“An Introduction to Musicals for those who hate Musicals”
On Sunday October 23 Thom Ernst delighted and surprised us with a toe-tapping talk on his love of musicals. From All That Jazz, to Pennies From Heaven, to Pitch Perfect – we remembered, and discovered, much loved musicals through the decades. It was a wonderful Sunday, the last in our 10 day long annual film festival. We couldn’t have asked for a more engaging, fun and delicious way to begin the final day of BFF19.
Thom Ernst is a film critic, commentator and broadcaster, and although he can neither sing nor dance, he has long been an outspoken champion of the movie musical.
“Because no one breaks out in song and dance in reality is not what’s wrong with musicals, it’s what’s wrong with reality.” – Thom Ernst
Using film clips and soundtracks to some of the best moments in music movie history, Thom revealed his passion and affection for what many see as one of the most maligned genres in the movie industry.
Thom led a delightful and fun discussion; we are honoured that our festival guests bring such emotion and enthusiasm for their craft and passions. For those of us that love musicals, the list of films he shared will keep our toes tapping and cravings for musicals satiated.
Of course Sunday Brunch began with mimosas, and our plates were filled with a mouthwatering assortment of sweet and savoury dishes, catered by Cravings Fine Food Market & Catering, the meal was delicious.
If you attended our Festival Brunch with Thom Ernst, we are sure you’ll agree that it was a great final event for our 19th Annual Film Festival – a Sunday morning well spent.
LIST OF CLIPS SHOWN DURING PRESENTATION:
1/ FRED ASTAIRE & LEROY DANIELS IN THE BAND WAGON – “A SHINE ON MY SHOES”
2/ FRED ASTAIRE & GINGER ROGERS IN SWING TIME – “PICK YOUR SELF UP”
3/ SHIRLEY TEMPLE & BILL ‘BOJANGLES’ ROBINSON IN THE LITTLE COLONEL – “MY OLD KENTUCKY HOME”
4/ AMY ADAMS IN ENCHANTED – “HOW DOES SHE KNOW?”
5/ LEE MARVIN IN PAINT YOUR WAGON – “WANDERIN’ STAR”
6/ BOB FOSSE & TOMMY RALL IN MY SISTER EILEEN – “ALLEY DANCE”
7/ ANN MILLER IN KISS ME KATE – “TOO DARN HOT”
8/ ANN REINKING & ERZSEBET FOLDI IN ALL THAT JAZZ – “EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN”
9/ CHRISTOPHER WALKEN IN PENNIES FROM HEAVEN – “LET’S MISBEHAVE”
10/ RITA MORENO & CHORUS IN SWEET CHARITY – “BIG SPENDER”
11/ ANN HATHAWAY IN LES MISERABLES – “I HAD A DREAM”
12/ GENE KELLY IN SINGING IN THE RAIN – “SINGING IN THE RAIN”
Thom Ernst was the producer and host of TVO’s Saturday Night at the Movies. He has appeared as a regular film critic and commentator on TVO’s More to Life, Studio 2, The Agenda with Steve Paikin, NewsTalk1010 with Richard Crouse, CBC Fresh Air, and CBC Radio Syndication. Ernst’s reviews have appeared in The Toronto Star, The National Post and Playback Magazine. Currently Thom host and produces MAKING MOVIES THE CANADIAN WAY on CTV Bell Fibe 1 and you can download his latest podcast THIS MOVIES ABOUT YOU from iTunes.
See more photos from the BFF19 Festival Brunch with Thom Ernst in our Facebook photo album
BFF19 After Party Photography by Cameron Stamper
Watch the Opening Sizzle Reel for “An Introduction to Musicals for those who hate Musicals”
BFF19 Festival Brunch with Thom Ernst was generously sponsored by SOLUTIONS ink
We have been honoured to have Thom Ernst join us in the past, during BFF18 for a Behind The Camera discussion with Canadian Director Michael McGowan.