Wednesday, July 3, 2013

TIFF in the Park 2013: A Summer of Romance, July 3-Aug 28

Tonight, the series of free screenings TIFF in the Park begins its 2013 season with a presentation of the 1942 film Casablanca by Michael Curtiz. Every Wednesday at sunset beginning in July, TIFF and the Toronto Entertainment District BIA present free outdoor screenings of romantic classics at David Pecaut Square, directly west of Roy Thomson Hall.

The series continues in following weeks with a mix of classic films such as Charlie Chaplin's City Lights and William Wyler's Roman Holiday, along with some more contemporary films such as Norman Jewison's Moonstruck and Nick Cassavetes' The Notebook, which concludes the season on August 28.

Films in TIFF in the Park 2013: A Summer of Romance

    • Casablanca
    • Michael Curtiz
    • Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman are star-crossed lovers trapped between love and loyalty in the ultimate Hollywood romantic classic.
    • Wednesday July 3
      9:15 PM
    • Moonstruck
    • Norman Jewison
    • Cher took home a Best Actress Academy Award for her performance as a young Italian widow who falls for her fiancé's impulsive younger brother (Nicolas Cage) in Norman Jewison's beloved romantic comedy.
    • Wednesday July 10
      9:15 PM
    • City Lights
    • Charles Chaplin
    • Charlie Chaplin made his masterpiece with this tale of a lowly tramp who sets out on a quest to restore the sight of the blind flower seller whom he loves.
    • Wednesday July 17
      9:15 PM
    • Sleepless in Seattle
    • Nora Ephron
    • Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan became the best-loved romantic screen team of their era in Nora Ephron's modern romance classic.
    • Wednesday July 24
      9:15 PM
    • The Way We Were
    • Sydney Pollack
    • A WASP lawyer (Robert Redford) and a Jewish activist (Barbra Streisand) come together and fall apart from the 1930s to the 1960s in this spectacularly successful romantic drama.
    • Wednesday July 31
      9:00 PM
    • Clueless
    • Amy Heckerling
    • Alicia Silverstone became the face of a teen generation as a Beverly Hills high-school matchmaker in Amy Heckerling's clever modern-day version of Jane Austen's Emma.
    • Wednesday August 7
      9:00 PM
    • Sense and Sensibility
    • Ang Lee
    • Emma Thompson adapted and stars in this elegantly mounted version of the classic Jane Austen novel.
    • Wednesday August 14
      9:00 PM
    • Roman Holiday
    • William Wyler
    • Audrey Hepburn won the Best Actress Academy Award as a runaway princess in Rome who is romanced by a suave American journalist (Gregory Peck).
    • Wednesday August 21
      8:30 PM
    • The Notebook
    • Nick Cassavetes
    • Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams play star-crossed sweethearts in this megahit version of the Nicholas Sparks bestseller.
    • Wednesday August 28
      8:30 PM

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