June 20, 2024

'Thelma,' 'Ghostlight' featured at the Ross

Scene from the film "Thelma" with two elderly people sitting on a motorized cart on a sidewalk in front of homes.
Magnolia Pictures

Magnolia Pictures
"Thelma," a film about a grandmother who tracks down a phone scammer, features (from right) June Squibb and Richard Roundtree. The film shows at the Ross through July 4.

“Thelma”, an action comedy about a grandma hunting a phone scammer, and “Ghostlight,” a drama about a man struggling with grief, open June 21 at Nebraska’s Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center.

“Thelma” follows Thelma Post (played by June Squibb), a feisty 93-year-old grandmother who gets conned by a phone scammer pretending to be her grandson. She sets out on a treacherous quest across Los Angeles, accompanied by an aging friend (Richard Roundtree in his final performance), to reclaim what was taken from her.

The film is inspired by the real-life experience of director Josh Margolin’s own grandmother.

“Thelma” is rated PG-13 for strong language and plays at the Ross through July 4.

Trailer: "Thelma"

In “Ghostlight,” Dan (Keith Kupferer) plays a middle-aged construction worker and father who is devastated by the loss of a child. He struggles with anger at work and has grown distant from his grief-stricken family.

When a stranger (Dolly De Leon) bullies Dan into joining a floundering community theater production of “Romeo and Juliet,” he slowly begins to reopen to life’s possibilities.

“Ghostlight” is directed by Kelly O’Sullivan and Alex Thompson. It is rated R for language and shows at the Ross through June 27.

Trailer: "Ghostlight"

Learn more about the films, including show times and ticket availability.