Thelma

Opening June 21

1 hour 37 minutes

PG-13

Maine Film Center

Maine Film Center, 93 Main Street, Waterville, Maine

Thelma gives 93-year-old Oscar nominee June Squibb (Nebraska) her first—and long overdue—leading role in a poignant action-comedy that also features a fine final performance by 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). Embarrassed by the incident and smothered by her worried family, a fire ignites in Thelma as she resolves to get her money back by whatever means necessary. Accompanied by an aging friend and his motorized scooter, Thelma embarks on a treacherous quest across Los Angeles to track down the scammer and reclaim what was taken from her. “An entertaining crowd-pleaser, Thelma shows that every grandmother has their inner badass”—That Shelf.

This film is eligible for the Youth Arts Access Fund. Call the Box Office at 207.873.7000 to obtain YAAF tickets. Pay it forward! Donate to YAAF here.

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