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Art in the form of film: Jezebel
June 19, 5:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Date: Friday, June 19, 5:45 – 9PM
Special Fee: $7, includes a glass of wine or bottle of water. Limited seating available.
Tickets available now to purchase in-person at The Hub or by phone. Unsold tickets may be available night of the film.
In the 9th Century B.C., the Biblical figure Jezebel, Queen of Israel, a strong-willed, independent, manipulative woman, “did evil in the sight of God”. Millenia later, Julie Marsden (Bette Davis), a strong, independent, manipulative & conniving woman behaved shockingly in the sight of her high-society New Orleans peers. Her abolitionist, feminist, banker fiancee, Preston Dillard (Henry Fonda), is embarrassed by her abhorent behavior at the annual Olympus Ball in 1852. One year later, we find the city in a terrible outbreak of yellow fever. Under William Wyler’s direction, this film earned Bette Davis the Best Actress Oscar, and Fay Bainter Best Supporting Actress as her loving Aunt Belle in 1939 at the 11th Academy Awards. This remarkable film, is as relevant today as it was in 1938. Instructor Paul Marino will introduce the film, raise questions to ponder and host a post-viewing discussion.
Sponsored by Tina Pritchard, Coldwell Banker Coast Realty