Cinema Politica: Bidder 70

Bidder #70, Tim DeChristopher. Photo courtesy of Cinema Politica.

Bidder #70, Tim DeChristopher. Photo courtesy of Cinema Politica.

  • Bloor Hot Docs Cinema (506 Bloor Street West)
  • 6:30 p.m.

Tim DeChristopher didn’t agree with the Utah Bureau of Land Management Oil and Gas lease auction in 2008. But instead of protesting it like everyone else, he simply walked inside and registered as Bidder #70. At the end of the day, he won, and subsequently protected 22,000 acres of land. Bidder 70, Cinema Politica’s first screening of the Fall, centers around DeChristopher’s ingenious act, his punishment, and the inspiration he provided to peaceful civil disobedience movements in the interest of climate justice.

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How to Kill a Vampire Book Launch and Trivia Night

  • Cadillac Lounge (1296 Queen St West)
  • 7 p.m.

Whether you’re a vampire expert, or whether you have some things to learn about bloodsucking fiends (hint: most of them don’t sparkle), you’ll want to check out this event. Liisa Ladouceur (author of Encyclopedia Gothica) is launching her new book How To Kill a Vampire: Fangs in Folklore, Film and Fiction in the most appropriate fashion—with a vampire trivia night! Come by yourself (if you dare), or gather a team of up to 4 people to compete for prizes and prestige. Books will be available to purchase during a brief reading and signing before the trivia battle, so arrive early to pick up a copy and get an edge on the competition (obviously).

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The Royal Ontario Museum Takes a Modern Approach to the Cradle of Civilization

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  • Royal Ontario Museum (100 Queens Park)
  • All day
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