The Sat­ur­day Evening Girls Club

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May 16, 2017

For four young immi­grant women liv­ing in Boston’s North End in the ear­ly 1900s, escap­ing tra­di­tion doesn’t come easy. But at least they have one anoth­er and the Sat­ur­day Evening Girls Club, a social pot­tery-mak­ing group offer­ing respite from their hec­tic home lives — and hope for a bet­ter future. Ambi­tious Caprice dreams of open­ing her own hat shop, which clash­es with the expec­ta­tions of her Sicil­ian-born par­ents. Bril­liant Ada secret­ly takes col­lege class­es despite the dis­ap­proval of her Russ­ian Jew­ish father. Stun­ning Maria could mar­ry any­one, yet guards her heart to avoid the fate of her Ital­ian Catholic moth­er bro­ken down by an alco­holic hus­band. And shy Thea is torn between assert­ing her­self and embrac­ing an anti­quat­ed Jew­ish tra­di­tion. The friends face fam­i­ly clash­es and roman­tic entan­gle­ments career strug­gles and cul­tur­al prej­u­dice. But through their unfail­ing bond forged through their week­ly gath­er­ing they’ll draw strength — and the courage to trans­form their immi­grant sto­ries into the Amer­i­can lives of their dreams. Based on the true sto­ry of the Sat­ur­day Evening Girls Club in Boston’s North End.

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