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Bloor Broadcast: Toronto Votes 2014

On October 27, all Torontonians are invited to view the live results of one of the most important elections in Toronto’s history on our big screen! While the votes are tallied, you will enjoy live analysis and feedback from some of Toronto’s premier civic minds and most outspoken critics. Regardless of the result, our bar will stay open long past the closing of the polls so you can raise your glass in triumph or drown your sorrows in defeat.

6:00 PM: Doors Open

10:30 PM: Bar Closes

The Afterlives of the Korean War Symposium: Screening of Jiseul

Grand Jury Prize Winner, Sundance 2013

"Haunting." - Variety

In this compelling black-and-white portrait, director O Muel depicts the 1948 uprising and subsequent massacre on Jeju island in Korea with authenticity and realism. Toronto filmmaker Min Sook Lee and special guests will participate in a post-screening Q&A.

Co-presented by the Asian Institute, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto and Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival.

This Ain't No Mouse Music

"Mesmerizing." - Stright.com

Roots music icon Chris Strachwitz travels from Texas to New Orleans, Cajun country, and Appalachia on his passionate quest to find the musical soul of America. Includes post-screening Q&A with special guest, moderated by Mervon Mehta, The Royal Conservatory of Music's Executive Director of Performing Arts.

Vladimir Horowitz: The Last Romantic

Winner—Emmy Award, 1987

"Charming...enjoyable." - The New York Times

Featuring intimate performances from the home of the award-winning classical pianist Vladimir Horowitz, The Last Romantic delves into his personal life and career as a world famous musician. Includes post-screening Q&A with pianist Leon Fleisher, moderated by Mervon Mehta, The Royal Conservatory of Music's Executive Director of Performing Arts.

Let's Get Lost

Nominee—Academy Award, 1989

"Entrancing." - The Village Voice

Examining the life of legendary jazz artist Chet Baker, Let's Get Lost follows the rise of the talented trumpet player and singer, featuring footage of Chet’s family, friends and fellow musicians from the West Coast jazz movement. Includes post-screening Q&A with jazz musician Pat LaBarbera, moderated by Mervon Mehta, The Royal Conservatory of Music's Executive Director of Performing Arts.

Fados

"Gorgeous spectacle." - San Francisco Chronicle

Using Lisbon as a backdrop, Fados explores Portugal’s most emblematic musical genre, fado. The result is a ravishing fusion of cinema, song, instruments and dance. Includes post-screening Q&A with special guest, moderated by Mervon Mehta, The Royal Conservatory of Music's Executive Director of Performing Arts.

Calle 54

"Wonderful." - New York Times

Acclaimed as one of the best motion pictures ever made about music, the vibrant Calle 54 offers an incredible behind-the-scenes glimpse into the lives of Grammy Award winner Tito Puente and some of the greatest Latin jazz artists of our time. Includes post-screening Q&A with special guest, moderated by Mervon Mehta, The Royal Conservatory of Music's Executive Director of Performing Arts.

DamNation

Winner—Audience Award, SXSW 2014

“Visually stunning.” - Variety

Featuring stunning cinematography, DamNation travels across altered landscapes exploring our relationship to dams and our growing awareness that our future is bound to the life and health of our rivers.

Presented with Planet in Focus

THU, OCT 16, 6:30 PM

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