Catching Sight of Thelma & Louise
(Documentary Feature, 1 hr 27 mins)
Scheduled to attend: Jennifer Townsend (director), Sarah Ferrier (editor)
Synopsis: A powerful, award-winning documentary, Catching Sight of Thelma & Louise dives off the edge, into the truth of women’s experience in the world. Clips from Thelma & Louise serve as a catalyst for intimate stories by viewers who were impacted by the film in 1991 and wrote letters about it. Today the same women and men connect past and present, asking what, if anything, has changed in the way women are treated by the world.
Director: Jennifer Townsend came to filmmaking in her mid-70’s, after several careers which included law and commercial real estate. Her fascination for the depth and breadth of the human experience drew her to documentaries. She is self-taught and says her 'learning curve' never curves; it keeps going straight up. Jennifer began with a series of short films called ‘Old Folks at Home.’ She discovered a talent for making her subjects feel comfortable and safe. ‘Catching Sight of Thelma & Louise’ is her first feature film. Jennifer’s wish is to continue making films until she reaches 'a ripe old age.'