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Toronto International Film Festival 2010

TIFF Today: Down to Business

Love Crime

From September 9 to 19, the city buzzes with movie-industry movers and shakers as the Toronto International Film Festival brings more than 300 flicks to town. For each day of the festival, Where Toronto selects a must-see feature with matching venues to check out after your screening. Choose from these local hot spots to suit the theme of your film!

TODAY’S FILM PICK
Love Crime follows the clash of two competing employees; a young assistant and a senior executive in a business company. Introducing the audience to the cutthroat lifestyle of the corporate world, this office-politics film provides pure entertainment with its twists and evil plotting between the two characters driven by ambition and jealousy in their careers. TIFF Bell Lightbox, noon.

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TIFF Today: Back to School

Kaboom

From September 9 to 19, the city buzzes with movie-industry movers and shakers as the Toronto International Film Festival brings more than 300 flicks to town. For each day of the festival, Where Toronto selects a must-see feature with matching venues to check out after your screening. Choose from these local hot spots to suit the theme of your film!

TODAY’S FILM PICK
Kaboom
follows Smith, a college student whose dormitory life takes a horrifying turn as he begins to imagine a parallel universe filled with cults and demons. Director Gregg Araki artfully combines deep human emotions of sadness, joy and humour against a backdrop of manic paranoia. AMC Theatre, 12:15 p.m.

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TIFF Today: Fashion Forward

L'amour Fou

From September 9 to 19, the city buzzes with movie-industry movers and shakers as the Toronto International Film Festival brings more than 300 flicks to town. For each day of the festival, Where Toronto selects a must-see feature with matching venues to check out after your screening. Choose from these local hot spots to suit the theme of your film!

TODAY’S FILM PICK
Yves Saint Laurent changed the fashion world forever. L’amour fou, a documentary about the fashion mogul and his once-lover and business partner, Pierre Burgé, will linger with you. In honour of this fashion icon, visit these trendy Toronto hot-spots, where you go to be seen. Varsity Cinema, 5 p.m.

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TIFF Today: Into the Future

Monsters

From September 9 to 19, the city buzzes with movie-industry movers and shakers as the Toronto International Film Festival brings more than 300 flicks to town. For each day of the festival, Where Toronto selects a must-see feature with matching venues to check out after your screening. Choose from these local hot spots to suit the theme of your film!

TODAY’S FILM PICK
In Monsters, set in the not-so-distant future, a space probe carrying samples of alien life crashes in Central America. Mexico is named an “Infected Zone,” home to hostile aliens. The action in this film begins when Sam has to escort his boss’ daughter through the Infected Zone to safety. Ryerson Theatre, 9:00 p.m.

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TIFF Today: All-England Club

Brighton Rock

From September 9 to 19, the city buzzes with movie-industry movers and shakers as the Toronto International Film Festival brings more than 300 flicks to town. For each day of the festival, Where Toronto selects a must-see feature with matching venues to check out after your screening. Choose from these local hot spots to suit the theme of your film!

TODAY’S FILM PICK
Based on Graham Green’s novel, Brighton Rock has been adapted into a film for a second time in a dramatic piece by Rowan Joffe. Set in early-’60s England, the film follows a wayward thug as he becomes increasingly involved with Brighton’s underworld gangs. It delves into themes of morality, but also depicts a war  relationship between its lead characters. AMC Theatre, 2 p.m.

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TIFF Today: City of Music

The Promise: The Making of The Darkness on the Edge of Town

From September 9 to 19, the city buzzes with movie-industry movers and shakers as the Toronto International Film Festival brings more than 300 flicks to town. For each day of the festival, Where Toronto selects a must-see feature with matching venues to check out after your screening. Choose from these local hot spots to suit the theme of your film!

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Music lovers of a certain age are sure to get a kick out of The Promise: The Making of Darkness on the Edge of Town. An inside look into the world of Bruce Springsteen and his E Street Band, this rock ‘n’ roll documentary features never-seen footage and insights into the creative challenges and triumphs that contributed to The Boss’s seminal album. Roy Thomson Hall, 9:30 p.m.

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TIFF Today: Natural Escape

Cool It

From September 9 to 19, the city buzzes with movie-industry movers and shakers as the Toronto International Film Festival brings more than 300 flicks to town. For each day of the festival, Where Toronto selects a must-see feature with matching venues to check out after your screening. Choose from these local hot spots to suit the theme of your film!

TODAY’S FILM PICK
The controversial Bjorn Lomborg, author of The Skeptical Environmentalist, enters the debate over global warming in the documentary Cool It. While not disputing global warming, Lomborg argues for new approaches to the problem. No matter where you stand on the debate, we can all agree that Toronto has plenty of natural escapes to offer. AMC Theatre, 2:15 p.m.

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TIFF Today: A Toronto Romance

Jack Goes Boating

From September 9 to 19, the city buzzes with movie-industry movers and shakers as the Toronto International Film Festival brings more than 300 flicks to town. For each day of the festival, Where Toronto selects a must-see feature with matching venues to check out after your screening. Choose from these local hot spots to suit the theme of your film!

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Jack Goes Boating is a heart-warming film, marking Phillip Seymour Hoffman’s directorial debut. The story follows two New York couples, one with a relationship on the rocks, and the other with a new and blooming romance. Jack (Hoffman) is a socially awkward, reggae-loving limo driver, who labouriously plans the perfect date. Check out these spots to mastermind your perfect date night in Toronto! Isabel Bader Theatre, 1 p.m.

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TIFF Today: Coming Out Party

Beginners

From September 9 to 19, the city buzzes with movie-industry movers and shakers as the Toronto International Film Festival brings more than 300 flicks to town. For each day of the festival, Where Toronto selects a must-see feature with matching venues to check out after your screening. Choose from these local hot spots to suit the theme of your film!

TODAY’S FILM PICK
Ewan McGregor stars in Beginners, an indie dramedy about personal discovery. When his aging and ailing father comes out of the closet, Oliver (McGregor) must reassess the honesty of his own relationships. Balancing humour, romance and tragedy, the film ultimately offers an inspiring message. Catch this anticipated film and head to these top spots in Toronto’s gay village, where everyone is welcome! Elgin Theatre, 9 p.m.

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Weekend Roundup, September 10 to 12

The city is a-buzz with the Toronto International Film Festival this weekend! Get out there and enjoy it!

Friday: The King's Speech, starring Colin Firth, premieres tonight at TIFF

Friday, September 10
It’s the opening weekend of the Toronto International Film Festival and there are tons of great movies to choose from! Catch the highly anticipated films and be sure to get out and do some star-gazing—Jon Hamm, Natalie Portman, Clive Owen, Clint Eastwood, and many more celebrities will be in town. Don’t forget to check out our daily TIFF blog, for a movie pick with post-show destinations to match.

Slash, the top hat-sporting former lead guitarist of Guns N’ Roses, performs tonight at Kool Haus. Expect the rock legend to perform tracks from his first, eponymously titled solo album, released earlier this year.

The Junction Arts Festival has something for everyone, from theatre to comedy, visual arts to music. On Dundas West, stretching from Indian Grove to St. John’s Road, this annual arts event is jam-packed with things to see and do.

Saturday: See William Kentridge's Journey to the Moon at Gallery TPW

Saturday, September 11
Here’s another local fete to fill the weekend—the annual Cabbagetown Festival! Complete with a grand parade, live entertainment and numerous vendors, there are many activities to choose from. Come out to support this historic Toronto community.

Check out Journey to the Moon, a recently opened exhibition at Gallery TPW. In collaboration with TIFF, artist William Kentridge pays homage to the classic 1902 film Voyage dans la lune. It’s the perfect accompaniment to your film-going weekend!

Head down hungry to Harbourfront Centre for the Vegetarian Food Fair. One of the largest vegetarian events in North America, it’s a great place to get tips and products for herbivores and omnivores alike.

Sunday: The Rosetta Trio performs Mozart

Sunday, September 12
This year’s Summer Music in the Garden series comes to a close with Mozart Unlocked. The Rosetta Trio performs Mozart’s Divertimento for String Trio in this outdoor concert at the picturesque Toronto Music Garden.

The Winner’s Walk of Hope has been raising money and awareness to battle ovarian cancer for nine years. The goal this year is to break $2.5 million. It’s not too late to donate or join the walk, happening on Olympic Island.

Wrap up your weekend at the Taste of the Kingsway! On Bloor Street West, from Prince Edward Drive to Montgomery Road, more than 30 area restaurants offer samples of food from around the world.

TIFF Today: French Connection

Route 132

From September 9 to 19, the city buzzes with movie-industry movers and shakers as the Toronto International Film Festival brings more than 300 flicks to town. For each day of the festival, Where Toronto selects a must-see feature with matching venues to check out after your screening. Choose from these local hot spots to suit the theme of your film!

TODAY’S FILM PICK
Route 132 follows a man’s touching journey to rediscover himself and his past through grieving the loss of his loved one. Set in rural Quebec, this French-Canadian film shows us the beautiful provincial landscapes and countryside as the story progresses. Scotiabank Theatre, 9:15 p.m.

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TIFF Today: Oh, Canada!

Score: A Hockey Musical

From September 9 to 19, the city buzzes with movie-industry movers and shakers as the Toronto International Film Festival brings more than 300 flicks to town. For each day of the festival, Where Toronto selects a must-see feature with matching venues to check out after your screening. Choose from these local hot spots to suit the theme of your film!

TODAY’S FILM PICK
The comical Score: A Hockey Musical is TIFF’s opening night premiere, and celebrates Canada through our national pastime. Featuring catchy show tunes and cameos from numerous Canuck stars, the film follows a country boy as he becomes a hockey star. Visit these destinations for an experience as Canadian as the maple leaf! Elgin Theatre, 6:30 p.m.

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