THE NOTORIOUS BETTIE PAGE
Tuesday, June 7
FREE FILM FORUM MEMBERS SCREENING, INTRODUCED BY DIRECTOR MARY HARRON
(2006) Gretchen Mol as the 50s pinup super-star, subject of a Senate porn investigation, and eventual street preacher. HDCam. Approx. 91 mins.
“By no means a pinup anthem. Its tone is semi parodic, with lurid black-and-white cinematography and brassy tongue-in-cheek music. But Harron stops well short of camp….This nudie-cutie world has a comfy surrogate-family aspect to it, with women literally calling many of the shots.”
– David Edelstein, New York magazine