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Christie Pits Film Festival Announces 2018 Programming

One of Toronto’s favourite film festivals is returning for another glorious year!

Christie Pits film festival detailed their full 2018 summer programming this morning with some great picks on the list. The Toronto Outdoor Picture show is a free/Pay-What-You-Can event in Christie Pits on Sunday nights where film fans can evnjoy the silver screen in the great outdoors. This year the festival’s theme is ‘Cinematic Cities’, showcasing iconic places around the globe as displayed on film. Some films this year include Hairspray, Oceans 11 and Casablanca.

Christie Pits Film Festival kicks off June 24th, and concludes with a two-night special event on August 18th and 19th. Check the below for full programme:

Sunday, June 24, 2018
Hairspray (John Waters, 1988) – featured city Baltimore
Short: Take a Walk on the Wildside (Lisa Rideout, 2016, Canada)

Sunday, July 1, 2018 (Canada Day)
Porch Stories (Sarah Goodman, 2014) – featured city Toronto
Shorts: Whatever Happened to Jackie Shane? (Lauren Hortie & Sonya Reynolds, 2014)
and Bickford Park (Linsey Stewart & Dane Clark, 2017)
Pre-show music by Laura Barrett, José Contreras & Luna Li

Sunday, July 8, 2018
Casablanca (Michael Curtiz, 1942) – featured city Casablanca
Short: The Good Escape (Nadia Litz, 2013)

Sunday, July 15, 2018
In the Mood for Love (Wong Kar-Wai, 2000) – featured city Hong Kong
Shorts: Welcome to Yesterday (Gayle Ye, 2017), Numbers (Dan Browne, 2011), Queen’s Quay (Stephen Broomer,
2013) and This Town of Toronto… (Izabella Pruska-Oldenhof, 2012)

Sunday, July 22, 2018
Ocean’s Eleven (Steven Soderbergh, 2001) – featured city Las Vegas
Short: Model (Dylan Reibling, 2012)

Sunday, July 29, 2018
Waste Land (Lucy Walker, 2010) – featured city Rio de Janeiro
Shorts: What Remains (Lisa Rideout & Corinne Dunphy, 2013) and Bird (Molly Parker, 2017)

Sunday, August 5, 2018
Amélie (Jean-Pierre Jeunet, 2001) – featured city Paris
Shorts: Cheese (Hannah Cheesman, 2014) and I Am Not A Weird Person (Molly McGlynn, 2013)

August 12, 2018
Before Sunrise (Richard Linklater, 1995) – featured city Vienna
Shorts: Night Owl (Rebekah Miskin & Gillian Müller, 2018) and
The Foreigner (Maya Annik Bedward, 2014)

Saturday & Sunday, August 18 & 19, 2018
Closing Weekend – Scheduled rain date and surprise screening
Diana Maclean Photography

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