MILDRED PIERCE - FEARLESS FEMMES IN FILM

NR  |  1 hour 51 minutes • Advance Tickets

Angelika Film Center Fairfax, VA

Fearless Femmes in Film celebrates the women in front of and behind the camera throughout cinematic history. Fiery, fervent, and fascinating, their work broke down walls, pushed the women's movement forward, and made progressive statements that cannot be denied.

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When Mildred Pierce's (Joan Crawford) wealthy husband leaves her for another woman, Mildred decides to raise her two daughters on her own. Despite Mildred's financial successes in the restaurant business, her oldest daughter, Veda (Ann Blyth), resents her mother for degrading their social status. In the midst of a police investigation after the death of her second husband (Zachary Scott), Mildred must evaluate her own freedom and her complicated relationship with her daughter.

Directed By

Michael Curtiz

Written By

Ranald MacDougall, James M. Cain

Cast

Joan Crawford, Jack Carson, Zachary Scott

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