Chelsey Bennett, a fresh voice on the Canadian music scene, brings hot soul originals with a contemporary flavour to the ORF stage. After that, we have Corey Finley’s sinister cool Sundance hit Thoroughbreds!
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July 18, 2018
Premiering earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival to great acclaim, Thoroughbreds is Cory Finley’s sinister black comedy, described as the Heathers meets American Psycho! Childhood friends Lily (Anya Taylor-Joy) and Amanda (Olivia Cooke) reconnect in suburban Connecticut after years of growing apart. Lily has turned into a polished, upper-class teenager, with a fancy boarding school on her transcript and a coveted internship on her resume; Amanda has developed a sharp wit and her own particular attitude, but all in the process of becoming a social outcast. Though they initially seem completely at odds, the pair bond over Lily’s contempt for her oppressive stepfather, Mark, and as their friendship grows, they begin to bring out one another’s most destructive tendencies. Their ambitions lead them to hire a local hustler, Tim, and take matters into their own hands to set their lives straight.
Director: Corey Finley
Running Time: 1hr 32 mins
“Wickedly funny and superbly unpredictable.”A.A. DowdThe A.V. Club
Chelsey Bennett is a fresh voice on the Canadian music scene, bringing hot soul originals with a contemporary flavour to Toronto audiences since 2014. Her current residency at The Poetry Cafe is in the heart of the multicultural Kensington Market scene and has created an exciting buzz in the industry. Chelsey is known for her deep musicality, hot fashion sense, and authentic soulful sound as heard on her first E.P. “No End”.