liveintheprésent: TIFF + Bell Media’s Crave Cinema Experience


About TIFF TIFF is a not-for-profit cultural organization whose mission is to transform the way people see the world through film. An international leader in film culture, TIFF projects include the annual Toronto International Film Festival in September; TIFF Bell Lightbox, which features five cinemas, major exhibitions, and learning and entertainment facilities; and innovative national distribution program Film Circuit. The organization generates an annual economic impact of $189 million CAD. TIFF Bell Lightbox is generously supported by contributors including Founding Sponsor Bell, the Province of Ontario, the Government of Canada, the City of Toronto, the Reitman family (Ivan Reitman, Agi Mandel and Susan Michaels), The Daniels Corporation and RBC. For more information, visit About Crave Delivering more Oscar ® -nominated and Emmy ® Award-winning programming than any other service, Crave is Canada’s prestige entertainment offering, with HBO, SHOWTIME ® , Starz, Hollywood-hit movies, a superior collection of kid’s movies and programs, and thousands of hours of acclaimed television series, specials, factual programming, and originals that can’t be found anywhere else. Crave is the exclusive home of HBO in Canada, delivering HBO’s current slate of signature dramatic and comedic programs, documentaries, films, and live specials, as well as titles from HBO’s extensive off-air library. Crave is also home to current SHOWTIME series and specials, and past SHOWTIME hits. Crave Original hit series include comedies LETTERKENNY and NEW EDEN; CRAVINGS: THE AFTERSHOW with Lainey Lui; HEALTHY IS HOT with Chloe Wilde; candid interview series MUCH STUDIOS PRESENTS: MIKE ON MUCH IN CONVERSATION WITH…; a series of original stand-up specials; the upcoming competition series CANADA’S DRAG RACE; and the upcoming apocalyptic original comedic documentary series WE’RE ALL GONNA DIE. Crave is a major supporter of Canada’s production industry, helping to fund and develop numerous film and documentary projects including feature films THE SONG OF NAMES, WHITE LIE, and THE GRIZZLIES among others, as well as Crave Original Documentaries ONCE WERE BROTHERS: ROBBIE ROBERTSON AND THE BAND, SHARKWATER: EXTINCTION, YOU ARE HERE: A COME FROM AWAY STORY, and ANTHROPOCENE: THE HUMAN EPOCH. Crave also includes acclaimed selections from the Toronto International Film Festival which are featured in two exclusive collections: Best of TIFF and TIFF Selects. Crave is a bilingual TV and streaming service with more than 6,000 hours of exclusive French-language content included with the Super Écran add-on. Crave is available directly to all Canadians with access to the Internet at, via iOS and Android, and other platforms. It’s also available in English through participating television providers across six 24-hour High Definition linear and on demand channels. Crave is from Bell Media, Canada’s leading content company, providing Canada’s most-watched and most-acclaimed television programming on network, specialty, pay and digital platforms. Visit our website at TIFF is generously supported by Lead Sponsor Bell, Major Sponsors RBC, L’Oréal Paris, and Visa, and Major Supporters the Government of Canada, Government of Ontario, and the City of Toronto.TORONTO — TIFF and Bell Media’s Crave are bringing Canadians together to experience the film from the comfort of their own homes. The second and third in a series of virtual chats and screenings.  Stay-at-Home Cinema will take place on Wednesday, April 1 and Friday, April 3. On Wednesday, April 1, audiences across the country can watch TIFF Artistic Director and Co-Head Cameron Bailey in a virtual Q&A with award-winning actor and director Sarah Polley before being invited to screen her 2007 award-winning film, Away from Her on Crave.  In addition, on Friday, April 3 Catherine O’Hara and Bo Welch will join Cameron in a virtual Q&A to be followed by the award-winning classic, Beetlejuice on Crave. Catherine O’Hara delighted moviegoers with her portrayal of Delia, a character that lives on as a cult figure. Bo Welch is an award-winning production designer who worked on Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands and Men in Black.  Both Stay-at-Home Cinema experiences will begin with a virtual Q&A on TIFF’s Instagram (@TIFF_NET) with the guest of honour and Cameron Bailey (7 pm to 7:20 pm EDT) via Instagram Live. At 7:30 pm EDT, audiences can view the film through Crave (app, web, on-demand) and continue the conversation on Twitter (@tiff_net) during their home screening.  Additional movie titles — all available on Crave — along with special guests will be announced each week on TIFF and Crave’s social media channels.  Crave recently announced that it is providing one month free for any new, direct-to-consumer subscribers with access to the internet, expanding the trial period during which Canadians can sample the service from seven to 30 days. For a limited time, the one-time-only offer is for first-time, direct-to-consumer subscribers, and can be accessed now on the Crave app or

For more information, please see and Social Media: @TIFF_NET #TIFFAtHome and #CravexTIFF @CraveCanada @Crave_PR


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