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The Open Roof Festival returns for its 5th year

Posted by Derek Flack / June 2, 2014

Open Roof FestivalThe Open Roof Festival has announced its 2014 schedule just as nighttime temperatures are staying warm enough to encourage extended bouts outdoors. It's not quite t-shirt weather when the sun sets right now, but by the time the festival's first event rolls around on June 19th, you might just be in luck. Open Roof has bounced around between a number of locations in its existence, so it's no surprise to see that a new venue has been secured for this summer. 99 Sudbury will play host to the festival this year, which bodes well for those who like their outdoor movies with decent food and drink.

Although organizers have yet to announce specific food offerings, we know that a partnership with the new venue and vendors like Cool City Oyster Yard is designed to up the ante on the culinary element of the festival. Amersterdam Brewery will also be back on as the beer supplier for the weekly events. From a film standpoint, the festival leads off with Denis Villeneuve's Enemy followed by The Grand Budapest Hotel. Other highlights include 20 Feet from Stardom and some Can-con in the form of Don McKellar's The Grand Seduction.

This year's musical component continues a trend in which the festival showcases emerging talent and local bands. Highlights include Os Topies, Weaves, and CATL. Musical performances kick off each evening, so be sure to get there on time -- this isn't exactly the equivalent of upcoming trailers. For the full schedule and additional info, check out The Open Roof Festival website.

Photo by Kelly Kruschel

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