Urban Planner: June 19, 2009
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Photo by Janie Geiser from the film Lost Motion courtesy of LIFT.
FILM: Has digital killed film? Definitely not, says the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers (LIFT) with tonight’s screening of nine beautiful stop-motion, 16mm films. Afterward, two of the filmmakers, Jonathan Amitav and Chris Gehman, speak about the challenges and rewards of working with film. This event is the first part of a six-part series entitled Strategies of the Medium, supported by the Canada Council for the Arts and running until Spring 2010. Cinecycle (129 Spadina Avenue), 7 p.m., $8, $5 for members.
FASHION: Torontoist fave Yasmine Louis is selling off her screen-printed goods at a studio sale today and tomorrow. Pick up pillows or T-shirts with street scenes and idiosyncratic phrases like “it was too complicated, I turned the TV on” silk-screened across them. Louis’s products are usually sold at the bigger craft shows, so if you don’t want to wail til December’s One of a Kind Show, best to head on down now. Yasmine Louis Textile Printing (257 Niagara Street, Unit 105), 3–9p.m., FREE.
FILM: After the Shock & Awe mania of last weekend, The Fox Theatre has quickly recovered from its cinematic hangover with the 60’s & 70’s Film Festival launching tonight. The screening kicks off with Christopher Reeve’s Superman, followed by Clockwork Orange. Other favourite films rarely seen on the big screen include Annie Hall, La Dolce Vita, Young Frankenstein, and Barbarella shown over the next week. The Fox Theatre (2236 Queen Street East), Superman at 6:45 p.m., Clockwork Orange at 9:30 p.m., $10, $7 for members.
COMEDY: Top femmes from Toronto’s comedy scene return to the Buddies in Bad Times’ Bitch Salad night. Hosted by queer comedian Andrew Johnston, the ladies of the night include Debra DiGiovanni and Dina Dimakos, of MuchMusic’s Video on Trial, as well as indie darling Katie Crown from the Let’s Get Hot crew at the Rivoli. This time around the night’s for charity, with a part of the proceeds going to the AIDS Committee of Toronto. Buddies in Bad Times Theatre (12 Alexander Street), 8 p.m., $15.
CYCLING: In celebration of Toronto’s Bike Month, running until June 25, the volunteer-run cycling shop Bike Pirates is hosting a mass ride to local community gardens around the west end. The ride begins at the Pirates’ new location at Bloor and Lansdowne and, after everyone’s tuckered out, the gang is retiring there for a free vegetarian meal. Bike Pirates (1292 Bloor Street West), 7:30–9:30 p.m., FREE.