Toronto Mike

Toronto Plays Itself in Toronto Stories


It's not uncommon to see Toronto on the big screen, but usually we're playing Chicago or New York or some other American city.  Toronto Stories is an indie film that premiered at the 2008 TIFF and now has a one-week run at the Royal Cinema starting on December 12th.  The premise is very cool: four chapters bound together by one interwoven narrative and set in Toronto.

I'm lucky enough to have this film on DVD and I plan to watch it before its one-week run at the Royal.  The directors are Sook Yin Lee, Sudz Sutherland, David Weaver and Aaron Woodley and Toronto Stories was shot in the four corners of the city, from the Don Valley and Cabbagetown to Kensington Market, from St. Clair and Vaughan to the back-alleys of the downtown core and majestic Union Station.

It also features a cool Toronto-made soundtrack, including tunes by Final Fantasy, Riverdale Farm, Broken Social Scene, Jason Collett, Glissandro 70 and Ohbijou.

I'll let you know how it is.

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