Jun 09 2024


Friends of The Ross members and their guests are invited to a special sneak preview of the comedy THELMA, followed by the Friends Annual Meeting and Spring Party on Sunday, June 9 beginning at 1:00 p.m. Not a Friends member yet? The 2024 Spring Membership Drive is a great time to join!

If you need to make changes to your RSVP please contact our office at 402-472-9100.

THELMA (2024, 97 minutes, rated PG-13)

When 93-year-old Thelma Post (June Squibb) 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. Inspired by a real-life experience of writer-director Josh Margolin’s own centenarian grandmother, Thelma puts a clever spin on movies like Mission: Impossible, shining the spotlight on an elderly grandmother as an unlikely action hero.

With affectionate humor, Margolin employs the familiar tropes of the action genre in hilarious, age-appropriate ways to tackle themes of aging, mortality, and human frailty. In the first leading film role of her over 70-year career, Oscar-nominated veteran character actor 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 (Parker Posey), son-in-law Alan (Clark Gregg), or loving grandson Danny (Fred Hechinger) might believe.

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