Mothers in the movies


Joan Crawford (left) as "Mildred Pierce"
Faye Dunaway as Joan Crawford in "Mommie Dearest"

Hour 2

In time for Mother’s Day, Radio Times looks back at memorable moms in the movies. Joining Marty and our callers for this conversation will be film historian JEANINE BASINGER, Chair of the Film Studies Department at Wesleyan University and founder and curator of the Wesleyan Cinema Archives. From Joan Crawford’s Oscar-winning turn as the long-suffering “Mildred Pierce” to Faye Dunaway’s unforgettable Joan Crawford in “Mommie Dearest,” from horrible moms like Mo’Nique’s monstrous Oscar-winning role in “Precious” to beloved mothers Holly Hunter’s Elasti-Girl in “The Incredibles,” we’ll talk about memorable depictions of motherhood on film.

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