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TIFF in the Park 2014: Backstage Pass

This summer, our series of free screenings in David Pecaut Square takes you behind the curtain of the entertainment world, revealing the trials, tribulations and triumphs of life in "The Biz."

You can catch more outdoor screenings this summer at TIFF Pop-up Movie Nights at assorted locations throughout Toronto, including Dentonia Park, Evergreen Brickworks and Regent Park. Dates and film selections to be announced soon!

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Waiting for Guffman

Waiting for Guffman

Next screening July 2
A small-town community theatre troupe dreams big, in this hilarious mockumentary from director-star Christopher Guest (Best in Show, A Mighty Wind).
20 Feet from Stardom

20 Feet from Stardom

Next screening July 9
The winner of the 2014 Academy Award for Best Documentary shines a spotlight on the gifted backup singers whose heretofore unsung voices have helped shape the course of popular music.
Billy Elliot

Billy Elliot

Next screening July 16
A working-class boy in the north of England tries to realize his dream of becoming a ballet dancer, in this feel-good smash hit which later became the Tony-winning stage musical.
Searching for Sugar Man

Searching for Sugar Man

Next screening July 23
Winner of the 2013 Academy Award for Best Documentary, Searching for Sugar Man relates the extraordinary story of Detroit musician Sixto Rodriguez, whose two 1970s albums elevated him to Dylan-level stardom in apartheid-era South Africa.
Sunset Blvd.

Sunset Boulevard

Next screening July 30
A down-on-his-luck screenwriter (William Holden) falls into the twisted world of a psychotic, has-been silent-movie star (Gloria Swanson) in Billy Wilder's classic foray into Hollywood Grand Guignol.
Pina

Pina

Next screening August 6

Wim Wenders' tribute to the late modern dance great Pina Bausch sets a new benchmark for dance on film.

A Star is Born

A Star Is Born

Next screening August 13
Judy Garland and James Mason star in this classic Hollywood rise-and-fall tale.
Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

Next screening August 20
A cynical private eye (Bob Hoskins) reluctantly tries to exonerate a hyperactive cartoon star of a murder charge, in Robert Zemeckis' dazzling blend of animation and live action.
Pitch Perfect

Pitch Perfect

Next screening August 27
An all-girl a cappella group takes their dysfunctional act to the national stage, in this smash-hit musical comedy.