The Killing of Sister George

(Robert Aldrich, 1968). Aldrich's often moving and hilarious adaptation of Frank Marcus's play about an ageing lesbian actress, despite some grotesque stereotyping is one of the great breakthrough movies of the 1960s—homosexuality had become a fact of life. Beryl Reid, loud, aggressive and butch is magnetic in the principal role. The film will be introduced by critic Melissa Anderson.
Sat., Feb. 28, 4 p.m., 2009

 
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