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 (the inimitable Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon) find themselves running from the law across state lines. Carried by Callie Khouri’s whip-smart screenplay and 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.
Québécois filmmaker Maxime Robin’s 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.
Image credit: poster artwork by José Garcia of Zoca Studio Inc.
Toronto Outdoor Picture Show will launch its season of Dynamic Duos programming and its brand new, majestic outdoor screen with an opening weekend of films at one of our favourite new sites, Fort York! Kicking things off is the one of the most iconic friendship duos in cinematic history, Thelma & Louise, followed by everyone’s worst patient-caretaker nightmare, Misery, this opening weekend will set the stage for a summer of dynamic onscreen pairings at parks across the city.
Join us for excellent films, food and a cool beer in the shadow of the Gardiner and the light of Toronto Outdoor Picture Show’s magnificent, brand-new screen.
Dynamic Duos is co-curated by Artistic & Executive Director Emily Reid and programming contributors Tom Dorey, Nataleah Hunter-Young, and TOPS co-founder Felan Parker.