What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

USA | 1962 | 134 min | 14A


An instant genre classic upon its release on Halloween 1962, What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? remains as relevant now as it did when it swept the Academy Awards that year.

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The story of paraplegic Blanche (Joan Crawford) being held captive by her sister, delusional former child star Jane (Bette Davis) is all at once a harrowing journey into mental illness, the fickle gossamer of showbiz and the familial ties that bind. The film has aged remarkably well for a number of reasons; none the least of which is the bitter, real-life rivalry between the two leads; a tension that translated to the screen in more ways than one. A masterclass of taut pacing from the opening credits to the shock reveal ending, don’t miss this rare opportunity to witness this cult classic with a crowd! – ANDREA SUBISSATI

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Director: Robert Aldrich
Cast: Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Victor Buono


DETAILS

Introduced by Rue Morgue Executive Editor Andrea Subissati, discussing Joan Crawford, Bette David, and the ‘hagsploitation’ genre of the 1960s.

ABOUT IT’S ALIVE! AT THE THE ROYAL ONTARIO MUSEUM
Famous guitarist Kirk Hammett, of the heavy metal band Metallica, has created one of the world’s most extraordinary collections of classic horror and sci-fi movie posters. This exhibition explores Hammett’s significant collection and examines the connection between artistry, emotion, and popular culture through a selection of works from 20th century cinema. “It’s Alive! Classic Horror and Sci-Fi Art from the Kirk Hammett Collection” is organized by the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts. It is on view at the Royal Ontario Museum until January 5, 2020.

This screening is presented by The Revue Cinema and Designing the Movies, in partnership with the Royal Ontario Museum, with community sponsorship from Damzels.


PRICING

General Admission: $15
Bronze Members, Students & Seniors: $12
Silver Members: $11
Gold Members: FREE

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Wed Oct 30 – 6:45 pm

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