“LIVE FOREVER AT BOOMBOX”-TIFF Bell Lightbox-Thurs.,Nov.2nd,2017
LIVE FOREVER AT BOOMBOX: TIFF’S ANNUAL PARTY WILL TRANSFORM THE LIGHTBOX INTO A FAME-INSPIRED MODERN SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS
boombox is one of Toronto’s unmissable fundraising events and will feature bold installations by emerging artists and performers using film, live art, VR, and dance
TIFF Bell Lightbox will be revamped into a massive modern school for the arts for boombox, TIFF’s annual fundraising event on Thursday, November 2. Exploring the building, guests will immerse themselves in multi-sensory experiences inspired by the 1980 film’s prestigious performing arts high school in New York City. Proceeds from this year’s event will support Share Her Journey, a campaign to boost participation, skills, and opportunities for women behind and in front of the camera.
The night will be a choose-your-own adventure of music, art, film, and performance by emerging Toronto artists, each inspired by an area of TIFF’s fall programme including Black Star, Aabiziingwashi (Wide Awake/Unable to Sleep), Canada on Screen and Filipino New Wave.
The entire building will be transformed into a creative arts school, with each event space taking the form of a classroom, studio or common area. DJ Beat Sampras will kick off the celebration in the Atrium-turned-Auditorium. Next up will be DJ Cool V with performances by Indigenous dancers Marie Morrison, Leslie McCue, Angel Recollet and Jonathan McDonald. To close out the night we are excited to have powerhouse DJs Nino Brown & Dre Ngozi as our headline act.
Director and producer Raha Euphoria will create an enveloping experience in an active film set in the TIFF Bell Lightbox Gallery. This up-close look at a music video production will incorporate live dance performance with 3D image-mapping and other projection technologies.
The Loading Docks is a very different scene, an open creative space where “students” hang out and impromptu dance cyphers turn into breakdance and rap battles against the backdrop of the musical stylings of DJ Xavier Pierre. Luma Restaurant will be transformed into the school’s Dance Studio for the evening, where guests will be treated to a rare view of the auditions, dress rehearsal and final presentation of a special dance performance and fashion show, directed and choreographed by Fly Lady Di. Finally, you don’t want to miss celebrated artist OLUSEYE’s live art experience in the Bell Blue Room, where he will bring a painting of a vogue dancer to life throughout the night.
Guests can also experience 2167, the collection of virtual reality projects commissioned by TIFF, imagineNATIVE, Pinnguaq and the Initiative for Indigenous Futures as part of the Canada on Screen programme that asks Indigenous filmmakers and artists to envision Canada 150 years into the future. The works by Kent Monkman, Danis Goulet, Scott Benesiinaabandan, and Postcommodity will also be on display at TIFF Bell Lightbox during the imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival.
Tickets to boombox are $160 for the public, $150 for TIFF Members and $1600 for a Party Ticket Package that includes 12 tickets for the price of 10. Doors open at 9pm. Guests are encouraged to dress with the event theme in mind or in cocktail attire. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit tiff.net/boombox or call 416-599-TIFF (8433) or 1-888-599-8433.
TIFF prefers Visa.
TIFF is a charitable cultural organization whose mission is to transform the way people see the world through film. An international leader in film culture, TIFF projects include the annual Toronto International Film Festival in September; TIFF Bell Lightbox, which features five cinemas, major exhibitions, and learning and entertainment facilities; and innovative national distribution programme Film Circuit. The organization generates an annual economic impact of $189 million CAD. TIFF Bell Lightbox is generously supported by contributors including Founding Sponsor Bell, the Province of Ontario, the Government of Canada, the City of Toronto, the Reitman family (Ivan Reitman, Agi Mandel and Susan Michaels), The Daniels Corporation and RBC. For more information, visit tiff.net.
TIFF is generously supported by Lead Sponsor Bell, Major Sponsors RBC, L’Oréal Paris, and Visa, and Major Supporters the Government of Canada, the Government of Ontario, and the City of Toronto.
TIFF Cinematheque is generously supported by the Ontario Media Development Corporation
and Canada Council for the Arts.
The Government of Canada, the Royal Bank of Canada and the Government of Ontario
are Presenting Partners of Canada on Screen / Le gouvernement du Canada, la Banque Royale du Canada, et le Gouvernement de l’Ontario sont des partenaires présentateurs de Canada à l’écran.
Telefilm Canada and Fairmont Hotels & Resorts are Supporting Partners of Canada on Screen
/ Téléfilm Canada et Fairmont Hotels & Resorts sont partenaires de soutien de Canada à l’écran.
Canada on Screen is co-produced by Library and Archives Canada, The Cinémathèque québécoise,
and The Cinematheque in Vancouver / Canada à l’écran est une coréalisation de Bibliothèque et Archives Canada, de la Cinémathèque québécoise et de The Cinematheque de Vancouver.
The National Film Board of Canada is the content partner for the Canada on Screen Digital Catalogue / L’Office national du film du Canada est le partenaire de contenu du catalogue numérique de Canada à l’écran.
boombox is generously supported by Anne-Marie Canning (Artist Project Supporter).
We would like to thank Cathleen Finlay, Communications Manager – Toronto International Film Festival, TIFF for the invitation to this event.