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Open Roof Festival August 1 with Beatriz At Dinner and The Sinners Choir
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 Sinners Choir is a trio comprised of three generations of seasoned Toronto sidemen: Terry Wilkins, Adam Beer-Colacino and Adam Warner. The group will kick off the evening with their unique style of Roots/Americana with a gritty approach followed by a screening of Beatriz at Dinner, which Vanity Fair called “the perfect film for the Trump era.” Drawing on her innate kindness, Beatriz (Salma Hayek) has built herself a career in Los Angeles as a holistic medicine practitioner. When she finds herself at a dinner party thrown by one of her wealthy clients (Connie Britton) after her car breaks down, she meets the cutthroat, smug billionaire Doug Strutt (John Lithgow) and this chance meeting between two opposites makes for a night not to be forgotten.