“I've spent my life searching for a man to look up to without lying down,” said Frances Marion, and what a life it was! From 1915 to 1939, she was one of the most powerful talents in the movie industry, writing more than 200 movies as the world's highest paid screenwriter, man or woman, and becoming the first screenwriter to win two Oscars. Bring a sandwich (we’ll provide the chips, drinks & dessert) and join us for a brown-bag presentation of this documentary about her fascinating life narrated by Uma Thurman and Oscar-winner Kathy Bates, who gives voice to the screenwriter's own words taken from her letters, diaries and memoirs. Footage from more than twenty of Marion's movies aligns with commentary by pre-eminent silent film historian Kevin Brownlow, critic Leonard Maltin and more.
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