What: Thelma & Louise
Where: Highbury Cinema, Sheffield Road, Sutton Coldfield B73 5HD
When: Saturday 16 June, 7:30pm
Highbury Cinema continues its 4th Season with Ridley Scott’s Thelma and Louise (1991, cert 15, running time 2 hours 9 minutes) starring Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon at 7.30pm on Saturday 16 June.
The film became a critical and commercial success, receiving six Oscar nominations and winning one for Best Original Screenplay for Callie Khouri. 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 feminist film.
Janet Maslin wrote in The New York Times:
“Mr Scott’s Thelma and Louise, with a sparkling screenplay by the first-time writer Callie Khouri, is a surprise on this and many other scores. It reveals the previously untapped talent of Mr Scott (best known for majestically moody action films like Alien, Blade Runner and Black Rain) for exuberant comedy, and for vibrant American imagery, notwithstanding his English roots. It reimagines the buddy film with such freshness and vigour that the genre seems positively new. It discovers unexpected resources in both its stars, Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis, who are perfectly teamed as the spirited and original title characters.”
All tickets are £5.00 and are available on-line at www.highburytheatre.co.uk. Highbury is a membership theatre so your annual membership will cost you a one-off £1 per year and this gives you access to all the Highbury Players productions as well as Highbury Cinema films.
The final play in the Highbury Players’ 76th season is Ayckbourn’s Snake in the Grass directed by Rob Phillips which runs from 3rd to 14th July.
The final date for this season’s Highbury Cinema diary is 7.30pm on Sunday 8th July when they will screen the magnificent Eagle Huntress, Otto Bell’s stunning true story of 13 year old Mongolian Aisholpan’s quest to become her tribe’s first ever Eagle huntress. Save the date NOW in your diary!