Shriek: Whatever Happened To Baby Jane?

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Shriek: Whatever Happened To Baby Jane?
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Shriek: Whatever Happened To Baby Jane? says
SHRIEK: A Women of Horror Film Class is a community education series that examines the roles of women in horror films. For our post-LGBTQ Pride, post-Independence Day summer treat, discussion leader and film buff Evan J. Peterson will lead the group in a viewing and discussion of Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?, a psychological thriller (or is it a comedy?) starring Bette Davis as the deranged adult Baby Jane Hudson and Joan Crawford as her tortured sister, Blanche.


Twists, camp, and divalicious moments abound as Davis and Crawford compete to see who can eat the most scenery. Spoiler: Davis wins that contest. Beloved by horror fans and drag queens alike, we look forward to watching and discussing this cult classic with you!

As an extra special treat, we encourage open heckling at this event! SHRIEK normally discourages this in the classroom setting, but this month we want to reward our attendees for their discretion at past classes.

SHRIEK is a community class merging film with education and offering an accessible forum outside of academia. The goal is to offer low-cost opportunities to learn about film and women's studies and to inspire more diverse filmmakers to get involved as creators in the genre. Scarecrow Video sponsors the series in their screening room. We suggest bringing an extra seat cushion if you get uncomfortable sitting in classroom chairs.

Concessions are available on site; please do not bring outside food or drink. We reserve the right to refuse admission to anyone under the influence of hard drugs or alcohol.

Tickets here:
General Admission: $10 per session (register here in advance)
Teachers/Professors, Seniors 65+, Veterans, and Students with ID: $5 per session (register at event)
Low Income Housing / No Housing patrons: free entry
Day-of registration also welcome!

Scarecrow Video is located at
5030 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105
Phone: (206) 524-8554
Contact wordmercury [at] gmail dot com for more info.

Evan J. Peterson is a college professor, author, and journalist. He is a Clarion West alum, and he received his MFA from Florida State University. His writing has been featured in The Stranger, Weird Tales, Queers Destroy Horror, and Nightmare Magazine. His books include The Midnight Channel, Skin Job, and Ghosts in Gaslight, Monsters in Steam: Gay City 5. He lives in Seattle with his werewolf, Dorian Greyhound.
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