Thu, Dec 1, 12-2 pm, $18
Daytime | Extraordinary Women Leaders | CATHERINE THE GREAT: PORTRAIT OF A WOMAN
Catherine the Great, Czarina of Russia from 1762 to 1796, created perhaps the greatest collection of art in the world in the Hermitage, negotiated cantankerous court intrigue and numerous wars with consummate skill, and managed multiple lovers—all while working to bring Russia into the modern world. Hear about her astonishing life from her biographer, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Robert K. Massie (Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman, Random House, November 8, 2011).
***JUST ADDED*** Thu, Dec 1, 7:30pm, $12
Film | PART-TIME WORK OF A DOMESTIC SLAVE
Roswitha Bronski divides her time between raising her three kids, caring for her husband, and working to support them by running an illegal underground abortion clinic. Her life is disrupted when police raid her clinic and she is forced to shut it down, and her husband gets a job in a factory, which is then outsourced to a cheaper labor force. This leads her to take part in radical direct action, and engage in social and political struggles outside of the home in order to make a better world for herself, her family, and others. Director Alexander Kluge (one of the founders of New German Cinema) and his sister Alexandra Kluge (in the title role) explore the struggles of women to transcend their traditional social role, and realize their own desires. Co-presented by Red Channels (www.redchannels.org), an open collective in NYC that engages in radical politics on the left through organizing events, screenings and projects.
Director: Alexander Kluge. 91 min. 1973. DVD.
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