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The Cuban Opens Lavazza Film Festival


The Cuban Opens Lavazza Film Festival
by Staff

(July 20, 2020 – Toronto, ON) Just about everyone (we are guessing here) has posted something somewhere in honour of Throwback Thursday. You could say going to see a movie at a drive-in is its own tribute to throwback cinema, but in the age of social distancing and shuttered cinemas everywhere, the drive-in is making a welcome comeback.

Tonight the Lavazza Drive-In Film Festival kicks off with the feature The Cuban, the first of twelve films that will screen between now and the end of the month at Ontario Place. It is the work of the Italian Contemporary Film Festival (ICFF), presented by IC Savings, and CHIN Radio/TV, in partnership with Ontario Place and the Embassy of Italy in Ottawa. Created as a celebration of Canada’s diversity, the Lavazza Drive-In Film Festival features a solid line-up of the latest international films representing countries hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.

In addition to the Cuban, a Canadian production, the featival will feature films from Italy, China, France, Brazil, the UK, India and Russia. Click here for a full list of all the films screening at the Lavazza Drive-In Film festival.

You can get one of the best viewing spots by arriving 45-60 minutes prior to the show. No spots are reserved and the show will go on rain or shine. Some films may have already reached Sold Out status so it is best to buy the tickets online. The festival states “We highly recommend pre-ordering your tickets to avoid lineups and disappointment.”

Showing up in ’57 Chevy or ‘55 Ford or maybe an MGA would really add to the whole throwback atmosphere.