Film Series: Images of Women in Film Pre- & Post-Code
May 8, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Of Human Bondage (with Bette Davis)
A young man finds himself attracted to a cold and unfeeling waitress who may ultimately destroy them both. Bette Davis shocked audiences as well as critics with her raw performance as a low-class Cockney waitress. (1934, 83 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!