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Christie Pits Film Festival present Great Villains
Christie Pits Film Festival kicks off its free / PWYC (Pay What You Can) summer film festival on July 5th with the classic horror film Nosferatu (F.W. Murnau, 1922). Count Olaf's iconic presence as the original cinematic vampire will be experienced in a new way as Ontario's own indie band, Del Bel, will perform a live, original score. Preceding the feature, the Festival's opening night programme also include two local short films, Wakening and Silent Garden. Opening night is generously sponsored by the Goethe-Institut.
Following Nosferatu, the Festival will feature a large variety of complex villains. From the Queen of the Plastics to the Boyd Gangsters to murderous birds, villains of all kinds will make their way to the screen. On August 16th, CPFF will conclude with Paul Thomas Anderson's There Will Be Blood. Before the screenings begin, snacks, drinks, and CPFF merchandise will be available for purchase.
Nosferatu (F.W. Murnau, 1922) with a live score by Del Bel
Wakening (dir Danis Goulet)
Silent Garden (Dylan Reibling)
co-presented with The Seventh Art and Wavelength Music Series
O Brother, Where Art Thou? (Joel Coen & Ethan Coen, 2000)
The Birds (Alfred Hitchcock, 1963)
Foxed! (James Stewart)
A Small Misunderstanding (Leslie Supnet)
Edwin Boyd: Citizen Gangster (Nathan Morlando, 2011)
Struck While the Iron Was Hot (Rob Swartz)
co-presented with Open Roof Festival
Mean Girls (Mark Waters, 2004)
Lunchbox Loser (Virginia Abramovich)
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (Robert Aldrich, 1962)
Hysterica and the Wandering Womb (Michelle Lovegrove Thomson)
co-presented by Clèo, a journal of film and feminism
August 16th (Closing Night)
There Will Be Blood (Paul Thomas Anderson 2007)
Paradise Falls, New Mexico (Christina Battle)
Heritage Minute: Sam Steele (Historica Canada)
Closing night sponsor Fiesta Farms
Bike valet tonight by Curbside Cycle
Scheduled rain date
Eats and treats on sale at 6PM
Show approximately starts 15 minutes after sundown.
PWYC, suggested donation $10