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What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

Whatever Happened to Baby Jane

1962 (Robert Aldrich) 14A, 134 minutes

Bette Davis, Joan Crawford

As legendary for the battle royale fought offscreen by its stars as the one onscreen, Robert Aldrich's 1962 contemporary gothic horror classic Whatever Happened to Baby Jane is also one of the most perversely entertaining movies ever made about the psychic toll of fame and celebrity, a Sunset Boulevard for the post-Psycho generation.

Set largely in the dilapidated Hollywood suburban mansion where the formerly famous Hudson sisters -- Joan Crawford as Blanche and a ghoulishly pancaked Bette Davis as 'Baby' Jane -- live in a state of mutual dependence and loathing, the movie chronicles the terrifying final collapse of Jane's sanity as she reckons with her bedridden sister's plans to sell the family home and put her increasingly deluded sibling away.

Always jealous of Blanche's enduring reputation as a beloved movie star, and already widely believed to be the perpetrator of the accident that rendered her sister a cripple, Jane is now in the full, frightening flowering of her madness. An amazing movie, and it probably didn't hurt that Crawford and Davis couldn't stand each other. - Geoff Pevere

Film presented in 2K. A panel discussion will follow the screening.

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