Professor Lori Marso pens essay on abortion film for Los Angeles Review of Books

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Lori Marso, the Doris Zemurray Stone Professor of Modern Literary and Historical Studies, has written an essay for the Los Angeles Review of Books about writer-director Audrey Diwan’s critically acclaimed film, “Happening.”

Winner of the Venice Film Festival’s top prize in 2021, “Happening” chronicles the efforts of a college student in 1960s France to have an illegal abortion in order to continue her studies. Based on an autobiographical novel by Annie Ernaux, the film is timely because of the recent decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling.

To read Marso’s essay, visit the Los Angeles Review of Books website.