May's movie is one of my die hard favourites and one of the all time greats - a film composed primarily of sass, in the formidable form of Bette Davis.
All about Eve is an elegantly bitchy backstage story of ambition, betrayal and the theatre. Bette Davis stars as Margo Channing, an aging Broadway star who takes the seemingly naïve aspiring actress Eve Harrington (Anne Baxter) under her wing but Eve insinuates herself into Margo’s life and place on the stage.
"This Saturday May 5th, Film Fatale — Dublin’s most glamorous film event — will screen Bette Davis’ finest performance in the superb All About Eve in The Sugar Club, Dublin.
This night of cinema nostalgia and old–style Hollywood sophistication will transport the audience back to the 1950s for a night of film, vintage fashion, dancing and good old-fashioned fun.
A screening of Joseph L Mankiewicz's Oscar-winning drama will be followed by an elegant 1950s ball mirroring the film’s award ceremony with live performances, while Film Fatale’s resident DJs, The Andrews Sisters’ Brothers, will play music from the film’s era. The audience is invited to help set the scene by dressing in their vintage finest, paying homage to 1950s glamour or emulating the characters from the film."
Once again I take a back seat and envy you lucky, lucky Dubliners!
Next time, I say, next time - I'll see you there in a silk frock.