March 11, 2020 - 6:00 pm
The Key West NOW Chapter opens its inaugural Women’s Film Festival with the 1944 psychological thriller, “Gaslight.” Directed by George Cukor and starring Ingrid Bergman, Charles Boyer and John Cotton, this extraordinary psychological thriller couldn’t be more pertinent to the current actions against sexual harassment, abuse and exploitation.
The term ‘to gaslight’ originated with this film and is now used to explain the psychological manipulation that undermines one’s sanity and allows for loss of control over one’s life. “Gaslight” was nominated for seven Oscars and won two, with Bergman winning Best Actress in what some consider the best performance of a stellar career. A 17-year-old Angela Lansbury appeared as a conniving Cockney maid and was nominated for an Oscar in her supporting role.
Join NOW for champagne and hors d’oeuvres at the Opening Reception at 6:00 p.m. The film starts at 6:30 p.m.