Event FREE FILM SCREENING: “Baby Face” (1933) Starring Barbara Stanwyck
Film, Media, Entertainment & Award ceremony FREE FILM SCREENING: “Baby Face” (1933) Starring Barbara Stanwyck
FREE FILM SCREENING: “Baby Face” (1933) Starring Barbara Stanwyck Chicago
FREE FILM SCREENING: “Baby Face” (1933) Starring Barbara Stanwyck Film, Media, Entertainment & Award ceremony Chicago
FREE FILM SCREENING: “Baby Face” (1933) Starring Barbara Stanwyck United States of America
Chicago Illinois United States of America
Start: Jan 12 2019 18:30
Finish: Jan 12 2019 21:00
Time zone: America/Chicago
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Please join us for the fourthinstallement of our five-partclassic film series entitled AMERICAN EGO, in which we invite the audience to view this selection of Classical Hollywood cinema with a critical eye to its preconceptions and depictions of success.
(All screenings are first-come, first-serve. Arrive early to snag a seat, capacity is limited.)
Part 4: Feminine Development
Baby Face (1933 Dir. Alfred E. Green)
Baby Face is most notorious of all the pre-code movies. It was in fact so shocking that the New York State Board of Censors rejected it even before the Hay's Code went into strict enforcement. The film follows the sexual escapades of Lily Powers (Barbara Stanwyck), the beautiful daughter of a speakeasy owner (during Prohibition),who is being pimped-out by her father to his customers. Lily's lackluster life in Pennsylvania takes a sudden turn when her father is killed in an accident. Unmoved by her father's death, Lily, along with friend Chico (Theresa Harris), moves to New York in search of an better life.Now in New York City, Lily gets a job at a bank and uses her beauty and sexual prowess to seduce a string of successful men as she works her way to the top.
Doors Open at 6:30 PM
Screening begins at 7:00 PM
Discussion will follow the screening and light refreshments will be provided.
For more information on the film visit www.meetup.com/cinemafocus