Grab your folding chair and a blanket, and join us to watch a selection of iconic dance movies that are as much fun to watch now as they were in their day. Mark it on your calendar and join other movie lovers in Georges-Filion park.
July 28 : Dirty Dancing (1987)
In 1963, Frances “Baby” Houseman, a sweet daddy’s girl, goes with her family to a resort in upstate New York’s Catskill Mountains. Baby has grown up in privileged surroundings and all expect her to go on to college, join the Peace Corps and save the world before marrying a doctor, just like her father. Unexpectedly, Baby becomes infatuated with the camp’s dance instructor, Johnny Castle, a man whose background is vastly different from her own. Baby lies to her father to get money to pay for an illegal abortion for Johnny’s dance partner. She then fills in as Johnny’s dance partner and it is as he is teaching her the dance routine that they fall in love. It all comes apart when Johnny’s friend falls seriously ill after her abortion and Baby gets her father, who saves the girl’s life. He then learns what Baby has been up to, who with and worse, that he funded the illegal abortion. He bans his daughter from any further association with “those people”. In the first deliberately willful …
The screenings will take place in Parc Georges-Filion at dusk.
The film will be presented in French.
*In case of rain, the activity will be held at the Chalet Pauline-Vanier.