Infernal Affairs at Christie Pits Film Festival
One of the key short/feature combos that inspired this year’s “Dynamic Duos” theme, INFERNAL AFFAIRS and THE DROP IN are a made-in-heaven pairing of highly stylized, impressively choreographed thrillers about secret identities and even more secret loyalties. In the Hong Kong cult classic INFERNAL AFFAIRS (the inspiration for Martin Scorsese's Boston-set THE DEPARTED), a mole in the police department and an undercover cop chase each other through a high adrenaline game of cat-and-mouse across the city.
Picking up on the themes of rivalry and intrigue, first-time filmmaker Naledi Jackson's slickly choreographed short film THE DROP IN tells the unique story of two African-Canadian secret agents who come head to head in a Scarborough hair salon, where only one of them will make it out alive.
Films @ Sundown (9:00pm)
Eats & Treats @ 6pm by Feasto Dumpling Food Truck, The Pop Stand & popcorn at the festival canteen
Free / PWYC (suggested donation $10), not a ticketed event
Films are screened with captioning
More info at ChristiePitsff.com
INFERNAL AFFAIRS (Andrew Lau & Alan Mak, 2002)
With short film THE DROP IN (Naledi Jackson, 2017)
Toronto Outdoor Picture Show is grateful to Major Sponsors Warby Parker, Fiesta Farms, Toronto Pearson International Airport and Waterfront Toronto for their support of our signature series, Christie Pits Film Festival.
This screening is co-presented by Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival.