You like motorcycles? You like film? You live in the orbit of the GTA? Then get down to Roncesvalles this weekend to take in the Toronto Motorcycle Film Festival!
As usual, the festival runs out of the Revue Cinema (although it will also tour to Montreal and Calgary later this fall). The festival actually kicked off on Thursday, October 6, but tickets are still available for the remainder of the event (it runs through Saturday, October 8). Friday’s 6:30 PM tickets and schedule are here, and the 9:30 PM details are here. Saturday’s 6:30 PM tickets and details are here; the 9:30 PM tickets and details are here.
If you’re wondering about those films, we gave you a run-down of the lineup back at the start of September—see details here. There’s the standard mix of features and shorts, but there’s only one Canadian film this year—Oskar, by director Max Vannienschoot. Festival attendees will be able to vote on the People’s Choice award, and the judging panel will hand out awards for Best Feature and Best Short.
Along with the film festival at the Revue, the TMFF is coordinating with the Birch Contemporary to host Douglas MacRae’s Breath of Life photo exhibition.
Here’s what to expect: “Photographer and artist, Douglas MacRae’s Breath of Life show is a retrospective of his two greatest passions, travel and motorcycle racing. His lifelong wanderlust and adventurous spirit, inspired him to capture evocative cultures and extraordinary landscapes including Bhutan, Burma, Tibet, Nepal, Kenya, and Indonesia. Douglas has resided in the Dalai Lama’s monastery in India, cruised the Peruvian Amazon and explored Everest Base Camp. During his 20 years as a champion racer, he shot some of the most coveted vintage racing motorcycles across North America.”
That show has been running since early September, and closes on Sunday, so if you want to take that in, get there this weekend.