IU CINEMA: Working Girls
- September 29, 2019
- IU Cinema
- 1213 E. 7th Street, Bloomington, IN 47405
- 1:00 PM to 2:17 PM
Based on the play Blind Mice by Vera Caspary and Winifred Lenihan, Working Girls is a subversive comedy following two young sisters from Rockville, Ind., who move to New York City looking for work and love. June (Judith Wood) and Mae (Dorothy Hall) Thorpe land in the rundown Rolfe House, a hotel for “working girls,” and begin their single-girl, big-city search for suitable suitors and efficacious employment. Screenwriter Zoë Akins laces the film with double entendres and knowing winks, all nodding to Arzner’s characteristically ironic views on work, class, and marriage. Preservation print courtesy of Universal Pictures.
Not rated | 1931 | 35mm
Directed by Dorothy Arzner
5X Dorothy Arzner: A League of Her Own
Running the Screen: Directed by Women is a month-long film screening, public conversation, and masterclass series celebrating and affirming the pioneering contributions of women to the art of filmmaking. IU Cinema has dedicated its entire September 2019 programming line-up to films directed by women in celebration of September as Woman Director Awareness Month.