OUTDOOR COMMUNITY SCREENINGS

CHARLES CLARK SQUARE — 215 Chatham St. E., Windsor, Ont.

Entrance on University Ave. Have registrations ready.

Friday, July 23 to Sunday, July 25th

WIFF is transforming Charles Clark Square into an outdoor cinema! With a state-of-the-art LED screen, and sound that will fill the square, we are excited to bring you a slate of great movies to watch with us Under the Stars. Did we mention it is free if you register your group!?

Bring your own chairs, blankets, sun hats and make sure you dress appropriately for being outdoors. Sunscreen and bug spray is recommended!

You must register for each day you plan on attending screenings. Entrance into each screening will be first-come, first-serve. Groups will be limited to 6 people. You must wear a face mask if you are sitting with people outside of your household.

WIFF Under The Stars thanks our lead sponsor the Windsor Region Society of Architects (WRSA), as well as the support from Libro Credit Union and the University of Windsor, as well as our friends at the Windsor Law Center for Cities.

Schedule of Events

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FRIENDS OF WIFF

Friday, July 23

ENTANGLED

3:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.

ENTANGLED is an award-winning, feature-length film about how climate change has accelerated a collision between one of the world’s most endangered species, North America’s most valuable fishery, and a federal agency mandated to protect both.

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HOW TO BE A GOOD WIFE

5 p.m. to 6:50 p.m.

A woman starts to question the suppressed status of females while running a housekeeping school for teenage girls in 1968 France.

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English Subtitles.

MEETING THE BEATLES IN INDIA

7:15 p.m. to 8:37 p.m.

Director Paul Saltzman returns to India as he reminiscences his time with the Beatles while they were on a spiritual retreat under the mentorship of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in 1968.

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PARASITE BLACK & WHITE

9 p.m. to 11:12 p.m.

Greed and class discrimination threaten the newly formed symbiotic relationship between the wealthy Park family and the destitute Kim clan. Parasite won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2019.

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English Subtitles.

Saturday, July 24

ROYAL CORGI

10 a.m. to 11:33 a.m.

The British monarch’s (Dame Julie Walters’) favourite dog gets lost from the palace and finds himself at a dog fight club. He then begins his long journey to find his way back home.

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NO ORDINARY MAN

2 p.m. to 3:23 p.m.

American jazz musician Billy Tipton developed a reputable touring and recording career in the mid-twentieth century, along with his band The Billy Tipton Trio. After his death in the late 80s, it was revealed that Tipton was assigned female at birth, and his life was swiftly reframed as the story of an ambitious woman passing as a man in pursuit of a music career.

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CASTLE IN THE SKY

5:30 p.m. to 7:35 p.m.

A young boy and a girl with a magic crystal must race against pirates and foreign agents in a search for a legendary floating castle.

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English Subtitles.

ALL THE STREETS ARE SILENT: THE CONVERGENCE OF HIP HOP AND SKATEBOARDING

9:45 p.m. to 11:14 p.m.

Narrated by Zoo York co-founder Eli Gesner with an original score by legendary hip-hop producer Large Professor (Nas, A Tribe Called Quest), All the Streets Are Silent brings to life the magic of the time period and the convergence that created a style and visual language that would have an outsized and enduring cultural effect.

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STREET GANG: HOW WE GOT TO SESAME STREET

12 p.m. to 1:47 p.m.

Take a stroll down Sesame Street and witness the birth of the most impactful children’s series in TV history. From the iconic furry characters to the songs you know by heart, learn how a gang of visionary creators changed our world.

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ABE

3:45 p.m. to 5:10 p.m.

A 12-year-old boy from Brooklyn cooks to unite his half Israeli and half Palestinian family.

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WILD MOUNTAIN THYME

7:45 p.m. to 9:27 p.m.

Headstrong farmer Rosemary Muldoon has her heart set on winning her neighbor Anthony Reilly’s love. The problem is, Anthony seems to have inherited a family curse, and remains oblivious to his beautiful admirer. Stung by his father’s plans to sell the family farm to his American nephew, Anthony is jolted into pursuing his dreams.

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Sunday, July 25

TERRA WILLY

10 a.m. to 11:29 a.m.

When a young boy crash lands on an unexplored planet, he must rely on a survival robot and an alien creature to help him find a way home.

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MOTHERLOAD

1:30 p.m. to 2:51 p.m.

MOTHERLOAD captures a new mother’s quest to understand the increasing isolation and disconnection of modern life, its planetary impact, and how cargo bikes could be an antidote.

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BEANS

3:45 p.m. to 5:17 p.m.

Twelve-year-old Beans is on the edge: torn between innocent childhood and reckless adolescence; forced to grow up fast and become the tough Mohawk warrior she needs to be during the Oka Crisis, the turbulent Indigenous uprising that tore Quebec and Canada apart for 78 tense days in the summer of 1990.

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English Subtitles.

KUESSIPAN

7:30 p.m. to 9:27 p.m.

Adapted from Naomi Fontaine’s acclaimed novel, Kuessipan is Myriam Verreault’s first narrative feature. In a Quebec Innu community, Mikuan and Shaniss struggle to maintain their close friendship when they clash over their diverging ambitions. When Mikuan falls in love with a white boy and starts to consider a life beyond their tiny reserve, her bond with Shaniss and her family is put to the test.

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English subtitles.

LIFT LIKE A GIRL

11:45 a.m. to 1:17 p.m.

An observational feature-length documentary about the female weightlifting community training in the streets of Alexandria, as it follows the 14-year-old Zebiba as she pursues her dream to become a professional weightlifter.

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THE NORTH WAS OUR CANAAN

3 p.m. to 3:21 p.m.

The North Was Our Canaan: Exploring Sandwich Town’s Underground Railroad History (2020) is the first part in a larger project aiming to collect, document, and share the rich history and inspiring legacy of enslaved people who sought freedom in Canada. Sandwich Town’s location on the Detroit River made it an important terminus on the Underground Railroad. This film draws upon the voices of those who have lived in Sandwich Towne and researched this neighbourhood and was inspired by those who built it.

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THE PRICE OF DESIRE

5:30 p.m. to 7:18 p.m.

The Price of Desire tells the controversial story of how Le Corbusier effaced and defaced Eileen Gray’s moral right to be recognized as the author of her work and as one of the most forceful and influential inspirations of a century of modern architecture and design.

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English Subtitles.

CREEM: AMERICA'S ONLY ROCK 'N' ROLL MAGAZINE

9:45 p.m. to 11 p.m.

The history of rock ‘n’ roll publication Creem magazine — from its humble beginnings in Detroit to its growing popularity and ultimate demise.

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Do I have to buy tickets? How do I reserve a spot?

This is a free event. All you have to do is register for each day(s) you plan to watch a screening for. Then come and line up with your chairs and blankets, and entrance into the square will be first-come, first-serve.

How do I enter Charles Clark Square?

The lineup and entry/exit into and out of the square will be off of University Ave. Please have your registration confirmation ready for volunteers to view.

When will the film start? When should I arrive?

The film start times are approximate and are listed above. Since entrance is first-come, first-serve for each film, we recommend you come at least 15-20 minutes ahead of the screening start time.

How many people are allowed to sit together?

Due to Ontario public health regulations, all groups are limited to 6 people. All groups must maintain 2 metres from other groups.

Do I have to wear a mask?

According to Ontario public health guidelines, all patrons that are not sitting with the same household must wear a mask.

Is there seating provided?

No individual chairs are provided. PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN CHAIRS TO SIT ON. There is a limited amount of cement seating around the perimeter of the square, bring your own blankets to sit on. All seating areas are first-come, first-serve.

Where do we go if there is an emergency?

If there is an emergency, please exit out of the entryway area. Alternatively, there will be an emergency exit behind the concession stand as well.

Where can we go to the washroom?

Washrooms are located to the left of the screen and concessions. Washroom lineups will be monitored for capacity. Please wear a mask when entering the washrooms or standing in line.

Are we allowed to bring in outside food and drinks?

Sure! Just please throw out your garbage on your way out.

Is there anywhere to buy concessions on-site?

Yes. The Hub located behind the stage, will be open during the following times:

Friday – 11am – 9pm
Saturday  – 4pm – 9pm
Sunday – 12pm – 8pm

WIFF will also be selling What’s Poppin popcorn and merchandise at their WIFF tent located on site.

You can also visit downtown for great food and drink! Visit this link to find out where!  https://www.downtownwindsor.ca/eat-drink/

Are we allowed to have alcohol or drugs on the premises?

Alcohol and/or drugs are not permitted.

Is smoking allowed?

Smoking is not permitted on the premises. Attendees may exit the premises and be remitted via a stamp/wristband.

Is there an age restriction?

We have posted all of Ontario film ratings, by the Motion Picture Association, for each movie with the subject matter of all of our films. Viewer discretion is advised. Minors must be accompanied by an adult for films that are rated 18A.

It’s raining! Will the film be postponed or replayed?

No. Our technology is weather-proof, and due to the schedule of events, all films will continue to play and will not be postponed or replayed. Cancellations may take place for severe weather such as lightning or gale-force winds.

Can I bring my pets?

We encourage you to keep your furry friends at home. If you decide to bring your pet, please ensure they are leashed at all times and do not disturb the experience for other guests. Also, pick up after them. Be courteous of our other patrons.