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9/28/11: Thelma & Louise

Wednesday, we're talking about the landmark film "Thelma & Louise." When it was released in 1991, it broke new ground by telling a story about women, with two strong female leads and a woman screenwriter. But 20 years later, Atlantic Magazine has dubbed it "The Last Great Film About Women", suggesting little has changed for women since. Star Geena Davis is in Utah and joins Doug and others for a look at "Thelma & Louise" and why it's still unique on the silver screen.

  • Geena Davis is in Utah to deliver the keynote address for the 2011 Zions Bank "Smart Women, Smart Money" conference. Tickets are sold out for this event. [Details]
  • Tonight at 7:00 p.m. at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, the Utah Film Center will present a screening of "Thelma & Louise," followed by a panel discussion with Geena Davis, producer Mimi Polk Gitlin and Leigh von der Esch of the Utah Office of Tourism. Tickets are available by calling ArtTix at 801-355-ARTS. [Details]
  • The Utah Film Center is also offering a free screening in Moab on Thursday night. Producer Mimi Polk Gitlin and Leigh von der Esch of the Utah Office of Tourism will be on hand for that screening as well.[Details]
  • Read Raina Lipsitz's 'Thelma and Louise': The Last Great Film About Women at The Atlantic


Doug Fabrizio has been reporting for KUER News since 1987, and became News Director in 1993. In 2001, he became host and executive producer of KUER's RadioWest, a one hour conversation/call-in show on KUER 90.1 in Salt Lake City. He has gained a reputation for his thoughtful style. He has interviewed everyone from Isabel Allende to the Dalai Lama, and from Madeleine Albright to Desmond Tutu. His interview skills landed him a spot as a guest host of the national NPR program, "Talk of the Nation." He has won numerous awards for his reporting and for his work with RadioWest and KUED's Utah NOW from such organizations as the Society of Professional Journalists, the Utah Broadcasters Association, the Public Radio News Directors Association and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.