Saturday 20th August 5:30pm – Creatures of The Early Evening
The early evening slot for Creatures of The Night continues with Ridley Scott’s Thelma and Louise, Bill Walton takes a look at the film on its 25th anniversary.
Thelma: “You said you ’n’ me was gonna get out of town and for once just really let our hair down. Well darlin’, look out ‘cause my hair is comin’ down!”
No shit, as they say.
Released to great controversy in 1991. Revolutionary? YES. Dated? NO, still fresh, sharp and funny. Not just that, it smashed through the Bechdel Test (2 women who talk to each about something besides a man). And a woman writer too (Callie Khouri).
Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis are hot. The waitress and the housewife are takin’ to the road … crude truck drivers, mean cops, and rapists look out!! The sisterhood is gloriously defiant… Harvey Keitel, Michael Masden, Brad Pitt and the rest will not be untouched. The personal and political intertwine.
Great soundtrack (blues and reggae). Director, Ridley Scott. Enjoy it on the big screen, darlin’s.