FLAMING CLASSICS: I MARRIED A WITCH

  • "Fans of Veronica Lake will not be disappointed!"
    -CHICAGO READER
  • "Beautifully absurd!"
    -TIME OUT

A direct inspiration for the classic TV series BEWITCHED, I MARRIED A WITCH marries the supernatural with screwball comedy. From the classical era of Hollywood, and starring Veronica Lake as the blond bombshell on a broomstick, the film seemingly emphasizes the significance of heteronormative union as the happy ending. However, a more nuanced examination reveals an “unnatural” union between man and witch. With themes of female vengeance and the forgiving power of love, I MARRIED A WITCH may well be a queer screwball comedy.

Introduction and performance by Shelley Novak.

This screening is presented in collaboration with Borscht Corp. as part of Borscht's 10.5 mini-fest. All profits from the screening will be donated to hurricane relief.

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Directed by Rene Clair.
USA. 77minutes. 2k Digital Projection.
1942. English.

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  • Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 8:00pm

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