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Honoring Thelma & Louise at Cannes

By Julie Fink
Posted On May 16, 2016
Honoring Thelma & Louise at Cannes

Who could forget our two favorite gun slinging, car chasing, outrageously hot outlaws? I’ll never forget Thelma & Louise (and Brad Pitt circa early 90’s) and neither will the world of film. Yesterday, the Women in Motion Award ceremony brought together Thelma & Louise’s iconic lead actresses, Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon, on the year of the 25th anniversary of the cult film. The Ridley Scott classic screened at the 1991 edition of the fest.

The power-duo was honored during the Presidential Dinner hosted by the Festival de Cannes and Kering for their contributions to the movie industry. Their valuable efforts that aim to support female professionals in the film business were recognized.

Themla Louise then and now

The two are exemplary pillars of leadership for women in the industry and have put forth numerous inspiring projects. Davis is founder and chair of the non-profit Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, which researches the imbalance of female characters on-screen and behind the camera. Sarandon is a human rights activist involved with various non-profits and organizations worldwide.

The Presidential Dinner of the Cannes Film Festival welcomed 200 guests on Place de la Castre, on the hills of Le Suquet in Cannes, Sunday night. Among guests of the dinner were fellow actress’ Kirsten Dunst, Salma Hayek Pinault, Juliette Binoche (The English Patient, Chocolat), Freida Pinto (Slumdog Millionaire), and many more of the who’s who in producing, directing, and French acting.

To learn more about the power and poise of Women in Motion, please visit womeninmotion.com.