TIFF in the Park has been presenting a series of screwball comedies at David Pecault Square every Wednesday since late June. Now, with August starting, there are five more fun films to see outside before the summer unfortunately must end.
The films all begin around sunset. Starting off the festivities on August 1, 2012, will be Mr. and Mrs. Smith (probably not the one you’re thinking of). This one is a 1941 comedy from the master of suspense, Alfred Hitchcock. The following week features The Philadelphia Story, which stars two Hitchcock favourites: Cary Grant and James Stewart. The most modern of the screwball comedies comes on August 15, with Peter Bogdonovich’s What’s Up, Doc? The film plays as an homage to the older films presented in the series, and features 1970s stars Barbra Streisand and Ryan O’Neal. The Lady Eve, Preston Sturges’ con artist rom-com with Barbara Stanwyck and Henry Fonda, will play on August 22. Closing out the series on Wednesday, August 29, will be Frank Capra’s classic It Happened One Night, a fitting tribute to a film series that occurred every Wednesday.
TIFF in the Park is a free outdoor film screening happening every Wednesday for the rest of August at David Pecault Square (formerly Metro Square) outside of Roy Thompson Hall. Head down for sunset (which will be around 9:00 pm for the first few films this month and closer to 8:30 pm towards the end of the month) and enjoy some screwball comedies!
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