Dirty Dancing 15

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This film was last shown on 27 June 2019

Take yourself back to Kellerman’s and the steamy summer of 1963. Spoiled teenager Baby learns something about life, love and dancing during a family vacation. You have the ‘Time of Your Life’ revisiting this Oscar winning classic.

Gender and class: Post screening discussion with Jenny Saul

Classic 1980s Patrick Swayze film Dirty Dancing has much more to offer than immortal lines like "nobody puts Baby in the corner". It was actually a deeply political movie that explored themes otherwise absent from popular media of the period-- exploring issues of class, gender, and reproductive rights.  Indeed, the film was nearly not made because studios shied away from tackling these topics.  In this talk we will discuss the film's commentary on these issues, with special attention to their relevance in our current political moment.


Emile Ardolino
100 mins
Jennifer Grey, Patrick Swayze


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