Senior Afternoon Cinema: The Lady Eve

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Tuesday, December 14, 2021
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm


Description

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



Event Location and Ticket Information

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Jacob Burns Film Center
364 Manville Road
Pleasantville, 10570
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Tuesday, December 14, 2021
Times: 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Ticket pricing:

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$10 - Members
$15 - Nonmembers
$12 - Seniors

Presenter: Jacob Burns Film Center
Presenter Phone: 914.773.7663
Presenter Website: https://burnsfilmcenter.org/film/



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