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The Bostonians

The Bostonians
March 15, 2020 - 1:00 pm

In person: Q&A with Lois Banner, Professor Emerita of History, USC; Brenda Stevenson, Professor of History, UCLA; Margaret Finnegan, author, Selling Suffrage; Karin Huebner, Associate Director, USC Harman Academy for Polymathic Study.

Winning the Vote: Momentum And Division

The Bostonians  (1984)

Based on Henry James’ 1886 novel, The Bostonians presents a panorama of types associated with women's rights in the U.S. in the late 19th century as they circle around its central triangle: Olive Chancellor, a wealthy women's rights advocate, Basil Ransome, an anti-feminist womanizer, and Verena Tarrant, a young woman with a talent for public speaking, over whom they vie for control. 

DCP, color, 122 min. Director: James Ivory. Screenwriter: Ruth Prawer Jhabvala. Cast: Christopher Reeve , Vanessa Redgrave, Jessica Tandy.