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Celluloid in the City: Contested Streets Directed by Stefan Schaefer

The amazing folks at Toronto Public Space Committee are pretty much one of the great treasures of Toronto. Part of the many things they do to save us from urban hell and keep us informed is their fundraising film series: Streets to Screens. This Thursday for $9 at the Bloor Cinema they unveil the Canadian premiere of Contested Streets, a new documentary film by Stefan Schaefer.

The film is an exploration of urban spaces and street life in New York pre and post automobile. While talking to some of the most prominent public space advocates, Schaefer pieces together the movement to take back the streets. With trips to Paris and London to discuss car-free days and downtown tolls as methods of giving space back to the people who live there, this film will be a sure fire hit for those of us who can't wait till they kick cars out of Kensington Market for good.


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