Toronto International Film Festival
In case you haven’t glanced at a newspaper lately, we are in the grips of Hollywood mania as TIFF rolls out the red carpet for all the big names in cinema. The film lover extravaganza is on until September 18th and it’s film, film, film! The official web site publishes a detailed schedule of all screenings so you have multiple opportunities to get in on the action and see something which will be out in general release later on this year or the next.
I went and saw Contagion last night and am I going to be dipping into the Purcell for the rest of the week or what? (see my review) This film is about a virus which spreads around the world but there are no zombies trying to eat the rest of us. This is a realistic presentation of what may happen if something similar to SARS or the bird flu actually got out of control. We all have probably forgotten that in 1918 influenza pandemic did exactly that and 50 million people died around the world. 50 million! We may think the authorities overreacted during SARS but it is possible and it is scary.
10 anniversary of 9/11
It’s been ten years since this I-remember-where-I-was-when moment. Where are we all now? How did the war on terror go and how is it going now? Are we better off? I’m sure that every newspaper, every news talk show and every online web site will be trying to answer that question today. I’m certain there will be many opinions one way or another.
The Terry Fox Run: Sunday, September 18, 2011
Support the fight against cancer. Check out the official web site then find a run in your area. Hundreds of thousands of people all across Canada are expected to be out next Sunday to walk, run or bike in the name of Terry Fox (1958-1981).
Terry had one leg amputated due to cancer. In 1980, he started a cross-country run to raise money and awareness for cancer research but unfortunately, his cancer returned and he was forced to quit after 143 days and 5,373 kilometres (3,339 mi). Although he died, his dream lives on and we all can contribute to a cause which will benefit if not us, future generations.
Word on the Street: Sun Sep 25/11 at Queen’s Park
The National Book and Magazine Festival comes to Toronto, Vancouver, Lethbridge, Saskatoon, Kitchener and Halifax. Check out the Toronto schedule to see what strikes your fancy. Readings, discussions, chances to meet authors and even buy books and magazines.
Divorced then fined
Only in France!
After twenty-one years of marriage and two children, the Family Court of Nice in January 2009 granted Monique a divorce from Jean-Louis due to the “exclusive fault of the husband”, specifically, the husband’s lack of activity in the bedroom. However, that wasn’t the end of it. In May 2011, the Court of Appeal in Aux-en-Provence ordered Jean-Louis to pay Monique € 10,000 ($14,057 USD; $13,891 CAD) in damages for “no sex for years.” (The couple are both 51 years old.)
Check out the complete story here: Lack of sex: Not just divorced but fined!
This musical group make very unique videos to go along with their songs. I leave it up to you to judge the music but you have to admit the videos are always worth a look.
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Wikipedia: Toronto International Film Festival
TIFF, along with Cannes, Berlin, and Sundance has become one of the most important and influential media events on the film and entertainment journalism calendar. The festival’s unique position as a launch-pad for likely Oscar nominees, brings film and entertainment journalists from around the world to Toronto every September.
official web site: tiff
The Toronto International Film Festival is the leading public film festival in the world, screening more than 300 films from 60+ countries every September.
In September 2010, the opening of our new home, TIFF Bell Lightbox, enabled TIFF to expand to truly become a creative, community and global leader, and one of the world’s premiere organizations in the discovery and understanding of film.
Wikipedia: Annual events in Toronto: September
* Go Global Expo – Study, Work and Volunteer Overseas! September 18th Vancouver, September 24th-25th Toronto, October 1st Montreal. Canada’s best attended go abroad event! Absolutely FREE! It’s time to GO GLOBAL!
* The Terry Fox Run
* The Toronto International Film Festival is considered one of the big three global film events, with Cannes and Berlin, with more screens and more films than either.
* The Roncesvalles Polish Festival, September 13th and 14th
* The Beach Celtic Festival on September 13th, 2008 from 10 a.m. – 5:00 pm in Kew Gardens in the Beach to celebrate the Celtic-Canadian Heritage.www.thecelticfestival.com
* Cabbagetown Fall Festival, – Held the second weekend in September.
* Virgin Festival, based on the British festival
* Word on the Street – Canada’s largest, annual outdoor book and magazine festival
* The Student Life Expo-Canada’s largest post-secondary lifestyle fair showcased to over 50,000 senior highschool students
* Markland Wood Annual Community Social is held on the third Friday to celebrate the Markland Wood residential community’s outreach.
* Queen West Art Crawl – A yearly celebration of artists and art lovers on the hippest street in Canada. From Bathurst to Roncesvalles. September 16th – 19th, 2010.
* Toronto Vegetarian Food Fair – Considered the largest in North America, held annually at Harbourfront Centre.
* Study and Go Abroad Fair – University fair in Canada, held bi-annually in Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal.
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