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>MILDRED PIERCE EVENT, Wickham Theatre, Dept Drama: Theatre, Film,
>Television, Cantocks Close, Woodland Road, University of Bristol  BS8 1UP
>
>Sat 20 Oct, 10am-6pm
>
>With the release of Todd Haynes’ TV mini series Mildred Pierce in
>2011 it is timely to re-visit the classic Hollywood film directed by
>Michael Curtiz in 1945, starring Joan Crawford and adapted from the novel
>by James Cain. This event looks at the various versions of Mildred Pierce,
>the relationship between them and the many issues raised about the
>emotional and financial struggles of a working woman in 1930s Depression
>America. It will also re-examine the role of the film in the Film Studies
>canon, as well as the themes of memory, costume, performance and music. As
>well as seeing the Curtiz film and an episode from the Haynes mini-series,
>the event will feature contributions from academics including Pam Cook,
>Stella Bruzzi, Guido Heldt and Sarah Street, and Martin Shingler in
>conversation with Anna Raeburn, biographer of Joan Crawford.
>
>Admission free, optional charge of 5 for lunch. To reserve a place please
>book via [log in to unmask], 0117 3315088
>
>Please display attached poster and spread the word!
>
>
>-- 
>Sarah Street
>Professor of Film
>Foundation Chair of Drama
>Head of Subject, Drama: Theatre, Film, Television
>Cantocks Close, Woodland Road
>Bristol  BS8 1UP
>Tel: +44 (0) 117 3315090 (int. 15090)
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