Posted on Tuesday, October 14th, 2008 by Hunter Stephenson
On Halloween, two gals named Mina Karimi and Kara Suhey will attempt to recreate the legendary hijacked parade from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off down to the ’80s minutiae and extras like geriatric Miss Chicago contestants and bearded bankers. Cameron and his Red Wings jersey are already a lock. Under the Tumblr and moniker, Project Bueller, they are recruiting tens of thousands of participants and would like /Film readers residing in New York or visiting for the spooky holiday to join in.
After a bit of rescheduling, the epic shindig will go down as part of the 35th Village Halloween Parade. For more info, memorize the lyrics to The Beatles’s cover of “Twist and Shout” and then give them a shout at projectbueller at gmail. Their mission statement as emailed to /Film…
This project idea came to us as a tangible extension of our longtime ideal that you should follow your bliss and do what you truly feel like doing. This means taking an active role in your own enjoyment and cultivating a creative mind, playful spirit, and performing the work you genuinely would like to do. This is why Ferris’ character is so important to us. He is the embodiment and inspiration of so many of our ideals. We see too many people stifling their desires and truly believe that the world is a whole lot of fun when we let loose a bit and dance around in the streets.
See you at the parade!!!
John Hughes could not be reached for comment. An estimated two million spectators are expected this year. Any guys who have worn out their VHS copies of Timecop pretending that a nude Mia Sara was actually a grown-up Sloane Peterson: consider this requisite community service.
Discuss: Going? What’s the best parade in film history?