HOT DOCS PARTNERS WITH DRIVEINTO TO SCREEN CLASSIC TALKING HEADS CONCERT DOC “STOP MAKING SENSE” AT ONTARIO PLACE ON AUGUST 11

Tickets are free but must be reserved in advance.

Toronto, August 4, 2020 – Hot Docs is proud to partner with the City of Toronto’s DriveInTO program to present a free drive-in screening of Stop Making Sense, Jonathan Demme’s classic concert doc about American rock band the Talking Heads, on Tuesday, August 11, at Ontario Place. Tickets are free but must be reserved in advance. For more information and reservations visit OntarioPlace.com.

“We’re thrilled to be part of this fantastic initiative led by the City of Toronto, and to join our fellow film festivals in entertaining and uniting the city through film during this uncertain time,” said Shane Smith, director of programming for Hot Docs. “Selected by our audiences in an online poll, Stop Making Sense is a joyous celebration and the perfect choice to lift all our spirits.”

STOP MAKING SENSE
D: Jonathan Demme | 88 minutes | 1984 | USA | PG
An exhilarating, ahead-of-its time masterpiece shot over three nights in 1984, Stop Making Sense captures the catchy energy, daring theatrics and pure euphoria of the Talking Heads performing at the top of their game. Get ready to dance in your seat with one of the greatest music films of all time.

Tuesday, August 11

The City of Toronto’s DriveInTO program helps organizers safely set up large-scale, high-value, temporary drive-in experiences throughout Toronto during the summer months at select sites. The Program supports free nights offered by local film and arts organizations to create a diversity of programming and provide community access to these popular events.

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Hot Docs is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing and celebrating the art of documentary and to creating production opportunities for documentary filmmakers. Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, North America’s largest documentary festival, conference and market, welcomes audiences of over 228,000 and more than 2,600 industry delegates to Toronto each year. Year-round, Hot Docs supports the Canadian and international industry with professional development programs and a multi-million-dollar production fund portfolio, and fosters education through documentaries with its popular free program Docs For Schools. Hot Docs owns and programs the Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema, a century-old landmark located in Toronto’s Annex neighbourhood and the world’s first and largest documentary cinema.

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