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Block Cinema: Kitty

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Kitty
Block Cinema: Kitty

Northwestern University
40 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL 60208
February 12th, 2011 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

QUICK FACTS
EVENT TYPE:  
Screening
WEBSITE:  
http://www.blockmuseum.northwestern.edu
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
Suburbs
EMAIL:  
block-museum@northwestern.edu
PHONE:  
847-491-4000
OPEN HOURS:  
Tue, Sat-Sun 10-5; Wed-Fri 10-8
SCHOOL ASSOCIATION:  
Northwestern University
TAGS:  
Kitty, cinema, Mitchell Leisen video-art
COST:  
Free

DESCRIPTION

Paulette Goddard plays the title role in this loose adaptation of George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion. Kitty is a petty but pretty thief until the painter Thomas Gainsborough discovers her. After sitting for a Gainsborough portrait, Kitty attracts the attention of her social betters and begins climbing the ranks of Georgian England’s upper class. Though rarely seen and unavailable on video, Kitty features Oscar-nominated art direction and elaborate, historically accurate costumes. Presented in an archival print courtesy of the British Film Institute.