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Christie Pits Film Festival 2017 Opener Announced

The Christie Pits Film Festival is one of the best things about living in the west end in the summer. This year’s theme is Eyes on the Prize – films about about competition, camaraderie, and the drive to win. Eats & treats will be available at 6 p.m. and screenings take place at sundown (approx. 9 p.m.). This festival runs each Sunday through August 20th. Cost is free or PWYC.

CPFF opens Sunday, June 25 with a special live-score screening of Harold Lloyd’s silent comedy The Freshman with an original music score performed by Toronto’s beatnik revivalists The Holy Gasp. This slapstick classic follows the increasingly over-the-top hijinks of a Harold Lamb, comically inept college freshman resolutely determined to become popular by joining the football team.

Full list of films will be available on May 23. Keep track of them here.

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