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Grace Kelly

Weekend Roundup, November 4 to 6

Friday: Grace Kelly comes to the TIFF Bell Lightbox (photo courtesy of the Archives du Palais Princier-Monaco)

Friday, November 4
See the amazing dresses and other glamorous artifacts at the TIFF Bell Lightbox’s exhibition Grace Kelly: From Movie Star to Princess. In addition to the retrospective, TIFF is also presenting a film series entitled Icy Fire: The Hitchcock Blonde, featuring Alfred Hitchcock films starring Kelly and  contemporaries such as Eva Marie Saint and Kim Novak.

Don’t miss out on the final weekend of Opera Atelier’s Don Giovanni. Baritone Phillip Addis plays the title character in this staging of Mozart’s classic dark comedy.

Celebrate Canada’s rural roots and discover contemporary farming innovations at the 87th annual Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, beginning today at Exhibition Place. The festival features fun competitions and exhibits, seminars about healthy living, and family entertainment for all.

Read on for more events on Saturday and Sunday!

Amazing Grace

One of Hollywood’s most beloved actresses gets a retrospective fit for a princess.

Grace Kelly was Hollywood royalty—literally.

NOVEMBER 4 TO JANUARY 22 Though the glamour of September’s Toronto International Film Festival—and its attendant stars like George Clooney and Ryan Gosling—has now faded until next fall, the TIFF Bell Lightbox knows how to stay in the headlines. This month, this city’s centre of cinema casts the spotlight on another shining Hollywood star: Grace Kelly. Emerging as an actress during American filmmaking’s golden age, Kelly appeared in 11 features, including High Noon, Rear Window and The Country Girl, for which she won an Academy Award, and became well known for her remarkable elegance and style. Having garnered the public’s attention, Kelly then caught the eye of Prince Rainier III of Monaco, to whom she was married from 1956 until her untimely death in 1982. A cultural icon in every sense, Princess Grace’s showcase is a natural follow-up to the Lightbox’s previous Federico Fellini exhibition, which dwelled on the origins of celebrity. Now, Grace Kelly: From Movie Star to Princess offers a singular look at one of cinema’s brightest lights and the public’s fascination with both her work and personal life. (more…)