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The Carsey-Wolf Center is pleased to present a free screening of the 1942 Bette Davis Classic, Now, Voyager, as part of its 2023 feature series, Big Screen. Tuesday, January 31 at 7 PM at the Pollock Theater.
In Now, Voyager (1942), Boston heiress Charlotte Vale (Bette Davis) is the victim of a domineering mother (Gladys Cooper) and teeters on the verge of a nervous breakdown. She retreats to a sanitarium, where she is restored to health, sanity, and beauty by a psychiatrist (Claude Rains). Emerging from her retreat, she embarks on a sea cruise, where she falls in love with a handsome married man (Paul Henreid) whose family life has complications of its own. Soon, familial tensions and simmering desires come to a head, throwing conventional ideas of family, love and motherhood into crisis. Based on a 1941 novel by Olive Higgins Prouty, Now, Voyager has been central to critical discussions about the women’s film, consumer culture, and feminist film theory.
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