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Free outdoor movies return to Christie Pits this summer

The Christie Pits film festival has announced its summer 2016 programming and theme. The sixth year of the outdoor screening series is called Stranded in Christie Pits! and features films "exploring themes of isolation, confinement, escape, and perseverance" beginning June 26 and running until August 28.

Dust off your park blankets and watch Sandra Bullock float around the sky with opening film Gravity, and catch the first-ever Pride affiliated film night showing Rae Spoon doc My Prairie Home alongside adorably titled short films The Little Deputy and Handsome & Majestic. Over 70% of this years features are Canadian and 40% are made by female filmmakers.

Here's a list of the films screenings this summer.

Sunday, June 26
Gravity (Alfonso Cuar贸n, 2013)
New Summer - Young Galaxy (Ivan Grbovic, 2013, short)

Sunday, July 3
My Prairie Home (Chelsea McMullan, 2013)
The Little Deputy (Trevor Anderson, 2015, short)
Handsome & Majestic (Nathan Drillot & Jeff Petry, 2015, short)

Sunday, July 10
Duel (Steven Spielberg, 1971)
Blind Spot (Matthew K. Nayman, 2011, short)
While I'm Here: The San Diego Highwayman (Brent Foster, 2014, short)

Sunday, July 17
Mustang (Deniz Gamze Erg眉ven, 2015)
Winter (Lina Roessler, 2015, short)
Home Away (Hannah Yohannes, 2013, short)
Savage (Lisa Jackson, 2009, short)

Sunday, July 24
I Put A Hit On You (Linsey Stewart & Dane Clark, 2014)
Long Branch (Linsey Stewart & Dane Clark, 2011, short)
The Lamp (Trevor Juras, 2013, short)

Sunday, July 31
William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet (Baz Luhrmann, 1996)
Flesh Without Blood - Grimes (Claire Boucher, 2015, short)
Bodies at Bay - Cold Specks (Josh Reichmann, 2014, short)

Sunday, August 7
The Truman Show (Peter Weir, 1998)
Entangled (Tony Elliott, 2014, short)

Sunday, August 14
Meek's Cutoff (Kelly Reichardt, 2010)
The Surveyors (Chris Romeike, 2012, short)

Sunday, August 21
Cast Away (Robert Zemeckis, 2000)
Dredger (Phillip Barker, 2015, short)

Sunday, August 28 is the scheduled rain date.
Food service begins at 6pm, screenings at sundown, or approximately 9pm.
Free / Pay What You Can (suggested donation $10)

Photo of the opening night of Christie Pits film festival 2015

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