Virtual Screening Room: The Plastic Dome of Norma Jean

Thu 4/15 • 4PM - 6PM PDT

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Written, directed and produced by Juleen Compton, The Plastic Dome of Norma Jean is the story of a clairvoyant teenage girl, Norma Jean (Sharon Henesy), and a boy band, fashioned after The Beatles, who are determined to exploit the young woman's powers as part of a hoax revival. Compton’s work is stylistically accomplished. Her first feature film, Stranded, which screened at the Cannes Film Festival in 1965, and The Plastic Dome of Norma Jean are impressive examples of American independent feature filmmaking during the mid-1960s, and both center on an uncommon portrayal, for the time, of female agency.

The screening will be introduced by Film Preservationist Jillian Borders and Archive Research and Study Center Officer Maya Montañez Smukler.

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