If you’re in Pennsylvania on Saturday, November 6th, you might want to check out the Second Annual Femme Fatale Film Festival at East Stroudsburg University from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Admission to all movies is open to the general public and is FREE.
The day starts in a perfect way with coffee and doughnuts at 9.00am
The first movie at 9.30am is the interesting Jane Russell movie, Foxfire (1955) in which naïve Jane rushes into a marriage with half-Apache Jeff Chandler and then disappears to some mining community out west to dig for treasure. A fascinating tale of bigotry and innocence, it’s been much neglected of late. The movie also features great performances from Dan Duryea (of course) and the Ava Gardner-lookalike Mara Corday.
At 11.00, there’s Double Indemnity and then after lunch, The Maltese Falcon at 2pm.
The final film of the day is also interesting – Bette Davies’ The Letter, directed by William Wyler, which opens with Bette shooting a man in the back and then pumping him full of bullets as he lay dying – and then she claims self-defence. A feverish movie, set in Malaya, it features opium-smoking and a Gale Sondergaard character that will make your toes curl. Another must-see.