#FIRSTLOOK: TORONTO OPEN ROOF FESTIVAL RUNS JUNE 20 – AUGUST 22, 2018
The Open Roof Festival is about to take over Toronto’s Lower Junction beginning June 20 though August 22, 2018, steps away from the Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto Canada (MOCA). Every Wednesday for 10 consecutive weeks, movie screenings will be paired with emerging local artists for an ultimate summer!
Films confirmed so far at the Festival include LOVE, SIMON, GAME NIGHT, THOROUGHBREDS, THE DEATH OF STALIN, THE GREEN FOG, GRACE JONES: BLOODLIGHT AND BAMI, BOOST and RUSHMORE. Musicians confirmed thus far include Tomi Swick, The Heavyweights Brass Band, Delta Will, Chelsey Bennett and more!
Tickets are on sale now at $15 each and you can purchase them at http://www.openrooffestival.com. The Festival takes place at 158 Sterling Road in Toronto.
(Photo credit: Open Roof Festival)
#TIFF17: CHARLIE HUNNAM, GRACE JONES, ARMIE HAMMER, COREY HAWKINS + MORE SPOTTED ARRIVING IN TORONTO
We don’t believe TIFF ’17 at last has arrived and although we’re feeling a bit sink or swim about it, we choose to dive on in and conquer! Running today, Thursday September 7 through Sunday, September 17, year after year we show the world why it is our Film Festival is the world’s greatest. The star power is beginning to pour in and around town tonight we spotted a few high profile arrivals!
See who we saw:
We love Charlie Hunnam and just seem to have the best luck with him. Although we’ve met him more than half a dozen times now, he is just as amazing every time to his Fans. Trying to make an incognito escape out of Pearson Airport, he right away was spotted by several eager Fans whom he promised to stop and greet after he put away his luggage in his SUV. Despite his best efforts to have everyone form a line, that fan excitement got the best of them but he still was amazingly accommodating. Hunnam is here for Papillon from Director Michael Noer. More here.
Even a week after seeing Luca Guadagnino‘s CALL ME BY YOUR NAME we still are mesmerized by the Oscar-caliber performances of its two leads Armie Hammer and Timothée Chalamet. Hammer arrived in Toronto bundle in a ski sweater and was more than nice to fans who surrounded him. Even two handlers blocking him wasn’t enough to stop Hammer from showing his giving side. You must see this Film. We can’t stop thinking about it! More here.
She’s certainly a visionary and an Icon of the Fashion and Music realms. Multi-talented Grace Jones makes a rare appearance at TIFF ’17 in Sophie Fiennes‘ (sister of Joseph and Ralph) Documentary, GRACE JONES: BLOODLIGHT AND BAMI. We spotted both in town tonight and we are over the moon about getting photo with Jones. She rarely does this. More here.
While he is here to film Christoph Waltz‘s GEORGETOWN, Straight Outta Compton and 24: LEGACY star Corey Hawkins surely will be seen this weekend celebrating TIFF. The Actor was spotted arriving in town tonight and amazingly gracious with a growing crowd of Fans hoping to get a snap with him. For one, his Compton Co-Star Jason Mitchell appears in Mudbound from Netflix, premiering at the Festival!
We’re only just beginning. You ain’t seen nothing yet! Keep checking our Social Media channels for updates throughout the day on all the TIFF ’17 buzz and sightings!
(Photo credit: Mr. Will Wong)