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The Stepford Wives (1975) in 35mm

The Stepford Wives
7 PM

Event Details

Date & Time:

Thu February 14, 2019
7 PM


The Block Museum of Art
40 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL 60208


Open to the public


The Stepford Wives
Thursday, February 14, 2019 7:00 PM FREE
(Bryan Forbes, 1975, USA, 35mm, 115 min.)

Joanna Eberhart experiences a major culture clash when she moves from New York City to the all too perfect town of Stepford, Connecticut. The women all keep their houses immaculate and the men all belong to a secretive club. Based on Ira Levin’s (Rosemary’s Baby, The Boys from Brazil) novel, The Stepford Wives’s blend of suspense and social critique paved the way for films and television like Black Mirror and Jordan Peele’s Get Out.

With an introduction by Helen Thompson, Northwestern Professor of English and Faculty Chair of One Book One Northwestern.

Part of the film series
Reproductive Systems: Gender, Power and Society

Block Cinema continues its year-long series of programs inspired by One Book One Northwestern’s 2018-2019 selection, Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, with a selection of films that engage the theme of reproduction. Biological reproduction is at the center of The Handmaid’s Tale, but Atwood’s novel also reflects how systems of education, labor, media and justice function to reproduce social structures across generations. Programmed with the support of the Northwestern Women’s Center, Reproductive Systems brings together documentaries, narratives and experimental films that interrogate these complex structures of social and biological reproduction and their effects on women’s lives.

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