Back for its third summer, the Open Roof Festival will begin another season of outdoor music and film presentations on June 21, 2012. With a focus on independent filmmakers and artists from at home in Canada and around the world, the series brings Torontonians a weekly opportunity to enjoy a film and a band under the open night sky.
This summer’s film line up is an interesting array of works, from documentaries to dramas. There are stories about musicians, boxers, prisoners, athletes, video games, and even the new Wes Anderson film. Each film will be preceded by a performance by a different independent band, also representing a range of artists and musical styles – from reggae and calypso to pop and rock. You can see the entire film schedule here, and the accompanying musical acts in store here.
Opening the season on June 21, 2012, is Marley, Kevin Macdonald’s biographical documentary about legendary musician Bob Marley. The film looks at the appeal and influence of Marley and his music, as well as his social and political impact. Made with the support of his family, it features rare performance footage and insightful interviews. Marley is bound to be a true treat due to its subject matter, music, and given its talented storyteller director, Kevin Macdonald (of One Day in September, The Last King of Scotland, and Touching the Void fame). Marley will be paired with the band Friendlyness & the Human Rights, local acclaimed reggae band. An excellent way to kick off the summer.
The Open Roof Festival will screen a new film every week from June 21 to August 23, 2012. Tickets are $15, and doors open at 7:30 pm. For more information on the films, the bands, and how to purchase tickets, please visit their website.
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