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Geddy Lee at Massey Hall short film documentary to premier at TIFF

Thu, Aug 13, 2009@12:28PM | comments

UPDATE - 8/20@12:50PM: City Sonic recently posted all the screening times to their website and Geddy Lee at Massey Hall will screen on September 13th at 12PM. To check out a couple of photos of Geddy on location during the filming, go to the Facebook event page or check out the above thumbnails.

The City Sonic Project is a collaboration between Toronto documentary film companies White Pine Pictures and Kensington Communications. The project pairs Canadian music artists with award-winning Canadian filmmakers to create short documentary films about the artists' connection to places where their musical lives were transformed. One of the 13 short films pairs Geddy Lee with director Bruce McDonald. Geddy is followed as he takes viewers on a tour inside the legendary Massey Hall. From the press release:

GEDDY LEE (RUSH) AT MASSEY HALL is also directed by Bruce McDonald. Considered among the most influential rock bands in the world, Rush has been inducted in the Canadian Music Hall of Fame and have 24 gold records, 14 platinum and 3 multi-platinum records. It is no surprise that their June 1976 sold-out concerts at Massey Hall in Toronto (that ended their 2112 tour), would become an historic event at an historic venue. These shows were recorded for the double-live album All the World is a Stage an album that broke the band in the U.S., becoming their first Top 40 Billboard hit and paving the way for a string of famous Rush live albums. It was a first for Rush, but not the first time singer/bassist Geddy Lee felt magic on the stage at Massey. McDonald follows Lee as he takes viewers on a tour inside the legendary concert hall.

All 13 films will have their world premier as part of the Toronto International Film Festival's TIFF in Concert program at Yonge and Dundas Square which runs from September 10th through the 19th. New films will premiere each day of the Festival and all City Sonic screenings are free to the public. Keep an eye on the City Sonic website for details and screening times.