September events not to miss this month

From festivals celebrating films to books and one pay homage to David Bowie, here are the things on our To-Do List this month.

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See: Great film festivals

Red carpets roll out for the industry’s hottest writers, directors and cast members as film festivals hijack silver screens across the country. The popcorn will be buttered, the flicks will be fresh, and you can get all the behind-the-scenes gossip during post-screening Q & As.

Montreal World Film Festival, August 22–September 2

Toronto Indie Film Festival, September 4–14

Toronto International Film Festival, September 5–15

Atlantic Film Festival, September 12–19

Vancouver International Film Festival, September 26–October 11

Hit: The books

Calling all lit wits and wordsmiths. The Word on the Street National Book and Magazine Festival transforms the streets of Canadian communities into outdoor libraries. Catch a free literary workshop, hear a favourite author speak, or get lost in a marketplace that is promised to carry a selection of rare finds.

Word on the Street Festival Kitchener, September 21

Toronto, Lethbridge, Saskatoon and Halifax, September 22

Bow: To Bowie

Ziggy Stardust bodysuits, set designs from the 1974 Diamond Dogs tour, a peek at the flamboyant life of Aladdin Sane: The critically acclaimed “David Bowie Is” exhibition makes its first North American stop at the Art Gallery of Ontario this fall as part of its world tour.

Toronto, September 25–November 27