For those of you who work the typical 9-5 job, perhaps slaving away in an office building five days a week, I have good news for you: the weekend is here. (Service industry workers, I'm sorry, but you probably still have to work tomorrow.) It's Friday! A night to go out on the town, relax, maybe get a few drinks, maybe go to the movies. Once again, the Louisville Palace has you covered, as they continue their summer movie series – The Director Series: Hollywood's Golden Age.
First up this weekend is tonight's screening of All About Eve, directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz (Guys and Dolls, Cleopatra). Bette Davis stars as Broadway star Margot Channing, who finds herself latched upon by an overly devoted fan, Eve Harrington (Anne Baxter). Leeches are rarely a good thing, and Margot finds her career and personal life suffering due to Eve's presence. All About Eve received an unprecedented fourteen Oscar nominations at the 1950 Academy Awards (which would not occur again until Titanic in 1997) and won six, including Best Picture and Best Director.
Saturday evening brings a screening of A Place in the Sun, directed by George Stevens (Shane, Giant, Diary of Anne Frank), for which he also received the Oscar for Best Director. The film, based on the novel An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser, stars Montgomery Clift as the working-class George Eastman. George finds himself romantically involved with two women: a fellow factory worker (Shelley Winters) and a “society girl” (Elizabeth Taylor). Complications ensue.
It all happens this weekend at the gorgeous Louisville Palace, located at 625 S. 4th Street. Films are scheduled to screen at 8:00 and admission is only $5 – so take a date. Further information and advance ticket sales can be found at the Louisville Palace website.
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