Academic and Community Screenings + Guide

Calling all teachers, professors and community organizers!

Are you aware that Catching Sight of Thelma & Louise comes with comprehensive academic and community screening guides? The guides are packed full of relevant discussion topics, lesson-building, research projects, and action plans to bring about societal change.

The film comes in an 87-minute standard version or a shortened 54-minute version. It is not necessary to pre-screen the original fiction film, Thelma & Louise, on which the documentary is based. Storyline and clips from the ‘mother’ film are subsumed in the documentary, making it easy to understand how the story unfolds and relates to current events.

Academic Viewing and Action Guide

Academic Viewing and Action Guide

Whether you need a semester’s worth of academic material or a single ZOOM event with spirited online audience interaction, Catching Sight will meet and exceed your needs. It’s all there for you, including scene-selection stop-guides to skip to the section of the film you wish to discuss or highlight.

Examples of coursework the documentary is suitable for: Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies; Sociology; Social Work; Film, Media, and Communication Studies; Law and Criminal Justice Studies; Urban Anthropology.


Purchase or rent a DVD for academic viewing from BullfrogFilms.

View the Academic Guide

Jennifer reviewing questionnaire responses

Jennifer reviewing questionnaires sent to her in 1991.

The Community viewing guide provides a vast array of discussion topics based on film content. It contains suggestions and tips for the moderator such as arranging for a guest speaker or an online panel following the screening. The film could be available for a set number of days prior to the event, with the discussion on a date certain, or it could occur at the end of a group screening.

Book a screening for a community event or purchase a DVD for your own at-home private viewing.

View the Community Guide

Filmmaker Available for Screenings

If you are interested in doing a virtual Q&A session with filmmaker Jennifer Townsend following your screening please fill out our contact form and we will be in touch.