Women He's Undressed


Lark Theatre Sat, Oct 10, 2015 2:45 PM
Sequoia 2 Tue, Oct 13, 2015 12:15 PM
Throckmorton Theatre Wed, Oct 14, 2015 2:15 PM
Film Info
Section:Valley of the Docs
Mind the Gap
Running Time:99 min
Premiere Status:US
Director:Gillian Armstrong
Producer:Damien Parer
Michael Wrenn
Gillian Armstrong
Screenwriter:Katherine Thomson
Cinematographer:Anna Howard
Editor:Nicholas Beauman
Cast:Darren Gilshenan
Print Source:Hollywood Classics
Note Writer:Julia Barbosa


A stylish, fascinating look at the life of three-time Oscar®-winning Australian costume designer Orry-Kelly, Women He's Undressed unveils the professional and personal details of a cinema genius. Leaving the New South Wales village of Kiama for the glamour and excitement of 1920s New York, he roomed with Archie Leach, the future Cary Grant. But soon Hollywood beckoned both men. Orry-Kelly racked up an impressive 282 filmsincluding classics like Some Like It Hot and Casablanca. Expertly overcoming the lack of archival footage of the man himself, director Gillian Armstrong (My Brilliant Career, MVFF Tributee 1999) creates a delightful overview of his life by interweaving reenactments with insightful testimonies from colleagues, industry experts, and stars like Jane Fonda and Angela Lansbury. The result is a vibrant, celebratory look at Hollywood’s golden era through Orry-Kelly’s extraordinary body of work, a key piece of the magic in some of history’s most memorable films.

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Gillian May Armstrong is an award-winning Australian feature film and documentary director who specializes in period drama. Her films often feature female perspectives and protagonists. As director and producer she is known for My Brilliant Career (1979), Little Women (1994), Oscar and Lucinda (1997) and Charlotte Gray (2001).