TIFF’s summer lineup features creative works from all over — but many of them are homegrown. Here’s just a sampling.
The Canadian Open Vault program, a series of free screenings of Canadian classics, opens on June 18th with Highway 61, which TIFF calls a “Canadian spin on a quintessentially American genre — the road movie.”
Toronto filmmaker Daniel Cockburn will give a lecture-performance on How Not To Watch a Movie (or: All the Mistakes I’ve Made, part 2) on June 25th. Once again, he takes up the mistakes viewers can make — not wilfully, but honestly, like misunderstanding plot points or misrecognizing a character.
a VR experience that takes visitors to long-ago Vancouver, will be at the Hearn Generating Station from June 10th to 26th. Admission is free. This is the work of Stan Douglas and the NFB’s Digital Studio.
That’s not the only VR that TIFF is presenting this summer. There’s also POP, a virtual reality series that runs from June 24th to August 21st. Among other works, it will present Seances
by Guy Maddin and Evan Johnson — an experience which reconfigures vintage silent films into new, unique forms that are each seen only once.
For more, see the TIFF site.