Jewish Women's Theatre to Present L.A Premier of New Documentary About Pioneering Woman in Film

Jewish Women's Theatre to Present L.A Premier of New Documentary About Pioneering Woman in Film
A Classy Broad: Marcia's Adventures in Hollywood, the fascinating feature-length documentary film about a Jewish girl from San Antonio who shattered Hollywood's glass ceiling, will have its LA premiere at Jewish Women's Theatre (JWT) in Santa Monica on Sunday, April 23 at 10 am.
A Classy Broad, directed and produced by Anne Goursaud, tells the story of Marcia Nasatir, the first woman vice-president of a film studio, who produced the The Big Chilland became a major force in Hollywood. The movie premiere will be followed by a post-screening discussion with both Nasatir and Grousaud.

JWT Board Member Arlene Sarner, explains, "Even with extraordinary talent, Marcia needed to fight with and outwit her male detractors all the way to the top. Now 90 years old, she is still doing it."

A Classy Broad will be the first-ever movie premier hosted by JWT. "Marcia's spirit is an inspiration to generations of women and men in the film industry and beyond," Sarner explained.

This "untold story" follows Nasatir's career from lone female literary agent in New York to United Artists studio where she became the first female VP in charge of production. Unceremoniously dismissed, she became an independent producer. As an early project, she took on The Big Chill, a now classic film that had been turned down by seventeen companies. Lawrence Kasdan, the writer/director credits Nasatir for getting it made.

Tickets are $20 for both the movie and the post-screening discussion. The Braid is located at 2912 Colorado Ave., Suite 102, Santa Monica CA. For tickets and additional information, visit: www/jewishwomenstheatre.org or call 310-315-1400.

JWT provides a home for the diverse and eclectic community of artists and creators who comprise LA's Jewish women's community. Both at its home in The Braid theatre and art gallery in Santa Monica's Bergamont Arts Districts, in intimate salons through the city and on tour throughout the nation, JWT stages and displays traditional and contemporary works that provide a forum for the development, performance and showcasing of Jewish talent.

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