The documentary, Bette Davis Bids Farewell, will air internationally on October 6, 2015. The compelling documentary pays homage to Bette Davis and tells the story of her last days spent at the San Sebastian Film Festival. The documentary will air in the following countries:
MENA, covering all North African countries
GCC, covering Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates
Levant countries, covering Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestinian Territories, Syria
Nordic, covering Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland
We are excited to announce that the documentary, WHEN BETTE MET MAE, will be having its premiere theatrical release at The Arena Cinema located at 1625 N. Las Palmas Avenue in Hollywood. The showings will be Saturday, August 22nd through Thursday, August 27th.
Taking five years to complete, the documentary captures the evening when Bette Davis met Mae West for the first time at a house party in West Hollywood in 1973. You are a fly on the wall and a witness to this historical conversation between two of the strongest women to ever grace the Hollywood silver screen.
Uniquely, the film is presented using contemporary look-a-like actresses but the audio has been reverse-dubbed and utilizes an audiotape of the women recorded that night in 1973. They come alive. Their candid, lively and fascinating discussion gives a unique insight into the lives and careers of these amazing women, as they tell it.
For more information and tickets, visit http://whenbettemetmae.com/.
The popular documentary, 'When Bette Davis Bid Farewell', has been nominated in two categories at the New York Festival's World's Best TV & Films competition for Cultural Issues and Editorial Viewpoint. The competition honors programming in all lengths and forms from over 50 countries. Winners will be announced on April 14, 2015.
For more information visit: http://www.newyorkfestivals.com/tvfilm/main.php?p=2,3,16
Every year, the Spanish Academy celebrates the quality of Spanish cinema by presenting the Goya Awards (similar to the US Oscars) to the best professionals in each of the technical and creative categories. 'The Last Farewell of Bette Davis' has been nominated for Best Documentary Film. The ceremony will be held on February 6, 2015.
The compelling documentary pays homage to Bette Davis. Miss Davis' last days were spent at the San Sebastian Film Festival. The documentary retraces and reconstructs her final days through eyewitness testimonies. Personal memories are shared for the first time from journalists, photographers, and veteran staff who witnessed the grand dame's final performance in her greatest role: herself as an icon and ultimate star.
'When Bette Davis Bid Farewell' is directed by Pedro Gonzalez Bermudez, winner of the 2012 Goya award for best short documentary for "Return to Viridiana," and co-written by Juan Zavala. The film also features an exclusive interview with Kathryn Sermak, Bette Davis' personal assistant who accompanied her to San Sebastian. Kathryn returned to San Sebastian in May for the filming of this documentary. Her interview took place in the same suite at the Hotel Maria Cristina where she had stayed with Bette Davis 25 years earlier. She shares with us - for the first time on camera - her memories of those days.
For more information about the Goya awards please visit: http://premiosgoya.academiadecine.com/home/
Panini Americana Trading Cards 2015 collection is set to release in April 2015 and has several sets. For memorabilia collectors, there will be Co-Stars Materials cards pairing stars who have worked together, while Jumbo Prime Materials cards will showcase over-sized swatches. Many classic Hollywood names will be found in the Silver Screen Jumbo Materials set — a grouping that will include Bette Davis, Ava Gardner, Bela Lugosi, and Jimmy Stewart to name a few.
For more information visit: http://www.cardboardconnection.com/2015-panini-americana-trading-cards
In 1963 Bette Davis gave an interview with columnist/reporter Shirley Eder during which she openly discussed the gender inequalities of her era. That interview has surfaced for the first time, courtesy of PBS. Despite many of her on-screen successes, Davis told Eder quite bluntly how she felt as though she was at a disadvantage in life and the workplace because of her sex and her intelligence.
"The real female should be partly male, and the real male should be partly female anyway. So if you ever run into that in either sex you've run into something very, very fine, I think."
Photographer Sandro Miller recreates iconic photos using John Malkovich and one includes Bette Davis!
The new works are viewable online and at the Catherine Edelman Gallery in Chicago from November 7th to January 15th. The photos pay homage to the photographers and artists who have inspired Miller over his 40-year career.
Check out all of the images here: http://mashable.com/2014/09/24/john-malkovich-photography/
Directed by Pedro Gonzalez Bermudez, it will be shown in the Zabaltegi section at the film festival
The compelling, new documentary "When Bette Davis Bid Farewell" will pay homage to the Hollywood legend and actress on the 25th Anniversary of Miss Davis' passing on October 6 at the San Sebastian Film Festival. Miss Davis' last days at San Sebastian Film Festival are retraced and reconstructed in this documentary through eyewitness testimonies. Personal memories are shared for the first time from journalists, photographers, and veteran staff who witnessed the grand dame's final performance in her greatest role: herself as an icon and ultimate star.
Miss Davis received the Donostia Award on September 22, 1989 at San Sebastian Film Festival; a "first" for a woman and the last in an enviable line of honors. At the age of 81, seemingly indestructible despite her fragile state of health, she embarked from Los Angeles to New York, to Paris, to Biarritz and then to San Sebastian. During her stay, she spent five days in Suite 415 of the Hotel Maria Cristina. There she meticulously prepared for all her public appearances including her extended press conferences, exclusive interviews, and photo sessions culminating in the eve of the award ceremony. As the festivities concluded, it appeared she was merely extending her stay in the beautiful Basque coastal town. Unbeknownst to the world, however, she was flown to the American Hospital in Paris, where less than 48 hours later, the world would learn one of America's greatest actresses had passed away. Without anyone having suspected it prior to the event, the San Sebastian Film Festival had borne witness to the final performance of one of Hollywood's Golden Age divas. Thus, becoming one of the most memorable and historically talked about episodes in San Sebastian Film Festival's rich history.
"When Bette Davis Bid Farewell" is directed by Pedro Gonzalez Bermudez, winner of the 2012 Goya award for best short documentary for "Return to Viridiana," and co-written by Juan Zavala.
The film also features an exclusive interview with Kathryn Sermak, Bette Davis' personal assistant who accompanied her to San Sebastian. Kathryn returned to San Sebastian in May for the filming of this documentary. Her interview took place in the same suite at the Hotel Maria Cristina where she had stayed with Bette Davis 25 years earlier. She shares with us - for the first time on camera - her memories of those days.
For more information visit www.canaltcm.com.
Juan Zavala. Tel: 91 436 79 00 Email: email@example.com
The V&A museum hosts an exhibition celebrating photographer Horst P. Horst, which includes the Famous Vanity Fair portrait of Bette Davis
This Saturday the V&A will present the definitive retrospective of the work of Horst P. Horst, one of the 20th century's master photographers. Horst's portraits spanned a wide cross-section of subjects, from artists and writers to presidents and royalty.
In the 1930s, Horst began to photograph celebrities, both in costume and as themselves. Horst's first portrait of a Hollywood actress was of Bette Davis. His photo appeared in Vogue's sister magazine Vanity Fair in 1932.
Highlights of the exhibition include over 90 Vogue covers created by Horst as well as previously unseen vintage prints and portraits of some of Hollywood's brightest stars: Rita Hayworth, Bette Davis, Vivien Leigh, Noel Coward, Ginger Rogers, Marlene Dietrich and Joan Crawford.
For more information regarding the Exhibition, visit:
Congratulations to actor and advocate Geena Davis who is the recipient of the Bette Davis Lifetime Achievement Award!
"The Bette Davis Foundation will honor Academy Award Winner, Political Advocate, & Boston University Alumna Geena Davis with the Bette Davis Lifetime Achievement Award on Friday, March 28, 2014 at Boston University. Ms. Davis will be honored for her extensive film & television work, as well as her work with her Institute on Gender in Media. Past winners include Meryl Streep, Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, Lauren Bacall and Susan Sarandon. The event will feature tribute remarks from special guest speaker Nina Tassler, Chairman of CBS Entertainment. The Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center will open a new exhibition of Geena Davis' archive titled Geena Davis: Actor & Advocate."
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