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Thelma w/ Soothe Folk Embroidery

Dates with showtimes for Thelma w/ Soothe Folk Embroidery
  • Sun, Aug 11

Run Time: 98 min.

Doors & chainstitch embroidery at 6:00 p.m.; Film at 7 p.m. Tickets $15.
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THE EXPERIENCE

When 93-year-old Thelma Post gets duped by a phone scammer pretending to be her grandson, she sets out on a treacherous quest across the city to reclaim what was taken from her. Before the film, Soothe Folk will demonstrate live chainstitching in the theater. Chainstitching will start at 6 p.m. and end promptly at 6:50 p.m.

ON SCREEN: Thelma

2024. Directed by Josh Margolin. Runtime: 97 minutes. Not Rated. Starring: June Squibb, Fred Hechinger, Richard Roundtree, Parker Posey, Clark Gregg, and Malcolm McDowell

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.

CHAINSTITCH EMBROIDERY: Soothe Folk

Alex Stone (MFA) is a chainstitch embroidery artist living in Portland, OR. She started her chainstitch embroidery business in 2022, and now creates custom bespoke embroidery on clothing and artwork. She brings her embroidery setup to live events to bring this form of embroidery back into the public eye.

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