Director Bruce McDonald Turns Film Inspiration into Toronto Charity Gig Featuring Lioness, Heavy Filth, Ghost Is Dancing

Director Bruce McDonald Turns Film Inspiration into Toronto Charity Gig Featuring Lioness, Heavy Filth, Ghost Is Dancing
Canadian filmmaker Bruce McDonald (Pontypool, The Tracey Fragments, Hard Core Logo) is currently back in the director's chair. This time around, the film is called Trigger and it's about two female ex-bandmates reuniting to play a benefit show.

In anticipation of the film, McDonald, the film's stars (Molly Parker, Tracy Wright and Don McKellar) and New Real Films are putting on an event called "For Florence," which is, well, a benefit show.

This Valentine's Day, some of what the event's press release calls "Toronto's finest female talent" will grace the stage of the city's Mod Club, both to help McDonald and co. shoot some of their upcoming film and to raise money for the Salvation Army's Florence Booth House Women's Shelter (723 Queen Street West).

Performers will include Lioness, Heavy Filth, One Hundred Dollar Duets, the Ghost Is Dancing, Carmen Elle, Foxfire, Lisa Lobsinger of Broken Social Scene/Reverie Sound Revue, Hooded Fang, Alex Olsen and Jessica Lalonde.

The most interesting performance for those itching to check out Trigger will be by the film's fictitious band. That's right: actors Molly Parker and Tracy Wright will take to the stage to perform as the band they play in the film, where they'll play their fictitious hit from the '90s: "Standing Alongside Gone." The song is actually an unreleased track by early Canadian rockers Cookie Duster that was licensed for the film.

The show starts at 8:30 p.m. this Sunday (February 14) and will be free, but donations of any amount will go straight to the Florence Booth House Women's Shelter.