It was a comfortably balmy late summer night on Thursday when the recently remodeled Yonge-Dundas Square played host to the first screening in the Movies on Movies series, the seminal cinematography film Visions of Light. By the time the curtain … uh, would have been drawn had there been one, there were no empty seats and plenty of passers-by were stopping to catch the show. The outdoor venue, a post-modern enclave of sleek architecture reflecting shimmering lights from all angles, served as an ironically appropriate setting for what is arguably the best film ever made about the collision of art and science needed to capture an image to celluloid. Even the relentless onslaught of advertising wasn’t enough to distract the audience’s attention from some of the medium’s greatest cinematographers explaining how they crafted the artfully inspired images behind such classic films as Sunrise, The Godfather, Raging Bull, Days of Heaven, In Cold Blood and The Conformist.

The next Movies on Movies presentation is That's Entertainment!, this Sunday at 8:30pm.