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The Women: Friends’ Friday Film Screening with Special Guest Peggy Parsons

June 14 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Join the Greenwich Historical Society in partnership with the Friends’ Friday Film Series at the Greenwich Library for a screening of the classic 1939 film The Women (dir. George Cukor, 133 mins), adapted from the 1936 play of the same name penned by Clare Boothe Luce.

The play’s biting social criticism and presentation of sniping and competition among upper-class New York socialites established Boothe Luce as a thought-leader on women’s roles in the public sphere, a role she carried into her work as a journalist for LIFE, founded by her husband Henry R. Luce.

Peggy Parsons, Curator Emerita of Film at the National Gallery of Art, will deliver remarks preceding the screening, providing context on Boothe Luce’s original stage play, its social commentary and its adaptation for film.


June 14
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm