A trio of classy card sharks targets a socially awkward brewery heir, until one of them falls in love with him.
About this event
"No sense in being a grifter if it's the same as being a citizen..."
-Henry Gondorff, The Sting
This September join us at the Paradise for a film series dedicated to the hustlers, the swindlers, and imposters among us. The Paradise Presents: Scams on Screen! Eight films featuring a devious and/or delusional slew of con guys and gals getting through life one grift at a time. From September 4th to 19th come and see professional fakers portray professional (and amateur) fakers, and scam a few of your friends to come along with you!
It's back to basics for our final film in the series- a timeless classic from screwball master Preston Sturges, featuring two electric performances from screen legends Barbara Stanwyck and Henry Fonda. When you deal a fast shuffle- love is in the cards in THE LADY EVE!
It's no accident when wealthy Charles (Henry Fonda) falls for Jean (Barbara Stanwyck). Jean is a con artist with her sights set on Charles' fortune. Matters complicate when Jean starts falling for her mark. When Charles suspects Jean is a gold digger, he dumps her. Jean, fixated on revenge and still pining for the millionaire, devises a plan to get back in Charles' life. With love and payback on her mind, she re-introduces herself to Charles, this time as an aristocrat named Lady Eve Sidwich.
(Courtesy of Universal Pictures)
Monday September 19th 8:30 PM/8:15 PM Doors