Film Series: Images of Women in Film Pre- & Post-Code
April 3, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Divorcee (with Norma Shearer)
When a woman discovers that her husband has been unfaithful to her, she decides to respond to his infidelities in kind. (1930, 84 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!