All films are at the Zeiterion Theater unless otherwise noted.

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THE JANES (Tia Lessen, 2022)

Tuesday, Oct. 11 at 7:00 PM
at UMass Dartmouth
Free Screening

In the spring of 1972, police raided an apartment on the South Side of Chicago where seven women who were part of a clandestine network were arrested and charged. Using code names, fronts and safe houses to protect themselves and their work, the accused had built an underground service for women seeking safe, affordable, illegal abortions. They called themselves Jane. THE JANES is the story of a group of unlikely outlaws who risked their personal and professional lives to help women in need of safe and affordable abortions, in defiance of the State, the Church, and the Chicago Mob.

The conversation will continue after the screening with a live virtual Q&A with one of the subjects of the film, Judith Arcana, and local organizers about reproductive freedoms and the body autonomy movement.

This screening is at UMass Dartmouth, Charlton College of Business, Room 149. Parking is available in Lot 13.

Co-sponsored by UMass Dartmouth Center for Women, Gender, and Sexuality.


SAMSON & DELILAH (Cecil B. deMille, 1949)

With live Q&A with Heather Massie

Tuesday, Oct. 18 at 7:00 PM

HEDY! The Life & Inventions of Hedy Lamarr on The Z stage on November 1 has inspired Cinema New Bedford to select two of Lamarr's most famous films, including Samson & Delilah!

The first in a new series of biblical epics by legendary producer-director Cecil B. DeMille that would culminate with the Ten Commandments (1956), this Technicolor spectacle made a smash #12 million for Paramount and garnered two deserved Academy Award Oscars for Best Set Decoration and Best Costume Design. He-man Victor Mature and Hedy Lamarr star in the title roles and are ably supported by historical picture stalwart George Sanders.

Journey through time to a gloriously extravagant setting of lust, violence and treachery in the meticulously restored Oscar-winning masterpiece from legendary filmmaker Cecil B. DeMille. Starring Hedy Lamarr and Victor Mature in the title roles, Samson & Delilah follows the story of the Bible’s legendary strong man and the woman who seduces, then betrays him. Also featuring a young Angela Landsbury in one of her early film roles and eye-popping costumes from acclaimed designer Edith Head. It was an instant classic that remains and enduring favorite!

After the film, join us for a live virtual Q&A with Heather Massie, creator and star of HEDY! Massie will help us continue the conversation about the film and Lamarr's contributions to the stage and beyond.

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The Way I See It (Dawn Porter, 2020)

Tuesday, Nov. 8 at 7:00 PM

Prior to renowned photographer Pete Souza’s appearance on The Z stage, Cinema New Bedford is pleased to present a free screening of the documentary film, The Way I See It, from renown filmmaker Dawn Porter.

It’s an unprecedented look behind the scenes of two of the most iconic Presidencies in our history, Obama and Reagan, as seen through the eyes of Souza. Born in New Bedford and raised in Dartmouth, Souza and his time as White House photographer is the subject of the documentary from award-winning filmmaker Dawn Porter.

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ZIEGFELD GIRL (Robert C. Leonard, 1941)

With live Q&A with Heather Massie

Tuesday, Nov.15 at 7:00 PM

On the heels of Heather Massie’s highly acclaimed show HEDY! The Life & Inventions of Hedy Lamarr at The Z on November 1, ZIEGFELD GIRL features the great Hedy Lamarr in an MGM classic!

It follows three women who share one dream: to become a Ziegfeld Girl. The stellar cast includes James Stewart, Judy Garland, Lana Turner, and Jackie Cooper. Musical numbers by Busby Berkeley, known for his audacious, campy, and delightfully over-the-top choreography.

Featuring post-show Q&A with Heather Massie, who has brings her love of science and theatre together with her solo show HEDY! The Life & Inventions of Hedy Lamarr, which she wrote and portrays Hedy and several characters, including Jimmy Stewart

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