Revival69: The Concert That Rocked the World - FREE SCREENING
Discover the remarkable behind-the-scenes story of how a little-known but life-altering music festival came together against all odds. Young, scrappy concert promoter John Brower puts his life on the line (literally) to turn his failing Toronto Rock and Roll Revival into an epic one-day event, later coined in rock mythology as “the second most important event in rock n’ roll history”...which almost didn’t happen. The festival united rock legends and the almost-famous alike, but it was the 11th hour arrival of John Lennon and the Plastic Ono Band that ignited a truly seminal moment for the 20,000 fans at Toronto’s Varsity Stadium—triggering Lennon's final decision to leave The Beatles forever.
Through exclusive conversations with iconic musicians like Alice Cooper, Robbie Kreiger (The Doors), Alan White (Yes), Geddy Lee (Rush), Danny Seraphine (Chicago) and Klaus Voorman (Manfred Mann, The Beatles), and with over 60 minutes of astonishing archival footage and audio tapes, the documentary immerses us in the whirlwind chaos leading up to and through the festival.
Tickets: FREE for Doors Open Toronto
One May weekend each year, Doors Open Toronto invites the public to explore the city’s most-loved buildings and sites, free of charge. The event, which is recognized as one of Toronto’s most culturally significant events, provides rare access to buildings that are not usually open to the public and free access to sites that would usually charge an admission fee. Since its inception in 2000, it has attracted more than two million visits to nearly 700 unique locations and remains the largest event of its kind in Canada.