ONLINE EVENT - Zoom Discussion and Q&A on NIGHT NURSE and BARBARA STANWYCK with author Victoria Wilson and Prof. Foster Hirsch!

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At-Home Discussion and Q&A on BARBARA STANWYCK AND NIGHT NURSE with author Victoria Wilson and Prof. Foster Hirsch

Thursday, November 12th at 8:00 PM - Zoom Invitation Link provided in Email Order Confirmation

Public $7 | Members $5

Virtual Discussion: BARBARA STANWYCK AND NIGHT NURSE with author Victoria Wilson and Prof. Foster Hirsch

"Even more shocking than the better known pre-code BABY FACE, 1931's NIGHT NURSE is the explosive but rarely screened film that made Clark Gable a star." -- Victoria Wilson

Join us for an in-depth examination and audience Q&A on the life and work of screen legend Barbara Stanwyck, with a focus on one of her most iconic early roles in the 1931 pre-code mystery, Night Nurse.

Night Nurse is a human document – the story of the woman who must do men’s bidding in the long watches of the night. After the first hundred shocks, nothing gets under her skin. She learns how to take them or to laugh them off, until her next assignment, where she finds herself in a life and death battle, against booze, bootleggers, parties and jazz, and… a mother.

Born on July 16, 1907, in Brooklyn, Barbara Stanwyck appeared in more than 80 films, portraying a variety of strong-willed women. Her appearances include the film noir classic Double Indemnity, in which she defined the femme fatale character. Night Nurse was the first of a five picture collaboration between Barbara Stanwyck and director William Wellman that helped cement her place among Hollywood stardom.

Victoria Wilson is a film historian, author, publishing executive, and expert on Barbara Stanwyck’s career. She is the author of The Life of Barbara Stanwyck: Steel-True 1907-1940 and is currently working on a second volume that will cover the latter half of Stanwyck’s life.

Foster Hirsch is a professor of film at Brooklyn College and the author of sixteen books on film and theater, including The Dark Side of the Screen: Film NoirOtto PremingerA Method to Their Madness: The History of the Actors Studio, and Kurt Weill on Stage: From Berlin to Broadway. He regularly hosts the Cinema Arts Centre program, Film Noir Classics.

INSTRUCTIONS: Your email order confirmation will include a Zoom Invitation Link to join Prof. Foster Hirsch and author Victoria Wilson for a conversation and Q&A on the film Night Nurse and career of Barbara Stanwyck on Thursday, November 12th at 8:00 PM. Prior to the discussion, you may watch the film on your own through the rental or streaming service of your choice (where available) or on DVD if you own it. You can also request a copy through your local library. Click “Buy Tickets” above to get started.

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