July Talk: Love Lives Here

Join us for July Talk: Love Lives Here at the annual Guelph Film Festival followed by a post-film intimate conversation and performance with Leah + Peter of July Talk on Friday, November 3, 2023 at 7:30 PM at Royal City Mission.

What is essential in a time of upheaval? Grappling with a global pandemic and a live music shutdown, hard touring band July Talk books the Stardust Drive-In Theatre north of Toronto for two nights in August, 2020. As July Talk plans for its only live shows of 2020, the band confronts deep uncertainties: a public health emergency, financial risk, and the sudden onset of a chronic illness in one of its members. 

Emerging director Brittany Farhat documents the months of panic and epiphany as the drive-in shows take shape. Combining the real-time concert with unreleased archival footage of the highs and lows over a decade, finds the band at a thoughtful crossroads of identity and circumstance. Out of crisis comes magic.

Brittany Farhat | CANADA | 83 min | Partial Subtitles

Post-film: Join us for a live performance by Peter Dreimanis and Leah Fay Goldstein of July Talk, followed by a conversation about their experiences making July Talk: Love Lives Here

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