MA BELLE, MY BEAUTY (2021) with filmmaker Marion Hill: Block Museum - Northwestern University
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MA BELLE, MY BEAUTY (2021) with filmmaker Marion Hill

Image of two young women smiling while walking a cobblestone street
Image credit: "Ma Belle, My Beauty" courtesy of Good Deed Entertainment
7 PM

Event Details

Date & Time:

Fri May 13, 2022
7 PM


The Block Museum of Art
40 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL 60208


Open to the public



(Marion Hill, 2021, 93 min, DCP)


The debut feature film by Marion Hill (NU School of Communication, 2016), Sundance Audience Award winner MA BELLE, MY BEAUTY is an intimate portrayal of two women, reunited in the South of France, trying to pick up the pieces of their former romance.

Lane, Bertie, and Fred once shared a polyamorous relationship in New Orleans. Lane loved Bertie, Fred loved Bertie, they had a balance that worked… until it didn’t, and Lane vanished from their lives. Bertie and Fred (both jazz musicians) have now married and moved to the French countryside to focus on their music careers, but Bertie has lost her inspiration and Fred, just weeks out from their joint music tour, is quietly desperate to get Bertie back in the groove.

Fred invites Lane for a surprise visit, hoping her return will spark something in Bertie. But as Lane attempts to recreate their old, carefree dynamic, unresolved tensions quickly surface. After a chance meeting at a party, a jilted Lane turns her attention to a beautiful young artist. Soon, jealousies and passions ignite in equal measure.

A nuanced and aching exploration of the complexities of love set against the sun-drenched and wine-soaked vineyards of Southern France, MA BELLE, MY BEAUTY takes viewers on a trip they won’t soon forget. --Good Deed Entertainment

Following the screening, director Marion Hill will be in conversation with filmmaker Stephen Cone and Kyle Henry, Professor in the School of Communication at Northwestern University.

This screening is supported by Northwestern’s Dept of Radio, TV, Film, the department’s Advanced Directing program, and student filmmaker organization Studio 22, and the Dept of  Gender & Sexuality Studies.

Presented courtesy of Good Deed Entertainment.


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