Ever had a really long week and then realize it’s only Tuesday?
That line was funnier a few months ago.
I am writing this for a Wednesday, the day the box office opens for the third instalment of TJFF presented online.
I never thought that TJFF would become an online sitcom series but nevertheless, here we are presenting another virtual Festival, complete with a roster of 60+ films from around the world.
Not only do we have the world premiere of Shelter, Ron Chapman’s incredible story of Toronto and how it grew into the world class city that it is today, but this year, we also have a selection of biographies about people we never knew but who you will not forget once you meet them on screen.
Of course, there are the usual suspects, narratives we love, and to lighten things up, a fun-filled archival selection honouring the people who brought the stories we cherish to the screen, (TV or theatre).
What’s different about this year’s Festival timing is the appearance of vaccines that many of us have begun to receive.
By our next Festival, all of us should be vaccinated, and we will have the opportunity to regain what we have been missing while keeping what has worked with the comfort of home viewing.
So for next year’s Festival you will be able to watch films either in theatres, or in the comfort of your home: maybe a combination of both.
The choice will be yours to make.
Our year-round screenings, panels and Chai Tea@Home events have been very well attended, so thank you for your loyalty to our ongoing programming.
And now, on with the show!
As the tag line says:
Escape, Explore and Experience the world of film!