It’s funny that we mentioned The Rocky Horror Picture Show in our introduction last week, because it’s showing tonight at 11:30 p.m. at the Bloor. It’s been a while, in our memory, since the last time it showed, which would imply that the fans in Toronto aren’t as rabid as elsewhere, but we’d still recommend that you don’t head along unless you’re very familiar with the film. Who knows what could happen.
Speaking of tediously obsessed fans leads us on to this week’s festivals, actually. The Fantasy Worldwide Film Festival starts next Tuesday including a screening of Done The Impossible: The Fans’ Tale Of Firefly And Serenity. We’d rather be forced to go to the cinema dressed in lingerie and fishnets than watch that, but to each his own, eh?
Festivals currently running include the Diaspora Film Festival and the Giggleshorts Film Festival, and there’s a free World AIDS Day screening at the Bloor tomorrow (starting at 1:45 p.m.), trusting some grotesque idiot doesn’t come along and spoil it.
This is a pretty Bloor heavy Film Friday, as this month’s Doc Soup screening also runs on Wednesday. A Table in Heaven is a portrait of New York restaurateur Sirio Maccioni and the three sons. To be honest, not even the reviews are making it entirely clear why that’s interesting, but the Doc Soup people know what they’re doing (we think) so it’s probably worth a shot.
If you’re wondering why we haven’t led with the “big” releases, it’s probably because they’re a terribly uninspiring lot. 100 Films and a Funeral, about the departed PolyGram Filmed Entertainment, is probably the most interesting. There’s also I’m Not There, but if Torontoist was on Jeopardy and the answer was “Todd Haynes, Bob Dylan, and Cate Blanchett,” our question would be, “Who are incredibly overrated?”
It’s nice to see Eye’s Adam Nayman calling out Cate Blanchett for “Oscar trolling,” though.
Also released this week: The Savages and The Life of Reilly.
And finally, The Brunswick Theatre is closing its doors for the final time tonight. If you appreciated the theatre at all, stop by at 7 p.m. for the final screening, the Toronto premiere of The Price of Sugar (pictured above), which looks at the plight of Haitian workers who are smuggled into the Dominican Republic to produce sugar.