Thursday, September 29 at 8 PM

“Are we sluts?” Carrie Bradshaw asks in a season three episode of the groundbreaking series SEX AND THE CITY. In this month’s go-around, Lauren Bacall, Marilyn Monroe, and Betty Grable cine-converse with Carrie, Miranda, Samantha and Charlotte in two narratives exploring singledom, its cliches, and its comedies.

In HOW TO MARRY A MILLIONAIRE (1953), a band of women move into a New York penthouse with a mission: for one of them to catch and wed a millionaire. The comic materialism makes way for a mid-century satire of Jane Austen proportions where these women seek to marry themselves off. Equally unapologetic, the four friends of SEX AND THE CITY navigate the tensions of being independent and in search of a relationship in post-Y2K New York. Join us as we go from Big Apple to Big Apple in two films fifty years apart with sardonic, post romantic introspections on coupling.

VIS-À-VIS is an ongoing program curated by Brenda Contreras and Navid Sinaki that pairs narrative works to present the dialogues and deviations when seemingly disparate styles are placed side by side and face to face. Presented with the USC Hugh M. Hefner Moving Image Archive.

Doors 7:30 PM. $5 suggested donation.

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