PNC presents WOMEN OF INFLUENCE IN THE MOVIES at THE NEON
A companion film series to The Human Race Theatre Company’s current season.
Single tickets are $8. Visit http://neonmovies.com to purchase tickets.
Monday, November 4, 2019, 7:30pm
Saving Face (2004).
Wil is a lesbian, but she dare not tell her widowed mother, Hwei-lan, or her very traditional grandparents. She's shocked, however, to find out she's not the only one in her family with romantic secrets when she learns that her 48-year old mother is pregnant...and has just been kicked out of the family home. With guest speaker, Dr. Nicole Richter. Dr. Richter is a leading international film scholar whose research focuses on women and queer cinema. She is the Head of the Tom Hanks Center for Motion Pictures at WSU and Professor of Film Studies.
Monday, March 2, 2020, 7:30 pm
9 to 5: The Story of a Movement (2020)
In the early 1970s, a group of women office workers in Boston decided they'd suffered in silence long enough. Largely forgotten today, their movement was a unique convergence of those fighting for both women's and labor rights. Still-relevant issues such as workplace harassment, equal pay for equal work, and the "glass ceiling" were brought to the national stage by the 9 to 5 movement. This new documentary was directed by Dayton filmmakers Julia Reichert and Steve Bognar.
Monday, April 20, 202, 7:30 pm
Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché (2018)
Alice Guy-Blaché was a pioneer who got into the movie business at the very beginning - in 1894, when she was 21. Two years later, she was made head of production at Gaumont and started directing films. But by 1919, her career came to an abrupt halt, and the she and the 1000 films that bore her name were largely forgotten. Pamela B. Green's energetic film is both a tribute and a detective story, tracing the circumstances by which this extraordinary artist faded from memory and the path toward her reclamation.
Monday, June 22, 2020, 7:30
Die! Die! My Darling (1965)
Patricia (Stefanie Powers) stops by to visit Mrs. Trefoile (Tallulah Bankhead), the mother of her deceased ex-fiancé, intending to pay her respects. Upon arriving, Patricia discovers that Mrs. Trefoile's grief for her son has transformed her into a sociopath. When Mrs. Trefoile takes Patricia prisoner, she must find a way to escape.
*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States.
+Resident Artist of The Human Race Theatre Company.