Join us Thurs, March 28 at 6:00pm for a celebration of extraordinary women in entertainment.
This event includes ‘Renegade Women in Film & TV’ book signing with author Elizabeth Weitzman and a special screening of the 1953 film ‘The Hitch-Hiker’ directed by Ida Lupino, the first female director of film noir. Elizabeth Weitzman will introduce the film.
‘Renegade Women in Film & TV’ features exclusive interviews with icons like: Barbra Streisand, Rita Moreno, Sigourney Weaver, Jessica Williams, Patty Jenkins, Amy Poehler. The book also shares the essential stories of many overlooked pioneers, including Alice Guy-Blache, Frances Marion, Anna May Wong, and Dorothy Dandridge.
Elizabeth Weitzman is a journalist, film critic, and the author of more than two dozen books for children and young adults. She currently covers movies for the Wrap, and was a critic for the New York Daily News for 15 years. She has interviewed hundreds of celebrities, and written about entertainment for the New York Times, the Village Voice, Marie Claire, Harper’s Bazaar, Interview, and many others. In 2015, she was named one of the top critics in New York by the Hollywood Reporter. She holds a Master’s degree in Cinema Studies from NYU, and is a longstanding member of the New York Film Critics Circle and the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.
‘The Hitch-Hiker’ (1953) – New digital restoration!
Beyond its obvious cultural significance as the only classic film noir directed by a woman (actress Ida Lupino), THE HITCH-HIKER is perhaps better remembered as simply one of the most nightmarish motion pictures of the 1950s. Inspired by the true-life murder spree of Billy Cook, THE HITCH-HIKER is the tension-laden saga of two men on a camping trip (Edmond O’Brien and Frank Lovejoy) who are held captive by a homicidal drifter (William Talman). He forces them, at gunpoint, to embark on a grim joyride across the Mexican desert.
This event is in conjunction with Women’s History Month.
Growing out of a small-town school event in California, Women’s History Month is a celebration of women’s contributions to history, culture and society. The United States has observed it annually throughout the month of March since 1987.
Tulsa Office of Film, Music, Arts & Culture
Magic City Books
Book singing 6:00
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Student & Circle Cinema Members $8