Open Roof Festival Toronto

The Open Roof Festival returns for third year

The Open Roof Festival is back for year three, and earlier today organizers revealed the 2012 film and music line-ups. As was the format last year, performances from local bands will precede Thursday evening screenings in the parking lot adjacent to Amsterdam Brewery. In case you think that the music plays second fiddle to the films at this festival, the inclusion of acts like Army Girls, Parlovr, and Bruce Peninsula underscore the degree to which the programming has evolved since Open Roof's first year.

The festival starts on Thursday June 21st and runs for 10 weeks, wrapping up on August 23rd. Each night gets underway at 7:30 p.m. with screenings starting around sundown. On the film end, there's a little bit of everything to choose from (docs, comedies, drama), so buy your tickets early if you're picky about what you want to watch (the line-up is strong enough that, for some, it won't really matter) and pray that it doesn't pour rain that night.

Here's a look at the 2012 Open Roof Festival Line-up (musical acts followed by films):

June 21st

Friendlyness & The Human Rights
Marley

June 28th

Army Girls
Charles Bradley: Soul of America

July 5th

The Magic
Fat Kid Rules the World

July 12th

The Little Black Dress
China Heavyweight

July 19th

Stacey Bulmer
Herman's House

July 26th

Run with the Kittens
Undefeated

August 2nd

Eucalyptus
Hysteria

August 9th

Parlovr
Indie Game: The Movie

August 16th

Dusted
Moonrise Kingdom

August 23rd

Bruce Peninsula
Beasts of the Southern Wild

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Each night cost $15 (drinks extra, obviously), and tickets can be purchased through the Open Roof Festival website.

Photo by Dayna Winter


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