THELMA & LOUISE
Tuesday, Nov. 30 at 4:20
(1991, Ridley Scott) “Thelma & Louise is in the expansive, visionary tradition of the American road picture. It celebrates the myth of two carefree souls piling into a 1956 T-Bird and driving out of town to have some fun and raise some hell. We know the road better than that, however, and we know the toll it exacts: Before their journey is done, these characters with have undergone a rite of passage, and will have discovered themselves. What sets Thelma & Louise aside from the great central tradition of the road picture is that the heroes are women this time: Working-class girlfriends from a small Arkansas town, one a waitress, the other a housewife, both probably ready to describe themselves as utterly ordinary, both containing unexpected resources.” – Roger Ebert. “Their adventures, while tinged with the fatalism that attends any crime spree, have the thrilling, life-affirming energy for which the best road movies are remembered.” – Janet Maslin, The New York Times. DCP. Approx. 128 min.