Ida Lupino: Groundbreaker
(NR) USA – 1 hr 31 min
1949 · d. Elmer Clifton, Ida Lupino Reviews
Starring Sally Forrest, Keefe Brasselle, Dorothy Adams
Seduced and abandoned by a feckless lover, a young woman (Sally Forrest) is forced to give up a child born out of wedlock. Condemned by society, her guilt drives her to an extreme act. Taking the reins after the original director fell ill, Ida Lupino’s unofficial directorial debut takes on the era’s taboos about sex and single motherhood with unprecedented boldness and candor.
Shown in conjunction with the film course Femme Auteur: The Films of Ida Lupino, this screening will be introduced by the course’s instructor, Maurizio Giammarco, Ph.D.