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France | 1951 | Jacqueline Audry

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This long-neglected “landmark of lesbian representation” (Judith Mayne) was directed by a groundbreaking French female filmmaker and stars Simone Simon (Cat People) and Edwige Feuillère. Set in a 19th-century boarding school for girls, the film focuses on the house’s two mistresses, who compete for the affection and love of their students in a dangerous game of attraction, seduction, and manipulation. Olivia will be introduced at 6:30 by Grace An, Associate Professor of French and Cinema Studies at Oberlin College. Cleveland revival premiere. Subtitles. DCP. 96 min.

Special event pricing $11; members, CIA & CSU I.D. holders, and those age 25 & under $8. No passes, twofers, or radio winners.

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Thursday 11/14
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