Urban Planner: August 26, 2008
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Urban Planner: August 26, 2008

FILM: Tonight marks the last of this year’s free summer films in Yonge-Dundas Square. This summer’s theme has been Romantic Reels, and whoever picked these films truly saved the best for last: Casablanca. Yonge-Dundas Square, 9 p.m., FREE.
FILM: BAFTA award-winning director Rex Bloomstein‘s new documentary, An Independent Mind, is having its North American premiere this evening at Innis Town Hall. The film investigates freedom of expression today, sixty years after its enshrinement in The Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The screening is presented by Canadian Journalists for Free Expression along with Hot Docs and The Walrus. After the film, there will be a panel discussion on the limits of free expression with John Miller, professor of journalism at Ryerson; Frank Addario, a media defense lawyer; Mary Deanne Shears, former managing editor of the Toronto Star, and Carol Off, who co-hosts CBC Radio One‘s As It Happens. Innis Town Hall (2 Sussex Avenue), 6:30 p.m., $10 ($8 for students).
MUSIC: Tribute show superfan/concert promoter Dan Burke has selected Neil Diamond to be celebrated tonight at the Silver Dollar Room. Bands paying homage to the songwriting legend include PDF Format, Sandro Perri, Derek Downham, Wolfcow, and a collaborative effort featuring members of Basement Arms and Entire Cities.
Still from Casablanca.