Film Club – All About Eve
Thursday, December 12 @ 7:30 PM| $10
Tickets: $10 | Free for Film Club Members
6PM Doors & Guest Speaker Danelle Morton | 7:30PM Feature Film
Take a pause from holiday madness and step back into the glamor of classic Hollywood when the Empress rolls out the red carpet for this lushly restored, recently released copy of the Bette Davis classic All About Eve. One night, actress Margo Channing (Bette Davis) entertains a surprise dressing-room visitor: her most adoring fan, the sweet, shy, wide-eyed Eve Harrington (Anne Baxter). But as Eve becomes a fixture in Margo’s life, the Broadway legend soon realizes that her ardent admirer is much more than she appears to be. Featuring stiletto-sharp dialogue and direction by Mankiewicz, and an unforgettable Davis in the role that revived her career and came to define it, the multiple-Oscar-winning All About Eve is the most deliciously entertaining film ever made about the ruthlessness of show business.
Before the film and after local author Danelle Morton will offer insight into the private world of Bette Davis’ later years, described in Miss D & Me, the book she co-authored with Kathryn Sermak, who was Miss D’s personal assistant and best friend for her last 25 years. The Empress Lounge will be featuring a cocktail specially created for this evening, the Bumpy Night, and the book will be available for sale by our friends from Alibi Bookshop. Miss D & Me is a great present for the Bette Davis fan on your list.
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As a non-profit organization, the Empress Film Club depends on the loyalty of our members. Members receive free access to screenings and may participate in our film selections and festival planning. Many screenings feature Q&As with film talent, directors and screenwriters. Join our community of engaged and diverse film-lovers as we continue to deliver programs that entertain, enrich and educate. Screenings are generally on the second and/or fourth Thursday of the month at 7:30pm. However, dates and times do vary from month to month, so please check this website for program details.