Christie Pits Film Festival 2018 - cinematic cities
Sunday, August 5th
featured city - Paris
Short films — Cheese & I Am Not a Weird Person
In the heart of Montmartre, Paris’ most famous waitress, Amélie Poulin, is on a mission to transform the lives of her neighbours. Amélie’s world is like none other -- witness Paris metamorphosed into a childlike fantasy of simple pleasures, delicious mystery, and quirky characters. With the film’s distinctive red and green colour palette and iconic accordion score, Amélie liberates Paris of all realism.
Rounding out the evening are two Toronto-set short films that, like Amélie, portray women armed with wit and determination. Cheese is a comedy set in Kensington Market’s Global Cheese shop, where Jaime finds the courage to stand up for herself in a showdown against an old-guard cheesemaker. The lead in I Am Not a Weird Person also prepares for a showdown, though one that takes place entirely in her own head in the aftermath of an aggressive street encounter. This dark comedy, like Amélie, explores the power of imagination to deal with difficult reality.
Directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet, 2001
With short films Cheese, directed by Hannah Cheesman, 2014
I Am Not A Weird Person, directed by Molly McGlynn, 2013
Eats & Treats @ 6pm. Films @ Sundown
Free / PWYC (Donations gratefully accepted)
BYOBlanket (or reserve blanket seating here!)
Christie Pits Park is an accessible venue
Films are screened with captioning whenever possible