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Film Series: Images of Women in Film Pre- & Post-Code
April 17, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Midnight Mary (with Loretta Young)
This crisply told story about Mary–an abused orphan who sinks into a life of crime–is told through flashback as she awaits the verdict of her murder trial. (1933, 74 min.)
Images of Women in Film Pre- & Post-Code with Michelle Crone
Before 1934, women such as Norma Shearer, Bette Davis, Barbara Stanwyck, and Gretta Garbo (to name a few) appeared in the uncensored film era, allowing expressions of strong women in society. Women dealt with issues such as divorce, adultery, and women in the work force, all able to express deep and strong emotions and opinions. After the introduction of the “Code,” the portrayal of women changed. Come learn about the politics of the times in Hollywood and hear the backstories behind these classic films and stars!