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Filmmakers’ Gallery: BABY JANE? (A Parody Film) with Writer/Director Billy Clift!
June 12 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Join The Filmmakers’ Gallery as we welcome EMMY-Nominated Writer/Producer Director Billy Clift and screen his campy comedy parody BABY JANE?; based on the Bette Davis/Joan Crawford 1962 Oscar-winning (Best Black & White Costume Design) classic film WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO BABY JANE?
BABY JANE? – Baby Jane is a tragic victim manipulated by her melodramatic sister Blanche. Blanche, who set up her own accident, continues to keep Baby Jane in the dark… Always thinking that she was the “evil” sister!
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12, 2019
6-7:30 pm: Cocktail Party, with Lite Bites
and No-Host bar. ** The Best BABY JANE LOOK-ALIKE, will take home a signed DVD copy of BABY JANE? as well as a pair of tickets to The Filmmakers’ Gallery’s July screening event. (TBA)
7:30-8:00 pm: A Conversation With: Billy Clift. Moderated by: TBA
8:00 pm: Screening of BABY JANE?
18.00 for General Seating. Includes the Cocktail Party with NO-HOST Bar.
Tickets may be purchased by clicking on the Eventbrite link, below:
Billy Clift – BIO:
BILLY grew up in Hollywood in an entertainment family and had a successful career as a Hair and Make-up artist, most notably ELIZABETH MONTGOMERY’S’ personal and professional until her passing in 1995. In 2007, BILLY found a new passion as a filmmaker with the documentary, THE PURE ECCENTRICS; SAN FRANCISCO, created for the SF HISTORICAL SOCIETY. Soon, he made his first feature film, BABY JANE? (Ariztical Entertainment) critically acclaimed most notably by DENNIS HARVEY (Variety) and SIOBHAN GREENE (Fangoria). Next, I WANT TO GET MARRIED, a feature film about love and Prop 8 (Breaking Glass Pictures), which successfully continues to sell world wide. BILLY wanted to return to his parodies with HUSH UP SWEET CHARLOTTE (HERE MEDIA), sold at Sundance in 2016, starring, Matthew MArtin, Varla Jean Merman, Mink Stole, Jason Stuart and Dvid Millbern. With great passion, BILLY filmed the short biographical film, MONTY, based on the life of iconic film and stage actor MONTGOMERY CLIFT. Recently, BILLY, wrote, directed and edited UNDERGROUND, a new travel show for HERE TV, that is an ongoing series. Also for HERE TV he wrote and directed the SILVER LAKE episode for HERE TV’S new series, FALLING FOR ANGELS, starring DANIEL FRANZESE.
In 2018, BILLY directed the web series MY SISTER IS SO GAY, staring LONI ANDERSON, DEBRA WILSON, RAE DAWN CHONG, WENDY MICHAELS and TERRY RAY, to be released in 2019. Recently, BILLY wrote, directed, filmed, edited his feature length documentary, A LONG ROAD TO FREEDOM: THE ADVOCATE CELEBRATES 50 YEARS, that had its festival premier at OUTFEST on July 19th at the Samuel Golden Theatre. It had a 20+ city theatrical release on November 1st 2018. (ADVOCATE MAGAZINE and HERE MEDIA), narrated by Laverne Cox and music by Melissa Etheridge. Billy is now been nominated for a Emmy.
In the works back to his roots with, DEAD, DEAD RINGER, based on the Bette Davis film, DEAD RINGER. This will finish his deliciously ridiculous dark trilogy of parodies.
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