Film screenings, movies, etc.

Bending the Rails - Screening on Rogers TV

Kristen writes:

"Jeff's documentary Bending the Rails, set here in our neighbourhood, is airing on Rogers at 7 pm on Tuesday, February 14th. Hope you can tune in! [Link to more info on the Rogers TV website]"

If you go to the Rogers website, you can watch a short promo trailer for the film.

Also, in addition to the film, Rogers will feature an interview with Jeff Winch. Tune in if you can!

"Bending The Rails is a documentary by Toronto filmmaker Jeff Winch about a local issue directly affecting The Junction Triangle. The Junction is surrounded by railway lines and the film focuses on the increase of diesel train traffic scheduled to pass through the area. Citizens along the rail corridor want clean electric trains and fear the negative impact toxic diesel pollution will have on their neighbourhoods. Rogers TV presents an in depth interview with Jeff Winch and a screening of his film all in a special one hour presentation."

Bending the Rails screening

Free viewing of
“Bending the Rails”
Where: Weston Park Baptist Church, 1871 Weston Road
When: Friday, September 30, 2011 from 7pm-9pm

There will be a Q&A session with MP Mike Sullivan and filmmaker Jeff Winch following the documentary.

Green 13 hosts - Bending the Rails

Here's another opportunity to see local filmmaker Jeff Winch's documentary about the diesel train expansion around our neighbourhood.

Green 13 hosts - Bending the Rails
Sponsored by the Annette Library
Located at: 145 Annette Street
Date: Monday, September 19, 2011
Time: 6:30 pm
Running time: 45 minutes
Q & A with filmmaker Jeff Winch after the screening

Bending the Rails: Documentary screening at Revue Cinema

Details from the Facebook event page:

Bending the Rails: documentary about the diesel trains

Time: Tuesday, August 30 · 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: Revue Cinema

More Info: Free screening at the Revue Cinema (400 Roncesvalles) Tuesday August 30 @ 7:00PM. MP Andrew Cash, Councillor Ana Bailão, MPP Cheri DiNovo, filmmaker Jeff Winch and Paul Gorczynski from the office of Peggy Nash will be in attendance. Q&A after screening (running time 45 mins)

The Junction Triangle in Toronto is surrounded by railway lines. Very soon those rails will bring excessive toxic diesel pollution to the neighbourhood, courtesy of the Ontario Government.

Citizens all along the rail corridor want clean electric trains, but Premier Dalton McGuinty isn’t listening.

With government sorely letting it down, the scrappy Junction Triangle fights on.

But the diesel trains are coming closer and time is running out

For more info, contact

Canadian Snow Television - Episode Two

A short film by local artist Martin Helmut Reis, filmed yesterday morning on the Wallace Ave. Bridge.:

Canadian Snow Television - Episode Two from Tino on Vimeo.

Recoded Feb. 2, 2011 on the over a century old Wallace Avenue Foot Bridge. Music by Max Richter. Gentle snowfall and people going to work. Temperature -10C.

Music Video: Fame, by Noah23

Here's another video that was partially shot locally in the Junction Triangle. Noah23's new video for Fame was filmed in various places around West Toronto, with plenty of footage of Tower Automotive (including great sequences of the recent chimney demolition), the GO/CN Georgetown tracks, Bloor St. under the Railpath, Dundas West station, Queen St. West in Parkdale, etc.

Noah23 is new to me, but checking out his Youtube channel, Myspace page, Bandcamp link, and many Google hits show that he's been making music and videos going back to the mid 1990's.


Locally filmed video: Traveling Violations

Check out this short video by Adeyemi Adegbesan and Colin Stanton, filmed locally in our neighbourhood, on Dundas St., the Wallace Ave. footbridge, and on the Railpath just below the bridge. "Traveling Violations" isn't about forgetting your passport or missing your train, but more about "traveling" in the basketball sense of the word. Check it out.

You can watch the video embedded above, or go directly to the Youtube page for it.

Yasi's Annual Ride-in Movie Night

The annual "Ride-In Movie Night" takes place in our neighbourhood again this year, as part of the City of Toronto's Bike Month. Details below are from the official Bike Month Listing:

Presented by:
Yasi's Place

Starts: June 26, 2010 08:30 PM
Ends: June 26, 2010 11:00 PM
Cost: Free

Join us for bike themed movie shorts under the stars. Bring an extra pillow/blanket/chair if you can. Assorted treats will be available. Hosted by Yasi's Place and Martin de la Rue.

For more information contact:
Phone: 416-536-9888
Yasi's Place
299 Wallace Avenue
Bloor & Symington
Map to this event

Fuzzy Movie Night: The Travellers

The Fuzzy Boundaries neighbourhood naming group has organized a fun event that doesn't really have anything to do with neighbourhood names, but is certainly worth checking out:

Yasi's Place Bike-In Movie Night

On June 6th 2009, local restaurant Yasi's Place hosted their annual outdoor "bike-in" movie night. This event takes place as part of the City of Toronto's Bike Month, bringing out local residents and cyclists from all over the city to watch outdoor films at the corner of Wallace and Campbell.

Local cycling movie collector Martin Reis emceed the evening, introducing a selection of fun short films, followed by a kid-friendly feature-length movie. Yasi's Place provided free popcorn, plus other movie concession snacks (candy, ice cream, drinks, etc.) delivered right to the seats!

It was a great night out. Can't wait until next year.

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