The 33rd Toronto International Film Festival is pleased to announce a series of free outdoor movie events at Yonge-Dundas Square, the new street-level hub of Festival activity. Located at the corner of Yonge and Dundas Streets, in the heart of Toronto, the Square sees daily foot traffic of over 60,000 pedestrians at one of Canada's busiest intersections.
Bringing the Festival experience outside the theatre, programming will include free public performances and presentations by some of the artists and entertainers featured in films at this year's Festival in Festival Showcase. Senegalese music sensation Youssou Ndour headlines a free concert in celebration of his film Youssou Ndour: I Bring What I Love, Keb' Mo' honours the history of Chess Records in support of Who Do You Love, the cast members of вЂA Chorus Line' will perform in support of Every Little Step and a martial arts demonstration will be featured in celebration of The Real Shaolin. Movies on Movies, programmed by Colin Geddes, celebrates film with free outdoor film screenings dedicated to the art of cinema. Visitors will be able to trace the history and art of cinematography in Visions of Light; walk their way through the MGM musical vault in That's Entertainment and explore the evolution of sex and sexuality on film in The Celluloid Closet. During non-programming times, visitors are welcome to visit Yonge-Dundas Square and take some time to relax and enjoy some of the best soundtracks from past and present films at the Festival. In addition, visitors can learn more about the Festival by visiting the Information Desk, and capture a memento of their Festival experience at outdoor photo booths.
We're thrilled to be in Yonge-Dundas Square for the first time this year. Whether you've got 10 minutes or all day, this is the place to plug into the Festival, says Cameron Bailey, Co-director of the Toronto International Film Festival. It is a unique opportunity for Toronto audiences to catch sensational performances and presentations for free!
Excerpt from "TIFF08 OFFERS FREE OUTDOOR PROGRAMMING AT YONGE-DUNDAS SQUARE by Gilbert Seah. Read full article at: http://www.cinemaeye.com/index/movienews/more/2867/