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Professor Marston and the Wonder Women

SCREENING:

November 19 – CineSesc – 7:30 pm

 

COUNTRY: USA

YEAR: 2017

RUNNING TIME: 108′

DIRECTOR: Angela Robinson

CAST: Luke Evans, Rebecca Hall, Bella Heathcote, Connie Britton, Monica Giordano / SCREENPLAY: Angela Robinson / CINEMATOGRAPHY: Bryce Fortner / EDITING: Jeffrey M. Werner / SOUND: Trevor Gates / PRODUCTION DESIGN: Carl Sprague / PRODUCTION: Amy Redford, Terry Leonard / PRODUCTION COMPANY: Boxspring Entertainment, Stage 6 Films, Topple Productions, in association with Opposite Field Pictures

SYNOPSIS: If it’s true that behind every great man is a great woman, Harvard psychologist Dr. William Moulton Marston was fortunate enough to have two: his wife, Elizabeth Marston, and their mistress Olive Byrne. In addition to helping him refine the lie-detection test, the women in Marston’s life helped him with his research on human behavior. But there was a price the Marston family had to pay for their unconventional ideas: the Professor and his wife were both banished from academic life, leaving at risk the financial life of their research and their own livelihood. Despite these problems, the family persevered and Elizabeth and Olive’s courage and challenging drive in the face of the adversities led the teacher to the creation of the woman of his dreams, the Wonder Woman – the first female superhero that soon became a phenomenon and a target for the censors at the time.

Official selection at Toronto IFF 2017.

ADVISORY RATING: 16 years

DIRECTOR’S FILMOGRAPHY:

2014 True Blood (TV series, 1 episode)

2011 Charlie’s Angels (TV series, 1 episode)

2010 Gigantic (TV series, 2 episodes)

2006-2009 The L Word  (TV series, 8 episodes)

2007 Girltrash! (short)

2005 Herbie Fully Loaded

2004 D.E.B.S.

2003 D.E.B.S. (short)

1994 Chickula: Teenage Vampire (short)

 

 

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