Capital Celluloid 2021 — Day 91: Sun Aug 15

The Star (Heisler, 1952): BFI Southbank, NFT2, 6.30pm

This 35mm presentation, part of the Bette Davis season at BFI Southbank, also screens on August 25th. You can find full details here.

BFI Southbank introduction:

In a role said to have been based on her nemesis Joan Crawford, Bette Davis plays Margaret, a struggling movie star desperate to relaunch her career despite being caught drink-driving. With the help of her daughter (Natalie Wood) and former actor Jim (Sterling Hayden), Margaret tries to find work but is unable to function outside of the industry she knows so well. None of Davis’ films in the 50s delivered the box-office success of All About Eve, but The Star did provide her with yet another Oscar® nomination.

Here (and above) is the trailer.

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