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TIFF’S Aspect Ratio reframes Indigenous performances Adam Piron, the director of Sundance Institute’s Indigenous program, brings a fascinating new conversation to TIFF. Aspect Ratio: Indigenous Actors Beyond The Expected explores performances by Shannyn Sossamon in A Knight’s Tale, Wes Studi in Michael Mann’s Heat and Lily Gladstone in Kelly Reichardt’s Certain Women. They play characters who are ethnically nondescript. Their presence as Indigenous actors in these movies, who are in no way being stereotyped or tokenized, defy the Hollywood norm. Piron, who gives a recorded intro prior to each screening, will give these anomalies their due. ° June 17- 19 and June 30 at TIFF Bell Lightbox ( 350 King West). tiff. net Toronto Outdoor Picture Show brings it home The city’s most reliable open air screening program is inviting crowds to return to its old haunts at Christie Pits, Corktown Common and Bell Manor Park after the pandemic forced them to limit their exposure to Fort York. The Toronto Outdoor Picture Show ( TOPS) found the best way to celebrate this re- emergence: opening with Beyoncé’s epic concert doc, Homecoming. Bey’s moves at Coachella 2018 demand the big screen, big sound, wind- in- the- hair treatment. And it’s kicking off a TOPS season that will pay homage to “the vitality of performers and performance" with screenings of A League Of Their Own, Summer Of Soul, Paris Is Burning, Learn To Swim and more. ° June 23 to August 28 at various locations. topictureshow. com