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Ahead of Her Time: The Life, Laughs & Legend of Mae West

This program requires registration

Thursday, June 11, 2020
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

84 spaces available

Join us for Week 2 of our Cinematic Series featuring film historian Max Alvarez.

Week 2 Ahead of Her Time: The Life, Laughs & Legend of Mae West

“Go West” with film historian Max Alvarez as he discusses the amazing life and career of the hilarious and unflappable Mae West (1893-1980), actress/writer who scandalized Broadway and Hollywood during the 1920s and '30s with her quick-witted, sexually aggressive females who lived life on men’s terms. And remember: when she's good, she's very good, but when she's bad -- she's better!

About the Presenter

Max Alvarez is an author, film historian, and speaker on world cinematic culture. A former visiting scholar for The Smithsonian Institution and museum film curator, Max currently teaches film history for John Jay College's continuing education program, Sundays at JASA, in Manhattan. He is author of The Crime Films of Anthony Mann (University Press of Mississippi) and a major contributor to Thornton Wilder/New Perspectives (Northwestern University Press).

This program will take place on Zoom. We will email all participants the Zoom room link.

Need help registering? Email sskerrett@darienlibrary.org

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