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Senior Afternoon Cinema: The Lady Eve

December 14 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

$10 – $15

Barbara Stanwyck (Double Indemnity) sizzles, Henry Fonda (The Wrong Man) bumbles, and Preston Sturges, directing his third feature, runs riot in one of the all-time great screwballs, a pitch-perfect blend of comic zing and swoon-worthy romance. Aboard a cruise liner sailing up the coast of South America, Stanwyck’s conniving card shark sets her sights on Fonda’s nerdy snake researcher, who happens to be the heir to a brewery fortune. But when the con artist falls for her mark, her grift becomes a game of hearts—and she is determined to win it all. One in a string of matchless comedic marvels that Sturges wrote and directed as part of a dazzling 1940s run, this gender-flipped battle-of-wits farce is perhaps his most emotionally satisfying work, tempering its sparkling humor with a streak of tender poignancy supplied by the sensational Stanwyck at her peak. —The Criterion Collection

Details

Date:
December 14
Time:
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Cost:
$10 – $15
Event Category:
Event Tags:
Website:
https://burnsfilmcenter.org/booking/the-lady-eve/

Organizer

Jacob Burns Film Center
Phone:
914.747.5555
Email:
inquiries@burnsfilmcenter.org
Website:
https://burnsfilmcenter.org/film/

Venue

Jacob Burns Fim Center
364 Manville Rd
Pleasantville, NY 10570-3433 United States
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Phone:
9147691164
Website:
https://burnsfilmcenter.org/