Dave Dyment looking at the camera

Dave Dyment

Dave Dyment looking at the camera

About the Program

“Dead Ringer” is a feature length documentary film that focuses on Casa Loma, investigating the way the building functions as a microcosm for the larger city, in terms of Toronto’s history as a stand-in for American cities in cinema. The film and artist talk will explore questions about identity and representation and ultimately asks, “What does it mean to see your city reflected back to you, but not your experience?” The film and artist talk will premier at Casa Loma during Ontario Culture Days 2022 in a kind of site-specific cinema. Visitors would watch the film in the basement of the ‘castle’, in an area initially planned as an indoor pool. Viewers will then be given a copy of the poster, to be used as a self guided element for people to tour the Celebrity Walk exhibition.

There will also be drop-in encore screenings of the film at Toronto City Hall following the premiere.

These programs would not be possible without the support of the Government of Canada, the Canada Council for the Arts, the Province of Ontario, the Ontario Arts Council, the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund and the Toronto Arts Council.

The Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund is a program of the Government of Ontario through the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, administered by the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund Corporation.

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