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STANWYCK

STANWYCK

"ONE OF HOLLYWOOD'S MOST NATURAL, TIMELESS AND UNDERRATED STARS"
– Victoria Wilson 

"THE GREATEST EMOTIONAL ACTRESS THE SCREEN HAS YET KNOWN! Beloved by all directors, actors, crews and extras… Under her sullen shyness smoldered the emotional fires of a young Duse or Bernhardt. Naive, unsophisticated, caring nothing about make-up, or hairdos, this chorus girl could grab your heart and tear it to pieces. She knew nothing about camera tricks. She just turned it on - and everything else on the stage stopped."
– Frank Capra

"I certainly agree with all those who find more sex appeal in Barbara Stanwyck and her ankle bracelet in Double Indemnity than in all these naked bodies rolling around on the screen today."
– Bette Davis

"Film Forum's retrospective of Stanwyck's work captures the strength of character that she displayed in a wide range of genres, such as melodrama, effervescent comedy, film noir, bittersweet romance, and the modern psychological Western. The series also reveals the deepening of her art, from the flinty lyricism of the nineteen-thirties to the sharp-edged command of the nineteen-fifties."
– New Yorker

"FILM FORUM'S 40-FILM FESTIVAL HAS TOO MANY HIGHLIGHTS TO NAME… [including] one of the world's great double bills, Wilder's peerless noir Double Indemnity and Sturges's peerless romantic comedy The Lady Eve (which happens to be this critic's favorite movie of all time)."
– David Edelstein, New York Magazine

"'She commands and men obey.' The line, from a ballad sung in Samuel Fuller's feverish western Forty Guns, is addressed to the formidable, black-clad dragoon leader played by Barbara Stanwyck, 50 when the film was released. Yet the lyric also pinpoints the most defining quality of one of cinema's most versatile performers, as adept in oaters as in pre-Code pulp, screwball comedy, film noir, and melodrama. Few actresses from Hollywood's golden age had as much range; fewer still worked as long and as consistently as Stanwyck."
– Melissa Anderson, Village Voice
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"Stanwyck has never had the cultural prominence of Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, or Katharine Hepburn, but a consensus may be building that she was in fact what she set out to be: the very best of all."
– Imogen Sara Smith, Moving Image Source
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Click here to see The Cut - New York Mag's slideshow of the "lovely, feisty" Barbara Stanwyck

Programmed by BRUCE GOLDSTEIN

 

Special thanks to Chris Lane, Grover Crisp (Sony Pictures), Mike Mashon, Rob Stone (Library of Congress), Nicole Woods, Kristie Nakamura (Warner Bros.), Paul Ginsburg (Universal), Todd Weiner, Steven Hill (UCLA Film & Television Archive), Judy Nicaud (Paramount), Joe Reid, Caitlin Robertson (20th Century Fox), Chris Chouinard (Park Circus), Eric Spilker, Foster Hirsch, and Victoria Wilson.

A Life of Barbara Stanwyck: Steel-True 1907-1940, a new biography by Victoria Wilson (Simon & Schuster), will be available at our concession during the festival.


Click here to listen to Sara Fishko's WNYC interview with Stanwyck biographer Victoria Wilson
(12/5/13, Fishko Files)

Friday, December 6

  • THE BITTER TEA OF GENERAL YEN
    1:00 4:40 8:20
    THE MIRACLE WOMAN
    2:50 6:30 10:10

Saturday, December 7

  • DOUBLE INDEMNITY
    1:30 5:30 9:30
    THE LADY EVE
    3:40 7:40

Sunday, December 8

  • 1:00

Sunday, December 8

  • BABY FACE The Uncensored Version
    3:30 6:50 9:50
    NIGHT NURSE
    5:20 8:20

Monday, December 9

  • 1:00

Monday, December 9

  • LADIES THEY TALK ABOUT
    4:30 8:00
    LADIES OF LEISURE
    2:30 6:00 9:30

Tuesday, December 10

  • THE PURCHASE PRICE
    1:00 4:10 7:20 10:30
    SO BIG!
    2:30 5:40 8:50

Wednesday, December 11

  • EXECUTIVE SUITE
    1:00 5:10 9:15
    EAST SIDE, WEST SIDE
    3:00 7:10

Thursday, December 12

  • THE FILE ON THELMA JORDON
    1:30 5:30 9:30
    THE TWO MRS. CARROLLS
    3:30 7:30

Friday, December 13

  • NO MAN OF HER OWN
    1:00 4:30 8:00
    JEOPARDY
    3:00 6:30 10:00

Saturday, December 14

  • BALL OF FIRE
    1:00 4:50 8:40
    LADY OF BURLESQUE
    3:00 6:50

Sunday, December 15

  • SORRY, WRONG NUMBER
    1:10 5:15 9:20
    THE STRANGE LOVE OF MARTHA IVERS
    3:00 7:05

Monday, December 16

  • FORBIDDEN
    1:00 5:30 10:00
    MEXICALI ROSE
    2:40 7:10
    THE LOCKED DOOR
    4:00 8:30

Tuesday, December 17

  • BANJO ON MY KNEE
    2:35 6:05 9:35
    A MESSAGE TO GARCIA
    1:00 4:30 8:00

Wednesday, December 18

  • THE FURIES
    1:00 5:10 9:10
    ANNIE OAKLEY
    3:10 7:20

Thursday, December 19

  • THERE’S ALWAYS TOMORROW
    1:00 4:25 7:50
    ALL I DESIRE
    2:45 6:10 9:35

Friday, December 20

  • FORTY GUNS
    2:50 6:20 9:50
    THE VIOLENT MEN
    1:00 4:30 8:00

Saturday, December 21

  • CLASH BY NIGHT
    1:10 5:10 9:10
    TITANIC
    3:10 7:10

Sunday, December 22

  • GOLDEN BOY
    1:20 5:20 9:20
    STELLA DALLAS
    3:20 7:20

Monday, December 23

  • THE MAD MISS MANTON
    1:00 4:20 7:40
    RED SALUTE
    2:40 6:00 9:20

Tuesday, December 24

  • THE LADY EVE
    1:00 4:50 8:40
    CHRISTMAS IN CONNECTICUT
    2:50 6:40

Final Day! Tues, December 31

  • 1:30
  • 3:20
  • 5:10
  • 9:00

Friday, December 27 - Saturday, December 28

  • 8:50

Sunday, December 29

  • 2:50