Extraordinary Women Series

Back Lane Studios has been running the Extraordinary Women Series at the Revue Cinema for a number of years now to raise some funds for our programs. We have enjoyed many afternoons learning about such accomplished women as Hildegard of Bingen, Virginia Woolf, Ada Byron Lovelace, Emily Carr, Louisa May Alcott, Hedy Lamarr, Rachel Carson, Hannah Arendt and, on Nov. 22,  2017, Maria Callas.

Scheduled Events:  Sunday, Dec. 3, 3:30 p.m.

 An Afternoon with Mazo de La Roche (1879-1961)

Filmmaker Maya Gallus introduces her documentary about the prolific and successful Canadian author who produced the 16-volume Jalna series about the Whiteoak family. Read more. 

Scheduled Events:  Sunday, Jan. 21, 4 p.m.

An Afternoon with Elizabeth Smart (1913-1986)

The Ottawa-born author wrote the prose poem By Grand Central Station/ I Sat Down and Wept. It was  published in the 1940s, but was not widely recognized for its literary merit until the late 1960s. The slim volume chronicles Smart’s tempestuous relationship with British poet George Barker. She fell in love with him through his poetry, before she ever met him. He was married, but the affair continued and she bore four of his 15  children.  Filmmaker Maya Gallus produced a documentary On the Side of the Angels about  Smart, her unusual talent and unconventional life.  Maya will be on hand to discuss her film and this unusual Canadian author.  Read the entry about her in The Canadian Encyclopedia.