The Christie Pits Film Festival opens this Sunday, July 22nd! Last year’s venture, two nights in August, had a wonderful response from the community and led to high attendance numbers. This year, the festival is expanding to offer a 3rd night of free open-air screenings in Christie Pits Park.
Beginning July 22nd, the Christie Pits Film Festival presents When We Were Young, cinematic tales of youth and growing up, under the stars. On the first Sunday evening (July 22) revel in the early Tom Hanks vehicle Big, a youthful romp about a boy who wishes to be a grown-up, only to find his wish come true overnight. Then sit back and enjoy Giuseppe Tornatore’s Cinema Paradiso on July 29th, a coming-of-age tale of love and movies. Finally, new to the Festival in 2012, come out to see the Viewer’s Choice on August 12th. The public has voted on the Facebook page and at the Festival’s fundraiser last Thursday, July 12th, and chose Rebel Without a Cause (Nicholas Ray, 1955) as their preferred coming-of-age flick, beating out An Education and E.T.
Location: Christie Pits Park
Sunday, July 22, Big (Penny Marshall, 1988) sponsored by Fiesta Farms
Sunday, July 29, Cinema Paradiso (Guiseppe Tornatore, 1988)
sponsored by Remax Salesperson Adrianne Parker
Sunday, August 12, Viewer’s Choice: Rebel Without a Cause (Nicholas Ray, 1955)
Sunday August 19, Rain date
Times: Screenings begin at approximately 9pm, or 15 minutes after sunset.
Costs: Free / Pay what you can
Donations will gratefully be accepted on the Eventbrite page.
Snacks will be available for purchase.
For more information, please contact the Festival’s organizer, Emily Reid, at firstname.lastname@example.org .