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  • WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO BABY JANE?
    2:50 7:10
    STRAIT-JACKET
    1:00 5:20 9:40

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WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO BABY JANE? and STRAIT-JACKET

WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO BABY JANE?

(1962, Robert Aldrich) Grotesque ex-child star Bette Davis fills those empty hours by tormenting wheelchair-bound ex-screen idol sibling Joan Crawford. “They really detested each other,” remarked Aldrich. Even more so when Bette was Oscar-nominated and Joan wasn’t!  Approx. 134 min. DCP restoration.
2:50, 7:10

“The film remains fascinatingly warped: an extended study in decaying flesh, set to a score mordantly trying to break into Hooray for Hollywood. Aldrich sense the terror age might wreak on those working within an industry beginning to deify youth, while awarding two seasoned troupers another chance to devour the scenery – and each other.”
– The Guardian

“It’s no secret that Crawford and Davis envied and openly despised one another… That undeniable off-screen friction only helps grease the wheels of the film’s compulsive forward momentum, supplying a crackling energy to scenes wherein, among other gothic horrors, pet birds are served up for supper with relish.”
– Slant Magazine

WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO BABY JANE? and STRAIT-JACKET

STRAIT-JACKET

(1964, William Castle)WARNING: Strait-Jacket vividly depicts axe murders!” When heads start rolling anew, who’s the obvious suspect but Joan Crawford back from a 20-year asylum stint after hacking up her cheatin’ hubby? Scripted by Psycho author Robert Bloch. Approx. 93 min. 35mm.
1:00, 5:20, 9:40

"A CHIP OFF THE OLD BLOCH!  In crossing the basic plot design of that 1960 Bloch-buster with the instrument of murder (the axe) and at least one of the ramifications of the celebrated Lizzie Borden case, Bloch has provided the grisly ingredients for producer-director William Castle to concoct some marketable 'chop' suey."
– Variety

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