On Sunday, May 5th at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater we are screening 3 films about women who rebelled against the status quo, followed their passions and made a difference.
PEGGY GUGGENHEIM: ART ADDICT (2pm) To say that Peggy Guggenheim was ahead of her time is an understatement. She helped to define her time. A woman of extraordinary tastes and appetites, she was was an heiress to her family fortune who became a central figure in the modern art movement. She smuggled canvases out of Nazi-occupied Paris. As she moved through the cultural upheaval of the 20th century, she collected not only art, but artists. Her colorful personal history included such figures as Samuel Beckett, Max Ernst, Jackson Pollock, Alexander Calder, and Marcel Duchamp. This is at once a capsule history of Modernism and a vibrant portrait of a truly amazing woman. (96 min) Click here to purchase tickets to Peggy Guggenheim
COLETTE (4:15) As a young woman, Colette was locked in her room by her husband and ordered to ghostwrite a novel that would be published under his name. Colette, the film, is the story of how she reclaimed the authorship of her work — and her life. Keira Knightley stars as the writer who electrified Paris in the 1920s and revolutionized literature, fashion and sexual expression. The story of how Colette became a gay icon of artistic achievement in the world of letters as well as a symbol of freedom and power in a male-dominated world has a relevance for today’s feminist movement that is astonishing. – The Observer
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ASK DR. RUTH (7pm) Don’t let her small stature fool you. Standing at under five feet tall, Dr Ruth Westheimer is a force. She survived the Holocaust and then went on to completely transform the way America talked about sex (and particularly women’s sexual pleasure). At 90 years old, she hasn’t stopped working; she still teaches two college courses, is a prolific author, writes a magazine column, relentlessly travels for speaking engagements and conferences. And still promises the best sex you’ve ever had, if you listen to her. (99 min) Click here to purchase tickets to Ask Dr. Ruth
Tickets for individual films: $10 in adv All Day Pass (3 Films): $15 in adv.
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