Thursday, Sep 14, 2017 7:00p -
Watertown Free Public Library
123 Main Street
Watertown, MA 02472
Filmmaker Laurie Kahn will screen her award-winning film Tupperware!, discuss what it takes to make a documentary film, and answer questions about the making of the film.
Kahn’s films have won major awards, been shown on Netflix and PBS, broadcast around the world, and used widely in university classrooms and community groups. A Midwife’s Tale (based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book) won a primetime Emmy for Outstanding Non-Fiction; Tupperware! received the Peabody Award and a Best Directing Emmy nomination; & Love Between the Covers is getting rave reviews worldwide. A Resident Scholar at the Women’s Studies Research Center at Brandeis University, Laurie began her career at Eyes on the Prize, Frontline, and American Experience.
Tupperware! tells the remarkable story of Earl Silas Tupper, an ambitious but reclusive small-town inventor, and Brownie Wise, the self-taught saleswoman who built him an empire out of bowls that burped. Brownie was an intuitive marketing genius who trained a small army of Tupperware Ladies to put on Tupperware parties in living rooms across America in the 1950s. Her saleswomen earned thousands, even millions of dollars, selling Tupperware. And the experience changed their lives.