The Odd Couple at Christie Pits Film Festival
One of the most dynamic duos in Cinematic history, THE ODD COUPLE kicked off what would become a more than 40-year-long on-screen relationship. Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau portray Felix and Oscar - two divorced men, a miserably neurotic neat-freak and a fun-loving slob, who move in together. What begins as a nice gesture on Oscar’s behalf quickly descends into a hilarious passive-aggressive nightmare. A true lesson in comedic performance by two departed Hollywood giants, THE ODD COUPLE is a story about the sharp edges of friendship, the many masks of love, and the ties that bind despite it all - and will surely resonate with the plight of roommates in Toronto’s dismal rental market.
Screening with THE ODD COUPLE is the charming documentary short BRUNCH QUEEN, about the elderly gay couple who owns Vancouver’s famed Elbow Room Café. Like Felix and Oscar, there is a lot to admire about this delightfully odd couple of opposites, but most of all it’s their refreshing display of inscrutable yet undeniable love.
Films @ Sundown (9:15pm)
Eats & Treats @ 6pm by Fiesta Farms hot dog BBQ, The Pop Stand & popcorn at the festival canteen
Free / PWYC (suggested donation $10), not a ticketed event
Films are screened with captioning
More info at ChristiePitsff.com
THE ODD COUPLE (Gene Saks, 1968)
With short film BRUNCH QUEEN (Sean Horlor & Steve Adams, 2017)
Toronto Outdoor Picture Show is grateful to Major Sponsors Warby Parker, Fiesta Farms, Toronto Pearson International Airport and Waterfront Toronto for their support of our signature series, Christie Pits Film Festival.