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Open Roof 2019: Firecrackers and Sam Polley & The Old Tomorrows
Sam Polley & The Old Tomorrows warm up the stage with their take on ‘50s and ‘60s rockabilly licks, old country twang and Motown swing. Then, Jasmin Mozaffari’s debut feature Firecrackers is up– a powerful portrayal of two best friends’ who are desperate to leave their rural Ontario town. Their plan is derailed when a night of debauchery turns darker than they expected when a possessive ex-boyfriend assaults one of them, threatening both their friendship and their freedom. The films raw storytelling, searing energy and vibrant cinematography earned it critical raves as well as two Canadian Screen Awards for Directing and Editing. “Firecrackers is not nearly as casually joyful as its title suggests, but it is absolutely as incendiary.” (Globe and Mail)
The Festival will be partnering with a range of different local food trucks throughout the summer, including Fidel Gastro’s, Buster's Sea Cove and Rancho Relaxo, which will be the perfect pairing for a refreshing beer from ORF’s long-standing partner, Amsterdam Brewery.