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by Lela Scott MacNeil
March 29th, 2011

Rooftop returns to the roofs of Toronto to continue our partnership with Hot Docs, North America’s biggest documentary film festival.

This year, we’ll be co-presenting three great films that will be screening outdoors on the roof of the London Tap House in downtown Toronto: Beauty Day, When the Drum is Beating, and Ola Svensson Superstar. These films take us from the wacky mind of the video stuntman who  predated Jackass, to the struggle and triumph of Haiti’s most beloved band, to the Spinal Tap-esque hijinks of Sweden’s favorite glam rock frontman.

Since 1993, Hot Docs has been screening some of the best documentaries in the world, and we could not be more excited to be continuing our collaboration with them for the second year in a row. The Rooftop Hot Docs Shows will be held on May 4th, 5th, and 6th. So if you’re in town, head up to the roof, say hi, and watch some hand-picked fantastic films!

Show details:

Where:
On the Roof of the London Tap House
250 Adelaide Street West (Adelaide at Duncan)

Doors open at 7:30pm. Films begin at sunset.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011
BEAUTY DAY

Before there was Jackass…before there was Tom Green…there was Ralph Zavadil.
Tickets and more info.

Thursday, May 5, 2011
WHEN THE DRUM IS BEATING

Award-winning director Whitney Dow (Two Towns of Jasper) delivers a humane and truly exceptional rendering of Haiti’s pride, resistance, despair and rich artistic tradition.
Tickets and more info.

Friday, May 6, 2011
OLA SVENSSON SUPERSTAR

Filmmaker Stefan Berg expertly navigates the line between Spinal Tap parody and earnest confessional in this portrait of the Swedish glam rock frontman Ola Svenson.
Tickets and more info.

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2 Responses to “Rooftop Returns to Hot Docs!”

  1. Chromatix says:

    Hot Docs is awesome, when’s the next one?

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