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Harbourfront Centre presents
Longo’s Free Flicks 2010

Culinary-themed films are an appetizing addition to your summer calendar


TORONTO, ON (June 1, 2010) – This July, Harbourfront Centre is welcoming back its popular outdoor film series, Longo’s® Free Flicks. This year’s theme is food and, presented in partnership with Longo’s, these culinary-based films are sure to keep the public coming back for more.

Every Wednesday evening, from July 7 through to Aug. 11, Longo’s® Free Flicks serves up films on the SIRIUS Stage big screen by the lake. The films begin at 8:45 and 9:00 p.m., are free and will be screened rain or shine, unless otherwise specified. Movie-goers also have the opportunity to vote to decide the final film screening on Aug. 11. Vote online before Aug. 1 and enter for a chance to win a $500 Longo’s® gift certificate!

Longo’s® Free Flicks films include:

Wednesday, July 7 at 8:45 p.m.
Julie & Julia (2009) Rated: PG
Julia & Julia embarks on the delightful journey through the art of French Cuisine. It explores the parallel events of a modern day foodie (Amy Adams) and Julia Child’s (Meryl Streep) life in France.

Wednesday, July 14 at 8:45 p.m.
Eat Drink Man Woman (1994) Rated: PG
Eat Drink Man Woman is a popular “entrée” into the food film canon. It is a Taiwanese masterpiece that follows a family through their individual ups and downs and the meals that bring them together.

Wednesday, July 21 at 9:00 p.m.
Super Size Me (2004) Rated: PG
Directed by Morgan Spurlock, Super Size Me takes on the challenge of eating McDonald’s three meals a day for one month. The results are as disturbing as they are entertaining.

Wednesday, July 28 at 9:00 p.m.
In the Mood for Love (2000) Rated: PG
In the Mood for Love, directed by Wong Kar-Wai, explores the relationship between two married neighbours whose spouses are having an affair. Food plays a central role in the film and helps to carry the narrative through its most simple dishes (lonely noodle) as well as the more elaborate dinners with the elderly neighbours who nurture the couples through food.

Wednesday, Aug. 4 at 9:00 p.m.
Waitress (2007) Rated: PG
A seemingly simple waitress (Keri Russell) faces several life challenges and turns to baking pies to work through her problems. Each pie is named after every life event that passes and used as a crutch, a memento and a token of affection for those involved in her life.

The public can vote for one of three films: The most popular film will be screen on Aug. 11 at 9:00 p.m.

Chocolat (2000) Rated: PG
A chocolatier (Juliette Binoche) happens upon a small town in France and shakes things up by challenging the citizen’s provincial ideas and enticing the townspeople with her spirit – and her chocolates. Also starring Johnny Depp and dame Judi Dench.

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971) Rated: G
A ‘70s classic chock-full of fun visual effects, familiar songs and Wonka’s (Gene Wilder) dry sense of humour. This original Wonka tale is a favourite for all ages.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005) Rated: G
A modern remake by director Tim Burton starring Johnny Depp as the reimaged Wonka. With stunning, imaginative and (occasionally) dark visual and narrative effects, the classic candy maker’s tale is made over… with delicious results!

Longo’s® Free Flicks takes place at 235 Queens Quay West in Toronto, outside on the SIRUS Stage. For further information the public can call 416-973-4000 or visit us online at harbourfrontcentre.com/freeflicks


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MEDIA CONTACT:
Stephanie Maxwell
416-973-4518
smaxwell@harbourfrontcentre.com

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