TIFF Created a List of Essential Canadian Films. Ten Are Music Videos

Next year is Canada’s 150 anniversary, or sesquicentennial for those who enjoy long and obscure words. To commemorate the anniversary, the Toronto International Film Festival has come up with a list of 150 essential moving-image Canadian productions. Ten of those works include music videos.

“1234” — Feist, dir. by Patrick Daughters (2007)

“60 rue de lombards” — Uzeb, dir. François Girard (1986)

“Bye Bye Mon Cowboy” — Mitsou (1988)

“Drop the Needle” — Maestro Fresh Wes, dir. Joel Goldberg (1990)

“Hotline Bling” — Drake, dir. Director X (2015)

“In My Secret Life” — Leonard Cohen, dir. Floria Sigismondi (2001)

“Neon Bible” — Arcade Fire, dir. Vincent Morisset (2007)

“Oblivion” — Grimes, dir. Emily Kai Bock, Grimes (2012)

“Queen of Hearts” — Fucked Up, dir. Scott Cudmore (2012)

“La rue principale” by Les Colocs, dir. André Fortin (1993)

One thought on “TIFF Created a List of Essential Canadian Films. Ten Are Music Videos

  • May 4, 2017 at 5:41 pm
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    I love that it has the one side lined so you can put lyrics or just journal what you are thinking while you write the piece, and the other side staff paper so you can write down the music.

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