The Toronto Classic Movie Festival
is an annual event in Toronto
, Ontario, Canada which features nostalgia movies from the 1950s and earlier, especially B-movies
and film noir
classics. The first festival was held in 2004 at the Regent Theatre
in Toronto. It presented, as its opening night feature, the "director's cut" version of A Touch of Evil
, a movie written, directed, and starring Orson Welles
. The festival contributes a portion of its revenue to the local Geneva Centre for Autism
. The second festival featured a visit from Yvette Vickers
who was unable to attend the previous year due to bad health. That year, the festival's highlight was a late-night screening of Attack of the Killer Leeches
, followed by an intimate question and answer session with Ms Vickers, moderated by the festival's program director, Michael McLarney.
The directors of the festival are .