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Windsor International Film Festival launches summer series

For Windsor-Essex movie buffs, this summer just got a little better.

WIFF will offer weekly movie screenings during the summer

For Windsor-Essex movie buffs, this summer just got a little better. The Windsor International Film Festival (WIFF) announced it will be expanding its WIFF 365's monthly screenings with weekly screenings throughout the summer.

"We launched WIFF 365 when we realized our community's love for film couldn't be confined to the festival season and we're thrilled to discover even monthly screenings can't meet the demand," said Vincent Georgie, WIFF executive director.

"Our audience told us they wanted a little more cinema in their summer and these weekly screenings will provide them an escape from the heat and one more reason to visit downtown Windsor."

Twenty films will be shown at the Capitol Theatre on 15 dates from June through August. The screenings will be on Thursdays with additional Saturday screenings on June 29 and August 10 to celebrate Canada Day and Pride weekend.

The screenings include a documentary about Aretha Franklin. Other films include performances by Hollywood heavyweights like Judi Dench, Ian McKellen, Julianne Moore, Ralph Fiennes, Tilda Swinton, Ethan Hawke and Kenneth Branagh.

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