Professor Marston and the Wonder Women
6:45pm - Monday, Nov 20, 2017
If behind every great man is a great woman, then Harvard psychologist and inventor Dr. William Moulton Marston has the good fortune of having two -- his wife Elizabeth and their mutual lover Olive Byrne. In addition to helping him perfect the lie detector test, the two women also inspire him to create one of the greatest female superheroes of all time -- the beloved comic book character Wonder Woman. In a superhero origin tale unlike any other, PROFESSOR MARSTON AND THE WONDER WOMEN is the incredible true story of what inspired Dr. Marston to create the iconic Wonder Woman character in the 1940's. As Marston's feminist superhero was criticized by censors for her 'sexual perversity', he was keeping a secret that could have destroyed him and the two empowered women in his life - who chose to defy convention while working with him on human behavior research at the same time as they built a hidden life that rivaled the greatest of superhero disguises. With Luke Evans, Rebecca Hall, Bella Heathcote, and Connie Britton.
"A sly and thoroughly charming Trojan horse of a movie, PROFESSOR MARSTON AND THE WONDER WOMEN tells the story of the man who created Wonder Woman and the women who inspired him, both in and out of bed." (New York Times)
"PROFESSOR MARSTON is escapist entertainment of the highest, most nourishing order." (Vulture)
"PROFESSOR MARSTON AND THE WONDER WOMEN is a seemless blend of biography, history, and cultural scrutiny, blended together with a necessarily queer eye for an audience that might be surprised to know how the great icon came into being." (Screen Anarchy)
"It has all the trappings of a tasteful period piece: the true-story origins, the tweedy collegiate setting, the to-die-for costumes. But beneath all that, PROFESSOR MARSTON aims to shake you up, make you think and maybe even squirm a little.... Make that a lot. This movie is sexy as hell. (RogertEbert.com)
Monday, November 20
Doors 6:15 pm | Movie 6:45 pm
Tickets $10 advance| $12 at the door
*Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service and main floor seating. Minors permitted in the balcony.
**Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door.
PROFESSOR MARSTON AND THE WONDER WOMEN (Angela Robinson, 2017 / 108 mins / 14A) The story of psychologist William Moulton Marston, the polyamorous relationship between his wife and his mistress, the creation of his beloved comic book character "Wonder Woman" in 1941, and the controversy the comic generated.
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