No Canadian city has been featured in cinema more than Toronto. The reel city of Toronto is a place of fascinating complexity, rich contradiction, and radical transformation. In Toronto on Film, Geoff Pevere looks at Toronto's portrayal by filmmakers such as David Cronenberg and Atom Egoyan and in seminal films such as Don Owen's Nobody Waved Goodbye and Don Shebib's Goin' Down the Road. Pevere shows how filmmakers such as Deepa Mehta (Sam and Me, Bollywood/Hollywood) and Srnivas Krishna (Masala) created an alternative and magical view of the city. The book also includes essays by critic and scholar Matthew Hays; Toronto International Film Festival co-director and CEO Piers Handling; former Take One editor and publisher, Wyndham Wise; filmmaker and scholar Brenda Longfellow; and associate director of Canadian programming at TIFF, Steve Gravestock.
Foreword by Piers Handling 1. By Way of an Introduction by Piers Handling 2. Flickering City: Toronto on Film until 2002 by Geoff Pevere 3. Strange Fugitive, Strange City: Reading Urban Space in Morley Callaghan's Toronto by Justin D. Edwards 4. Up from the Underground: Filmmaking in Toronto from Winter Kept Us Warm to Shivers by Wyndham Wise 5. Surfing the Toronto New Wave: Policy, Paradigm Shifts and Post-Nationalism by Brenda Longfellow 6. Where is Here? Here is Queer: Four Defining Bent Moments in Toronto Films by Matthew Hays7 . Conclusion: Toronto on Film Since 2002 by Steve Gravestock Filmography: 175 Key Toronto Films; Biographies; Photo Credits