CITY CINEMA ROCKUMENTARIES
School’s out for summer, which means it is time to rock on down to YONGE-DUNDAS SQUARE (YDS) for the city’s favourite outdoor screenings, City Cinema, every Tuesday at 8pm from June 26 – August 28.
YDS is providing Toronto the ultimate summer soundtrack with Rockumentaries; a lineup of non-fiction films that are sure to cause treble as they explore the life and times of some of North America’s most beloved musical acts, featuring different artists and their signature sounds each week.
June 26, Festival Express (2003), featuring the Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, and The Band
July 3, It Might Get Loud (2008), featuring Jimmy Page, The Edge and Jack White
July 10, Leonard Cohen: I’m Your Man (2005), featuring Nick Cave, Rufus Wainwright, U2, and more, assemble to play selections from the prolific Cohen songbook
July 17, Standing in the Shadows of Motown (2002), sheds light on The Funk Brothers, the largely unheralded and uncredited studio musicians for Motown Records
July 31, 20 Feet From Stardom (2013), Best Music Film at the 57th Grammy Awards and Best Documentary at the 86th Academy Awards tells the story of the backup singers for pop legends
August 7, Amy (2015), a profile of British singer Amy Winehouse
August 14, Shine A Light (2008), directed by Martin Scorsese go behind the scenes of the Rolling Stones concert at New York's Beacon Theatre
August 21, What Happened, Miss Simone? (2015), the story of jazz singer and civil rights activist Nina Simone
August 28, Long Time Running (2017), this Canadian-made film follows The Tragically Hip on their 2016 Man Machine Poem Tour, the group’s final before the passing of front man Gord Downie. A love letter and goodbye all at once, this feature lets Hip fans feel the warm embrace of the band’s sound one more time.
Admission is FREE to all City Cinema screenings at YONGE-DUNDAS SQUARE!
For more information and a full schedule of events, please visit YDSquare.ca
All programming is subject to change