Susan Sarandon Y Geena Davis will celebrate on June 18 the 30th anniversary of “Thelma & Louise”, the film directed by Ridley Scott (“Gladiator”) that would set a before and after in female representations on screen.
They will do so through an event to benefit the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank and the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media in a drive-in theater in the aforementioned American city, where the actresses will lead the day with a conversation between them to proceed with the screening of the film.
“When we were filming ‘Thelma & Louise’ thirty years ago we had no idea what kind of cultural impact it would continue to have for decades,” Susan Sarandon.
The actresses spread the announcement of the celebration through their social networks, thirty years after the film hit the big screens with a script by Callie Khouri, and the performances of Michael Madsen, Harvey Keitel and Brad Pitt, completing the main cast.
In this context, Sarandon spoke with the specialized site The Hollywood Reporter, where he reflected on the significance of the film through the generations. “When we were filming ‘Thelma & Louise’ thirty years ago we had no idea of the kind of cultural impact it would continue to have for decades. The intense reaction the film generated was very surprising,” he said.
It made me realize how few opportunities we give women to come out of a movie feeling inspired and empowered by female characters. It changed everything about how I chose the roles in the future, “he said.
“Thelma & Louise” became one of the most iconic feature films, earning six Academy Award nominations, including: Best Actress (both competed for the statuette, which was eventually won by Emma Thompson), Best Editing, Best Direction, Best Cinematography, Best Original Screenplay.