The Hidden Film Festival Keeps its Lineup Under Wraps
When was the last time you went to the movies without knowing what was on? Probably never.
Indeed, these days, because of the power and reach of multimillion-dollar movie promotion campaigns, you’re lucky if you don’t know the plot from start to finish before you get comfy in your theatre seat.
The Hidden Film Festival, coming to Toronto on July 27, turns convention on its head by asking audience members not only to come see a movie without knowing anything about it in advance, but also to become critics by tweeting, blogging, and telling the world at large about what they’ve seen. With screenings in Dublin, Paris, London, and Toronto during July, it’s hoped that the daring, experimental nature of the festival will attract attention to largely unseen flicks.
The Noise Project
The Noise Project is a new exhibition that brings together a group of artists to explore the concept of noise from a citizen’s perspective. The exhibition features interactive installations, sculptures, videos, outdoor performances, sound walks, and an audio treasure hunt. Click here to check out some samples of what you might be in for.
The Lab Cab Festival Moves to Parkdale
The Lab Cab Festival has gotten so big it needs an entire neighbourhood to hold it.
And so the annual multi-arts festival is moving from its traditional home, at the Factory Theatre, to Parkdale. Which is to say, all of Parkdale.
The Commonwealth: Block Party Market & BBQ
If you like partying and supporting independent media, make sure you add this event to your to-do list. The Commonwealth is inviting everyone to come out and support DIY culture by attending a big daytime block party. You’ll find vendors from Toronto’s small press community, including Blood of the Young Zine, No Fun Press, Block by Block, and more.
The Superstars of Comedy
Time to get your summer laughs on! Don’t miss out on The Superstars of Comedy, which features some of the best stand-up comics in Canada. The show will be hosted by Roy Daye, with sets by Rob Bebenek, Pat MacDonald, and headliner Dylan Gott.