1991’s THELMA & LOUISE (one of the rare films to pass the Bechdel test with flying colors), centers on the friendship between housewife Thelma (Geena Davis) and freedom-loving friend Louise (Susan Sarandon). When their girls fishing trip turns into a run from the law after Louise shoots a man attacking Thelma, the two take off on a cross-country escape. Along the way we meet sexy J.D. (Brad Pitt in one of his first movie roles) and a sympathetic detective (Harvey Keitel) as the female duo blast through the desert in their 1966 Ford Thunderbird convertible with neck bandanas flying.
Before the film that nabbed screenwriter Callie Khouri one of the few Best Original Screenplay Academy Awards for women, we’ll have a special collaboration with Back Fence Pdx. As the woman-owned story telling series turns 10 we invite co-founder B. Frayn Masters to tell her own short Thelma & Louise related tale of desert adventures before we screen what The Atlantic called, “the last great film about women.”