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Date: Sun. 24 Mar, 2019 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm
Duration: 1 Hour
Categories: Falkirk*
Cuppa Talks Programme
Discover more about cinema of the silent era at these afternoon talks. Thanks to support from the Hugh Fraser Foundation all talks will be enhanced by BSL and ENT (electronic note taking).
'Kitty the Telephone Girl' and working women in early cinema
Dr Lawrence Napper will give an illustrated talk focussing on the changing role of women and the expectations of society upon them, in the workplace and at home. Adapted from the 1910 play of the same name Hindle Wakes was controversial in its portrayal of a young working woman who rejects family and societal expectations. This talk will include clips from British films of this period which show independent working women, and which showcase the expansion of opportunities for women outside of traditional domestic roles. Dr Napper is a senior lecturer at King's College London who has published widely on British and silent films. Performing live: Mike Nolan (piano) The event is supported by the BFI Film Audience Network as part of Changing Times: Women's Histories.
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