We want to share the magic of filmgoing together while we watch from home. With this in mind, TIFF has curated a series from Crave’s extensive selection of titles, accompanied by conversations with special guests via Instagram. Ask questions and share your thoughts @TIFF_NET.
We — and a few thousand friends — will be watching with you.
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Toronto International Film Festival Stay-at-Home Cinema, screening on Crave, shares the magic of filmgoing, together at home.
Parasite — event postponed
In light of recent events affecting Black communities here and around the world, we feel it’s appropriate to give space for this important movement. Our Stay-At-Home Cinema presentation of Parasite has been postponed. Stay tuned for a new date.
Paris is Burning — Friday, June 5
In celebration of Pride Month 2020, we present Jennie Livingston’s groundbreaking 1990 documentary Paris is Burning. The virtual Q&A begins at 7pm EDT with a to-be-confirmed host and featured guest. At 7:30pm EDT, audiences are invited to watch the film on Crave.
During every film, follow along on Twitter with #TIFFAtHome.
Chronicling the world of fierce performance and competition at Harlem drag balls during the 1980s, Jennie Livingston's Paris is Burning is a groundbreaking exploration of race, class, gender, and sexuality. The documentary follows the lives of Dorian Corey, Will Ninja, Sol, Freddie and Kim Pedavis, Octavia St. Laurent, Angie and Venus Xtravaganza, and Pepper LaBeija as they perform and tell their respective stories. Candid interviews with each of the performers are interspersed with images of extravagant costumes, lavishly decorated sets, elaborate voguing, and impassioned offstage rivalries and onstage face-offs. Beyond the spectacle and pageantry of the drag balls, Paris is Burning provides an intimate look into the very real lives of a community struggling to survive — queer and trans people of colour dealing with loss and pain, but always thinking of their hopes and dreams for the future.