Thelma & Louise (1991)

Cinema Classics Seminar: Thelma & Louise

A Girl’s Best Friend: Female Friendship on Film
Wednesday, May 23, 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm
Instructor: Paul Wright, Ph.D., Department of English, Cabrini University
Location: Multimedia Room
Cost: $25 for members, $30 for non-members
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Twenty-seven years removed from its release, Thelma & Louise (1991) remains a crucial milestone in American cinema’s portrayal of women and their experiences in both the private sphere of the home and in the public square. Boasting an Oscar-winning screenplay by Callie Khouri and Oscar-nominated direction by Ridley Scott, the film is also an acting showcase for Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon, who give career-defining performances that elevated one another to the status of enduring screen icons and feminist touchstones.

Thelma & Louise is a film more alive and urgent than ever given our ongoing cultural conversation about gender equality, salary equity, and sexual harassment and assault. In addition to considering the film in light of this moment, the seminar will touch upon its production history, aesthetic innovations, and its initial reception. In the wake of last year’s revelations about the misconduct and abuses perpetrated against women in Hollywood by producer Harvey Weinstein and others—followed by a stream of accusations leveled against numerous men in politics, the music world, broadcasting, and other industries—it is a particularly powerful moment for a thoughtful reconsideration of this essential film.

Cinema Classics Seminars offer an entertaining and engaging way to learn more about some of the true classics of world cinema. Students meet in the 2nd floor Multimedia room for an introductory lecture before the film and a guided discussion after the film. The film itself is shown in one of our theaters. Your ticket for the screening, as well as popcorn and a drink, are included with your registration.
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