MGM Celebrates 30th Anniversary of Thelma & Louise with Special Drive-In Screening Event Featuring Q&A with Geena Davis & Susan Sarandon

Hosted in Partnership with Cinespia, MGM’s Thelma & Louise Screening Will Take Place on Friday, June 18th at The Greek

The Special Anniversary Event Will Also Serve as Benefit for The Geena Davis Institute On Gender In Media & Los Angeles Regional Food Bank

 
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MGM will celebrate the 30th anniversary of one of its most iconic films, Thelma & Louise, with a special drive-in screening event on Friday, June 18th in partnership with Cinespia’s Drive In at The Greek in Los Angeles. The evening will kick off with a Q&A featuring the film’s stars Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis followed by a special screening of Thelma & Louise after sundown. A portion of the event proceeds will benefit the LA Regional Food Bank and The Geena Davis Institute On Gender In Media.

Michael De Luca, MGM’s Film Group Chairman and Pamela Abdy, MGM’s Film Group President, commented “Thelma & Louise is a landmark film that left an indelible mark on popular culture when it was released thirty years ago. We’re thrilled to celebrate its lasting legacy with a special screening event, and look forward to honoring Geena and Susan, whose groundbreaking characters paved the way for female empowerment stories in Hollywood.”

Said Davis, “What was so striking was the intense reaction to the film. Thelma and Louise end up driving off a cliff, and still viewers felt exhilarated by their story. It made me realize how few opportunities we give women to come out of a movie feeling inspired and empowered by the female characters. It changed everything about how I chose roles moving forward.”

Added Sarandon: “When we were filing Thelma & Louise thirty years ago, we had no idea the kind of cultural impact it would continue to have for decades. At the time, it was revolutionary to have two women in a film that weren’t enemies and were having fun together on screen. I think that’s been one of the biggest breakthroughs — today there are so many brilliant female actors making films where women aren’t adversarial to each other and have the power to determine their own destiny.”  

Directed by Ridley Scott from an Oscar®-winning screenplay by Callie Khouri, Thelma & Louise has been hailed as one of the best road movies of all time. Sarandon and Davis star as accidental outlaws on a desperate flight across the Southwest. With a determined detective (Harvey Keitel) on their trail, a sweet-talking hitchhiker (Brad Pitt) in their path and a string of crimes in their wake, their journey alternates between high-speed thrill ride and empowering personal odyssey. Originally released on May 24, 1991, Thelma & Louise was nominated for six Academy Awards® and went on to earn $45 million at the box office ($92 million when adjusted for inflation).

 
DONATE to The Geena Davis Institute On Gender In Media:
https://seejane.org/thelma-louise-30th-anniversary/

 
DONATE to The LA Regional Foodbank:
https://www.lafoodbank.org/thelmaandlouise/
 

 
About Metro Goldwyn Mayer 
Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM) is a leading entertainment company focused on the production and global distribution of film and television content across all platforms. The company owns one of the world’s deepest libraries of premium film and television content as well as the premium pay television network EPIX, which is available throughout the U.S. via cable, satellite, telco, and digital distributors.  In addition, MGM has investments in numerous other television channels, digital platforms, interactive ventures, and is producing premium short-form content for distribution. For more information, visit www.mgm.com.

About Cinespia
Cinespia is an Los Angeles based organization that brings movie magic to life with screenings of classic films throughout the year to an audience of hundreds of thousands from all around the world, including some of Hollywood’s most famous faces. With over 30 events per year, Cinespia hosts dazzling screenings under the stars at iconic venues including The Hollywood Forever Cemetery and The Greek Theatre. Cinespia also produces private screenings, fundraisers, concerts, television and film premieres year-round outdoors and at the beloved Art Deco movie palaces of historic downtown Los Angeles’ theatre district. The 2021 season, presented by Amazon Studios, marks the 20th anniversary of the first and longest running outdoor screening series in Los Angeles.

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About The Greek Theatre
The historic Greek Theatre is owned by the City of Los Angeles and managed by SMG. The Theatre stands as one of the nation’s most beloved and recognized outdoor entertainment venues. Throughout its history, the Greek has played host to some of the biggest legends in music and backdrops for television shows and motion pictures. The venue is among the City’s most cherished public sites. For more information visit: www.lagreektheatre.com  

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