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Lifelong Learning

Women Screenwriters in Hollywood

Thelma & Louise
Thelma & Louise

Underpinning the module is research of recent decades that has investigated the contribution of women to Hollywood cinema, particularly that of screenwriters, and speculations about its significance in relation to the representation of women in the relevant films. However, the module is also seen as an opportunity to view and explore more generally a number of ‘classic' films from Hollywood's past and compare them with a representative example of a successful ‘modern' Hollywood film.

Five films will be viewed in successive weeks at Harbour Lights Picturehouse. They will all be films in which women screenwriters were creatively involved and which have significant female characters. Four will be ‘classics' made in the 1940s during the heyday of the Studio System (e.g. Gilda, The Big Sleep, Adam's Rib) and one will be from the 1990s (Thelma and Louise).


Harbour Lights Picturehouse

Course date/time:

1st May - 29th May 2013 (5 Wednesdays)

6.30pm - 10pm


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