Thelma

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The Main 5 Fri, Jun 21 12:45 PM
The Main 5 Fri, Jun 21 4:00 PM
The Main 5 Fri, Jun 21 7:00 PM
The Main 5 Fri, Jun 21 9:30 PM
The Main 5 Sat, Jun 22 12:45 PM
The Main 5 Sat, Jun 22 4:00 PM
The Main 5 Sat, Jun 22 7:00 PM
The Main 5 Sat, Jun 22 9:50 PM
The Main 5 Sun, Jun 23 12:45 PM
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The Main 5 Sun, Jun 23 4:00 PM
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The Main 5 Sun, Jun 23 7:00 PM
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The Main 5 Mon, Jun 24 12:45 PM
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The Main 5 Mon, Jun 24 4:00 PM
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The Main 5 Mon, Jun 24 7:00 PM
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The Main 5 Tue, Jun 25 12:45 PM
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The Main 5 Tue, Jun 25 4:00 PM
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The Main 5 Tue, Jun 25 7:00 PM
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The Main 5 Wed, Jun 26 12:45 PM
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The Main 5 Wed, Jun 26 4:00 PM
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The Main 5 Wed, Jun 26 7:00 PM
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The Main 5 Thu, Jun 27 12:45 PM
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Film Info
Accessibility:HI
VI-N
CCAP
Program:New Releases
Release Year:2024
Runtime:97 min
Country/Region:USA
Language:English
Print Source:Magnolia Pictures
Tags:Comedy
Dramedy
Cast/Crew
Director:Josh Margolin
Executive Producer:Tobias Gutzwiller
June Squibb
Fred Hechinger
Producer:Zoë Worth
Chris Kaye
Karl Spoerri
Viviana Vezzani
Nicholas Weinstock
Benjamin Simpson
Cinematographer:David Bolen
Screenwriter:Josh Margolin
Editor:Josh Margolin
Composer:Nick Chuba
Principal Cast:June Squibb
Fred Hechinger
Richard Roundtree
Parker Posey
Clark Gregg
Malcolm McDowell

Description

Starts June 21

MSPIFF43 Official Selection

The feature directorial debut of Josh Margolin, Thelma is a poignant action-comedy that gives veteran Oscar® nominee June Squibb (Nebraska and star of Scarlett Johansson’s upcoming directorial debut Eleanor the Great) her first leading role and features the final performance of trailblazing actor Richard Roundtree (Shaft). Squibb, who did most of her own stunts in the film, plays Thelma Post, a feisty 93-year-old grandmother who gets conned by a phone scammer pretending to be her grandson (The White Lotus’ Fred Hechinger) and sets out on a treacherous quest across Los Angeles, accompanied by an aging friend (Roundtree) and his motorized scooter, to reclaim what was taken from her. Parker Posey, Clark Gregg, and Malcolm McDowell also star.

Inspired by a real-life experience of Margolin’s own grandmother, Thelma puts a clever spin on movies like Mission: Impossible, shining the spotlight on an elderly grandmother as an unlikely action hero. With infectious humor, Margolin employs the familiar tropes of the action genre in hilarious, age-appropriate ways to tackle aging with agency. In the first leading film role of her 70-year career, Squibb portrays the strong-willed Thelma with grit and determination, demonstrating that she is more than capable of taking care of business – despite what her daughter Gail (Posey), son-in-law Alan (Gregg), or grandson Danny might believe.