Barbara Stanwyck At The AFI-Silver: All Tickets $5!
As if you needed another reason to come out to the AFI-Silver this weekend to meet Victoria Wilson, author of A Life of Barbara Stanwyck: Steel-True, tickets to see the movies themselves are only five bucks! So now you've got no excuses.
Saturday, November 16
1 pm — The Purchase Price
4 pm — The Bitter Tea of General Yen
Sunday, November 17
1 pm — Baby Face
3:20 pm — Illicit
5:30 pm — Remember the Night
With encore presentations of Illicit, Baby Face and Remember the Night on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday respectively.
Five dollars. You couldn't rent the movies at Blockbuster for that—if there was still a Blockbuster, that is.
Named for Katie-Bar-The-Door, the Katies are "alternate Oscars"—who should have been nominated, who should have won—but really they're just an excuse to write a history of the movies from the Silent Era to the present day.
To see a list of nominees and winners by decade, as well as links to my essays about them, click the highlighted links:
Look at me—Joe College, with a touch of arthritis. Are my eyes really brown? Uh, no, they're green. Would we have the nerve to dive into the icy water and save a person from drowning? That's a key question. I, of course, can't swim, so I never have to face it. Say, haven't you anything better to do than to keep popping in here early every morning and asking a lot of fool questions?