À la carte: Interview with Winnifred Jong and Sol Friedman

À la carte: Interview with Winnifred Jong and Sol Friedman

The Lunchbox will screen with two local short films. Sol Friedman’s Bacon & God’s Wrath is a portrait of 90-year old Torontonian Razie, who discovers her own cure for social alienation - the internet - and begins to consider one of life’s great temptations, bacon. Milk, directed by Winnifred Jong, captures a comedic miscommunication between granddaughter and grandmother over the family’s grocery list.

Toronto’s Experimental Film Scene: Q&A with Gayle Ye, Dan Browne, Izabella Pruska-Oldenhof, and Stephen Broomer

Toronto’s Experimental Film Scene: Q&A with Gayle Ye, Dan Browne, Izabella Pruska-Oldenhof, and Stephen Broomer

As part of the Cinematic Cities programme at Christie Pits Film Festival, Wong Kar-Wai’s In the Mood for Love looks to the unassuming corners of Hong Kong.. An ode to uncompromising visual artists, our screening of In the Mood For Love is accompanied by a montage of local experimental shorts that each depict Toronto through a unique lens.

Celebrating Toronto with Sarah Goodman, Sonya Reynolds, and Lauren Hortie

Celebrating Toronto with Sarah Goodman, Sonya Reynolds, and Lauren Hortie

A very special edition of this year’s Cinematic Cities programme, Christie Pits Film Festival is celebrating Canada Day with three films that highlight our hometown of Toronto! Local writer-director Sarah Goodman’s headlining feature film Porch Stories is set in and around Toronto’s Little Portugal, and depicts love in all its different stages unfolding on neighbouring porches over the course of a summer’s day.

Romance in the Park: Interview with Dane Clark and Linsey Stewart

Romance in the Park: Interview with Dane Clark and Linsey Stewart

Filmmakers Dane Clark and Linsey Stewart are veterans of Christie Pits Film Festival, and they also happen to be married! Their first feature film, I Put a Hit on You, screened at CPFF in 2016, and this season they have two short films in the Cinematic Cities programme. Bickford Park is a story about a disaffected 30-something woman who secretly begins to take skateboarding lessons to avoid dealing with her marital problems, and Long Branch centers on two strangers who travel to the furthest edges of Toronto for a little romance.

Pride in the City: Interview with Lisa Rideout and Corinne Dunphy

Pride in the City: Interview with Lisa Rideout and Corinne Dunphy

The Cinematic Cities series at Christie Pits Film Festival kicks off on June 24th with a high camp celebration of life and love on the closing night of Pride Toronto! Paired with John Waters’ Hairspray is local writer/director Lisa Rideout’s documentary short film Take a Walk on the Wildside, a charming profile of one of Toronto's oldest cross-dressing shops and its compassionate owner, Paddy.