BEST IN SHOW at Christie Pits Film Festival
On Sundays from June 25 through August 20, Christie Pits Film Festival will present a series called EYES ON THE PRIZE, films about competition and beating the odds
CPFF’s Eyes on the Prize programme simply had to include the competition and chaos of Christopher Guest’s hilarious, pitch-perfect satire BEST IN SHOW! Far from being a mean-spirited mockery, the film reflects a genuine appreciation and affection for the insular world of dog shows and the quirky characters (and pets) that inhabit it. To give the Best in Show participants some admirable competition, we’ve chosen three similarly quirky shorts: BOOTWMN, POTTERY WARS and SINK OR SWIM.
Films @ Sundown (9:00pm)
Eats & Treats @ 6pm by Kungfu Dawg, Young Animal, Macchina Mobile Cafe, Chill Pops & popcorn at the festival canteen
Free / PWYC (donations gratefully accepted), not a ticketed event
Films are screened with captioning whenever possible
Best in Show, directed by Christopher Guest, 2000
With short films
Bootwmn, directed by Paige Gratland & Sam McWilliams, 2015
Pottery Wars, directed by Michelle Swallow, 2013
Sink or Swim, directed by Amalie Atkins, 2003
CPFF thanks tonight's Presenting Sponsor, returning for her seventh year, Adrianne Parker, The Parker Team at Re/Max All-Stars Realty Inc.