The Stepford Wives

The Stepford Wives by Bill ElliotOriginal poster design: Bill Elliot (www.billelliot.co.uk)
Prints available to buy here

“The original and the best….truly creepy”
-Moviehole

“The story is built on a foundation of fear and paranoia, yet it manages to give us a satisfying conclusion, proving that sometimes our sixth sense is not so far off”
-Apollo Guide

Brian Forbes, USA 1975, 115mins, certificate 15

Where: The Duke of Wellington, 119 Balls Pond Road, Dalston, N1 4BL
When: 7:45pm (film starts), Thursday 16th January 2014
Tickets: £4 door, £3 advance via The Space Merchants

Budding photographer Joanna (Katharine Ross) isn’t all that happy when husband Walter (Peter Masterson) decides to move the family from the city to the kind of pristine, picture-postcard town that seems pretty perfect to the man about the house but is mighty strange to his wife. When Walter joins the Stepford Men’s Association, Joanna and her liberated pal Bobbie (Paula Prentiss) try to start a women’s group but they discover that the local ladies are more interested in keeping house than eking out a level of equality with their spouse. Bobbie suspects that something in the water is turning these women into blinkered automatons…but whatever it is, no female seems safe from its insidious influence.

Based on Ira Levin’s 1972 satirical novel about forced conformity in a small Connecticut town, The Stepford Wives is a compelling science fiction thriller from screenwriter William Goldman (Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid) and director Bryan Forbes (King Rat).

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