TIFF in the Park
Last week, TIFF hosted a party at David Pecaut Sqaure in celebration of their 40th anniversary. The party had free food vendors including cupcakes, pizza and popcorn, as well as a special performance by Canadian band Dwayne Gretzky and a moonlit screening of Baz Luhrmann’s Strictly Ballroom. The party was a huge turnout with over 7000 people in attendance to commemorate TIFF’s history as an organization and bringing the world to Toronto through its Festival.
The 40th anniversary party was the first kick off of many films to be shared in David Pecaut Sqaure throughout the summer as part of TIFF in the Park. Every Wednesday from now until September 2nd TIFF will highlight their programming over the years with a free film screening under the stars. The films will range from beloved classics like Annie Hall and M for Murder, to newer Oscar favourites like The King’s Speech and Pride and Prejudice.
TIFF is also launching a new summer program, TIFF in Your Park, where TIFF will have outdoor screenings of newer and older films in parks throughout the city. Be sure to look out for a screening in your neighbourhood as there are many films and locations to choose from!
I can’t think of a better way to enjoy a movie in the summer than outdoors under the moon and stars. There are a few things that you might want to bring with you to make the most out of your outdoor movie experience:
- Blankets – one for sitting on and one for snuggling up in for those cooler summer nights
- Snacks – you’ll want to bring your favourite snacks to enjoy throughout the movie, might I suggest popcorn and anything chocolate
- Comfortable clothing – while this isn’t something you necessarily bring, it’s something to keep in mind as you will be sitting on the ground you want to make sure you have comfy clothes on.
- Phone/camera – As cheesy as it may seem, with the crowd, scenery and good vibes you know you’ll want to snap a photo for your Instagram
Be sure to check out the links below for both TIFF in the Park and TIFF in Your Park screening schedules. Personal favourite? M is for Murder. What moonlit film are you looking forward to watching this summer?
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