New Meetup: MILDRED PIERCE@Samuel Goldwyn Theatre, June 14@ 7:00 PM

From: Jennifer
Sent on: Tuesday, June 8, 2010 10:47 AM
Announcing a new Meetup for Los Angeles Film Enthusiasts!

What: MILDRED PIERCE@Samuel Goldwyn Theatre, June 14@ 7:00 PM

When: Monday, June 14,[masked]:00 PM

Where:
Samuel Goldwyn Theatre
8949 Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
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Tickets might be sold out... so check ASAP.

http://www.oscars.org/events-exhibitions/events/2010/noir.html

Join me for the fifth film in the Film Noir Series at the Samuel Goldwyn Theatre, MILDRED PIERCE... with Joan Crawford, the ultimate drama queen! The film starts at 7:30 PM, but there is a small feature before the movie which starts at 7:00pm. This movie could be sold out, so I would advise you to buy your tickets before you come. I predict that the theatre will be a mob scene, so please try to get there as early as possible. You can either park in the provided lot, or on the street (just read the signs). The parking is without restrictions if you go either two blocks north or south of Wilshire (park on Wilshire after 7pm). They will most likely start letting people into the theatre around 6:30pm. I will be in line probably around 6 (I hope)... so if you get there early, just look for me. No food or drinks allowed. I will save seats (will try), so give me a call if you can't find me:[masked]-6570. When you get upstairs, enter the theatre through the first door on your left... number 1 (this is the area on side..left of stage). We sat is this area last year for the 1939 series... approx. 15 rows down from the back, to your left. I will stand until 6:45pm so that you can find us. Please understand that once it is dark and the projector is rolling, my phone is off and it will be up to you to find us. Also keep in mind that it will be tough to hold seats for very long given the fact that the series is most likely filled. I will try my best, but I can't promise anything.

Film Synopsis:

A potent mixture of melodrama and film noir, and one of the finest "women's films" of all time--featuring a standout performance by Joan Crawford. The story begins as the police interrogate Mildred... A potent mixture of melodrama and film noir, and one of the finest "women's films" of all time--featuring a standout performance by Joan Crawford. The story begins as the police interrogate Mildred Pierce, a wealthy restaurateur, after finding her second husband shot to death. In flashback, we see Mildred's life: her obsession with Veda, her selfish oldest daughter; her troubled first marriage, which ended in divorce; the tragic death of her younger child. Left with only Veda, Mildred determined to become successful in order to give her the best of everything -- and she succeeded brilliantly. But the harder Mildred worked, the more the patrician Veda despised her. Now the moment of truth has come: will Mildred once again sacrifice herself to protect her child... from being convicted of murder? Adapted from the novel by James M. Cain. Academy Award Nominations: 6, including Best Picture, Best (Adapted) Screenplay, Best Supporting Actress--Eve Arden and Ann Blyth. Academy Awards: Best Actress--Joan CrawFord.

Learn more here:
http://www.meetup.com/West-los-Angeles-film-fanatics-group/calendar/13737970/

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