Central & Remote: April 6th – 8th

A round up of the best/weirdest things to do this weekend in Toronto…

 

Friday April 6th

Named for a Bruce Cockburn song, billed as a “Canadian Love Story”, set in the small town of Creston, B.C., with a central character named Todd Timmins, “Lovers in a Dangerous Time” (2009) is probably the most Canadian film you’re going to see all year. Or ever.

Alison and Todd were each others first friends. They shared an idyllic childhood living across an apple orchard from one another, until the final day of high school when they parted ways. Alison, a successful illustrator, and Todd, who seems to have had very little success since finishing school, pick up where they left off at their 10 year high school reunion. Only something has changed. The film goes on to examine where childhood ends and where adulthood begins. It asks whether childhood is a good place to find your adulthood, whether you can ever go back, and says when in doubt throw a beer bottle at it.

Full of charm and quirk that reminds me very much of Andrea Dorfman’s films,  “Lovers in a Dangerous Time” has already won a slew of awards including the Audience Award at the Calgary International Film Festival, the Best Canadian Feature Film at the Okanogan Film Festival and The Maverick Award at the Method Fest.  Written and directed by May Charters and Mark Hug, with a soundtrack by Montreal’s Jesse Brian Marchant.

The film finally sees it’s Toronto opening this Friday at the Yonge and Dundas AMC.

Show times are:

Fri-Sun: 11:15, 3:00, 7:00, 10:00

Mon-Thu: 3:00, 7:00, 10:00

 

Also happening Friday…

“Black Sheep” OCAD University’s Printmaking Thesis Exhibition

Black Tea V at  Thug Mansion

Mark Sultan (ex-King Khan & BBQ/Spaceshits/Sexareenos) at Parts & Labour

Tartan Day – The Big Dance

Converge at the Mod Club

The Deep Dark Woods at the Great Hall

Lost In The Trees at the Drake Underground

Say Anything at the Opera House

The Ting Tings at the Phoenix

 

Saturday April 7th

Toronto Girls’ Cupcake Ride Season Opener at Prairie Girl Bakery

A Morning with Mo Williems presented by Small Press Toronto

BOYSNOIZE Records Loft Party at Loft161

Tap ette – édition tout nu! At Henhouse

Pillow Fight Toronto 2012 at Yonge and Dundas Square

Milagres at the Drake Underground

 

Sunday April 8th

Perfume Genius at the Drake Underground

Toronto Watercolour Society Art Exhibition at Todmorden Mills Heritage Site, Papermill Gallery

U of Toronto Scarborough Studio Program 2012 Exhibit

Vintage Easter Parade

Kensington Market Easter Sweets Tour

Easter Brunch Cruise

David MacKinnon (FemBots) CD release at  The Garrison – Crosswires Music Series

 

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Yuli was born at the exact moment in 1986 when the Challenger Space Shuttle exploded and rained down on the ocean. As a child she believed this meant she was destined for greatness in the realm of space travel and radioastronomy. Nothing remotely as awesome as that has happened so far. Instead Yuli, at the age of 18, relocated from Calgary to Ottawa where she studied photography, life sciences and graphic design before moving to Toronto. [More by Yuli]