This week's film discussion concerns Ida Lupino's "problem play" NOT WANTED. Patronized in the workplace, conveniently forgotten after the transmission of zygote material, and held by her parents as scarcely deserving anything more than a future as a dependent live-in drudge and heifer of some male, the heroine must negotiate the institutional sublimation of the statistically physically weaker sex. Where's Alfred Russel Wallace's guaranteed income when we need it?!!
Women’s History Month discussion seminar
Featuring four films with women with agency, viewed via Youtube
All discussion sessions will transpire on Saturday mornings, 9-10 am Pacific Time.
It is expected that participants will have viewed the YouTube-accessible film prior to its discussion.
March 6, 2021 - Pinky (1949), directed by Elia Kazan
A light-skinned African-American negotiates assimilation-temptation, male-paternalism, race bigotry, the court system, love of money, and her own prejudices. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6X-uCP_1c0
March 13, 2021 – Not Wanted (1949) directed by Elmer Clifton and Ida Lupino
A scantly merciful set of should-be life tutors leave a young woman ill-prepared to make sound choices, but she does anyway.
March 20, 2021 – Medea filmed stage performance of the Euripides play
A fully functional human being objects to being anything but a full partner in mortal life’s procession.
March 27, 2021 – Swamp Women (1956) Roger Corman
Three women refuse to be marginalized by the whole [s]he-bang of society bent on containing their cost/benefit analysis of freedom.
Swamp Women (1956) | American Adventure Movie | Carole Mathews, Beverly Garland
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|Women's History Month film series discussion|
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|Date||Saturday March 13|
|Time||9:00 AM - 10:00 AM|
|info [at] TheCommonsSF.org|
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Added to the calendar on Monday Mar 8th, 2021 10:46 PM