March 15: Georgy Girl

Thursday, March 15 at 8 PM: Georgy Girl Great Britain 1966 d. Silvio Narizzano with Lynn Redgrave, James Mason, Charlotte Rampling and Alan Bates. Black and white. 99m

“An overweight woman in her early twenties dreams of being loved but despite her continual attempts to find romance finds herself observing life from the sidelines, barely noticed by those around her. Reduced to a one sentence description, Georgy Girl (1966) sounds dreary and depressing but on-screen this tale of a desperately lonely woman unfolds as a madcap, often irreverent farce which at times is cruelly indifferent to the sad-sack characters it parades before us. This is a film where tone is everything and Georgy Girl, directed by Silvio Narizzano, is distinctively different in this respect, standing out from countless other cinematic tearjerkers about ugly ducklings and lonely spinsters. The film also captures London at the height of the Swingin’ Sixties when everything seemed like a put-on or a come-on.” [TCM]

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