Still Lots Packed into the Final Nights of TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival)

This year the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) has gone full force in adding free programming for film and music lovers. All events, screenings and concerts are free and open to the public at Yonge-Dundas Square (YDS). There have been zombies, swing dancers, a performance by the National Ballet, Rik Emmett, renowned poet Sapphire did a reading; also a roller derby and stars from the film Suck.

There have been film screenings everyday at noon and silent films with live music accompaniment everyday at 3pm from Sept.10-19th. The final three days are very music heavy. Come for the final nights of musical goodness at YDS.

Full schedule is available here:

There are three remaining nights of free programming:
TONIGHT: Thursday, Sept.17th
New York artist Adam Pendleton is coming to YDS live for A Future Projections performance, rock show, installation and film screening. Art rock/post punk band Deerhoof will perform. It will be an audio-visual feast!
LOCATION: Yonge-Dundas Square
EXPECTED GUESTS: Adam Pendleton (artist), Noam Gonick (filmmaker), Deerhoof (musicians) and Wayne Baerwaldt (curator)

TOMORROW NIGHT: Friday, Sept.18th
American folk legend, Joan Baez will be performing in honour of the world premiere of the film American Masters featuring Joan Baez: How Sweet the Sound.
EVENT START TIME: 8pm (American Masters screening begins), approx. 9:30pm (concert begins)
LOCATION: Yonge-Dundas Square

CLOSING NIGHT OF TIFF: Saturday, Sept. 19th
World premiere of the film Copyright Criminals (

Festival Wrap Party presented in Association with Future Projections and hosted by Chuck D, featuring the infectious improvised audiovisual mashups of Eclectic Method. The renowned trio will thrill film and music lovers with a video remix set incorporating clips from the films included in Essential 100 (the top 100 films of all time as voted on by TIFF industry and filmgoers). The Essential 100 will be the opening show of TIFF Bell Lightbox (the Festival’s new home being built right now at King and John St). This includes an appearance by James Brown’s original ‘Funky Drummer’ Clyde Stubblefield.
EVENT START TIME: 7pm (Copyright Criminal screening), 9pm (Festival Wrap Party begins)
LOCATION: Yonge-Dundas Square
EXPECTED GUESTS: Noah Cowan (Artistic Director, TIFF Bell Lightbox), Chuck D, Eclectic Method and Clyde Stubblefield

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