10 Jun '11, 8pm

Thelma and Louise: in 20 years, Has Anything Changed?

Thelma and Louise: in 20 years, Has Anything Changed?

debuted twenty years ago, in 1991. The movie received six Academy Award nominations, including Best Actress nominations for both Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon, and won the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay. Thelma (played by Davis) is a passive housewife married to a controlling husband who isn't ready to have children. Louise (played by Sarandon) is a single independent waitress. The two friends plan to take off for a weekend and they set off in Louise's convertible. On their first night away, a man they run into at a bar tries to rape Thelma and Louise shoots him. They then take off in their car, trying to escape to Mexico, have a variety of adventures along the way, and eventually end up [spoiler alert!] driving off a cliff to avoid being aprehended by the police. The movie was both applauded and criticized by feminists, the media and academia. A Time Magazine article...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/womens-rights/blog/thelma-and...

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