HEIRESS, THE (1949)
Olivia de Havilland won the Best Actress Oscar® for her portrayal of Catherine Sloper, a painfully shy, young woman from a wealthy, unhappy family in New York City's Gilded Age. When Catherine's aunt (Miriam Hopkins) is charged with helping her navigate New York's high society, Catherine catches the eye of handsome Morris Townsend (Montgomery Clift), and a whirlwind romance leads to a proposal of marriage. But her father (Ralph Richardson) suspects the penniless suitor is a fortune hunter. Eight Oscar® nominations and four wins, including Best Art Direction, Costumes and Original Score for Aaron Copland. DIR/PROD William Wyler; SCR Ruth Goetz, Augustus Goetz, from their play and the novel "Washington Square" by Henry James. U.S., 1949, b&w, 115 min. NOT RATED
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*October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month*
Co-presented with Aha! Moment, DC Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence, Domestic Violence Legal Empowerment and Appeals Project, LadyDocs Corner Café
• Catherine Wyler, daughter of filmmaker William Wyler
• Smita Varia, Program Manager, Domestic Violence Coordinating Council for the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office
• Nikita Easley, Policy Attorney, DC Coalition Against Domestic Violence
• Moderator: Fiona Oliphant, Co-founder and Principal, Healing Equity United
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