SIRIUS Stage

Free Summer Films at the Harbourfront


Cinephiles rejoice; Toronto has not only one, but two free outdoor movie screenings running this summer. The free films at Dundas Square have officially met their programming match as the Harbourfront Centre has released their Fido Free Flicks that run through July and early August.

The unfortunate problem? Both series are screening their films on the exact same days! Read on for the films which will hopefully be varied enough from the Dundas Square offerings so you can decide whether you feel in the mood for love, teenage pregnancy, political comedy or Annie Hall.

The program this year is called Unleashed and the idea is that the films selected focus on a character who redefines the word rebel and is constantly pushing their boundaries. Personally, I'm not quite convinced they quite understood their own programming decision with the selection of the Virgin Suicides, but to each their own.

Tuesday July 8th - Juno (2007)
Tuesday July 15th - Rushmore (1998)
Tuesday July 22nd - Dick (1999)
Tuesday July 29th - The Virgin Suicides (1999)
Tuesday August 5th - Run Lola Run (1998)
Tuesday August 12th - Viewers Choice, TBA

The program does offer some viewer choice as the last screening in August will be decided by by the audience. Viewers have some interesting films to choose from, such as The Wild One, Monsoon Wedding, The Motorcycle Diaries or Touch of Pink.

Audience members will eventually be able to cast a vote to choose their favourite rebel, online at the Harbourfront Centre website. Personally, I can't think of a better example than Marlon Brando in The Wild One, but Touch of Pink really redefines stereotypes and offers a diverse opinion of rebellion as well.

All films will start at 9pm, rain or shine and will be projected on DVD at the SIRIUS Satellite Radio Stage.

Image: Sirius Stage by blogTO flickr-pooler Somewhere in Toronto


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