Times; Special screenings
Thursday, January 4
MAGNIFICENT 70MM Kubrick’s Space Odyssey, Spielberg’s E.T., Hitchcock’s Vertigo, Nolan’s Interstellar and Dunkirk and more, screened in one of film’s most arresting formats. Dec 23 to Jan 7. $10-$14. TIFF Bell Lightbox, 350 King W. tiff.net/70mm. OSC OMNIMAX IMAX screenings of Under The Sea, A Beautiful Planet, Amazon Adventure and Dream Big. Ongoing, see website for days & times. $9-$13. Ontario Science Centre, 770 Don Mills. 416-696-1000, ontariosciencecentre.ca/Imax.
Friday, January 5
LIFE OFF GRID The 2016 documentary by Jonathan Taggart. 6 pm. Free. Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge. 416-393-7149.
Saturday, January 6
COCAINE FIENDS & JAIL BAIT Killer B Cinema present the 1935 film by William O’Connor (aka The Pace That Kills) and the 1954 film noir by Ed Wood. 8 pm. $5. Imperial Pub, 54 Dundas E. 416-737-1435, facebook.com/ events/159234011351748. JANE JACOBS: DARK AGE AHEAD Screening Jan 6-31, Sat-Thu 5 pm. $10 donation. The Cineforum, 463 Bathurst. reghartt.ca/cineforum. METROPOLIS Fritz Lang’s 1927 film screened with a new score by Reg Hartt. Jan 6-31, SatThu 7 pm. $10 donation. The Cineforum, 463 Bathurst. reghartt.ca/cineforum.
Sunday, January 7
HAPPY FEET The 2006 animated family film. 6 pm. No cover. Louis Cifer Brew Works, 417 Danforth. 647-350-5087. THE HUNGER David Bowie’s Birthday Weekend kicks off with the 1983 neo-gothic vampire classic. 4:30 pm. $12, adv $10. Royal Cinema, 608 College. 416-466-4400, universe.com/hunger. THE VANCOUVER ASAHI & BEING GOOD Japan Foundation presents screenings of the 2014 film by Yuya Ishii at 1 pm and the 2015 film by Mipo O at 3:35 pm. Japanese w/ subtitles. Free. Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema, 506 Bloor W. jftor.org/2018films. ZIGGY STARDUST AND THE SPIDERS FROM MARS Bowie’s birthday weekend screening of DA Pennebaker’s 1973 concert doc featuring David Bowie’s final performance as Ziggy Stardust. Pre-show at 7 pm, film at 8 pm. $14. Royal Cinema, 608 College. 416466-4400, universe.com/rs-bowie4ever.
Monday, January 8
3D CINEMA FROM ITS ORIGINS UNTIL NOW Each week features a different film from our huge archive. 2 pm. $10 donation. The Cineforum, 463 Bathurst. 416-603-6643, reghartt.ca/cineforum. NOW FREE FLICK MONDAYS: UNCLE BUCK The 1989 John Hughes comedy starring John Candy. 7:30 pm (doors 6:30 pm). Free (RSVP to reserve). Royal Cinema, 608 College. nowtickets.ca.
Tuesday, January 9
THE DEATH AND LIFE OF GREAT MOVIES Screening program inspired by Jane Jacobs’s book The Death And Life Of Great American Cities. 2 pm. $10 donation. The Cineforum, 463 Bathurst. 416-603-6643. THE JANE AUSTEN FILM CLUB: LOVE & FRIENDSHIP The 2016 film starring Kate Beckinsale, Tom Bennett and others. 2 pm. Free. Brentwood Library, 36 Brentwood N. 416-394-5247. SCIENCE AT THE MOVIES: FOOD EVOLUTION SciCommTO sreening of the documentary by Scott Hamilton Kennedy, followed by Q&A with experts. 6-9 pm. Free, RSVP to reserve. Innis Town Hall, 2 Sussex. eventbrite.ca/e/38599142073.
Wednesday, January 10
DOC SOUP: THE FAMILY Screening of the true story of Australian doomsday cult founder Anne Hamilton-Byrne. Skype Q&A w/ director Rosie Jones to follow. Jan 10-11, Wed 6:30 and 9:15 pm, Thu 6:45 pm. $16, stu $8. Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema, 506 Bloor W. hotdocs.ca. LAUGHTER IS THE BEST MEDICINE Weekly program, films featuring everyone from Charlie Chaplin on. 2 pm. $10 donation. The Cineforum, 463 Bathurst. 416-603-6643, reghartt.ca/cineforum.
Celebrate the late David Bowie’s birthday weekend with screenings at the Royal on January 7.