"You've always been crazy. This is just the first chance you've had to express yourself." Susan Sarandon as Louise
Susan Sarandon, Geena Davis / film still from "Thelma & Louise" / cover AMPAS newsletter
On Thursday, August 25, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences will host a special screening to honor the 20th anniversary of "Thelma & Louise," the box office stunner that redefined the buddy movie (and every other outlaw genre) forever. Nominated for six Oscars--including Best Actress nominations for Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis, and a Best Director nod for Ridley Scott--the film took home the award for Best Screenplay by Callie Khouri.
In the lesser known category Best Supporting Accessory on a Best Actress Nominee, l.a.Eyeworks took home the golden statue for Cornu, the sassy-shaped sunglass that Susan Sarandon wore as the gutsy, quick-witted Louise Sawyer.
Vintage "Cornu" frames (l.a.Eyeworks Archives)
Tickets for the screening ($5 general admission) are on sale at www.oscars.org! Hosted by film journalist Anne Thompson; confirmed panelists include Geena Davis and Callie Khouri.
Limited edition stone lithograph by Michael Elins and printed by Angeles Press / AMPAS newlsetter