The Lady Eve
Presented in association with the School of Media, Film and Music, University of Sussex.
Celebrate one of the feistiest women in Hollywood history: Brooklyn born and bred Barbara Stanwyck. Enjoy two of her most iconic roles on the big screen – from wisecracking screwball heroine to film noir femme fatale. Saturday screenings will have introductions.
The Lady Eve is a match made in cinematic heaven — a classic screwball comedy from Preston Sturges, complete with dazzling stars. Con-artist Jean Harrington (Barbara Stanwyck) manipulates her way through life, getting what she wants with skill, charm and charisma. On a cruise she meets Charles (Henry Fonda), a gullible millionaire and snake scientist, who falls for her in a heartbeat. But then he learns of her past…
“Very near perfection, and quintessential Sturges” – Time Out
The screening on Saturday 25 May will feature an introduction by Dr Michael Lawrence from University of Sussex.