Thelma Louise stars Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis reunited this Monday to celebrate the landmark film’s 20th anniversary.
The TIFF Bell Lightbox, home of the Toronto International Film Festival, honored the iconic film’s anniversary by hosting a special screening set up to raise money for the Women’s College Hospital Foundation
In Thelma Louise, which was directed and co-produced by Ridley Scott, Sarandon and Davis play the roles of two working-class friends who become accidental outlaws after heading out for a weekend getaway.
It was a groundbreaking movie in it’s day being one of the first to cover the issue of rape. The film, originally released in June of 91′, has become a symbol of women’s rights mainly in part due to its feminist overtones and original plot.
Thelma Louise was nominated for six Academy Awards in 1992 and ended up winning an Oscar for best screenplay. Both Sarandon and Davis were nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role awards.
Geena and Susan are scheduled to further discuss the film’s influence tonight at 7:30pm in the Roy Thomson Hall.
Check out the iconic ending scene-which prompted a multitude of mixed reactions- of the movie below.
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