Some Like It Hot at Corktown Common Park!
Billy Wilder’s SOME LIKE IT HOT remains one of cinema’s most beloved comedies, and a queer camp classic. Produced without the approval of the old Hollywood Production Code because of its depiction of crossdressing and allusions to homosexuality, the film still feels ahead of its time. SOME LIKE IT HOT pairs the comedic talents of the riotously neurotic Jack Lemmon with deadpan Tony Curtis. After they witness a mob massacre, musicians Joe and Jerry dress in drag and blend in with a train car overtaken by an all-female band led by a never-more charming Marilyn Monroe. Underlying the non-stop laughs is a deeper meditation on the differing ways society treats male- and female-identified people.
Hope Thompson’s SWITCH is a stylized and delightfully campy lesbian film noir that transports us to Toronto’s gritty 1949 past. It tells the story of two women switchboard operators carrying on an “illicit” affair, with drama that leads to double-crosses and murder. Don’t miss a stunning drag performance by legendary Toronto icon Bitch Diva!
Films @ Sundown (9:00pm)
Eats & Treats @ 7pm by The Aviary Brewpub & popcorn at the festival canteen
Free yoga class @7pm by YOGAthletix
Free / PWYC (suggested donation $10), not a ticketed event
Films are screened with captioning
More info at TOpicutureshow.com/corktown-common
SOME LIKE IT HOT (Billy Wilder, 1959)
With short film SWITCH (Hope Thompson, 1999)
Toronto Outdoor Picture Show is grateful to Major Sponsors Waterfront Toronto and Hollywood Suite.
This screening is co-presented by Inside Out LGBT Film Festival