Star 80

Friday, May 3 - Sunday, May 5, 2024

Screening on 35mm!

STAR 80 recounts the real-life meteoric rise-and-fall of Dorothy Stratten (a stunning Mariel Hemingway), the shy Vancouver blonde who rose to Playboy Magazine stardom, only to be destroyed by the psychotic jealousy of her two-bit hustler husband Paul Snider (an impossibly intense Eric Roberts).

“Four stars! An important movie. Devastating, violent, hopeless, and important, because it holds a mirror up to a part of the world we live in, and helps us see it more clearly. In particular, it examines the connection between fame and obscurity, between those who have a moment of praise and notoriety, and those who see themselves condemned to stand always at the edge of the spotlight. Like Martin Scorsese’s Taxi Driver, it is a movie about being an outsider and about going crazy with the pain of rejection.” – Roger Ebert

Screening as part of our new retrospective Bob Fosse: It’s Showtime, Folks!

  • Country USA
  • Year 1983
  • Running Time 103 minutes
  • Distributor Warner Brothers
  • Director Bob Fosse
  • Cast Mariel Hemingway, Eric Roberts, Cliff Robertson, Carroll Baker, Roger Rees
  • Accessibility Assistive Listening, T-Coil

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