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This Week in Film: January 3rd 2007


During these cold January nights, it's not uncommon to find movie-goers enjoying films at home rather than in a theater, but for those craving the comforts of home as well as cinema popcorn, the Trash Palace might be just the ticket.

This Friday January 4th is the last night of their Cycle Two program and they're going out with a bang! The screening will be a 16mm print of The Plague, a film which was shot in Toronto in 1977 and released the following year. The writer/producer Barry Pearson will be in attendance for a Q&A after the film and will be bringing some special guests. Tickets are $5 at the 619 Queen Street West location of Suspect Video but you won't know the address of the Trash Palace until you purchase your ticket. Screenings have sold out in the past, so I would get to Suspect as soon as possible.

But if this isn't your thing, there are other screenings this week that may pique your interest...

The Bloor cinema is screening the dark comedy Harold and Maude on January 5th and 6th, but their big draw is this months Hot Doc's Doc Soup screening. The film is For the Bible Tells Me So, a documentary concerning religious homophobia. The film has been receiving buzz due to the fact that it has been shortlisted for the 80th Academy Awards for Best Documentary Feature. The two screenings of this film will be on Wednesday January 9th, at 6:30 and at 9:15. The screening at 9:15 is free for students, but you should line up early. To purchase Doc Soup tickets in advance, visit the Hot Docs website.

On a slightly alternative note, Saturday January 8th at 1pm is when several Cineplex locations will be screening the encore presentation of the Metropolitan Opera's performance of Romeo and Juliette. For those who missed the live presentation in December, or who lack the opportunity or monetary funds to have seen it in New York, this may be just the ticket.

Photo courtesy of Firstline Features.


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