Today in Toronto: Nicole Krauss and Luminato and TIFF Go to the Movies
Nicole Krauss Nicole Krauss is one half of literature’s golden couple—her husband is Everything is Illuminated scribe Jonathan Safran Foer. But Krauss is a luminary in her own right: her 2005 novel The History of Love was a finalist for the Orange Prize for Fiction, and her most recent effort, Great House—about the secrets held within a desk that passes through several owners—was shortlisted for the National Book Award. Here, audiences will get the chance to hear the writer read her newest short story, “A Garden is an Arrangement of Light.” June 11. $20. TIFF Bell Lightbox, 350 King St. W., luminato.com.
Luminato and TIFF Go to the Movies In honour of Luminato, the Lightbox has scheduled a sensational slate of films to complement the festival’s programming. The first batch of movies is centred around Robert Lepage (whose show Playing Cards 1: Spades debuts at the festival)—these include movies starring, directed by and about the theatrical visionary. Later in the week, there will be a screening of Sing Me the Songs That Say I Love You, a filmed concert in honour of folk singer (and Rufus Wainwright’s mom) Kate McGarrigle. Other films being screened include Jean Cocteau’s dreamy 1945 adaptation of La Belle et la Bête, Robert Wiene’s classic silent horror film The Cabinet of Doctor Caligari and a number of films scored by festival honoree Philip Glass. June 11 to 17. $5. TIFF Bell Lightbox, 350 King St. W., luminato.com.