Bette Davis Film Causes Spontaneous Kindness*

A recent, wholly unscientific study shows that 9 out of 10 acts of kindness can lead to a chain reaction of kindnesses. Even Bette Davis films can cause random acts of kindness. Witness:

On Tuesday, November 16, the Crossroads Theatre, in partnership with Fresh City Life, will be hosting a free film night. It's our monthly KnitFlix, so we'll have an area for knitters with good light, but we're also inviting non-crafters to join us for this film showing. And we're asking everyone to bring a food item or toiletries for donation to Urban Peak, the orgnaization that helps homeless youth and youth at risk of being homeless. 

The Star, 1952. Directed by Stuart Heisler, and starring Bette Davis and Sterling Hayden, The Star is a love letter to all the great screen goddesses who had already fallen from the Hollywood firmament in 1952. And Davis plays the star as if her own had gone supernova – climaxing with a ridiculous, drunken drive around Tinseltown while she narrates a bitter “Tour of Hollywood Homes” – spouting lines like “And to your left is the home of Miss Mitzi Gaynor. Has anyone ever been so young?” And just who is she talking to in the car? Her Oscar©, which is perched on the dashboard like an actor’s patron saint. Sublime good fun! 89 minutes. Unrated.

*Fresh City Life is proud to be partnering with The Crossroads Theatre for this special offsite KnitFlix. Your donation of a nonperishable or canned food item will help to make Thanksgiving and the winter months brighter for Urban Peak – which provides shelter and services including food, clothing, hygiene products, laundry and showers for at-risk youth.

Where: Crossroads Theatre, 2590 Washington St. Free street parking and underground parking available – and near the light rail at 27th & Welton.

Showtime: 5:30p

Written by Chris on October 28, 2010

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