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The Women, 2008

July 29

7:00 pm

$3 to $5

2008
Rated: PG-13
Run Time: 114 mins
Comedy, Drama

Veteran producer/director Diane English (The Lathe of Heaven, Murphy Brown) helms this contemporized remake of George Cukor’s beloved proto-feminist comedy drama The Women (1939), an adaptation of Clare Boothe Luce’s play. The English version follows the gossip, bitchy wisecracking, and overall disillusionment that erupt among a group of socialite friends when their dearest and most envied learns of her husband’s marital infidelity at the hands of a backstabbing shopgirl. The all-female cast is fronted by Meg Ryan, Annette Bening, Eva Mendes, Debra Messing, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Candice Bergen, with supporting roles inhabited by Bette Midler, Cloris Leachman, and Carrie Fisher. (allmovie.com: Nathan Southern) Please note movie discounts or passes are not allowed for this film.

 

The Women – The Screen Salutes the Stage!

 

Join us as we celebrate The Women in all its variations! From the screen enjoy The Women (2008 film), The Opposite Sex (1956 film) and The Women (1939 film) capped off by the 1937 stage play The Women that started it all!

 

Each screening brings a special feature to bring together your screen and stage experience. Immediately prior to the screenings on July 29 and 30 cast members from the play will present a scene that will later be portrayed in the film, giving film goers the opportunity to see how a 1937 theatrical scene was translated into a 2008 and 1956 film vision of the same scene.

On August 3, noted film experts from WUNC’s “The State of Things,” Marsha Gordon and Laura Boyes, will be on hand following the screening of the 1939 film to have a conversation about the film, the story’s journey from stage to screen, how remakes may help us appreciate the original film even more and reflect on how women’s screen portrayals have evolved over the past 80 years.

Will call tickets may be picked up at The Cary Box Office beginning one hour prior to the movie.

 

 

August 4 marks the opening night of the play, directed by Lyman Collins and Nancy Rich. Bring your various visions of these vivid characters to the theatre and meet them on stage. Performances continue August 5 and 6.

 

Special ticket packages are available to allow you to see all three films plus the play.  Call the Box Office at (919) 462-2055.

 

 

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August 4 marks the opening night of the play, directed by Lyman Collins and Nancy Rich at the Cary Arts Center. Bring your various visions of these vivid characters to the theatre and meet them on stage. Performances continue August 5 and 6.

Special ticket packages are available to allow you to see all three films plus the play.  Call the Box Office at (919) 462-2055.

INFORMATION ON THE STAGE VERSION OF THE WOMEN