Bloor Takeover: A prominent writer, artist, or personality takes over Bloor programming for a night, letting their imagination run wild.
Takeover Programmer: Long Winter is a monthly night of immersive and interactive music, installations, visual art, readings, food and dance to help get Toronto through our long, cold winter.
For the launch of their 2014-15 season, Long Winter is taking over the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema for a full evening of independent film, music, art and performance. This celebrated Toronto event will transform the Bloor into an explorative space showcasing must-see up-and-coming talent.
The evening includes:
The Toronto premiere of Parisian photographer Frédéric Nauczyciel's The Fire Flies, a documentary that captures the beauty and struggles of the Baltimore and Paris voguing communities.
- The Toronto premiere of Marie Losier's (The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye) Just a Million Dreams, an intimate portrait of Suicide frontman and electronic music pioneer Alan Vega.
- The premiere of Toronto band Absolutely Free’s new album set to a holographic light show.
- A durational sound piece by Toronto trio Doomsquad that will be hidden somewhere inside the cinema.
- The premiere of the second season of Vish Khanna’s hit underground late-night talk show, Long Night with Vish Khanna.
- A series of art installations and projections by emerging artists, including William Andrew Finlay Stewart, Steve Reaume, Bambitchell, Dan Thornhill, and WIVES.
- A midnight screening of unreleased documentary Our Hobby is Depeche Mode/The Posters Came From the Walls (D: Jeremy Deller, Nicholas Abraham; 2008), a vibrant look at Depeche Mode fandom in the Soviet Union and other countries where Western music was unavailable until the 1980s.
As always, additional programming and surprises will be added.
Tickets: $11 ($8 for Bloor members)
Visit www.torontolongwinter.com for more information about Long Winter.