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Ida Lupino

“I'd love to see more women working as directors and producers. Today it's almost impossible to do it unless you are an actress or writer with power...I wouldn't hesitate right this minute to hire a talented woman if the subject matter were right.”

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    THE BIGAMIST

    Ida Lupino United States, 1953

    A masterpiece by true movie pioneer and auteur, Ida Lupino, who stands as an icon for fighting for female creative impact in Hollywood. Both directing and starring in The Bigamist, Lupino builds suspense while reflecting on American society, leaving room for ambiguity as she explores a moral taboo.

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    THE HITCH-HIKER

    Ida Lupino United States, 1953

    In Hollywood history, too few women have gotten their chance in the director’s chair. But in any hall of fame, there’s actress-turned-director Ida Lupino, whose independently-produced Hitch-Hiker (the first major noir directed by a woman?) is one of the era’s most shocking renegade thrillers.

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    NOT WANTED

    Ida Lupino, Elmer Clifton United States, 1949

    Ida Lupino’s first film as a director is this taboo-busting, compassionate melodrama about an unwed and unwanted pregnancy. A woman’s perspective and her intimate subjectivity refreshingly lie at the center of this drama, which highlights the era’s ludicrous, conflicting attitudes to sex and love.

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