Mildred Pierce (Joan Crawford, Oscar for Best Actress) tells the story of a divorcee during the Great Depression. Mildred is left with two daughters and no child support. She begins a job as a waitress, works to establish a chain of restaurants, and quickly becomes a figure of power. The only thing Mildred lacks is the love of her daughter.
This season's screenings will celebrate and pay tribute to the many great women who helped define Hollywood's classical era. From the roaring 20s, to the crashing 30s, through to the post-war 40s, Hollywood's golden age established a variety of female screen archetypes in film noir, melodrama, screwball comedy and more.
The Showroom’s Film Studies programme is open to everybody interested in film. Each term is focused around a theme with alternate screenings and discussions and led by film lecturers every Wednesday at 6.45pm. The terms are 8 weeks long, with 4 films and 4 sessions.
Tickets for the whole term can be booked at the Box Office. Tickets are also available for the films individually.