Mommie Dearest

1981, 129m, DCP, U.S.

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Screened June 4–6, 2017

Sadism reigns supreme in this cinematic reworking of the controversial tell-all from Joan Crawford’s adopted daughter Christina. Driven by Faye Dunaway’s now-infamous performance as a monstrously manic version of the Hollywood icon—whose abusiveness ranges from psychological manipulation to physical violence—this study of resentment and rage has become a classic of high camp.

A film by Frank Perry