The people have spoken; democracy prevails again. The Christie Pits Film Festival, a three-part series presenting coming-of-age classics under the title When We Were Young , screens Rebel Without A Cause to close out the festival on Sunday, August 12, 2012, based on the results of a vote by fans. Previous films in the series this summer have been Big , starring Tom Hanks, and Cinema Paradiso , an Italian film about cinema. Rebel Without a Cause beat out An Education and E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial in the fan vote.

Featuring James Dean in his iconic, red-leather-jacketed role, 1955’s Rebel Without a Cause is the story of a teenager in a new town who just doesn’t much care for rules or the status-quo. The film was released only weeks after James Dean died in a tragic car crash.

The Christie Pits Film Festival, co-presented by Open Roof Film Festival and the Revue Cinema, shows the final film of its When We Were Young series on August 12, 2012. Rebel Without a Cause will screen at the park 15 minutes after sunset. Admission is free, but donations are encouraged. Snacks can be purchased at the park, but bring your own blankets. More information can be found in our listings at the Christie Pits Film Festival Facebook page.