Film scholar to examine marriage in movies during Oct. 13 lecture

basingerAs long as there have been feature movies there have been marriage movies, and yet Hollywood has always been cautious about how to label them—perhaps because, unlike any other genre of film, the marriage movie resonates directly with the experience of almost every adult coming to see it.

In the upcoming Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities talk, Jeanine Basinger, Corwin-Fuller Professor of Film Studies, founder and curator of the Wesleyan Cinema Archives, and chair of the film studies department at Wesleyan University, traces the many ways Hollywood has tussled with this tricky subject, explicating the relationships of countless marriages in the movies.

The event will take place on Monday, Oct. 13, at 4:30 p.m. in the Wolstein Research Building auditorium.

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