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.
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.