Closing Gala: We Forgot to Break Up

Karen Knox

Karen Knox

Director

Country

Canada

Format

Feature film

Year

2024

Duration

1 h 34 mins

Stream

Galas

Interests

Canadian, Local, Music, Queer, RE:Focus, Trans

Guests

Karen Knox, Lane Webber, Daniel Gravelle, June Laporte, Jordan Dawson, Hallea Jones, Nicole Hilliard-Forde

Within Toronto’s vibrant bar scene, a diverse group of musicians come together to form
a band with a mission: to ignite a musical revolution. As they channel their individual struggles and experiences into their music, The New Normals create a dynamic rock sound that transcends gender and sexuality. But as they rise to fame, personal and romantic entanglements complicate their journey. A who’s-who of local music featuring
original songs from Torquil Campbell of Stars fame, the soundtrack also includes Peaches, Gentleman Reg, and The Hidden Cameras.

North American Premiere

June 1, 2024 7:00 pm
TIFF Lightbox 1
350 King Street West
Toronto, ON

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Year

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Duration

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Previous Festivals/Awards

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Stream

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Interests

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Please note: This film will screen with Closed Captions.

June 1, 2024 4:00 pm
TIFF Lightbox 1
350 King Street West
Toronto, ON

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Director

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Director

Country

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Format

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Year

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Duration

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Stream

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Interests

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350 King Street West
Toronto ON

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