movies & rock music
The JUNO Awards at 40: Celebrating Canadian Music on Film
In celebration of the return of the JUNO Awards to Toronto, TIFF Bell Lightbox is hosting a full week of rock docs celebrating Canadian musicians. **** indicates my person picks:
Neil Young: Heart of Gold, Jonathan Demme ****
Introduced by JUNO Award-nominated recording artists Suzie McNeil and Emm Gryner.
Sunday, March 20 at 7:00 p.m.
This Movie is Broken, Bruce McDonald
Introduced by Stuart Berman, author of This Book Is Broken.
Sunday, March 20 at 9:45 p.m.
Look at What the Light Did Now, Anthony Seck
Monday, March 21 at 7:00 p.m.
Music from the Big House, Bruce McDonald
Introduced with a performance by Rita Chiarelli.
Monday, March 21 at 9:45 p.m.
Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould, François Girard
Introduced by Brian Levine, Executive Director, Glenn Gould Foundation with a special performance by pianist Claudia Chan.
Tuesday, March 22 at 7:00 p.m.
Hard Core Logo, Bruce McDonald ****
Tuesday, March 22 at 9:45 p.m.
Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage, Sam Dunn and Scot McFadyen
Introduced by directors and Juno Award winners Sam Dunn and Scot McFadyen
Wednesday, March 23 at 9:45 p.m.
Escarpment Blues, Andy Keen ****
Introduced by director Andy Keen and JUNO Award winner Sarah Harmer.
Thursday, March 24 at 7:00 p.m.
Festival Express, Bob Smeaton ****
Introduced by legendary concert promoter and music publicist Richard Flohil, joined on stage by Garth Douglas, Executive Producer of Festival Express.
Thursday, March 24 at 9:45 p.m.
Oscar Peterson: Keeping the Groove Alive (with short Begone Dull Care), Ron Allen
Introduced by Kelly Peterson and with performance by JUNO Award nominee Robi Botos
Friday, March 25 at 7:00 p.m.
Anvil! The Story of Anvil, Sacha Gervasi ****
Introduced by 102.1 The Edge’s Alan Cross and special guests.
Friday, March 25 at 9:45 p.m.
Blue Rodeo: In Stereovision, Ron Mann
Introduced by Blue Rodeo’s Jim Cuddy and Greg Keelor.
Saturday, March 26 at 7:00 p.m.
Leonard Cohen: I’m Your Man, Lian Lunson ****
Introduced by JUNO Award winner Amelia Curran and video introduction by CBC’s Peter Mansbridge.
Saturday, March 26 at 9:45 p.m.
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