Tuesday, June 5th, 2012...6:09 pm
The Canadian Sports Film Festival: worth playing.
In the discipline of Cultural Studies we discuss the links between seemingly everyday phenomena and it’s reflection and influence on society’s culture. For instance, something like “sports” is never just sports, but rather carries messages and meanings that go beyond the scores and stats. When we think “The Toronto Maple Leafs” we will call to mind all sorts of images – and more interestingly, what I call to mind is probably not the same as what you do.
I checked out Marathon Boy at the kick-off of the Canadian Sport Film Festival
Thus, The Canadian Sport Film Festival “brings together the theatre of sport and the medium of film to tell unique, provocative and passionate human stories from around the world. The Festival connects filmgoers to the story beyond the scoreboard, behind the camera and told with a critical lens” (CSFF website). With my favourite sports-fan as company, I checked out the free-screening of Marathon Boy which was the kick-off to the event.
Lucky for you though, you can catch the other films this coming Thursday-Saturday at the TIFF Bell Lightbox for a student rate of $7/film. Buy your tickets here, or take your chances on getting a seat 15 minutes before the screenings begin.
Here’s a couple trailers of some of the films being featured:
Baseball in the Time of Cholera screens Friday at 7pm with Seeing Ali
Men Who Swim screens Friday at 9:30pm with Bicycle