The evening’s festivities kick off with Sauna who bring their post-punk influenced synth-driven sounds to the ORF stage for the first time. Then, we go on an eight year journey with filmmaker and farmer John Chester and his wife, culinary writer Mary, as they trade in city life for 200-acres of barren farmland outside Los Angeles in The Biggest Little Farm.

Limited tickets are available at the door, cash only, on a first come, first serve basis. Box office opens at 7:00 pm on the night of the event until tickets are sold out.

When

August 7 2019

Music

Sauna

Movie

The Biggest Little Farm

The Biggest Little Farm

Directed by: John Chester

Join us on an eight-year journey with filmmaker and farmer John Chester and his wife, culinary writer Mary, as they trade in city life for 200-acres of barren farmland outside Los Angeles and the dream to harvest in harmony with nature in The Biggest Little Farm. Through dogged perseverance and embracing the opportunity provided by nature’s conflicts, the Chester’s unlock and uncover a biodiverse design for living that exists far beyond their farm, its seasons, and our wildest imagination. Featuring breathtaking cinematography, adorable animals and an urgent message to heed Mother Nature’s call, The Biggest Little Farm gives a blueprint for healthier living in harmony with the planet. “It may…revive your wonder at the weird but ultimately awe-inspiring ways in which humans can help nature do its work.” (New York Times).

Genre: Documentary
Director: John Chester
Running Time: 1h 32m
Rating: G

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Sauna

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Sauna is a brand new Toronto based band featuring Zach Bines (Weaves), Braeden Craig (Greys), and Michael le Riche (Fake Palms). With le Riche’s synths in bright focus, this project marks a departure from the electric guitar-driven sound of Fake Palms. Bines (bass) and Craig (drums), meanwhile, provide a tough and tight complement to this new approach. Minimalist one minute and maximalist the next, the music is rich with suspense and satisfying subversions of expectation.

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Closing night of Open Roof Festival 2019 kicks off with Basement Revolver, a dream pop band currently making waves in the Toronto scene, before wrapping up the season with Olivia Wilde’s critically acclaimed, and brilliantly hilarious, directorial debut,  Booksmart.

Limited tickets are available at the door, cash only, on a first come, first serve basis. Box office opens at 7:00 pm on the night of the event until tickets are sold out.

When

August 21 2019

Music

Basement Revolver

Movie

Booksmart

Booksmart

Directed by: Olivia Wilde

 A fresh, feminist take on raunchy teen-comedies, Booksmart stars Kaitlyn Dever and Beanie Feldstein as two high-school high-achievers who realize they may have missed out on all the fun they could have been having when they were busy hitting the books. They decide to make up for an academic career’s worth of fun in one epic night of mayhem. Making her feature directorial debut, Olivia Wilde maintains laughs and energy throughout, with a rollicking soundtrack to boot. A coming of age story for a new generation, like Clueless and Mean Girls before it, “Booksmart is a love letter for any young woman who has ever stayed home on a Friday night to watch a Ken Burns documentary.” (Chandler Levack, Globe and Mail)

Genre: Comedy
Director: Olivia Wilde
Running Time: 1h 42m
Rating: 14A

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Basement Revolver

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Formed in the honest grit of Hamilton, Ontario, Basement Revolver has seen a quick and notable ascent into the spotlight with their unique brand of 90’s infused indie-rock and dream pop sensibilities. With influences including The Pixies and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, the band has formulated a captivating and refined hypnotic aural experience typically found with those who are well beyond their years. Their debut full length album Heavy Eyes was released in 2018 to much critical acclaim.  The Big Takeover claimed “the Canadian indie rock band radiates a melancholic glory… with sweetly forlorn female vocals and a textured, uplifting crush of guitars” and Clash stated that “The delicacy of the band’s approach is matched to the intensity of their execution. “

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Sundance hit Late Night is the film du jour. The comedy, written by (and co-staring) Mindy Kaling, is inspired by Kaling’s real life experiences as the only female writer on The Office. With Emma Thompson by her side, the film is acerbic, hilarious, full of grrrl power and not to be missed.

 

 

Limited tickets are available at the door, cash only, on a first come, first serve basis. Box office opens at 7:00 pm on the night of the event until tickets are sold out.

When

August 14 2019

Music

To be announced

Movie

Late Night

Late Night

Directed by: Nisha Ganatra

Emma Thompson stars as Katherine Newbury, a pioneer and legendary host on the late-night talk-show circuit, in Late Night. When she’s accused of being a “woman who hates women,” she decides to hire a female writer (Mindy Kaling) to help revitalize her ageing talk show and diversify her all-male writer’s room. The Late Night cast includes John Lithgow, Hugh Dancy, Reid Scott, Max Casella, John Early, Amy Ryan and more. Smartly written by Kaling and snappily directed by Nisha Ganatra, the film takes on white privilege, entitlement and questioning how women in power are “supposed” to act today. “Late Night is also the one thing that any and every late night talk show has to strive for: funny as hell, and with something to say.” (IndieWire, Kate Erbland)

Genre: Comedy
Director: Nisha Ganatra
Running Time: 1h 42m
Rating: 14A

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