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Radar: 2012 Bootleg Film Festival, Peter MacCallum's Yonge Street/Rue Du Faubourg Saint Denis, Happy, Happy, and Pete Smith's Blind Carbon Copy

FILM | 2012 Bootleg Film Festival
Yet another film festival is coming to Toronto. A traveling film festival now in its 4th year, the 2012 Bootleg Film Festival focuses on showcasing international indie films and this is its first year going abroad. With beginnings in the UK, things are done a bit differently at the Bootleg--films are screened in blocks of 6-8 with evening events like karaoke and stand-up comedy happening at the end of each day. The films are gritty, underground and non-conformist; only true cinephiles need apply. The festival runs from today until Saturday.
Tranzac Club (292 Brunswick Avenue) 4PM PWYC

PHOTOGRAPHY | Exhibition Opening: Peter MacCallum Yonge Street/Rue Du Faubourg Saint Denis
Streetscape photography is somewhat common on blogTO, which makes the exhibition opening for Peter MacCallum's Yonge Street/Rue Du Faubourg Saint Denis all the more appealing to us. The exhibit is a showcase of comparative photography of the streets of Toronto, focusing on the urban playground that is Yonge Street, and Paris' historical Rue Du Faubourg Saint Denis. The opening reception happens at The Eric Arthur Gallery tonight with the artist in attendance, and will remain on display until August 10th.
The Eric Arthur Gallery -- John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design (230 College Street) 6PM

THEATRE | In A Dark, Dark House
Drew has entered a psychiatric rehab facility and relies on his brother, Terry, to help him corroborate and work through his past as a sexually abused child. Together, the estranged brothers begin to figure out who their harsh father was and how weak their mother was in the face of a predator entering their home. Family dysfunction abounds in playwright and filmmaker Neil LeBute's In A Dark, Dark House. Opening at the Bathurst Street Theatre tonight, the play runs for four nights only.
Bathurst Street Theatre (736 Bathurst Street) 8PM $10

FILM | Happy, Happy
Housewife Kaja is bored with a husband who refuses to sleep with her, but attempts to remain positive and upbeat. When a successful, beautiful and seemingly perfect couple moves in next door, Kaja's world opens up, affecting everyone involved in it. Anne Sewitsky's Happy, Happy is the 2011 Sundance Film Festival winner of the World Cinema Grand Jury prize and this Norwegian drama with sweet comedic touches screens one night only. Tickets are available at the TIFF Bell Lightbox box office and will be sold at the Fox Theatre tonight before the screening.
Fox Theatre (2236 Queen Street East) 7PM $10

ART | Pete Smith: Blind Carbon Copy
Animation mixed with painting and installation, Blind Carbon Copy is an accumulation of artist Pete Smith's work over the last five years. Using 5000 frames of work, Smith has blurred and blended his paintings and animation, culminating in this exhibit. New shapes and images emerge as he experiments with taking digital image and transforming it into physical, tangible art. The artist will be in attendance at the exhibit's opening tonight.
p|m Gallery (1518 Dundas Street West) 6PM Free

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