Watching a movie in your own backyard can be quite difficult if you don’t actually have a backyard. Luckily, the 519 Church Street Community Centre has a plan to rectify that problem with the summer screening series Backyard Cinema. The backyard in this case is Cawthra Square Park, or the “Green Space on Church.”
Backyard Cinema began in July, and now to kick things off in August it presents Touch of Pink in partnership with Inside Out. The 2004 film is about a gay man raised in Toronto struggling to come out to his family and loved ones. He gets advice on this predicament from the spirit of famous film actor Cary Grant (played by Kyle MacLachlan, Trey from “Sex and the City”).
The 519 Church Street Community Centre provides space and programs for Toronto’s LGBTTQ community. Inside Out is a non-profit organization that aims to promote awareness of LGBT people and issues through the cinema. It presents the Toronto and Ottawa LGBT Film Festivals yearly.
Touch of Pink screens August 4, 2012, 9:00 pm at the Green Space on Church. The Backyard Cinema series runs three times in August. On August 18, 2012, they present Steven Spielberg’s E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial and closing out the summer on August 25, 2012, will be Pixar’s Up. More information can be found at the Green Space on Church’s event page on the 519′s website.
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Jordan Moffatt is a person living in Toronto. He is an improviser, actor, writer and graduate of the University of Ottawa. His favourite Indiana Jones film is Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. He was the third string point guard of his high school basketball team.
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