Canada Day at Christie Pits Film Festival!

For its special Canada Day event, Christie Pits Film Festival will celebrate Toronto through film and live music performances! 

Local writer-director Sarah Goodman’s headlining feature film PORCH STORIES is 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. The film’s talented cast of local independent musicians, including Laura Barrett, José Miguel Contreras Avendaño and Hallie Switzer (of local band Luna Li) will round out Canada Day at the festival with live music performances. 

The evening’s film programme will also include the short films WHATEVER HAPPENED TO JACKIE SHANE?, a gorgeously animated portrait of a black, queer, soul-singing, flamboyant Nashville-born, Toronto-based musician who made waves in our local 1960s music scene, and BICKFORD PARK (from two-time festival veterans Linsey Stewart and Dane Clark), a story about a disaffected 30-something woman who secretly begins to take skateboarding lessons to avoid dealing with her marital problems. 

Films @ Sundown (9:20pm)
Live Music @ 7:30pm
Eats & Treats @ 6pm

Free / PWYC (suggested donation $10), not a ticketed event
Accessible venue 
Feature films are screened with captioning wherever possible
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PORCH STORIES (Sarah Goodman, 2014)
With short films 
BICKFORD PARK (Linsey Stewart & Dane Clark, 2017)
WHATEVER HAPPENED TO JACKIE SHANE? (Lauren Hortie & Sonya Reynolds, 2014) 

CPFF thanks Lead Sponsor Waterfront Toronto
Co-presented by Wavelength Music SeriesThe MUFF SocietyREEL CANADA & Film Fatales Toronto

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