(Joseph L. Mankiewicz, US 1950, 138 min., 35mm)
Academy Awards at 90. “Fasten your seatbelts—it’s going to be a bumpy night.” Jealousy, manipulation, and betrayal unfold in this tour de force drama of an ambitious wannabe (Anne Baxter) who sets her sights on stealing the spotlight from legendary stage actor Margo Channing (Bette Davis). Insecurities and designer gowns abound as Margo desperately tries to hold onto her friends and career. Nominated for an unprecedented fourteen Academy Awards (to date, one of only three films to hold this record), All About Eve immortalized Davis’s screen persona. George Sanders, Celeste Holm, and Marilyn Monroe costar.
Also showing: Tuesday, January 9, 7:30 p.m.