Published Mar 10, 2011Now entering its 24th year, Toronto's Images Festival is a annual event that showcases independent film and other experimental media forms. This year's festival will run for ten days from March 31 to April 9, and it will feature a lineup that's sure to please film and music fans alike.
Among the musical highlights will be Toronto hardcore heroes Fucked Up, who will perform at the festival's closing night gala. They will be adding live musical accompaniment to the 1928 silent film West of Zanzibar (see a still from the film above). Directed by Tod Browning, the 65-minute feature is a revenge story set in the jungle, which stars Lon Chaney as a magician who was cuckolded and crippled. This will take place at Toronto Underground Cinema and will cost $12 in advance, $15 at the door.
Other musical events include a series of mini concerts, entitled Assisted Installations, presented by Colombian artist Icaro Zorbar. A press release says that these shows "will act as interventions in the space between screenings." There will also be a collaboration between Toronto composer Allison Cameron and San Francisco filmmaker Paul Clipson that mixes film projection with live music.
Along with these events, the festival offers a wide range of films, art installations, and other media. To check out the entire lineup to get ticket information, head to the Images Festival website.
While you're waiting to hear what Fucked Up have cooked up for West of Zanzibar, see the video below to watch Ian Blurton, Sebastien Grainger, Nick Flanagan and Flash Lightnin' members Darcy Yates and Darren Glover perform a version of Fucked Up's "Generation." This took place at the recent Juno Decades: Songs of the '00s performance at the Horseshoe Tavern.