Toronto Outdoor Picture Show returns with 21 free screenings at four different spaces throughout the summer
At long last, you can mark your calendar with your favourite otherworldly films, screening across the city all summer long at Toronto Outdoor Picture Show! This year’s Another World-themed programme invites audiences to journey beyond accepted reality into the unknown possibilities of existence. Explore a myriad of different worlds, from unique microcosms of the everyday to fantastical spaces of the imagination.
There are many other worlds to be explored and 21 evenings to explore them, at Fort York, Christie Pits, Corktown Common, and Bell Manor Park. The big show kicks off on June 22 with a banner opening weekend at Fort York, and wraps up August 27 at Christie Pits.
Opening Weekend June 22 – 26
Another World will kick off with a 5-night weekend at Fort York. Opening Night film Night Raiders is an award-winning dystopian sci-fi thriller by local filmmaker Danis Goulet. Click to find all the short and feature films screening at Fort York, including the multiverse of Everything Everywhere All At Once, a 30th anniversary screening of Jurassic Park, the magnificent and malevolent fable Pan’s Labyrinth, and psychedelic glam-rock classic Velvet Goldmine.
Sundays July 9 – Aug 27
On Sunday evenings, explore dreamlike worlds (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind), the distant reaches of space (Viking) and fantastical journeys to new realms (Interstella 5555), the backyard worlds of childhood imagination (The Wizard of Oz, Fantastic Mr. Fox), and the cultural and memory spaces that queer, racialized, gendered, and other marginalized communities cultivate and hold dear (Riceboy Sleeps, Brokeback Mountain). Click for details.
Thursdays July 6 – Aug 10
At the east-side iteration of Another World, audiences can discover the world of the Harlem ballroom scene (Paris is Burning, with a ball performance), the traditional wuxia world of martial arts (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon), the dystopian future of The Matrix, the world of Amélie’s colourful imagination, the manufactured reality of The Truman Show, and the limitless possibilities of Wakanda in Black Panther. Click for details.
3 nights August 17-18-19
On three consecutive evenings this August, residents of Etobicoke’s Bell Manor Park community are invited to enjoy pairings of short and feature films tailored to a family-friendly audience. The series takes us on adventures from our backyard to outer space (E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial), to the imaginary world of a magical board game (Jumanji), and to Mexico’s traditional Land of the Dead (Coco). Click for details.
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