The Trouble With Angels

Meetup on March 10th, 2021

Our next film is The Trouble With Angels, a 1966 comedy directed by Ida Lupino.

March is Women’s History month, and our members have voted for two excellent (and very different) films to watch and discuss, each celebrating women in cinema. The first selection will beĀ The Trouble with Angels (1966), directed by Ida Lupino and written by Blanche Hanalis. Lupino was notably the first woman to direct a film noir (The Hitch-Hiker), as well as the first woman to star and direct in a film (The Bigamist). The Trouble With Angels is a charming and fun coming-of-age story of two girls, Mary Clancy (Hayley Mills) and Rachel Devery (June Harding), who are students at a Catholic boarding school. There are pranks aplenty, but also unexpected revelations and plenty of heart.

We look forward to a rich discussion around Lupino’s pioneering prominence in the Hollywood studio system, the representation of women in her film, how the roles of women in the industry have changed in front of and behind the camera, and much more.

The Trouble with Angels is available on Amazon Prime ($2.99), YouTube ($3.99), and Google Play & Apple TV ($3.99). We will be discussing the film on March 10th at 8:00pm EDT on Slack. You can watch a trailer here.

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