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Announcement: Paul Schrader Comes to Toronto for The Seventh Art Live Directors Series


Screening the new digital restoration of Taxi Driver

Writer and filmmaker Paul Schrader in Attendance for Q&A
Exclusive clip from The Canyons

The Seventh Art continues its Live Directors Series on April 21st, presented by The Royal

[Update: Check out a RECAP of the event HERE]

TORONTO, April 10, 2013 – The Seventh Art and The Royal announce a special one night engagement with filmmaker Paul Schrader on April 21st. Schrader will present a screening of the new digital restoration of Taxi Driver, his landmark screenplay, preceded by an exclusive clip from his anticipated new film, The Canyons (starring Lindsay Lohan). Following the screening, Schrader will participate in an in-depth conversation and Q&A. Tickets for the event are $15 in advance at www.theroyal.to, starting April 10th, and $20 at the door.

“We’re huge fans of Paul’s work and couldn’t imagine a better fit for the series,” said The Seventh Art producer Pavan Moondi. “Paul’s Taxi Driver screenplay continues to be hugely inspiring. We’re excited to have him talk candidly about his career,” said fellow producer, Brian Robertson.

The event is the second entry in The Seventh Art Live Director Series, which brings important directors to Toronto to screen and discuss their films. The filmmaker is joined by The Seventh Art’s host, Christopher Heron, for a conversation about the director’s filmography and upcoming projects. The first event in the series showcased two films from beloved American filmmaker Whit Stillman at The Royal in December.

Paul Schrader is a legendary American filmmaker, whose screenplays for Taxi Driver and Raging Bull are some of the most celebrated of all-time. His work as a director includes the classic films, Blue Collar, American Gigolo and Light Sleeper. The Canyons, Schrader’s newest film, was written by famed novelist Bret Easton Ellis and stars Lindsay Lohan.

About The Seventh Art
The Seventh Art is an independently produced video magazine about cinema with profiles on interesting aspects of the film industry, video essays and in-depth interviews with filmmakers. The production releases an online issue once a month. Feature interviews include Peter Bogdanovich, Guy Maddin, Mia Hansen-Love, Thomas Vinterberg, Patricia Rozema and Costa-Gavras. For more information, visit www.theseventhart.org.

About The Royal
Originally built in 1939, The Royal Cinema is an historic Art Moderne movie house located in the heart of Little Italy. In 2007, Theatre D Digital moved into the space, seeing an opportunity to bring their unique business model to a second facility. The 450-seat theatre continues to operate in the evenings as a second-run indie/art house cinema. With extensive upgrades and renovations, it is now also a digitally equipped screening and live event venue, adhering to the highest standards for picture and sound presentation.

For more information, please contact:

Brian Robertson, Producer, The Seventh Art, seventhartseries@gmail.com +1 416 953 6227


By The Seventh Art

The Seventh Art is a Toronto-based online magazine about cinema founded in 2012, with a focus on in-depth interviews with filmmakers.