Film

It

 
 
Tue, May 17, 2016
  • 7:30PM
 
 
LOCATION:
 
RUN TIME: 72min
FORMAT: 35mm
GENERAL ADMISSION: $14
MEMBERS: $7 (free for Level 4 and above)
+  Conversation with Moira Weigel & Leslie Jamison + book signing
 
 
 
 
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Directed by Clarence Badger | 1927

With Clara Bow, Antonio Moreno, William Austin

“Fast and funny... A real treat.”
—Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader

Bow stars in this film loosely based on a Cosmopolitan article by Elinor Glyn, who defined “it” as the charisma that “draws all others with its magnetic force.” Bow has “it” in spades as Betty Lou, a lowly shopgirl determined to marry her boss, the handsome heir to the world’s largest store. Her misadventures double as a manual for social-climbing, circa 1927: Dress well. Don’t put out. Introduce your lover to the simple pleasures of a day in Coney Island. And, when ordering at a fancy restaurant that prints its menu in French, just say, “I’ll have what he’s having.” Glyn has a brief on-screen cameo.

Talks 
Conversation 
 

with Moira Weigel and Leslie Jamison 

This screening will feature a conversation with series co-curator and author Moira Weigel and author Leslie Jamison (The Empathy Exams), followed by a book signing.