October 3, 14, 24, 2021
THE WOMEN (1939) on 35mm
Introduced by Olympia Film Society’s director of programming, Rob Patrick on 10/3
One of the best and most wicked ensembles of all time! Mary Haines (Norma Shearer) can’t believe her husband’s having an affair with salesgirl Crystal (Joan Crawford). But when Sylvia (Rosalind Russell) and Edith (Phyllis Povah) deliver the gossip firsthand, Mary heads to Reno for a divorce. En route, she meets Countess de Lave (Mary Boland) and Miriam (Paulette Goddard), who coincidentally is having an affair with Sylvia’s husband. Wild zingers, incredible hats, and amazing outfits follow!
Dir: George Cukor / 1939 / US / 133 min
“Directing ensemble scenes with upwards of half a dozen divas is no easy feat – leave it to Cukor to corral this kind of star power into a two-hour-plus film that never takes a break to powder its nose.” – Caroline Golum, Little White Lies
“It’s exhilaratingly funny.” – Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
“Feel blessed that we have a movie in which Rosalind Russell bites the back of another woman’s knee in a fight.” – Kristen Yoonsoo Kim, Letterboxd
SCREENING: SUN 10/3 7:00PM; THU 10/14 7:00PM; SUN 10/24 7:00PM
Tickets available at the box office 1/2 hour before showtimes.
Upon entry, all patrons will be asked to show proof of full vaccination (card or photo/screenshot of card) with matching ID before entry. Fully vaccinated means two weeks after your second dose. No exceptions. OFS is not accepting proof of negative testing at this time.
Patrons must wear masks at all times. A Thurston County directive effective Friday August 13, 2021, requires mask-wearing while indoors.