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Open Roof 2019: Long Shot and Ghost Cavern
Toronto’s Ghost Cavern kicks off the night with a set that mixes electronic elements with live instruments for a sound that’s both cinematic and contemporary. The fun continues with Jonathan Levine’s new comedy Long Shot follows free-spirited journalist Fred Flarsky (Seth Rogen) as he reconnects with his childhood crush Charlotte Field (Charlize Theron), a powerhouse diplomat preparing to make a run for the presidency. Against her team’s advice, she hires him as a speechwriter, and romantic sparks fly. Part-romantic comedy, part-political satire, the film crackles with romantic chemistry between Rogen and Theron. The superb supporting cast members include O’Shea Jackson Jr., June Diane Raphael, Alexander Skarsgård (playing non-other than the hunky Canadian PM) who all give the leads a comedic run for their money. “Forget about those real-life presidential types: Charlize Theron and Seth Rogen are a winning ticket that'll actually make you feel good about politics, at least for two romantic and occasionally raunchy hours.” (USA Today)
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.