MOMMIE DEAREST – BAD MOVIE BINGO

MOMMIE DEAREST – BAD MOVIE BINGO

ARC OUT LOUD
Fri
26
Fri Feb 26 8:00 PM

Arc Cinema
General Admission
129 Mins
1981 | DCP | USA| D: Frank Perry  

Continuing our series of interactive, ‘out loud’ screenings. Some films deserve hushed reverence and quiet contemplation... these are not those films.   

In this adaptation of Christina Crawford’s infamous book about her upbringing, glamorous yet lonely star Joan Crawford (Faye Dunaway) takes in two orphans, and at first their unconventional family seems happy. But after Joan's attempts at romantic fulfillment go sour and she is fired from her contract with MGM studios, her callous and abusive behaviour towards her daughter Christina (Diana Scarwid) becomes even more pronounced. Christina leaves home and takes her first acting role, only to find her mother's presence still overshadowing her.  
 
Mommie Dearest divided critics upon its release but found a home with cult and queer audiences in the decades since. Come revel in the films camp glory and play along with a round of bad movie bingo!  

Mommie Dearest becomes a kind of homage to the monster herself – emotions are splendid, the scenes so dramatic, the experience so incandescent’ - The Spectator 

Arc Cinema

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