Fashion in Film: Eyes of Laura Mars & Marnie

SP13_PSTR_Fashion_in_FilmParsons School of Art and Design History and Theory is proud to announce a Fashion in Film two-part screening happening this March and April.  Both screenings will include a brief introduction by a visiting speaker.

First Screening:

March 15, 7-9:30pm

Theresa Lang Student Center, The New School, 55 West 13th Street, 2nd Floor
Free and open to the public.

Eyes of Laura Mars
Dir. Irvin Kershner, 1978

Introduced by Jeffrey Lieber, Assistant Professor, Art and Design History and Theory, Parsons The New School for Design

Faye Dunaway gives an electric performance as the high priestess of late 1970s chic in this cult-classic fashion thriller, with a glorious pop-rock-aria theme song by Barbra Streisand, and photographs by Helmut Newton. Jeffrey Lieber draws out its connections to the Italian Giallo films of Bava, Fulci, and Argento, and the melodramas of Douglas Sirk. For director Kershner it was a laboratory of stylistic effects that he would go on to perfect in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, making it one of the more influential films of the era.

Second Screening:

April 5, 7:00–9:30pm

Tishman Auditorium, The New School, 66 West 12th Street
Free and open to the public.

Marnie                                                                                                                   Dir. Alfred Hitchcock, 1963

Introduced by John Epperson, Actor and Film Historian

Tippi Hedren stars as a beautiful, but frigid, kleptomaniac with a secret past who is caught and tamed by industrialist-ethnologist-playboy Sean Connery in Hitchcock’s psychosexual masterpiece, considered by many to be the last of his great films. One of Hedren’s best lines in this film: “What do you mean ‘what will I do with myself?’ I had, of course, assumed that I would become a society hostess.” Introduced by John Epperson, creator of Lypsinka, performer, writer, and film fan.

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