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Architecture and film combine at Doors Open Toronto on May 26-27

Photo courtesy of Doors Open Toronto

Ontario Place Cinesphere is the venue for a screening of director Terrence Malick’s Voyage of Time: The IMAX Experience on May 25.


We are in the midst of a busy time for movie lovers, as the Cannes Film Festival rules the Croisette and Hollywood unleashes its summer blockbusters in cinemas nationwide. But one unique film-related event is set to take place just north of Buffalo. The 19th annual Doors Open Toronto on May 26-27 (with an opening night screening on May 25), presented by Great Gulf, highlights architecture through city-wide walking tours and special programs.


The theme is “Film: The Great Romance,” and to that end, Doors Open explores Toronto’s film and television industry. Attendees have the opportunity to visit the spaces where actors, designers, animators, and writers work to bring films like Oscar winner The Shape of Water to life.


Doors Open begins at 7:30 p.m. on May 25 with a special screening of Tree of Life director Terrence Malick’s Voyage of Time: The IMAX Experience, at the recently renovated Ontario Place Cinesphere. Malick’s film is a visually stunning creation, one specifically for IMAX screens. A discussion will follow featuring Canadian filmmaker and IMAX co-inventor Graeme Ferguson, senior IMAX executives Patricia Keighley and David B. Keighley, York University Professor of Cinema and Media Studies Janine Marchessault, and Toronto Star film critic Peter Howell.


Other noteworthy elements of Doors Open Toronto include a May 26 panel discussion on architecture and film in Toronto titled “What’s the Story Here?” Numerous other events are scheduled, from walking tours to a virtual reality experience. There’s even an interactive experience featuring Lego artist Ekow Nimako.


For a full schedule, registration information, and background information, visit www.toronto.ca/doorsopen.


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