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Lavazza IncluCity Festival

Christie helps ICFF transform historic district into a cinema village

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ICFF transforms historic district into a cinema village

June 27, 2023

TORONTO – Christie® is proud to once again sponsor the Lavazza IncluCity Festival, presented by the ICFF. Taking place from June 27 to July 22, the festival is a celebration of Canada’s cultural mosaic through a selection of curated international films.

“Creating outdoor cinemas in the heart of the Distillery Historic District has presented us with a great undertaking, given the complexities of the space and the cultural significance associated with this iconic heritage site,” says Cristiano de Florentiis, ICFF Co-Founder and Artistic Director.

“Thanks to the invaluable support of Christie and its cutting-edge technology and projectors, we have not only embraced this challenge but emerged victorious, and audiences from all over Toronto can now enjoy a month-long celebration of exceptional international cinema.”

The festival returns to Toronto’s Distillery Historic District, with a unique, vast, and diversified slate of outdoor screenings of over 40 films from 20 countries, and transforms the neighborhood into a cinema village.

The popular outdoor venue on Trinity Street will again be in place, with couches dotting the cobblestone street. A Christie CP4420-Xe projector will illuminate the screen with bright and vivid images while guests listen to the movie on noise-canceling headphones, creating a unique immersive experience in the heart of downtown Toronto. 

Films will be screened indoors at the Young Centre for the Performing Arts, with a Christie CP4415-RGB projector lighting up the screen. With Real|Laser illumination technology, movie-goers will enjoy vibrant colors courtesy of RGB pure laser illumination, which reproduces 95% of the Rec. 2020 color gamut - the gamut closest to what the human eye can see.

“We’re thrilled to support ICFF and the exciting range of films they bring to the festival every year,” says Arlonna Seymour, executive director, Corporate Marketing, Christie. “The popularity of the festival is no surprise, and we’re excited to provide our cinema projectors to ICFF for another year of unique venues, films, and programming for audiences to enjoy.”

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