I’m back from the Toronto International Film Festival and positively gleeful over the delights seen and the food eaten (I made it to Momofuko! And yes, I just like saying the name.) Watch for Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave, Don McKellar’s The Grand Seduction (based on the Victoria Film Festival 2003 favourite Seducing Doctor Lewis), and Mehta’s Siddharth.
The Vic Theatre is opening daily beginning Oct. 5 with special event screenings and new indie releases like the mesmerizing Best Documentary of the Seattle Film Festival, Our Nixon. Catch the TV premiere party for The Walking Dead – only 200 zombies permitted, a James Bond anniversary night, and a Halloween Sing-Along Little Shop of Horrors. For Beatles fans there’s the charming Good Ol’ Freda, a doc about the woman who went from fan to secretary right through the break-up.
Special event screenings at The Vic Theatre have themed beverages, costume prizes and the list goes on.