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This is an Auckland Film Society screening for Auckland Film Society members. For info on how to join, see below.
'Dorothy Arzner, the sole woman to work as a director in the Hollywood studio system of the 1930s and early ’40s, brings a subversive feminist sensibility to this juicily entertaining backstage melodrama. A behind-the-footlights look at friendship, jealousy, and ambition in the ruthless world of show business, Dance, Girl, Dance follows the intertwining fates of two chorus girls: a starry-eyed dancer (Maureen O’Hara) who dreams of making it as a ballerina, and the brassy gold digger (a scene-stealing Lucille Ball) who becomes her rival both on the stage and in love. The rare Hollywood picture of the era to deal seriously with issues of female artistic struggle and self-actualization, Arzner’s film is a rich, fascinating statement from an auteur decades ahead of her time.'
Film Society membership is available to through the Academy Cinemas website, or at the counter. A year long membership entitles you to free admission to all Film Society screenings throughout the year, anywhere in New Zealand. A three-trip pass entitles you admission to three Film Society screenings. Please note that most screenings will be open to members only. Visit www.nzfilmsociety.org.nz/auckland for more info.
In many areas membership also allows you generous concessions at the NZ International Film Festival, and to local cinemas.