Capital Celluloid 2024 — Day 48: Sat Feb 17

Working Girls (Arzner, 1931): BFI Southbank, NFT3, 8.50pm

This 35mm presentation, also screening on February 10th, is part of the Dorothey Arzner season at BFI Southbank. Full details here.

Senses of Cinema review extract:
Dorothy Arzner’s Working Girls is an astonishingly fresh Pre-Code film made by a very smart lesbian feminist director. Given the circumstances, it is surprising that the film was ever made; even so, Paramount gave the film a rather limited national release. It is a miracle that the film even survives. This makes any public screening of Working Girls all the more important. Arzner was way ahead of her time. Let’s hope she finally finds her winking, knowing audience.
Gwendolin Audrey Foster

Here (and above) is the trailer.

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