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Highway 61

This screening took place on
Friday, September 27, 2013 at 9:00pm
Shipyards Park

The legendary road leading from Thunder Bay to New Orleans is the setting for this finely tuned, high-octane road movie. Don McKellar stars as a barber and trumpet player who has been planning to flee his small town for years. He gets mixed up with a hard-ass roadie (played by Valerie Buhagiar) and before he knows it, he’s speeding down the blacktop with a pine coffin strapped to the roof of his Galaxie 500. Part two of Bruce McDonald’s road trilogy which includes Roadkill and Hard Core Logo.

“What the team has concocted with Highway 61 is a phantasmagoric comedy that unfurls with the lunatic unpredictability of one of Bob Dylan’s lengthier mid-1960s ballads.” - Stephen Holden, New York Times

Free Outdoor Screenings in Shipyards Park
YFS and YAC present counter-culture films as Part of Culture Days (culturedays.ca)

  • Directed by Dir. Bruce McDonald
  • 1992, Ontario, Canada
  • 102 minutes
    Highway 61

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