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The Maltese Falcon at Christie Pits Film Festival
This evening of CPFF’s Eyes on the Prize programme follows a rogue’s gallery of colourful criminal characters vying for an legendary, elusive statue, all through the eyes of the archetypal hard boiled private detective, Sam Spade. In both John Huston's classic film noir, THE MALTESE FALCON, and Toronto animator Patrick Jenkins' stylish PHANTOM CITY, the players in the game have various inscrutable motives and are determined to outwit the lead investigator and keep the prize for themselves.
Films @ Sundown (9:15pm)
Eats & Treats @ 6pm by Young Animal, Little Havana Cafè, Wafel Bar & popcorn from the festival canteen
Free / PWYC (donations gratefully accepted), not a ticketed event
Films are screened with captioning whenever possible
The Maltese Falcon, directed by John Huston, 1941
With short film Phantom City, directed & animated by Patrick Jenkins, 2015