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New film fest combines cult classics & cheap date night

Posted by Johnny Larocque / May 31, 2013

Lost Episode Film FestivalFans of Star Trek, Twilight Zone, Batman, Astron-6, cult classics and international and award winning films don't want to miss this new film festival, Lost Episode Festival Toronto (LEFT), on this weekend at the Bloor Cinema.

To encourage everyone to check out the fest, LEFT is offering what they call "the cheapest date night in Toronto". What do they mean by that? For just $20 you and your "date" (no hand holding required) get passes to the festival, two tallboy cans of Mill Street beer, and 2 for 1 meals across the street at Pauper's Pub - all weekend long.

If that's not enough to entice you, LEFT also has the exclusive Canadian Premiere of Star Trek Continues, a continuation of the classic 1960's Star Trek series that has to been seen to be believed. LEFT is also screening the latest work from the masters of cult cinema Astron-6, and new fan films satirizing Cult Classics & Pop Icons like: The Twilight Zone, Barman, Magnum P.I. and more. Plus hilarious fan made commercials and fake trailers pepper the screening in between short film features.

The festival also showcases local and international submissions from the 50 Hour Film Competition, where teams from all over the world (including Europe, Australia, and North America) had just 50 hours to write/edit/direct a short film. A mind boggling feat, with impressive results. An awards presentation celebrating local filmmakers will take place at the end of the June 2nd screening.

LOCATION: Bloor Hot Docs Cinema - 506 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON (19+ Licensed Event)
DATES: Saturday, June 1st @ 4pm & Sunday, June 2nd @ 4pm
COST: $10 / $5 for students with ID / $5 for anyone in costume / $10 2-for-1 "date night" tickets
TICKETS: Tickets available as of 3pm on the day of each screening at Bloor Hot Docs Cinema



Megan / May 31, 2013 at 10:42 am
Wow, the guy playing Scotty reminds me of James Doohan from the original Star Trek.
Johnny replying to a comment from Megan / May 31, 2013 at 10:45 am
Hey Megan, the actor playing "Scotty" in STAR TREK CONTINUES is Chris Doohan, son of James Doohan (the original "Scotty").

His legacy continues!
Johnny replying to a comment from Megan / May 31, 2013 at 10:47 am
Chris Doohan was also in both new Star Trek reboot films, and the original Star Trek: Motion Picture. Fun fact, he's from Toronto!
Nicole / May 31, 2013 at 10:53 am
I'll definitely be there with pals! Can't wait!
Sean M. / May 31, 2013 at 11:17 am
Lost Episode Fest Toronto replying to a comment from Sean M. / May 31, 2013 at 11:38 am
The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema is fully licensed!

We're lucky enough to be sponsored by MILL STREET BREWERY, and we'll be serving:
- Mill Street Organic (tall cans)
- Cobblestone Stout (tall cans - even better than Guinness!)
- Lemon Tea Beer (tall cans - light and refreshing!)
Heather Mills / May 31, 2013 at 12:58 pm
I LOVE the original Star Trek! Is this screening more than once?
Lost Episode Fest Toronto replying to a comment from Heather Mills / May 31, 2013 at 01:16 pm
STAR TREK CONTINUES is only screening Sat June 1 at 4pm. This is YOUR ONLY CHANCE to see it on the big screen, which is why we chose the historic 100 year old Bloor Cinema for the EXCLUSIVE Canadian Premiere!
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