Film Screening: John O'Connor Film Award Winner, Feature Film: Colette

Saturday, January 4, 2020: 7:00 PM-9:30 PM
Rendezvous Trianon (New York Hilton, Third Floor)

Wash Westmoreland, director and writer; Richard Glatzer and Rebecca Lenkiewicz, writers (Killer Content and Number 9 Films, 2018)

This biopic of the French novelist, Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette (1873-1954), provides an origin story for the woman we know simply as “Colette.” We follow the young Colette from her home in rural France to the salons of Paris as she becomes a ghostwriter for her husband’s literary firm, and then rebels against his attempts to control her and take credit for her work. Set at the fin-de-siècle, the film renders universal one woman’s struggle to find her voice.

Patricia Tilburg, Davidson College, will introduce the film and lead a discussion afterward.

Patricia A. Tilburg, Davidson College
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