIS / ROYAL CINEMA / 7PM
For long-time readers, the summer of 2011 featured the 'Midnight in Paris watch,' a sidebar where every week, I listed the rep cinemas still featuring Woody Allen's contemporary smash hit. The film had legs for miles, and was in cinemas for over half a year after release, but has since tapered away with Allen's newest so-so work To Rome With Love. But to my glee, Midnight in Paris is back this week at the Royal Cinema. Catch it again, or for the third and fourth time--you know who you are. Tickets can be purchased at the cinema.
SATURDAY AUGUST 25 / THE RUNNING MAN / TIFF BELL LIGHTBOX / 8PM
This week's installment in the Beefcake Cinema series is yet another game-show-to-the-death that shows recent wannabe incarnations such as Gamer how it's really done. Arnie suits up as an ex-cop who has been framed (of course) by a shady government for the purposes of getting rid of him once and for all. Despite the fact that it would probably be easier to poison him or something, they give him an arena and television-glued spectators to impress instead. Hunger Games, eat your heart out. Tickets are $12 and can be purchased at the cinema.
SUNDAY AUGUST 26 / FULL METAL JACKET / BLOOR HOT DOCS CINEMA / 3:45PM
Kubrick's surrealist saga about a group of Marines who go from a horrific boot camp to disillusionment in Vietnam plays this weekend at the Bloor Cinema. Screening as part of the Back to the Bloor series, and whether or not you've seen the film, it's become a massive piece of pop culture that is referenced in everything from DuckTales to Boogie Nights. Trivia time! After Full Metal Jacket, Kubrick didn't have a film for 12 years, until Eyes Wide Shut in 1999. Tickets are $11 and can be purchased at the cinema.
- Sans Soleil / La Jetée - TIFF Bell Lightbox - Tues Aug 21 - 6:30pm
- Eames: The Architect & The Painter - Revue Cinema - Wed Aug 22 - 6:45pm
- Rush--Beyond the Lighted Stage - Bloor Hot Docs Cinema - Sat Aug 25 - 11:15pm
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