Thelma + Opening Night @ Seattle International Film Festival 2024

Starring June Squibb 😍

📸: Thelma | SIFF 2024

Thelma screens as part of Seattle International Film Festival 2024

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📆 Thursday, May 9th
Screening @ 7 pm
📍 The Paramount Theatre: 911 Pine St, Seattle

Both of SIFF’s post-2020 in-person opening nights have featured pretty raw and dramatic films—first, the documentary on Russian dissident Alexei Navalny, and second, the tearjerker romance Past Lives. Last year, SIFF artistic director Beth Barrett promised a comedy for this year’s opening night, and she delivered. Josh Margolin’s Thelma stars June Squibb as the titular nonagenarian on a mission across Los Angeles to hunt down the good-for-nothings who scammed her out of $10,000. Squibb will also be onsite to receive the Golden Space Needle Award for her contributions to cinema. Although she’s a veteran character actor, she had her breakout performance in 2013’s Nebraska—at 83 years of age. Her career goes to show anything is possible!

USA | 2024 | 97 min. | Josh Margolin

Seattle International Film Festival Opening Night Event 🍿

The 50th Seattle International Film Festival will open with Thelma and then follow with an after-party. They encourage attendees to dress in their “most dazzling gold attire.” Dancing, drinks, and snacks are complimentary with a ticket.

Red Carpet Experience Pre-Reception: 5 pm
(Seattle Convention Center Summit Building)

Doors Open to Public: 6 pm
(Paramount Theatre)

Screening: 7 pm
(Paramount Theatre)

After-Party: 9:30 pm
(Paramount Theatre & outside on 9th Ave)

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Jas Keimig is an arts and culture writer in Seattle. Their work has previously appeared in The Stranger, i-D, Netflix, and Feast Portland. They won a game show once and have a thing for stickers.