Christie Pits Film Festival 2018
Summer is just around the corner so you know what that means! It's almost time for the 2018 Christie Pits Film Festival! We've been partnering with them for years now and are super excited to be co-presenting not one but THREE incredible screenings!
This year's theme is Cinematic Cities and showcases great films about cities and the people who make them special, at home and around the world. And as always the programming is fire. Documentaries, classics, musicals... they've got everything!
Along with CPFF, the Toronto Outdoor Picture Show also puts on screenings in other neighbourhoods: Fort York, Corktown Common Park, and Parkway Forest Park. Basically a glorious cinematic takeover.
We are super excited to be co-presenting the following screenings:
Porch Stories (dir. Sarah Goodman) - July 1 @ CPFF - set in and around Toronto’s Little Portugal, and depicts love in all its different stages unfolding on neighbouring porches over the course of a summer’s day. Preceded by short films Whatever Happened to Jackie Shane? (dir. Lauren Hortie and Sonya Reynolds) and Bickford Park (dir. Linsey Stewart & Dane Clark).
Selma (dir. Ava DuVernay) - July 26 @ Corktown Common - showcases the city as a site of political and social change. In 1965, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. led protest marches 87 km from Selma, Alabama to the state’s capital, Montgomery, in defiance of racial segregation. Preceded by short films BLMTO: Black Pride (dir. Michael Toledano) and 100 Musicians (dir. Charles Officer).
Waste Land (dir Lucy Walker) - July 29 @ CPFF - a deeply moving portrait of urban gleaners living on the geographical and social margins of a city, yet whose work is integral to the environmental sustainability of the metropolis. Preceded by short films Bird (dir. Molly Parker) and What Remains (dir. Lisa Rideout & Corinne Dunphy).
Between these films and the rest of the Cinematic Cities lineup, it's pretty safe to say our summer outdoor screening plans are sorted.