Clairidge Classics Celebrates Women’s Stories

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Introducing… Clairidge Classics, our new monthly series of contemporary classic films presented on the big screen as they were meant to be seen!

Join us every Saturday at 11:00 AM and Tuesday at 7:30 PM for these special screenings of the films that define the form!

March 2023

Celebrating Women’s Stories


THE HITCH-HIKER (1953)
Saturday, March 4 at 11:00am
Tuesday, March 7 at 7:30pm
Ray (Edmond O’Brien) and Gilbert’s (Frank Lovejoy) fishing trip takes a terrifying turn when the hitchhiker (William Talman) they pick up turns out to be a sociopath on the run from the law. He’s killed before, and he lets the two know that as soon as they’re no longer useful, he’ll kill again. The two friends plot an escape, but the hitchhiker’s peculiar physical affliction, an eye that never closes even when he sleeps, make it impossible for them to tell when they can make a break for it.


ONE SINGS, THE OTHER DOESN’T (1977)
Saturday, March 11 at 11:00am
Tuesday, March 14 at 7:30pm
Agnès Varda’s unsung feminist anthem is both a buoyant chronicle of a transformative friendship and an empowering vision of universal sisterhood. When seventeen-year-old Pauline (Valérie Mairesse) helps struggling mother of two Suzanne (Thérèse Liotard) procure the money for an abortion, a deep bond forms between the two, one that endures over the course of more than a decade as each searches for her place in the world—encountering the dawning of the women’s movement, dreamy boho musical numbers, and an Iranian adventure along the way. Initially divisive for its sunny, idealized view of female liberation, ONE SINGS, THE OTHER DOESN’T now seems all the more radical—and all the more vital—for its unabashedly utopian spirit.


WHALE RIDER (2002)
Saturday, March 18 at 11:00am
Tuesday, March 21 at 7:30pm
A small Maori village faces a crisis when the heir to the leadership of the Ngati Konohi dies at birth and is survived only by his twin sister, Pai (Academy Award® nominee* Keisha Castle-Hughes). Although disregarded by her grandfather and shunned by the people of her village, twelve-year-old Pai remains certain of her calling and trains herself in the ways and customs of her people. With remarkable grace and courage, Pai summons the strength to both challenge and embrace a thousand years of tradition in order to fulfill her destiny.


REAL WOMEN HAVE CURVES (2002)
Saturday, March 25 at 11:00am
Tuesday, March 28 at 7:30pm
The story of a first generation Mexican-American girl and her passage to womanhood. Although she wants to go away to college, she must battle against the views of her parents, who think she should stay at home and provide for the family. As a compromise, she works with her mother in a sewing factory over the summer and learns some important lessons about life, helping her make a decision about her future.

 

Featured Films in this Series:

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Frida

March 7 - 14

An intimately raw and magical journey through the life, mind, and heart of iconic artist Frida Kahlo.

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Persepolis (2007)

March 30 & April 2

PERSEPOLIS is the poignant story of a young girl in Iran during the Islamic Revolution.

 

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Mississippi Masala (1991)

March 23 & 26

Years after her Indian family was forced to flee their home in Uganda by the dictatorship of Idi Amin, twentysomething Mina finds herself helping to run a motel in the faraway land of Mississippi.

 

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Eve’s Bayou (1997)

March 16 & 19

A young girl with a philandering father and a psychic aunt comes of age in a Louisiana bayou.

 

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A League of Their Own (1992)

March 9 & 12

Two sisters join the first female professional baseball league and struggle to help it succeed amid their own growing rivalry.

 

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