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Closing Night of Opening Roof Festival with the Indie-Comedy Sundowners and Luke Lalonde
Toronto’s Open Roof Festival (ORF), celebrating indie film and music, returns for its eighth season, kicking-off on June 27, 2017, with screenings every Tuesday for 10 weeks. The Festival offers urbanites an al fresco take on hit cinema from across the globe, paired with live music by emerging artists in a variety of genres — a combination that has established Open Roof Festival’s reputation as Toronto’s ultimate summer date night and meeting spot.
The closing night of the 2017 ORF season kicks off with a bang — a solo set by Born Ruffians singer and guitarist Luke Lalonde. From there, Lalonde makes his acting debut in Sundowners, the latest feature from Toronto-based filmmaker, Pavan Moondi who also wrote and directed Diamond Tongues, which screened at ORF in 2015. Filming weddings is a thankless job, so when Alex (Phil Hanley) and Justin (Luke Lalonde) get the chance to shoot a destination wedding in Mexico, they take the opportunity to escape their sheltered lives – but with their boss Tom (Tim Heidecker) playing fast and loose with the details, they’ll be lucky to even find it. The film boasts a strong supporting cast primarily consisting of comedians and musicians, including Diamond Tongues’ star and July Talk singer Leah Fay Goldstein and Islands’ frontman Nick Thorburn, who also scored the picture.