TOPS Opening Weekend: Thelma & Louise
Toronto Outdoor Picture Show will kick off its summer-long “Dynamic Duos” series with an opening weekend at Fort York!
Adventure, the open road, and two great girl-friends. It starts out as a weekend getaway for the books, until things go horribly wrong and Thelma and Louise find themselves running from the law across state lines. Featuring cinema’s most defining female buddy duo, THELMA & LOUISE still conveys the sense of emotional urgency that it did for audiences almost three decades ago, a powerful #MeToo story long before the term was coined.
The Québécois short film BALLET JAZZ is a tailor-made companion to THELMA & LOUISE. Karine and Karine take to the highway for New York and a weekend audition for the “Cats” musical. One car breakdown and a couple of elaborate costumes later, the duo find themselves buoyed by their idols Thelma and Louise as they embark on a gas station robbery, with darkly comic consequences.
Films @ Sundown (9:15pm)
Eats & Treats @ 7pm by Kungfu Dawg, Steam Whistle Pilsner, Augie's Ice Pops & popcorn at the festival canteen
Free / PWYC (suggested donation $10), not a ticketed event
BYOBlanket & chairs
Accessible venue (screening takes place in the "Walled Fort")
Films are screened with captioning
This event is 19+ (or with adult accompaniment) and licensed. No outside alcohol permitted.
More info at TOpictureshow.com/fort-york
THELMA & LOUISE (Ridley Scott, 1991)
With short film BALLET JAZZ (Maxime Robin, 2017)
Save the date too for TOPS Opening Weekend - Misery at Fort York!, June 16!
TOPS thanks Major Sponsor Waterfront Toronto, co-presenting partner Fort York National Historic Site and community co-presenters Drunk Feminist Films & The MUFF Society.