MILDRED PIERCE EVENT
Wickham Theatre, Dept Drama: Theatre, Film, Television, Cantocks Close, Woodland Road, University of Bristol BS8 1UP
Sat 20 Oct, 10am-6pm
With the release of Todd Haynes TV mini series Mildred Pierce in 2011 it is timely to re-visit the classic Hollywood film directed by Michael Curtiz in 1945, starring Joan Crawford and adapted from the novel by James Cain. This event looks at the various versions of Mildred Pierce, the relationship between them and the many issues raised about the emotional and financial struggles of a working woman in 1930s Depression America. It will also re-examine the role of the film in the Film Studies canon, as well as the themes of memory, costume, performance and music.
As well as seeing the Curtiz film and an episode from the Haynes mini-series,the event will feature contributions from academics including Pam Cook, Stella Bruzzi, Guido Heldt and Sarah Street, and Martin Shingler in conversation with Anna Raeburn, biographer of Joan Crawford.
Admission free, optional charge of £5 for lunch. To reserve a place please book via Deborah.firstname.lastname@example.org, 0117 3315088
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