A film by Frank Perry
Starring Faye Dunaway, Diana Scarwid, Steve Forrest
The camp classic about Joan Crawford.
The lavish, over-the-top Mommie Dearest is the 1981 screen adaptation of Christina Crawford’s best-selling memoir about growing up as the adopted daughter of iconic movie star Joan Crawford. The infamous book details Crawford’s allegations of years of physical and mental abuse by her movie star mother. Faye Dunaway’s performance in the film brought equal parts hosannas and derision by critics. Though the movie flopped with the mainstream public it was instantly enshrined as a camp classic and is revered by fans. “No wire hangers,” “Don’t f*** with me fellas,” “Tina, hand me the ax,” and several other memorable lines from the film have also entered the camp lexicon and popular culture.
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- 129 mins
Past Screenings (since April 2nd, 2009)
- Sunday, May 12, 2013
- Sunday, May 8, 2011
- Sunday, May 9, 2010
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