1 Thelma & Louise

Ridley Scott’s 1991 female-desperado classic Thelma & Louise is as insightful, exhilarating, and gorgeous as its sex object, newcomer Brad Pitt. Callie Khouri kept her impeccable, Oscar-winning script safe from executives (who said, “What is this about? Two bitches in a car?”) and demanded a happy ending and no killing by its heroines (Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon, never more immortal). Eager to do a film about actual humans after Alien and Blade Runner, Scott succeeded in making a masterpiece of the American landscape. (R) TIM APPELO

June 20-22, 9:30 p.m.; Fri., June 24, 10 p.m.; Sat., June 25, 10 p.m., 2011

 
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