Archive for the ‘Film’ Category

Open Roof Fest Returns For Another Summer Of Movies and Music

Posted on June 20th, 2016 by by Lisa Lagace

Open Roof Fest, the summer long festival that supports two of my favourite passions: music and film, returns to Toronto this week, providing your weekly live music and awesome movie fix. movies This year the films screening include Richard Linklater’s Everybody Wants Some!!, Sing Street, The Lobster, TIFF darling Sleeping Giant, Off The Rails, A […]

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Absolutely Free – Synchromy

Posted on February 1st, 2015 by by Lisa Lagace

How gorgeous is this live soundtrack to Canadian filmmaker Norman McLaren’s 1971 classic, Synchromy ? Absolutely Free was asked to create a new soundtrack this year at TIFF for a special multimedia event, Re-sounding The Films of Norman McLaren. McLaren’s work and Absolutely Free’s music go incredibly well together. Also, loving this reminder of TIFF’s Festival […]

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Why Robin Williams Death Affects Us All So Personally

Posted on August 13th, 2014 by by Lisa Lagace

I came upon a Facebook status from a friend the night the awful news was announced, getting on a bit of a high horse at the fact that he had read more posts about Robin Williams death in the past few hours than he had read about the dying children of Gaza, and how wrong […]

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Giveaway – The Exhibition and When I Walk at Hot Docs Festival

Posted on April 22nd, 2013 by by Lisa Lagace

Come Thursday, another Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival is upon us for 11 days, and I couldn’t be more excited to be covering it. Documentary film is the most reliable format for great filmmaking, in my opinion, because real stories always resonate – even if the camera work and production value are poor – […]

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Open Roof Festival Opens Tonight

Posted on June 21st, 2012 by by Lisa Lagace

Everyone’s favorite way to spend a Thursday night is back again this summer, as Open Roof Festival returns for its lineup of live music followed by carefully curated films delivered under the (lack of) stars, with a view of the CN Tower in the background, of course. This years film selection is pretty sweet – […]

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