The Cinema Arts Centre is currently celebrating its 45th anniversary with a screening of a well-loved classic from their film repertoire, the 1969 Oscar Award-winning film “Women in Love.”
With this film, director Ken Russell vaulted onto the international stage, drawing on the psychosexual radicalism of D. H. Lawrence’s classic novel to shatter taboos in his own time.
Set in an English mining community on the crest of modernity, “Women in Love” traces the shifting currents of desire that link the emancipated Brangwen sisters (Jennie Linden and Oscar-winning Glenda Jackson) to a freethinking dreamer (Alan Bates) and a hard-willed industrialist (Oliver Reed) — as well as the men’s own erotically charged friendship.
Coupling earthy sensuality with kaleidoscopically stylized images, Russell pursues this quartet to the heights of agony and ecstasy, crafting a breathtaking drama of human sexuality at its most liberating, dominating, and destructive extremes.
The film screening, which benefits the Vic Skolnick Life of Our Cinema Campaign, will take place on Monday, Dec. 17 at 7:30 p.m. and includes a reception.
Tickets are $15 for members, $20 for the general public.
The Cinema Arts Centre is located at 423 Park Ave. in Huntington.
For more information, call 631-423-7610 or go to www.cinemaartscentre.org.