Northwestern University

Feb
14
Thu 7:00 PM

Film screening: The Stepford Wives

When: Thursday, February 14, 2019
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM  

Where: Block Museum of Art, Mary and Leigh, 40 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: FREE

Contact: Block Museum of Art   847.491.4000

Group: Block Museum of Art

Co-Sponsor(s):
One Book One Northwestern 2018-19

Category: Fine Arts

Description:

Reproductive Systems: Gender, Power and Society
Block Cinema continues its year-long series of programs inspired by One Book One Northwestern’s 2018-2019 selection, Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, with a selection of films that engage the theme of reproduction. Biological reproduction is at the center of The Handmaid’s Tale, but Atwood’s novel also reflects how systems of education, labor, media and justice function to reproduce social structures across generations. Programmed with the support of the Northwestern Women’s Center, Reproductive Systems brings together documentaries, narratives and experimental films that interrogate these complex structures of social and biological reproduction and their effects on women’s lives.

 

The Stepford Wives
(Bryan Forbes, 1975, USA, 35mm, 115 min.)
Joanna Eberhart experiences a major culture clash when she moves from New York City to the all too perfect town of Stepford, Connecticut. The women all keep their houses immaculate and the men all belong to a secretive club. Based on Ira Levin’s (Rosemary’s Baby, The Boys from Brazil) novel, The Stepford Wives’s blend of suspense and social critique paved the way for films and television like Black Mirror and Jordan Peele’s Get Out.

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