grace jones toronto

Music and fashion icon Grace Jones coming to Toronto

Every year TIFF's list of movie stars flying into the city makes headlines, but not often does a celebrity announcement stop the presses, halt traffic and the earth from turning on its axis.

Such is the case at this year's film festival with the appearance of legendary music and fashion icon Grace Jones.

She'll be in town promoting the world premiere of, Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami, the much-buzzed about documentary about her life on and off the stage on September 7 at 9:30 p.m.

Directed by Sophie Fiennes (yup, that's Joseph and Ralph's sister) who spoke to TIFF about the film, the doc was filmed over a decade and follows the star's everyday life, interspersed with live footage from her unforgettable 2016 tour.

Don't expect any sit-down interview or archival footage in this unconventional tale.

Jones has graced planet earth with her role as May Day in the James Bond film A View to a Kill, and new wave club hits like "Pull up to the Bumper" and "Slave to the Rhythm."

She unapologetically made a career pushing the lines of fashion, art, music, and gender.

Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami will screen September 7, 8, 12 and 15 and tickets go on sale to the public September 4.

Lead photo by

Grace Jones


Join the conversation Load comments

Latest in Film

You can watch free outdoor movies every week on a hidden back patio in Toronto

Arnold Schwarzenegger was just spotted biking around Toronto

You can watch movies under the stars for free in Toronto this summer

Toronto's most famous hotel rebranded for movie shoot

Arnold Schwarzenegger is in Toronto filming a new Netflix series

The history of The Kids of Degrassi Street

TIFF will offer cheap tickets to everyone under 25 at 2022 film festival in Toronto

That time when Mr. Bean came to the Eaton Centre in Toronto