KINONIK in association with SPACE GALLERY
~ KinoNoir ~
Michael Curtiz’ Mildred Pierce starring Joan Crawford JANUARY 14, 2019, 7 PM
Michael Curtiz’ Mildred Pierce is a masterful take on James M. Cain’s grim novel about a woman who works tirelessly to give her children “the best” in the face of psychological battering from men and a spoiled daughter. In a career-defining role, Joan Crawford’s broad-shouldered Mildred is a woman whose efforts to build a successful restaurant from the ground-up for the sake of a grotesquely manipulative daughter (Ann Blyth in her debut) is sabotaged by unwise decisions, and weak and parasitic men. Curtiz’ noirish approach transforms what could have been an overblown melodrama into a nasty tale well told.
This is the first film in a monthly series of film noir classics every second Monday at SPACE Gallery.
This event will feature a post-film conversation with Peter Weed, a local film critic who writes for MovieMaker Magazine.
The film series KinoNoir is a presentation of Kinonik in partnership with SPACE Gallery. It is funded by the Maine Humanities Council.