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Join us Wednesday nights at sunset and watch Canadian talent hiding in plain sight on the silver screen.

Plus! Based on the shared desire to showcase the work of emerging Canadian filmmakers, Reelworld is joining forces with us to bring audiences the Super Short Shorts programme this summer! From June 28 to August 30, a Super Short Short will screen prior to each night’s feature film.

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Events will be added to this schedule as they are confirmed.

Free Flicks: Hairspray (2007)

8:45pm –11:00pm

Dance-crazed Tracy Turnblad is determined to appear on her favourite rock-and-roll show – despite any number of obstacles including her hesitant mother, crusading moralists and the entrenched racism of 1962 Baltimore.

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Free Flicks: The Sun at Midnight

9:00pm –11:00pm

Set at the Arctic Circle, The Sun At Midnight tells the story of an unexpected friendship between a hunter obsessed with finding a missing caribou herd and a teenage rebel who gets lost while on the run. Plus! Tonight’s Reelworld Super Short Shorts: The Three Sisters Community Garden.

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Free Flicks: Air Bud

9:00pm –11:00pm

There’s no rule that says a dog can’t play basketball. And there’s no rule that says you can’t enjoy the movie that launched a remarkably long-lived franchise while appreciating some nice British Columbia locations. Plus! Tonight’s Reelworld Super Short Shorts: Let it Go.

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Free Flicks: Wayne's World

9:00pm –11:00pm

Mike Myers snuck plenty of hometown references into Wayne’s World, which may be set in Illinois but is totally Toronto at heart. “Stan Mikita’s Donuts”? Shyeah, right. Plus! Tonight’s Reelworld Super Short Shorts: First Breath After Coma.

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Free Flicks: Meatballs

9:00pm –11:00pm

Are you ready for the summer? Are you ready for Bill Murray and Ivan Reitman’s first collaboration, shot at a summer camp in Haliburton, Ontario? Join us to see what their raw talent looks like before it went all Hollywood. Plus! Tonight’s Reelworld Super Short Shorts: Switch.

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Free Flicks: Window Horses

9:00pm –11:00pm

A young Canadian poet with Chinese and Persian parents travels to Iran to perform at a poetry festival, goes on an unwitting journey of forgiveness, reconciliation, and perhaps above all, understanding. Plus! Tonight’s Reelworld Super Short Shorts: My Invisible Mother.

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Free Flicks: My Internship in Canada (Guibord s'en va-t-en guerre)

9:00pm –11:00pm

When parliamentary deadlock leaves an independent MP holding the swing vote on whether Canada will commit to a war overseas, he finds himself courted by both hawks and doves – both politically and in his own family – in this jaunty political satire. Plus! Tonight’s Reelworld Super Short Shorts: Heartbreak.

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Free Flicks: Belle

9:00pm –11:00pm

Dido Elizabeth Belle was the daughter of a British naval captain and an African slave who grew up to become a prominent abolitionist in late 18th century London – breaking barriers of race, class and gender. Plus! Tonight’s Reelworld Super Short Shorts: Better Than Garbage.

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Free Flicks: How She Move

9:00pm –11:00pm

No, there aren’t too many dance-competition dramas made in Toronto – but this one, starring Rutina Wesley as a teen dancer determined to win a $50,000 cash prize to pay for her education – suggests Toronto holds its own on the dance floor. Plus! Tonight’s Reelworld Super Short Shorts: Our Canada My Story: Thomas Poulsen.

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Free Flicks: Pacific Rim

8:30pm –11:00pm

Look, sometimes you just want to watch robots punch monsters for a couple of hours. And sometimes you want to watch giant robots punch giant monsters. Guillermo Del Toro’s Toronto-made slugfest is here for you. Plus! Tonight’s Reelworld Super Short Shorts: HIM.

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Free Flicks: Cooking with Stella

9:00pm –11:00pm

The chef (Seema Biswas) to the Canadian High Commission in New Delhi teaches a diplomat’s husband (Don McKellar) the subtleties of Indian cuisine in this tricky cross-cultural tale. Also starring Lisa Ray and Maury Chaykin. Plus! Tonight’s Reelworld Super Short Shorts: Cup of Tea.

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