The days are shorter, the weather is colder, but if you live in the GTA, there’s no need to give up on riding just yet. In fact, you should get out on the bike tonight, and ride down to Flying Squirrel Motorcycle Company, on Queen Street East—and take in the first night of the Toronto Motorcycle Film Festival.
Of course, the festival film screenings will run the same place as always—at the Revue Cinema in the Roncesvalles neighbourhood. But that starts tomorrow, as the festival runs there Friday-Saturday. Tonight, the fun is at Flying Squirrel, where you can get food or have a drink, hang out with your riding buddies and meet out-of-town filmmakers who have come in for the festival from out of town. Access is free if you have a TMFF ticket or a VIP pass. If you don’t have one, you can fix that by buying one here.
The film screening start at 6:30 PM on Friday with Missile From The East, followed by the world premiere of The Rider, with Unpaved closing out the session (also a world premiere). At 9:30 PM, there’s a second session that starts with the world premiere of Polarcirkeln, then We Ride, followed by a Q&A with the director. On Any Other Sunday follows, then The Ultimate Mongolian Expedition, then the Canadian premiere of No Man’s Land. Friday night closes with A Motorcycle Saved My Life.
Back at 6:30 PM on Saturday, the evening will open with Women In The Front Seat, followed by a Q&A with the director. The next film to screen is Korta, also followed by a Q&A with the director. At the 9 PM session, the final feature of the festival is Dark Rider, with No Special Treatment closing out this year’s TMFF.
Can’t make it to the festival? Some films are screening online this year as well—a pass for online viewing is $8.99 per film. See here for more details.