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City Sonic 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 connects half 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 Robert Lang
September 11th, 9pm: Danko Jones at Maple Leaf Gardens. Directed by George Vale
September 12th, 12pm: Divine Brown at The Rex. Directed by Charles Officer
September 13th, 12pm: Geddy Lee at Massey Hall. Directed by Bruce McDonald
September 14th, 12pm: Woodhands at the Brick Works. Directed by Rob Pilichowski
September 15th, 12pm: Sarah Slean at the Rivoli. Directed by Rob Pilichowski
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 Peter Lynch
September 19th, 12pm: Care Failure (Die Mannequin) at 102.1 The Edge. Directed by Bruce McDonald

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