Thursday, June 14, 2018

Screening of “East Side, West Side” at Daystar Center June 19

East Side, West Side (1941)
Where: Daystar Center, 1550 S. State Street, Room 102
When: June 19, 2018
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Hosted by Stephen Reginald

East Side, West Side (1949) is a melodramatic crime drama that stars Barbara Stanwyck, James Mason, Van Heflin, and Ava Gardner. Mason is Brandon Bourne, the unfaithful husband of Jessie Bourne (Barbara Stanwyck). Mason is infatuated with the beautiful and manipulative Isabel Lorrison (Ava Gardner). Jessie does her best to keep her marriage together, but when Isabel is murdered, all bets are off. Police officer Mark Dwyer (Van Heflin) sets out to find the murderer, while finding himself drawn to Jessie in the process.

This all-star M-G-M production features direction by Mervyn Leroy (Gold Diggers of 1933, Random Harvest (1942), Little Women (1949), Quo Vadis (1951)) with a supporting cast that includes Cyd Charisse, Gail Sondergaard, William Conrad, William Frawley, and future First Lady, Nancy Davis Reagan.

Barbara Stanwyck and James Mason in East Side, West Side

Have some Joe and Enjoy the Show!
You can bring food and beverages into the auditorium; we even have small tables set up next to some of the seats. General Admission: $5 Students and Senior Citizens: $3.

Join the Chicago Film club; join the discussion
Twice a month we screen classic films and have a brief discussion afterward. For more information, including how to join (it’s free), click here. The Venue 1550 is easily accessible by the CTA. Please visit Transit Chicago for more information on transportation options.

Stephen Reginald is a freelance writer and editor. He has worked at various positions within the publishing industry for over 25 years. Most recently he was executive editor for McGraw-Hill’s The Learning Group Division. A long-time amateur student of film, Reginald hosts “Chicago Film Club,” a monthly movie event held in the South Loop, for the past two years. Reginald has also taught several adult education film classes at Facets Film School, Chicago.

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