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06/25/2020 — Summer Virtual Movie Club, The Hitch-Hiker

Since we can’t go to the movies with friends, let’s watch some great movies and talk about them with friends!

Summer Virtual Movie Club presents:

Women Filmmakers: Celebrating Pioneers and their Pupils
Jennifer Gauthier
Professor of Media and Culture

Thursday, June 25, 2020
7 p.m. EDT
Online via Zoom (Download Zoom)

Jennifer Gauthier has curated a mini festival featuring films made by women from all over the world. All are available streaming from various providers. Watch the films on your own, and then tune in to the Zoom discussion to share your thoughts. Tune in for the whole series, or tune in for one film, the discussions promise to be lively and thought-provoking.

This week’s selection…

The Hitch-Hiker
(Ida Lupino, 1953) 1 hr. 10 mins. [Amazon Prime]

Ida Lupino was a pioneer in Hollywood in the 1940s and 50s – writing and directing her own scripts at a time when women were seen exclusively in front of the camera. From London to California, Lupino worked her way up in a male-dominated business, and for this reason, Lupino has always fascinated me. The Hitchhiker is her original take on a classic genre, the film noir.

Don’t forget the popcorn!

Register here for connection information:

Contact the Office of Alumnae and Alumni Relations,, 434.947.8102, with questions or for more information.


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