Prepare for a "bumpy night" with Bette Davis and All About Eve
All Library locations will be closed on Monday, September 7th in observance of Labor Day.
February 14, 2013
"Bill's 32. He looks 32. He looked it five years ago. He'll look it 20 years from now. I hate men."
The best dialogue ever in a Hollywood film? More than a few movie experts give that honor to 52's All About Eve, which will be shown on Sunday, February 10, 2013, at 1:30 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St. as part of the Movies That Matter film series.
Eve is many things.
An affectionate/satiric look at the theater and its denizens.
A proto-feminist manifesto that takes on issues of age, beauty, and desirability.
A showcase for one of the greatest female stars of all time.
The teaming of writer/director Joseph Mankiewicz and leading lady Bette Davis was a meeting of giants. Toss in Anne Baxter, Celeste Holm, Gary Merrill, George Sanders, Hugh Marlowe, and an unknown named Marilyn Monroe, and you have a landmark of American cinema.
"Fasten your seatbelts. It's going to be a bumpy night!"
Introductory and closing remarks are provided by Robert W. Butler, for more than 40 years film critic of The Kansas City Star and now a member of the Library's public affairs staff.
Admission is free. RSVP at kclibrary.org or call 816.701.3407.
Other titles in the series:
February 25: Dr. Strangelove (1964)
March 10: The Circus (1928)
March 24: Rear Window (1954)
April 7: Wings of Desire (1987)
April 21: Singin' in the Rain (1952)
May 5: Sunset Boulevard (1950)
May 19: Metropolis (1927)