Women & Cocaine presents Greta Garbo in Mata Hari

By on February 9, 2019

Women & Cocaine presents is back! And what better star to represent the month of Love and Romance than Greta Garbo – a woman who’s portrayal of Love and sacrifice makes every other human emotion or endeavour seem trivial.

Come and find out why she was dubbed the ‘Divine Garbo’ in her most commercially successful film ‘MATA HARI’ The fictional portrayal of a real life spy.

Set during World War I, Mata Hari, the German spy is working in Paris. She’s already seduced the Russian general Shubin, and has now set her eyes on lieutenant Rosanov, a young up-and-coming officer – played by the ill fated Ramon Novarro- In order to get her hands on secret documents in his possession, she sets about seducing him. But the secret police is on to her, and it’s only a matter of time before they catch up.

Women & Cocaine Presents is a new film night at the Cinema Museum to celebrate the Fierce and Liberated women of Pre code cinema. From the period of 1930 to 1934, before the introduction of censorship (known as the Hays Code) Women were depicted in roles with a frankness and sex-positivity that remains rare even today. These newly independent women pushed gender boundaries as they pursued their own economic freedom and excitement, defying the previous Victorian ideals of domesticity, sexual purity and religion. Hollywood soon caught on and began to represent these women on screen.

Come join us in this beautifully historic Grade II listed venue for a Discussion, then screening of the film.

“My father warned me about men & booze, but he never mentioned a word about Women & Cocaine”
– Tallulah Bankhead

Women & Cocaine presents Greta Garbo in MATA HARI at The Cinema Museum Friday 15th February 2019.

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