New York City Chapter Event
TTN Women in Film Series: The Woman Behind HitchcockThursday, March 5, 2020
Location: Film Forum, 209 W Houston St (west of 6th Ave) Subway: A, C, E, F, M, B, D to W 4th Street; 1 to Houston Street
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, March 4, 2020
Contact: Joyce O’Brien
Join us for a rare screening of REBECCA, Oscar Winner for Best Picture in 1940, followed by a Q&A with the author of “Phantom Lady: Hollywood Producer Joan Harrison, the Forgotten Woman Behind Hitchcock".
Alfred Hitchcock exhibited a deep appreciation for the creative powers of women, and two women stand out. When he married ALMA REVILLE in 1926, she had already been acting and editing films for a decade. She went on to become her husband’s closest collaborator, story editor, film editor, assistant director and screenwriter, while also writing scripts for others.
JOAN HARRISON, Hitchcock’s former secretary, quickly took on story development, becoming his key screenwriter and confidante, and one of only three women producers in Hollywood in the 40’s. She garnered two Oscar nominations for her scripts, including one for Rebecca.
CHRISTINA LANE, biographer of “Phantom Lady: Hollywood Producer Joan Harrison, the Forgotten Woman Behind Hitchcock”, has written extensively on film history and aesthetics. She is an associate professor of film studies, and Chair of the cinema department at the Univ of Miami. She will remain after the film, for a Q & A, and be on hand in the lobby to sign copies of her book, which will be available for purchase.
Please Note Credit card only payments, checks are not permitted.
No Refunds for this event.
Please register early to secure seating at this popular TTN Women in Film series.
Registration ends Feb 17