Now that Ryan Murphy's FX series FEUD has concluded, everyone needs to return to the beginning by seeing WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO BABY JANE? on the big screen. The inaugural screening of Flaming Classics will feature the Joan Crawford and Bette Davis film that inspired an entire subgenre - known as hagsploitation - after its massive success and has stood the test of time as a great work by two actresses trying to reclaim their careers. Robert Aldrich's film, about a former child star who torments her paraplegic sister in their decaying Hollywood mansion, was described in 1962 as "a lurid melodrama of hate, revenge and murder, a high-class horror film, in the Hitchcock vein, with virtuoso performances from Bette Davis and Joan Crawford, and moments both searing and poignant," by The Hollywood Reporter.
The screening, presented on 35mm, will be followed by a special live performance.
Directed by Robert Aldrich.
1962. 135minutes. 35mm Film.