Thelma (12A)

Fri 26 Jul 2024 - Thu 01 Aug 2024

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Rated 12A

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£9* | £5* students/under 25s

Time

Various (see dates below)

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Thelma (12A)

Dir. Josh Margolin
2024 | 97 mins | Switzerland, US
June Squibb, Fred Hechinger, Richard Roundtree


The feature directorial debut of Josh Margolin, THELMA is a poignant action-comedy that gives veteran Oscar® nominee June Squibb (NEBRASKA) 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, Nicole Byer, 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.


Showing Times

  • Fri 26 Jul: 5.30pm
  • Sat 27 Jul: 5.30pm
  • Mon 29 Jul: 4.30pm
  • Tue 30 Jul: 1.10pm + 7pm
  • Wed 31 Jul: 8pm
  • Thu 01 Aug: 7.30pm


BBFC Rating Details:

Rated 12A -infrequent strong language


VENUE: EXETER PHOENIX, STUDIO 74


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