Join KPFA for our next monthly movie matinee as we screen the Oscar-winning, critically acclaimed and controversial movie Thelma and Louise. This classic offers thought-provoking commentary on patriarchy, assault, freedom, and friendship starring Susan Sarandon, Geena Davis, Harvey Keitel, and Brad Pitt. The plot centers around two friends who embark on a road trip that goes terribly awry and have to make life-affirming and life-changing decisions.
The film became a critical and commercial success, receiving six Academy Award nominations and winning for Best Original Screenplay. Scott was nominated for Best Director, and both Sarandon and Davis were nominated for Best Actress. At its release, the film stirred controversy. At the intersection of several genres, it is now considered a classic. It influenced other films and artistic works and became a landmark of feminist film. In 2016, the United States Library of Congress selected the film for preservation in the National Film Registry, finding it “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”.