Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 2 pm – Free
Drawing on Marilyn Monroe’s letters and notebooks from the archives of the late Lee Strasberg—one of her prime teachers and crucial confidants—the director Liz Garbus has assembled a distinctive, empathetic, and cogent documentary portrait of one of Hollywood’s greatest stars. Monroe emerges as a painfully self-aware and motivated performer who craved achievement as much as fame yet understood the value of her sexual allure, which she donned like a mask and became, to her dismay, her public identity. (Richard Brody, The New Yorker)
“Most of us consider Marilyn Monroe a born star with modest acting skills, but Love, Marilyn deepens the argument that the ditzy, dim-bulb ”Marilyn” was every inch a performance, and a brilliant one.” Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
United States — 2012 — 105 mins.
Introduced by Gayle Cohen with a post-screening discussion lead by her.