is "a series of stories about extraordinary
artists shot in places where their musical lives were transformed"
and each one
gives me chills.
Watching these bring me back to the joy of announcing the
winners in our Searchlight contest
because in much the same way these short
films celebrate the meaningful places of the proud Canadian music scene.
Thus far all of the places focused on are in and around Toronto; nonetheless they
still speak to this nation's musical experience. Brian Borchedt
of the bands in Canada to Mexican themed venue Sneeky Dee's
, Jason Collett
walks through the café's and music stores of Kensington Market
and Danko Jones
raises his guitar in praise of the extinct Maple Leaf Gardens
. There are still
more of these beautifully shot vignettes to come and they will all be shown for
free at Yonge and Dundas square during the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival
Check out the full schedule of screenings after the jump
September 10th, 12pm: Tony Dekker at Spadina Subway Station.
Directed by Anita Doron
September 11th, 12pm: Serena Ryder at The Dakota Tavern. Directed by
September 11th, 9pm: Danko Jones at Maple Leaf Gardens. Directed by George Vale
September 12th, 12pm: Divine Brown at The Rex. Directed by Charles
September 13th, 12pm: Geddy Lee at Massey Hall. Directed by Bruce
September 14th, 12pm: Woodhands at the Brick Works. Directed by Rob
September 15th, 12pm: Sarah Slean at the Rivoli. Directed by Rob
September 16th, 12pm: Laura Barrett with Martin Tielli at the AGO.
Directed by Peter Lynch
September 17th, 12pm: Lioness at
the Masonic Temple. Directed by Peter Lynch
September 18th, 12pm: Jason Collett at Kensington Market. Directed by
September 19th, 12pm: Care
Failure (Die Mannequin) at 102.1 The Edge. Directed by Bruce McDonald
on Aug 20, 2009