On Stage: Toronto's Fabulous Filmmakers



    TORONTO, April 18 /CNW/ - Torontonians enjoy a reputation of producing
some of today's most compelling films. Over three nights, as part of Toronto
Public Library's On Stage Series, a prolific group of directors, producers and
actors reveal how they transform ideas into magic. The series is free of
charge and open to all.

    
    Making a Film from a Literary Work

    Who:     Daniel Iron (Producer, Fido, Manufactured Landscape)
             Michael Murphy (Actor, Childstar, Magnolia)
    What:    Adapting Alice Munro's short story
             The Bear Came Over the Mountain - a love story about memory and
             the path of a long marriage. The resulting film, Away From Her,
             was written and directed by actor and first-time director Sarah
             Polley.
    When:    Friday, April 27, 6 p.m.
    Where:   Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street

    Alternative Culture Amplified

    Who:     Ron Mann (Documentary filmmaker, Imagine the Sound, Comic Book
             Confidential, Grass)
    What:    Ron Mann balances his career between executive producing,
             directing and distributing without losing sight of his original
             vision. This is a not-to-be-missed opportunity to hear the
             lessons Mann has learned about changing the way we see and make
             films.
    When:    Friday, May 4, 6 p.m.
    Where:   Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street

    Making Monkey Warfare

    Who:     Reginald Harkema (Director, A Girl is a Girl, Better Off in Bed)
             and Tracy Wright (Actor, When Night is Falling, The Five Senses)
    What:    A behind-the-scenes scoop on making Monkey Warfare, a film about
             history, objects, love and revolution. This cautionary tale won
             a Special Jury Award at the 2006 Toronto International Film
             Festival.
    When:    Friday, May 11, 6 p.m.
    Where:   Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street
    

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For further information: Media Contact: Ana-Maria Critchley, (416)
393-7201, amcritchley@torontopubliclibrary.ca


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