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No! Wire! Hangers! EVER! 'Mommie Dearest' screens at Music Box

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Wondering what to do with Mom after Mother's Day brunch this weekend? Been striving to appreciate her more despite the differences between you?

Here's a fun way to satisfy both at once: see the 1981 flick "Mommie Dearest" when it screens Sunday afternoon, May 12, at the Music Box Theatre. There'll be a pre-show featuring Dick O'Day and the Hell in a Handbag Players, as well as a mother/daughter matching outfit contest. Sorry, sons.

Based on a 1978 bestselling memoir of the same name by troubled movie star Joan Crawford's adopted daughter Christina, the film (like the book) garnered lots of media attention and spawned some quotable lines (see above).

If you haven't seen it, Faye Dunaway's often over-the-top portrayal of Crawford is simultaneously disturbing, comical and even enlightening. "Hey," you might realize if you haven't already, as Dunaway neglects her progeny or launches into a frightening tirade, "my old lady rocks."

Mommie Dearest
Music Box Theatre
3733 N. Southport
Sunday, May 12 at 2 p.m.
(773) 871-6604
Tickets $12 (pre-show/screening only) and $42 (includes brunch)

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