Sat, Jul 6 – Wed, Jul 10

Director: Josh Margolin, Cast: June Squibb, Fred Hechinger, Richard Roundtree, Parker Posey. Winner Calgary Underground Film Festival Best Narrative Feature, 1h 37m, PG-13

Inspired by a real-life experience of director Josh Margolin’s own grandmother, Thelma puts a clever spin on movies like Mission: Impossible, shining the spotlight on an elderly grandmother as an unlikely action hero. With infectious humor, Margolin employs the familiar tropes of the action genre in hilarious, age-appropriate ways to tackle aging with agency. In the first leading film role of her 70-year career, Squibb portrays the strong-willed Thelma with grit and determination, demonstrating that she is more than capable of taking care of business. “It elevates itself through heartfelt characters, a sharp sense of humor that never turns mean, and honest affection for the human condition.” —

Feature Film showings at The Colonial in the month of July are sponsored by Les Apple.