Toronto on Film
By Geoff Pevere, Piers Handling, Matthew Hays, Wyndham Wise, Brenda Longfellow, Steve Gravestock, and Justin D. Edwards
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 recherchÃ© 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.
You may also like:
A History of Icelandic Film
$15.95 CADOut of stock
Toronto on Film
How much is shipping?
When checking out online you will be presented various shipping options with the exact shipping charge for each option, which is automatically calculated based on your shipping address.
Do you offer exchanges?
In the case of an exchange of an online order, the customer is responsible for all shipping charges from and to the customer's location. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org prior to sending back any products.
What is your return policy?
All online orders are FINAL SALE. We offer an exchange-only policy for all non-sale, undamaged and unused goods within 14 days of purchase with the original receipt. See full policy here.
Do you offer any discounts?
Members receive 15% online and in-person at the TIFF Shop and up to 30% off on Member Shopping Days.
From Toronto directly to your door. We ship across Canada and around the world.
We process each order by hand. Please allow for a slight delay in order fulfillment.
International customers are responsible for any custom charges, duties, or taxes charged to them by their country.
TIFF is a not-for-profit cultural organization with a mission to transform the way people see the world through film.
Every purchase you make directly supports TIFF and helps us create a more informed and connected world through the power of film.
We’re dedicated to presenting the best of international and Canadian cinema and creating transformational experiences for film lovers and creators of all ages and backgrounds.