Friday, April 20, 2012

Algonquin and Georgian Bay areas featured at TIFF Bell Lightbox

Murder in Algonquin Park:  Tom Thomson's early death at the peak of his artistic career has become a legend and a mystery that is explored in this documentary. Anyone familiar with the geographic areas of Georgian Bay, Lake Huron and Algonquin Park will want to see the documentary film West Wind: The Vision of Tom Thomson.

Tom Thompson:  Photo White Pine Pictures

Bell LightBox Features West Wind

This limited run is presented by TIFF at the Bell Lightbox in Toronto starting Friday, April 20 through April 25.
Toronto International Fim Festival  (TIFF) plays host each year to more than 300 film screenings making it one of the world's leading film festivals.  Films are featued throughout the year in addition to the festival.

 West Wind is the creation of acclaimed documentary filmmakers Peter Raymont and Michèle Hozer.  Thomson's life tale takes viewers to Toronto and  Seattle  as well as the wilderness areas north in Ontario. His mysterious death takes place in Algonquin Park on Tuesday, July 8, 1917.  Author and reporter Roy MacGregor gives a compelling interview during the documentary about the death and subsequent burial.  Viewers will see an enduring legacy and mystery through never-before-seen works by the artist and evocative footage of the landscapes that inspired him.
Photo: White Pine Picutres
Travellers who have not been to the spectacular wilderness areas of  Ontario's lakes and  forests will be inspired  by the documentary and hopefully compelled to discover sweeping white pines, Georgian Bay and Lake Huron vistas. There are  many ways to trace some of  Thomson's water trails by canoe in the famous Algonquin Park.
Viewers motivated as a result of the film will want to visit the Algonquin-Georgian Bay area with a road trip north of Toronto GTA via Highway 400.  Also see related information about Algonquin area and Georgian Bay

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