Starring Joan Crawford - Samuel Garza Bernstein in Conv. w/ Howard Karren 6/29/24 at 6pm @Provincetown Public Library

East End Books Ptown presents: Starring Joan Crawford: The Films, the Fantasy, and the Modern Relevance of a Silver Screen Icon - Samuel Garza Bernstein in Conv. w/ Howard Karren (PIFF Film Art Series Curator) 6/29/24 at 6pm. This is an off-site event at Provincetown Public Library - 356 Commercial Street.

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Starring Joan Crawford is a rollicking exploration of the powerful women this iconic performer vividly brought to life in her films--and the lasting, ever-evolving impact she has had on popular culture. Having carved out a revolutionary path through the entertainment industry while relying on men--whether her studio bosses or her many husbands--as little as possible, she created a gallery of strong, assertive women who outsmarted men and refused to conform to gender expectations. In movies like Mildred PierceThe Damned Don't CryJohnny Guitar, and What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?, among many others, she played to win, becoming a lodestar for LGBT audiences, a model of feminist self-determination for women, and an unforgettable icon for everyone.

Stonewall Book Award-winning writer Samuel Garza Bernstein is an author, screenwriter, and playwright whose work often reflects the wild intersections of modern life. He was born to an undocumented Mexican mother who passed as white (using a fake name) and a Jewish father who passionately defended the Palestinians when they lived in Cairo while Israel and Egypt were still at war. In his telling, Garza Bernstein was a gay, Jewish six-year-old, living in his head, and spinning stories. His family was nomadic and he grew up all over the world. He, his husband Ronald Shore, and their pack of incorrigible dachshunds split their time between Porto, Portugal, and Los Angeles, California.

Howard Karren is the owner of Alden Gallery, a former editor at Premiere Magazine as well as a writer for local publications, including The Provincetown Independent and The Provincetown Banner. 


Event date: 
Saturday, June 29, 2024 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Event address: 
356 Commercial St.
Provincetown, MA 02657
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ISBN: 9781493074457
Published: Applause Books - June 4th, 2024

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