Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Something for the Weekend: Film Fatale presents 'All About Eve', May 5

When Film Fatale updates its facebook page with the next month's upcoming classic film, a number of thoughts flash through my mind - my chronically empty purse, the distance (a 4 - 4.5 hour stuffy bus journey) and of the vintage party dresses listlessly hanging in my wardrobe begging for a suitable night out and I sigh with a mixture of envy and melodramatic despair.

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!

Tickets are €15 and are available at Entertainment.ie. Doors from 8pm, more information to be found at Film Fatale Events. They're selling out fast!

Next time, I say, next time - I'll see you there in a silk frock.

1 comment:

  1. I really do need to see this movie. I've heard so much about it. My favourite 'Eve' movie is 'The Lady Eve' with Barbara Stanwyck who is just so effing cleverer than her male Hollywood counterparts.

    A from A + B in the Sea