Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?

May 11, 2016 in Broader Community Event, Event, Monthly Event, News, womens event by Peter Hackney

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There are camp classics – and then there’s Whatever Happened To Baby Jane? Starring Bette Davis and Joan Crawford, packed with black humour and histrionics, this film boasts some of the campest scenes ever committed to celluloid.

Bette Davis (left) and Joan Crawford in "Whatever Happened To Baby Jane?"

Bette Davis (left) and Joan Crawford in “Whatever Happened To Baby Jane?”

Ageing sisters and faded actresses ‘Baby’ Jane (Davis) and Blanche Hudson (Crawford) live together in a decaying Hollywood mansion. As children, Jane was a vaudevillian child star and the more famous sibling – but as they grew up, Blanche’s career took off, while Jane’s became a footnote. Now, with Blanche confined to a wheelchair, a jealous and increasingly unhinged Jane wants revenge…

This darkly comical horror film has been a cult movie and gay favourite for decades. On Saturday, May 14, LGBTIQ movie group Alphabet Soup Cinema brings it to The Carrington Hotel, Katoomba for a screening in their imposing old ballroom – the perfect venue for this memorable classic.

All tickets ($7.50 concession, $15 general) include the film, a complimentary glass of bubbly on arrival and snacks. Profits from this screening will help fund the valuable anti-discrimination work of independent gay activist (and avid Bette Davis fan) Gary Burns, who will introduce the film.

Doors open at 7pm, with the movie starting at 8pm sharp. Optional drinks and socialising afterwards in the cocktail bar.

To book your seats, visit the dedicated link at secure online ticketing agent, Eventbrite: