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Film Series

Labor of Love: 100 Years of Movie Dates

 
 
May 4—May 17, 2016
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Co-curated by Moira Weigel and Mal Ahern

Everyone has seen movies about dating. But they may not have considered how much dating has been shaped by the movies. Drawing on Moira Weigel's new history, Labor of Love: The Invention of Dating (Farrar, Straus and Giroux), this series explores the long affair between singles looking for real life romance and the stories that they watched on screen, from cautionary silent dramas about the perils of unsupervised courtship to iconic rom coms to films about feminist and gay liberation. While the series charts a century that has given us new and previously unimaginable romantic freedoms, the trials and travails of these romantic leads prove what any single on the market already knows: dating is work.


 
PAST EVENTS
Film
You’ve Got Mail + How a French Nobleman Got a Wife...
 

Nora Ephron’s rom-com hit screens with a look at single Manhattan women in 1904.

Wed, May 4, 2016
 
 
Film
People on Sunday + Shoes
 

A portrait of 1930s Berlin, plus a 1916 drama about an American shopgirl.

Thu, May 5, 2016
 
 
Film
Masculin Feminin + Women Reply: Our Bodies Our Sex
 

Jean-Luc Godard’s examination of youth and sex screens with a short by Agnès Varda.

Fri, May 6, 2016
 
 
Film
Word Is Out
 

This seminal documentary captures the diversity of queer life in dozens of candid interviews.

Fri, May 6, 2016
 
 
Film
Looking For Mr. Goodbar
 

Diane Keaton stars as a sexual adventuress in this drama.

Sat, May 7, 2016
 
 
Film
She’s Gotta Have It
 

Spike Lee’s first feature is a watershed independent film of the 1980s.

Sat, May 7, 2016
 
 
Film
Cruising
 

Al Pacino stars as an undercover cop in this tour through New York City’s gay S&M bars.

Sun, May 8, 2016
 
 
Film
La Ronde
 

Max Ophüls’ sumptuously shot, Oscar-nominated portrait of fin-de-siècle Vienna.

Sun, May 8, 2016
 
 
Film
The Courtship of Eddie’s Father
 

Glenn Ford and a young Ron Howard star in Vincente Minnelli’s Metrocolor rom-com.

Mon, May 9, 2016
MEMBER MONTHLY SCREENING
 
 
Film
My Beautiful Laundrette
 

Daniel Day-Lewis stars in this Oscar-nominated comedy set in Thatcher-era South London.

Tue, May 10, 2016
 
 
Film
The Wild Party
 

Clara Bow plays a rambunctious student in Paramount Pictures’ first talkie.

 

Tue, May 10, 2016
 
 
Film
The Student Nurses
 

Stephanie Rothman’s 1970s exploitation film about four roommates in the age of free love.

Wed, May 11, 2016
 
 
Film
Love Jones
 

Nia Long stars in this dramatic love story set in Chicago’s sexy poetry and jazz scene.

Wed, May 11, 2016
 
 
Film
Splendor in the Grass
 

Warren Beatty makes his film debut in Elia Kazan’s ode to the pleasure and pain of young love.

Thu, May 12, 2016
 
 
Film
Clueless
 

Alicia Silverstone stars in Amy Heckerling’s beloved Jane Austen adaptation.

Fri, May 13, 2016
 
 
Film
American Psycho
 

Christian Bale stars in this adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis’ satire of yuppie sociopathy.

Fri, May 13, 2016
 
 
Film
Pretty Woman
 

Richard Gere and Julia Roberts star in this Beverly Hills fairy tale.

Sat, May 14, 2016
 
 
Film
Gigi
 

Vincente Minnelli’s Oscar-winning musical explores romance in turn-of-the-century Paris.

Sun, May 15, 2016
 
 
Film
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
 

Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell star as best friends in this saucy comedy.

Sun, May 15, 2016
 
 
Film
It
 

Clara Bow stars as a lowly shopgirl determined to marry her boss in this box-office smash.

Tue, May 17, 2016