KEY OBSESSIONS: FAME & SUCCESS
Winner of a stunning four Oscars for its female stars: ALL ABOUT EVE stars the one and only Bette Davis as a woman haunted by an obsessed admirer who wants her life! Widely considered to be one of the greatest films of all time, All About Eve was selected in 1990 for preservation in the United States National Film Registry and was among the first 50 films to be registered. It appears on countless ‘greatest of all time’ film lists. From the moment she glimpses her idol on Broadway, Eve Harrington strives to upstage Margo Channing, a darling of the stage who - having just turned forty - is worried about her ongoing career prospects. After ingratiating herself into Margo’s inner circle, Eve is hired as an assistant and soon schemes her way into becoming her mentor’s understudy. Eve’s drive to supplant Margo leads her to manipulate all those close to the actress; causing turmoil in Margo’s personal and professional life and drawing the suspicions of the cynical theatre critic, Addison DeWitt.
100% critics consensus on Rottentomatoes - "Smart, sophisticated, and devastatingly funny, All About Eve is a Hollywood classic that only improves with age."
Deptford Cinema’s CINEMATIC OBSESSIONS Season has been made possible with support from Film Hub Midlands through funds from the National Lottery. Film Hub Midlands supports people to watch, show, and make films in the Midlands. The season is part of the nationwide Film Feels campaign; a curated campaign launching in summer 2019 across the UK, designed to celebrate film's unique ability to transport us, to illuminate ideas, and to spark a conversation. See more at filmfeels.co.uk.
Those of us who are obsessive about cinema know full well that the medium allows us to delve into our deepest desires and obsessions; the joy and community to be found in pursuing your passion, as well as the cautionary tales that obsessive behaviour can bring. This year the nationwide Film Feels campaign explores cinematic obsessions- from auteurs to oddballs, imitation to identity theft, Stalkers to Stans, this theme offers a rich feast of genres, icons and subtext for audiences to sink their teeth into.
dir. Joseph L. Mankiewicz
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