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Rain Date: the8fest and CineMobilia are coming to Scarborough! July 22, 4-10 pm, Prairie Drive Park

Prairie Drive Park
119 Pharmacy Ave
Scarborough ON M1L 1L5


the8fest is in Scarborough on Saturday, July 22nd!
4:00pm - 10:00pm
Prairie Drive Park 119 Pharmacy Ave
Sponsored by Archive/Counter-Archive

Visit the following link to see the full the8fest schedule on their website: https://the8fest.com/

Don't forget to bring your lawn chairs, blankets and snacks for an interactive evening of small-gauge film education and celebration.

Bring your old small-gauge home movies for our film preservation drop-in event for a chance to get your films assessed, projected, and/or restored.

Don’t have any movies but eager to learn more about Super 8? Stop by for educational workshops and chat with our artists!

And stick around for a special LIVE film event presented by the Home Movie History Project:

FROM CAPE TOWN TO SCARBOROUGH: Life Through the Immigrant's Eye

A large extended family gathers for outings in and around Cape Town in the late-1960s - early 1970s. The life of the Liliefeldt family, both before and after immigrating to Toronto, is captured in the home movies they shot. An earlier film made in Cape Town, South Africa in the mid-1950s contrasts with those of the family. Both films depict places and events around the city, played-out against something that is not so directly seen in the footage: apartheid. This context informs the scenes we see, which at the same time paradoxically record a vibrant cultural life and the often beautiful surroundings of the city.

Arriving in Toronto in 1973, the Liliefeldt family embraced life in Scarborough, participating in everything from skating at Nathan Phillips Square to visiting African Lion Safari. A series of landscape shots place the family's school, townhouse complex and church‌ in the then wide-open vistas of north Scarborough. Images that show the period in which Toronto's multicultural self-image was largely created.

Louise Liliefeldt (who appears in the films of her family along with her brother Jeremy, and parents Rosalind and Peter) will be present, contributing to the narration.