Thursday, June 21, 2012

2012 Open Roof Festival, June 21-Aug 23

The third edition of the Open Roof Festival of music, movies and beer starts tonight at the Amsterdam Brewery in downtown Toronto. Every Thursday night this summer, you'll have a chance to see some live local bands, followed by some terrific films.

Tonight's musicians will be the reggae band Friendlyness and the Human Rights, an apt opening act for the documentary Marley by Academy-Award winning filmmaker Kevin Macdonald.

Other musical acts include Army Girls, The Little Black Dress, Eucalyptus, Parlovr and Bruce Peninsula. The movie lineup includes a slew of terrific documentaries including the Oscar-winning Undefeated by Dan Lindsay and T.J. Martin (the first black director to win an Oscar), and excellent Canadian docs China Heavyweight, Herman’s House and Indie Game: The Movie.

The 3rd Open Roof Festival continues until August 23 at the Amsterdam Brewery, 21 Bathurst Street. Doors open 7:30pm.

2012 Open Roof Festival Schedule

Thursday, June 21st
Friendlyness & The Human Rights
Followed by the film Marley

Thursday, June 28th
Army Girls
Followed by the film Charles Bradley: Soul of America

Thursday, July 5th
The Magic
Followed by the film Fat Kid Rules The World

Thursday, July 12th
The Little Black Dress
Followed by the film China Heavyweight

Thursday, July 19th
Stacey Bulmer
Followed by the film Herman’s House

Thursday, July 26th
Run With The Kittens
Followed by the film Undefeated

Thursday, August 2nd
Followed by the film Hysteria

Thursday, August 9th
Followed by the film Indie Game: The Movie

Thursday, August 16th
Followed by the film Moonrise Kingdom

Thursday, August 23rd
Bruce Peninsula
Followed by the film Beasts of the Southern Wild

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