Part Two of Scarecrow Academy’s “Women in Trouble: Great Melodrama in Film,” a free online discussion series, continues with another nine weeks of movies that explore the way imaginative filmmakers have put women at the center of their hothouse creative universes. From traditional “women’s pictures” to radical zig-zags on the idea of melodrama, these titles blend female-forward dilemmas with articulate cinematic style.
Discussions are led by National Society of Film Critics member Robert Horton, author of the Seasoned Ticket column at the Scarecrow blog and Scarecrow’s “Historian-Programmer in Residence.” The Zoom-based sessions are free and open to all; there’s no homework, but we ask that you register online in advance. We’ll meet on Saturdays at 2 p.m., beginning October 7, 2023.
Attendance is free, registration is required: https://bit.ly/scarecrowacademy