CITY CINEMA presented by NOW Continues at YONGE-DUNDAS SQUARE 2017
Canada's 150th Birthday is worth celebrating all summer long which is exactly what YONGE-DUNDAS SQUARE (YDS) and City Cinema presented by NOW will be doing, every Tuesday at sunset!
All the City Cinema films this year were either shot in Canada, produced by a Canadian, directed by a Canada, star a Canadian, or was chosen by a Canadian...with NOW Magazine's Audience Choice contest. See the list of films and vote here.
On Tuesday, August 1, The Truman Show (1998), starring Jim Carrey, Ed Harris, and Laura Linney is the film that made everyone start to wonder if their own life was being broadcast for the world to see as well.
On Tuesday, August 8, The Great Outdoors (1988) brings together the comedy tag-team of John Candy and Dan Aykroyd in this hilarious film that reminds Torontonians that maybe staying in the city is a better option than venturing out into the woods.
On Tuesday, August 15, Take This Waltz (2011), starring Michelle Williams, Seth Rogen, Sarah Silverman and Jennifer Podemski, and directed by Sarah Polley, follows a happily married woman as she starts to fall for a mysterious artist who lives down the street.
On Tuesday, August 22, Men With Brooms (2002), starring Paul Gross, Molly Parker and Leslie Nielson, is a very Canadian film that will sweep audiences off their feet. But don't worry; no beavers were harmed in the making of the film! Honest.
Finally, on Tuesday, August 29, after all of Toronto has placed their vote, the NOW Audience Choice winner will be screened in the Heart of the City at YDS.
Each feature screening will be preceded by a film by the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) including William Shatner Sings Oh Canada, each evening along with For Future Generations (August 1), Finding Farley (Aug 8), Maude Lewis, Deepa Mehta, and Island Green (Aug 15), Bob's Birthday, Log Driver's Waltz and Gone Curling (Aug 22), and Stratford Adventure (Aug 29).
Admission is FREE to all City Cinema screenings at YONGE-DUNDAS SQUARE! For more information and a full schedule of events, please visit YDSquare.ca. All programming is subject to change
About Yonge-Dundas Square: YDS is a unique focal point of the downtown Toronto community. The Square is designated for use as a public open space and as an event venue that can accommodate events of various sizes. You'll discover a wide range of activities on the Square: community celebrations, theatrical events, concerts, receptions, promotions - events that appeal to residents and tourists alike and provide a showcase for local businesses. YDS Board of Management is an agency of the City of Toronto.
About Chevrolet Canada: Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of the world's largest car brands, doing business in more than 115 countries and selling more than 4.8 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature engaging performance, design that makes the heart beat, passive and active safety features and easy-to-use technology, all at a value. More information on Chevrolet models can be found at www.chevrolet.ca, on Facebook at facebook.com/chevroletcanada or by following @ChevroletCanada on Twitter.
About NOW: NOW is one of the most exciting and respected media companies in Canada, and has been a leading progressive voice in the country for 37 years. We are a fiercely independent and progressive media voice when such a voice is required, and as a company, we are committed to social innovation and change making. From Black Lives Matter, to The Future of Cities, Climate Change and Food Security, we capture the pulse of the conversations that matter, right now. We are also a thought leader in the verticals that matter: politics, music, food & drink, arts & culture. And we are the best resource for how to enjoy Toronto with the city's most comprehensive event listings. We also have true reach: with 471,000 readers a week (print & digital), our powerful media footprint extends all across the City of Toronto and beyond. www.nowtoronto.com
About the NFB: The NFB is Canada's public producer of award-winning creative documentaries, auteur animation, and groundbreaking interactive stories, installations and participatory experiences. NFB producers are deeply embedded in communities across the country, working with talented artists and creators in production studios from St. John's to Vancouver, on projects that stand out for their excellence in storytelling, their innovation, and their social resonance. NFB productions have won over 5,000 awards, including 18 Canadian Screen Awards, 17 Webbys, 12 Oscars and more than 90 Genies. To access many of these works, visit NFB.ca or download the NFB's apps for mobile devices and connected TV.