Monday, March 14, 2011

TIFF Celebrates the Juno Awards

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

Introduced by Stuart Berman, author of This Book Is Broken.

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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