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Toronto on Film

by Piers Handling; Geoff Pevere; Brenda Longfellow; Steve Gravestock; Matthew Hays; Justin D. Edwards & Wyndham Wise

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No Canadian city has been exposed, cinematically speaking, more often than Toronto. Published to coincide with the city’s 175th birthday, Toronto on Film examines the way the city has been presented in cinema. Geoff Pevere examines Toronto’s portrayal by filmmakers such as David Cronenberg and Atom Egoyan and in seminal works such as Don Owen’s Nobody Waved Goodbye and Don Shebib’s Goin’ Down the Road. Just like the real city, the reel city of Toronto is a place of fascinating complexity, rich contradiction, and radical transformation, and Pevere presents an analysis of how filmmakers such as Deepa Mehta (Sam and Me; Bollywood Hollywood) and Srnivas Krishna (Masala) have created an alternative, more magical view of the city. Key landmarks such as the CN Tower and the Yonge Street strip are featured in some of the wilder and more recherché portraits of Toronto.

Toronto on Film includes a new essay by critic and scholar Matthew Hays, writing on the development of queer-themed film in Toronto, as well as contributions by Piers Handling, Toronto International Film Festival co-director and CEO; former Take One editor and publisher Wyndham Wise (on the emergence of the independent film scene in 1960s Toronto); filmmaker and scholar Brenda Longfellow (on the birth of the Toronto New Wave); and Steve Gravestock, associate director of Canadian programming at TIFF. The book contains an annotated filmography of key Toronto films.

Published by the Toronto International Film Festival. Distributed in Canada by Wilfrid Laurier University Press. Distributed outside Canada by Indiana University Press.

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Piers Handling

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Geoff Pevere

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Brenda Longfellow

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Steve Gravestock has programmed Nordic cinema for the Toronto International Film Festival since 1999, and has written extensively on the subject in a wide variety of outlets. His publications include A History of Icelandic Film, Don Owen: Notes on a Filmmaker and His Culture and Geoff Pevere’s Toronto on Film, which he co-edited with Kate Lawrie Van de Ven.

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Matthew Hays is a Montreal-based critic, author, and university and college instructor. His articles have appeared in a broad range of publications. His first book, The View from Here: Conversations with Gay and Lesbian Filmmakers (Arsenal Pulp Press), was cited by Quill & Quire as one of the best books of 2007 and won a 2008 Lambda Literary Award. He is co-editor (with Thomas Waugh) of Queer Film Classics, a series of monographs for Arsenal Pulp Press on LGBTQ films; titles in the series include Paris Is Burning, Strangers on a Train, Law of Desire, and Female Trouble. He is the film instructor at Marianopolis College, and also teaches courses in journalism, communication studies, and film studies at Concordia University, where he received the Concordia Alumni Award for Teaching Excellence in 2007 and the President's Award for Teaching Excellence in 2013.

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Matthew Hays is a Montreal-based critic, author, and university and college instructor. His articles have appeared in a broad range of publications. His first book, The View from Here: Conversations with Gay and Lesbian Filmmakers (Arsenal Pulp Press), was cited by Quill & Quire as one of the best books of 2007 and won a 2008 Lambda Literary Award. He is co-editor (with Thomas Waugh) of Queer Film Classics, a series of monographs for Arsenal Pulp Press on LGBTQ films; titles in the series include Paris Is Burning, Strangers on a Train, Law of Desire, and Female Trouble. He is the film instructor at Marianopolis College, and also teaches courses in journalism, communication studies, and film studies at Concordia University, where he received the Concordia Alumni Award for Teaching Excellence in 2007 and the President's Award for Teaching Excellence in 2013.

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Matthew Hays is a Montreal-based critic, author, and university and college instructor. His articles have appeared in a broad range of publications. His first book, The View from Here: Conversations with Gay and Lesbian Filmmakers (Arsenal Pulp Press), was cited by Quill & Quire as one of the best books of 2007 and won a 2008 Lambda Literary Award. He is co-editor (with Thomas Waugh) of Queer Film Classics, a series of monographs for Arsenal Pulp Press on LGBTQ films; titles in the series include Paris Is Burning, Strangers on a Train, Law of Desire, and Female Trouble. He is the film instructor at Marianopolis College, and also teaches courses in journalism, communication studies, and film studies at Concordia University, where he received the Concordia Alumni Award for Teaching Excellence in 2007 and the President's Award for Teaching Excellence in 2013.

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