July 3rd, 2016

Illustration by Robert John Paterson

Illustration by Robert John Paterson

Looking to wind down after a long week in this summer heat? Join the HS Doc Club on July 3rd at 6 PM for a casual outdoor screening of My Prairie Home (2013) that welcomes regular park goers and curious strollers alike, brought to you by the Christie Pits Film Festival. Building on the weekend’s celebratory LGBTQ Pride spirit, the CPFF programme also includes Canadian shorts The Little Deputy (2015) and Handsome & Majestic (2015). The event is free and the experience priceless! We’ll be having a picnic and pre-hangout starting 5:30pm, so don’t hesitate to bring your coziest blanket, favorite snacks, and best buds for an interesting discussion before sundown! More details to come.

The doc portrays a hauntingly compelling portrait of Rae Spoon, a Canadian singer-songwriter influenced in equal parts by the electronic, country folk and indie punk music scenes. Through contemplative memories and lyrical performances, Toronto director Chelsea McMullan sensitively constructs the image of an artist who is not only in between genres, but in between genders. My Prairie Home oscillates between a lurid music video and a heartrending confession, rendering visible the fluid nature of Rae Spoon’s creativity.

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Christie Pits Film Festival is a local arts organization that programmes free outdoor films weekly each summer in Christie Pits Park. This summer, Christie Pits Film Festival will present a 9-evening series called “Stranded in Christie Pits”! Check out the full line-up HERE.

The event is co-presented with Pride Toronto, Inside Out LGBT Film Festival, Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, REEL CANADA, NFB, is sponsored by shomi, and is in affiliation with Pride Toronto’s 2016 “You Can Sit With Us” programme.