2012

Silver Screens Arts Festival

 

THURSDAY, MAY 31FRIDAY, JUNE 1SATURDAY, JUNE 2SUNDAY, JUNE 3
Theatre Out of the Box and Stella Award
1:30 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
Rogers Communication Centre
80 Gould Street
$15
Marie Bountrogianni
10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.
Rogers Communication Centre
80 Gould Street
$15
Screening: Theremin: An Electronic Odyssey
10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Library Building
350 Victoria Street
$15
Screening: One Thousand Pictures: RFK’s Last Journey
11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Library Building
350 Victoria Street
$15
Sylvia Solomon
4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m.
Rogers Communication Centre
80 Gould Street
FREE
James FitzGerald
11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
Rogers Communication Centre
80 Gould Street
$15
Michael Enright
2:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m.
Library Building
350 Victoria Street
$15
Premiere: Coming to LIFE and a Live Performance by Jordan Klapman
2:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
Ted Rogers School of Management
Main Entrance, 7th Floor
55 Dundas Street West
$15
Theatre Out of the Box
7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.
Rogers Communication Centre
80 Gould Street
$15
Street Party
Friday, June 1
12:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.
Live Music
Exhibits
FREE
Screening: Stone Reader
6:30 p.m.–9:00 p.m.
Library Building
350 Victoria Street
$15
 
 Theatre Out of the Box
2:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
Rogers Communication Centre
80 Gould Street
$15
 
CARP – Refocusing Advocacy
2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.
Rogers Communication Centre
80 Gould Street
FREE
Marina Nemat
3:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Library Building
350 Victoria Street
$15
Jazz Night
7:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.
Pitman Hall
160 Mutual Street
$20

 

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­Thursday, May 31, 2012

­Theatre Out of the Box and Stella Award theatre

Theatre Out of the Box1:30–4:00 p.m.
Rogers Communication Centre
80 Gould Street
$15

Five new original short plays about the modern world. Written, directed, and performed by ACT II STUDIO, Programs for 50+ members. Quirky, bold, heartwarming, and intriguing. From an eerie satire on airport security and a provocative exposé of the art of manipulating the masses in Nazi Germany and Bush’s U.S., to hilarious gossip about a mysterious young overnight guest in a seniors’ rooming house.

Note for Thursday’s opening performance only: Stella Award
This award will recognize a 50+ playwright who has created a winning original play. Selected scenes from their play will be presented in a special reading.

­Sylvia Solomon speakers

Sylvia Solomon4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m.
Rogers Communication Centre
80 Gould Street
FREE

If you had the opportunity to choose how to spend the rest of your life, how would you spend it? Dr. Sylvia Solomon launches her new book, For The First Time: One Woman’s Journey From Career to Retirement, which chronicles her retirement experiences and shares exercises to help you adjust to and embrace your own retirement journey.

Get a sneak peek at a series of workshops that focus on issues of identity and reinvention for people who are approaching and planning retirement.

You will have an opportunity to hear excerpts from Dr. Solomon’s book and to participate in a mini-workshop on reinventing oneself in retirement. Copies of the book will be available for purchase.

­Theatre Out of the Box theatre

Theatre Out of the Box7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.
Rogers Communication Centre
80 Gould Street
$15

Five new original short plays about the modern world. Written, directed, and performed by ACT II STUDIO, Programs for 50+ members. Quirky, bold, heartwarming, and intriguing. From an eerie satire on airport security and a provocative exposé of the art of manipulating the masses in Nazi Germany and Bush’s U.S., to hilarious gossip about a mysterious young overnight guest in a seniors’ rooming house.


 

­Friday, June 1, 2012

 

­Marie Bountrogianni speakers

Marie Bountrogianni10:00–11:00 a.m.
Rogers Communication Centre
80 Gould Street
$15

The Psychology of Politics:
Marie Bountrogianni, former Ontario cabinet minister, past president and executive director of the Royal Ontario Museum Board of Governors, educational psychologist, and distinguished visiting scholar at The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education, reflects from a unique insider’s perspective.

Dr. Bountrogianni served as minister of a number of portfolios including Intergovernmental Affairs, Democratic Renewal, Children and Youth Services, and Citizenship and Immigration. During her time in office, Bountrogianni was instrumental in negotiating a number of landmark federal–provincial agreements and in introducing the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), which established Ontario as a world leader in accessibility.

Dr. Bountrogianni will discuss the dynamic process of developing the AODA with both the disability and business communities. Other intergovernmental examples – some less successful than others – will also be reflected upon, from the perspective of how things could have been done differently.

­James FitzGerald speakers

James FitzGerald11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
Rogers Communication Centre
80 Gould Street
$15

Acclaimed author James FitzGerald (Old Boys: The Powerful legacy of Upper Canada College) discusses his latest book, What Disturbs Our Blood: A Son’s Quest to Redeem the Past, which won the 2010 Writers’ Trust Prize for Non-Fiction and is published by Random House Canada. The book is a unique mixture of genres: a rich piece of Canadian medical history, an intense psychological drama, a mystery to be solved, and a hard-won escape from a family curse. The story features fascinating glimpses into Toronto’s rich history.

­Street Party music

12:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.
Live Music
Exhibits
FREE

­Theatre Out of the Box theatre

Theatre Out of the Box2:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
Rogers Communication Centre
80 Gould Street
$15

Five new original short plays about the modern world. Written, directed, and performed by ACT II STUDIO, Programs for 50+ members. Quirky, bold, heartwarming, and intriguing. From an eerie satire on airport security and a provocative exposé of the art of manipulating the masses in Nazi Germany and Bush’s U.S., to hilarious gossip about a mysterious young overnight guest in a seniors’ rooming house.

­CARP – Refocusing Advocacy speakers

2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.
Rogers Communication Centre
80 Gould Street
FREE

­Marina Nemat speakers

Marina Nemat3:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Library Building
350 Victoria Street
$15

Internationally best-selling author Marina Nemat discusses her memoir Prisoner of Tehran and its social consequences.

As a teen, Marina was arrested on false charges and imprisoned in Tehran’s notorious Evin prison. She was tortured and beaten, watched her friends be executed, and forced into marriage with one of the guards. This is an extraordinary tale of faith and survival during political upheaval.

­Jazz Night music

Climax and M Skinner and S McGregor7:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.
Pitman Hall
160 Mutual Street
$20

A jazzy summer evening featuring Dixieland jazz, with the Climax band, and cool jazz, with Michael Skinner and Stacie McGregor. Don’t forget your dancing shoes!

Climax are known for their wide variety of tunes with lots of vocals; they play straight from the heart. They are a six-piece traditional jazz band playing your favourite Dixieland jazz.

Mike Skinner and Stacie McGregor first met in the early 1980s, while studying music at Humber College. Since then, these seasoned musicians have accompanied some of the biggest Canadian and international entertainers onstage, in recordings, on television, and in film. Still, they enjoy nothing more than getting together to play some cool jazz – with a twist.


 

­Saturday, June 2, 2012

 

­Screening: Theremin: An Electronic Odyssey film

Leon Theremin and Albert Glinsky10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Library Building
350 Victoria Street
$15

A fascinating documentary about Léon Theremin, the inventor of the first electronic synthesizer instrument. Theremin: An Electronic Odyssey details his subsequent life after being abducted by the KGB, and also provides a history of his instrument.

American composer and author Albert Glinsky (Theremin: Ether Music and Espionage) joins writer/broadcaster and film critic Kevin Courrier to share his insights on Léon Theremin and give us a live performance on the Theremin

­Michael Enright speakers

2:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m.
Library Building
350 Victoria Street
$15

Michael EnrightVeteran broadcaster Michael Enright has been the host of CBC Radio One’s The Sunday Edition since September, 2000. Enright’s journalistic credits are impressive. His innovative approach to the coverage of world events established As It Happens as a program that breaks through the boundaries of standard news broadcasting. Enright is known for his interviewing skills and investigative and information-giving journalistic reporting. He has hosted several specials following the events of September 11, and on the war in Afghanistan.

­Screening: Stone Reader film

6:30 p.m.–9:00 p.m.
Library Building
350 Victoria Street
$15

Filmmaker Mark Moskowitz finally reads a critically acclaimed novel he bought back in 1972, and discovers that both the book and the author have long since vanished. Stone Reader documents Moskowitz’s quest to find out what happened. As he dives into the mystery, the twists and turns of the journey reveal how literature can create a singular bond among strangers.


 

­Sunday, June 3, 2012

 

­Screening: One Thousand Pictures: RFK’s Last Journey film

11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Library Building
350 Victoria Street
$15

Two days after Robert F. Kennedy’s funeral mass in New York City, his casket was placed on a special train headed for Washington, D.C. Thousands of mourners lined the 225-mile train route in an outpouring of grief and respect.

Photographer Paul Fusco took over a thousand pictures of the mourners who lined the route, documenting the tremendous outpouring of affection and support for the idealistic and beloved Kennedy. Through interviews conducted with dozens of the people photographed by Fusco along the NYC-to-DC route, as well as archival footage and the actual words of Robert Kennedy and his brother Teddy (who delivered a memorable eulogy to his brother), the film paints a vivid, deeply moving portrait of America during the tumultuous 1960s and speaks to the sense of hope and renewal that Robert Kennedy inspired and which abides to this day.

Director and Producer Jennifer Stoddart will discuss her work with writer/broadcaster and film critic Kevin Courrier. Jennifer will share her insights about the importance of RFK’s legacy and the creation of this documentary.

­Premiere: Coming to LIFE and a Live Performance by Jordan Klapman film

LIFE Institute logo and Jordan Klapman2:00–4:00 p.m.
Ted Rogers School of Management
Main Entrance, 7th Floor
55 Dundas Street West
$15

This is the exclusive red carpet premiere of the LIFE documentary Coming to LIFE. The film, a gift from The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education to celebrate LIFE’s 20th anniversary, demonstrates that older adults can continue to flourish and contribute to the lives of seniors and to society.

A reception will be held after the screening, featuring live music by Jordan Klapman, an accomplished jazz pianist, bandleader, and music director.

A portion of the proceeds from the ‘Coming to LIFE’ event will be donated to the LIFE Institute Jack Brown Award.