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Women & Cocaine presents Katharine Hepburn in Christopher Strong 1933

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The Cinema Museum

Dugard Way

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SE11 4TH

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"If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun" Katharine Hepburn

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This October join Women & Cocaine as we screen Hepburn's classic Christopher Strong from the pioneering lesbian director Dorothy Arzner (inventor of the boom microphone!)

In her only role as 'the other women' Hepburn plays Lady Cynthia Darrington in this illicit tale of love among the English aristocracy.

Sir Christopher Strong, a member of parliament, has always been faithful to his wife, until he meets the distinguished Aviatrix, Lady Cynthia at a party where a dangerous affair ensues between the young, free spirited Cynthia and the middle aged Christopher. As the two are drawn deeper into their affair, the consequences threaten Strong's lengthy marriage and both their careers culminating in a fateful climax.

"A brilliant film series at the Cinema Museum celebrating the fierce and liberated women of early cinema" TIME OUT LONDON

From the period of 1930 to 1934, before the introduction of censorship (known as the Hays Code) Women were depicted in roles with a frankness and sex-positivity that remains rare even today. These newly independent women pushed gender boundaries as they pursued their own economic freedom and excitement, defying the previous Victorian ideals of domesticity, sexual purity and religion. Hollywood soon caught on and began to represent these women on screen, and each month we celebrate a different woman from that era.

Come join us in this beautifully historic Grade II listed venue for a Discussion, then screening of the film and exclusive raffle!

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Doors open at 18.30, for a 19.30 start.

Seating is unallocated.

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The venue is wheelchair access via a lift from the ground floor (with accessible loo) to the first floor (the screening room). There are a few disabled parking spaces directly outside the main door of the venue - please contact us to let us know if you need one. Service dogs welcome.

Unfortunately, this film screening does not have closed captions or audio description available.

Refreshments:

The venue operates a small bar/cafe with basic snacks, soft drinks, beer and wine at very reasonable prices (CASH ONLY).

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Dugard Way

London

SE11 4TH

United Kingdom

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